Tuesday, January 25, 2005 VOLUME 22, NUMBER 8

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EXPERTS LISTS
In the upcoming months UMD will begin to update it’s on-line Experts List, http://www.d.umn.edu/currents/experts/. Faculty and staff who wish to be included should submit the following information to Cheryl Reitan at creitan@d.umn. edu: name, title, work phone, work address, home phone (optional), e-mail address, web address (optional), and three to nine topic descriptors. Included faculty and staff should review their listing and submit any changes to Cheryl Reitan at creitan@d.umn.edu. changes and submissions will be accepted until March 1.

MINNESOTA BOOK AWARDS
February 1 is the deadline for nominations to the 17th annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards, presented by the University of Minnesota Duluth Library and Friends of the Duluth Public Library. These awards recognize books that substantially represent the history, culture, heritage or lifestyle of northeastern Minnesota.
To be eligible, a book must have been originally released in 2004. Books may be nominated in one of two categories: (1) fiction, poetry, drama or (2) nonfiction, art, scholarship. Prizes will be awarded in the amount of $300 for each winner and $100 for each honorable mention selected.
To nominate a book, visit the NEMBA Web site at www.d.umn.edu/lib/nemba/home.html. Complete a nomination form and send it, along with one copy of each nominated book, to Communications & Events Team, UMD Library, 416 Library Dr., Duluth, MN 55812. For information, call (218) 726-8102.
A free, community reception honoring all nominated authors will be held starting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at the UMD Library.

GEOGRAPHY ALUMNA NEWS
Amy Trauger, B.A. 1998, from the UMD Department of Geography, and A.B.D. from Penn State University, Department of Geography (the first-ranked Ph.D. program in the U.S.) was featured along with other graduate students and faculty from Penn State in a story on National Public Radio on October 30, 2004. The story concerned collaborative, interdisciplinary research on women farmers and sustainable agriculture in the U.S. The story is available for online listening at NPR’s website.

SUMMER HOUSING
The Summer Housing Office at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has begun accepting summer apartment requests. This year marks UMD’s 29th year of offering on-campus apartments for retirees. UMD offers five, eight, or ten- week rental periods. To learn more, contact UMD Summer Housing Office, 726-7390, sumhsg@d.umn.edu r see the web site: http://www.d.umn.edu/housing/summer.

administrative NEWS

UMD STORES

A ‘Welcome Back” pack sale gives 20% off backpacks and book bags at UMD Stores (street level) January 18-28. UMD Stores (street level) will have penny-an-ounce-day (21oz. and 32oz. fountain pop) from 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26. UMD Stores (lower level) will feature a photo special from January 24-29. Stop by UMD Stores, Etc. and check out The Mail Center. It is a new, convenient way to buy stamps and mailing supplies, and get your packages shipped. It’s almost time for our spring sidewalk sales! And UMD Stores is doing it Mardi Gras-style! Stop by Kirby Student Center in front of UMD Stores (lower level) Tuesday, February 8 and Wednesday, February 9 for festive Mardi Gras specials on UMD wear & gifts, computer supplies, office & school products, art supplies, bargain books, snacks, and much more!

UMD COMMUNICATION

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Get the word out immediately about UMD faculty achievements. Deans, Directors and Department Heads are asked to encourage staff within the departments to send notices to Currents. Information about articles and books published, conference presentations and awards are accepted. The Currents Newsletter is web search engine friendly. All of the items sent for faculty/staff news are available to international web browsers immediately after the issue is printed. To contribute to Currents, email your items to currents@d.umn.edu.

ABOUT CURRENTS:
Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.
To submit material to Currents e-mail currents@d.umn.edu.
Currents can be viewed at www.d.umn.edu/currents
Currents is printed regularly throughout the school year. Students Linnea Borer and Emiy McGuigan helped edit this issue of Currents.

Spring Semester 2005 Schedule:
Deadline: Wednesday, February 2;
Print date: Tuesday, February 8.
Deadline: Wednesday, February 16;
Print date: Tuesday, February 22.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 2;
Print date: Tuesday, March 8.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 30;
Print date: Tuesday, April 5.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 13;
Print date: Tuesday, April 19.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 27;
Print date: Tuesday, May 3.

UMD CALENDAR OF EVENTS
See the web page: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdevents.
Departments are urged to post their events on this comprehensive calendar. For information on how to post events, contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996 or e-mail creitan@d.umn.edu.

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To subscribe to Currents on the Web: Send the e-mail to listproc@d.umn.edu and leave the subject line blank.
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UMD WEB PAGES
For more info about UMD departments and programs contact the following web pages:
UMD Home — http://www.d.umn.edu
Alworth Institute — http://www.d.umn.edu/~alworth/
UMD Athletics — http://www.umdbulldogs.com
UMD Campus Events — http://www.d.umn.edu/calendar/
UMD Minnesota Sea Grant — http://www.seagrant.umn.edu
UMD Music — http://www.d.umn.edu/music/
UMD Recreational Sports Outdoor Program — http://www.umdrsop.org/
UMD School of Medicine — http://penguin.d.umn.edu/
UMD School of Pharmacy — http://www.pharmacy.umn.edu/duluth/
UMD Stores — http://www.umdstores.com/
UMD Theatre — http://www.d.umn.edu/theatre/
UMD Tweed Museum of Art — http://www.d.umn.edu/tma/
Natural Resources Research Institute — www.nrri.umn.edu
Glensheen — http://www.d.umn.edu/glen/

CHANGE YOUR PERSONAL INFO IN THE CAMPUS DIRECTORY NOW
   Make sure your information is correct in the campus directory. First check your information by going to the “People” section on the UMD Home Page. If something is wrong, go to the faculty/staff area: http://www.d.umn.edu/faculty/ and choose “Update Personal Information.” Enter your email log in and password. and check all the tabs across the top of the page. Questions? Contact Human Resources at 726-7161 or Academic Administration at 726-7103.

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