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In September, David J. Cole, associate professor of philosophy and Jared Bates, assistant professor of philosophy presented papers at the Minnesota State Philosophical Conference held at the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota. Cole presented a paper on "How Language Works" and Bates presented a paper on "Reflective Equilibrium and Underdetermination in Epistemology."

Arun Goyal, assistant professor of biology, has recently published the following papers: "Carbon concentration mechanisms in photosynthetic microorganisms," with Durba Ghoshal in the Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics 37: 383-394, (2000); Arun Goyal "Ed Tolbert and his love for science: A journey from sheep ranch continues..." Photosynthesis Research, 65: 1-6, ( 2000); and "Tribute: Nathan Edward Tolbert" (1919-1998). ASPP News, 27 (6): 21-25, ( 2000).

Ehsan H. Feroz, professor of accounting, has recently received reprints of his article entitled, "An Income Efficiency Model Approach to the Economic Consequences of the OSHA Cotton Dust Regulation" published in the Australian Journal of Management, Volume 26, Number 1, June 2001, pp.69 89. The article is co-authored with Raymond Raab, Department of Economics and Stephen Haag of University of Denver.

Richard Ojakangas, Department of Geological Sciences, was the senior author on three papers published in a special issue of Sedimentary Geology (June 2001) devoted to the influence of magmatism, tectonics, sea level change and palaeo climate on Precambrian basin evolution/change over time. The three papers are: "Basin evolution of the Paleoproterozoic Karelian Supergroup of the Fennoscandian (Baltic) Shield" (Richard W. Ojakangas, Jukka S. Marmo, Kim I. Heiskanen); "Paleoproterozoic basin development and sedimentation in the Lake Superior region, North America" (R.W. Ojakangas, G.B. Morey, D.L. Southwick) and "The Mesoproterozoic Midcontinent Rift System, Lake Superior Region, USA" (R.W. Ojakangas, G.B. Morey, J.C. Green);

Kathy Riley, professor, Department of Composition, published a review of the Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics in the Sept. 2001 issue of Journal of English Linguistics. Her review of Working in a Global Environment: Understanding, Communicating, and Managing Transnationally is forthcoming in the International Journal of Commerce and Management. She also recently published an Exercise Book to accompany Decisions: A Writer's Handbook by Leonard J. Rosen (New York: Longman, 2002).

Kendall B. Wallace, professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, recently served on two Scientific Advisory Panels to the U.S. Protection Agency: 1) the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel concerned with establishing new policies for assessing the cumulative hazard of organophosphorus insecticides; and 2) the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel concerned with the possibility of a common mechanism of toxicity of thiocarbamate and dithiocarbamate pesticides.

Janelle L. Wilson, associate professor, Department of Sociology/ Anthropology and Carmen M. Latterell, assistant professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, recently had an article published in ETC: A Review of General Semantics. The article is, "Pop Culture Portrayals of Mathematicians" (pp. 172 - 178, Volume 58, number 2, Summer 2001).

Shaoyu Zhou, 2001 University of Minnesota Duluth Ph.D. graduate in Toxicology, Lois J. Heller, professor, Department of Physiology, and Kendall B. Wallace, professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, published "Interference with Calcium-Dependent Mitochondrial Bioenergetics in Cardiac Myocytes Isolated from Doxorubicin-Treated Rats" in the journal Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 175, 60-67 (2001).

    Iwao Iwasaki, CMRL, has joined other accomplished professionals in the new 19th edition of Who's Who in the World. Iwasaki has some fifty years of experience in research and development in the iron ore and taconite industries of Minnesota.

The Water on the Web project wow.nrri.umn.edu earned a "Superior Program Award" from the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, which was awarded at the Network's meeting in Erie, PA, recently. Principle investigators in the project are: Rich Axler and George Host with NRRI, Cindy Hagley, Barb Liukkonen and Bruce Munson MN Sea Grant, Glenn Merrick, Lake Superior College. Additional WOW staff: Debbie Bowen, Marie Zhuikov, Barb Peichel, and Scott Robertson with MN Sea Grant.


Richard Leino, senior research associate, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, was invited to give the keynote address at the First International Workshop on Rodlet Cells in Ferrara Italy. He also gave three presentations at the meeting: "Phylogenetic Differences in Tissue Distribution of Rodlet Cells", "Formation and Release of the Secretory Product In Rodlet Cells" and "Seasonal Increases of Rodlet Cells and Other Cell Types in Percid Gills: Association with Parasitic Infections".

Joseph R. Prohaska, professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Bruce Brokate, junior scientist, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology published the manuscript entitled "Lower Copper, Zinc Superoxide Dismutase Protein but Not mRNA in Organs of Copper-Deficient Rats" in the journal Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 393, 170-176 (2001).

M.L. Failla, M.A. Johnson, and Joseph R. Prohaska, professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology published a chapter entitled "Copper" in the book Present Knowledge in Nutrition, 8th Edition (B. Bowman , and R. Russell, eds.) 373-383, ISLI Press, Washington, DC (2001).

Barb Peichel, program assistant, gave a presentation about Minnesota Sea Grant to members of the Watershed Partners group in St. Paul in September.

Peichel and Barb Liukkonen put on an exotic species educational skit, "Zelda the Zebra Mussel and Her Angler Buddy," for Maroon and Gold Day at the Minnesota State Fair in August.

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