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You're Invited: Final Reviews, Receptions, and Events

You’re invited to join students, faculty, and staff at the College of Design for final presentations and receptions from students across our various disciplines. Events will take place on the University of Minnesota Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter @UofMDesign and Facebook for updates, photos, and videos. May 8 | Apparel + Retail: Designs for TargetMay 8 | Toy Product Design: PlaysentationsMay 12 – 13 | Master of Architecture: Final Project Juries and Exhibitions May 12 – 14 | Master of Landscape Architecture: Final ReviewsMay 16 | B.F.A. Graphic Design Show: The Reveal May 16 | Interior Design: Thesis Reception …

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Tiffani Navratil (MLA '12) Uncovers the Hobart Rivulet

Tiffani Navratil (MLA ’12) traveled to the Tasmanian city of Hobart to fix a missing link. The Hobart Rivulet flowing through the city’s central business district funneled into a concrete channel-with little or no vegetation- before emptying into a cove. “Buildings built over much of the rivulet did not allow any sunlight to reach those portions of the stream,” explains Navratil. She saw an opportunity to improve social spaces around the rivulet, reduce pollution, lower traffic congestion, and bring pedestrians back into the area. She also saw a compelling topic for her senior capstone thesis. >> Listen: An interview with Navratil on the rivulet in Hobart “It’s a small city with a lovely waterfront and spectacular natural surroundings, but the linkages between them through the city…

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Going Carbon Neutral? Here's a Good Place

When it comes to carbon neutrality, Elizabeth Turner (M.Arch '11) believes a place like St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota can serve as a microcosm of society. The campus infrastructure provides a learning laboratory for staff, faculty, and students to work across disciplines and traditional roles to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As a graduate student she used St. Olaf as a case study for her final thesis by developing a preliminary outline for moving her undergraduate alma mater toward a carbon neutral future. She was named a finalist for the 2013 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award for her work, which is currently being used by St. Olaf students to make…

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