UMD biology students conduct field research.

Inquiry: Sustainability Research

UMD researchers, faculty, and students worked on over $14 million in sustainability research projects in 2014, from the moose population and the effects of ice on Lake Superior to invasive species prevention. Their work defines UMD and makes the news all around the world.

Cultural Entrepreneurship (CUE) majors, Isabella Murphy (l) and Alicia Hayes, have developed a plan for a seasonal café offering patrons healthy foods and happy lamps for basking in natural spectrum rays.

Cultivating the Art of Business

The Cultural Entrepreneurship program launched in 2013 and is the only one of its kind in the country. At its essence, it combines the traditional lessons of a business school with the creative thinking that is most often cultivated in the arts.

UMD alumni join UMD Alumni Office staff in the 2014 Homecoming parade.

Get the Scoop: Alumni Snapshots

Alumni are on the move, having fun, and sharing their adventures. Around the country and around Duluth, alumni gatherings bring classmates together to enjoy events, reminisce, and make new memories. Enjoy this Alumni Scrapbook.

Students in class -- UMD student research.

Students and Sustainable Research

Across UMD, classes address sustainability, not just in science and environment courses, but in psychology and business as well. In one class students used the principles of social psychology to persuade their fellow students to reduce water and energy consumption.

UMD's Multicultural Center 2009

The UMD Multicultural Center

Since opening in October 2004, the Multicultural Center has become a welcoming environment for a number of student organizations. Festivals and celebrations are held throughout the year and showcase the diversity of the UMD student body.

UMD alumna Anne Rittgers with GeoFORCE students

Sowing Seeds of Stewardship

Anne Rittgers inspires. She is the program coordinator for a university geoscience education outreach program that strives to engage a diverse group of young people. Her goal? To increase high school graduation rates and the number of students who go to college.