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Over the next few weeks I will be covering the senior art students in the UMD School of Fine Arts as they share their final exhibitions before graduation in the spring.  Currently in the Tweed Museum of Art is Nevada Littlewolf's "This is What Democracy Looks Like.

Opening Tuesday March 28th is a show of ceramic sculpture from artist Erica Kachinske in a show "called "Innermost,  about queer people and the space they take up."

KUMD is pleased to share a new, student produced program "Student Views: Life at UMD from a Different Perspective."  You can catch "Student Views" on KUMD every other Monday at 8 am on Northland Morning and you can subscribe to the podcast so you don't  miss a single episode.

This week on Student Views, host Pavel Arkhipenkov welcomes Mueez Ahmed from the UMD Muslim Student Association.  Check it out!

This Sunday the international film festival "Building Bridges" kicks off at Zinema 2 in Duluth and it's free.  Hosted by the UMD department of Foreign Languages and Literature, the festival opens with classics like "The Cranes are Flying" about World War II but also includes contemporary film "American Dreams in China" from 2013.

It took Cheryl Reitan over a year and three copies of the book to finish Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race.

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In 2013, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton mandated that employees of state agencies consult with the 11 sovereign tribal nations on matters of mutual interest.

But no one had any idea how to actually do that.

Enter UMD and the Tribal State Relations program, a training that continues to educate - and surprise - state employees throughout Minnesota.

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You can't put yourself - or your kid - through college with a part-time job and student loans on a $20-a-month payback anymore.

UMD Chancellor Lendley Black remembers those days, too, when states picked up 60-70% of total funding for colleges and universities.

UMD's influx of two thousand new freshman is right on - or just over projections.

But do they all really need help moving in?

Vice Chancellor of Student Life, Dr. Lisa Erwin, says you bet they do - and it's a great investment. 

Two large trees fallen next to a house
Lisa Johnson

Duluth continues to recover from Thursday night's destructive storms, widespread power outages, and high temperatures. 

UMD sent out an alert around 6 this morning that, due to the continued power outage, campus will again be closed for today. KUMD will remain off the air until power is restored to campus.

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45 years after Iron Eyes Cody famously wept a single tear in a Keep America Beautiful public service announcement, do we finally "get it" when it comes to keeping the earth clean?

Photo courtesy Tim Sitarz

It's got to be pretty exciting to get a job on an Oscar-nominated film.  And The Revenant racked up a Best Actor statuette for Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as awards for Best Cinematography and Best Directing.

So why isn't Minnesota boy and a UMD grad Tim Sitarz splashing on-set photos and behind-the-scenes details all around? 

A little thing called a non-disclosure agreement.

Tim Sitarz may or may not have stunt-doubled for the bear that attacked Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie, but you didn't hear that from him.

Art photography is more than meets the eye.  Making art with photographs is much more than just taking pictures. Today we visit with UMD photography student Susanna Gaunt who is in the Emerging Photographers exhibit at the Duluth Art Institute. 

The 2016 Emerging Photographer exhibit, an annual collaboration between UMD and the DAI, is on display for a few more weeks - through March 31 at the Duluth Art Institute.

Emerging Photographers Exhibit

Alex Colorito

As students at UMD prepare for winter break, one art Digital Art and Photography student has hung his senior show Metaphysical at the Tweed Museum of Art for the last week of classes.  The photography of Alex Colorito is on display for this week only and he joins us on Radio Gallery to talk about his work and his process.  His interest in photography and cinematography developed from skateboarding and action shots but has grown into a love of film and his 120, medium-format camera. 


Each Tuesday a new exhibit goes up in Tweed Museum of Art at UMD. They have a gallery dedicated to sharing the work of UMD Art and Design students; paticularly their senior shows. On Tuesday, November 17, Sam Corbett opens her senior show "Child Support," an interactive print exhibit that shares the stories and experiences of families and children affected by divorce. Corbett's work is on display through November 29 with an opening reception on November 17 from 4-6 pm.  

Tweed Museum Student Schedule

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One of the best ways to know if you want to do a particular thing with your life is to do the thing, full time, for a while.  That's why seven UMD students took a pass on going home, summer jobs or the beach and opted instead for the BURST: Biology Undergraduate Research in Science and Technology program, a 40-plus-hour-a-week-for-10-week program that lets them focus on their chosen topic and their research for that time.

When you visit Glensheen: The Historic Congdon Estate you get a glimpse into the past, of life at the turn of the last century.  But this is not just a time-capsule museum, this is a place of family history, of lives lived and a community history that lives on through the estate.

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