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 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.
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.
FREE DTA RIDES CONTINUE THROUGH 2006
UMD students, faculty and staff can count
on free rides and improved bus service on campus next year when classes
The U-Bus will not run next school year but two
new DTA routes will be introduced to provide direct service to campus
from Superior Street and Fourth Street. The only major difference next
year will be that those currently boarding the U-Bus on Superior Street
will have to catch the bus on the other side of the street.
Another route improvement will be the introduction
of direct service into UMD from the Woodland neighborhood.
The new East Fourth Street - UMD - Woodland Route will follow the current
East Fourth Street routing to 24th Avenue East and continue to upper Woodland
along Woodland Avenue with a regular stop at UMD. Weeknight service to
UMD on this route will end at 11:10 p.m.
A new East Mainline - UMD route will be introduced
to replace services along East Superior Street to 24th Avenue East once
provided by the U-Bus. This new route will provide half-hour bus service
throughout the day between downtown and UMD. This route will originate
along the west mainline and will enable UMD students living in the Lincoln
Park and Spirit Valley areas to take one bus directly to UMD without transferring
Weekday DTA services between Morley Heights and
UMD will be included as an extension of the new East Eighth Street - UMD
route - providing the same three morning and three afternoon trips between
UMD and Morley Heights.
U-Pass ridership at UMD has improved each of the
last three years. During the 2002-2003 school year, U-Pass ridership averaged
around 10,000 rides a week. Over the past three years, many students have
found commuting to UMD on the bus to be very convenient - saving wear
and tear on their cars and the expense of campus parking pass fees -
not to mention parking tickets.
WITNESS FOR PEACE IN LATIN AMERICA
A Witness for Peace delegation will take two trips to Latin America next
year. Susana Pelayo-Woodward is leading a delegation to Mexico from August
16-25, and Lyn Clark Pegg will lead a group to Nicaragua from January
7-17, 2004. The purpose of both programs is to examine the effects
of globalization on womens lives in these two countries. Both programs
are currently recruiting individuals who are interested in joining these
delegations. For more information, contact Susana at email@example.com,
and Lyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMPUS AWARD RECIPIENTS
The Awards Committee would like to congratulate the following recipients
of campus awards: Outstanding Staff, Rick Smith; Outstanding Organizational
Advisor, Festus Addo-Yobo; Outstanding Academic Advisor, Festus Addo-Yobo;
Outstanding Organization, Arnold Air Society; Leadership Award, Lesley
Choi and Asamau Denise Ojarigi;
Featherman, Stephanie Comer and Helen Velishek; Bulldog , Scott Bader,
Ann Miller, Frances Novick, Albert Karyan; Sieur Du Luth, Kari Amstutz
and Allison Rhody.
STAFF RECOGNITION DAY
UMD Staff Recognition Day will be on Wednesday, May 21 in the Dining
Center from 2:30 - 4 p.m. Come get your gift, enjoy the free food, Mexican
party platter, pecan shortbread cookies, non-alcoholic sangria, punch
and coffee, and listen to the marvelous sounds of Tom Wegren at the piano
and the fantastic voice of Rachel Inselman, accompanied by Jeanne Doty.
UMD Staff Recognition Day is sponsored by Civil Service, Professional
Staff Council, Auxiliary Services, Chancellors Office, Office of
Finance and Operations, UMD Stores and Council of Academic Professionals
RECYCLE OLD POTS
If you have old plastic or clay pots that are no longer needed, you can
drop them outside either greenhouse. Thanks in advance for your donations.
Deb Shubat, greenhouse director 726-7258
NEWS FROM THE UMD STORES
UMD Stores Event:
The UMD Stores Final Sale will be held in Kirby Ballroom A, Monday,
May 12- 14. Sale hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 8 a.m.
- 3 p.m. on Wednesday. There will be huge savings on clothing and gifts,
greeting cards, tapes, CDs, school, art and office supplies, food items,
speakers, software, CDRs and printers and much more! There will be a drawing
for a color T.V. and a cooler. Inside the cooler is a t-shirt and water
bottle! Drawing will be held on Wednesday, May 14.
All UMD Stores will be open from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 10. For summer hours, call 726-7286.
Tuesday, May 6 - 7, get a free postage stamp with the purchase of any
Mothers Day Card. Store hours are from 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.
Currents can be viewed at www.d.umn.edu/currents
Currents is printed regularly throughout the school year. Student Heather
Ziebell helped edit this issue of Currents.
The summer 2003 schedule is:
Deadline: Wednesday, June 25; Print date: July 1
Deadline: Wednesday, July 23; Print date: July 29.
May 6, 2003 Campus Events
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