Tuesday, March 9, 2004, VOLUME 21 NUMBER 11

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Anna Marie Roos, assistant professor, Department of History and acting director, UMD Honors Program had the following articles published: “Astrology, the Academy, and the Early Modern Newspaper,” in Astrology and the Academy, edited by Michael York, Patrick Curry and Nick Campion, 2004; “Martin Lister (1638-1712) and Fool’s Gold” in Ambix, the Journal for the Society of Alchemy and Chemistry, 51, 1 (March 2004). The latter article was also been accepted for presentation at the Fifth British-North American Joint Meeting of the British Society of the History of Science, The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, and the History of Science Society in August 2004 at University King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Sarah Bauer, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design, received the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Career Development Grant to help alleviate costs for her exhibit (with Minneapolis artist David Hamlow) at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, scheduled for November 2004 - January 2005.

Dalibor Froncek, assistant professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, presented the lecture “Factorizations of Complete Graphs into Spanning Trees” at the Winter Meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society in Vancouver, BC.

Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, Department of Art and Design, had work presented at Span Galleries in Melbourne, Australia, from February 3 - 15 as part of the “SIGGRAPH 01” traveling exhibition.

Catherine Ishino, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design, had the most recent oral history DVD project on her family’s internment, “WW2: Voices of Re-remembrances, 12 family stories” accepted into the San Diego Historical Society archives for exhibition and educational purposes by archivist/oral historian Dennis Sharp.

Jo Mackiewicz and Kathryn Riley’s article, “The Technical Editor as Diplomat: Linguistic Strategies for Balancing Clarity and Politeness” has won one of two awards for Distinguished Technical Communication in the Society for Technical Communication’s 2003 Frank R. Smith Outstanding Journal Article competition. The authors are with the Composition Department and Linguistics Program.


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Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI), Economic Geology Group has released the following reports. The complete reports are available for download on their Web site (www.nrri.umn.edu/egg).

Platinum Group Elements (PGEs) and Platinum Group Minerals (PGMs) in the Duluth Complex by Mark J. Severson and Steven A. Hauck - NRRI.

Oxidized Taconite Geological Resources for a Portion of the Western Mesabi Range (West Half of the Arcturus Mine to the East Half of the Canisteo Mine), Itasca County, Minnesota - A GIS-based Resource Analysis for Land-Use Planning by Lawrence M. Zanko, Mark J. Severson, Julie A. Oreskovich, John J. Heine, and Steven A. Hauck, NRRI and Richard W. Ojakangas, UMD Department of Geological Sciences.

Comparative Geology, Stratigraphy, and Lithogeochemistry of the Five Mile Lake, Quartz Hill, and Skeleton Lake VMS Occurrences, Western Vermilion District, NE Minnesota by George J. Hudak, John J. Heine, Trent Newkirk, Jason Odette, and Steven Hauck.

A Comparative Economic Analysis of the Impact of Taxes and Royalties on Potential Non-Ferrous Mining Projects: Minnesota’s Rank - Nationally and Internationally — at the Start of the 21st Century: Interim Report by Larry Zanko.

Required Metallic Exploration, Mining, Processing Permits in Minnesota - The Who, What, Where, and When to Non- Ferrous Metallic Mine Permitting by Mark J. Severson.

Needleboy Lake-Six Mile Lake Geological Mapping Progress Report: June 2003 by George Hudak, John Heine, Stephanie Hocker, and Steven Hauck.

Re-Os Systematics of Cr-PGE Mineralized Zones in the Partridge River and South Kawishiwi Intrusions and the Layered Series at Duluth, Duluth Complex, Northeastern Minnesota by Paula Shafer, Steven A. Hauck, and Mark J. Severson.

Sedimentary Exhalative (SEDEX) Potential of the Cuyuna North Range, Cuyuna South Range, Emily District, and Portions of Aitkin County - Old Drill Log Searches by Mark J. Severson and John J. Heine.

Exploration Drill Hole Lithology, Geologic Unit, Copper-Nickel Assay, and Location Database for the Keweenawan Duluth Complex, Northeastern Minnesota by Richard Patelke.

Observations on Cu-Ni Mineralization in the Giants Range Batholith Footwall to the South Kawishiwi Intrusion, Duluth Complex, Northeastern Minnesota by Steven T. Hovis.

National Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (NUSEL): Geological Site Investigation for the Soudan Mine, Northeastern Minnesota by Dean Peterson and Richard Patelke.

Properties and Aggregate Potential of Coarse Taconite Tailings — From Five Minnesota Taconite Operations by Larry Zanko, Harlan B. Niles, and Julie A. Oreskovich.


Mustafa al’Absi, associate professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, is traveling to Orlando, Florida, to attend the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society this month. As the 2004 winner of the Herbert Weiner Career Award, al’Absi will give a presentation titled “Altered Psychoendocrine Responses to Stress and Pain: CNS-Related Mechanisms and Hypertension Risk.” He will also give a separate presentation titled “Effects of Baroreflex Stimulation on Pain Perception and Nociceptive Flexion Reflex in Men and Women with Parental History for Hypertension.”

Joseph R. Prohaska, professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was an invited speaker at the University of Wisconsin, Nutritional Sciences Department, Madison, WI in February, 2004. He presented a seminar entitled “Does Copper Regulate Mammalian Cuproprotein Metabolism?”

Edward L. Perkins, assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Duluth Clinic Chair of Molecular Medicine, was awarded a $15,372 grant from the Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research for his research entitled “Cyclin A1 mediated events in ovarian and endometrial neoplasias.”

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