Tuesday, November 13, 2007 * Volume 25, Number 6
Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, Department of Art and Design, has work in the 2007 National Photography Exhibition at the Main Street Gallery in Groton, New York, running through November 25. Stanley Bowman, photographer and emeritus professor in art, photography, and digital imaging at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and Roger Smith, director, Main Street Gallery, selected her work.
Dalibor Froncek, professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and Sylwia Cichacz, Fulbright Visiting Junior Scholar from University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland, attended the 21st Midwest Conference on Combinatorics, Cryptography, and Computing in Charleston, SC.
John C. Green, professor emeritus, Department of Geological Sciences, presented a talk on “The Geology of the Arrowhead” to the Area III Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Two Harbors on September 26, 2007.
Vicki Hansen, professor, Department of Geological Sciences, along with UMD student B. Shankar, presented a conference abstract and poster entitled “A global survey of Venus’ circular lows (CLs) a subset of coronae” in the Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 39, No. 6, p. 571
Thomas Johnson, professor, Department of Geological Sciences, along with Scholz, C.A., Cohen, A.S., King, J.W., Peck, J.A., Overpeck, J.T., Talbot, M.K., Brown, E.T., Kalindekafe, L., Amoako, P.Y.O., Lyons, R.P., Shanahan, T.M., Castaneda, I.S., Heil, C.W., Forman, S.L., McHargue, L.R., Beuning, K., and Gomez, J., published, “Pan African megadroughts prior to 70 ka, and late-Pleistocene climate release,” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 104, 16416-16421.
Ron Marchese, professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, spent two weeks on a geo-physical survey at the ancient site of Plataiai in Greece in October. Marchese, who is co-director of the project with colleagues from the University of Sheffield (now Cambridge University) and the University of Vienna, Austria, conducted electric resistance and magnetic survey of the site.
Richard Ojakangas, professor emeritus, Department of Geological Sciences, gave a presentation on October 16 on the Panama Canal for University for Seniors.
Bruce Peckham, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, gave a talk entitled “The Cusp-cusp bifurcation for noninvertible maps” at the Midwest Dynamical Systems Conference at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, on October 19-21. The talk was about joint work with Bernd Krauskopf and Hinke Osinga from the University of Bristol. The collaboration was initiated during a Fall 2004 sabbatical leave spent at the University of Bristol.
Robert Repinski, associate professor, Department of Art, is a participating artist in the 10th annual “Postcards From the Edge” exhibition and benefit auction sponsored by VisualAIDS at the James Cohan Gallery in New York City. The event generates support necessary for artists living with AIDS to continue producing their work.
John B. Swenson, associate professor, Department of Geological Sciences, was appointed to a three-year term on the National Science Foundation’s MARGINS Steering Committee. The MARGINS program funds basic research on the geodynamical, geochemical, and stratigraphic evolution of continental margins; its annual budget is approximately 5M$. The 15-member steering committee provides advice and feedback to MARGINS program managers.
The following presentations were given at the 2007 Minnesota Water Resources Conference held in Minneapolis in October.:
The following presentations were given at the Making a Great Lake Superior Conference held in Duluth, MN, in October 2007:
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UM MEDICAL SCHOOL-DULUTH NEWS
The Duluth Campus boosted its participation in this year’s American Heart Association’s Heart Walk on September 29, in Duluth. Lori Isaacson from Senior Associate Dean Gary Davis’ office organized the walking team of 25 students, faculty, staff and family members. The Med School team raised $1,933, almost double last year’s amount.
The UMD Medical School hosted a Rural Pre-Med Summit on Saturday, October 20. The program is designed to guide premedical undergraduates between their sophomore and junior years, as well as nontraditional students who plan to enter medical school. School faculty, rural physicians and current first and second year medical students discussed the challenges and rewards of pursuing a career in medicine.
More than 375 students, families, friends and dignitaries packed the Weber Music Hall in Duluth as the Med School’s largest class of 58 first-year medical students received their white coats and recited the Oath for Medical Students. Lynne M. Lillie, M.D., HealthEast Woodbury Clinic and president of the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, was the keynote speaker in Duluth. For more information view: http://www.med.umn.edu/duluth/NewsReleases/2007_Whitecoat.html
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