Tuesday, October 30, 2007 * Volume 25, Number 5

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Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, Department of Art and Design, has multiple works in the exhibition, Photography: What Now? which opened at the Loudon House Gallery in Lexington, Kentucky, on October 15. Her work was selected by Anita Douthat of the Carl Solway Gallery in Cincinnati.
Brush, also has work selected for the Spectra 07 National Photography Triennial, (October 14 - November 17) in the Silvermine Arts Center Gallery, New Canaan, CT. Her work was selected by Peter MacGill of Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York City.

Dalibor Froncek, professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, was the chair of the organizing committee of the 42nd Czech-Slovak Conference on Graph Theory, held in Hradec and Moravici, Czech Republic. He was also a member of the organizing committee of the international conference Design Theory of Alex Rosa, held in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Thomas Hedin, professor of art history, Department of Art and Design, has been invited to contribute a chapter to Jules Hardouin-Mansart (1646-1708), a major monograph on the preeminent French architect of the 17th-century. The book will be published by the Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art: Editions de la Maison des sciences de l’homme (Paris). Hedin’s chapter will deal with Mansart’s many alterations to the gardens of Versailles during the reign of Louis XIV. Of the 30 historians who have been invited to take part in the enterprise, Hedin is the only American and one of three non-French. A symposium and exhibition are scheduled in Paris for 2008, the 300th anniversary of the architect’s death.

Linda Krug (CLA dean), Jerry Pepper (CLA associate dean), Chad Johnson (CLA technology professional), and members of CLA’s Student Affairs and Advising Center Jayme Battaglia, Mary Keenan, Suzanne Lyndon, Pam Spencer attended the annual conference of the National Academic Advising Association in Baltimore, MD. While there, they received the NACADA Outstanding Institutional Advising Program award for 2007.

Rosemary Stanfield-Johnson
has been appointed to the graduate faculty of the Center for Medieval Studies, UM - TC campus.

NRRI NEWS

Subhash Basak gave the following two invited lectures at the Mathematical Methods in Chemistry 2007 conference, September 22-24, organized by the University of Split and the Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Croatia: “Mathematical descriptors of chemical and biological systems: Development and applications” authored jointly by Basak, Brian Gute, and Denise Mills and “Hierarchy of knowledge creation via mathematical chemistry.”
Basak and collaborators gave the following presentations in the Mathematical Chemistry Symposium of the International Conference on Computational Modeling in Sconce and Engineering, 2007 in Corfu, Greece, on their research chemoinformatics and bioinformatics: “Proper statistical modeling and validation in QSAR: A case study in the prediction of rat fat; air partitioning” authored jointly by Basak, Mills, Douglas Hawkins (School of Statistics, U of MN), and Jessica Kraker (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire); “Quantitative comparison of five molecular structure spaces in selecting analogs of chemicals” authored jointly by Basak, Gute, and Hawkins; “Information theoretic biodescriptors of proteomics maps” author jointly by Basak and Gute; “Similarity and dissimilarity of DNA/ RNA sequences” authored jointly by D. Bielinska-Waz (Instytut Fizyki, Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika, Torun, Poland), P. Waz (Centrum Astronomii, Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika, Torun, Poland), W. Nowak (Department of Physics, University of Torun), A. Nandy (School of Environmental Science, Jadavpur University, and Kolkata, India) and Basak.

MINNESOTA SEA GRANT NEWS

Dale Bergeron, maritime transportation extension educator, gave the talk, “Potential Climate Change Impact on Great Lakes Commercial Navigation,” at the Great Lakes Coastal Infrastructure Scoping Workshop held in Duluth in October.

Steve Bortone, director, had two papers published: “Insight into the status and trends of Tarpon in southwest Florida through historical data recorded on scales,” (2008) Pages 69-77. In: J. Ault (ed.). Biology and Management of the World Tarpon and Bonesfish Fisheries. CRC Press, Inc. Boca Raton, Florida, and “Establishing an environmental bioindicator network to evaluate the impact of extreme events,” (2007) Environmental Bioindicators 2(2):57-59.

Cindy Hagley, environmental quality extension educator, gave the presentation “Spinning a Spellbinding Story: Making Your Work Meaningful to Citizens and Communities,” at a MPCA retreat of the environmental analysis and outcomes division in Eagan, MN, during September.

Douglas Jensen, aquatic invasive species program coordinator, gave the presentation, “Evaluating the Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Campaign, Aimed to Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species by Recreational Boaters in Three States,” at the 15th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, Nijmegan, The Netherlands, during September. Jensen also chaired a risk assessment and monitoring session at the conference.

Barb Liukkonen, water resources education coordinator, and Nate Meyer and Wayne Seidel with Minnesota Extension received the 2007 Award for Outstanding Extension Research from the Minnesota Community and Natural Resources Association (MCNRA) for their investigation of the “Impacts of Single-Day Youth Field Days.” The award was presented at the MCNRA annual meeting in Brooklyn Center in October.

Jesse Schomberg, coastal communities extension educator, gave the talk, “How to Grow a Town AND Protect Water Quality” to the Northeast Minnesota chapter of the Minnesota Wastewater Operators Association in Hibbing during September.
Schomberg also presented on forests and water quality at the Forest Resource Education for Municipal Officials workshop in Annapolis, MD, during September.

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