SCHOOL OF MEDICINE STUDENTS EXCEL
Two Ph.D. students in the University of Minnesota Toxicology Graduate
Program, who both work in the laboratory of Kendall B. Wallace, have recently
achieved success. Jessica Berthiaume successfully defended her M.S. thesis
in chemistry. The title of her research dissertation was Effects
of Perfluorinated Octanoates on Peroxisome Proliferation and Mitochondrial
Biogenesis. Kaleb C. Lund has been awarded a four-year 3M Science
and Technology Graduate Fellowship by the University of Minnesota Graduate
School. This highly competitive and prestigious fellowship is awarded
strictly on a merit basis.
NEW CURRENTS MAILING INFO
Currents will adopt a new mailing method beginning this fall. Individuals
can choose to subscribe to an e-mail/web version of Currents or to subscribe
to a paper copy. E-mail/web subscribers will receive a e-mail notice about
Currents on the Web for each new issue. Paper copies will only be sent
to those who request them.
To subscribe to Currents on the Web:
Send the e-mail to email@example.com and leave the subject line blank.
The body of the message should be of the form:
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To subscribe to a paper version of Currents:
Send your name, department and department address to the currents e-mail
account (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask to be put on the paper subscription
list. Use SUBSCRIBE PAPER as the message line. By the time the December
issues of Currents are printed, the old method will be phased out.
CHANGE YOUR PERSONAL INFO IN THE CAMPUS DIRECTORY
Make sure your information is correct in the campus
directory. First check your information by going to the People
section on the UMD Home Page. If something is wrong, go to the faculty/staff
area: http://www.d.umn.edu/faculty/ and choose Update Personal Information.
Enter your email log in and password. and check all the tabs across the
top of the page. Questions? Contact Human Resources at 726-7161 or Academic
Administration at 726-7103.
STUDENT WEB CONTEST 2003
This contest is to develop a Web site and/or Web-based materials for an
undergraduate course. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible
to compete for up to $500 in awards. The deadline for submission is January
31, 2003. Student must have a faculty or departmental sponsor. For details
on the contest and to submit your site, go to: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/etrg/webcontest.html.
If a student is interested and needs a faculty or department sponsor,
or if faculty or a department are looking for a student sponsor, call
Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975 or email email@example.com.
CLASSROOM CONNECTION ACCESS
The ITSS plan to require authentication for all general purpose classroom
ethernet connections is now being implemented. Authentication means that
users will need to enter their UMD username and password before they will
be granted access to the campus network. It is all part of the University
of Minnesota network security policy, which requires that only authorized
people (UMD faculty, staff, and students) have access to the UMD network.
ITSS will place documentation at the ethernet jack or the teaching podium
in the affected classroom as rooms are brought into the authentication
mode. This will not affect PowerPoint presentations, etc., a computer
or zip disk but it will affect using Netscape, Internet Explorer, or applications
that require connecting to a server.
The goal is to arrive at compliance with the various University policies,
yet make access easy for those who are authorized. Need help? Call the
Help Desk at 726-8847.
Faculty teaching in Cina 224 & 316; Engr 290, HH 302, MonH 70, 80
& 108; and MWAH 195 should test laptops with the new Hitachi computer
prior to classes starting. There are a number of differences.
Need help? Call the Help Desk at 726-8847.
WE MEAN FITNESS
Group Fitness Classes begin on September 9 and passes are not required
the first week. Life Fitness passes are $55 for the semester for facility
pass holders. Annual Life Fitness passes (September to September) for
facility pass holders are $100 and may be purchased using a payroll deduction
plan. Classes for all fitness levels are offered starting as early as
6:30 a.m. and as late as 5:30 p.m. This fall there is something for everyone:
sport yoga, group studio cycling (spin), cardio classes on land (kickboxing,
step,bounce, hi/low), cardio in the water (aerobics in the pool); group
weight lifting; stretch; toning over 30 classes per week! See class
times and descriptions at www.d.umn.edu/goto/fitness. For more information,
call the Recreational Sports Outdoor Program office at 726-7128 or stop
by 121 SpHC.
FACILITY/LIFE FITNESS PASSES
Purchase annual facility/life fitness passes using the payroll deduction
plan. The Annual Facility pass is $103, the Annual Life Fitness pass is
$100, and the All Rec Sports pass is $203. All deductions will begin on
the pay period ending October 6 for the October 16 pay date. Payroll deduction
forms are available in the Recreational Sports Outdoor Program office,
NEW ARRIVALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
New students from twenty countries are arriving! If you are interested
in welcoming a new student, here are some ways to help out. Provide temporary
housing, assist students in finding an apartment (provide transportation),
help them shop at stores or rummage sales, help with moving, donate used
furniture, or simply share a meal. This is a great opportunity to meet
the new students. You can make a big difference with just a few hours
of your time. Cant help this year? Be sure to ask family members,
friends or neighbors who might be willing! For more information, contact
Karin Robbins, International Student Adviser at 726-8962 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWS FROM UMD STORES
From August 31 - September 14, get a free T-shirt when you purchase a
backpack in Campus Books.
Campus Books and the Computer Corner have extended hours through September
14. For details call 726-7286 or browse our website at www.umdstores.com.
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 email@example.com.
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.
The Fall Semester 2002 schedule is:
Deadline: Wednesday, September 4; Print: September 10.
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Deadline: Wednesday, December 4; Print: December 10.
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