Aune, assistant professor, Art Education, Museum Education and Jen
Dietrich, assistant professor of art, have been selected to present a
joint paper, Blue Light: Northern and Circumpolar Art, for
artist-art educators at the National Art Education Associations
(NAEA) annual conference in Denver, Colorado.
Ron Caple, professor, Department of Chemistry, had two papers,
Empleo De La Calorimetría Diferencial De Barrido (DSC) En
El Estudio De La Estructura De Biopolímeros Naturales (Celulosa)
De Madera De Especies De Eucaliptos and Estudio De La Estructura
De La Celulosa Mediante Espectroscopia Ir En Madera De Especies De Eucalipto,
selected for a poster presentations in November 2003 during COMAT 2003-XVI
SPM National Meeting. This project is in conjunction with Uvaldo Orea
Igarza, Leila R. Carballo Abreu, Elena Cordero Machado, and Addis Bermellow,
Universidad de Pinar del Rio, Cuba.
James H. Fetzer, McKnight Distinguished Professor, Department of
Philosophy, made a number of appearances in November in association with
the anniversary of JFKs death. He was a guest on Coast-to-Coast
AM, a nationally broadcast talk radio show; he was a local commentator
after the ABC two-hour special on JFK, he was a guest on MSNBCs
Jesse Venturas America; and he attended a book signing
for his newest book, The Great Zapruder Film Hoax (2003) at Barnes and
Dalibor Froncek, assistant professor, Department of Mathematics
and Statistics, attended the conference MIGHTY XXXVII in Valparaiso, IN
along with his students Petr Kovar and Tereza Kovarova.
Froncek presented a talk Regular Clique Covers of Graphs,
Kovar presented Vertex magic total labeling of Cartesian products
of some regular VMT regular graphs and even cycles and Diameters
of isomorphic spanning trees factorizing complete graphs.
Giulivi, associate professor, Department of Chemistry, was invited
to present a research seminar in November on Mitochondrial Nitric
Oxide Synthase at the Institute of Biomedical Research on Light
and Image, School of Medicine, University of Coimbra. She also delivered
lectures on oxygen and nitrogen radical chemistry and biochemistry, and
coordinated discussions on current topics on the same field. Giulivi,
along with professor Virginia Junqueira, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil,
and professor Josianne Cillard, University of Rennes, France, was invited
to teach a course on Free Radicals in Toxicology for Ph.D. students in
the Neuroscience Program at the University of Coimbra,Coimbra, Portugal.
Elaine S. Hansen has been appointed Director of the University
of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Center for Economic Development. Hansen was
most recently Director of Development for the Labovitz School of Business
Carmen Latterell and Heather Kahler, Department of Mathematics
and Statistics, had their article Moving Mathematics Online
published in the November 2003 issue of eLearn Magazine.
Richard Leino, senior research associate, Department of Anatomy
and Cell Biology, along with Gerald Ankley and associates at the Environmental
Protection Agency Mid-Continent Ecology Division in Duluth have had a
paper published on the harmful effects of low levels of trenbolone, a
synthetic steroid extensively used in the United States as a growth promoter
in beef cattle, on fish: Ankley, G. T, et al. 2003. Effects of the androgenic
growth promoter 17-beta-trenbolone on fecundity and reproductive endocrinology
of the fathead minnow, Environ. Toxicol. Chem., 22, 1350-60.
Ron Marchese, professor of ancient history and archaeology in the
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, published The Armenian
Patriarchate of Istanbul in LOGOS: A Journal of Catholic Thought
In August he had an audience with His Beatitude Mesrob II,
the Armenian Patriarch of Istanbul and Turkey who approved the second
volume of Marcheses research on the sacred relics and artifacts
from the Patriarchate. The second volume, Articles of Faith: Sacred Relics
and Artifacts from the Armenian Churches of Istanbul will appear in 2005
while Splendor and Spectacle: The Armenian Orthodox Church Textile Collections
of Istanbul is currently in press and is available for advanced purchase
with an appearance in early 2004.
Marchese also conducted research on the artifactual collections in Istanbul
in August of 2003 and most recently returned from a research project on
felt production in central Turkey over the Thanksgiving break. Unfortunately,
the recent terrorism in Turkey curtailed the latter project which is scheduled
for completion in the summer of 2004.
Alexis Pogorelskin, member of the Assembly of Yale Alumni and the
Executive Committee of Yale Graduate School Alumni, attended meetings
of both groups in New Haven in November.
SEA GRANT NEWS
Jeffrey Gunderson, assistant director, recently
received a $245,762 grant from the Great Lakes Protection Fund for a two-year
project entitled, ANS-HACCP Training Initiative: To Prevent the
Spread of Biological Pollution. The goal of the project is to minimize
the chance for spreading aquatic nuisance species through fisheries management
and baitfish farming operations. Minnesota Sea Grant is leading this project,
which involves Sea Grant programs throughout the Great Lakes states.
Gunderson presented, The ANS-HACCP Approach
to Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species by Aquaculture and Baitfish
Operations, at a workshop called Aquaculture Effluents: Overview
of EPA Guidelines and standards and BMPs for pond, raceways, and recycle
culture systems in October at Ames, IA.
Subhash Basak delivered the following invited
lectures during his recent trip to India; Use of mathematical chemodescriptors
and biodescriptors in drug discovery and hazard assessment of chemicals
at Delhi University, Delhi, India; and the Distinguished Professor Ashis
Chandra Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the University of Calcutta, Kolkata,
India, entitled Drug discovery in the postgenomic era: A computational/
Also during this trip, Basak, as the current President of the International
Society of Mathematical Chemistry (ISMC), discussed with leading Indian
scientists the opening of local chapters of ISMC in different regions
of India including New Delhi, Mumbai/Pune and Kolkata. The Eastern India
chapter of ISMC was organized under the guidance of Basak with Professor
DK Sinha, former vice chancellor of Visva Bharati University and co-chairperson
of the Indo-US Workshop on Mathematical Chemistry Series, being elected
the chair of the chapter.
Robert T. Cormier, assistant professor,
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was recently awarded
a $199,850 grant from the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center
Faculty Research Development Grant programs 2003. Co-investigators are
David A. Largaespada, associate professor, UMN Department of Genetics,
Cell Biology and Development, and Cathy S. Carlson, associate professor,
UMN Veterinary Diagnostic Medicine. The title of their grant is Transposon
mediated mutagenesis and gene discovery in ApcMin/+ tumorigenesis.
Joseph R. Prohaska, professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology, was an invited speaker at Cornell University in November. He
presented a seminar to the Animal Science Department on What are
the characteristics of publishing a successful nutrition manuscript?
A second seminar was given to the Nutritional Sciences Division and was
entitled Regulation of Copper-Dependent Enzymes: Superoxide Dismutase.
Patricia M. Scott, research assistant professor, Department of
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was awarded a $150,000 grant from
the American Cancer Society for her research entitled Role of GGAs
in Yeast Membrane Trafficking. The grant will run from January 2004
to December 2004.
Scott was also awarded a $12,000, one-year grant from the Minnesota Medical
Foundation to support her grant Characterization of Functional CGA
A. Gybina, graduate student in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and
Biophysics, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Joseph
R. Prohaska, professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
published a manuscript entitled Increased Rat Brain Cytochrome C
Correlates with Degree of Perinatal Copper Deficiency Rather than Apoptosis
in the Journal of Nutrition 133, 3361-3368 (2003).
B. Wallace, professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
was an invited speaker at the South Central Regional Chapter of the Society
of Toxicology held Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA in October.
The title of his seminar was Multiple mechanisms of chemical-induced
mitochondrionopathies. Wallace also presented an invited seminar
entitled Conceiving of the next generation of biomarkers of cardiac
injury at the Joint Summit of Markers in Cardiology, Jewish Hospital
Heart and Lung Center in Louisville, KY, in October.
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