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A Golden Year for this Former Bulldog

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A Golden Year for this Former Bulldog

For Caroline Ouellette (2005), winning a fourth Winter Olympics gold medal this past winter isn’t the only reason she’s been on top of the world in 2014. She actually was on top of the world.

Just two months after beating the United States in Sochi, Russia, the former University of Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey star and assistant coach joined fellow Team Canada hockey player Genevieve Lacasse, a dozen wounded Canadian military members and a handful of corporate executives and ...

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Former UMD Research Student Awarded the ‘Nobel Prize’ of Math

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Former UMD Research Student Awarded the ‘Nobel Prize’ of Math

“Mathematics, like music, like painting, like poetry, is a creative art,” says Manjul Bhargava.

Bhargava, who participated in UMD Professor Joseph Gallian’s Summer Math Research Experience for Undergraduates in 1995, has been awarded the 2014 Fields Medal.

Officially known as the International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics, the Fields Medal is awarded every four years by the International Congress of Mathematicians and is considered comparable to the Nobel Prize in the math world. UMD’s Gallian attended the award ceremony ...

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Former Football Players are Tackling the Business World

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Former Football Players are Tackling the Business World

Grant Schnobrich (2014, Business Management) and Chaz Thomas (2014) want to believe in what they sell, so they put their Slide Rack to the test. This included using the Slide Rack to load 550 pounds of material onto the side of their Ford E-150 van during Memorial Day weekend before heading from Duluth to Los Angeles. The load didn’t budge.

“It’s been field-tested,” Schnobrich said.

Now the former UMD football players, along with teammates and fellow entrepreneurs Jeron Johnson (2014, Business Management), ...

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Celebrating Two Decades of Watery Research

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Celebrating Two Decades of Watery Research

UMD is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Large Lakes Observatory (LLO) this summer. Since 1994, staff from this world-class research institute have been traveling the globe, working to understand how lakes function, how they behaved in the past, and what will happen to them in the coming years. Their work has gained international attention in the areas of aquatic chemistry, geochemistry and paleoclimatology.

ABOUT LLO

Since 1994, LLO has grown to its present size of 10 faculty ...

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Bulldog Day at the Lake Superior Zoo!

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Once upon a time (actually, not so long ago), Champ the Bulldog decided he wanted to walk on Duluth’s wild side, so he pointed his paws in the direction of the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth, Minnesota. He loved it so much, he’s going to be back for more at Bulldog Day at the Lake Superior Zoo on September 7th!

Join us and other Bulldogs at Duluth’s best kept secret, and stop by for lunch at the Zoo’s new pavilion from ...

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Dan Neff and Lake Superior Art Glass

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Dan Neff and Lake Superior Art Glass

There’s something magical about working in glass. A torch’s flame melts a hard glass rod, turning it into a malleable medium. The artist shapes the molten material – twists it, curves it, forms it – until the piece matches the vision. It is then, and only then, that the glass is allowed to return to its solid state, transformed into something rare and beautiful. The whole process seems nothing short of alchemistic.

It’s that process that alumnus Dan Neff says, ...

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UMDAA Travel | Italy’s Lake District | September 2 – 10

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UMDAA Travel | Italy’s Lake District | September 2 – 10

Where Italy kisses Switzerland, glacial lakes sparkle in the sun. Surrounded by foothills of the Alps and romantic villas, the lakes are abundant with lush vistas. This region of Italy — formally known as Lombardy, but also called the Lake District — has long been a favorite of artists and writers. It has also been a center of commerce since the Middle Ages. Explore the colorful towns around the lakes and the sophisticated city of Milan, Italy’s economic and fashion ...

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The Making of a Star

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The Making of a Star

Two opera singers made an unexpected impact, one at UMD in 1978 and the other 35 years later in Los Angeles. Joel McKinnon Miller was there, first as a spectator and later as a star, and both moments were galvanizing.

Back in the 1970s when he was in high school, Joel drove with his dad from their home in Rockford, Minn., to the U of M for singing lessons with Dr. Roy Schuster. They made the 40-minute commute once a month, ...

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UMD Students Help Cities with Environmental Innovations

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UMD Students Help Cities with Environmental Innovations

Minnesota cities were matched with UMD students this past spring to work on sustainability issues, and the collaboration promises a greener Minnesota in the 21st century. Communities jumped at the opportunity to join a project called Minnesota GreenStep Cities. The cities made a commitment to manage their natural resources and achieve their quality-of-life goals. They looked at issues including building and lighting; land use; economic and community development; transportation; and environmental management. The five cities were Duluth, Ely, Grand Marais, ...

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Class of 1964 – 50th Reunion!

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Class of 1964 – 50th Reunion!

It has been 50 years since the Class of 1964 graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth – an incredible milestone! We would like to honor and celebrate Class of ’64 graduates on this golden occasion on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

We’re planning a great weekend on campus and the Bulldog spirit is sure to be on fire as we and the UMD Athletics Dept. partner up for a fun and significant day.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, October 4

1:30 pm    Beverages & ...

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