Tuesday, January 27, 2004, VOLUME 21 NUMBER 8

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FACULTY/STAFF NEWS

Beth Bartlett, professor, Department of Women’s Studies, has recently published her book, Rebellious Feminism: Camus’s Ethic of Rebellion and Feminist Thought, published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Sarah Bauer, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design, will have her work “40/100,00 Refuge Prostrations: Joshua Tree, CA” in an exhibit at the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, New Jersey, as a part of the 18th International Juried Show 2004. The juror will be Charlotta Kotik, curator at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. A catalog of the art in the show will also accompany the exhibit.

Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, Department of Art and Design, has work in the “25 Annual Paper in Particular Exhibition” in the Sidney Larson Gallery at Columbia College in Columbia, MO. Her work was selected by noted printmaker David Leach of Wayne State University in Dayton, OH.

Dalibor Froncek, assistant professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, served as a member of the program committee of the First Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications (MISTA 2003) held in Nottingham, England. He also presented a contributed talk “Round Robin Tournaments with No Breaks in Home-Away Patterns.”

Carmen Latterell, Mathematics and Statistics, had her article, “A Snapshot of the Calculus Classroom” published in PRIMUS, volume 13, issue 4, pages 340-160.

Ron Marchese, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and Thomas Hedin, Department of Art, led the classical study tour of Greece, sponsored by International Programs, during the winter interim session. Twenty-four students from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Duluth campuses and Iowa State University participated in the program. Since this is an Olympic year all four panhellenic sites were visited, including Delphi, Nemea, Isthmia, and finally Olympia.

Robert Repinski, associate professor, Art and Design, will have work included in the upcoming exhibition “NeoQueer” which will be on view at the Center on Contemporary Art, in Seattle, WA. Repinski’s mixed-media piece, “True Cross” was selected by curators, David Lloyd Brown, graduate program director for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Maura Reilly, curator for feminist art at the Brooklyn Museum, and Craig Houser, freelance critic and former assistant curator at the Guggenheim Museum.

Repinski will discuss his work and join artists Harmony Hammond, Carrie Moyer and Sallie McCorkle in a panel discussion entitled “Queer Artists Speak” during the 2004 Annual Conference of the College Art Association, which will also be held in Seattle, coinciding with the exhibition.

Repinski will also have work included in the exhibition “Objects in/and Visual Culture” which will be held at the Zoller Gallery of Penn State University. The show pairs the work of contemporary artists with works from the collection of the university’s Palmer Museum.

MINNESOTA SEA GRANT NEWS

Douglas Jensen, aquatic invasive species information center coordinator, gave a guest lecture, “Aliens in Our Waters: The Silent Invasion,” to students enrolled in a course on Current Environmental Topics, offered by Jane Wattrus, College of St. Scholastica, in December.
Jensen gave the presentation, “Alien Invaders of the Great Lakes: Take Precautions When You Dive” at the 16 Annual Gales of November Conference, in Duluth.

Jensen also gave the presentation, “AIS Boater Outreach: Is It Worth It?” at the Zebra Mussel Coordination Meeting of concerned Kansas and Oklahoma state and federal agencies, Wichita, KS.

Jesse Schomberg, coastal communities and land use planning extension educator, gave an invited presentation, “Linking Land Use to Water Quality,” at the annual meeting of the Northern Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, in Duluth.
He also gave the presentation, “Linking Land Use to Duluth’s Water Quality,” to the Duluth City Council in January.

NRRI NEWS

Subhash Basak and Denise Mills, along with Douglas Hawkins (Department of Statistics, University of Minnesota) and Hisham El-Masri (Computational Toxicology Laboratory, Division of Toxicology, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia) published the paper “Prediction of human blood:air partition coefficient: A comparison of structure-based and property- based methods” in the international journal, Risk Analysis, Vol. 23, 2003, pp. 1173-1184.

At the Third Annual Forest and Wildlife Research Review held at UMD on January 15, 2004, Ron Moen, Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI), and Rolf Peterson (Michigan Technological University), presented a talk on “Predicting Fuel Loading and Fire Probability with Gap Models: An Example from Isle Royale.” Also, Mark White and George Host (both of NRRI), presented a talk on “Effects of Temperature and Trap Density on Gypsy Moth Recapture Rates and Flight Patterns in Northeastern Minnesota.”

NRRI poster presentations at the same conference were, “Changes in Disturbance Frequency, Age, and Patch Structure from Pre-Euro-American to Settlement to Present in the Mixed Forest Province of Minnesota,” by Mark White and George Host. They also presented “Changes in Minnesota’s Forest Spatial Patterns from the 1930s to the Present: An Analysis of Historic and Recent Air Photos.”

Rebecca Knowles, U of M-St. Paul, presented a poster on “Peltigera, a Genus of Nitrogen-Fixing, Terricolous Lichens: Its Contribution of Nitrogen to Forest Soils of Northern Minnesota,” with John Pastor (NRRI), and David Biesboer (U of M-St. Paul), Mike Russelle (USDA-Agricultural Research Service), and John Snyder (Voyageurs National Park).

Also, Chris Burdett and Ron Moen presented a poster on “Preliminary Results of Canada Lynx Movement Study, Superior National Forest,” with L. David Mech of the U.S. Geological Survey-Biological Resources Division, and Gerald Niemi (NRRI). And, Jennifer Milan Olker, Lucinda Johnson, Rich Axler and Cathy Johnson presented a poster on “UV-B Exposure to Wood Frogs in Minnesota Vernal Pools.”

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