Tuesday, March 30, 2004, VOLUME 21 NUMBER 12

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FACULTY/STAFF NEWS

Sarah Bauer, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design, was invited to be a resident artist for one month in fall of 2004 at Jentel Artist Residency in Banner, Wyoming. Also, her work “20/100,000 Refuge Prostrations: Joshua Tree, CA” was accepted into the “Visions VIII International Juried Exhibition” sponsored by the Cathedral Foundation, Inc.

Dalibor Froncek, assistant professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, along with students Tereza Kovarova and Petr Kovar attended the Thirty-fifth Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing in Boca Raton, FL where they presented “Factorizations of complete graphs into short caterpillars.” Tereza Kovarova presented the talk “New Techniques for Decomposition of Complete Graphs into Isomorphic Spanning Trees” and Petr Kovar presented “Vertex Magic Total Labeling of Products of Regular VMT Graphs and Regular Class 1 Supermagic Graphs.”

Thomas Hedin, professor, Department of Art and Design, has published the article “Le Petite Commande de 1664: apparition du burlesque dans les jardins de Versailles,” in the French journal Versalia: Revue de la Société des Amis de Versailles, vol. 7 (2004): pp. 74-111.

Catherine Jo Ishino, assistant professor, Department of Graphic Design, will show her poster, “The Place Where the Sun Rises: Buddha in the Brambles,” as part of “Outside In: an international poster exhibit.” To see more of the poster show, visit www.visualingual.org/outsidein.

Jim Klueg, professor and acting head, Department of Art and Design, delivered a presentation entitled “Just Your Type: Clay & Typography” at the 38th NCECA (National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts) convention in Minneapolis, in March. Klueg also has two vases accepted for “Feats of Clay XVII,” at the historic Gladding McBean terracotta factory, Lincoln, CA.

James Riehl, professor and dean, College of Science and Engineering, and Gilles Muller, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry, were two of five authors for the lead article for the publication, Inorganic Chemistry, March 22, 2004 Vol. 43 No. 6. This publication is published by the American Chemical Society. More information can be found at: http://pubs.acs.org/journals/inocaj/index.html

Eunkyung Suh, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design, was invited into the exhibition, “Minimal Rings” at the
Confident Gallery in St. Petersburg FL. The exhibition is in conjunction with the Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference.


MINNESOTA SEA GRANT NEWS

Douglas Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species Information Center coordinator, gave the presentation, “Threats to the Great Lakes: The Asian Carp Invasion” at a meeting of the Western Lake Superior Trollers Association in Duluth in March.

Randall Hicks, associate professor and head of the Biology Department, gave the presentation, “E. coli in the Lake Superior Watershed,” in March at Hartley Nature Center in Duluth and the North House Folk School in Grand Marais for the “Liquid Science Speaker Series,” which is sponsored by Sea Grant and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

NRRI NEWS

The following publications have been released on the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI), Economic Geology Group’s Web site (www.nrri.umn.edu/egg) for download.

Geology and Sedex Potential of Early Proterozoic Rocks, East-Central Minnesota, by Mark J. Severson, Larry M. Zanko, Steven A. Hauck, and Julie A. Oreskovich, NRRI University of Minnesota Duluth. (http://www.nrri.umn.edu/egg/TR200335.html)

Bedrock Geology and Lode Gold Prospect Data Map of the Mud Creek Road Area, Northern St. Louis County, Minnesota, by Dean M. Peterson and Richard L. Patelke-NRRI University of Minnesota Duluth. (http://www.nrri.umn.edu/egg/MAP012004.html)

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Mustafa al’Absi’s research program received new funding from the National Institutes of Health. A new grant totaling $1,141,175.00 was awarded by the
National Institute on Drug Abuse to support al’Absi’s research for the next four years. The grant will help expand research on psychobiological mechanisms of stress and smoking relapse conducted at the School of Medicine in Duluth. al’Absi’s research focuses on the biology of stress, pain, and nicotine addiction. For more information on this program, contact Mustafa al’Absi at malabsi@umn.edu.

SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

Four faculty from the College of Pharmacy, Duluth are traveling to Seattle, WA, to present posters at the 151st annual meeting of the American Pharmacists Association.

Tim Stratton, associate professor, will present a poster describing pharmacist-conducted testing for osteoporosis, diabetes, high cholesterol, and respiratory dysfunction in rural Montana titled, “ImProving Health Among Rural Montanans (IPHARM): Mobile Pharmacist-Conducted Disease Screening in Frontier Communities.”

Sarah Westberg, assistant professor, will present “Pharmaceutical Care Evaluation of Non-English Speaking Patients,” a project completed as part of her pharmaceutical care leadership residency at the Community University Health Care Center in Minneapolis.

Melissa Bumgardner, assistant professor, will present “Implementation of a Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Program in a Community Pharmacy,” research completed during her residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Marcia Worley-Louis, assistant professor, will present two posters: “Developing Older Diabetics’ Medication-Related Knowledge, Beliefs, and Perceived Abilities: Is the Pharmacist-Patient Relationship Important?” which is a project funded by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy New Investigator Program for Pharmacy Faculty, and another she co-authored titled, “Do Diabetic Patients’ Medication Use Beliefs and Perceived Abilities Vary by Actual, Preferred and Potential Sources of Medication Help?”

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