Tuesday, May 3, 2005 VOLUME 22, NUMBER 14

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FACULTY/STAFF NEWS

Linda Belote, professor, Department of Anthropology, presented a paper “Creating New Traditions in the Administration of Justice in Saraguro Ecuador” at the conference of the Society for Applied Anthropology in Santa Fe on April 6. The co-authors of the paper were Deborah Plechner, assistant professor of criminology, Annie Kiel, UMD alumni (criminology), Vicente Gonzalez, Saraguro community leader, and Jim Belote, assistant professor of anthropology.

Clay Carter, assistant professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics presented a talk, “Understanding Protein Trafficking in Plants Through Proteomics” at the Plant Root Genomics Consortium Proteomics Symposium, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO.

Dalibor Froncek, associate professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, presented a talk “New methods for orthogonal double covers of complete graphs” at Mighty XL conference in Saginaw, MI.

Ron Marchese, professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and Jake Anders, alumnus in the Anthropology program, presented their research, “Habitation and Occupational Sequence of the Ancient Site of Plataiai from the Neolithic Period to the Byzantine Period: An Analysis of Ceramic Samples from Southwestern Boeotia” at the 19th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Lexington, Virginia in April. Marchese’s research is supported by the Graduate School Grant in Aid of research program of the University of Minnesota and the McKnight Foundation. Ander’s participation was supported by a UROP grant in 2004.

Tom Powers, assistant professor, Department of Political Science, received an NEH summer stipend award to support work on his project, “Anti-discrimination theory and the reshaping of American democracy: constitutionalism, morality, and pluralism.”

Alan Roline, associate professor, and Randy Skalberg, assistant professor, Department of Accounting, were recently honored with an award for “Best Paper Published in the Midwest Law Review 2004” for their paper entitled “Take Two Aspirin and DON’T Call me in the Morning: The Do Not Call List Migraine.” The award was presented March 18 at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business in Chicago. See next issue.

MINNESOTA SEA GRANT NEWS

Jeffrey Gunderson, associate director, and Douglas Jensen, aquatic invasive species program coordinator, co-hosted a Sea Grant AIS-HACCP Training Workshop, “Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species Via Resource Managers, Researchers, and Enforcement Officers” at the Fond du Lac Reservation in Cloquet during March. Jensen gave a presentation, “Habitattitude - A National Education Campaign to Prevent Release of Aquatic Plants and Animals,” at a meeting of the Great Lakes Panel (GLP) on Aquatic Nuisance Species in Ann Arbor, MI, during April.

Jesse Schomberg, coastal communities and land use planning extension educator, received $14,909 from Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program for “A View from the Lake 2006.” This project provides coastal residents with a view of coastal development along the shores of Lake Superior through rides on a research vessel and hands-on learning activities

NRRI NEWS

Subhash Basak gave an invited plenary lecture entitled “Applications of chemodescriptors and biodescriptors in biological structure-activity relationships” at the chemometrics session of the 14th Spectroscopy in Theory and Practice Conference, held in Nova Gorica, Slovenia. Basak continued his trip to Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he delivered two invited lectures: 1) “The utility of chemodescriptors and biodescriptors in predicting toxicity of chemicals” at the University of Ljubljana; and 2) an invited seminar “Information-theoretic descriptors of molecules and proteomics maps: development and applications,” at the National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia. In Rome, Basak gave a presentation on his mathematical proteomics research at the Dipartimento di Biologia Vegetale, Università di Roma, Rome, Italy. He also gave an invited lecture entitled “Applications of mathematically derived chemo- and proteomics based descriptors in predicting toxicity of chemicals” at the Experimental and Computational Carcinogenesis Branch of Instituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome.

Salih Ersayin presented a paper titled “Simulation as a Tool for Improved Taconite Concentrator Performance - A Case Study” at the Upper Peninsula, Society of Mining Engineers (SME) meeting. Ersayin presented “Old Mines, Modern Techniques” at the UMD Chemical Engineering Department. Ersayin also presented “Performance Improvement at Ispat Inland Plant: Simulation vs Actual” at the 78th Annual Meeting SME Minnesota Section in Duluth.

Jim Lind presented a poster at the Forest and Wildlife Research Review at UMD. It was titled “Population Trends of Forest Birds on Western Great Lakes National Forests.” Lind also gave an oral presentation at the Western Great Lakes Research Conference at Marquette, Michigan. It was titled “A Review of Landbird Monitoring Programs in the Great Lakes Network.”
Ron Moen gave an oral presentation at the 2005 Midwest Wolf Stewards meeting at Grand Casino Hinckley entitled “How do Lynx in the landscape impact wolves.” The presentation was based on a paper by Moen, Ed Lindquist (U.S. Forest Service), Chris Burdett,
Gerald Niemi and L. David Mech (USGS).

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