Tuesday, September 13, 2005 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 2

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Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, Department of Art & Design, had works selected by the nine-member D-Art review committee for inclusion in the online gallery exhibition as part of the “CGiV 2005: International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Vision.” The conference ran from July 26-29, 2005, at the Xijiao Hotel, in Beijing, China.

Catherine Jo Ishino, associate professor, Department of Art and Design, was invited to a week-long seminar at the University of California Berkeley. The focus was on the current issues facing Oral History within academia, discussion of methodologies and concerns surrounding the creation of historiographies. Ishino presented two of her DVD oral history research projects: “WW2:Voices of Re-remembrances, 12 family stories” about her relatives’ Internment experiences and “Beijing Designers: 3 generations” that included the interviews she conducted while in China last year.

Jim Klueg, professor, Department of Art and Design, currently has three cups in “Cups,Cups,Cups,” an invitational exhibition of cups by 126 American ceramists at Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM, through October 22.

Carmen M. Latterell, Department of Mathematics and Statistics had her article “The Study Skills of Calculus I College Freshmen: A Thought Piece and Essay Data” published in the Virginia Mathematics Teacher.

NRRI NEWS

Gerald Niemi was one of three organizers of a session on “Coastal indicators of ecological condition: Integration of spatial scales” in August at The Ecological Society of America 90th Annual Meeting in Montreal, Quebec. At the same meeting, Niemi presented a talk on “Local, landscape, and regional influences on biotic indicators in Great Lakes coastal zones” co-authored by Lucinda Johnson, Nick Danz, J. Brazner, Valerie Brady, and J.R. Kelly.

Jim Lind presented “Golden-winged Warbler use of northern wetlands and lowland shrub communities” in August at the Golden-winged Warbler Conservation Conference in Siren, Wisc. The presentation was coauthored by JoAnn Hanowski.

Subhash Basak and Brian Gute attended the 9th “WSEAS International Conference on Computers” in July, 2005, in Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece. Basak presented the invited lecture “Structure-activity relationships for mosquito repellent aminoamides using the hierarchical QSAR method based on calculated molecular descriptor” and Gute presented the lecture “Information-theoretic biodescriptors for proteomics maps: Development and applications in predictive toxicology.”

MINNESOTA SEA GRANT NEWS

George Host, NRRI, accepted a MERLOT Award of Exemplary Online Learning Resources on behalf of the Water on the Web site team (wateronetheweb.org) during the MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) International Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee in July. It was one of 12 awards given nationally to recognize outstanding online resources and the creators of these resources for their contributions to the academic community. Sharing the award are Cindy Hagley, Bruce Munson, and Carl Richards with UMD Minnesota Sea Grant Program; Rich Axler, Elaine Ruzycki, and Norm Will with the NRRI; and Glenn Merrick with Lake Superior College. The team also received honorable mention for the Water on the Web site from the National Sea Grant College Program.

Doug Jensen, aquatic invasive species program coordinator, earned an award for his leadership and dedication on the national Habitattitude campaign from the National Sea Grant College Program. The award was presented at Sea Grant Week, held in June at Rockport, Maine.

Sharon Moen, Marie Zhuikov, Nick Zlonis and Debbie Bowen received an APEX award for publication excellence for “Superior Science: Stories of Lake Superior Research.” Communications Concepts, Inc., sponsors this international competition that recognizes outstanding content and the success of a publication in conveying a message.

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