Tuesday, July 29, 2003; VOLUME 20, NUMBER 18

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TAP DANCE COMPANY PERFORMS IN FINLAND
UMD Theatre’s Tap Dance Company, Sole Impulse, has been invited to perform at the Feet Beat International Tap Festival in Helsinki, Finland, August 4-10. Theater faculty member Ann Bergeron and three students will perform in the Feet Fusion concert at the Gloria Theatre with companies from Brazil, Norway, England, Austria, Estonia, and Finland. Sole Impulse will also perform throughout the week in outdoor venues for Helsinki’s Urban Dance Festival.

MATHEMATICS AND CHEMISTRY
The Third Indo-US Workshop on Mathematical Chemistry will be held August 2 - 7 on the UMD campus. UMD will host approximately 100 of the brightest minds in the world focused on mathematical chemistry. Scientists from a wide range of disciplines will discuss ways to deal with the unprecedented surge in post genomic scientific data. Humans are exposed to approximately 80,000 industrial chemicals a day. Multiply that with some 30,000 genes in each person’s DNA sequence and there is an unmanageable number of possible interactions. “We are trying to make data digestible so we can have better drug and better chemical designs,” explained Subhash Basak, a scientist at NRRI. The workshop is focused on applications to drug discovery, risk assessment of chemicals, computational biology and toxicology, including genomics (the study of DNA sequence) and proteomics (the study of the function of proteins in cells). For more information on speakers and presentation titles, log on to the website: http://wyle.nrri.umn.edu/wyle/conferences/IndoUS3.

UMD’S NEW LIBRARY CATALOG SYSTEM
The UMD Library’s anticipated migration to a new online catalog is now underway. Called Aleph, this automated library information system is being implemented at all University of Minnesota coordinate campuses. Twin Cities University Libraries have been using Aleph for the past year. UMD Technical Services employees are already using Aleph to enter new acquisitions into the catalog. During the first week of August 2003, circulation operations are expected to move to the new system, and the new public catalog will be available for viewing in late August.

administrative NEWS

PLANT CONTAINERS
Just a reminder that the UMD Biology greenhouse recycles pots. If you are cleaning out the shed, you can bring pots to biology and leave them outside the door to the greenhouse.

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.

FRESHMAN TRIP CHAPERONES
Recreational Sports Outdoor Program is again offering Freshman 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 and staff in a setting other than the classroom. Past faculty and 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 and 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.

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