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Seeing the Forest for the Bats

August 17, 2017

It's the dead of night in the middle of nowhere. UMD researchers are hard at work.... totally driven to fight white nose bat syndrome
Carmen and Janelle

Cross-College Collaboration

August 15, 2017

Common interests generate research across two disciplines: sociology and mathematics.
Kalyan Downer-Carlson

Pursuing International Politics

August 15, 2017

UMD's Kalyan Downer-Carlson investigates foreign relations.
The exterior of the Marshall Performing Arts Center with purple flowers in the corner.

Setting the Stage

August 10, 2017

School of Fine Arts Advisement and Registration scheduled.

An Office Abroad: Freiburg

August 9, 2017

The Office of Sustainability heads to a new continent to see how communities in different countries have implemented the advancement of the... more
Dawson Rosell spent the summer of 2017 working on the restoration of the PDP-12

Crazy Cool Computer

August 8, 2017

History is preserved as UMD restores vintage computer.
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Master of Tribal Administration and Governance Reunion

July 28, 2017

UMD’s Master of Tribal Administration and Governance Program celebrates a milestone. 

Are Lake Invaders Affecting Walleye?

July 26, 2017

NRRI is beginning a study this summer on the walleye food webs in nine popular fishing lakes to understand if they're impacted by aquatic... more
Students in the summer Pathways program learn labratory protocols.

Pathways Guides the Way

July 24, 2017

In one two-hour lab session, Binh Bui’s career path took a significant turn.

NRRI Connects Transportation to 'Everything Else'

July 20, 2017

NRRI and the MN Dept. of Transportation host a workshop that spanned the breadth of intermodel challenges and opportunities.
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Program Offers Double Duty

July 18, 2017

New Engineering Physics Degree Launches at UMD.
Umea, Sweden

In the Land of the Midnight Sun

July 18, 2017

Assistant Professor Ryan D. Bergstrom attends Congress of Arctic Social Sciences.
MN Sea Grant Knause recipient

Knauss Fellow Finalist

July 11, 2017

Because South Dakota does not have a Sea Grant program, student kept an eye out for Minnesota competition announcement.

A Semester in the Land Down Under

July 7, 2017

Our featured Study Abroad student, Chantelle, discusses what it's really like to study in Australia!

New Audio Description Service for Inclusive Video

July 7, 2017

A new service for making video inclusive is available via the Multimedia Hub.

NRRI Publishes Guide to Manage Young Red Pine

July 6, 2017

Proper management of young red pine stands will increase productivity to benefit wood products industry and value to land owners.

NRRI, Germany and the Minnesota Energy Vision

July 3, 2017

NRRI joins a delegation to Germany to share knowledge and opportunities for a renewable energy future.

Europe is Calling

June 26, 2017

Take a peek at our conversation with featured Study Abroad student, Michelle Feyder.
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Integrated Intercultural Development

June 23, 2017

Classroom scholarship by Assistant Professor Paula J. Pedersen informs research published in new book.

NGN WiFi Replacement Begins at UMD

June 22, 2017

All components of the University's network, both wired and WiFi, will be upgraded over the next three years. 
The Great Lakes as seen from space.

Grand Challenges for the Great Lakes

June 21, 2017

Scientists identify five grand challenges facing the Great Lakes.
UMD's Webber Music Hall

UMD Names New Dean of SFA

June 20, 2017

After a nationwide search, Dr. Robert Kase is the new dean of the School of Fine Arts (SFA).
Large Lakes Observatory students

Facing the Challenges of Our Water Resources

June 14, 2017

Large Lakes Observatory graduate researchers tackle water quality issues faced by area communities.
MN Sea Grant's Marte Kitson

Kitson Receives Award

June 13, 2017

Minnesota extension educator earns Sea Grant Early Career Award

Interdisciplinary Residency 2017

June 11, 2017

UMD's Viz/MMAD (Motion and Media Across Disciplines) Lab held its first Interdisciplinary Residency in May. 
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Great Lakes Crude Move Oil Transportation Symposium

June 7, 2017

Series of webinars offered - June 8-9.
Blue Heron at sea

A Chicago Stop for UMD's Water Researchers

June 7, 2017

The R/V Blue Heron visits Chicago's Navy Pier.
Jolene Hyppa-Martin and a client

Banking Speech

June 7, 2017

A new development helps people store their voices for future use.
Akquaa Anye

Keeping Women on the STEM Track

June 2, 2017

Akquaa Anye evaluates methods to keep women in STEM fields.
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Pharmacy News

June 1, 2017

June 2017 news from faculty and staff of the College of Pharmacy Duluth.
Artist's drawing of the future CAMS building

A Win for Innovation

June 1, 2017

UMD’s new chemistry building receives funding.

24-Hour Online Event on Inclusive Design

June 1, 2017

Learn from some of the brightest accessibility people from around the world as part of Inclusive Design 24 (#ID24).

New Tools for New Views into Old Industries

June 1, 2017

From birds-eye views to seeing deep into the earth, new technologies are providing old industries with accurate data previously approached... more

Mapping China's Fujian Province

May 30, 2017

Mapping the experiences of Chinese Immigrants.

NRRI Demonstrates Process for Developing Titanium Dioxide

May 25, 2017

Results released shows Minnesota ilmenite resources can be processed into high value titanium dioxide. 
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Director of International Programs and Services Hired

May 24, 2017

Dr. Karl Markgraf is UMD’s new director of International Programs and Services. His first day on campus will be June 1, 2017.

Meet Our New Cataloger

May 24, 2017

New Cataloging Librarian Lisa Wheeler brings technical processing up to speed. 
Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) on a strawberry

Farm LoLa and MMAD LAB look to Defeat Costly Fruit Pest

May 22, 2017

Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) is as bad as it sounds.
Professor Viktor Zhdankin

Speaking in Siberia

May 17, 2017

Professor Viktor V. Zhdankin joined colleagues from across the world at an International Green Chemistry Seminar.
UMD student Bryce Remple studied abroad in England

Get Out There & Adventure!

May 16, 2017

Senior Bryce Remple says, "Traveling definitely changes how you look at things." He studied abroad in England for a year.

New Social Sciences Librarian

May 11, 2017

Mags David, longtime library staff member, takes on a new role.
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MN Sea Grant: "Our New Age of Water"

May 9, 2017

Minnesota Sea Grant's latest digital comic strip installment: Ocean Acidification.
UMD student Elle Ickert studied abroad in Spain

Study Abroad: Go For It!

May 9, 2017

Elle Ickert has studied Spanish since elementary school, so when she decided to study abroad she "jumped on Spain instantly."
UMD Students win Air Force Research Challenge

Engineering Students Win

May 8, 2017

Students in Civil Engineering and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering departments took first place in the Air Force Research... more

Mapping the Toledo District of Belize

May 8, 2017

Using custom maps to illustrate Mayan perspectives.

We're Open All Summer!

May 7, 2017

What are you up to this summer?
Kevin Ott

Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

May 4, 2017

UMD journalism student Kevin Ott receives recognition.
UMD student Kaelt Simpson

A Curiosity for Chemistry

May 4, 2017

Triple major, Kaelt Simpson, found her path at UMD.

2017-18 Scholarship Winners!

May 3, 2017

Congratulations to our study abroad scholarship winners!

'They gave her a voice'

May 3, 2017

Clinic at UMD helps clients with speech, language, and hearing issues.   
UMD student Kau Guannu and others UMD students in India.

Study Abroad: New Perspectives

May 2, 2017

While studying abroad in Bangalore, India, Kau Guannu began to think seriously about law school. "I applied when I got back."
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Pharmacy News

May 1, 2017

May 2017 news from faculty and staff of the College of Pharmacy Duluth.

Summer is a Great Time to Work on Your Career!

May 1, 2017

UMD's Career and Internship Services has lots of ideas.

Ed Tech Support for Spring Semester Wrap-up and Fall Course Planning

May 1, 2017

Drop-in sessions for faculty and instructional staff are available during finals week.

May 18: Global Accessibility Awareness Day

April 30, 2017

Celebrate the occasion in 30 different ways.

Next Generation Network: WiFi

April 26, 2017

New WiFi equipment and standardized WiFi access are part of the network upgrade project.
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Climate Preparedness

April 26, 2017

Duluth-area communities will be increasingly vulnerable to the social, economic, and environmental effects of heavy rainfall and... more

Funds Available for Rural Small Businesses

April 26, 2017

Blandin Foundation infuses funds to NRRI's Business Assistance Fund to help entrepreneurs in Itasca County and other small communities.

Building Markets for Balsam Fir

April 25, 2017

Chemical-free heat treatment makes Minnesota's low value softwoods durable for expanded markets.

2018 May & Summer Study Abroad Programs

April 25, 2017

Interested in studying abroad next May or Summer session in 2018? We've just announced our programs! 
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Aquaculture

April 25, 2017

Minnesota Sea Grant hosts food-fish aquaculture workshop for growers, regulators and scientists.
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MN Sea Grant: "Our New Age of Water"

April 24, 2017

Minnesota Sea Grant's latest digital comic strip installment: Subsea Storage Lockers.

Protect Your Direct Deposit and W-2 With Duo

April 24, 2017

The process takes less than 10 minutes.
UMD student Leah Benson-Devine

Part of New Worlds

April 24, 2017

Student Leah Benson-Devine explores opportunities and gains responsibilities designing sets and costumes in the UMD Theatre community.... more

UROP project at RIL

April 19, 2017

An EES undergraduate completes his UROP project at RIL.
UMD's University Honors Capstone Presentations 2016

University Honors 2017

April 18, 2017

University Honors' spring graduates present their senior capstone scholarship projects on Thurs., April 20, from 4:30–6 p.m. in Kirby... more
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Standing Up in a Lab that's Completely MMAD

April 18, 2017

The Motion + Media Across Disciplines Lab (MMAD Lab) is hosting “Open Doors,” an invitation for the community to experience the motion... more
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MN Sea Grant: "Our New Age of Water"

April 17, 2017

The fourth installment of this digital comic strip is Open Ocean Aquaculture.
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2017 Undergraduate Research & Artistic Showcase

April 17, 2017

Annual event adds a new dimension to the undergraduate experience.

CSD Student Receives Excellence Award

April 12, 2017

Communication Sciences and Disorders student earned an Excellence in Research Award at MSHA.
The 2016 Cultural Entrepreneurship Fair

Bulldogs Add to Area’s Creative Economy

April 11, 2017

The 2017 Cultural Entrepreneurship Fair is scheduled for April 19.

WCAG 2.1 Public Working Draft Released

April 9, 2017

People with low vision, mobile access, and people with cognitive disabilities are the focus of the next version of web accessibility... more
The French culture honors class kneads dough.

Learning French Culture through Cooking

April 6, 2017

One prof, one chef, and one class of students make up the ingredients to this appetizing course.
UMD senior project, an air force mule, with the lights on

UMD Students Testing Robotic Pack Mule

April 6, 2017

Mechanical and electrical engineering students developed it for the U. S. Air Force Research Laboratory Challenge. 
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Pharmacy News

April 3, 2017

April 2017 news from faculty and staff of the College of Pharmacy Duluth.

April Tech Jam Schedule

April 2, 2017

"Video, Screencasting and Captioning" and "Google Sites" sessions are being offered.
Pharmacy professor and a group of students.

Tackling substance abuse together

March 31, 2017

Pharmacy faculty member brings 260 people together to stem the rising tide of heroin and opioid abuse.
UMD Dining Center

Honors Students Learn French Culture by Cooking

March 31, 2017

French Cuisine Class taught by UMD Chefs
UMD LLO Director Robert Sterner

Robert Sterner Honored

March 30, 2017

LLO director receives John Martin Award from the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.

April 2017 Ed Tech Update

March 30, 2017

A Canvas/MoodleRooms open forum and recorded demos are available. Ed Tech events are offered. And locally grown resources are shared.
Dr. Khan and Yichen

Bringing Memories to the Surface

March 28, 2017

UMD student designs app to help people with dementia
UMD Art Ed Professor Alison Aune

Ambassadors of Peace

March 28, 2017

In Växjö, Sweden, Art Education Professor Alison Aune was recently reminded how art can create connections.
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MN Sea Grant: "Our New Age of Water"

March 28, 2017

Minnesota Sea Grant's latest digital comic strip installment: Stormwater.

Land Use Changes

March 27, 2017

Study shows conversion of grassland to corn production in relation to expanding ethanol refineries.
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MN Sea Grant: "Our New Age of Water"

March 27, 2017

Minnesota Sea Grant's latest digital comic strip installment: A Renewable Resource.

Phone Upgrade Update

March 27, 2017

The move to our new system is on target.

Students Tackle Stormwater

March 23, 2017

Students work with the Natural Resources Research Institute to create a stormwater master plan.
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Practice Makes Perfect

March 21, 2017

Education students credit their success to extensive classroom opportunities.
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MN Sea Grant: "Our New Age of Water"

March 20, 2017

The second installment of this digital comic strip is Shrimp on the Prairie.
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MN Sea Grant: "Our New Age of Water"

March 13, 2017

The first installment of this digital comic strip is Sea Level Rise.

Antarctica Viewer

March 12, 2017

Interactive Web Map for the Rapid Antarctica Ice Drilling (RAID) project

New XRF on Campus

March 8, 2017

A new X-ray fluorescence spectrometer is on its way.

Library Photo & Film Contest

March 7, 2017

UMD students are invited to enter the 2017 My Beautiful Library Photo & Film Contest.

Get Web Accessibility News First

March 5, 2017

Subscribe to the Webdesign Update Newsletter and receive accessibility information first in each issue.
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Pharmacy News

March 2, 2017

March 2017 news from faculty and staff of the College of Pharmacy Duluth.

Improving Steam Locomotive sustainability

March 2, 2017

NRRI continues research to develop a clean burning, renewable solid fuel to replace fossil coal in steam locomotives.

Organize Your Research: Library Workshop

March 1, 2017

Students can learn how to manage sources for research projects in this workshop.

What's Happening? Evaluating News Workshop

March 1, 2017

Students can learn how to evaluate news sources in this workshop.

Google Hangouts Stops Working with FireFox on Mar. 7

February 28, 2017

The workaround is to use Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Safari instead.

UMD Storage Refresh Project

February 27, 2017

ITSS engineering team is working on a project to refresh campus central storage.

March 2017 Ed Tech Update

February 26, 2017

Tech Jams and Moodlerooms/Canvas demos are available this month.

Next Generation Network Meeting to Be Held at UMD

February 26, 2017

Learn about the project and get your questions answered on March 20.

2017 Minnesota Education Job Fair

February 24, 2017

Calling all teaching and education services majors!

ITSS Provides a Mobile App Service to Meet Your Needs

February 24, 2017

Need an application or database to support your teaching, learning, research, outreach, or other business process?

ITSS Lab Software Now Available Outside of the Labs

February 22, 2017

Work anytime, anywhere!
Mark Kallevig and a blackboard covered in formulas

The Science of Problem Solving

February 22, 2017

Mark Kallevig merges research and competition with his quest for creative answers.

Informal Methods to Assess Student Learning and Improve Your Teaching

February 21, 2017

Improving your teaching through informal student assessment.
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Food and Society

February 16, 2017

Associate Professor Adam Pine examines hunger, agriculture, food programs, and empowerment.
UMD's MTAG classroom with students

Tribal Leader Karen Diver Joins MTAG Program

February 16, 2017

 Former White House special assistant for Native American Affairs is teaching at UMD.

NRRI Patents Filtering Product to Remove Cadmium

February 15, 2017

NRRI helps rural Minnesota business with complex chemistry for product to remove toxic pollutants from industrial water systems.
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Pharmacy News

February 15, 2017

February 2017 news from faculty and staff of the College of Pharmacy Duluth.
UMD Honors Advanced Writing class

"Aisthesis" Journal Showcases Student Research

February 14, 2017

Honors program gathers manuscripts for unique publication.
Caitlyn Walker

Context and Perspective

February 14, 2017

Junior Caitlyn Walker, Organizational Management major, is taking advantage of LSBE's new International Business minor.

Spring 2017 Accessibility eClasses

February 6, 2017

ITSS is pleased to offer four web accessibility eClasses this semester.

CALM Sessions in the Library

February 5, 2017

Comfortable. Casual. Calm. Join us to learn stress reduction techniques Mondays and Tuesdays.
UMD Associate Professor Gideon Mailer's book cover

Associate Professor Gideon Mailer Publishes New Book

February 4, 2017

The work focuses on the only clergyman to sign the American Declaration of Independence. 

Study Abroad Fair

February 3, 2017

Where do you want to study abroad? Get some ideas on Feb 9.

Pedagogical Journal Club Opportunity

February 2, 2017

Effective Educational Videos: SotL Journal Club pilot opportunity via WebEx from CEI
A curcus near Stonehenge

Looking to the Stars

February 1, 2017

Did burial sites near Stonehenge in England have a celestial connection? Two UMD students are finding out.

Blind Date with a Book

January 31, 2017

Choose a book based on a personals-style ad. No commitment!

February 2017 Ed Tech Update

January 31, 2017

Get the scoop on the latest Tech Jams, what's new in Moodle, Google Sites, and more.
The microbe Loki

New Discoveries are featured in Darwin Day Talk

January 31, 2017

The microbes Loki and Thor are giving science a new look on the origin of multicellular life.

Announcing Library Study Room Booking

January 30, 2017

Study rooms can now be reserved in advance! Our online booking system lets you book 3 hours per day.

State Funding Will Move Minnesota's Mining Future Forward

January 30, 2017

NRRI's Mining Innovation Initiative received $2.6M from the state legislature. What are we doing with it?

Opt in to Duo to Protect Your W-2 and Direct Deposit

January 26, 2017

A two-step authentication process provides an extra layer of online security.

Activities to help students remember your content

January 26, 2017

Session One of a workshop series based on James M. Lang's Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning.

Next Generation Network (NGN): Right-Sizing

January 25, 2017

A project is underway to size our new network appropriately.

NRRI Expands Markets for Modified Wood

January 25, 2017

Overcoming a hurdle in wood treatment leads to higher value products from wood resources.
The outside of the new Securian Math and Learning Lab

Grand Opening: Securian Learning Commons & Math Lab

January 24, 2017

Less lecture, more problem solving – UMD's grand opening celebration of its Securian Learning Commons and Math Lab on Feb. 2, 2017. 

CETL Coffee Klatch

January 24, 2017

Join us for coffee and conversation about teaching in KSC 268 on Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:30.
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Sulfate Concentration & Wild Rice

January 23, 2017

New study shows elevated sulfate concentrations can impair wild rice production

Developing memorable presentations

January 22, 2017

Creating “sticky” teaching messages that will be both memorable and useful to students.
UMD graduate student Burcin Mutlu-Pakdil

UMD Student Discovers New Galaxy

January 6, 2017

UMD researchers get a look at a new and extremely rare type of galaxy.

Northland Economic Research Released

December 22, 2016

UMD contributes to updated regional economic study

Jobs, Clean Fuel Come with NRRI Solution

December 16, 2016

NRRI proposes a solution to removing an invasive plant in Africa that could provide much needed jobs and a cooking fuel source.

Campus Wall Maps

December 9, 2016

Creating greater cartographic congruency across campus.

PHEP Fall 2016 Showcase

December 8, 2016

Public Health Education and Promotion Fall 2016 Showcase was a blast.

Exercise Science Fall Research Presentations

December 7, 2016

Hard working students show off their work!

STEM Job & Internship Fair

December 4, 2016

The first STEM Job and Internship Fair will be held at UMD on February 1.

Stress-less Week in the Library

December 3, 2016

Unwind with Stress-Less Week in the library!

Archaeological Mapping

December 2, 2016

Creating a topographic map of al-Lajjun, an ancient site in Jordan

December 2016 Ed Tech Update

November 29, 2016

Fall semester wrap-up support, a Unizin/Canvas/Moodle presentation, and a new students and technology study are available.

Mapping Literature

November 28, 2016

Mapping French Literature

Online Holiday Security

November 27, 2016

Phishing scams, malware campaigns and cyber crime are prevalent during the winter holidays and shopping season.

Marten Habitat Research Informs Forest Planning

November 22, 2016

A need to nest in old tree cavities means the American marten has something to tell us about long-range forest planning.

ArcGIS Online and Story Mapping

November 21, 2016

Introducing ArcGIS Online and Story Mapping to Multi-Disciplinary Classes at UMD

Deconstruction Brings Jobs to the Northland

November 21, 2016

NRRI helps find markets for used construction materials while a social enterprise creates jobs, teaches skills in the northland.
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Sea Grant Receives Funding

November 11, 2016

Minnesota Sea Grant receives federal funding from NOAA.

Web Accessibility: Essential for Some, Useful for All

November 6, 2016

Learn how accessibility impacts people with disabilities and benefits everyone.

Campus Internet Feed Upgraded to 10 Gigs

October 31, 2016

Increased bandwidth improves service and presents opportunities.

November 2016 Ed Tech Update

October 28, 2016

A new academic technology advisory group has been formed. Canvas resources and stock media content are available.

Look for a Windows 10 Update

October 26, 2016

An update to Windows 10 computers will be pushed out to campus computers in November.
Elizabeth Bartlett and her dog.

Beth Bartlett: Making Waves

October 25, 2016

This new book tells the stories of people who put Duluth and Superior at the forefront of innovative feminist organizing.
Aerial view of UMD and surrounding neighborhood

UMD BBER Study Published

October 24, 2016

UMD BBER study reveals energy split incentive exists between landlords and student renters 

Goodbye, Compliance Sheriff; Hello, FAE

October 23, 2016

System-wide accessibility checking software is being replaced at end of November.

NRRI Testing Starts Cliffs Down Path of New Pellet Plant

October 20, 2016

Cliffs contacted NRRI's minerals lab in 2007 to determine if their United Taconite mine could produce high-fluxed pellets.

Scientist Finds Algae Get 'Meaningful Burst' Under Ice

October 20, 2016

Research unveils importance of ice and snow cover to algal growth

Iron Range Holds Possibilities for Energy Storage

October 20, 2016

NRRI is investigating whether abandoned mine pits and shafts can serve as renewable energy storage facilities.
John Downing

New Research Offers Insights into Managing Agricultural Runoff

October 17, 2016

A study published examines the relationship between algal blooms and agricultural runoff.

Fall Break Teaching & Learning Workshops

October 17, 2016

Fall break teaching & learning workshops!

COIL: Connecting with Mexico Online and On Campus

October 12, 2016

October 24-25, Hispanic Studies and Latin American Studies will be hosting a guest from Mexico.

Shakespeare Global Showcase

October 10, 2016

Event highlights the influence of Shakespeare beyond the English-speaking world.

Career-minded Series

October 6, 2016

The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures is sponsoring a series of events to help students prepare for careers.

AccessibleUooza

October 5, 2016

A series of short videos provides a fun way to learn core accessibility skills.

Social Change Through Solar Energy

October 4, 2016

India's community solar project inspires others to engage in social change and alternative energy.

The Rotunda Is Back

October 4, 2016

The library's premier space for events and quiet study on the library's 4th floor is open again.
Two students search for seeds.

Seed Search Supports Decades of Research

October 3, 2016

UMD students contribute to National Science Foundation seed research project.

Application Ongoing Support Change

September 29, 2016

ITSS is considering a procedure and cost change for ongoing application support.

Expanded Admin Rights for Windows AD Computers

September 29, 2016

A change in UMD's Active Directory (AD) policy.

October 2016 Ed Tech Update

September 28, 2016

Canvas sessions are being offered. Login pages have a new look. And Ed Tech announcements are available via email.

Communicating with Grades

September 27, 2016

How do you feel about your grading practices? Does the way you grade reflect the way you think? How do you decide to assign value to... more

Accessibility: Core Skills

September 23, 2016

Start small. Learn just one new skill and integrate it into your daily routine.

Stormwater: Expanding the 'Web' of Understanding

September 22, 2016

NRRI responded to new EPA rules to reduce harmful stormwater impacts.

Canvas Pilot Moves Into Second Phase

September 22, 2016

Some faculty and students are trying out a new Learning Management System this year. A recommendation is due in April.

Frozen: The Importance of Ice and Snow Cover

September 22, 2016

It’s hard to study underneath the ice, but that doesn't mean nothing is happening. NRRI looks at who's hiding there…

Stormwater - Filtering with Muck, Peat and Taconite

September 22, 2016

Pollutants in runoff from roads can get into watersheds, if not captured and filtered. 

Fall is a Stressful Tme for Trees

September 20, 2016

Happy fall color watchers probably don’t know that the bright leaves of autumn are actually a tree’s stress response. 
The first six students in the Master of Science in Mechancial Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Steps Up

September 19, 2016

UMD's new Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering welcomes its first class.

Stormwater - Building Better Ditches

September 7, 2016

Where there are rural roads, there are ditches.

'Tern' for the Better

September 7, 2016

Donning hard hat, ear plugs and muck boots, NRRI scientist Annie Bracey prepares to get screamed at and pooped on.

Stormwater - Harnessing the Power of Peat

September 7, 2016

Peat – the decayed vegetation that forms over hundreds of years in cold, wet climates – has unique and beneficial characteristics. 

Ecuadorian Women's Cooperative Visits UMD

September 6, 2016

A group of women from the Ecuadorian Mega cooperativa de Saraguros, a cooperative of women artisans, visited the UMD campus in September.

EPA Grants $2.5M to Expand Research on Great Lakes Food Web

September 6, 2016

Biological changes in microscopic organisms on the bottom of the Great Lakes food chain send up a big red flag to scientists.

Fall Web Accessibility eClasses

September 1, 2016

ITSS is pleased to offer 4 web accessibility eClasses this semester. The series begins September 19.

What's New at the Multimedia Hub?

August 31, 2016

A new production studio space and sound booth are available.

Educational Technology Support for Fall 2016

August 31, 2016

Get the scoop on what's happening in Ed Tech from new scheduled sessions to tech updates.

Opcon Experience with Power Outage

August 30, 2016

We maintained services for the full 38 hours and learned some things that will help improve our "Op Con" Plan.

Accessible U

August 30, 2016

A new website provides information and strategies for creating a more inclusive, accessible University community.
Psychology students practice a demonstration that illustrates brain concepts.

Brain Teaser

August 30, 2016

Undergraduate and graduate students in the Psychology Psychophysiology Research Lab collaborate with faculty to study behavior.

Avaya Aura Migration

August 29, 2016

The project to migrate users from our Nortel telephone and voicemail systems to our new Avaya Aura systems is proceeding on schedule.

ITSS' Full Access Labs Open 24/7

August 29, 2016

These labs are open around the clock.

Next Generation Network Project

August 29, 2016

The University of Minnesota is developing plans to upgrade the data networks on all campuses.

ITSS' Full Access Labs Go VDI/ADI

August 28, 2016

A change in lab technology is leading to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) service.
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Students Unravel Minnesota Wolf DNA

August 25, 2016

Have you ever seen a wolf in its natural habitat? If you have, consider yourself one of a lucky few.
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BBER Highlights Economic Connections with Canada

August 23, 2016

UMD's BBER study highlights ways Arrowhead Region relies on Canadian relationship. 
Journalism

New Journalism Major Comes to UMD

August 22, 2016

In 1895, UMD was founded as an educational institution. In 1932, The UMD Statesman published its first issue.
Ann Hunt studies geology in Voyageurs National Park.

Ann Hunt: Rockin' Undergraduate Research

August 18, 2016

When Ann Hunt was a girl, her family spent vacations at Lake Kabetogama.

TechCenter Expands Checkout Services

August 18, 2016

We have increased the number of Chromebooks and made some changes for improved service.

ITSS Enhances Application Design and Development Capability

August 15, 2016

New methods will provide the campus improved products and support.

UMD Research on Lake Malawi Could Impact Theories on Human Evolution

August 9, 2016

A research process could have a major impact on theories around human evolution.
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Major Gift Launches Advanced Materials Center

August 3, 2016

A new Advanced Materials Center has been created at UMD, thanks to a generous donation from Kurt and Beth Heikkila.

Company Expands with Product Development Help from NRRI

August 2, 2016

Nurturing natural resources, while also using those resources for economic prosperity, is at the heart of NRRI’s mission.
Valerie Brady taking samples in the St. Louis River

Protecting the Wetlands in the Great Lakes

August 1, 2016

Rain or shine, UMD faculty, staff, and students with NRRI take to waters surrounding the Great Lakes.
Dr Naidu and student Alex Carter work on the prosthetic hand

UMD's Dr. Naidu to Deliver Talk at TEDx Minneapolis

July 28, 2016

Dr. Desineni Subbaram Naidu, UMD electrical engineering professor, presents at TEDxMinneapolis Conference.
map of the Great Lakes

St. Louis River Estuary Research Revealed

July 26, 2016

NRRI's Great Lakes Restoration project collecting data on animals and plants from all the coastal wetlands.

Pokemon Go Opportunities and Issues

July 25, 2016

Pokemon Go can help drive traffic to physical sites. But please know it has safety problems and it excludes many people with disabilities.
The R/V Blue Heron

Science on Deck

July 19, 2016

Tour two research vessels and hear about exploring tiny organisms in a large lake
Students dig for ancient artifacts

Getting Their Hands Dirty at UMD's Archaeology Field School

July 14, 2016

UMD students study archeology in the Northland.

The Right Tools for Great Lakes Monitoring

July 5, 2016

NRRI's Great Lakes Environmental Indicators project

Declining Species Finds Home in Minnesota

July 4, 2016

“The Golden-winged Warbler has a few things going against it,” said NRRI researcher, Alexis Grinde. 
a close-up of the Aqueduct of Segovia stone arches

Immersed in Spain

June 30, 2016

Last year, of the 25 UMD 2015 graduates in Hispanic and Latin American studies, 20 studied abroad. 
Elise Viger at her research presentation.

Getting Paid for Passion

June 23, 2016

Elise Viger has graduated from UMD but she hasn’t left her UMD research behind.

The Complex Science Behind Rocks, Water, and Wood

June 21, 2016

Science is frustrating. The more we know, the more we realize how much we don’t know. 
Students take test samples of a new mix of concrete.

Mixing It Up: Bulldogs Put Greener Concrete to the Test

June 20, 2016

UMD students are testing four new concrete formulas against a traditional concrete mix in effort to find one with a smaller carbon footprint

Classes Step into Retail Settings

June 9, 2016

The Student to Business Initiative offers small businesses the opportunity to work with students and reap big results.

Students Experience Elderly Issues

June 9, 2016

The human body, with its numerous systems and their integration, is amazing. 

Governor Approves $2.6M for NRRI Mining, Water Research

June 5, 2016

The Supplemental Budget approved by Governor Mark Dayton Wednesday included $2.6 million for NRRI. 
A beehive.

Bee Speaker

June 3, 2016

UMD student Michael Purtel is working to restore bee habitat.
Artwork: Patti Warashina (American, b. 1940) Bonded Flight, 2005 Bronze, 18x14x32”

"Keeper of the Culture" Uncovered as Tweed Museum of Art Reopens

May 25, 2016

A six-month, $1.5 renovation will be revealed at the Tweed Museum of Art on June 9.
UMD campus

Courage to Teach Retreat Still Has Space!

May 21, 2016

Residential retreat August 8–10, 2016.

Courage to Teach Retreat still has space!

May 20, 2016

Residential retreat August 8–10, 2016.
A Lake Superior shoreline

Bad News for Aquatic Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Region

May 9, 2016

The federal Environmental Protection Agency tackles invasive species.
Santa Maria Novella

Art History and Graphic Design Students Team Up

May 4, 2016

What happens when Bulldogs, inspired by art history, work with classmates driven to design?

2016 PHEP Spring Showcase

May 3, 2016

Photos from the PHEP Spring Showcase.
UMD's Swenson Civil Engineering Building

UMD Students Share Results of Sustainability Work

May 2, 2016

Civil Engineering and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering work with non-profits.
LSBE

UMD Helps Start Community Healthcare Organization Chapter

May 2, 2016

Healthcare professionals and students will soon benefit from access to a local chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Galaxy

Learn from Chicago Lecturer Without Leaving Duluth

May 2, 2016

A famous cosmologist, Michael Turner, will make a virtual visit to the UMD Planetarium on May 5.

U-Wide Next Generation Network Project

May 1, 2016

The University of Minnesota has embarked on a mission-critical project to upgrade its networks (wired and wireless).

Ed Tech Update

May 1, 2016

Get the scoop on what's happening in Ed Tech.

QuickTime for Windows is Unsupported

May 1, 2016

Windows users who don't need QuickTime should uninstall it.

Captioning Challenges When Someone Else Owns the Copyright

May 1, 2016

A new solution helps solve a major issue for captioning 3rd party video.

Goodbye, Windows 7; Hello, Windows 10

May 1, 2016

Windows 10 will soon be the standard Windows Operating System at UMD.

IT Service Continuity During a Power Outage

May 1, 2016

UMD had a mostly positive experience with technology during a recent power outage. This is due to Operational Continuity planning.

2016 Honors Convocation

May 1, 2016

April 20, 2016

Rising Stars in the Psych-Sci Field

May 1, 2016

The first class is about to graduate from the UMD Master of Arts in Psychological Sciences Program.

Phone Upgrade Project

May 1, 2016

ITSS continues our project to move 3700 telephones from our Nortel voice systems to our Avaya Aura systems.

WCAG Principles and Implementation

May 1, 2016

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) has 4 guiding principles. Implementing them places people at the center of your web site.

Students Develop Fast Rope Descent System

April 30, 2016

UMD students have developed a potential solution to fast rope descent injuries for the U. S. Air Force as part of a design challenge.

GAC Mapping Duluth's Solar Potential

April 28, 2016

The Geospatial Analysis Center (GAC) takes on a lot of projects, but one of their current jobs stands out.
Honors Students

University Honors Program Capstone Projects - Spring 2016

April 27, 2016

University Honors provides students the opportunity to push themselves academically and personally. 
art for project

MexiDrill Researchers Reflect on Paleoclimate Field Work

April 15, 2016

Researchers share reflections from MexiDrill, a scientific drilling program in Mexico City's Lake Chalco basin.
A culvert in winter

The Slushy Machine Conundrum

March 31, 2016

Alex Tappe, a senior in UMD’s civil engineering program and a McNair Scholar, is working on a real-world problem: ice dams in culverts.

Out on a Limb

March 30, 2016

Education students get a taste of what it's like to teach children outdoors. 
Assistant Professor Edward Downs

Can Video Games Improve Skills?

March 24, 2016

Can motion-controlled video games boost skills for real-life activity?
croquet demonstration

Creating Excitement with UMD's Active Learning Classrooms

March 22, 2016

Active Learning Classrooms in high demand for calculus-based physics classes.
L.J. Rogers spends a lot of time in the Biology Department labs conducting research.

Fishing for Results

March 17, 2016

UMD biology major Loranzie Rogers receives scholarship from the American Fisheries Society for his research.

Teaching the Masses: Making Meaningful Pedagogy in Large Lecture Classes

March 16, 2016

First event held by the new Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
UMD's Swenson Civil Engineering Building

SCSE Clean Snowmobile Challenge Team Showcase Results

March 16, 2016

Members of the Clean Snowmobile Challenge team at UMD showcase results March 16.
university honors students

University Honors Journal Broadens Student Perspectives

March 15, 2016

Honors journal highlights the scholarship of students in honors programs across the country,

The Biomechanics of Olympic Rowing

March 13, 2016

Faculty members demonstrate and discuss the dynamics and precision required to row and compete​ at any level.

The Benefits of Summer Classes

March 10, 2016

If you’ve wondered why people take summer classes, here are some of the benefits of using the summer months for your education.
Professor Victor Nemykin and UMD senior Alexander King in one of UMD's Chemistry labs.

Chemistry Student Alexander King: Harvesting Solar Energy

March 3, 2016

At UMD, Alexander King's classes have grown progressively more challenging.

Amazing Birch Bark Gets Boost

February 28, 2016

Modern science and ancient medicine have both confirmed the healing powers of the natural chemicals in birch bark. 

IRRRB, University to Fund Study of Ilmenite Mining Potential

February 22, 2016

IRRRB approves funding for NRRI to conduct pre-feasibility, pilot-scale tests on processing ilmenite.

Board of Teaching Site Visit

February 14, 2016

map of the Great Lakes

C-Stroke and J-Stroke into Arctic H2O

February 11, 2016

Grad Shares Stories from 1500-Mile Paddle to the Arctic Ocean

Energy and timber set for win-win

January 24, 2016

NRRI joins consortium to brainstorm how to turn excess biomass into fuels. 
CEHSP

UMD's New Early Childhood Studies Minor

January 21, 2016

UMD’s new Early Childhood Studies (ECS) minor evolved from student need and faculty collaboration.

China International Conference on Speech Therapy

January 19, 2016

Call for Papers
high schardt

UMD Faculty and Students Try Out Unique High Voltage Equipment

January 12, 2016

Assistant Professor Christian Schardt is excited about his work, and for good reason.

NRRI Adds Research Expertise

January 11, 2016

Research expertise in wood biomass conversion and geomicrobiology.
pathways bennie

Jumping Ahead through Research

January 11, 2016

UMD senior Bennie (Benedicth) Ukhueduan 

LSBE Students Take Part in Economic Status Reporting

January 3, 2016

The Regional Economic Indicator Forum prepared by economists and UMD student researchers highlights positive and negative trends.
UMD Professor Jay Austin

Professor Jay Austin Research

December 17, 2015

Climate change threatens freshwater ecosystems
UMD research: Drill on Lake Malawi

Professor Erik Brown's African Lake Research

December 15, 2015

The Culmination of Decades of Work
UMD Associate Professor Sergei Katsev

Associate Professor Sergei Katsev's Lake Research

December 15, 2015

Research demonstrates how some data collected from large lakes, like Lake Superior, can be used to learn more about ocean environments.
UMD student Richie Vang

Student Researcher at NRRI

December 14, 2015

An NRRI machine shop project looms as Richie Vang's favorite.
UMD sign with leaves

Rapid Access Ice Drills

December 8, 2015

Completion of RAID Drilling System to be Announced
Laura Mona

Discovering Secrets of the Universe Through Sediment Cores

December 1, 2015

Graduate student Laura Cappio.

It's being organized: LSBE student shares her secrets to success

November 24, 2015

Krista Anderson: double majoring in organizational management and Hispanic studies.
UMD NRRI biofuel facility

NRRI Receives $1.9 Million For Biofuel Research

November 5, 2015

Grant Will Help to Develop Locally Sourced Biofuels
fishnet

UMD's Electronic Extravaganza

November 3, 2015

UMD's MADD (Motion + Media Across Disciplines) Lab is put to good use.

NRRI Cultivates a Renewable Energy Future

November 1, 2015

Solar and wind energy readily come to mind when talk turns to alternative energy options. 

Your Passport to Professional Success

October 29, 2015

UMD's Passport to Professional Success program

UMD's Economic Impact on the Region

October 13, 2015

The Bureau of Business and Economic Research reports UMD contributes more than $521 million in local production. 

FISHNETSTOCKINGS

July 26, 2015

FISH.NET.STOCKINGS appears at the international conference arts festival, ELO 2015 End(s) of Electronic Literature.

Real World Research

June 29, 2015

Psychology Students Team Up With Their Professor
Rachel Phelps

A Passion for Preservation

June 16, 2015

Rachel Phelps: a major in history, a minor in German, and a certificate in museum studies. 

MMAD Lab Construction Slideshow

June 10, 2015

See the transformation of this great new Lab.

John O'Neill Research News

May 31, 2015

Launch of the Awareness campaign and more from Graphic Design Assistant Professor John O'Neill

On the Front Line of the Invasion

May 11, 2015

NRRI collaborates to reduce invasive species in the Great Lakes

Testing the Timbers

March 31, 2015

Wood bridges have great advantages with improved inspection techniques

Young Forests Are For the Birds

January 6, 2015

Large harvest plots attract variety of bird species 20 years later.
UMD campus aerial

Professor Shares Insights about Ebola with Campus and Media

December 11, 2014

Assoc. Professor Jeremy Youde Initiates Ebola Discussion
UMD sign with leaves

Experiment in Networking Yields New Links on Campus

December 11, 2014

Research Breakfasts Serve Up Ideas & Collaborations
UMD graduate student Inne Singgih

From Jakarta to Duluth in Pursuit of an Answer

December 10, 2014

Inne Singgih Masters DNA Sequencing and Graph Theory
UMD UROP - Children's book illustration

Unusual UROP Launches Publishing Adventure

December 9, 2014

Faculty member and student create children's book
Grasses on UMD campus

The Same SAD Story

December 3, 2014

Cultural Entrepreneurship program sparks business ideas

Online Campus

August 16, 2010

Off campus
Jenna Hennen

The Distance Campus

August 15, 2010

Improving skills without leaving the neighborhood
student event coordinators

State of Sustainability Education

August 14, 2010

Educator summit links University of Minnesota campuses.