Steve Adams has just published The Best
and Worst Country in the World: Perspectives on the Early Virginia Landscape,
with the University Press of Virginia.
Linda Belote, professor, Department of Sociology/
Anthropology was interviewed on BBC West Midlands radio evening news by
phone and in the studio, about the impact of the September 11 attack on
the Study in England Program. As it turns out 48 of the 49 students decided
to stay with the program and are glad they decided to come. However, theyre
watching the international news quite closely.
Eve Browning Cole, Department of Philosophy
presented a paper entitled, Animal Psychology in Xenophons
Peri Hippikes, at the 20th annual Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
Conference at Binghamton University in October. She also chaired a session
on Aristotles political philosophy.
Linda Deneen of ITSS attended the national
Educause Conference in Indianapolis in October where she participated
in a joint presentation of the Educause Committee on Evolving Technologies,
talking about personal digital assistants. She also facilitated a meeting
of the Educause Constituent Group on Personal Digital Assistants.
Douglas Dunham, associate professor, Department of Computer Science,
attended two conferences in Australia in July. At the Mathematics &
Design 2001 conference at Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, he gave
a poster presentation Computer Design of Hyperbolic Escher Patterns,
and chaired a session. At the Fifth International Congress of ISIS-Symmetry,
the International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry,
at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, he chaired a session and
gave a paper Artistic Patterns in the Classical Geometries,
which will be published in the congress proceedings.
James H. Fetzer, McKnight Professor, Department of Philosophy,
has been notified that his most recent book, Computers and Cognition:
Why Minds are not Machines, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, which initially
appeared in December 2000, has been selected for republication in Kluwer
Academic Publishers new History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science
Paperback Series, with an expected date of publication of November 2001.
Arun Goyal, assistant professor, Department of Biology, has recently
published a number of papers:
A.S. Rishi, N.D. Nelson & A Goyal published (2001) Improvement
of Populus through genetic engineering in International Journal
of Plant Physiolology, 6: 119-126. Currently, Rishi is a post doctoral
research associate in CSE-NRRI Biotech Initiative directed by Nelson and
Goyal. D. Ghoshal, D. Mach, S. Gupta & A. Goyal published (2001) Chloroplastic
glyceride isoform of dihydroxyacetone phosphate reductase from Dunaliella
tertiolecta : Purification and characterization in Journal of
Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 10: 113 120. This work was done
by Mach, and Gupta as a recipient of UROP award. D. Mulley, D. Ghoshal
& A. Goyal published (2001) UV-A Inhibition of the capacity
of alternative respiration in pea leaves and a unicellular green alga
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii in Journal of Plant Biochemistry and
Biotechnology 10: 143-146. This work was done by Mulley when he was
a recipient of UROP award. Arun Goyal also presented an invited lecture/seminar
at the Department of Plant Biology, University of Western Ontario, London,
Canada on Carbon concentration mechanism(s) in plants and algae.
Ron Marchese, professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology,
gave a major address in the international symposium, Light and Martyrdom:
A Tribute to Armenia The First Christian Nation on the 1700th Anniversary
of Her Conversion in early November. The symposium featured an international
group of participants as well as representatives from major departments
of Armenian Studies in the United States. Marcheses paper Sacred
Textiles: The Hidden Wonder of the Armenian Church was an invited
presentation. The symposium was held at The University of St. Thomas.
Marchese also has accepted a contract with Brill Publications of the Netherlands
to write a chapter in a forthcoming European volume on Medieval and Byzantine
art. His focus will be Byzantium and Armenian religious textiles which
will be translated into Italian. Recently appearing in publication were
the following: Pomp and Ceremony: religious Textiles from the Armenian
Church Collections of Istanbul in Athena Review, vol 3, Number
1 (202), 69 - 73, Armenian Religious Textiles in Istanbul,
in Civil Society and Religion in the Third Millennium, Journal of Interdisciplinary
Studies XIII (2001), 174 - 196, and Camels and Weaving: Inter-Connective
Impact On nomadic Material Culture, Anatolica XXVII (2001), 171
- 189 and the acceptance of Bangles, Baubles, and Beads: The Use
of Amulets in Turkish Life in The Textile Museum Journal
The International Research and Exchange Board (IREX) has invited Alexis
Pogorelskin to serve on its regional scholar exchange program selection
committee. She will assist in awarding major grants to scholars in the
former Soviet Union.
Cheryl Reitan, publications director, served as a publication judge
for the Case District VI communication competition. District VI covers
colleges and universities in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska,
North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. the winners will be announced
at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education conference in
St. Louis, Missouri in January, 2002.
Suz Szucs, Sandy Pederson, Robert Repinski, and Jeffrey Dugan
will be showing work in a group exhibition at the Sara Meltzer Gallery,
New York, beginning November 18. All proceeds from the exhibit, Postcards
From The Edge, will benefit the programs of Visual AIDS. Founded
in 1988, Visual AIDS promotes AIDS education through visual arts and provides
direct services to artists living with HIV/AIDS.
Viktor Zhdankin, professor of chemistry, was invited to present
a series of lectures on his research in Japan. During a week long trip
in October he gave research seminars at Kyushu University (Fukuoka), University
of Tokushima, and Chiba University. In addition, he presented a plenar
lecture about his research on the development of new hypervalent iodine
reagents at the fourth Symposium on Iodine Utilization in Chiba. These
annual symposiums are sponsored by the Chemical Society of Japan and by
the Japanese iodine industry and attract about 400 participants from all
over the world.
Milan Randic (Drake University), Frank Witzmann (Indiana University, Purdue
University), Marjan Vracko (National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana,
Slovenia), and Subhash Basak published the paper On Characterization
of Proteomics Maps and Chemically Induced Changes in Proteomes Using Matrix
Invariants: Application to Peroxixome Proliferators in the International
Journal Medicinal Chemistry Research, Volume 10, pp. 456-479, 2001.
Gerry Sjerven was the MN GIS/LIS Consortium Conference Chair for
the 2001 conference and workshops held at Duluths DECC recently.
Presentations or posters were given by; George Host, Rich Axler, Elaine
Ruzycki, John Jereczek, Jane Reed, Gerry Sjerven, John Bonde, Tom Hollenhorst,
Lucinda Johnson, Jeff Schuldt and Dean Peterson.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) awarded NRRI
a grant of $600,000 to put state-of-the-art remote sensing technology
to work for the Great Lakes Environmental Indicators project. The satellite
technology will be well used as NRRI scientists, along with eight collaborating
educational institutions and the Environmental Protection Agency, develop
and test environmental indicators for the entire Great Lakes basin. Co
principal investigators include Jerry Niemi, Carol Johnston and
Researchers at NRRI recently received a $748,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency to categorize the different types of ecosystems around
the entire Great Lakes basin by elements like climate, soil conditions,
and vegetation for comparisons to similar ecosystems that have been impacted
by human activity. Lead investigator is Jeff Schuldt. NRRI researchers
Schuldt, Lucinda Johnson and George Host are working with
Carl Richards from Minnesota Sea Grant and Jan Ciborowski of the
University of Windsor, Ontario.
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