Tuesday, February 8, 2005 VOLUME 22, NUMBER 9

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EXPERTS LIST
UMD is updating 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.

BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT STUDENT NEWS
Dan Delf, pre-pharmacy student and former UROP student of Julie R Etterson, assistant professor, was recently awarded a McNair Fellowship.
Julie Glasscock, an undergraduate student in Anna Rachinsky’s lab, has recently had a paper accepted for publication. The research was done in collaboration with A. Mizoguchi at Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, and is entitled: “Immunocytochemical localization of an allatotropin in developmental stages of Heliothis virescens and Apis mellifera (Journal of Insect Physiology, 2005, 51, in Press). Julie’s research was funded by a University of Minnesota UROP grant and by a Chancellor’s Faculty Small Grant to Anna Rachinsky.

MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIPS
UMD students in fields relating to the environment, and Native American and Alaskan Native students in fields related to health care or tribal public policy, are invited to apply for Morris K. Udall Scholarships. Because environmental issues can be approached in a multi-disciplinary way, the scholarship is offered to students from a broad range of disciplines. Majors include: environmental engineering, agriculture, biology and other natural sciences, natural resource management, political science, sociology, anthropology, geography, cultural studies, history, public policy, and pre-law. To be considered, students must be nominated by their institution. The UMD Institutional deadline for receipt of completed applications is at 4:30 p.m. February 24, 2005 in BohH 209. The scholarships, which are to be used for the 2005-2006 academic year, will be awarded in April. Applications are available in BohH 209. For more information contact Rick J. Smith at 726-6293.

BAGLEY NATURE AREA PLANS
Additional participants are welcomed to join the Bagley Nature Area Management Committee and to discuss long-term plans for Bagley. The committee plans to organize a Users’ Symposium on Bagley Nature Area in late February, 2005. For more information see the following website which includes maps and other information http://www.umdrsop.org/facilities/bagley/index.html or contact Tim Bates at tbates@d.umn.edu.

SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY NEWS
A participant in last year’s UMD January Classical Study Tour, Jake Anders, was awarded a UROP grant under the direction of Professor Ron Marchese. In October, Anders participated in the archaeological survey of ancient Plataiai in Greece, under the co-direction of Marchese and Dr. Andreas Konecny, University of Vienna. Anders and Marchese’s research at Plataiai has been accepted for presentation at the 19th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research in April in Lexington, Virginia. Anders will also be participating in the archaeological excavations at ancient Carnuntum (the Roman capital of Upper Panonia - ancient Vienna) in May and June, supervising part of the domestic quarter of the ancient city. This will also be done under the direction of
Konecny.

administrative NEWS

UMD STORES
UMD Stores is celebrating Mardi Gras at a Sidewalk Sale in Kirby Student Center on Tuesday, February 8 and Wednesday, February 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They’ll have Mardi Gras specials on UMD wear and gifts, bargain books, computer supplies, school and office products, snacks, art supplies, CDs and DVDs, and much more. Visit UMD Stores street level and register to win Valentine gift baskets. Registration boxes are located at both entrances of UMD Stores street level and two winners will be drawn on February 10. Check out the “It’s a Pink Thing Sale” in UMD Stores street level February 10-14 featuring 25% off select pink UMD wear. UMD Stores street level has a selection of Valentine roses and bouquets. UMD Stores, Etc. has a new Mail Center where customers can buy stamps and mailing supplies, and get packages shipped. UMD Stores will feature a photo special on reprints and enlargements February 14-18 in the lower level. 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, February 16. Grad Fest 2005 will be held in Kirby Ballroom February 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Graduating seniors will have the opportunity to register for giveaways and visit with various vendors who can provide them with products and services needed before, during, and after graduation.

U CARD OFFICE MOVED
The U Card office has moved to its new location, 127 Kirby Plaza, between the Print Shop and TCF bank. The phone number is 726-8814.

WELLNESS AT UMD
The UMD Department of Human Resources is launching “UMD Wellness Walkers.” The goal is to walk 100 miles from February 7 to May 15. A log can be accessed from http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/log/ and once you have completed the 100-mile walk or activity, you may submit the log to be eligible for a prize drawing. The UMD Department of Human Resources is also putting together a list for those interested in receiving e-mail messages for information on group walking schedules, walking tips, etc. If you are interested in joining the listserv, please send an email to cracklif@d.umn.edu or fill out the form at http://www.umdrsop.org/facilities/bagley/index.html

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Spring Semester 2005 Schedule:
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Print date: Tuesday, February 8.
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Print date: Tuesday, February 22.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 2;
Print date: Tuesday, March 8.
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UMD Theatre — http://www.d.umn.edu/theatre/
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