Tuesday, September 30, 2003, Volume 21 number 3

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FACULTY/STAFF NEWS

The SiGGRAPH 2001 and 2003 exhibition photographs, including those by Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, Department of Art and Design, were in a traveling exhibition opening presentation by Patrick St. Jean, Paris ACM SIGGRAPH chair, in the Auditorium of the Ecole du Louvre in September, 2003. The SIGGRAPH Traveling Art Exhibition also will be presented electronically in November at the Porte d’Auteuil for the centennial of the Salon d’Automne.
Brush also has work in “Art on the Plains 6” at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota, from September 25 - January 11. Her work was selected by Joan Rothfuss, curator of the permanent collection at the Walker Art Center.

Jo Mackiewicz, assistant professor, and Kathy Riley, professor, Composition and Linguistics, delivered three papers at the International Professional Communication Conference in Orlando, September 21-24. Riley & Mackiewicz co-presented a paper on "Readability of Model Consent Forms Provided by IRBs." Mackiewicz presented a paper on "What Technical Writing Students Do Know and Should Know about Typography." Riley presented a paper called "About Face: Positive Politeness Strategies in Dummies Manuals and Conventional Users' Manuals." All three of the papers have been accepted for the conference proceedings.

MINNESOTA SEA GRANT NEWS

Jesse Schomberg, coastal communities and land use planning extension educator, gave a presentation about nonpoint source pollution and the NEMO (Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials) program at the Area III Soil and Water Conservation District annual meeting in August.

Schomberg gave another presentation, “Bringing NEMO to Your Town,” at the Lake Superior Binational Forum Living on the Edge Workshop in Odanah, WI in August.

Schomberg was also interviewed on Minnesota Public Radio’s September 22 Midmorning Program and by Twin Cities Public Television about Lake Superior water quality issues.

Douglas Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species Information Center coordinator, gave an invited presentation, “Targeting Aquatic Invasive Species Pathways: Boaters and Anglers, Wild Baitfish and Aquaculture, and Aquarium and Water Garden Trades and Hobbyists,” at the 2003 Great Lakes Conference and Biennial Meeting hosted by the International Joint Commission, Ann Arbor, MI, in September.

NRRI NEWS
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MEDICAL SCHOOL

The American Heart Association has awarded a two-year grant entitled “Mechanisms of the Stress Response in Individuals at High Risk for Hypertension” to Mustafa al’Absi, associate professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences. Co-investigators are Donna Arnett, associate professor, Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Lorentz Wittmers, associate professor, Department of Physiology, and Ruth Westra, assistant professor, Department of Family Medicine. The research is a continuation of the program focusing on pain, hypertension, and stress psychobiology.

Joseph R. Prohaska, professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, presented a research seminar entitled “Does Copper Regulate Mammalian Cuproenzyme Levels?” to the Department of Nutrition, Harvard University, School of Public Health, Boston, MA in September.

Joseph R. Prohaska, professor; Jacqueline Geissler, undergraduate research assistant; Bruce Brokate, junior scientist; and Margaret Broderius, assistant scientist, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, published a manuscript entitled “Copper, Zinc-Superoxide Dismutase Protein but not mRNA is Lower in Copper-Deficient Mice and Mice Lacking the Copper Chaperone for Superoxide Dismutase” in Experimental Biology and Medicine 228 (2003), 959-966.


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