Tuesday, April 27, 2004; VOLUME 21, NUMBER 14

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Julie Glasscock, UROP student in Anna Rachinsky’s lab, presented a research poster entitled “Immunocytochemical localization of allatotropin in developmental stages of Heliothis virescens and Apis mellifera” at the 2004 Sigma Xi Poster Exhibition at the School of Medicine, Duluth.

Wendy Hieb, graduate student working with Randall Hicks, received an honorable mention for her poster entitled “Identifying the sources of fecal coliform bacteria in Lake Superior watersheds and nearshore zone.”

Nathan de Jager, graduate student working with John Pastor, received first place for a graduate research poster in the Ecology Division for his poster entitled “The effects of moose browsing on the fractal geometries of birch and pine.”

Faculty members Steve Hedman, Tim Holst, Bob Lloyd, Lyle Shannon, and Steve Sternberg will accompany a group of UMD research students to Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis to attend the 18th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), April 15-17. The program focus is on helping to build communities of students and faculty scholars spanning the academic disciplines ranging from sciences to creative arts. The UMD students attending and presenting are: Thom Taylor -- CEHSP, Philomina Varghese -- CEHSP, Jason Caddy – CLA, Barbara Pierson -- CLA, and from CSE -- Julie Glasscoc, Nicole Klatt, Angela Merritt, Abul Mohsin, Ricole Raitz, Jessica Strange, Karl Wimmer.

The UMD community is invited to an all-UMD reception May 3, from 2:30 - 4 p.m. in Grigg’s Center to honor faculty recipients of a number of awards (see below.) A short program will begin at 3 p.m. with refreshments. This reception is hosted by Vice Chancellor Vince Magnuson and Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin.

The event will honor UMD Outstanding Faculty Adviser Award winners for 2003-2004:
Joie Acheson, instructor of psychology, College of Education and Human Service Professions; Pat Dennis, professor of theatre, School of Fine Arts; Paul Siders, associate professor of chemistry, College of Science and Engineering; Randy Skalberg, assistant professor of accounting, Labovitz School of Business and Economics; Neil Storch, professor of history, College of Liberal Arts.

Praveen Aggarwal, associate professor of Management Studies, Labovitz School of Business and Economics, is receiving the Jean G. Blehart Distinguished Teaching Award.

Linda Miller Cleary, Department of English, is one of the John Tate Award recipients for excellence in undergraduate advising.

Tom Isbell, associate professor, Theatre Department, is this year’s recipient of the Albert Tezla Teacher/Scholar Award.

Alec Habig, Department of Physics, was awarded a McKnight Land Grant Professorship for 2004-2006.

Howard Mooers, geological sciences, received one of the University of Minnesota Horace T. Morse Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education.

Viktor Zhdankin, professor of chemistry, is the recipient of the 2003-2004 Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Research.

The 9th annual UMD Undergraduate Research/Artistic Fair will be held on Tuesday, May 4, in the Kirby Ballroom from noon - 4 p.m. There will be poster, computer, and oral presentations by the students depicting their research or creative projects.

The opening ceremonies will begin at noon with comments by Vice Chancellor Magnuson and Associate Vice Chancellor Hedman. Refreshments will be served. For additional information call Char Mahai at 726-7103.

The UMD Stores will have a plant sale in the new Kirby Plaza retail space through Friday, April 30.
The UMD Stores final sale will be from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. May 10 - 12 in the Kirby Student Center. Included in the sale will be electronics, software and accessories, food, beverages, office, art and school supplies, bargain books, imprinted clothing, gifts, greeting cards, and more!
Bookstore News
There will be a Color Film Reprint Special in Campus Books May 3 - 7.
Marketplace News
Receive a free stamp with the purchase a Mother’s Day card in the UMD Marketplace May 4 - 5.

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The UMD Commission on Women invites all faculty, staff, and student leaders of the campus community to the 10th Annual Celebration of UMD Women, on May 5.

A luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom with guest presenter LeAne Rutherford. A supper open house will also take place from 5:15 - 7 p.m. in the Kirby Garden Room.

There is no charge for these events but registration is required. To reserve a spot, e-mail the Commission on Women at jmichali@d.umn.edu by April 29, clearly indicating whether you will be attending the luncheon or the supper.


Vic Fickling, University Employee Benefits Counselor, will be coming to UMD May 6 - 7 for individual consultation in 361 Kirby Student Center.
The topics of discussion will be medical/dental benefits, retirement, optional retirement, health care reimbursement account, dependent care reimbursement account, and other benefits related questions. To make an appointment, call 726-7822.

Join friends for cake and ice cream and listen to tropical music by Tom Wegren during UMD’s Staff Recognition Day on May 19 in the Dining Center from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
For more information contact Geri Kangas at 726-6507.



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