Tuesday, January 31, 2006 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 9

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Robert Appleton and Catherine Ishino, associate professors, Departments of Art and Design, have had their articles on teaching published. “Is Learning Stealing?” and “Hybrid Teaching: from Practitioner to Professional,” are included in the second edition of Steven Heller’s book, The Education of a Designer, published by Allworth Press and the School of Visual Arts. In addition, Appleton also has had three projects selected by Mirco Ilic and Steven Heller to be featured in the book Anatomy of Design an analysis of influence in Graphic Design, to published by Rockport in 2006.

Additionally, Appleton has been Podcasting his Graduate Seminar classes in Graphic Design Education globally, with the help of graduate student Anthony Rosvold. View Podcasts at http://www.designernetwork .org/downloads.html

Appleton had two pieces selected for “ExperimentaDesign 2005 - the Lisbon Biennale,” from September to November this fall. His work was selected by Dutch design curator Max Bruinsma, and guest curator American designer Erik Adigard of M-A-D, San Francisco for the show “Catalysts! The Cultural Force of Communication Design” at Centro Cultural de Belem. The show will tour. Other presenters included Rudy Vanderlans, Stefan Sagmeister and Philippe Starck.

Eve Browning, professor, Department of Philosophy, and Ron Marchese, professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, directed the fourth annual Study Tour of Greece with 24 UMD and UMTC students. Next year’s plans include a student package during the January interim session as well as a May session to the Greek islands.

Dalibor Froncek, associate professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, constructed optimal schedules for the 2006-2008 seasons of the NCC football tournament.

Ishino has been invited to submit an article on her recent video oral history project, “Chinese Designers: 3 Generations,” for a special issue of The Journal of Design History, published by Oxford University Press. 

Marchese recently presented a paper in Orlando, Florida at the Second International Conference on Social Science. The paper featured the unpublished geo-physical survey Marchese, Andreas Konecny of the Austrian Institute of Archaeology, University of Vienna, and Micahel Boyd of the Fitch Laboratory, now of the University of Sheffield, and others, conducted in October. Marchese’s chapter, “Archaeological Perspectives in an Ethnographic Context” appeared in the recently published second volume of Ethnoarchaeological Investigations in Rural Anatolia (2005). He also presented “More than the Name of a Famous Battle: Recent Archaeological Investigations at the Ancient town of Plataiai, Greece” at the Minneapolis Institute of Art in January.

Bill Tezla, professor emeritus, Department of English, has been awarded the Order of Merit the Hungarian Republic’s Commander’s Cross by the President of the Hungarian Republic for his many contributions to the advancement of the Knowledge of Hungarian culture in the English-speaking world.


Rich Axler presented “Water on the Web: Lake and Stream Data-Rich Teaching Resources” at the USDA-CSREES Tribal Water Quality Facilitation Grant Summit last October in Polson, Montana.

Axler and Elaine Ruzycki presented related papers at the Annual NALMS International Symposium Lake Effects conference last November in Madison. One was entitled “Duluthstreams to Lakesuperiorstreams: Making stormwater and stream data come alive for limnologists, citizens, students, resource agencies and decision-makers” and was authored by Axler, Marnie Lonsdale (Duluth Stormwater Utility), Cindy Hagley (MN Sea Grant), George Host, Jane Reed, Jesse Schomberg (MN Sea Grant), Norm Will, Elaine Ruzycki, Jerry Henneck, Todd Carlson (Duluth Stormwater Utility), and Bruce Munson (UMD Department of Education). Also presented was “Estimating sediment and nutrient loads in three Western Lake Superior streams: Continuous turbidity monitoring versus spot sampling and modeling” authored by Ruzycki, Axler, Host, Henneck, Will and Joe Mayasich (WLSSD).

Ron Moen, assistant professor, Department of Biology, gave a presentation on “Biology of Canada Lynx in Minnesota” at the 5th Annual Forest and Wildlife Research Review, held in January 2005 at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Larry Zanko gave a presentation “NRRI Taconite Aggregate Program: A status report” in January 2005 at the Minerals Coordinating Opportunity Meeting on Construction Aggregates.

The Great Lakes Information Network named LakeSuperiorStreams.org its Site of the Month for December. LakeSuperiorStreams.org (formerly DuluthStreams.org) includes information about watersheds in the Duluth-Superior area of western Lake Superior, water quality and what people can do to protect their streams and the lake. It is expanding to include the Minnesota north shore streams. The site is sponsored by NRRI, Minnesota Sea Grant and the City of Duluth in collaboration with the Western Lake Superior Regional Stormwater Protection Team.


Sea Grant and the UMD Department of Education received $295,000 from the National Science Foundation as part of a $2.5 million grant for a regional Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) project. Personnel involved include Bruce Munson, head of the department of education, Nick Zlonis, Sea Grant communication designer, and Cindy Hagley, Sea Grant environmental quality extension educator. Through COSEE grade-school students, teachers, and citizens will have new opportunities to explore the Great Lakes and their connection to the world’s oceans. Great Lakes scientists will also have chances to meet educators and the public. COSEE Great Lakes is a collaborative effort of the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network and includes programs in Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois-Indiana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Activities planned include lake exploration workshops, tools and educational materials using the Great Lakes Observing System, Great Lakes curriculum enhancement and integration with ocean topics, and interactive learning events linking researchers with educators, students and the public.

Douglas Jensen, aquatic invasive species program coordinator, gave the presentation, “Aquatic Invasive Species: It’s Not Just About Ballast Water Anymore,” to 125 members of the Rotary Club of Duluth #25 at their meeting in January.

Zlonis was elected chair of the National Sea Grant Web Developer’s Group.


Greene, A.L. (research associate, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), Rutherford, M.S. (associate professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota-St. Paul), Regal, R.R. (professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics), Flickinger, G.H., Hendrickson, J.A. (assistant scientist, Veterinary Biosciences, University of Minnesota-St. Paul), Giulivi, C., Mohrman, M.E. (assistant scientist, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), Fraser, D.G., and Regal, J.F. (professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) published a manuscript entitled “Arginase activity differs with allergen in the effector phase of ovalbumin- vs. trimellitic anhydride-induced asthma” in the journal Toxicological Sciences 88: 420-433, 2005.

Yien-Ming Kuo, Anna A. Gybina (Ph.D. graduate student in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics), Joshua W. Pyatskowit (Ph.D. graduate student in Toxicology), Jane Gitschlier, and Joseph R. Prohaska (professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) published a manuscript entitled “Copper Transport Protein (Ctr1) Levels in Mice Are Tissue Specific and Dependent on Copper Status” in the Journal of Nutrition 136: 21-26, 2006.


Michael Gulseth, assistant professor, presented a management case study platform, “How Can Pharmacists Improve the Safety of Warfarin Use in the Hospital” at St. Mary’s/Duluth Clinic in December.

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