April 22, 2003, Volume 20 number 15

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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 is a special spring seminar series that is being presented by the UMD School of Medicine with co-sponsorship by the St. Luke’s 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. Luke’s Hospital Auditorium or the St. Mary’s 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.

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.

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 msunnaf@d.umn.edu or 726-6363.

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.

academic NEWS .


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" program.

administrative NEWS

UMD’s 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.

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 Tom’s 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.

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.

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 a.m.


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