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
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 exhibitions 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 Centers 50th Juried Exhibition,
April 13-June 9. The eleven state regional exhibitions 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 UMDs 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 departments 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 UMDs 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 departments
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
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, Queens 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
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).
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 alAbsi, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Duluth.
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 Minnesotas 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 Grants
Web site for detailed information: www.seagrant.umn.edu/funding.html.
2002 Campus Events
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