Tuesday, November 8, 2005 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 6

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Bob Appleton and Catherine Ishino, associate professors, Department of Art and Design, will have their works published in China this upcoming February 2006. They will be included in the design quarterly, newgraphic. Appleton’s research and visual exploration into the integration of design and music improvisation will be represented. Ishino’s work will include transcripts of her video oral histories conducted of three representative generations of Chinese designers while attending the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) annual conference in Beijing last October, as well as the documentary photos of vernacular street design she took while visiting there.

Appleton and Ishino presented research work at the Nanjing Art Academy last fall, have been included in an online website, published in China.

David Cole, associate professor, and Derek Brown, Jason Ford, and Steve Vanderheiden, assistant professors, Department of Philosophy, attended the meeting of the Minnesota Philosophical Society held at the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, MN in October. Cole presented “Accidents of Birth” and was the commentator for Brown’s paper, “On a Confusion about Expression and Language.” Brown was also the commentator on “Taste Perception, Skepticism, and Gastronomic Expertise.” Ford presented “Tye-Dyed Teleology and the Inverted Spectrum,” was commentator for “The Logic of Phenomenal Transparency,” and session chair for “Gaps in the Explanatory Gap.” Vanderheiden presented “Climate Change and Obligations to Cooperate.”

James H. Fetzer, McKnight Professor of Philosophy, will particiate in an Oxford Round Table to be held at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford from in July of 2006. Membership is limited to an interdisciplinary group of approximately 40 scholars with an expertise in the Round Table’s topic, “The Two Cultures: The Current Debate,” focusing on relations between the sciences and the humanities.

Dalibor Froncek, associate professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, presented a talk “Oberwolfach Rectangular Table Negotiation Problem” at the Czech-Slovak Conference GRAPHS 2005 in Budmerice, Slovakia.

Pam Griffin, General Disability Services Coordinator, and Anita Hanson, Disability Services Counselor at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, gave a presentation, “Disability as Diversity/See 3” at the St. Louis County’s Cultural Diversity Councils Brown Bag series on October 12. The series is open to county and state employees and provides cultural diversity training.

Ron Marchese, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, spent two weeks in Greece conducting geo-physical survey at the ancient town of Plataiai. Marchese, along with Andreas Konecny, Austrian Institute of Archaeology and the University of Vienna, and Michael Boyd, British School of Archaeology, Athens and the University of Sheffield, employed geo-magnet and electric resistance metering techniques in order to gain a more precise profile of the subsurface features at the site. Both methods provided valuable information on the general schema of Plataiai, the location of buildings and roads, and recently a possible indication of the Spartan siege wall (429 – 427 B.C.) encircling the site during the early phase of the Peloponnesian War. Marchese and Konecny will present their findings at the forth coming International Conference on Social Science Research in December in Orlando, Florida. Marchese will also present additional information on ancient Plataiai as part of the American Institute of Archaeology’s lecture series in January at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Marchese and Eve Browning, professor, Department of Philosophy, plan on bringing students to Plataiai as part of the Classical Study Tour of Greece in January, 2006.

Janelle L. Wilson, associate professor, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, wrote a book, Nostalgia: Sanctuary of Meaning, which has been published by Bucknell University Press (September 2005).


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Sarah Westberg, assistant professor, presented “Utilization of Surveys and Education to Improve Medication Documentation in the Electronic Medical Record of an Internal Medicine Department” at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy meeting in San Francisco, California, in October. Co-authors were Kathy Beeksma, RN, and James Jorgenson, MD, Duluth Clinic Internal Medicine.

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