Tuesday, September 16, 2003, Volume 21 number 2

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Aydin Y. Durgunoglu, professor of psychology, has been awarded a two year grant for $145,000 from the National Institute of Health titled “Literacy Development: Limited English proficiency adults.” She and her colleague Banu Oney, University of Illinois at Chicago, will study literacy development of limited English speaking individuals in adult literacy programs in Minnesota and Chicago. Specifically they will focus on Hmong and Spanish-speakers enabling them to make linguistic comparisons. In this project they will not only study cognitive variables, but also affective ones--such as motivation, explanatory style, life satisfaction and social support.

Dalibor Froncek, assistant professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, attended, along with his students Petr Kovar and Tereza Kovarova, the conference MIGHTY XXXVI in Oshkosh, WI. Dalibor Froncek presented a talk “Non-traditional round robin tournaments,” Petr Kovar presented “Vertex magic total labeling of Cartesian products of cycles” and Tereza Kovarova presented “Vertex magic total labeling of Cartesian products of some vertex magic total regular graphs and odd cycles.”

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a grant entitled “Role of Natriuretic Peptides in the Cochlea” to George J. Trachte, and co-investigator, Janet L. Fitzakerley, Department of Pharmacology, UMD School of Medicine. This two-year grant in the amount of $274,025 is to study the role of natriuretic peptides in hearing. The natriuretic peptides are naturally occurring substances produced in the ear and they are believed to influence fluid production in the ear.

Janelle Wilson, associate professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, published the piece, “Peer Groups,” for the Encyclopedia of Community: From the Village to the Virtual World (Volume 3), edited by Karen Christensen and David Levinson. Thousand Oaks, CA: Berkshire Publishing Group, 2003 (pp. 1,066-1,070).

MINNESOTA SEA GRANT NEWS
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NRRI NEWS
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MEDICAL SCHOOL

Joseph R. Prohaska, professor, Margaret Broderius, assistant scientist, and Bruce Brokate, junior scientist, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, published a manuscript entitled “Metallochaperone for Cu, Zn-superoxide dismutase (CCS) protein but not mRNA is higher in organs from copper-deficient mice and rats” in Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 417 (2003), 227-234.

Kendall B. Wallace, professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, published a minireview entitled
“Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiac Mitochondrionopathy” in Pharmacology & Toxicology 93 (2003), 105-115.


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