April 22002, Volume 19 number 13

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Ron Marchese, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, had a manuscript entitled “The Ancient Town of Plataiai”accepted to be published in Athena Review. The tri-authored article includes Andreas Konecny of the University of Vienna and V. Arvanatinos, the director of the Thebes Museum and discusses the excavations Marchese is conducting in Greece.
Marchese also recently returned from Istanbul, Turkey where he met with His Beatitude Mesrob II, Armenian Patriarch of Istanbul and All Turkey about Marchese’s book on the Apostolic sacred textiles housed in the Church collections of the Patriarchate. His
colleague Professor Marlene Breu, Western Michigan University, and Marchese recently completed the final preparation of the book. They also will present a joint paper in September at The Textile Society of America entitled “Expressions in Silk: Embroidered Miniatures on Historic Textiles from the Armenian Apostolic Churches of Istanbul.”

Jo Mackiewicz, assistant professor, Department of Composition, recently presented her paper "Maintaining the Appearance of Collaboration: Collusion in Writing Center Discourse" at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Chicago.

Justin Rubin, assistant professor in the music department, gave a recital on the Casavant organ at the Church of St. Louis, King of France in Saint Paul, MN, as part of an international recital series. Rubin was invited to perform one of his own works, “a Partita on Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern,” a major work by Max Reger, and music of the Baroque period.
In addition, five compositions, including a work by Rubin, were chosen for the inaugural Essentially Choral Plymouth Music Series/American Composers Forum project to be performed on March 22 and 23.
Noted Swedish composer Sven-David Sandström, a professor of composition at Indiana University, will serve as "composer-mentor" for the project.

David Schmalenberger, associate professor of music and assistant professor of theatre productions presented a paper entitled “Ed Blackwell and the Free Jazz Movement” for the national meeting of the Society for American Music held in Lexington, Kentucky, in March.

Alexis Pogorelskin, head of history department and associate professor of history; Continuing Education, recently lectured on the opposition to Stalin in the 1920s at the University of Helsinki. She was the guest of the Alexander Institute which is attached to the university and is devoted to the coordination of Area Studies in Finnish higher education.

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MEDICAL SCHOOL

MINNESOTA SEA GRANT NEWS

Douglas Jensen
, Exotic Species Information Center coordinator, gave an invited presentation, “Invasive Species in Wisconsin: How Public Education Can Work to Prevent Spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species,” to 65 participants at a session on exotic species at the Wisconsin Lakes Convention, Green Bay, Wisconsin, in March. Sea Grant staff members participated in several events held as part of or in conjunction with the 11th International Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Conference, Alexandria, Virginia, in March:

Jeffrey Gunderson, associate director, and Jensen, along with Ronald Kinnunen, Michigan Sea Grant, co-hosted a training workshop, “ANS-HACCP: Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species Via Aquaculture, Fish Stocking and Wild Baitfish Harvest.”

Jensen was an invited luncheon panelist at a workshop for high school students participating in the upcoming Virginia Environthon, which has the theme of “Introduced Species and Their Effect on Biodiversity.” Students in dozens of participating states will compete to earn a trip to the national competition in Massachusetts later this year.

Gunderson presented the paper, “Impacts of Aquatic Nuisance Species on Baitfish and Aquaculture Industries.”
Jensen presented two papers, “Angler Knowledge, Behavior, and Risk for Spreading Aquatic Nuisance Species Based on Surveys in Five Great Lakes States,” co-authored by Gunderson, Jesse Schomberg (Minnesota Sea Grant), Michael Klepinger (Michigan Sea Grant), Patrice Charlebois, Kristen Tepas (Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant), Kinnunen, and Fred Snyder (Ohio Sea Grant). The second paper presented was “Measuring the Effectiveness of ANS Boater Awareness in Five States Using a Model Survey,” co-authored by Gunderson, Schomberg, Karen Ricker (Ohio Sea Grant), Michael Hauser (Vermont DEC), Bettina Proctor (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Region 6, Great Plains), W. Jay Rendal, Michelle Bratager (Minnesota DNR), S. Kim Webb (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Region 1, NW), and Jodi Cassell (California Sea Grant).

Jensen co-presented a third paper, “Blocking Westward Spread of Zebra Mussels Using Low Power Radio," along with Robert Pitman (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Region 2, SW).

Gunderson, Jensen, and Kinnunen were also co-authors on fourth paper, “Potential Dispersal of ANS by Live Bait in the Great Lakes Region,” by Snyder, Charlebois, and Klepinger.

Jensen presented a poster, “Promoting Community Stewardship on Exotic Aquatics Through Youth Participation,” co-authored by Robin Goettel (Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant), Pam Borne Blanchard (Louisiana Sea Grant), Helen Domske (New York Sea Grant), Rosanne Fortner (Ohio Sea Grant), and Nancy Lerner (Washington Sea Grant).

Jensen also served as an invited panelist at the federal Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force-sponsored workshop, “Building Consensus for Regional Policy on Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention and Control.”



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