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. Appletons research and
visual exploration into the integration of design and music improvisation
will be represented. Ishinos 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
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 Browns
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 Tables 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,
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 Countys 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 Archaeologys
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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