Belote, professor of anthropology, presented a paper entitled The
Evolution of Saraguro Beadwork to the Society of Bead Researchers
in March, in Santa Fe NM. The society meeting was part of the International
Linda Blustin, program associate in Continuing Education, currently
has an exhibit of wire sculpture at Pizza Luce, 11 East Superior St. The
exhibit will run through May 15.
Catherine Ishino, associate professor, Department of Art and Design,
will have her poster show, Outside/In, travel to an exhibition
entitled, Buddha in the Brambles in Portland, Maine. It will
also be exhibited in Istanbul in the beginning of 2005.
Ron Marchese, professor of ancient history
and archaeology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, recently had
published The Hidden Wonders of the Armenian Orthodox Curch Collections
of Istanbul in LOGOS: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture,
Spring 2004 Vol. 7:2, 86 - 100.
Marchese also attended Armenian Orthodox services on Easter in Istanbul
in order to gain greater insights into the pomp and pagentry of the Armenian
rite during one of its major religious ceremonies. He also delivered an
invited series of lectures on nomadic life and the vanishing world of
nomads at Virginia Commonwealth University/Qatars School of Design.
Marchese also had his exhibition of artifacts and material remains From
Tent to Town: Traditional Folk and Emerging Popular Culture on displayed
at the VCU/Qatar campus which is part of the Education City of Qatar.
Marchese is a current Council member for the International Exchange of
Scholars and Fulbright-Hays awardees. Marchese has held two such awards
as a distinguished research fellow. The exhibition of material will be
on display in Doha, Qatar for the next four weeks at which time it will
be transferred to the Ministry of Tourism and displayed an an exhibition
by the Qatari government as part of a cultural enhancement program.
Alexis Pogorelskin, Department of History,
recently attended the conference, Finnish Immigrants in the Decade
of Depression (1929-1939) in Thunder Bay. She was one of the conference
organizers and presented two papers: Pipeline Accident on Lake Onega:
A Study of Ethnic Conflict in Soviet Karelia, 1934 and From
the Co-ops to Karelia: Matti Tenhunen and the Finances of Karelian Fever.
Pogorelskin also previewed a portion of her forthcoming documentary on
Karelian fever entitled, Show Me the Way To Go Home. She served
as simultaneous interpreter for Irina Takala, another conference presenter
who is the Chairman of the Dept. of Northern European History at Petrzavodsk
University. Pogorelskin has also been invited to present a paper on the
The Mortal Storm to the international conference on the Holocaust
and Film which will take place in Stockholm, Sweden in July 2005.
Alan C. Roline, associate professor and chair, Department of Accounting,
recently collaborated with study abroad professionals from the Carlson
School of Management, Indiana University and the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill, to present Best Practices for Internationalizing
Business Curricula at a conference on Study Abroad Curriculum Integration
held in April on the Twin Cities campus.
Eunkyung Suh, assistant professor, Department
of Art and Design, was invited into the Minimal Ringsshow
at Bellagio gallery in Asheville, NC during the months of June and July.
Suhs jewelry work is also included in Minimal Rings by Arch Gregory,
published by Full Spectrum Publishing. This book is a chronological and
pictorial history of minimal design in Jewelry explored by 140 innovative
international designers from 1930 to 2003.
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY NEWS
Matt Andrews worked with T.L. Squire to publish Pancreatic
triacylglycerol lipase in a hibernating mammal: I. Novel genomic organization.
in Physiol. Genomics 16: 119-130. Andrews also worked with T.L.Squire,
V.W Bauer, and M.E. Lowe on the publication of Pancreatic triacylglycerol
lipase in a hibernating mammal: II. Cold-adapted function and differential
expression. in Physiol. Genomics 16: 131-140. Andrews also filed
a conditional patent on ketone-based preconditioning solution, UMTC Patents
and Technology Marketing, October 13, 2003.
Virginia Borden, Lyle Shannon and Julie
Etterson received the 2003 Chancellors Faculty Small Grant for
Conversion of Analog Videos to Digital, for Fall 2003.
Donn Branstrator and Lyle Shannon received research funding
from Minnesota Sea Grant for the Effects of Physical and Chemical
Stressors on Survival of the Resting Egg Stage of Bythotrephes longimanus.
Julie Etterson along with L.F. Galloway and J.L. Hamrick
published Outcrossing rate and inbreeding depression in the herbaceous
autotetraploid, Campanula Americana. Heredity, vol. 90, pp. 308-315,
Randall Hicks, Anna Rachinsky, Al Mensinger, Julie Etterson, and
Raj Karim, received a Grant-in-aid Research, Artistry and Scholarship
from the University of Minnesota for Epifluorescence microscope
for microbial, developmental, and neurobiological research.
J. W. Pundsack, R. E. Hicks, and R. P.
Axler recently had Effect of alternative on-site wastewater
treatment on the viability and culturability of Salmonella choleraesuis
go to press in the Journal of Water and Health.
Seasonal virus removal by alternative onsite wastewater treatment
systems by Olson, M. R., R. P. Axler, R. E. Hicks, J. R. Henneck,
and B . J. McCarthy was accepted with revisions (Nov. 26, 2003)
to the Journal of Water and Health.
Thomas Hrabik has recently had a his paper, Landscape Scale
Variation in Taxonomic Diversity in Four Groups of Aquatic Organisms:
of Physical Chemical and Biological Properties, written in collaboration
with B.K. Greenfield, D.B. Lewis, A.I. Pollard, K.A. Wilson and T.K. Kratz
accepted for publication. Hrabik along with K.A. Wilson has also authored
a book chapter entitled The impacts and spread of invading exotic
species in north-temperate lakes to be published in the In Dynamics
of Lakes in the Landscape published by Oxford University Press.
Hrabik has also assumed the associate editor position for the Journal
of Great Lakes Research. He was awarded a $250,000 grant entitled, Development
of a research program on the ecology and management of Hucho taimen in
the Eg-Uur and surrounding watersheds. He was awarded an $80,000
grant entitled, Development of lake-wide acoustic monitoring program
for Lake Superior pelagic fishes and a $19,300 grant, Assessment
of the restoration of a winter-kill influenced fish community using winter
John Pastor, J.F. Weltzin, S.D. Bridgham, J. Chen, and C. Harth
recently published Potential effects of warming and drying on peatland
plant community composition in Global Change Biology 9: 1-11.
Anna Rachinsky received $ 750 from the UMD Chancellors Faculty
Small Grants Program for Request for funds for research assistance,
to support an undergraduate student during completion of an ongoing research
David Schimpf recently published Noteworthy collections:
Minnesota and Wisconsin, in Michigan Botanist, vol. 42:, pp. 90-94,
Jerry Niemi has a new publication, Review of Conservation
Bird Biodiversity: General Principles and their Application by K. Noris
and D. Pain (Eds) in Ecoscience 10:393.
Niemi along with L. Venier, J. Pearce, J.E. McKee, and D.W. McKenney published
Climate and satellite-derived land cover for predicting breeding
bird distribution in the Great Lakes Basin in the Journal of Biogeography
The Pakistan Society for Microbiology (PSM) honored
M. Reza-ul (Raj) Karim, professor, Department of Biology, with
the Life Time Achievement Award in recognition of his selfless,
devoted and meritorious efforts for the advancement of research in microbiology.
Karim was the key note speaker at PSMs International meeting in
June 2002 and received a Professional Excellence award. The
title of his speech was Future of Plant Originated Natural Products
Against Emerging and Reemerging Microorganisms.
Karim was also senior author with co-authors Muhammad Ajmad, Robert M.
Carlson, Michael A. Gillespie, Pavel Krasutsky, and Iftekhar M. Rana published
a paper entitled Antiviral Activities of Triterpenoid Betulin and
Analogs Against Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and Type 2 in the Pakistan
Journal of Microbiology, 2:9-14, 2003. Karim is an American Academy of
Microbiology Board Certified Specialist Microbiologist and
a Fellow of the Botanical Research Institute of India.
SEA GRANT NEWS
Sarah Donahue, graduate student intern,
led Waterways lessons for 4th - 6th grade students at Minnehaha
Elementarys College Days. The annual celebration, held
in April, featured presenters in the fields of science, math, creative
writing, foreign language, recreation, and the fine arts.
Cindy Hagley, water quality specialist, gave the presentation,
Water on the Web and Duluth Streams: Windows on the Health of Northern
Minnesota Streams and Lakes, twice 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.
Douglas Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species
Information Center coordinator, gave an invited paper, Dont
Free Nemo or Lily! Changing Behavior of Aquarium and Water Garden Owners
to Prevent the Spread, at the Ninth Biennial Minnesota Water Conference,
in March, in Minneapolis.
Sharon Moen, editor, received a media fellowship from the Council
for the Advancement and Support of Education and the University of Maine.
The fellowship connects writers with marine scientists and fishermen in
Maine for a week-long experience to discuss coastal development, global
climate change, fisheries management and related issues.
Jesse Schomberg, coastal communities and land use planning extension
educator, and Diane Desotelle, environmental engineering consultant, gave
the presentation, Linking Local Ordinances to Water Quality,
to the Duluth Environmental Advisory Committee in March.
Schomberg also presented the poster, NEMO: Nonpoint Education for
Municipal Officials, at the Ninth Biennial Minnesota Water Conference,
March, in Minneapolis; and gave talk at Duluth East High School on careers
in water quality.
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