Tuesday, April 27, 2004, VOLUME 21 NUMBER 14

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FACULTY/STAFF NEWS

Linda 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 BeadExpo conference.

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/Qatar’s 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 Rings”show at Bellagio gallery in Asheville, NC during the months of June and July. Suh’s 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 Chancellor’s 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, 2003.

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: the Influence
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 aeration.”

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 Chancellor’s Faculty Small Grants Program for “Request for funds for research assistance, to support an undergraduate student during completion of an ongoing research project.”

David Schimpf recently published “Noteworthy collections: Minnesota and Wisconsin,” in Michigan Botanist, vol. 42:, pp. 90-94, 2003.

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 31:315-331.

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 PSM’s 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.”


MINNESOTA SEA GRANT NEWS

Sarah Donahue, graduate student intern, led “Waterways” lessons for 4th - 6th grade students at Minnehaha Elementary’s “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, “Don’t 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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