Tuesday, October 19, 2004, Volume 22 number 4

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Professors Robert Appleton and Catherine Ishino spoke about their work at the Nanjing Institute of the Arts. Appleton was invited to do this as part of the Alliance Graphique Internationale Congress which he and Ishino attended in Beijing. Appleton premiered his work in progress at the AGI Congress in Beijing.

Gary Babuik, Jiyoon Yoon, and Changaa Mweti, Department of Education, authored a paper titled “Effects of using a chat room in communicating during practicum” to be presented in the Feb. 2005 conference proceedings which follow the SALT Washington Interactive Technologies conference in Arlington, VA. on August 18 - 20, 2004.

Gloria DeFilipps Brush, Department of Art & Design, presented “Mentoring New Artist-Professors” for the “Mentorship: An On-going Interplay” panel at the Midwest College Art Association Conference in Minneapolis on October 8.

Jen Dietrich, Department of Art and Design, will be part of a two-person show at the Robert A Peck Gallery in Riverton Wyoming. Dietrich will exhibit a series of large scale barn paintings. Last spring, the Robert A. Peck Gallery held an exhibition titled “Barn Again,” a Smithsonian Exhibit sponsored by Wyoming Council for the Humanities.

Dalibor Froncek, associate professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, presented a contributed talk “Coverings of complete bipartite graphs minus perfect matching by bicliques” at the international conference Combinstorics 2004 held in Acireale, Italy.

Mary Hermes, Department of Education, currently has several articles and book chapters in press. They include: “ ‘Ma’iingan is just a mis-spelling of the word wolf’: Ojibwe language and culture in the context of schooling” in Anthropology and Education; “Moving towards the language: reflections on language and culture in Native American education” in Bi-lingual Research Journal; “Complicating Discontinuity: What about poverty?” in Curriculum Inquiry; “Standards and American Indians” in Journal of Educational Change and “Starting an indigenous immersion school: The gut-wrenching start-up years,” in E. Meiners and F. Ibáñez-Carrasco’s Public Acts/Desires for Literacies and Social Changes, Routledge, 2004

Jo Mackiewicz, assistant professor, Composition Department and Linguistics Program, presented two papers at the International Professional Communication Conference in Minneapolis on September 29 and October 1. She presented one of the papers, “Why People Perceive Typefaces to Have Different Personalities,” with Rachel Moeller, a graduate student in English. Both of the papers are published in the conference proceedings. Melanie Steele, a graduate student in English, presented her research on politeness strategies in tutoring interactions on September 30 in a poster session.

Betsey Albert Peacock, Department of Education, consistently engages her Education 1100: Human Diversity students in service learning based activities. During the Fall semester, 15 students participated in the “Light the Night Walk” for Leukemia and Lymphoma, and collected $470. In addition, Education 1100 students are sponsoring a Blood Drive, are writing letters for St. Judes Hospital to raise money for children with cancer, and plan to hold a Halloween Carnival for the Washington Center kids and their families.

Cheryl Reitan, UMD Publications Director, was a featured reader at Amazon Books in Minneapolis earlier this month.


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