March 4, 2003, Volume 20 number 12

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FACULTY/STAFF NEWS

The work of Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, department of Art and Design, was selected by Philip Brookman, senior curator of photography and media arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., for the 2003 International Photography exhibition at the Fraser Gallery in
Bethesda, Maryland, running from March 14 - April 9. Her work also is in a group show at CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, New York which opened February 7 and runs through March.


William Fleischman, professor of sociology, was recently appointed by Mayor Doty and the Duluth City Council to a three-year term as a representative of the City of Duluth on the Miller Creek Joint Powers Board.


Cecilia Giulivi, Department of Chemistry, published a review article entitled “Characterization and function of mitochondrial nitric-oxide synthase” in a special issue of the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine (Vol 34, 2003) dedicated to mitochondria bioenergetics. Her work,
among that of others in this field, has been cited on Science regarding the role of mitchondrial nitric oxide on cellular respiration (See Perspective by G. Brown, Science 299, 777).

Giulivi, in collaboration with Merry Jo Oursler, Biology Department, has a chapter entitled “Role of mitochondrial oxygen and nitrogen reactive species in signaling” which has been published in Signal Transduction by Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species: Pathways and Chemical Principles. (M. Torres, J. Fukuto, and H. J. Forman, eds. Kluwer Press, New York)

Giulivi was an invited speaker at the 2003 Gordon Conference on Nitric Oxide (February 10-15, Ventura, CA). Her talk entitled “Nitration of Mitochondrial Proteins” included the presentation of the mitochondrial proteome under conditions of nitrative stress and its biological implication for the aging process.


Faculty members Tim Holst, Scott Freundschuh, Raj Karim, Steve Sternberg, and Steve Hedman will accompany a group of UMD research students to the University of Utah for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), in March. The program focus is on helping to build communities of student and faculty scholars spanning the academic disciplines ranging from sciences to creative arts. The UMD students attending and presenting are: Stephanie Newland – SBE, Kara Christenson – CEHSP, Nitika Malik – CLA, and from CSE – Rachel Beukema, McKenzi Burmeister, Amanda Hodgson, Krishanthi Jayathilaka, Nichole Klatt, Eric Mislivec, David Olsen, Sarah Pollema, and Jody Welty.


Janice D. Kmetz, professor, Department of Art and Design, won a Addy Award at the Lake Superior Ad Club Award competition in February for the design of the catalogue, Discontinuum: The Photographs of Jane Calvin, designed for Tweed Museum of Art.


Jo Mackiewicz, assistant professor, and Kathryn Riley, professor, Department of Composition and Linguistics Program, published “The Technical Editor as Diplomat: Linguistic Strategies for Balancing Clarity and Politeness” in Technical Communication 50: 83-94 (2003). Riley was also recently elected a Senior Member of IEEE.


George “Rip” Rapp
, geological sciences and archaeometry lab, has the following recent publications: the book, Sotira Kaminoudhia: an early Bronze Age site in Cyprus, S. Swiny, G. Rapp, and E. Herscher, published by the American Schools of Oriental Research; chapters in the book Archaeology in the 21st Century, G. Rapp, pp. 37-39 in Chinese Archaeology and World Archaeolgy in the 20th Century, in Chinese, edited by the Institute of Archaeology, published by China Social Science Press; Chapter 5, “The Coastal Evolution of the Ambracian Embayment and its Relationship to Archaeological Settings,” Z. Jing and G. Rapp, and Chapter 6, “The Lower Acheron River Valley: Ancient Accounts and Changing Landscape,” M. Besonen, G. Rapp, and Z. Jing. in Landscape Archaeology of Southern Epirus, Greece, edited by J. Wiseman and K. Zachos, published by the American School of Clasical Studies in Athens; article, “Harbor areas at ancient Troy: Sedimentology and geomrphology complement Homer’s Iliad” J. Kraft, G. Rapp, I. Kayan, and J. Luce, pp. 163-166 in the journal Geology.


NRRI NEWS

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Endowed Taconite Chair Iwao Iwasaki at the NRRI Coleraine Laboratory has been awarded the 2002 Taggart Award from the Society for Mining Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). The award is given to Iwasaki and his co-authors for outstanding work on their research and published paper on “Extraction of copper from chalcopyrite concentrates without sulfuric acid generation via chlorination.” He will receive the award at the SME Annual Meeting in Cincinatti, Ohio, in February.
Iwasaki’s research on mineral crushing, grinding and flotation systems is well used by the taconite industry. He has published 250 articles in international journals, has been awarded 14 patents and has presented 39 invited lectures around the world.


MINNESOTA SEA GRANT NEWS

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MEDICAL SCHOOL


Robert T. Cormier, assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was recently awarded a $15,000, one-year grant from the Minnesota Medical Foundation to support his study, “Further Analysis of the Mom1 Locus.”


Anabela P. Rolo, Carlos M. Palmeira, and Kendall B. Wallace, professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology published a manuscript entitled “Mitochondrially mediated synergistic cell killing by bile acids” in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1637 (2003), 127-132.
Kendall B. Wallace, professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was recently elected President of the Mitochondria Research Society, which is a non-profit professional organization of international research scientists and physicians devoted to discovering a cure for mitochondrial related diseases, whether they be genetically inherited or acquired through environmental exposures. The Society sponsors numerous scientific meetings, fosters public education and provides a platform for communication and exchange of knowledge among scientists, physicians, patients and others interested in mitochondria-based diseases.


Wallace also presented a seminar entitled “Molecular Mechanisms of Chemical-induced Cardiac Injury” at the University of Louisville, KY in November as well as a seminar entitled “Multiple Mechanisms of Drug-induced Mitochondrionopathy” at Merck and Co., Inc., West Point, Pennsylvania in December.



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