December 10, 2002, Volume 20 number 8
Dalibor Froncek, assistant professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, presented a contributed talk entitled Bi-cyclic Factorizations of Complete Graphs into Spanning Trees at the Fourth Cracow Conference on Graph Theory in September in Czorsztyn, Poland.
Joseph Gallian, professor, Department of Mathematics, has been asked to chair the search committee for editor of the journal Math Horizons, a monthly publication of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Gallian published the article Who is the Greatest Hitter of Them All? in the September issue of the journal. He also published the article Putnam Trivia for the 90s in the book The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition: 1985 2000 published by the MAA in 2002.
Pam Griffin, Access Center general disability
services counselor and ICL instructor, has been accepted as one of twenty
participants in a three-year nationwide project, Do-It Admin,
sponsored by the University of Washington in Seattle. The Do-It
Admin project expands Do-It Prof activities to improve
the knowledge and skills of postsecondary student service administrators
and staff for making their programs accessible to students with disabilities
on their campuses. Griffin was a participant in the Do-It Prof
project as well. Five models of professional development will be created.
Each participant will also work with a partner school to assist in creating
and delivering these models. Griffins partner school is Fond Du
Lac Tribal and
The Geologic Map of the Duluth Complex and
Related Rocks, Northeastern Minnesota (2001, Minn. Geological Survey
Miscell. Map 119) was produced by J. D. Miller, Jr., adjunct assistant
professor, J. C. Green professor emeritus, M. J. Severson, V.
W. Chandler, and D. M. Peterson, NRRI. The accompanying
Report of Investigations 58, Geology and Mineral Potential of the Duluth
Complex and Related Rocks of Northeastern Minnesota (2002, Minn.
Geological Survey)was authored by Miller, Green, Severson, Chandler,
Steven Hauck, NRRI, Peterson, and T. E. Wahl.
Joseph R. Prohaska, professor, and Bruce Brokate junior scientist, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, published The Timing of Perinatal Copper Deficiency in Mice Influences Offspring Survival in the Journal of Nutrition 132: 3142-3145 (2002).
Eun-Kyung Suh, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design, will have her light fixture, Schism and Unity, included in Craft Forms 2002 at the Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. The national juried exhibition is jurored by Lloyd E. Herman, the founder of the US National Craft Museum, the Renwick Gallery, and Smithsonian Institution.
Patti Tolo, SFA Development Director and
Cheryl Reitan, UMD publications director, served as judges for the
Case District VI communication competition. District VI covers colleges
and universities in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North
Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. The winners will be announced at the
Professors Viktor Zhdankin and Ron Caple, Department of Chemistry, recently returned from trip to Baku State University in Azerbaijan. They both presented invited lectures; Zhdankin on his recent advances in hypervalent iodine chemistry, and Caple on his application of electrophilic additions in organic synthesis.
Subhash Basak was an invited speaker at
the international conference entitled Thirty First Year of the Topological
Index Z, organized by Ochanomizu University,Tokyo, and National
Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan. He presented
the following papers at the conference: a) An invited lecture Numerical
graph invariants: Development and applications in drug discovery and risk
assessment of chemicals: by Subhash C. Basak
Basak continued his trip to Singapore where he discussed collaborative research with Professor Limsoon Wong, Director, Laboratories for Information Technology, National University of Singapore.
Subsequently Basak traveled to India to participate in a conference entitled Science and Economy: New Insights on Medicinal Plants and Floriculture organized by Darjeeling Doohrs Postgraduates Welfare Association (DDPGWA), Darjeeling, West Bengal, India, and Institute of Rural Development, Natural Disaster and Environmental Management, Kolkata, India. Basak was the chief guest in the conference and gave a presentation entitled Indigenous medicinal plants and modern drug discovery: A computational approach in the post-genomic era.
Douglas Hawkins gave a presentation Some
Statistical Thoughts, authored by Hawkins, Subhash C.
Basak, Brian D. Gute and Denise Mills at the JP8 jet fuel toxicology
conference organized by the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research
and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC in November.
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