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The work of Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor and head, art department, was purchased recently for the photography collection of the Madison Avenue law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld in New York City.
   She also has work in a group photography exhibition at CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, New York, from February 2-March 16, and provided work for the “Members Show” at the Duluth Art Institute, which runs from January 22 March 25. She has donated a photograph for the UMD Student Art Guild auction to raise money for art scholarships.
   Brush was also selected for the “Click Midwest Print Invitational” at the Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, which opens there February 28 and runs through March 29. The exhibition then travels to the Guenzel Gallery at the Peninsula Art School in Fish Creek, Wisconsin, for a run from April 4 to May 5, 2002.

   Aydin Y. Durgunoglu, professor of psychology was invited as a keynote speaker to the Reading Initiatives forum in Ontario, California this past January. The meeting was organized by the California Department of Education and California State University for the teacher educators
around the state. She gave a talk on how home language can be used to support the literacy development of English language learners.

   Jim Klueg, professor of art, will have his vase, Asked/Ached, included in “The Vase,” at the Peck Gallery, Providence, RI, March 29-April 21. The national exhibition’s juror was Jacquie Rice, faculty ceramist at the Rhode Island School of Design. Klueg will also have three vases, Books and Me, Really, and Amateur Ceramist, shown in the “Sioux City Art Center’s 50th Juried Exhibition,” April 13-June 9. The eleven state regional exhibition’s juror was Kevin Sharp, Curator of American Art at the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL.

   Carmen M. Latterell, assistant professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Janelle L. Wilson, associate professor, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, recently had an article published in Perspectives, the Electronic Journal of the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences. The article, “The Mathematician and the Sociologist in Dialogue: New Perspectives on the Learning of Mathematics,” is in the Fall 2001 issue, volume 4.

   Dean Lettenstrom, professor of art, has had a painting selected as part of the “LaGrange National XXII Biennial Exhibition” at the Chattahochee Art Museum in La Grange, Georgia on March 2-April 20. Juror for the national exhibition was Benny Andrews, professor emeritus of Queens College and a past director of the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Program.
   Lettenstrom has also received a residency fellowship to the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences in Rabun Gap, Georgia for the month of April.While there he will produce a series of works that combine Maimeri/Brera Metallic Polymers with Rabun Clays.

   Mark Mizuko, professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Rachel Komarek, instructor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Dana Collins, graduate of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Graduate Program, published an article entitled “Computerized Image Processing in Swallowing Analysis” in Hearsay: Journal of the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Vol 15, 2002.

   David A. McCarthy, professor and technology coordinator for the Department of Education and Hellen Rallis, head of the Education Department, recently returned from the regional TIES technology conference held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They presented a paper entitled “The Development of a New Generation of Technology Teachers - A Decade of Success.” They discussed the development of the first technology curriculum built for education majors in our state approximately 10 years ago. Further, they provided an overview of this ever-evolving curriculum. They also shared the great outreach initiative that allowed this curriculum to be delivered to approximately 1,500 inservice teachers out-state. Finally, they discussed the research conducted by Lucy Kragness, assistant to the chancellor, which evaluated this curriculum from the perspectives of students who previously completed this curriculum series. They also showcased the many grants which have allowed UMD’s Department of Education to develop and expand its computer classrooms where this curriculum is delivered.

David A. McCarthy and Karen Plaas, technology consultant for the department’s federal APT3 technology grant also presented a paper in Minneapolis at the regional TIES technology conference. The paper was entitled “Integrating Technology into the Curriculum: A Traditional Curriculum approach vs a P-12 Collaborative Approach.” The presentation compared these two methods of delivering technology training to teachers. Thefirst method showcased UMD’s Department of Education technology curriculum operating in conjunction with Continuing Education which provides three options: undergraduate certificate in educational computing and technology, a graduate certificate in educational computing and technology and the MEd with a concentration in educational computing and technology. The grant option then shared their collaborative approach involving teachers, university faculty, and students in the department’s technology curriculum who work together as “collaborative” to initiate and incorporate technology into the P-12 classroom.

Helen Rallis, head of the education department and David A. McCarthy, professor and Department of Education Technology Coordinator recently returned from the regional TIES Technology Conference where they jointly delivered a one-half day training session to participants on digital cameras and their use in education settings. They discussed the use of a variety of different types of digital cameras for educational settings and demonstrated the incorporation of digital images in different software applications. Participants for this regional training session were instructed how to utilize digital images for: PowerPoint presentations, business cards, seating charts, incorporation into web pages, watermarks, student certificates, iron-ons, desktop publishing, how-to guides, and virtual field trips.

Anna Marie Roos, assistant professor of history, had her article “Thomas Philipot and Chemical Theories of the Tides in Seventeenth-Century England” published in Ambix, The Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry, volume 48, November 2001, pp. 125-136. She also presented “Natural Philosophy and Didacticism in the Athenian Mercury and The British Apollo” at the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, Queen’s College, Cambridge University in January 2002.

Melanie Shepard and Dennis Falk, professors of social work, presented their paper “Enhancing Coordinated Community Responses: Abuse, Safety and Well-being of Battered Women” at the 6th Annual Conference of the
Society for Social Work and Research held in San Diego January 18-21.

Amy Skinder-Meredith, assistant professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has recently published two articles in Augmentative Communication News, Vol 14, 2001: “Developmental Apraxia of Speech” and “Differential Diagnosis: Developmental Apraxia of Speech and Phonologic Delay.”

NRRI NEWS

Subhash Basak and Denise Mills published the paper “Prediction of Mutagenicity Utilizing a Hierarchical QSAR Approach” in the international journal SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research, volume 12, pp. 481-496 (2001).

MEDICAL SCHOOL

A scientific paper titled “Adrenocortical Stress Responses and Altered Working Memory Performance” was published this month in Psychophysiology by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. The paper reports on a study conducted by a team of U.S. and Norwegian scientists, and led by Mustafa al’Absi, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Duluth.

MINNESOTA SEA GRANT NEWS

The University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program is announcing its biennial Request for Proposals for coastal and Great Lakes research from February 23-January 25. We will consider all proposals for research concerning improved understanding, use, and management of Great Lakes resources, particularly related to coastal Lake Superior and the adjacent region. Research themes are: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems for a Healthy Economy, Science Supporting Sustainable Northern Aquaculture, Communities and Urban Coasts, New Technologies for Lake Superior, Aquatic Science Literacy, Addressing Minnesota’s Fisheries Problems, Seafood Science and Technology, Reducing Vulnerability to Coastal Natural Hazards.
   The deadline for a letter of intent is February 21. Funded projects typically range between $30,000 to $50,000 per year. They anticipate funding six to 10 projects. See Minnesota Sea Grant’s Web site for detailed information: www.seagrant.umn.edu/funding.html.


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