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UMD Alumni Travel – Italian Inspirations

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UMD Alumni Travel – Italian Inspirations

Let the irresistible beauty of islands and classic Italian cities inspire you as you cruise the Mediterranean along the sublime shorts of Italy, Greece and Croatia. Depart from Rome’s port, Civitaveccia and sail south to Sorrento, a charming resort town perched on steep cliffs overlooking the Bay of Naples. Take in its fabulous panoramas, stroll the captivating ruins of Pompeii, or succumb to the island allure of Capri. Explore Amalfi or Positano, where colorful Moorish-style houses blanket dramatic seaside slopes, ...

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Celebrating Something Great – GRADUATION!

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Celebrating Something Great – GRADUATION!

Can you believe how fast four years have flown by? Through late-night study sessions and cramming for exams, sneaking naps in the Kirby Student Center and pounding on rinkside glass at hockey games, you’ve been UMD Bulldogs through and through. Now, it’s time we celebrate you and all you’ve accomplished since your first steps on campus as a new Bulldog and as a college freshman.

The UMD Alumni Association invites you, UMD’s graduating senior students, to Grad Party 2014!

Make it a ...

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Sediment Samples to Reveal Duluth Harbor History

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Sediment Samples to Reveal Duluth Harbor History

Euan Reavie slid his gloved hand under the open end of a 5-foot plastic cylinder filled with muck and smiled. There, in his arms, was about 300 years of history, sucked from the bottom of Superior Bay in the St. Louis River estuary.

“We’ve got a goo record in this one,” Reavie proclaimed to this research team members and a few onlookers.

Reavie is an aquatic ecologist at the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) at UMD who specializes ...

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Home Free may be on the rise, but they’re still performing in Duluth

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Home Free may be on the rise, but they’re still performing in Duluth

There was a limbo-ish period this past fall when a certain quintet of a cappella singers knew they had won a TV talent show, but their pre-recorded episodes hadn’t yet started airing in prime time.

Home Free continued to play small shows they had already booked while in relative obscurity, with a shiny new recording project in the works and a $100,000 prize in pocket.

“There would be, like, 10 people sitting in a food court ...

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Chancellor Black Receives Honor from Alma Mater

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Chancellor Black Receives Honor from Alma Mater

Chancellor Lendley C. (Lynn) Black joins notables like actors Paul Rudd and Mandy Patinkin, playwright William Inge, newsman Bob Dotson, and scholars from other universities such as Yale University, the City University of New York, and Southern Methodist University as recipients of the University of Kansas Department of Theatre Alumni Honor Citation. This award was announced during a meeting of the department’s Professional Advisory Board in Lawrence, Kansas, on February 28, 2014. The KU Alumni Honor Citation is a designation ...

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Basketball Coach McDonald Earns 1,000th Career Victory

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Basketball Coach McDonald Earns 1,000th Career Victory

In honor of Coach Bob McDonald, a UMD basketball alumnus and 1995 UMD Athletic Hall of Famer, Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed February 11th as “Bob McDonald Day” in the State of Minnesota. On December 26, 2013, Coach McDonald earned his career 1,000th victory, becoming the only high school coach in the state of Minnesota to reach this career milestone.

The electric atmosphere in the Hibbing Lincoln Middle School gym resembled that of a state tournament game, which made one thing ...

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Support Your Bulldog Musicians: Attend FREE Recitals at Weber

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Support Your Bulldog Musicians: Attend FREE Recitals at Weber

When we think of highly skilled musicians, we tend to think of actors on the big screen or those on stage at Carnegie Hall. We may not realize that there is incredible musical talent in the Twin Ports, especially on campus at UMD in the music department. As part of the music program, students are required to plan, create, and perform a solo music performance for at least one recital. As you can imagine, a lot of time, work, and ...

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Scholarship Honors Northern Author and Professor Larry Oakes

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Scholarship Honors Northern Author and Professor Larry Oakes

From seasoned journalist to adored professor, Larry Oakes created a legacy of writing, teaching, and humble compassion. In 2013 when he passed away, family and community members joined together to remember a man who enriched the world around him. In memory of his authorship and teaching, friends and family created the Larry Oakes Journalism Internship Scholarship for UMD journalism students. The newspaper writing experience that brought Oakes into the limelight will live on in this scholarship for many generations to ...

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Alumnus Creates “Jobma” Platform to Use Video to Showcase Talent

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Alumnus Creates “Jobma” Platform to Use Video to Showcase Talent

Every job offers the chance to learn, and no job is too big or too small. That’s the belief of 1988 alumnus Mandeep Sodhi, who graduated with a degree in computer science. Sodhi used his experience in building Select Source International (SSI) into a global technology staffing and project services firm. Now he’s offering a new way for job seekers to connect with potential employers through an online job application platform ...

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UMD’s Technology Turns Heads at the Clean Snowmobile Challenge

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UMD’s Technology Turns Heads at the Clean Snowmobile Challenge

In a competition to create a cleaner-running, quieter snowmobile, the University of Minnesota Duluth was in full force at the 2014 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Clean Snowmobile Challenge held in early March. Not only did they reduce friction, they turned heads to dominate the competition when it came to style and functionality.

The club walked away with the BASF Corporation Award for Innovation for the first time, as it competed against 13-16 schools from around the United States and ...

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