January 29, 2002, Volume 19 number 9
Arlene Atwater, UMD Stores, was one of ten creative prose winners in the Lake Superior Writers 2001 Writing Competition judged by Carol Bly. Atwaters short story, Neither An Entrance Nor An Exit, will be published in a forthcoming anthology. Atwater was also invited by the Minnesota Humanities Commission to serve as nomination selector for the 2002 Minnesota Book Awards.
Kent Brorson, assistant professor, Department
of Communication Sciences and Disorders, gave an instructional presentation
entitled An Internet Solution to Creating, Distributing, Collecting,
Analyzing, and Reporting Research Surveys at the 2001 American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, in November.
Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor and head,
Art Department, has several works in the 2002 Toldeo Friends of Photography
National Exhibition, at the University of Toledo Center for Visual Arts,
from February 1 - March 1. Her photographs were selected by Olivia Parker,
internationally known photographer. She also has eleven photographs in
the six-artist exhibition Still Life: Contemporary Photography
at the Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead State University, Morehead,
Kentucky, through March 1, and is a participant in the Duluth Art Institute
Members Exhibition through March 24. Brush is also exhibiting several
works in the invitational Computer Art International exhibition
from February 2 - March 8 in the John Weatherhead Gallery at the University
of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Leif Brush, professor of art, was a contributor to a publication #2/Without Name Again. a CD of sound, music, poetry reading, text, interactive works, and multiples which received production funding from the Ministry of Culture in Denmark. The publication has no name in order to emphasize the openness of the project. It is a non-mediaspecific, interdisciplinary publication with more than 70 contributors from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, USA, Canada, Australia, Austria, Holland, Belgium, Germany, England and Ireland.
Ron Caple, professor, and Rita Lazareva,
assistant professor, Department of Chemistry, recently had two articles
published in Mendeleev Communications. The articles are: a) R.
Lazareva, D. Chekmarev, W. A. Smit, R. Caple Selectivity of the
Lewis Acid Induced Transformations of the Polyfunctional Compounds Containing
4,6-Dialkoxy-7-arylthioheptene Moiety N5, p 176, 21; and b) R. Lazareva,
M. Nguyen, S. Nguyen, W. A. Smit, R. Caple u-Alkyne Dicobalthexacarbonyl
Complexes of the Conjugated Enzymes as Substrates in the Arylthiomediated
stepwise AdE Reactions N 6, p224, 21.
Stephen Hilyard and Jeffrey Dugan, assistant
professors of art, had a collaborative art piece entitled Novio/Novia,
accepted by the jurors for an exhibition at the Betty Rymer Gallery at
the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The theme of the exhibition
is Interrogating Diversity. Hilyard will show a one-man exhibition
of his artwork at Cherry De Los Reyes Gallery in Los Angeles this coming
James H. Fetzer, McKnight professor, Department of Philosophy, was recognized during the American Philosophical Associations Centennial Celebration, which accents contributions that philosophy can make to the public good. His books on the assassination of JFK, Assassination Science and Murder in Dealy Plaza, are featured on the APAs Centennial Home Page with summaries at http://www.apa.udel.edu/apa/centennial.
James A. Grant, professor and head, Department of Geological Sciences, spent six weeks in Australia on a Graduate School Grant-in-Aid continuing his research on partial melting of crustal rocks. He gave seminars on How to prove that solid metamorphic rocks were once partially molten at Maquarie University in Sydney, Australian National University in Canberra, and the Northern Territories Geological Survey in Alice Springs.
Thomas Hedin, professor of art history,
has published an article titled The Petite Commande of 1664: Burlesque
in the Gardens of Versailles in Art Bulletin 83 (December
21): 651-85. The Petite Commande was a suite of rustic statues that poked
fun at the canons of ancient and Italian art, e.g. Michelangelos
David. It appealed to a certain enlightened class of viewers
at the time of Louis XIV.
Faith Loven, associate professor, from the
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is invited to give
a presentation at the University Birmingham on February 19, 22. The title
of her presentation is, The effects of classroom amplification systems
on early elementary students academic achievement, attending behavior,
and ability to hear their teacher. Loven is currently in Birmingham
teaching for the Study in England Program.
Ronald Marchese, professor, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, presented a paper at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Archaeologys meetings in Phildelphia in early January. The presentation was the summation of the initial research on the ancient town site of Plataiai, Greece in which Professor Marchese is co-director. He also had published results appearing as Plataiai: Die Kampaigne 20 in Osterreichische Jahrshefte (German), and Plataiai 20 in Archaeologokon Delton (Greek/German) with Andreas Konecny, Austrian Institute of Archaeology, and V. Arvanatinos, director, Archaeological Museum of Thebes, Greece. He has recently been asked in an invited paper to publish a comparison between Armenian textile art and illuminated manuscripts for Brill Publication (Netherlands) to appear in Italian.
Cheryl Reitan, UMD publications director,
received a second Norcroft writers residency for mid-January 2002.
In addition, her short story, Sliding will be published in
Bemidji State Universitys literary magazine Dust & Fire
in March 2002. It is part of a collection of short stories based on life
in a 1970s commune.
Suzanne Szucs, assistant professor of photography,
Department of Art, has been awarded a residency at Centrum Center for
the Arts in Port Townsend, Washington. She will be researching and photographing
the historic Fort Worden in the Spring.
Subhash Basak recently gave invited presentations
on QSAR/ Computational Toxicology at the annual meeting of the Society
for Risk Analysis entitled Applications of Mathematical Structural
Descriptors in Hazard Assessment of Chemicals: Problems and Prospects,
authored by Basak, Denise Mills, Brian Gute and Douglas
Hawlins and QSAR Modeling of the Toxicity of Halogenated Aliphatics,
authored by Basak, Kevin Geiss, Gute and Hawkins.
Basak and Denise Mills published the paper Use of
Mathematical Structural Invariants in the Development of QSPR Models
in the international journal Communications in Mathematical and Computer
Chemistry (MATCH), Number 44, pp. 15-30, 21. Basak also gave
the following invited lectures/ seminars during his trip to India: a)
Applications of Bioinformatics and Chemoinformatics in Predicting
Bioactivity of Complex Mixtures at the Medicine and Veterinary Sciences
section of the 89th session of the Indian National Science Congress, organized
at Lucknow University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India; b) an invited seminar
on Use of Mathematical Invariants in Drug Discovery and Hazard Assessment
of Chemicals at the Applied Mathematics Department, University of
Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India and c) an invited seminar lecture
on Applications of Calculated Molecular Descriptors in Drug Design
and Risk Assessment of Chemicals at Shibatosh Mukherjee Science
Center, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Pete Iwasaki had the following papers published in Minerals and Metallurgical Processing. Extraction of Copper from Chalcopyrite Concentrates Without Sulfuric Acid Generation via Chlorination, Part 1: Gaseous Chlorination of Sulfide Concentrates, Part 2: Selective oxidation of chlorinated producta, and Part 3: Integration of Gaseous Chlorination and Selective Oxidation.
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Douglas Jensen, Exotic Species Information Center coordinator, gave the invited presentation, Coordination of Regional Aquatic Nuisance Species Panels, to 45 members and observers at a meeting of the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species, Ann Arbor, Michigan, in November, and to a meeting of the Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species in Las Vegas, Nevada, in January. He also gave the presentation, Aquatic Exotics: Lake Superiors Most Unwanted, to an ecology class at Superior High School, in Superior, Wisconsin, and to a biology class from Armstrong High School, Plymouth, Minnesota, at the Great Lakes Aquarium in December.
Carl Richards, director, was named chair
of the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network directors for 2002. In that capacity
he will coordinate the directors actions and serve as a liaison
between Sea Grant and external groups.
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