Tuesday, August 27, 2002 VOLUME 20, NUMBER 1
Deborah Petersen-Perlmans paper Mentoring
the Ignored: Encouraging Civil Service Employees has been published
in the proceedings of the International Mentoring Association conference
Diversity in Mentoring, held in Fort Worth, Texas in April.
In addition, Petersen-Perlman has been accepted as a member of the Women
and Leadership cohort for 2002-2003. Petersen-Perlman is the Director
of the UMD Office of Equal Opportunity and a member of the UMD Commission
Ladona Tornabene, assistant professor,
Department of HPER, has published a book titled Gentle Hikes in
unison with two co-authors, Melanie Morgan and Lisa Vogelsang. The book
was written as an empowerment tool to encourage people of all abilities
to reap the health benefits nature so freely offers. Its focus is on highly
scenic hikes under three miles from Duluth to the Canadian Border with
enabling factors such as location of benches, stairs, inclines and trail
surfaces. Gentle Hikes also contains health education information
presented in a user-friendly manner about the mental, physical, social,
emotional and spiritual benefits of leading a physically active lifestyle.
professor, Department of Sociology/ Anthropology, recently presented a
joint paper with Marlene Breu of Western Michigan University entitled
Digital Photography and Artifact Analysis at the International
Textile & Apparel Annual Meetings in August, 2002, in New York. The
paper covered their recent use of high definition digital imagery in the
analysis of artifact construction on their joint research on Armenian
religious textiles. Marchese was awarded a Visualization and Digital Imaging
Summer grant from the University of Minnesota which was instrumental in
the presentation of this data. Marchese also had a recent review of The
Archaeology of the Frontier in the Medieval Near East: Excavations at
Gritille, Turkey published in the journal Near Eastern Archaeology. His
work with the Vasili Arvanatinos, the director of the Thebes Archaeological
Museum, Greece and Andreas Konecy of the Austrian Institute of Archaeology,
Austria, Preliminary Analysis of the Ancient Town of Plataiai: 19962001,
was recently accepted for publication in Hesperia as well. The final survey
of the ancient town will take place in early October in preparation for
the first volume on the new excavations of this important strategic town
in central Greece.
John Kingston is attending the 17th International
Diatom Symposium, in August in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is presenting
one paper: Kingston, J.C., Stoermer, E.F., Peterson, M.R., and Andresen,
N.A. Periodic occurrence of abnormal Stephanodiscus niagarae from
a eutrophic lake in northern Minnesota (USA). Kingston is also a
co-convener at IDS2002 with Luc Ector,Luxembourg, of a workshop entitled:
Freshwater diatoms and their role as ecological indicators in rivers
JoAnn Hanowski, Peter Wolter and Gerald
Niemi published Effects of Prescriptive Riparian Buffers on
Landscape Characteristics in Northern Minnesota, USA in Vol. 38,
No. 3, June 2002, Journal of the American Water Resources Association.
Recently published in Natural Areas Journal, July
2002 (Vol. 22, no. 3) was Effects of Browsing Control on Establishment
and Recruitment of Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus L.) at Cathedral
Grove, Lake Superior Highlands, Minnesota, USA authored by Chel
E. Anderson, Kim Alan Chapman, Mark A. White, research fellow at
the Natural Resources Research Institute; and Meredith Cornett.
Lester R. Drewes, professor and head, Department
of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, was awarded a two-year, $110,000
grant from the American Heart Association Northland Affiliate for his
research entitled Regulation of Monocaboxylic Acid Transporter-1
in Brain Endothelial Cells. Drewes also chaired the opening session
of the Gordon Conference on Barriers in the Central Nervous System
which was held in Tilton, New Hampshire, in June.
Richard M. Eisenberg, professor and head
of the Department of Pharmacology, received a $50,000 grant award from
the trustees of the Duluth Clinic Education and Research Foundation for
development of a CD-ROM titled Geriatric Therapeutics: A Study and
Review Program. This project has also received matching funds from
the Academic Health Center at the University of Minnesota.
Kenneth E. McMartin, Louisiana State University
at Shreveport, LA is spending a yearlong sabbatical in the laboratory
of Kendall B. Wallace, professor, Department of Biochemistry &
Molecular Biology. McMartin will be studying/conducting research on the
molecular mechanisms of chemical induced toxicity to isolated kidney cells.
Kendall B. Wallace has been reappointed
to the Scientific Advisory Panel to the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency regarding the Food Quality Protection Act.
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