DeFilipps Brush, professor and head, art department, had work in the
Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition which ran during July and August
in the gallery at Texas Woman's University in Denton, and then was also
available on the gallery website. Trudy Wilner Stack, curator of exhibitions
and collections at the Center for Creative Photography at the University
of Arizona, selected her work.
During the past summer, Aydin Y. Durgunoglu,
professor, Department of Psychology, has attended English Learner Task
Force meetings of California Department of Education in Sacramento. Because
California currently has 1.5 million English language learners, the purpose
of the task force was to make recommendations for best practices in teaching
reading and English language development to students in kindergarten through
grade three, and also to make recommendations for professional development
and the necessary linguistic knowledge base of teachers of these students.
Jackie Moran, oral history coordinator,
and Neil Storch, professor, Department of History, conducted videotape
interviews with Professor Emeritus Fred E. H. Schroeder, Humanities
and Interdisciplinary Studies (July 25, 2001) and Dr. Warren Brooker,
retired Director of Health Services (August 7, 2001). The interviews were
part of an ongoing project to preserve the history of UMD. Technical assistance
was provided by Ken Moran, retired UMD photographer.
Kathy Morris, Ph.D., has been appointed
to the position of Director of UMD Health Services. Kathy has been the
Health Service's Director of Counseling for the past 7 years and has been
an active member of the Academic Support and Student Life team. Previous
to her appointment at UMD Health Services, Kathy was a psychologist at
the University of California-Davis.
Alexis Pogorelskin has recently had an
article accepted by Canadian-American Slavic Studies. Entitled
"L. B. Kamenev and the Peasant Question, 1924-1925: the Turn to Opposition,"
it will appear in the next issue. Her article, "The Recruitment of Identity:
the Sources of Karelain Fever," will appear in the next issue of Siirtolaisuus,
published by the Institute of Migration of the University of Turku, Finland.
Tom Zogg, reference librarian, had his
review of Philip's Geography Dictionary published in Choice,
September 2001, p.96. He continued his genealogical research in Switzerland
and Britain this past summer.
Brian Brashaw and Pat
Donahue have been reclassified as program directors as part of the
reorganization of forest products research at NRRI. Brian will be leading
a new program in wood materials and engineering and Pat will lead a new
program in secondary wood products.
Subhash Basak recently
gave an invited presentation "Applications of Mathematical Structural
Descriptors in Predicting Toxicity and Genotoxicity of Chemicals: A Computational
Approach" coauthored by Basak, Greg Grunwald, Brian Gute and Denise Mills,
at the QSAR Workshop, at the National Center for Environmental Assessment,
Cincinnati, organized by the EPA. Basak was also a member of an international
panel of experts in discussion on the following topics: development and
application of QSAR models for estimating toxicity benchmarks; predicting
the chemical nature, rate of production, and in vivo stability of metabolites
resulting from P450 metabolism; toxicokinetic modeling; toxicodynamic
models and linking various QSAR research areas to the quantitative human
health risk assessment. Basak continued his trip to New Orleans where
he discussed collaborative research in the application of QSAR in predicting
neurotoxicity of chemicals with colleagues at the LSU Neuroscience Center
of Excellence, Louisiana State University Medical Center School of Medicine.
gave an invited lecture entitled "Application of Mathematical Molecular
Descriptors in Predicting Toxicity of Chemicals: A Computational Approach"
at the Quantitatve Structure-Toxicity Relationship Symposium which was
part of the Fifth Girona Seminar on Molecular Similarity, in July, organized
in honor of Professor Haruo Hosoya. Basak also was co-chair of a forum,
which discussed strategies of predicting toxicity of chemicals using computational
approaches. Basak, Milan Randic (Drake University), Matvez Pompe (University
of Ljubljana, Slovenia) and Marjana Novic (National Institute of Chemistry,
Ljubljana, Slovenia) published the paper "Prediction of Gas Chromatographic
Retention Indices Using Variable Connectivity Index" in Acta Chimica
Slovenica, vol. 48, pp. 169-180, 2001.
R. Prohaska, professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular
Biology and Bruce Brokate, junior scientist, Department of Biochemistry
& Molecular Biology, published "Dietary copper deficiency alters protein
levels of rat dopamine beta-monooxygenase and tyrosine monooxygenase"
in Experimental Biology and Medicine 226, 199-207.
Prohaska was also recently
awarded a three-year grant by the USDA National Research Initiative Competitive
Grants Program for $250,000 to investigate the biochemical assessment
of nutritional copper status.
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