April 8, 2003, Volume 20 number 14

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Jeff Dugan, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design, will be exhibiting a new series of photographs in Paris in January 2003. Entitled “The Garden”, this exhibition coincides with the release of Dugan’s limited edition portfolio containing all twelve images from the series. In addition, the Center for Visual and Performing Arts at Northern Indiana University will exhibit Dugan’s “The Snow Project.” A selection of six images from this series were recently purchased by Hennepin County.

At a recent meeting at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the University of Utah, Tim Holst, professor of geology and associate dean in the College of Science and Engineering was re-elected to another term as chair of the Board of Governors for NCUR. The Board is made up of 24 individuals from institutions from around the country, and is charged with oversight of NCUR.

Carmen Latterell, assistant professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, had her article “An Action Research Study: Teaching a Mathematics Foundations Class through Discussion” published in LATM Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1, for April.

Dean Lettenstrom, professor, Department of Art and Design, currently has two paintings included in an international exhibition titled “Blue Collar,” at the Furlong Art Galleries of the University of Wisconsin-Stout. This competitive exhibition was juried by the artist and University of Madison professor T.L. Solien. It includes works from eight states that border the Great Lakes as well as Quebec and Ontario. The exhibition runs are April 5 to May 1. The exhibition can be viewed online at www.furlonggallery.uwstout.edu

Deborah Petersen-Perlman, director of the UMD Office of Equal Opportunity and Mary Cameron, associate director of the UMD Department of Human Resources, presented a paper on achieving diversity in faculty recruitment titled “Opening Our Doors,” at the University of Toronto’s Excellence Through Equity conference in March.

Jon L. Pierce, Department of Management Studies, along with Tatiana Kostova, University of South Carolina, and Kurt Dirks, Washington University in St. Louis, recently had a paper “The State of Psychological Ownership: Integrating and Extending a Century of Research” published in the Review of General Psychology.

Cheryl Reitan, UMD Publications Director, received a two-week residency at Artcroft, Carlisle, Kentucky for part of March and part of April 2003. She is working on a novel.

Kathryn Riley, professor, and Jo Mackiewicz, assistant professor, Composition Department and Linguistics Program, presented a paper on “Globalizing Plain English: Can Plain Be Polite?” at the spring conference of the Association for Business Communication, in Toronto in April. They are preparing a written version of their paper for the conference proceedings.


The University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program recently chose nine research projects involving Lake Superior and Minnesota’s inland lakes for funding. The award money, which is provided by the National Sea Grant College Program and matched the University of Minnesota, collectively totals $678,500. The projects, focusing on coastal ecosystems and economies, Minnesota’s fisheries problems, new technologies, and communities and urban coasts, will be funded through University of Minnesota departments from 2003-2005.

The Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology will be held in Duluth June 28- July 2, hosted by UMD’s Natural Resources Research Institute and Continuing Education Program, and the University of Minnesota’s Sea Grant Program and Conservation Biology Graduate Program.

Sarah Donahue, Sea Grant intern, gave a teacher workshop, “Escape from Aquatic Nuisance Species,” as part of the annual Minnesota Association of Environmental Education Conference in March at the Rosemount Community Center, in Rosemount, Minnesota.

Donahue also taught “Alien Invader” and “Zebra Mussel Mania” lessons to K-5th graders at Stowe Elementary School’s Tenth Annual Environmental Resource Fair.

Jeff Gunderson, associate director, presented “ANS-HACCP Approach: Reducing The Risk Of Spreading Aquatic Nuisance Species,” in February at Aquaculture America 2003, Louisville, Kentucky.

Douglas Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species Information Center Coordinator, presented, “Biological Pollution in the Great Lakes,” at the Izaak Walton League’s Youth Fishing Clinic held in March at the Great Lakes Aquarium.

Barbara Liukkonen, water resources education coordinator, gave a presentation about invasive aquatic plants to the Minnesota Water Gardening Society in February at the Ridgedale Library, Plymouth, Minnesota.



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Kendall B. Wallace, professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was recently elected to the presidency of the Society of Toxicology. The Society of Toxicology is an international organization of professionals dedicated to safe-guarding public health against the adverse effects of pharmaceuticals as well as the potential hazards associated with exposures to environmental and industrial chemicals and to biological agents. The society also serves as a resource to assist congressional, state and federal agencies in establishing scientifically-based regulations and standards to protect human health against possible adverse outcomes associated with various chemical and biological exposures. The Society of Toxicology represents the world’s largest professional society dedicated to the science of Toxicology. Wallace’s election constitutes a 3-year progression from Vice-President-elect through President in 2005/2006, followed by one year as Past-President.

Lester R. Drewes, professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was an invited speaker at the
“American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Workshop on Drug Transport: From the Bench to the Bedside” in February in Peachtree City, GA.

Edward L. Perkins, assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Duluth Clinic Chair of Molecular Medicine, was recently awarded a $14,656 one-year grant from the Minnesota Medical Foundation to support his grant “Identification of Genes Governing Genome Stability and Cell Cycle Control in Side Population Hematopoietic Stem Cells.”

Joseph R. Prohaska, professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, along with I. Hamza and J.D. Gitlin
published a manuscript entitled “Essential role for atox1 in the copper-mediated intracellular trafficking of the Menkes ATPase” in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 100, 1215-1220 (2003). Prohaska’s colleagues are from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

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