The following article was
recently published in Tetrahedron Letters 42 (2001) 4289-4292. "Polyfunctional
adducts assembled with the help of a one-pot sequence of three AdE reactions
as synthetically useful intermediates. The course of the Lewis acid induced
transformations of the 4,6-dialkoxy-7-arylthioheptene moiety," authored
by Ron Caple and Margarita Lazareva, Department of Chemistry, UMD,
Dimitry S. Chekmarev and William Smit, Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry.
Dimitry S. Chekmarev worked in Ron Caple's lab as an undergraduate researcher
with the Summer Undergraduate Research Program in 1999 and 2000 at UMD.
Gloria DeFilipps Brush,
professor and head, art department, had work in the 2001 Exhibition in
June and July at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University.
Her work was selected by Deborah Kao, curator of photography for the Fogg
Art Museum at Harvard. Her work also is included in the "YLEM: Twenty
Years of Art Science & Technology" exhibition at SOMARTS Gallery at
the South of Market Cultural Center in San Francisco in September.
Leif Brush, professor
of art, had his soundwork "mars moon snatch, positioning" played as part
of the GMEB Le Festival "Synthese" 2001, a project of the Institut International
Electroacoustic in Bourges, France.
James H. Fetzer, McKnight
Professor of Philosophy, recently received copies of the Portugese translation
of his book, Philosophy and Cognitive Science, 2nd edition (1996),
which has now been published in Brazil under the title, Filosofia E
Ciencia Cognitiva (2001).
Amy Meredith, professor, Department of Communication Sciences and
Disorders, was invited to present a workshop for practicing school speech
language pathologists for the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency in
Bettendorf, Iowa. The workshop was held in August and was entitled, "Diagnosis
and Treatment of Developmental Apraxia of Speech."
David Smith, professor,
Department of Sociology-Anthropology, has recently complete work supervising
17 students undertaking research on behalf of the Northland Food and Farming
Initiative, a University of Minnesota Extension Service funded project
aimed at strengthening the food system in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern
Wisconsin. Smith is on the steering committee for this project. He has
also published two book reviews in the most recent issue of the American
Anthropologist, flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association,
and has an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Anthropological
Research. Smith also wrote the Preface for Roots in the Past -
Seeds for the Future, a volume concerned with the heritage and history
of Clover Valley, French River and surrounding communities, complied by
the Clover Valley/French River Community History Committee, North Shore
Elementary School. This work was nominated for receipt of the best northern
Minnesota book of the year.
Salih Ersayin recently attended the "Magnetic, Electrical and Gravity
Separation" conference in Falmouth, England and presented the following
papers: "Performance Analysis of Magnetic Taconite Processing Plants,"
coauthored with Blair Benner, "Magnetically Enhanced Hydroseparator" coauthored
with Iwoa Iwasaki and "Detailed Analysis of Magnetic Separator Performance"
coauthored with Ron Wiegel. Ersayin was also in Orleans, France and visited
the Bureau of Research for Geology and Mines and presented a seminar entitled
"Magnetic Separator Modeling: An Analysis of Plant Data."
Neil Nelson presented "Isolation and Characterization
of Chloroplasts and Mitochondria from Populus Species" by Durba Ghoshal,
A.S. Rishi, Nelson, Ayuko Kassel and Arun Goyal (Biology,
CSE) at the IUFRO meeting on Molecular Biology of Forest Trees in the
Columbia River Gorge, Stevenson, WA, recently. IUFRO is the International
Union of Forest Research Organizations.
SEA GRANT NEWS
Minnesota Sea Grant and the University of Minnesota Extension Service
4-H program co-hosted a "Beetlemania" media event in July at Munger Landing.
Reporters from KDLH, WDIO, KBJR and the Duluth Budgeteer went out
in boats on the St. Louis River with area young people who distributed
beetles that eat the exotic plant, purple loosestrife. The Duluth News
Tribune also did a front page Sunday story on the project. The event
is part of a program led by the MN Department of Natural Resources and
the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network. It was coordinated with major support
from several local programs: St. Louis River Citizens Action Committee,
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Exotic Species Program,
Duluth Sailing Association, Duluth Boat Club, Carduus Consulting, Boy
Scouts, Woodland Hills Youth Treatment Program, Wisconsin Department of
Natural Resources, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The project
was funded by a $31,000 grant from the National Sea Grant College Program.
Douglas Jensen, exotic species information center
coordinator, gave the presentation, "Aquatic Exotics: Lake Superior's
Most Unwanted," at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Visitor Center,
Bayfield, Wisconsin, in July. Jensen also co-chaired a workshop entitled,
"Community Stewardship: Exotic Aquatics Lead the Way (Unfortunately!),"
at the 86th Annual Meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education,
in August at Vancouver, Canada.
Jensen and Marie Zhuikov, communications coordinator,
will receive $96,000 in funding from the National Sea Grant College Program
for "The Great Lakes Sea Grant Network Raises Public Awareness of ANS
Through Species WATCH ID Cards: Don't Leave Home Without 'Em." This cooperative
project with Great Lakes Sea Grant programs and state natural resource
agencies seeks to inform boaters, anglers, and aquarium hobbyists about
the threats posed by various Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) through a
series of species-specific identification cards. Minnesota Sea Grant will
produce 1.7 million cards.
Zhuikov and Jensen will receive $91,000 in funding
from the National Sea Grant College Program for "ESCAPE From Exotics:
Break Out of Your Classroom Routine by Exploring the Interesting World
of Exotic Aquatic Species." This cooperative project with Great Lakes
Sea Grant programs and Louisiana Sea Grant seeks to help citizens stop
the spread of exotic species through classroom programs, cooperation with
the Newspapers In Education program, and distance learning.
Jeff Gunderson, assistant director, and Jensen will
receive $59,000 in funding from the National Sea Grant College Program
for "A National Training Initiative for Federal, State, and tribal Stocking
Programs and Private Aquaculturists and Baitfish Industries Using an ANS-HACCP
Approach from the Great Lakes." This cooperative project with Great Lakes
Sea Grant programs seeks to lower the risk of spreading ANS into public
waters via baitfish and fish stocking by conducting training sessions
for resource managers.
Barb Peichel, program assistant, gave a talk
entitled, "Biological Invasions: Threats to Minnesota Waters," to members
of the Crow Wing COLA (Coalition of Lake Associations for Crow Wing County)
in Brainerd in August.
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