May 6, 2003, Volume 20 number 16

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The winners of the UMD Outstanding Faculty Adviser Awards for 2002-2003 are: Ron Caple, professor of chemistry, College of Science and Engineering; Jonathan Conant, associate professor of foreign languages and literatures, College of Liberal Arts; Dan Glisczinaki, instructor of education, College of Education and Human Service Professions; Patricia Merrier, professor of finance and management information sciences, School of Business and Economics; Robert Repinski, associate professor of art and design, School of Fine Arts.

Erik Brown, associate professor of geological sciences, Department of Geology, is the recipient of the 2002-2003 Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Research.

Gloria Brush, professor of art and design, Department of Art and Design, is this year’s recipient of the Albert Tezla Teacher/Scholar Award.

Richard Davis, associate professor of chemical engineering, College of Science and Engineering, is this year’s recipient of the Jean G. Blehart Distinguished Teaching Award.

Cecilia Giulivi, associate professor, Department of Chemistry, gave a presentation during the annual meeting of the Federation of the American Society of Experimental Biology entitled “Biochemistry of Mitochondrial Nitric-oxide Synthase.” The presentation was part of a symposium sponsored by the American Physiological Society on “The Function and Regulation of Mitochondrially Produced Nitric Oxide in Cardiomyocytes.” She has been awarded a grant by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for the study, “Regulation of Mitochondrial Nitric-oxide Synthase.”

Carmen Latterell, assistant professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and Janelle Wilson, associate professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, had their article, “What is Mathematics? A Transformation of Pre-service Mathematics Teachers’ Definitions,” published in the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Alexis Pogorelskin, head, Department of History, has been appointed a delegate to the Yale Alumni Association Assembly and a member of the executive committee of the Yale Graduate School Alumni Association. She has also been invited to attend the centenary celebrations of the Rhodes Trust to be held in Oxford and London in July. Her review of Sari Autio’s Suunnitelmatalous Nevosto-Karjalassa, 1928-1941 (Univ. of Helsinki Press) will appear in the next issue of Slavic Review. Her review of Boris Chicherin’s Essays (Yale Univ. Press) will appear in the next issue of Canadian-American Slavic Studies.

Eunkyung Suh, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design, will have her neckpiece and lamp included in Crafts National 37, national juried exhibition at the Penn State University, from June to July 2003. The juror for the exhibition is Ruth Summers, the Executive Director of the Southern Highland Craft Guild in Asheville, North Carolina.

Suh also will have her ring, bracelet, and neckpiece, included in “The Beautiful III” international juried art exhibition, at the Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska.

Suh also had her wearable pieces, included in the “National Women’s Exhibition” and received third place. She also had her jewelry included in the Midland Arts Association 2003 Spring juried art exhibition in Midland, Texas in March.

Suh had her lightfixture included in the 30 Annual Juried Competition, at Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Louisianna in March. The lightfixture was also included in “Hand crafted: A Juried Exhibition of Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Metal, Wood,” a National Juried Exhibition at the Rocky Mount Arts Center, in North Carolina.


Sarah Donahue, Sea Grant intern, gave a teacher workshop, “Escape from Aquatic Nuisance Species,” as part of Minnesota Science Teachers Association spring conference in April at the St. Cloud Convention Center.

Jeff Gunderson, associate director, presented a one-day Aquatic Nuisance Species-Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points workshop to Minnesota fish farmers and baitfish industry representatives near Owatonna in March. The focus of the workshop was to teach a risk management approach to preventing the spread of aquatic nuisance species via the transfer of fish.
Gunderson also participated in the Great Lakes Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (GLNF CESU) Workshop in Minneapolis. Objectives were to enable partners to discuss and make agreements about GLNF CESU outcomes and initiatives. The facilitated workshop addressed the CESU mission, the purpose and role for research, technical assistance and education and short/long term priorities and strategies for the CESU.

Cindy Hagley, water quality specialist, and Marnie Lonsdale, City of Duluth, gave a guest lecture, “Bedrock influenced tributary streams to the St. Louis River and Western Lake Superior,” as part of the St. Louis River Citizens Action Committee quarterly board meeting in March.

Douglas Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species Information Center coordinator, and Marie Zhuikov, communications coordinator, received a $133,349 grant from the National Sea Grant College Program for “A National Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Outreach Campaign for the Aquarium Industry and Hobbyist Consumers.” The two-year project is a collaborative effort involving the Pet Industry Joint Council, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network to prevent the accidental spread of ANS by aquarium hobbyists.
Jensen gave a presentation, “Education is a Key to Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species,” at the spring meeting of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in April, Superior, WI.

Glenn Kreag, tourism and recreation extension educator, gave a talk on “Tourism and Sustainable Natural Resources” at the Duluth Audubon Society’s March meeting at the Duluth Mid-Continent Ecology Lab’s Gitchee Gummee Conference facility.


Subhash Basak, a senior research associate, has been invited to become an advisory board member of the Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences, published bi-monthly by the American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C. This is the premier international scientific journal in the area of chemo-informatics (the science of gathering, manipulating, storing, retrieving and classifying of chemical information). Articles cover the scientific basis of computational chemistry, drug discovery, and computational toxicology.

Gerald J. Niemi gave an invited paper at the American Society of Testing and Materials Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri on “Hierarchical scales of landscape responses by forest birds” in April. Co-authors from WE/NRRI included JoAnn Hanowski, Nick Danz, Tim Jones, and Jim Lind, Bob Howe from U of Wisconsin, Green Bay, and David Mladenoff, U of Wisconsin, Madison.


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