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Sarah Bauer, associate professor, and Jen Dietrich, associate professor, Department of Art and Design, were invited to show their feature-length documentary film in production, titled Not Made in Heaven at the IFP Market in NYC in September. This internationally recognized conference and market brings companies like Docurama, FilmsTransit International, HBO Documentaries, IFC, PBS, POV, 7th Art Releasing, Sundance Channel together with filmmakers.

Dalibor Froncek, associate professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, presented a talk “Decomposition of complete graphs into pompous cycles” at the Sixth Czech-Slovak International Symposium on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Algorithms and Applications in Prague, Czech Republic in July.

R. Gran, assistant professor, Department of Physics, along with E. J. Jeon, et al. (K2K Collaboration), had “Measurement of the quasielastic axial vector mass in neutrino interactions on oxygen,” published in Physical Review, D 74, 052002(2006).

Marshall Hampton, assistant professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, was a plenary speaker at the international conference “Dynamics, Topology, and Computations,” at Bedlewo, Poland in June. His presentation was titled, “Orbits and dynamics of the four vortex-problem”. More detail on the conference can be found at: http://www.ii.uj.edu.pl/DyToComp2006/index.php

Rashid Hasan, professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, had “Simplified Wellbore Flow Modeling in Gas-Condensate Systems” published in the February 2006 issue of the Journal of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Production and Facilities. The article was written in collaboration with C.S. Kabir of Chevron and D. Lin of North Dakota State University. Hasan has also been invited by the Chemical Engineering Department at Michigan Tech to make a presentation of his research on wellbore heat transfer on October 11, 2006.

M. I. Hayee, associate professor, and Rami Haddad, teaching assistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, presented “Spectral Efficiency of up to 1.6 bit/sec/Hz in Binary NRZ WDM Systems using Electronic Signal Processing,” at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2006, Long Beach California in May. Hayee and Qun Zhang, Visiting McKnight Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, had “40Gbits/s Metropolitan Networks using Power Unbalanced Polarization Division Multiplexing,” published in the OSA Journal of Optical Networking, vol. 5, no. 5, May 2006.

Richard Leino, senior research associate, Department of Anatomy, Microbiology, and Pathology has received $100,000 from the Morris Animal Foundation for a research project entitled “Unresolved aspects of fish immunity: a proteomic study of rodlet cells.”

James P. Riehl, dean, College of Science and Engineering, presented an invited lecture entitled “Chiral Optical Spectroscopy of Lanthanide(III) Ions as a Probe of Biomolecular Structure” at the sixth international conference on f-elements held in Wroclaw Poland. He also was co-organizer and chair of the session on “Modern Materials in Biomedical Applications” at this meeting.

Eun-Kyung Suh, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design, was invited to participate in the 2006 Award Winner Exhibition at the Pen and Brush Inc., in New York, NY. Her award-winning jewelry works will be exhibited in the Best of Pen and Brush, Top Award Winners Exhibition, which will be held from September 12 - 24.

H. Tang, assistant professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, had “High-level Topology Synthesis for Delta-Sigma Modulators Optimized for Complexity, Sensitivity and Power Consumption,” published in IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 597-607, March 2006. The paper was written with A. Doboli.

David Wyrick, professor and department head, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, participated in the NAFSA: Association of International Educators 2006 Annual Conference & Expo in Montreal in May. He presented a workshop on “Integrating Study-abroad into the Curriculum” with Gail Woodruff and Lynn Anderson.

J.S. Yang, professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, had “PID Control for a Binary Distillation Column Using a Genetic Searching Algorithm,” published in WSEAS Transactions on Systems, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 720-726, 2006. Yang also had “Autoregressive Integrated Moving Averaging Modeling for Short-Term Arterial Travel Time Prediction,” published in WSEAS Transactions on Systems, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 751-759, 2006.


Lucinda Johnson delivered the keynote address entitled “Great Lakes Under a Changing Climate” at the 2006 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Wildlife School on September 5 at the Long Lake Environment Center.


Randall Seifert, department chairman and professor, has been selected to moderate the educational and clinical session, “Parkinson’s Disease — Making Sound Therapy Decisions,” at the October 2006 Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy meeting in Chicago.

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