Septenber 24, 2002, Volume 20 number 3

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FACULTY/STAFF NEWS

The work of Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, Department of Art and Design, is part of the “A Creative Legacy: A History of the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists’ Fellowships Program” archive which has just been completed in collaboration with the Smithsonian. The archive is available to curators, scholars, and the public at the Museum. Brush is a past NEA Photographer’s Fellowship recipient.


James H. Fetzer, McKnight Professor of Philosophy, presented a keynote lecture to the First Annual New Conference on Unconscious Cognition and Evolution under the title, “Unconscious Selection: The Very Idea!” The meeting, which was held in Portland, Maine, was sponsored by the New England Institute for Cognitive Science and Evolutionary Psychology of The University of New England, Biddeford, Maine. Selected papers from the conference will appear in Cognition and Evolution.


Cecilia Giulivi
, associate professor, Theresa Sarkela, assistant scientist, Department of Chemistry; and Sarah Elfering, medical student at UMD School of Medicine, published an article entitled “Biochemistry of Mitochondrial Nitric-oxide Synthase” in the Journal of Biological Chemistry (2002). Giulivi, Nathaniel Traaseth, undergraduate student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Chemistry, and Kelvin J. A. Davies, professor, University of Southern California and editor of the journal Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine, authored a review article entitled “Tyrosine Oxidation Products: Analysis and Biological Relevance” that was published in the Journal Amino Acids (2002).


Karen L. Heikel
, director of UMD Summer Term and Continuing Education Student Support Services, has been elected vice president of the North American Association of Summer Sessions (NAASS). The organization represents colleges and university summer session programs from 14 states in the north central region of the US and Canada. She is also currently serving as president of the North Central Conference on Summer Schools.


Paul Kiprof
and Peter Kebbekus, Department of Chemistry, faculty co-advisors, and Jeremy Peterson, Chemistry Club president, have been recognized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as part of the local Student Affiliates Chapter with a commendable award for their work in 2001/2002. All recognized chapters will be honored at the ACS national meeting in New Orleans in March.


Janice Kmetz
, professor, Department of Art and Design, exhibited one of her digitally imaged “wearable art” works from the Widow’s Weeds Series at Whitcock Gallery in Minneapolis. This work was made possible through a grant from UMD’s VDIL.


J. Clark Laundergan
, professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and Don McTavish, professor emeritus, Department of Sociology - Twin Cities, have authored a chapter entitled “Prevalence of gambling and problem gambling among low and moderate-income senior residents of the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota metropolitan area”, in Marotta, J. J., Cornelius, J. A. & Eadington, W. R. [Eds.], The Downside: Problem & Pathological Gambling, Reno, NV: Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming. The research was supported by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health.


Jo Mackiewicz
, assistant professor, and Kathryn Riley, professor, Department of Composition, presented a paper on “Balancing Clarity and Politeness in Editing Sessions with Nonnative Speakers” at the IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, in Portland, Oregon. Their paper also appears on pp. 410-422 of the conference proceedings. Both authors have reviewed books recently in IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. Mackiewicz reviewed “Language and the Internet” in the June 2002 issue and “Professional and Technical Writing Strategies” in September 2002. Riley reviewed “Language and Communication: Essential Concepts for User Interface and Documentation” in March 2002 and “Designing Effective Web Sites” in September 2002.


Tom Zogg
, reference librarian, published a review of the 24 volume set, Encyclopedia of World Geography in the July 2002 issue of Choice. His “Map and Geography Round Table Representative” column will appear in the October 2002 issue of Geoscience Information Society Newsletter.

NRRI NEWS

See next issue of Currents.

MINNESOTA SEA GRANT NEWS


Douglas Jensen, Exotic Species Information Center coordinator, co-hosted a regional workshop, “Aquatic Nuisance Species — Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Training Workshop” for federal and state hatchery operators, natural resource management agencies, and private hatchery and aquaculture businesses, in Bozeman, Montana. This ANS-HACCP workshop was co-hosted by Mike Klepinger, Michigan Sea Grant Program, and Tina Proctor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Region 6 ANS coordinator. Jensen also attended the “New Zealand Mudsnail Workshop,” held in conjunction with the workshop at Montana State University.
Jensen gave an invited presentation, “Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species Through Public Outreach: Best Approaches to Get the Word Out,” at the annual meeting of the Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species, in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Marie Zhuikov
, communications coordinator, received a $28,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource’s Lake Superior Coastal Assistance Grants Program for a “Superior Science for You” speaker series. Minnesota Sea Grant will host eight speakers who will deliver a total of 16 talks covering the latest scientific research on Lake Superior to residents and visitors in Duluth, Grand Marais, and Grand Portage, MN. The talks will be broadcast over the Internet and will be compiled for a book.


MEDICAL SCHOOL


Richard Leino
, senior research associate, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, attended the Scandinavian Electron Microscopy Conference in Tampere, Finland where he presented a paper on “The Contractile Mechanism and ‘Holocrine’ Secretion in Teleost Rodlet Cells.”



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