BIBLE COLLECTION ON DISPLAY
A new exhibition of material from the Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society
Museum Collection is on display on the second floor of the UMD Library.
The display, entitled, Bible Illustration Through the Centuries
includes an example of a wide range of technological innovation, from
early illuminated manuscripts, to wood block prints, metal engraving and
color lithography. Examples include the work of the popular 19th-Century
illustrator Gustav Doré, editions incorporating the art work of
the Renaissance masters, and 20th-Century visual interpretations of the
Bible. For further information on this collection, please call 726-8102
or visit www.d.umn.edu/lib.
TECHFEST 2002 is taking place from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, April
5, in the Kirby Ballroom. The Call for Proposals is currently out
and we encourage anyone who has not participated to participate. Please
go to: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/etrg/techfest/ to fill out the Call for
Proposals form online or contact Sheri Pihlaja, firstname.lastname@example.org, or
726-6975 for more information.
NEWS FROM UMD STORES
From Monday, March 11 - Friday, March 15 there will be a 25% off
sale on some matted art prints, stationary and greeting cards.
From Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29, get 20% off all Easter
Campus Books Events:
There will be a 20% off general book sale on Wednesday, March 20.
Monday, April 1 - Friday, April 5 there will be a color film reprint
UMD Student Web Contest Winners
Last fall the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Administration
and Information Technology Systems and Services announced the annual UMD
Student Web Contest. The contest project was to develop Web sites and/or
Web-based materials for undergraduate courses. Qualifying entries were
developed by students working with faculty sponsors. The contest deadline
was January 31.
The following is a list of the winners of the Student Web Contest, and
their faculty sponsors.
Mark Paschke, sponsored by Scott Freundschuh; JeffSharkey, sponsored by
Gerardine Botte and Mike Frederick,
sponsored by Cecilia Giulivi.
See http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/etrg/webcontest.htm. Winning Web sites will
each receive a $500 award and will be demonstrated at UMDs TechFest
to be held Friday, April5.
SIGMA XI POSTER EXHIBITION
The 2002 Sigma XI Poster Exhibition was a huge success! There were close
to thirty posters made by undergraduates, graduate students and a few
faculty members shown at the event. Poster topics ranged anywhere from
computer science to chemistry to biology with several top-notch posters
in every category.
Nabamita Basak was awarded the best undergraduate
poster for her work in Use of Double Invariants in Predicting Property/Bioactivity
of Molecules. This work was done in collaboration with Lester R.
Drewes, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, School of
Medicine. Aubie Shaw was awarded the best graduate student poster for
Mechanisms Controlling Osteoclast Apoptosis and TNF-alpha-mediated
Apoptosis in Osteoclasts is Driven by Caspases. This work was done
primary collaboration with Merry Jo Oursler, Department of Biology, CSE
and Department of Medical Microbiology/Immunology, School of Medicine.
Tim OBrien was awarded best faculty/post-doctoral poster for Structural
Determinants of Perfluorooctyl-Derivative-Mediated Induction of the Mitochondrial
Permeability Transition. This work was done in collaboration with
Kendall Wallace, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, School
Special thanks goes to the Sigma Xi leadership,
especially to Arun Goyal and Robert Cormier for their supervisory role
in this years event, and to Matt Olson, 2002 Student Chair Sigma
Xi Poster Exhibition.
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AWARD
The UMD Center for Environmental Education gave the first annual Outstanding
Contribution to Environmental Education award to Phil Leversedge, park
manager at Tettegouche State Park. Phil was chosen for his work on the
Shovel Point restoration project. He collaborated with UMD students from
the Recreation Management and Field Interpretive Techniques courses where
a management plan was designed to protect the sub-alpine like environment
at Shovel Point while maintaining rock climbing on the point. Shovel Point
is the most heavily used climbing site in Minnesota.
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 200 words should be sent
by March 15 to Jan Stanaway in 369 ABAH, call 726-8548 or email
proposals to: email@example.com. The keystone address and reception will
be held at Glensheen. The conference is free and open to the public.
SA AWARD NOMINATIONS
The SA Award nomination packets are now available in collegiate unit offices
and in the Student Activities Office in the Kirby Student Center. Awards
included in this packet are: Sieur Du Luth, Bulldog, Leadership, Arrowhead,
Outstanding Organization, Outstanding Organization Advisor, Outstanding
Faculty, Outstanding Academic Advisor, and Outstanding Staff.
The deadline for award nominations is March 15, at 4 p.m. If you
would like an awards packet sent to you, please call Laura Young at 726-7169.
There will be two commencement ceremonies again this year. The undergraduate
commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 18 at noon in
the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. The graduate student ceremony
will be held Thursday, May 16 at in the Romano Gymnasium.
Commencement is important to the students who participate and to their
families. To sign up to participate in the commencement ceremonies, please
complete the form at http://www.d.umn.edu/commencement/faculty by March
29. If you plan to bring guests to Saturdays commencement ceremony,
please indicate on the form the number of tickets you will need. You may
also use the form to order a cap and gown, if needed. As in the past,
the expenses associated with rental of caps and gowns will be covered
COMMISSION ON WOMEN GRANTS
The Commission on Women is still accepting major grant applications for
spring semester. Applications for major grants ($301 - $1000) will be
accepted until March 15 for spring semester programs and April
15 for fall semester programs. Applications for small grants ($300
or less) will be accepted until April 15 for fall semester programs.
Grant information and applications are available
online at: http://www.d.umn.edu/comwomen. Please contact Nancy Damberg
at 726-6966 for an application in an alternate format. Eligibility requirements
include proposals that enhance the environment for women at UMD, presentations/events
that are generated from and delivered on campus, lectures (based on the
speakers focus), and travel to conferences only when knowledge gained
from the conference will directly impact a large number of women at UMD.
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.
LIBRARY FRIENDLY REMINDER EMAILS
Now that e-mail has been designated the official means of communication
at UMD, the Library is experimenting with e-mail notification methods
for students, staff, and faculty. The first phase will be friendly
reminder e mails that will go out before materials are actually
overdue. You may receive a message beginning, This is to remind
you that the UMD Library materials listed below will be due within the
next week . . . If, after receiving such a message, you immediately
call the Circulation desk (726-6120) during hours when the Library is
open, you can renew materials before they become overdue and avoid problems
such as blocked privileges. If you are really Library savvy and have learned
how to do online renewals with your Library PIN, you can renew materials
through the Library home page by clicking on Circulation Services
and choosing the Renew Materials panel. This works well if
your library account is in good standing and you have not exceeded the
maximum number of renewals. You can bookmark the online renewal feature
;Call the Library at 726-6120 if you have any problems
renewing via the Web, and a staff member will assist you. UMD faculty,
staff, and students who primarily use e-mail services other than their
official UMD e-mail address should be sure to forward all UMD e-mail to
their other service.
2002 SPRING FORUM
Demystifying the Kirby Plaza Renovation and other UMD Building Projects
will be the topic of the 2002 Spring Forum presented by the UMD Professional
Staff Council. John Rashid of the UMD Construction Administration office
will make the presentation from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. on February 28
in the Griggs Center. Refreshments will be served.
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!
Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.
Currents can be viewed at www.d.umn.edu/currents
Currents is printed regularly throughout the school year. College of Liberal
Arts student, Jenny O'Neill helped edit this issue of Currents.
The Fall Semester 2001 schedule continues as follows:
The Spring Semester schedule is:
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Print date: Tuesday, January 29.
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Print date: Tuesday, February 12.
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Print date: Tuesday, February 26.
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Print date: Tuesday, March 12.
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Print date: Tuesday, April 2.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 10;
Print date: Tuesday, April 16.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 24;
Print date: Tuesday, April 30.
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