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Graduation Gala 2015

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Graduation Gala 2015

Graduating seniors, you are cordially invited to the UMD Alumni Association Graduation Party at the Glensheen Mansion on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. More details and information on purchasing tickets coming SOON!

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Women’s Cross Country Team Collects Many Honors during 2014 Season

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Women’s Cross Country Team Collects Many Honors during 2014 Season

The University of Minnesota Duluth put the finishing touches on its 2014 season  – and did so in historic fashion –  by placing third out of 32 teams at the NCAA Division II Championships this past December in Louisville, Ky. It marked the highest national finish ever for a UMD team, eclipsing the seventh-place showing turned in by the 2009 Bulldogs. In addition, UMD produced four individual All-Americans as another program best despite running on a very muddy course; conditions ...

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Kalashnikovs and Tea: Alumnus Wins Award for War Writings

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Kalashnikovs and Tea: Alumnus Wins Award for War Writings

By: Christiana Kapsner

From Minnesota to the Middle East and Ukraine, Eric Gustafson (‘97) has been writing weekly articles from some of the most volatile and contested regions as a correspondent for The Economist. He was recognized for his peripatetic excellence by the British Journalism Association and the London Press Club, which recently awarded him the 2015 Winston Churchill Prize for War Correspondence. The prestigious awards’ citation noted his courage, resourcefulness, and “highest standards in journalistic ethics” as he reported on ...

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A Journey of Gratitude: Thanking an Inspirational Biology Professor

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A Journey of Gratitude: Thanking an Inspirational Biology Professor

By: Lisa Pratt

Each spring, four former UMD students, Richard Hassinger, Gary Kuyava, Thomas Mowbray (‘62), and Kieth Severson meet somewhere in northern Minnesota for a renewal of the friendships they established as biology majors over 40 years ago. All received their degrees in biology and each went on to successful careers in the field. Although they live in different parts of the country, they come together each year to have, what they call, a “Natural History Retreat.” This past spring’s ...

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Alumnus Honored with 40 Under 40 Award

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Alumnus Honored with 40 Under 40 Award

By: Christiana Kapsner

After a record number (600) of nominations in 2015, Business Journal editors selected 40 leaders who have already become high achievers in their careers while making the Twin Cities a better place to live. Among those honored is UMD alumnus Frank Jaskulke (‘10) who is the membership director of LifeScience Alley where he has been successfully employed for the past 10 years. Part sales, part service, part policy advocate, Jaskulke works with executives at global corporations and small ...

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Not Your Ordinary Teacher: Alumnus in Unique Role

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Not Your Ordinary Teacher: Alumnus in Unique Role

By: Mollie Nelson

Forever learning is how Jeff Maas (‘80) approaches life and his classroom. As an elementary school teacher in Madison, Wisconsin, to director of curriculum and education outreach at the Duluth Children’s Museum, to his current position as the assistant teacher in the Enweyang Ojibwe Immersion Preschool for Indigenous Knowledge at UMD, Maas embraces curiosity. His unique position at UMD has allowed him to explore and begin to understand the beautiful language and intricacies of the Ojibwe culture. “The ...

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UMD Visits Arizona!

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UMD Visits Arizona!

Join the UMD Alumni Association for lunch & Minne-College! Learn cutting edge material from University of Minnesota professionals & leaders featuring UMD Professor, Allison Hoxie speaking on “growing our future fuels.”

Saturday, February 28, 2015

11:30 a.m. Alumni & Friends Lunch

Veneto Trattoria Italiana
6137 Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85250
RSVP for lunch by February 23 | RSVP here –> Lunch
1:00 p.m. Minne College | RSVP for Minne College here –> Minne College

Sunday, March ...

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LSBE Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation

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LSBE Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation

Duluth, MN —The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) at the University of Minnesota Duluth has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

AACSB Accreditation, the hallmark of excellence in business education, has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business programs. Today, 716 ...

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Alumni Association Scholarship Benefits A New Generation of Bulldogs

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Alumni Association Scholarship Benefits A New Generation of Bulldogs

The Gatlin family has deep Bulldog ties. Since 1983, seven family members have received ten degrees from UMD. In 2008, the first recipient of the UMD Alumni Association Scholarship was Wayne Gatlin III. This scholarship, created specifically for children and grandchildren of UMD alumni, also benefits students by providing them with opportunities for interaction and mentoring experiences with alumni. Wayne graduated in 2010 with a B.S. in cell and molecular biology and is currently living near Boston, Mass. with his ...

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From Crisis to Education

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From Crisis to Education

UMD Associate Professor of Political Science Jeremy Youde gained national attention this year for an article he wrote about the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Published first in the Washington Post, Youde initiated a discussion across campus and across the nation regarding the fitness of the World Health Organization (WHO) to manage outbreaks of disease.

“I asked a contact at the Washington Post if it was something they would be interested in publishing, and they were receptive to the idea,” Youde ...

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