Tuesday, November 22, 2005 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 7

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Matt Andrews, professor, Department of Biology, was a recipient of the 2005 College of Science and Technology Distinguished Alumni Award from Central Michigan University. Andrews received his M.S. in Biology at CMU in 1981. He delivered a seminar on his current UMD research and was presented with the award at a ceremony in Mount Pleasant, Michigan on October 20.

Robert Appleton, Department of Art and Design, is Podcasting his Graduate Seminar classes in Graphic Design Education globally, with the help of graduate students Anthony Rostvold, Neal Peterson and Hilary Kiran. Appleton’s Podcast Initiative provides instant visual and audible communication and creates a network of global graphic design studio courses with his colleagues at Universities around the world.

Appleton also has had three projects selected by Mirco Ilic and Steven Heller to be featured in their new book Anatomy of Design an analysis of influence in Graphic Design, to published by Rockport in 2006.

James H. Fetzer, McKnight Professor of Philosophy, will retire from UMD at the end of the 2005-06 academic year. Since his appointment as full professor of philosophy in 1987-88, he has published twenty-four books and more than 100 articles and reviews. His honors include a research fellowship from the National Science Foundation and the Medal of the University of Helsinki for distinguished work in philosophy of science.

Dalibor Froncek, associate professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, constructed a schedule for the 2005-2006 season of the Czech National Soccer League.

Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, Department of Art and Design, has several photogrpahs in Photocentric, a regional exhibition at the Minnesota Center for Photography in Minneapolis, from November through January. Walker Art Center curator Joan Rothfuss selected her work for the exhibit.

Eun-Kyung Suh, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design, won an award of outstanding merit for her jewelry from Pen & Brush Inc., National Fine Craft Exhibition. Her jewelry works have been selected and exibited in Pen & Brush Inc. in New York, NY from November through December.


David M. Hopstock, consultant and Lawrence M. Zanko, research fellow presented a talk on “Minnesota Taconite as a Microwave-Aborbing Road Aggregate Material for Deicing and Pothole Patching Applications” at the Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) Fall Research Seminar on November 15 at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.


Jeff Gunderson, acting director, presented the poster, “How Natural Resource Professionals Can Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species Using the HACCP Approach,” at Minnesota Water 2005 in Brooklyn Center during October.

Douglas Jensen, aquatic invasive species program coordinator, gave an invited presentation “It’s Not Just a Matter of Time: Make Public Education Work to Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species,” at the Aquatic Invasive Species Regional Cooperation and Collaboration Conference in Lac du Flambeau, WI, during October.

Jensen also gave an invited lecture, “Exotics Gone Wild: Plants and Animals Out of Place,” to students enrolled in an undergraduate biology course offered by Jane Wattrus, College of St. Scholastica, during October.

Barbara Likkonen, water resources education coordinator, gave the presentation, “Building Capacity of E. coli Monitoring by Volunteer Networks: A Multi-State Effort,” at the National Nonpoint and Stormwater Education conference in Chicago during October.

Jesse Schomberg, coastal communities and land use planning extension educator, gave an invited presentation, “Linking Land Use to Water Quality on the North Shore,” to the Duluth Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers in Duluth during October.

Schomberg also presented, “A View From the Lake: Providing Coastal Communities with a New Perspective on Natural Resource Issues,” at the 25th annual conference of the North American Lake Management Society in Madison during November.


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