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Culturally Appropriate Active Wear Keeps East African Girls at the Top of Their Game

Only one-third of adolescents meet the Surgeon General's exercise recommendations. And ethnic minority girls, including those in the Twin Cities' Somali community, are the least physically active adolescents. Narrative research from the Tucker Center for Resea …

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Blu Dot Talks Business, Branding, and Inspiration at Design Intersections

Maurice Blanks and his partners "never see a transition from thinking about the business to thinking about design."

Blu Dot Talks Business, Branding, and Inspiration at Design Intersections
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Design Alumni Honored for International and Local Service

Nedret and Mark Butler (both BA Arch '72 and BArch '73) and Richard Murphy (BLA '75, BED '75, MBA '86) will receive Alumni Service Awards from the UMAA at this week's Alumni Awards Celebration.

Design Alumni Honored for International and Local Service
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Eat Your [Well-Designed] Veggies

What do knife skills and flavor pairings have to do with design?

Eat Your [Well-Designed] Veggies
in Interior Design
Illuminating the Connection between Education and Industry

The students incorporated design elements from ceiling beams, the refraction of light, fungi, and more; and their concepts and products were as varied as these inspirations.

Illuminating the Connection between Education and Industry
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Argot Glove to Text from Space

Anna Peshock and Julia Duvall designed a glove that lets astronauts type text messages and emails on their fingers, without any handheld device.

Argot Glove to Text from Space
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James Judge (BS Interior Design '10) Flips Homes Designed for Comfort and Functionality

"Flipping Diaries" documents each of his projects, and his goal is to turn it into a television show and product line to inspire others to tackle improvement projects or even invest in a home to flip.

James Judge (BS Interior Design '10) Flips Homes Designed for Comfort and Functionality
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Celebrate PARK(ing) Day with Students for Design Activism

The project team decided to create two parklets: one active space with an interactive art installation and local music, and one passive spot for reading and student-led yoga.

Celebrate PARK(ing) Day with Students for Design Activism
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Mentors Share Expertise and Gain Fresh Perspective

Mentors share industry insight, provide feedback on portfolios, offer interviewing tips, and introduce students to other professionals.

Mentors Share Expertise and Gain Fresh Perspective
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Gopher Chauffeur Redesign Helps Students Find a Safe Ride

If you're waiting for a ride from the Gopher Chauffeur this fall, keep an eye out for their new maroon and gold exterior designed by Jake Thibedeau (Graphic Design).

Gopher Chauffeur Redesign Helps Students Find a Safe Ride
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In Memoriam: Richard Faricy (BArch '59)

Richard "Dick" Faricy, a noted St. Paul architect and preservationist, passed away on August 30 at age 86.

In Memoriam: Richard Faricy (BArch '59)
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Brice Aarrestad (MArch) Prototypes Furniture to Combat Unemployment and Deforestation in Uganda

Exporting high-quality furniture could provide job training and stable employment, support sustainably sourced materials, and provide resources to schools in need.

Brice Aarrestad (MArch) Prototypes Furniture to Combat Unemployment and Deforestation in Uganda
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Design Duluth Collaborative Receives Bush Community Innovation Grant

The project aims to develop a creative, resilient, community-driven future for the diverse neighborhoods along the St. Louis River in Duluth, Minnesota.

Design Duluth Collaborative Receives Bush Community Innovation Grant
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Peter Ozolins (MArch '83) Offers New Perspective on Sustainable Development

His new book Sustainability & Scarcity: A Handbook for Green Design and Construction in Developing Countries, asks how we can design appropriately in LDRs.

Peter Ozolins (MArch '83) Offers New Perspective on Sustainable Development
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Community Engaged Preservation: Exploring Race, History, and Public Life

At first glance, 4600 Columbus Avenue South in the Field Regina Northrop neighborhood doesn't look too special. But in 1931,...

Community Engaged Preservation: Exploring Race, History, and Public Life
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Give to Design Global Outreach and Support our Students and Children Overseas

Contribute to this project and support our students locally as well as children around the world. 100 percent of your donation will go to materials and shipping costs.

Give to Design Global Outreach and Support our Students and Children Overseas
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Tom Campbell (MLA '12) on Designing and Developing Public Space

Tom Campbell (MLA '12) is applying experience gained as an RA in Practice for the Minnesota Trust for Public Land in his new position at the Public Design Commission in New York City.

Tom Campbell (MLA '12) on Designing and Developing Public Space
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Summer Courses Use Downtown Minneapolis as Design Lab

A pilot program brought two courses off-campus this summer to build and test prototypes in downtown Minneapolis.

Summer Courses Use Downtown Minneapolis as Design Lab
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Richard Graves Named New Director of Center for Sustainable Building Research

Richard Graves, AIA, LEED BD+C, was announced today as the Director of the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR), in...

Richard Graves Named New Director of Center for Sustainable Building Research
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Alumni + Faculty Contribute to Walker's Artist Designed Putt-Putt

When you tee up at the Walker Art Center's Artist Designed Mini Golf in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden this summer, keep your...

Alumni + Faculty Contribute to Walker's Artist Designed Putt-Putt
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Marc Swackhamer Named New School of Architecture Head

Associate professor of architecture Marc Swackhamer has been named head of the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota....

Marc Swackhamer Named New School of Architecture Head
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[VIDEO] Apparel Design Students Prepare to Fly with NASA

This spring semester, five apparel design seniors are not only preparing to launch their careers, they are also launching...

[VIDEO] Apparel Design Students Prepare to Fly with NASA
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16 Final Project + Capstone Award Winners

The 2014 Richard Morrill Master's Final Project Awards are given to graduating M.Arch students in memory of long time faculty...

16 Final Project + Capstone Award Winners
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Denise Guerin Awarded Inaugural IFI Fellowship

The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) was founded in 1963 as the global voice and authority for professional Interior...

Denise Guerin Awarded Inaugural IFI Fellowship
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3 Alumni Receive AIA-MN Young Architects Award

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota's Committee on Design selected five recipients for the 2014 Young Architects Award, including...

3 Alumni Receive AIA-MN Young Architects Award
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Susan Watkins Receives Honorary Degree

Honorary degree recipient Susan Watkins was honored during the University of Minnesota College of Design commencement ceremony held on Saturday,...

Susan Watkins Receives Honorary Degree
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Justin Bieganek Helps the City of St. Paul Reduce Waste

Justin Bieganek's (B.S. Design Communications '97) firm took the city of St.Paul's new "All In" waste reduction program to the...

Justin Bieganek Helps the City of St. Paul Reduce Waste
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A Fresh Look for the IEEE Student Room

The University of Minnesota's Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) student group worked with associate professor Abi Asojo's sophomore...

A Fresh Look for the IEEE Student Room
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