October 8, 2002, Volume 20 number 4

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FACULTY/STAFF NEWS

Alison Aune, assistant professor, Department of Art Education-Museum Education, and Jeanne Doty, assistant professor, Department of Music, presented a lecture/concert entitled “The Backer Sisters: Norway’s Legacy to Art and Music” at the College Music Society National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri in September.

Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, Department of Art and Design, has work in Digital 02: Envisioning Time, Space, and the Future, which is in the Technology Gallery at the New York Hall of Science through November, and at the Taranto Gallery in Chelsea in New York from December 8 to January 31. The exhibition is a project of ASCI (Art and Science Collaborations, Inc.).

Thomas Hedin, professor of Art History, took part in the week-long “Symposium Nicodemus Tessin the Younger: Sources, Works, Collections” held at the National museum in Stockholm. Tessin, the leading architect in Scandinavia during the 17th- and 18th-centuries, designed the Swedish royal palace in Stockholm and several royal estates in the country. Hedin’s talk was titled “Tessin in the Gardens of Versailles in 1687.” It will be published in 2003 in a special issue of Konsthistorisk tidskrift, a Swedish art historical journal.

Jim Klueg, acting head and professor, Department of Art & Design, will be featured in “James Klueg: Intentional Ceramix,” an article in the November 2002 issue of Ceramics Monthly.

Dana Luehr, technology instructor, and David A. McCarthy, professor/technology coordinator, Department of Education recently attended a week long training session with a federal APT technology grant in collaboration with the University of Minnesota-MNPLS, UCLA, and the Vermont Institute of Math Science and Technology. The two faculty are implementing a federal technology research grant by having the UMD Educational Computing and Technology courses serve as a test site for the grant’s research initiative. They are incorporating case studies into their courses which are web based and in turn are tracking the student’s individual search progression by means of a newly developed web tracking software developed by UCLA. The federal APT grant has a three year duration.

Ron Marchese, professor in sociology and anthropology, Continuing Education, presented two papers at the Eighth International Biennial Symposium - Silk Roads, Other Roads - of the Textile Society of America at Smith College. The first was with Marlene Breu - “Expressions in Silk: Embroidered Miniatures on Historic Textiles from the Armenian Apostolic Churches of Istanbul”. The second paper provided an analysis of the inscriptions that appear on the textiles - “The People Behind the Embroidered Mask”. Both papers will be combined and published at a later date. Visual data was supported by the Visualization and Digital Imagery Summer Research Award. Marchese also received a McKnight International Travel Grant and an Office of Internal Research Grant from UMTC to support archaeological research in October at the site of Plataiai, Greece. He also was awarded a Spectrum Lecture Series Grant for the Spring of 2003 where Professor Marlene Breu, Western Michigan University, and Marchese will offer a detailed analysis of the Armenian textile miniature tradition to a UMD audience. This is in conjunction with the publication of their monograph on the Apostolic church collections in Istanbul.

Shannon Miller, UMD Women’s Hockey Coach, will be honored by the Calgary Flames NHL team at a luncheon entitled “Celebrating a Pioneer” held in Calgary. The luncheon will be part of a “Women at Center Ice” program, which was founded in 2002 to develop, promote, and celebrate Canada’s female hockey success.

NRRI NEWS

Subhash Basak professor, Department of Chemistry, visited Indiana University Purdue University of Indiana (IUPUI) Genomics/ Proteomics Laboratory, to discuss collaborative research in Mathematical Proteomics/Computational Toxicology with colleagues at IUPUI and US Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Basak and members of the Mathematical Chemistry/Computational Toxicology Research team of NRRI and their collaborators traveled to Atlanta, GA, to give the following presentations at the International Conference on Chemical Mixtures; A Plenary Lecture by Basak entitled “Use of Chemodescriptors and Biodescriptors in Quantitative Structure-Toxicity Relationship (QSTR) Studies,”

MINNESOTA SEA GRANT NEWS

See next issue of Currents.


MEDICAL SCHOOL


Annette L. Boman, assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, School of Medicine Duluth, received a $758,000 Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society. This four-year grant will be used to study the role of novel ARF effectors in yeast membrane traffic.

Thomas E. Huntley, associate professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, School of Medicine Duluth, was presented a “Legislator of the Year Award” in August by the Minnesota Medical Association. In May the Minnesota Public Health Association presented Huntley the B. Robert Lewis Award for his “aggressive pursuit to establish and maintain health as a human right.”



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