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COVID-19 Updates

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Virtual Presentations

US Zoom Information Session:


Zoom information session - August 27, 2020

US Friday Special Events in February:


"Ojibwe creation story" with Gary Johnson on February 12, 2021

"Treatment Courts: Restoring Lives, Strengthening Communities" with Chief Judge Michael Cuzzo and Lindsay Snustad on February 26, 2021

US Program Journey Jargon Presentations:

"Journeys into Nature" with Yvonne Rutford and US Members, May 2, 2022

"Walk with Ease - A Walk Through" with Gina Marsalla and Kelli Timmersman, April 25, 2022

"The Beatles Forever" with Joe Gallian, April 18, 2022 

"Travels Through Turkey" with Mary Jackson, April 11, 2022

"Glensheen Gardens, Past and Present" with Dan McClelland, April 4, 2022

"Hiking and Meditating in the Northern Cascades of Washington State" with Tim Sundquist, March 28, 2022

"In Search of My Families II: Journeys to Norway" with Liz Blue, February 21, 2022

"Refrigerator Magnet Travel Memories" with Mike Keller, February 14, 2022

"Fair Weather Ahead: Demystifying the Forecast" with Joseph Moore (Warning Coordination Meteorologist with NOAA/National Weather Service (Duluth)), February 7, 2022

"Painting and Travel" with Sue Pavlatos, January 31, 2022

"Trip of a Lifetime: The Soviet Union in 1976" with Denny Falk, January 24, 2022

"Blue Heron Research Vessel" with Captain Rual Lee, January 10, 2022

"Vietnam: Living Abroad During a Pandemic" with John Hatcher and Heather-Marie Bloom, November 1, 2021

"Crafting the Children's Book" with Gary Boelhower and Sarah Brokke, October 25, 2021

"STARBASE Minnesota-Duluth: Inspiring the Next Generation of STEM Leaders" with Charity Johnson, October 18, 2021

"The Great Bolivia Adventure Project" with Karl Everett, October 11, 2021 and PowerPoint presentation

"Kicks on Route 66" with Tim Sundquist, October 4, 2021

"Superior Hiking Trail" with Lisa Luokkala, September 27, 2021

"Conspiracy Theories" with Gerald Henkel-Johnson, May 3, 2021

"Holistic Approach to Public Defense" with Dan Lew, April 26, 2021

"The Science of Manifestation in Life" with Vinod Gupta, April 19, 2021

"South Korea & Japan: Temples, Shrines & Seaside Treasures" with Donna Effinger, April 12, 2021

"Art during the U.S. - Mexican war" with Erika Pazian, April 5, 2021

"Travel in Malaysia" with Geraldine Gomes Hughes, March 29, 2021

"Update on the 2020 Census" with Kathy Wilson, February 22, 2021

"Dim Sum, Hypercapitalism, and the Fight for Academic Freedom: A Fulbright Year in Hong Kong" with Scott Laderman, February 15, 2021

"Nordic-Baltic Art and Design: Recent Travels in Sweden, Finland, and Estonia" with Alison Aune, February 8, 2021

"What does a Set Designer do?" with Ann Gumpper, February 1, 2021

"Train Travel throughout Europe" with Mary Durward, January 25, 2021

"Lutes Depicted in Paintings of 17th Century Netherlands" with Ed Martin, January 11, 2021

"Israel and Jordan" with Mary Jackson, November 1, 2020

"A Trip Down Under: New Zealand and Australia" with Denny Falk, October 26, 2020

"Art in Conflict" with Carol Rudie, October 19, 2020

"Stroke Prevention" with Gail Wallace, October 12, 2020

"In Search of My Families" with Liz Blue, October 5, 2020

"Conjunction Junction - When Planets Pal Up" with Bob King, September 29, 2020

"History of the Tiffany Windows" with Michele Hakala-Beeksma - July 28, 2020

"Demise of the Dinosaurs" with Jay Amato - June 23, 2020

UMD Campus Events:


Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores (COGGS)

Duluth Harbor Tour

Hartley Nature Center

Glensheen Historic Estate

Great Lakes Aquarium

Note: many of these events are hosted by UMD's Alumni Relations.  For more information, please visit their website.


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