Tuesday, April 5, 2005 VOLUME 22, NUMBER 12

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FACULTY/STAFF NEWS

George Avery, instructor, Departments of Psychology and Management Studies, was co-author of an article published in the March 2005 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care. The article is titled "Physician Evaluations of Care Management Practices in Medicaid Programs."

Robert Appleton has been acknowledged as an “International Great Master of Graphic Design”Appleton was asked to submit 250 images of his own design work for a monograph on him by the Alliance Graphique Internationale in China. The book will be printed both in English and Chinese, softbound and hardbound editions, and published in Spring 2006.

Dalibor Froncek, associate professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, presented a talk, “Orthogonal double covers of complete graphs by caterpillars” at the Thirty-sixth Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing in Boca Raton, FL.

Eun-kyung Suh created her first screen/set design for a theatrical production, Lost and Found, which will be performed by Francine Conley, a Minneapolis-based artist and professor at the College of Saint Catherine, St. Paul.
Lost and Found is a multimedia production that presents a cast of characters who, as the title suggests, have lost something or are themselves somehow displaced. It will be performed at the Center for Independent Artists in
Minneapolis from April 8 - 17, 2005.

MINNESOTA SEA GRANT NEWS

Cindy Hagley, water quality specialist, presented “Water Quality 101: MN Lakes, Streams, and Groundwater” and “Water Quality 102: How Do We Impact Lakes and Streams, Real World Examples” at Challenges and Successes in a Changing Industry – a Minnesota Onsite Wastewater Conference held in March at the DECC.

Doug Jensen, aquatic invasive species program coordinator, and Marie Zhuikov, communications coordinator, received a $218,545 grant from the National Sea Grant College Program for “Extending and Evaluating the National Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Campaign Along Key Invasion Corridors in Three Upper Midwest States.” The two-year project, done in collaboration with Wisconsin Sea Grant and Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Iowa DNR, Minnesota DNR, and many other partners, will feature the Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! logo and messages in a multi-media campaign targeting resident and non-resident boaters and anglers along ten key highway invasion corridors leading to and from aquatic invasive species infested waters in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.

Barb Liukkonen, water resources education coordinator, co-authored a presentation and poster at the Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service National Water Quality Program conference in LaJolla, CA, in February. The poster provided background on a regional partnership to investigate the accuracy and reliability of E. coli test kits when used by volunteers. The oral presentation summarized the first year’s sampling results and statistical analysis.

Sharon Moen, editor, received a $2,000 grant from the Lake Superior Coastal Zone Program for “Walk, Ride, and Runoff,” a competitive bike -and-running team race and a non-competitive community walk involving water quality education. The event will be held May 21 at Spirit Mountain.

Jesse Schomberg, coastal communities and land use planning extension educator, and Jim Dexter of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, presented “Storm Water 101 for Builders and Developers” at the 15th Annual Energy Design Conference and Expo held in March at the DECC.

The University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program recently chose eight research projects involving Lake Superior and the Great Lakes for funding. The award money, which is provided by the National Sea Grant College Program and matched by the University of Minnesota, collectively totals $566,650. The projects focus on coastal communities and economies, ecosystem and habitats, fisheries and biotechnology.

NRRI NEWS

Nick Danz, R. Regal, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, G. Niemi, V. Brady, T. Hollenhorst, L. Johnson, G. Host, J. Hanowski, C. Johnston, T. Brown, J. Kingston, and J. Kelly, U.S. EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division, recently published “Environmentally stratified sampling design for the development of Great Lakes environmental indicators” in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, volume 102, pages 41-65.

Ron Moen gave an oral presentation at the fourth annual Western Great Lakes Research Conference held March 30 -31 in Marquette, Michigan, entitled “Biology and Management of Canada Lynx in Minnesota.”

Larry Zanko, Harlan Niles and Julie Oreskovich received a special recognition Research Partnership Award on March 29 from the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota for their research on “Properties and Aggregate Potential of Coarse Taconite Tailings.”

MEDICAL SCHOOL

See next issue.

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY, DULUTH

Haim Einat, assistant professor of pharmacy, received a 2005 National Alliance for Research of Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Young Investigator Award in the amount of $60,000 for his project, “BCL-2 and Bipolar Disorder: Translating Biochemistry to Behavior.”

 

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