FREE NEWSPAPERS ON CAMPUS
Free newspapers will be available in the Lake Superior Hall Lobby, Library
Lobby, HPER Lobby, and in the Solon Center Lobby until May 9. As
part of this test, the distribution initially will be for USA Today, Duluth
News Tribune, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
If this proves to be popular with our campus community, in September we
will continue to provide this service in cooperation with the Duluth News-Tribune
who initiated the program.
NEW GENETICS IN MEDICINE
New Genetics in Medicine is a special spring seminar series that is being
presented by the UMD School of Medicine with co-sponsorship by the St.
Lukes Hospital Foundation and the Duluth Clinic Foundation. The
series will highlight recent research advances in gene-based clinical
medicine. Topics include: stem cell therapy, cancer genomics, genetics
of psychiatric disorders, genetics of neuro-oncology, pharmacogenomics,
genetics in primary care, bioethics and pharmacogenetics, and cardiovascular
genomics. All seminars are at 7 a.m. on Fridays during April and May,
at the St. Lukes Hospital Auditorium or the St. Marys Duluth
Clinic Auditorium. The events are free and open to the public. More information
is available at the series website: http://penguin.d.umn.edu/NGM.
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.
TEACH IN ENGLAND
Faculty proposals for the 2004-2005 UMD Study in England Program are due
Thursday, May 1. A total of four UMD tenured and tenure-track faculty
members will be selected for semester long appointments. Further details
are outlined in the application. Contact Michael Sunnafrank at email@example.com
At its meeting in April, the Board of Regents approved the following individuals
for promotion and tenure:
Ann Bergeron, Theatre, SFA, to full professor; Martin Bock, English, CLA,
to full professor; Richard Davis, Chemical Engineering, CSE, to full professor;
David Wyrick, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, CSE, to full professor;
Duane Millslagle, Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, CEHSP, indefinite
tenure; Patrice Farrell, Geography, CLA, to associate professor with indefinite
tenure; Theodore Pedersen, Computer Science, CSE, to associate professor
with indefinite tenure; Elise Ralph, Physics, CSE, to associate professor
with indefinite tenure; Steven Sternberg, Chemical Engineering, CSE, to
associate professor with indefinite tenure; Bradley Thayer, Political
Science, CLA, to associate professor with indefinite tenure; Hudson Turner,
Computer Science, CSE, to associate professor with indefinite tenure.
STROMSTAD NAMED STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF THE
UMD student Erik Stromstad has been named National Student Employee of
the Year. He was named UMD Student Employee of the Year in January and
went on to win the Minnesota state title and the Regional title. Erik
is a senior Communication major from Fargo, North Dakota and is employed
by UMD Kirby Student Center as manager of the UMD "Late Night Kirby"
NEW UMD PHOTO LIBRARY
UMDs new web Photo Library is up and running. We have put together
dozens of our best images for faculty and staff to use in publications,
printed items, as well as on the web. We hope that these images will help
departments and programs show off the beauty and diversity of UMD. To
see the new web site go to http://www.d.umn.edu/photolibrary/. For information,
contact UMD photographer Brett Groehler at 726-7115.
TAKE OUR CHILDREN TO WORK DAY
Departments are invited participate in Take Our Children to Work Day to
be held at UMD on April 24. For more information call 726-6292.
Tom Duff, professor and head of the FMIS Department and MBA Director in
the School of Business and Economics, will be retiring after 28 years
with UMD. The School of Business would like you to join in celebrating
Toms retirement on Thursday, May 1, from 2-5 p.m. in the
Kirby Ballroom. A program will be held beginning at 2:45 p.m. Contact
Sherri Fedora in the FMIS Department, 150 SBE or 726-7532 with any questions.
KIRBY TRAY DRAWING
The Kirby Cafe Tray Drawing was a success. Thank you to everyone who participated.
We will continue with the contest once again. Please check your offices
and kitchenettes for trays and dishes and bring them to 270 Kirby and
enter your name for a special prize.
NEWS FROM THE UMD STORES
UMD Stores Event:
Students attending UMD for the Take Your Children to Work Day will get
a chance to tour the UMD Stores and have fun running a cash register,
answering phones, stocking shelves, assisting customers and participating
in a scavenger hunt! There will also be a special bonus offer for those
who attend the workshop on Thursday, April 24 from 10:15 - 11:15
Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.
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The Spring Semester 2003 schedule is:
Deadline: Wednesday, April 30; Print date: Tuesday, May 6.
The summer 2003 schedule is:
Deadline: Wednesday, June 25; Print date: July 1
Deadline: Wednesday, July 23; Print date: July 29.
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