Tuesday, August 27, 2002 • VOLUME 20, NUMBER 1

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academic NEWS

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.

administrative NEWS

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 listproc@d.umn.edu and leave the subject line blank. The body of the message should be of the form:
subscribe <listname> <yourfirstname> <yourlastname>
Here is an example:
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Delete any signature lines or other text from the body of the message and don’t use the “<”or “>” symbols.
To subscribe to a paper version of Currents:
Send your name, department and department address to the currents e-mail account (currents@d.umn.edu) 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.

   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.

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 spihlaja@d.umn.edu.

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.

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.

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, 121 SpHC.

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. Can’t 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 krobbin1@d.umn.edu.

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.

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.

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.
Deadline: Wednesday, September 18; Print: September 24.
Deadline: Wednesday, October 2; Print: October 8.
Deadline: Wednesday, October 16; Print: October 22.
Deadline: Wednesday, October 30; Print: November 5.
Deadline: Wednesday, November 6; Print: November 12.
Deadline: Wednesday, December 4; Print: December 10.
Deadline: Wednesday, December 18; Print: December 24

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