Tuesday, February 8, 2005, Volume 22, Number 9

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Linda Belote, professor of anthropology presented an invited paper entitled Que Hacen 2000 Saraguros en EE.UU. y Espana? at the International Conference on Migracion, Transnacionalismo e identidades: La Experiencia Ecuatoriana, sponsored by FLACSO (La Facultad Latino Americano de Ciencias Sociales) in Quito Ecuador on Jan 18, 2005. She also attended the installation of Dr. Luis Macas as president of CONAIE, the Confederation of Indigenous Nations and Peoples of Ecuador, on January 14.

Professors Eve Browning, Department of Philosophy and Ron Marchese, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, recently returned from their J-term direction of the third Classical Study Tour of Greece. Twenty-ive students visited a number of archaeological and historical sites from ancient Delphi and Olympia to the Monastery of St. Paul and the monastic community of Mystras near Sparta. The tour also included a nature hike in the largest natural oak forest in Europe, exploration of natural habitat areas for migrating birds, and exploration of the mountains and valleys of Arcadia. The course was coordinated through Carol Threine, International Education. Next year’s package is now available.

Julie R Etterson, assistant professor, Department of Biology, published “Evolutionary potential of Chamaecrista fasciculata in relation to climate change: I. Clinal patterns of selection along an environmental gradient in the Great Plains.” in Evolution, vol. 58, pp. 1446-1458. 2004. She published “Evolutionary potential of Chamaecrista fasciculata in relation to climate change: II. Genetic architecture of three populations reciprocally planted along an environmental gradient in the Great Plains.’ in Evolution, vol. 58, pp. 1459-1471. 2004. She also published “Population differentiation and hybrid success in Campanula americana: geography and genome size,” with L.F. Galloway in Journal of Evolutionary Biology. vol. 18, pp. 81-90. 2004.

Dalibor Froncek, associate professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, has been appointed a member of the Programme Committee of MISTA 2005, the Second Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications to be held in New York in August 2005.

Ron Marchese, professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, provided a recent chapter on ethnoarchaeology to be published as a second volume in Ethnography and Archaeology.

Norbert Norman, environmental health & safety specialist, gave a presentation entitled “Public Access Defibrillation Program for a Medium Sized University” at the “Symposium 2005, Best Practices in Risk Reduction for Colleges and Universities” at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He will give the same presentation at the “2005 Campus Fire, EMS, and Security/Law Enforcement — Professional Development Conference” in April at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Alexis Pogorelskin has been awarded a Faculty Summer Research Fellowship and a matching McKnight Summer Fellowship in order to conduct research on the topic The Mortal Storm: FDR and Hollywood on the Eve of War.

Rajiv Vaidyanathan, associate professor, Department of Marketing, was appointed executive director of the Association for Consumer Research (ACR) effective January 1, 2005. The Association for Consumer Research, founded in 1969, has a mission of advancing consumer research and facilitating the exchange of scholarly information among members of academia, industry, and government worldwide. With over 1700 active members, it is the largest and most prestigious organization of consumer researchers in the world. ACR sponsors a North American conference, global conferences each year in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, and other conferences on consumer policy, consumer satisfaction and demographic issues in marketing. The group publishes Advances in Consumer Research: Proceedings of the North American Conference.

MINNESOTA SEA GRANT NEWS

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NRRI NEWS

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MEDICAL SCHOOL

J.A. Endrizzi, H. Kim, Paul M. Anderson, professor Emeritus, and E.P. Baldwin published a manuscript entitled “Crystal Structure of Escherichia coli Cytidine Triphosphate Synthetase: a Nucleotide-Regulated Glutamine Amidotransferase/ATP-Dependent Fusion and Target for Anti-Cancer and Anti-Parasitic Drugs” in the journal Biochemistry 43, 6447-6463 (2004).

 

Kendall B. Wallace, professor, recently chaired two congressional briefings on Capital Hill in Washington DC. The topic for both briefings was public health safety concerns resulting from current regulatory policy governing the consumption of dietary supplements. The Senate briefing occurred January 31 and was sponsored by Senator Richard Durbin (D. Illinois). On February 1, the briefing was conducted in the U.S. House of Representatives, sponsored by Representatives Henry Waxman (D. California) and Susan Davis (D. California).

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY, DULUTH

Melissa Bumgardner and Timothy Stratton supervised a group of 16 College of Pharmacy, Duluth, students who conducted cholesterol screenings for the public as part of the community health fair at Superiors Mariner Mall on February 5.

 

Marcia Worley-Louis received a Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship award in the amount of $17,606 from the University’s Graduate School for her project, “Exploring Diabetics’ Medication Use via Pharmacist-Patient Relationships.”


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