UMD DESIGNS NATIONAL MATH AWARENESS MONTH POSTER
A proposal by Professor Joe Gallian and Associate Professor Doug Dunham
to make Mathematics and Art as the theme of the April 2003
National Math Awareness Month (MAM) was accepted by the Joint Policy Board
for Mathematics. Gallian and Dunham designed a poster that used a pattern
originally developed by Dunham. Dunham wrote an essay that accompanies
the poster image and Gallian wrote the poster text. The poster was created
at the UMD Visualization and Digital Imaging Laboratory with considerable
help from UMD student Abhijit Parsekar. The Joint Policy Board will distribute
14,000 copies of the poster across the nation. For more information about
MAM see the web site at http://mathforum.org/mam/03/. The site includes
downloadable posters, essays, and links to others sites about mathematics
FIRST READING XXIII CALL FOR PROPOSALS
A conference on research-in-progress in Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies
will take place on Friday, April 11 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 7 to Jan Stanaway in 369 ABAH, call 726-8548 or e-mail
proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The keystone address and reception will
be held at Glensheen. The conference is free and open to the public.
STUDENTS RECEIVE ACEC MINNESOTA SCHOLARSHIPS
UMD students Gregory Fix (ChE), Bradley Kabes (ChE), Senja Lopac (ChE),
Charles Fox (ECE/ME), and John Kapla (IE) were scholarship recipients
for five out of the seven available statewide American Council of Engineering
Companies of Minnesota Scholarships. The scholarships range from $1250
to $1750. The recipients attended the thirty-sixth annual engineering
excellence awards on January 31, held at the Hilton in Minneapolis.
NATIONAL SEA GRANT KNAUSS FELLOWS
The application process has begun for the National Sea Grant Knauss Fellows
program. It is open to University of Minnesota graduate students interested
in ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes policy. The one-year fellowship, based
in Washington, D.C., begins in February 2004. This program pays a stipend
and living expenses. Fellows are selected through a competitive process.
Applications are due to
Minnesota Sea Grant by May 9.
MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP
UMD students in fields relating to the environment, and Native American
and Alaska Native students in fields related to health care or tribal
public policy, are invited to apply for Morris K. Udall Scholarships.
Because environmental issues can be approached in a multi-disciplinary
way, the scholarship is offered to students from a broad range of disciplines.
Majors include: environmental engineering, agriculture, biology and other
natural sciences, natural resource management, political science, sociology,
anthropology, geography, cultural studies, history, public policy, and
pre-law. To be considered, students must be nominated by their institution.
The UMD Institutional deadline for receipt of completed applications is
February 20, at 4:30 p.m. in 209 Bohannon Hall. The scholarships, which
are to be used for the 2003-2004 academic year, will be awarded in April.
Applications are available in 209 Bohannon Hall.
For more information contact Rick J. Smith at 726-6293.
The Corporate Volunteer Council, of which UMD is a member, will have its
annual Have a Heart clothing drive in February. Look in your
closets for clothing you are not using, and donate to the Union Gospel
Mission at 219 East First Street, the Salvation Army at 2101 West Superior
Street, the Damiano Center at 206 West Fourth Street, and CHUM at 102
West Second Street. Items needed are: jackets, coats, sweaters, mittens
& gloves, hats, boots, scarves, blankets and sheets. These emergency
clothing distributors are always looking for good used clothing which
are needed by the homeless, and others less fortunate. The Damiano Center
also has an area where interview clothing is available for people who
need to dress appropriately for job interviews. Miscellaneous toiletries
will also be collected here at UMD in Humanities 494. If you have any
questions please contact Cheryl Aker at 726-8149, or e-mail email@example.com.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PARTNERS WITH PBS
A goal of the UMD Department of Education is to prepare future teachers
with real-life educational experiences in the community as well as their
academic experiences. PBS eight, the Northland regions public television
station, provides a number of community-based educational experiences
that actively involve UMD students and staff.
In the past year PBS eight was granted the Election
2002 grant, helping to create lesson plans about American government.
Scholarships were awarded for the annual high school essay, art and photography
contest involving UMD art education students as judges. UMD students also
helped organize the largest writing contest in the U.S., the Reading
Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest.
WOMAN OF THE YEAR PROPOSALS
All members of the UMD community are invited to nominate any current or
former UMD faculty or staff woman for the Linda Larson-Commission on Women,
Woman of the Year Award. The nomination should be in the form of a letter
that includes the following: 1. The name of the woman being nominated
including contact information for her; 2. A description of the activities
that show outstanding contribution to the continuing improvement of womens
experiences at UMD and in Duluth at large; and 3. The name and contact
information for the person(s) nominating this individual. Please deliver
nomination letters to The Commission on Womens office, 420 Darland
Administration Building by March 30. This award will be presented at the
Commission on Womens Spring Lunch on May 7.
FOOD SERVICE TRAY DRAWING
The Food Service Office is asking for your help in finding missing food
trays. Please search your offices and kitchenettes for our burgundy food
trays, return them to 270 Kirby Student Center, and your name will be
entered in a special drawing to be held on March 1. We look forward
to your participation.
Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.
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The Spring Semester 2003 schedule is:
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Deadline: Wednesday, April 2; Print date: Tuesday, April 8.
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Deadline: Wednesday, April 30; Print date: Tuesday, May 6.
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