UMD

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.

UMD's Sustainable Energy Research Workshop wasn't the typical two days of sitting in conference rooms.

It turns out the "research" part in the title is key.

The goal is to spark community and UMD collaborations into research projects that will move the community forward in terms of how much sustainable energy is used and developed long-term.

©lisa johnson/Thorsburg Photography

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

Brett Groehler/University of Minnesota Duluth

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.

Elizabeth Congdon’s life on the shore of Lake Superior, how she lived and who she was - as a Duluthian, a mother, a grandmother and the last Congdon resident at Glensheen, has long been overshadowed by her untimely death in 1977. 

Dorian Beaulieu

This week on Radio Gallery we are joined by Dorian Beaulieu, the speaker at this week’s “Tweevenings.” This year the lively speaker series at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art, has revolved around their year long Ceramics exhibit.  “Resurfaced, Reformed: Evolution in Studio Ceramics” was locally curated, includes many local artists and honors the legacy and long roots of ceramic arts in Minnesota. This Tuesday Lake Superior College Professor and Ceramic Artist Dorian Beaulieu will be speaking at the Tweed at 6:30 p.m.  It is free and open to the public.

Leonore Baeumler of Duluth has worked as a social worker in Duluth with both juveniles the elderly. She is the namesake of UMD's Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee, honoring of the lives and legacies of Mortrud Kaplan and her late husband Walter Baeumler. Leonore has lived a life of service improving the quality of life of the people around her for that we honor her this month.

Heidi Jensen

  UMD graduate and drawing professor Heidi Jensen speaks with Radio Gallery in advance of her UMD visit and public lecture happening Tuesday, March 24. Jensen creates delightful and insightful drawings that  hedge on the bizarre but seem uncomfortably normal. Listen as she shares more about her journey, methods, inspirations and surrealistic influences. 

UMD Orchestra/School of Fine Arts

Jill Pinkney Pastrana, dean of UMD's College of Education and Human Service Professions says things will be easier now ... but students and faculty have been studying in Cuba all along.

Pages