July 11, 2003, Volume 20 number 17

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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 women’s lives in these two countries. Both programs are currently recruiting individuals who are interested in joining these delegations. For more information, contact Susana at swoodwar@d.umn.edu, and Lyn at synsails@charter.net.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY TEAM MEETS PRESIDENT
For the third time in as many years, the UMD Women’s Hockey Team paid a visit to the White House for a special ceremony with President George W. Bush. UMD won its third NCAA Division title this past March with a 4-3 double overtime victory over Harvard University at the DECC. President Bush congratulated the UMD women’s hockey team on its third trip to the White House and shared some friendly banter with UMD Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin and Women’s Hockey Coach Shannon Miller. Bush talked about leadership in athletics and in life and he urged the students athletes to set an example for America’s young people. The Bulldogs were joined in the White House East Wing by three other NCAA I champions -- Minnesota (men’s hockey), Connecticut (women’s basketball) and Syracuse (men’s basketball). Minnesota congressmen Jim Ramstad and Jim Oberstar hosted a reception for the two teams later that evening.

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE GRANT
The UMD School of Medicine grant entitled “Hypertension, Risk for Hypertension and Hopoalgesia” funded by the National Institutes of Health (Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) was renewed. The grant funds a multi-site project investigating hypertension and pain sensitivity. In addition to the University of Minnesota site, Ohio University (Ohio) and the University of Birmingham (England) are the other two sites.


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11th ANNUAL JOEL LABOVITZ ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS AWARDS
The 2003 Recipients were announced during an awards luncheon in May. Awards were received in the following categories; Micro-Entrepreneur: Superiors Choice Fish, Two Harbors; Emerging Entrepreneur: The Whistling Bird, Gilbert; Gazelle (Enterprise) Entrepreneur: Trail Center Lodge, Grand Marais; Mature Entrepreneur: Northland Machine, Grand Rapids; Enter (Recognizing New Technology Emerging Regionally) Award: Apprise Technologies, Inc., Duluth; David A. Martin Entrepreneurial Leadership Award: William Henning, Ely; and the Lifetime Achievement Award: Mike Ives, Grand Rapid.

 

 

FREE DTA RIDES CONTINUE THROUGH 2006

UMD students, faculty and staff can count on free rides and improved bus service on campus in fall when classes resume.The U-Bus will not run next school year but two new DTA routes have been introduced to provide direct service to campus from Superior Street and Fourth Street. Direct service into UMD from the Woodland neighborhood has been introduced.
The new East Fourth Street - UMD - Woodland Route follows the current East Fourth Street routing to 24th Avenue East and continues to upper Woodland along Woodland Avenue with a regular stop at UMD.
A new East Mainline - UMD route has been introduced to replace services along East Superior Street to 24th Avenue East, once provided by the U-Bus. This new route provides half-hour bus service throughout the day between downtown and UMD. This route originates along the west mainline and will enable UMD students and staff living in the Lincoln Park and Spirit Valley areas to take one bus directly to UMD without transferring downtown.
Weekday DTA services between Morley Heights and UMD had been 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.

FRESHMEN TRIP CHAPERONES
Recreational Sports Outdoor Program is again offering Freshmen Outdoor Trips August 26-29 and are in need of faculty and staff co-leaders.
Faculty or staff are paired with a trained outdoor program leader to go on one of seven outdoor trips that are offered to incoming freshmen. The faculty/staff person comes along to enjoy the trip, interact with the new students, and help them understand the world of the university. Students enjoy seeing faculty/staff in a setting other than the classroom. Past faculty/staff have had wonderful experiences.
The trips offered include: sea kayaking in the Apostle Islands, rock climbing and hiking the North Shore, canoeing the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, backpacking the Superior Hiking Trail, day trip activities on the edge of the BWCAW from Camp Menogyn.
All trips are beginner level, so you don’t need to be an expert, just have enthusiasm and desire to enjoy some physical activity. For more information contact Tim Bates at 726-8743.

UMD CALENDAR OF EVENTS
See the web page: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdevents.
Departments are urged to post their events on this comprehensive calendar. For information on how to post events, contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996 or e-mail creitan@d.umn.edu.

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Currents is printed regularly throughout the school year. Student Chad Bill helped edit this issue of Currents.
The second summer 2003 issue has a deadline of Wednesday, July 23 and a print date of July 29.

UMD WEB PAGES
For more info about UMD departments and programs contact the following web pages:
UMD Home - http://www.d.umn.edu
Alworth Institute http://www.d.umn.edu/~alworth/
UMD Athletics - http://www.umdbulldogs.com
UMD Campus Events - http://www.d.umn.edu/calendar/
UMD Minnesota Sea Grant - http://www.seagrant.umn.edu
UMD Music - http://www.d.umn.edu/music/
UMD Outdoor Program - http://www.umdoutdoorprogram.org/
UMD School of Medicine - http://penguin.d.umn.edu/
UMD Theatre - http://www.d.umn.edu/theatre/
UMD Tweed Museum of Art - http://www.d.umn.edu/tma/
Natural Resources Research Institute - www.nrri.umn.edu
Glensheen - http://www.d.umn.edu/glen/


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