Tuesday, April 19, 2005 VOLUME 22, NUMBER 13

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Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, Department of Art and Design, is part of the invitational Pinhole Photography Exhibition from April 2 - May 22 at the Minnesota Center for Photography in Minneapolis. The show coincides with Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day on April 24.

Phil Choo, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design, received District Eight Awards from the American Advertising Federation. His Interactive Portfolio CD Rom received a Silver award and the Art and Design Lecture Series 2004 - 2005 poster, which was designed with the help of UROP student, Kayla Stearns, received a Gold award. Both entries will go on to compete in the National American Advertising Federation Awards.

William Fleischman, professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, was recently recognized as Volunteer of the Year by the Lutheran Social Services Duluth Area Advisory Council. Fleischman has been a member of the Advisory Council for over 10 years and regularly places and supervises student interns with majors in criminology and/or sociology with Lutheran Social Services in the Duluth area and at other Lutheran Social Services agency locations.

Ron Marchese, professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, spent the interim break in Istanbul, Turkey conducting research on Armenian religious art at the Armenian Patriarchate. Research conducted during Holy Week also included photographic documentation of religious services and the use of a variety of reliquaries, censors, chalices, and textiles from various church treasuries. Rarely exhibited, such material is an integral part of the Easter ceremony in the Armenian Orthodox rite. Marchese continued his work on the second volume of a multi-volume publication of Armenian treasures housed at the Patriarchate. This is in conjunction with Professor Marlene Breu of Western Michigan University. Marchese’s research is supported by a McKnight Arts and Humanities grant from the McKnight Foundation.

Taek Kwon, professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded a U.S. Patent for his Transportation Visibility Measurement System. Kwon developed a video camera based atmospheric visibility measurement system that provides automated measurements of atmospheric visibility during both the day and night. The patent was awarded in early February. Kwon is also a researcher and co-principal investigator in the Northland Advanced Transportation Systems Research Laboratories. He is the senior transportation researcher at UMD with current projects underway to develop sensors and systems to support rural roads.

MINNESOTA SEA GRANT NEWS

Minnesota Sea Grant awarded $566,650 for Aquatic Research to eight research projects involving Lake Superior and the Great Lakes. The award money is provided by the National Sea Grant College Program and matched by the University of Minnesota.
The following projects received the awards: “Pinpointing Sources of Bacteria that Contribute to Beach Closures,” by Randall Hicks and Michael Sadowsky, UMD Department of Biology; “Understanding the Links Between Lake Superior's Animal Life, Upwellings, and Temperature,” by Donn Branstrator, Thomas Hrabik, and Brian May, UMD Department of Biology; “A Step Towards Defining the Carbon Cycle in Lake Superior,” by Erik Brown and Brian May, UMD Large Lakes Observatory; “Developing More Efficient Monitoring Methods for Rocky Coasts,” by Valerie Brady and Lucinda Johnson, NRRI; “Investigating the Relationship Between Dissolved Phosphorus and Oxygen Released by Sunlight in Lake Superior,” by James Cotner and Kristopher McNeill, UM-Twin Cities, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior; “Defining Potential Effects of Endocrine Disrupters in Wastewater on Female Fish and Fish Populations,” by Peter Sorensen, UM Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology; “Calculating Biomass and Energy Flow from Plankton to Lake Superiors Top Predators,” Thomas Hrabik, UMD Department of Biology; and “A New Approach for Identifying Environmental Estrogens in Great Lakes Estuaries,” by Deborah Swackhamer, UM Division of Environmental Health Sciences.

NRRI NEWS

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MEDICAL SCHOOL

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COLLEGE OF PHARMACY, DULUTH

Michael Gulseth, assistant professor, was appointed to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Council on Educational Affairs. As a council member, he will be responsible for assisting ASHP develop education policies aimed at meeting the needs of health-system pharmacists.
Several faculty presented posters at the 152nd annual meeting of the American Pharmacists Association in Orlando, Florida, in April: Marcia Worley, assistant professor, presented “Pharmacist Provided Medication Therapy Management Services: Targeting Older Persons in Need” at the Poster Rounds with the Experts-Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences session. Worley received an Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management Presentation Merit Award for “Predictors of the Intention to Use Herbal Medicines by Age and Gender: A Nationwide Survey,” which she co-authored with colleagues from University of New Mexico, Southern Illinois University, and the VA Cooperative Studies Program in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Additionally, Worley co-authored two papers with colleagues from the Twin Cities College of Pharmacy: “An Exploration of Osteoporosis Health Beliefs and Self-Care Behaviors” and “Medication Experiences of a Patient Receiving Treatment for Depression.” Melissa Bumgardner, assistant professor, and Timothy Stratton, associate professor, presented “Health Belief Model and Transtheoretical Model of Change: Patient Actions Following Point-of-Care Testing By Pharmacists.”

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