TAP DANCE COMPANY PERFORMS IN FINLAND
UMD Theatres 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 Helsinkis
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 persons 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.
UMDS NEW LIBRARY CATALOG SYSTEM
The UMD Librarys 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.
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
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
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 dont
need to be an expert, just have enthusiasm and desire to enjoy some physical
activity. For more information contact Tim Bates at 726-8743.
INSTANT INFORMATION ABOUT OUTSTANDING UMD FACULTY
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to send notices to Currents. Information about articles and books published,
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Currents can be viewed at www.d.umn.edu/currents
Currents is printed regularly throughout the school year. Student Chad
Bill helped edit this issue of Currents.
The fall 2003 schedule for Currents is as follows:
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UMD CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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