Alison Aune, associate professor of art
education and museum education, gave presentations at the International
Society of Education through Art (InSEA) Congress 2006: Interdisciplinary
Dialogues in Arts Education in Viseu, Portugal from February 28 - March
Aune, along with Joellyn Rock, assistant professor, Department
of Art and Design, conceived and curated a collaborative art exhibit,
Metamorphosis of Peace at the conference. It included a gallery
exhibit of paintings by Francisco da Costa Maya, an online exhibit of
artwork by students, and an art education workshop at InSEA 2006. The
graphic identity, posters and other design elements were created by undergraduate
research grantee, Danielle Nelson.
Aune presented a workshop, An Artist Based Approach to Curricular
and Pedagogical Practice with Francisco da Costa Maya at the Polytechnico
Institute in Visue on March 2 and she presented A Museum Based Art
Education Program in the Teacher Education Round Table with professors
from France and Spain on March 3. An online exhibit was designed by Rock,
Richard Liu has accepted the position of Director of Institutional
Research. He assumed his responsibilities on February 27.
Shelly McCauley Jugovich and Bruce Reeves
recently presented IT and Educational Technology: Whats Pedagogy
Got to Do With IT? at the 2006 EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference
in Chicago. Their presentation had the highest attendance among all track
sessions, and is available from the EDUCAUSE web site at
Jugovich and Reeves support faculty in their use of educational technology
on campus and are members of the Information Technology Systems and Services
Anna Marie Roos, associate professor, Department of History, presented
Johann Cohausen, Volatile Salts, and Theories of Longevity,
at the British Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, St. Hughs,
Oxford in January. The same article will be published in the Journal Medical
History in 2007. Her article, Nehemiah Grew, the Early Royal Society,
and the Saline Chemistry of Plants will be published in the winter
2007 edition of Ambix, the journal of the Society of the History of Alchemy
and Chemistry. The latter article has also been accepted for presentation
at the International Conference on the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia in July, as well as
at the British Society of the History of Science Society in Kent, Canterbury
In June 2007, Roos will also have her first photographic exhibition
at the Stables Gallery at Oxford University. It is entitled: Albion:
Ideal, Real, and Transcendent. The twenty photographs displayed
will be accompanied by
excerpts from a book about English culture that she is currently writing.
Valerie Brady (NRRI and MN Sea Grant), Gerald
Sjerven, Jesse Schomberg (MN Sea Grant), Dan Breneman,
and Gerald Niemi have been awarded a grant by the Minnesota Lake
Superior Coastal Program. The grant is titled North shore community
futures: aquatic resources and growth scenarios. The research will
contribute to the Weber Stream Restoration Initiative begun last year
which focuses on stream restoration for the Lester/Amity system and other
Minnesota North Shore streams.
Tom Hollenhorst, George Host, and Lucinda Johnson
published a book chapter titled Scaling Issues in Mapping
Riparian Zones with Remote Sensing Data: Quantifying Errors and Sources
of Uncertainty in the recently released book Scaling
and Uncertainty Analysis in Ecology: Methods and Applications, by
J. Wu, K.B. Jones, H. Li, and O.L. Loucks (eds.), Springer (publisher).
Printed in the Netherlands.
Euan Reavie presented a seminar on Paleoecological
implications on the Southeast Lake of the Woods TMDL, at the Third
International Lake of the Woods Water Quality Forum in International Falls,
Minnesota in March.
Brian Gute and Subhash Basak published the paper
Optimal neighbor selection in molecular similarity: comparison of
arbitrary versus tailored similarity spaces in the international
journal SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research, vol. 17, 37-51
Larry Zanko gave a presentation at the 70th Meeting of the Petroleum
Environmental Research forum (PERF) focusing on Environmental Risk
Assessment Methodologies: Analytical and Biological Aspects in Paris,
France, on March 21-22. The title of his talk, co-authored by J. Kenneth
Wittle of EPI, was The influence of particulate carbonaceous organics
on the sampling, analysis and remediation of PAH contaminated harbor sediments.
The following NRRI staff gave presentations at the First Minnesota Natural
Resources Conference, February 28 - March 2, 2006 in Brainerd:
Chris Burdett, Use of GPS Telemetry to Study the Space Use
and Movements of Canada Lynx in Minnesota.
Cindy Hale, Ecological Consequences of Exotic Invaders: Interactions
involving European earthworms and native plant communities in hardwood
Tom Hollenhorst, A Probablistic Sampling Design for Aquatic
Communities in the Prairie Pothole Region.
Jim Lind, Breeding Bird Response to Harvest in Riparian Buffers
in Northern Minnesota.
Nick McCann, Snowshoe Hare Population Density and Use of
Cover Types in Superior National Forest, Minnesota.
Niemi, Update on Canada Lynx Research in Minnesota.
Jennifer Olker, Effects of Hydrology and Land Use on Amphibian
Breeding Potential and Community Structure in the Prairie Pothole Region.
Carol Reschke gave a presentation, co-authored with George Host
and Lucinda Johnson, titled Landscape Relationships and
Classification of Minnesota Lakes Using DNR Aquatic Vegetation Data.
SEA GRANT NEWS
Douglas Jensen, aquatic invasive species
program coordinator, gave two sponsored presentations, Lessons Learned
in Aquatic Invasive Species Education in the United States and Boat
Wash Stations: Just a Leaky Sieve? at the Western Region Zebra Mussel
Control Initiatives Zebra Mussels and Other Alien Invaders Seminar
sponsored by the Ireland Department of Environment, Heritage, and Local
Government, in Claregalway, County Galway, Ireland, during March.
Jensen also gave the presentation, Habitattitude: Dont Release
Nemo or Lily to over 400 high school students at the 2006 River
Watch Congress sponsored by the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
in Cloquet during March.
Jensen, Jeff Gunderson, acting director, and Phil Moy, Wisconsin Sea Grant
fisheries and aquatic invasive species specialist, hosted an Aquatic
Invasive Species: Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Training
Workshop at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, in Ashland,
WI, during March. Twenty-two National Park Service staff from ten Great
Lakes offices attended and developed five draft AIS-HACCP plans aimed
at preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species into park waters.
Jesse Schomberg, coastal communities extension educator, George Host and
Lucinda Johnson (NRRI), and Carl Richards, former director, published
Evaluating the influence of landform, surficial geology, and land
use on streams using hydrologic simulation modeling in the Journal
of Aquatic Science 67:528-540 (2005).
MEDICAL SCHOOL-DULUTH NEWS
Joseph R. Prohaska, professor, Department of Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology, and Margaret Broderius, assistant scientist, Department
of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, published a manuscript entitled
Plasma peptidylglycine alpha-amidating monooxygenase (PAM) and ceruloplasmin
are affected by age and copper-status in rats and mice in Comp.
Biochem. Physiol. B. 143, 360-366, 2006.
Prohaska was invited to present two lectures on the nutritional biochemistry
of zinc and copper at the School of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences,
University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom.
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