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University of Minnesota, Duluth

Motto A common bond for all the arts (from Latin)
Established 1947
Type Public
Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin
Staff 568
Students 11,190
Undergraduates 9,172
Postgraduates 1050
Location Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Campus Urban - 244 acres (98.7 hectares)
Colors Maroon and Gold             
Mascot Champ
Website d.umn.edu

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is a regional branch of the University of Minnesota System located in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. As Duluth's public research university, UMD offers 12 bachelor's degrees in 75 majors, graduate programs in 20 fields, a two-year program at the School of Medicine, and a four-year College of Pharmacy program. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Duluth is the county seat of St. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... This article is about the unit of measure known as the acre. ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a unit of area, equal to 10 000 square metres, commonly used for measuring land area. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Maroon is a color related to dark red. ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Champ can refer to: An Irish dish of mashed potatoes and scallions (spring onions) The logo of the Vermont Lake Monsters minor league baseball team Champ (legend), a reputed lake monster living in Lake Champlain A shortened form of the word champion A variety of Erdinger wheat beer. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The University of Minnesota is a large university with several campuses spread throughout the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... Duluth is the county seat of St. ... For other degrees, see Academic degree. ... An academic major, major concentration, concentration, or simply major is a mainly U.S. and Canadian term for a college or university students main field of specialization during his or her undergraduate studies. ...


UMD is considered to be one of the top colleges in Minnesota.[citation needed] The chief executive officer of UMD is Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin. She has been Chancellor since November 1995.

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History

UMD's history began in 1895, when the Minnesota State Legislature created the Normal School at Duluth. In 1921, this institution became the Duluth State Teachers College, offering four years of training for teachers. It wasn't until 1947 that a bill effectively making UMD a coordinate campus of the University of Minnesota was signed by Minnesota governor Luther Youngdahl . Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Minnesota State Legislature is the legislative branch of government in the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... Luther Wallace Youngdahl (May 29, 1896–June 21, 1978) was Minnesotas twenty-seventh governor who was determined to rid the state of its pernicious gambling problem and he began, during the first of his three terms, by outlawing slot machines. ...


Until the late 1940s, the college was fully located on small area of land by what is today 23 Ave. E and 5th Street. Wanting to expand the campus, 160 acres (64 hectares) of hayfield were purchased by Regent Richard Griggs and others in 1947. Construction on the new campus began soon thereafter, with the science building reaching completion in 1949. The Health and Physical Education Building (now called Romano Gym) was opened in 1953, followed by the original library and the Kirby Student Center in 1956. The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a unit of area, equal to 10 000 square metres, commonly used for measuring land area. ... Regent, from the Latin, a person selected to administer a state because the ruler is a minor or is not present or debilitated. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Library (disambiguation). ... A student activity center, or SAC, is a type of building found on college campuses. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Campus

Today, the UMD campus consists of more than 50 buildings on 244 acres (98.7 hectares) overlooking Lake Superior. Most UMD buildings are connected by concourses or hallways. UMD is also home to the Tweed Museum of Art, the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium, Weber Music Hall, and the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Other UMD facilities include the Research and Field Studies Center, Glensheen Historic Estate, the Lower Campus, Minnesota Sea Grant, the Large Lakes Observatory, and the Natural Resources Research Institute. For the the Quebec municipality, see Lac-Supérieur. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Lake side view of Glensheen. ...


UMD has experienced a revamping of student amenities and subsidized research facilities over the past seven years, beginning in 2000 with the completion of a new library. Additional buildings built since 2000 include the Weber Music Hall, Swenson Science Building, Sports and Health Center addition, and the new Labovitz School of Business. With the construction of these new buildings comes a plethora of new art on campus. All new public building projects in Minnesota must comply with the state's “One Percent for Art” law, passed by the State Legislature in 1984, which mandates that all such projects in Minnesota costing over $500,000 must devote at least 1% of their total construction budget towards incorporating public art into these building's public spaces. A little over 1% of the library's $28 million construction costs went toward the purchase and installation of a glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly that hangs from the ceiling of the two-story library lobby. 2005 saw the completion of the Swenson Science Building, a new student dining facility and a revamped UMD themed gift shop as well as the replacement of the famed coffee cart with the Northern Shores Coffee Shop. An 89-foot high outdoor sculpture adjacent to the Swenson Science Building makes reference to elements of Duluth's surrounding native American Ojibwe culture. The sculpture was designed by John David Mooney and is called "Wild Ricing Moon," and represents the traditional wild rice harvest. "Wild Ricing Moon" was completed on June 2, 2006. For other uses, see Library (disambiguation). ... The Minnesota State Legislature is the legislative branch of government in the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... The term public art properly refers to works of art in any media that has been planned and executed with the specific intention of being sited or staged in the public domain, usually outside and accessible to all. ... Dale Chihuly. ... Sculptor redirects here. ... For other uses of Chippewa, see Chippewa (disambiguation). ... Species Zizania aquatica Zizania latifolia Zizania palustris Zizania texana Zizania aquatica L. Hitchc. ...

The new Swenson Science Building at UMD.

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Buildings

Tweed Museum of Art


In the 1920's and early 1930's, a man by the name of George P. Tweed and his wife Alice began collecting European and American paintings from the 19th and early 20th century. After Mr Tweed's death in 1946, Mrs. Tweed saw the potential educational resource that her husbands collection possessed for the community. And in 1958 helped fund what is today the University of Minnesota Duluth's Tweed Museum of Art. Today the museum holds over 5,000 works of art.


Marshall A. Alworth Planetarium


The Marshall A. Alworth Planetarium was built Marshall A. Alworth, a benefactor to the school for many years. Marshall grew up in Duluth and attended Duluth Central High School and later also attended Dartmouth College. Marshall has donated many scholarships and which to this day are worth over $35 million.


The Marshall A. Alworth Planetarium has a 30ft dome and a Spitz A3P star machine. The planetarium can seat up to 70 people, projects approximately 1500 stars. The planetarium also holds a historical telescope that once belonged to John H. Darling.


Weber Music Hall


The relatively new Weber Music hall which was built in 2003 by famous architect Cesar Pelli, is considered the "gem" of UMD. The state of the art hall has amazing acoustics and can seat 350 people.


Athletics

Champ, University of Minnesota Duluth mascot.

UMD's athletic teams are called Bulldogs (after the 148th Fighter Wing). The school competes in the NCAA's Division II in all sports except ice hockey. Both the men's and women's hockey programs compete in the Division I Western Collegiate Hockey Association. They are also known for having a strong club sports program, especially in lacrosse, rugby, and ice hockey. Image File history File linksMetadata UMDChamp1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata UMDChamp1. ... The 148th Fighter Wing is a unit of the Minnesota National Guard based at Duluth International Airport. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates over a wide area of the Midwestern and Western United States. ...


Mens
Cross Country, Football, Hockey, Basketball, Track, Baseball


Womens
Cross Country, Soccer, Hockey, Basketball, Track, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis


Programs Offered at UMD

Intramurals
Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Bowling, Golf, Table Tennis, Broomball, Hockey (4 on 4), Basketball (Co-Rec., 3 on 3), Curling, Volleyball (4 on 4)


Sports Clubs
There are many UMD organized sports clubs that both men and women may join together. Some of the clubs include: Alpine Skiing, Badmitton, Dance Team, Dodgeball, Martial Arts, Rowing, and Table Tennis. Mens clubs include: Lacrosse, Hockey, Rugby Football, Soccer, and Ultimate Frisbee. Womens clubs include: Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, and Ultimate Frisbee.


Outdoor Clubs
Bike Club, Kayak & Canoe Club, North Shore Climbers, Outdoor Educators Club, and Wuda Wooch!


Outdoor Events/Races
Paddling the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness: paddle your way through the majestic lakes of BWCA Climb Devil’s Tower: climb the Devil’s Tower National Monument in Wyoming Backpack Porcupine Mountains: backpack the Porcupine Mountains in Michigan The Rock Hill Adventure: trail running and canoeing, or kayaking Trail Running/ Trekking: run 3.5 miles, while paddling the Circumvent Rock Pond 15 times Homecoming 5K Trail Run: participate in the annual 3.1 mil trail run in the Bagley Nature Area


Fitness
There are a variety of group fitness programs at UMD. These programs are open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. You must first purchase a group fitness pass before participating in any of the classes. These classes include; Butts & Gutts, Cardio Mix, Circuit City, Hip Hop, Kardio Kick, Pilates, Piloga, Pump & Tone, Power Yoga, Spin & Core, Step, Step & Sculp, Vinyasa Yoga, and Yoga Inspired Stretch. Massage therapy, personal training, tri teams, and kinesis are also available at UMD.


Events
Wild Mushroom Exploration: learn interesting facts about mushrooms
FYI Duluth by Van: explore wild historical areas of Duluth, while aboard a 15 passenger van
Eyes on the Skies: discuss the basics of Raptors, their identification, and experience live Raptors upclose
Catt’ in the Louie: learn about fishing and invasive species
Apple Cidering: gulp down a glass of cider while learning the interesting facts about it
Blog Walk: hike in a local bog which contains preserved human bodies and insect eating plants
Road Bike to Two Harbors: take an invigorating tour towards Two Harbors
Buckthorn Pull: volunteer to help Bagley Natures Area forests
Rollerblade Munger Trail: rollerblade your way through the nearby Munger Trail
Lumber Jill: Tandem log sawing, axe throwing, yolk racing, pancake eating, and campfire building
Superior Hiking Trail Day Hike: get out and experience the wonderful trails of Duluth
Strangers in the Night: learn about owl migration and their interesting facts
Paper Mill Tour: take a tour of the Paper Mill in downtown Duluth


Notable alumni

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Notable Donations: James Swenson

James Swenson, a University of Minnesota Duluth Alumnus, has donated more than $21 million to the school, with his most recent donation of $10.7 million toward the College of Science and Engineering. $3 million of this will be set aside for the new civil engineering building and the remaining $7.7 million will be given as scholarships for students in science and research programs. This donation will help to continue to support the scholarship programs the Swenson family started in 1994. Since the program began, UMD has awarded scholarships to over 200 students, and had another 160 Swenson scholar students graduate. Because of his generous donations over the years, the school has renamed the College of Science and Engineering to be the Swenson College of Science and Engineering. “It’s nice to have our names on buildings, but there’s a lot of gratification in helping these young people,” said Swenson. The Swenson’s are natives of northern Superior, and have since relocated to California after James completed his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1959 at UMD. He then made millions in the computer industry with his circuit shop Details Inc., which he sold in 1997.


References

Athletics, Sports, & Recreation. Retrieved on 5 September 2007.


Recreational Sports Outdoor Program. Retrieved on 23 October 2007.



UMD Facts. University of Minnesota Duluth. Retrieved on 30 September 2007.



About the Tweed Museum. University of Minnesota Duluth. Retrieved on 30 September 2007.


A Brief Historical Perspective Marshall W. Alworth. Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Fund. Retrieved on 30 September 2007.


Music Facilities. University of Minnesota Duluth. Retrieved on 30 September 2007.


External links


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