Tuesday, October 5, 2004, Volume 22 number 3

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Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, art & design, has a suite of prints in DPI 2004, opening September 20 and running through October 22 at the Kellogg Gallery at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. Her work was selected by Carol Ann Klonarides, an international curator of contemporary art, an artist, and an independent producer of experimental documentaries on the arts.

James H. Fetzer, McKnight Professor of Philosophy, spoke on “Cultural Evolution and Deontological Business Ethics” and participated in a roundtable on “Business Ethics, Biopolitics, and the Biotech Challenge” at the annual meeting of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences, held in Chicago, IL, in September.

Yolande Jenny, associate professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Pierre Audet, UMD graduate, translated a book by prize winning Swiss author Luc Dumas. Letter to My Eldest Son, written in the form of an acrostic prose poem based on the Hebrew alphabet, draws a parallel between the Passion of Christ and the events of the Shoah (Holocaust). The book was published by the Swiss editions, AlphAquino.com.


Jeff Gunderson, assistant director, presented “Keeping the ball rolling: outreach to engage and educate user groups about Lake Superior coaster brook trout rehabilitation,” at the annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Madison, WI, in August. Gunderson also provided opening comments and moderated a coaster brook trout symposium and an outreach meeting held on the UW campus.

Gunderson presented, “Restoring Coaster Brook Trout,” twice in September at the EPA Lab 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.

Sea Grant staff earned two awards from the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, which were presented at the group’s meeting in September, at Put-in-Bay, OH. Marie Zhuikov, communications coordinator; Sharon Moen, editor; and Doug Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species Information Center coordinator; earned the Outstanding Program Award for the “ESCAPE from Exotics” a Newspaper in Education, essay contest and teacher training project. Carl Richards, director; Gunderson; Cindy Hagley, water quality specialist; Rich Axler from NRRI; Shirley Nordrum, Leech Lake Tribal Council; John Persell, MN Chippewa Tribe Research Laboratory; and Michael McDonald, US EPA, earned a Superior Program Award for “Assessing and Communicating Risk: A Partnership to Evaluate a Superfund Site on Leech Lake Tribal Lands.”

Jesse Schomberg, coastal communities and land use planning extension educator, presented “Linking Land Use to Duluth’s Water Quality,” at the annual meeting of the Duluth Section of the American Society for Civil Engineers in September.


Two NRRI staff contributed to the recently published article: “Rationale for a new generation of ecological indicators for coastal waters.” Environmental Health Perspectives 112: 979-986. 2004. The authors are Jerry Neimi, D. Wardrop, R. Brooks, S. Anderson, Val Brady, H. Paerl, C. Rakocinski, M. Brouwer, B. Levinson, and M. McDonald.

Jerry Niemi recently reviewed Essentials of Conservation Biology, 3rd Edition by R. Primack. in The Auk 121(3): 980-982. 2004.


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