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2014 Fashion Show: What We Saw "Align" on the Runway

As dozens of models stepped onto the runway last Saturday night, the audience witnessed more than just a fresh debut of student work.They saw everything from bridal wear to kids fashion to ready-to-wear lines. They leaned in to see what was coming up next.NEWS: Designers 'Align' at U of M fashion show (Vita.mn)BLOG: Align Fashion Show (Jaimee Morse)But they also saw the culminating transition of 19 senior apparel design students leaving the classroom behind for the studios, galleries, and design firms these soon-to-be graduates will go on to join. When the last model left the stage and the lights went up, the audience saw 19 designers emerge onto take the first of many bows. PHOTOS: 46th Annual Fashion ShowThank…

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Two U of M Monuments Men: Walter Huchthausen and Ralph Hammett

KMSP-TV Based on a true story, the new movie The Monuments Men, starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray, tells the story of a WWII platoon tasked with rescuing art masterpieces from being destroyed by the Nazis. WATCH: 2 'Monuments Men' have Minnesota tiesWhile preparing for the School of Architecture centennial celebration in October 2013, staff members at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture uncovered original drawings in the archives by two monuments men: Captain Walter "Hutch" Huchthausen (1904-1945; BArch '28) joined the University of Minnesota architecture faculty in 1939, where he taught until he enlisted in 1943. He died in April 1945 when he was caught in gunfire while trying to salvage an altar in a German…

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Mayor 101: Is Crowd Surfing on the Final?

KMSP-TV Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is back – back in school and back in the news – after suffering a major heart attack last month. This spring he’s teaching a joint course on Monday nights called Mayor 101, while he serves as a distinguished visiting member of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the College of Design. MORE: Is Crowd Surfing on the Final?Yesterday was the first official class, but Rybak joined a handful of students for an impromptu discuss at the Kitty Cat Klub last Monday (the original first day of class) when the University closed campus due to the extreme cold.  Why I love RT Rybak! “@R_T_Rybak: Cold didn’t stop office hours at Kitty Cat Klub for @RT_Mayor101…

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