Tuesday, January 25, 2005, Volume 22, Number 8
Praveen Aggarwal was recently invited to present a research paper at the Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations (CRITO) at University of California, Irvine. This presentation was part of the CRITO Speaker Series, which is co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Management and the Department of Information & Computer Science at UC, Irvine. The paper, co-authored with Rajiv Vaidyanathan, outlines an innovative methodology for analyzing online content using lexical-semantic analysis. Aggarwal was also an invited panelist for a news story broadcast by the WDSE (Channel 8). The topic of the story, broadcast live on Almanac North in November was Mergers and Acquisitions: Maurices and Dress Barn, K-Mart and Sears.
Beth Bartlett, professor, Department of Womens Studies, has recently published her book, Rebellious Feminism: Camuss Ethic of Rebellion and Feminist Thought, with Palgrave Macmillan.
Gloria DeFilipps, professor, Department of art & design, has work in the Fourth National Photography Image Biennial at Wellington B. Gray Gallery at East Carolina State University at Greenville, NC. The exhibition runs through February 20, and her work was selected by widely exhibited photographer Maggie Taylor. Brush has work in the Annual Exhibition at CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, New York, from February 4 - March 19. The awards juror is Louis Grachos of the Albright-Knox Gallery.
James H. Fetzer, McKnight Professor of Philosophy, will present Reasoning about Assassinations: Critical Thinking in Political Contexts, during the Third International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities to be held at The University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, in August 2005. Fetzers paper explains how the application of principles of logic, critical thinking, and scientific reasoning have transformed what we know about the death of JFK and promises to resolve other cases. Its abstract, now a part of the formal conference announcement, is posted at http://H05.cgpublisher.com/proposals/488.
Scott Freundschuh, Department of Geography, recently published with Professor Dan Montello, Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, Cognition of Geographic Information in McMaster, R. B and Usery, E. L. (Eds.), A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Carmen Latterell, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, had her book, Math Wars, published in January, 2005 by Praeger Press. Latterell and Sarah Kueffer, Anoka Ramsey Community College and former graduate student at UMD, had their article Reform and Traditional Undergraduate Calculus I: A Meta-analysis published in Volume 3, Issue 1, 2004, of the LATM Journal. Latterell also published A Rubric for Evaluating Elementary Mathematics Curricula written with her brother, Marshall Latterell of Oakwood Elementary School, in the January 2005 issue (volume 63, issue 1, pages 5-9) of The New Jersey Mathematics Teacher.
Richard Leino, senior research associate, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, is a co-author on a research paper by Kathleen Jensen and colleagues at the EPA Mid- Continent Ecology Division entitled: Characterization of responses to the antiandrogen flutamide in a short-term reproduction assay with the fathead minnow, Aquatic Toxicology. 70: 99-110, 2004.
Anna Marie Roos, associate professor, Department of History, and director of UMDs Study-in-England Programme, has presented Bryan Robinson (1680-1754), Theories of Respiration, and the Atmospheric Acids of Sir Isaac Newton at the British Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference at St. Hughs College, Oxford held this January. The same paper has been published in the Fall 2004 volume of the journal, Eighteenth-Century Thought. Roos will be a visiting fellow at Oxford Universitys Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine during her sabbatical year in 2005-6 where she will research and write her second book concerning early modern chemistry.
Jean Stevenson, Elementary Education, Linda Miller Cleary, English, and Mary Wright, Secondary Education, presented a paper titled Interrogating the Past to Renew Literacy Practices in the Present: Multi-Modal Reflections for Pre-Service Teachers at the 94th Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English in Indianapolis, Indiana in November. In addition Stevenson and Wright have co-authored a chapter entitled, Breathing the Life-World of Literature in Making Connections: Students and Authors on the Same Page, edited by John Harmon, published by the New York State English Council. Stevenson has presented additional papers at recent conferences including: The Power of Response: Lessons from the Correspondence Between a Writer and Her Editor at the 31st Plains International Reading Association Regional Conference in October in Bismarck, North Dakota; and A Picture Walk: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Literacy with Alison Aune, Art Department, and Susan Hudec, Tweed Museum of Art at the Art Educators of Minnesota Fall Conference in November in Minneapolis.
Tom Peacock has written a book entitled: The Four Hills of Life to be published in April 2005. The book, intended for middle-schoolers, is a life cycle book from an Ojibwe perspective combining human development, Ojibwe philosophy and culture, and the sciences. Challenges and responsibilities faced along each of the four seasons are highlighted.
Molly Minkkinen, instructor, and Mary Ann Marchel, assistant professor, Department of Education, co-presented Early Childhood: A Career Full of Opportunity at the 13th Annual Kids Plus Conference in Duluth, Minnesota in October.
Eun-Kyung Suh, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design, has work selected for the 26th Annual Paper in Particular National Exhibition in Columbia College, Columbia, MO starting in February.
Viktor Zhdankin, professor, Department of
Chemistry, was an invited speaker at the International Conference on Chemistry
Biology Interface: Synergistic
Jeff Gunderson, associate director, gave the presentation, A Lake Superior Exotic Species Update, and Carl Richards, director, presented, Lake Superior Habitat Issues and Concerns, at a Lake Superior Fisheries Conference held in December at the Cloquet Forestry Center.
Douglas Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species Center coordinator, gave a guest lecture, Aliens in Our Waters: The Silent Invasion, to students enrolled in a course on current environmental topics, offered by Jane Wattrus, College of St. Scholastica, in December. Jensen also gave the presentation, How to Prevent the Release of Aquarium Plants and Animals to 20 first graders at St. Michaels Lakeside School in December.
Jesse Schomberg, coastal communities and land use planning extension educator, presented, North Shore Land Use and Water Quality and Richards presented, Habitats of Lake Superior, at the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts annual meeting held in December at the DECC. Schomberg also gave the presentation, Miller Creek Watershed: Growth to Protect a Community Resource, to the citizens group Good Neighbors in Hermantown in January.
George Host gave two invited presentations
at the Future of Open Water Observation Technology for the Great
Lakes workshop, sponsored by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration
Rich Axler was an invited participant and
speaker at the National Science Foundation Environmental Engineering
Directorate sponsored workshop Sensors for Environmental Observatories
(SEO) in November ad December held at the University of Washington
in Seattle, WA. The talk was entitled Using time-relevant, intensive
lake and stream data for training technicians and educating citizens,
students, resource agencies and decision-
Kendall B. Wallace, professor, was an invited speaker at the South Central Regional Chapter, Society of Toxicology at Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS in October. The title of his presentation was Multiple Mechanisms of Chemical-induced itochondrionopathies. Wallace was an invited speaker at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter, Society of Toxicology at National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Research Triangle Park, NC in October. The title of his presentation was Adriamycin-induced Cardiomyopathy -- A Radical Mechanism of Toxicity. Wallace also was a member of the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (NHLBI) Working Group on Cardiovascular Complications of HIV Infection and AIDS, NRTI-induced Mitochondrial Cardiomyopathy in October in Bethesda, MD.
Kaleb C. Lund, Ph.D. graduate student, and Wallace published a manuscript entitled Direct, DNA pol gamma-independent effects of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors on mitochondrial bioenergetics in the journal, Cardiovascular Toxicology 4, 217-228 (2004).
Joseph R. Prohaska, professor, Anna A. Gybina, Ph.D. graduate student, Margaret Broderius, assistant scientist, and Bruce Brokate, junior scientist, published a manuscript entitled Peptidylglycine-alpha-amidating monooxygenase activity and protein are lower in copper-deficient rats and suckling copper-deficient mice in the journal, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 434, 212-220 (2005).
Students and faculty at UMD and St. Scholastica have formed an interdisciplinary health professions group called Council for Health Interdisciplinary Programs Duluth (CHIPD). It is affiliated with the CHIP organization in the Academic Health Center on the Twin Cities campus. The group promotes professional learning and relationships among health professions students in the UMD School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, Duluth, and St. Scholastica Department of Nursing. UMD faculty advisors to the group are Timothy Stratton, associate professor, and Andrea Nasstrom, assistant professor, College of Pharmacy, Duluth; and Jeffrey Adams, associate director, family medicine, Medical School Duluth.
A paper by Ayman Noreddin, associate professor, titled Target Attainment Potential versus Urinary Tract Infection E.coli of Ciprofloxacin 500mg Every 12 Hours, Gatifloxacin 200mg and 400mg Once Daily and Levofloxacin 500mg, 750mg and 1000mg Once Daily Administered to Hospitalized Patients: Analysis of Canadian versus US Isolates was presented at the 2004 meeting of the Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in Saskatchewan, Canada. Noreddin also published a paper, Pharmacodynamic target attainment analysis against Streptococcus pneumoniae using levofloxacin 500mg, 750mg and 1000mg once daily in plasma (P) and epithelial lining fluid (ELF) of hospitalized patients with community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the International Journal of Antimocrobial Agents, 24 (2004) 479-484.
Melissa Bumgardner, assistant professor, and Sarah Westberg, assistant professor, recently sat for and passed the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties pharmacotherapy specialty exam. Pharmacotherapy is that area of pharmacy practice that is responsible for ensuring the safe, appropriate, and economical use of drugs in patient care. The Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) has responsibility for direct patient care, often functions as a member of a multidisciplinary team, and is frequently the primary source of drug information for other healthcare professionals.
Haim Einat, assistant professor, presented Animal Models for Bipolar Disorder New Understanding and New Possibilities as part of a special panel on medication development for bipolar disorder at the 43rd American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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