MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP
UMD students in fields relating to the environment, and Native American
and Alaska Native students in fields related to health care or tribal
public policy, are invited to apply for Morris K. Udall Scholarships.
Because environmental issues can be approached in a multi-disciplinary
way, the scholarship is offered to students from a broad range of disciplines.
Majors include: environmental engineering, agriculture, biology and other
natural sciences, natural resource management, political science, sociology,
anthropology, geography, cultural studies, history, public policy, and
pre-law. To be considered, students must be nominated by their institution.
The UMD Institutional deadline for receipt of completed applications is
February 4. The scholarships, which are to be used for the 2002-2003 academic
year, will be awarded in April. Contact Rick J. Smith at 726-6293 or 726-6370
REGENTS SCHOLARSHIP MENTORING
The Commission on Women is sponsoring an ongoing mentoring program for
Regents Scholarship participants. Anyone who has received a regents scholarship
or is interested in applying for one is welcome to participate. Our next
meeting will be on January 31 from 11:30 to I in Kirby 323 (not as first
listed in K355) The topic will be test taking presented by Mitzi Doane.
Feel free to come for all or a portion of the meeting. For info contact
Jan Ringer, 726-7046.
Cecil McIntosh, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major, has recently
been selected as a McNair Scholar, a TRIO Program. He will be participating
in research activities in biochemistry under the guidance of Cecilia Giulivi,
associate professor, Department of Chemistry. The primary goal of the
McNair Scholars Program (named in the memory of Ronald E. McNair, an African-American
astronaut killed in the 1986 Challenger explosion) is to provide experiences
that prepare selected undergraduate students for doctoral study. The overriding
goal of the McNair programs is to increase the number of underrepresented
students who will obtain doctoral degrees and teach and/or do research
in higher education institutions.
An informational session will be held regarding
Cohort VI of the Educational Doctorate program in Educational Leadership
will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, in the Kirby Garden
Room. The Ed.D. degree program from the University of Minnesota will begin
later this year on the UMD campus. Classes will meet on Friday and Saturday
one weekend a month and for two weeks in summers; time required for dissertation
completion depends on the individual. At the meeting, specific information
regarding program content, application procedures, deadlines, and admission
requirements will be provided. Refreshments and snacks will be served.
For info, contact Thomas Peacock at 726-6898, firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob
Krumwiede at 726-7560, email@example.com.
FIRST READING XXII CALL FOR PROPOSALS
A conference on research-in-progress in Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies
will take place on Friday, April 19 at UMD and Glensheen. This is the
22nd annual conference at UMD on aspects of social history, current popular
culture, culture of the Americas and relevant comparative studies. Topics
from past conferences include literary images of Metis women, the new
mythology of masculinity, popular television audiences, contemporary white
supremacy groups, the culture of sled-dog racing, landscape in British
detective fiction ... and so on. Presentations should be accessible to
a multidisciplinary audience. This is a one-day conference; presentations
should be 20 minutes. Abstracts of approximately 2 words should be sent
by March 15 to Jan Stanaway in 369 ABAH, call 726-8548 or email proposals
to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The keystone address and reception will be held at
Glensheen. The conference is free and open to the public.
UMD LOGO AND IDENTITY GUIDE
Do you have questions
about how to use the UMD logo? Did you know there is no hyphen or comma
in the name University of Minnesota Duluth? Are you interested in the
Universitys recommended typefonts? All of the information is on
the web. Go to http://www.d.umn.edu/publications/ to check it out. Questions?
Contact Cheryl Reitan at email@example.com or call 726-8996.
NEMBA BOOK AWARDS
The UMD Library and the Friends of the Duluth Public Library are seeking
nominations for the Fourteenth Annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Award
(NEMBA). The award recognizes books which best represent northeastern
Minnesotas history, culture, heritage or lifestyle. The books must
have been published in 2001 and may be of any genre, including fiction,
non-fiction, photography, poetry or childrens literature. To nominate
a book for the award, visit the NEMBA website at www.d.umn.edu/lib/nemba.
Nominations must be postmarked by March 1. An awards reception honoring
all nominated authors will be held on Wednesday, May 22 at the UMD Library.
The UMD Student Association will lead several hundred UMD students to
the state Capitol and join students from every campus of the University
of Minnesota in a combined lobbying effort on February 5. Lobby day is
for U of M students to fight for our great University. This years
effort centers on the budget recession, the new science labs, and the
More than Books bill. They would appreciate faculty support encouraging
student attendance by accommodating students that decide to fight for
the University. This is a great opportunity for students and an even bigger
one for the University of Minnesota.
UMD CALENDAR OF EVENTS
See the web page: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdevents
Departments are urged to post their events on this
comprehensive calendar. For information on how to post events, contact
Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CURRENTS: PAPER OR WEB?
Many UMD faculty and staff are choosing to read Currents
on the web instead of receiving a paper copy. An e-mail reminder is sent
to email@example.com on the publication date of each issue.
The paper copies of currents go to each department. If you want to read
on the Web instead of on paper, contact your department office to reduce
the number of Currents sent. Thanks!
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