Tuesday, November 11, 2003, Volume 21 number 6

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Ten UMD faculty members were selected to present at the 115 annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) in Seattle. It is the largest annual meeting in GSA history and approximately 7,200 geoscientists are expected to attend.

Alison Aune, assistant professor, education/museum education, Department of Art and Design, received the Museum Educator of the Year Award from the Art Educators of Minnesota at the fall conference at St. Cloud State University. A solo exhibition of Aune’s paintings, “Faces
of Earth,” will be displayed at Central Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, from November 16 - December 9, 2003. She will give an artist talk of her work in Amherst on November 25. In addition, this fall, Aune exhibited her work in two shows, the Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota show entitled, “Inspired by a Woman,” in Minneapolis; and the Art Educators of Minnesota Membership Exhibitionin St. Cloud.

Sarah Chokyi Bauer
, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design was selected to attend the Vermont Studio Center, and offered a $1,000 scholarship, for a one month artists residency in May of 2004. Her artwork, “20/100,000 Refuge Prostrations,” was chosen for the Second Annual
Juried Exhibition of the Organization of Independent Artists. She was also selected to be apart of a two-person exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minneapolis as a part of the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program. This exhibition will run from December 2004 through February 2005.

Dalibor Froncek, assistant professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, presented a plenary talk “Non-compact and incomplete round robin tournaments” this summer at the International Mathematical Conference on the occasion of 50 anniversary of the foundation of the University of Zilina, Slovakia.

Two works of art created by Stephen Hilyard, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design, have been bought by Reid MacDonald, a collector of contemporary art based in Minneapolis. MacDonald purchased “King Wave (Babyland)” while it was on display in a group
exhibition at SOO Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis, he subsequently ordered a second piece from the same “King Wave” series.

Carmen Latterell, Department of Mathematics, had her article “Can we reach definitive conclusions in mathematics education research?” published in Phi Delta Kappan, November 2003.

Richard Leino, senior research associate, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, was invited to participate at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development- and EPA-sponsored international workshop in October in Paris on the use of laboratory fish for the study of
ecotoxological effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals.

Cheryl Reitan, UMD publications director, was awarded a two-week writing residency at the Hambidge Center for the Arts in Rabun Gap, Georgia in October.


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