DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH AWARD
Matt Andrews, professor and head of the Department of
Biology, is the recipient of the 2007-2008 Chancellor’s Award for
Distinguished Research. Faculty members who receive this award are honored
for their excellence in research, scholarly contributions to their field
and for their dedication to student research in education. Andrews
will receive his award during a ceremony to be held Monday, December 10,
2007 at 3:15 p.m. in Chem 150. Following the award ceremony, Andrews
will present a seminar of his current research entitled “What We
Have Learned from Hibernating Mammals.” A reception will be held
in the Griggs Center following the presentation and seminar. All are welcome
to attend these events.
GREAT LAKES RISK GRANT RECEIVED
The Northeast-Midwest Institute along with collaborators from Cornell,
Old Dominion University, UMD, (Randall Hicks, Biology)
and the Great Lakes Commission recently received a $1 million grant from
the Great Lakes Protection Fund to investigate ship-mediated harmful microbes.
Federal collaborators include the Western Fisheries Research Center of
the United States Geological Survey which has extensive expertise in fish
pathogens and their movement globally.
The goal of this integrated two-year research and policy project is to
generate a practical approach to assessing, detecting and managing the
risks to the Great Lakes posed by the introduction and translocation of
non-indigenous microbes by commercial ships, particularly human and non-human
pathogens, but also microbes potentially harmful to the great lakes ecosystem
and coastal economies.
APPOINTMENT FOR MARITIME INSTITUTE
The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI), a National Maritime
Enhancement Institute has been appointed a member of the Marine Transportation
System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC) for a three-year term. MTSNAC
advises the U.S. Secretary of Transportation on matters relating to the
Marine Transportation System -- waterways, ports, and their intermodal
connections. Historically, the council has addressed a number of challenging
issues, including port security, freight system capacity, and port congestion.
GLMRI is a consortium of UMD’s Swenson College of Science and Engineering
and Labovitz School of Business and Economics, as well as ten affiliated
universities throughout the Great Lakes states. GLMRI is dedicated to
developing and improving economically and environmentally sustainable
maritime commerce on the Great Lakes through applied research. For more
information see www.glmri.org or contact
Carol Wolosz, GLMRI assistant director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL FACULTY AND STAFF
The Accreditation and Self-Study Steering Committee invites and encourages
the UMD campus to do an online review and submit online comments about
the draft of a report being prepared as part of the self-study process
for UMD’s institutional accreditation.
General information about activities related to our institutional accreditation
by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and links to related information
can be found at the UMD HLC web site (http://www.d.umn.edu/hlc/).
A draft report describing UMD, its programs and activities, and how it
is meeting the HLC accreditation criteria will be posted for public review
at the HLC web site late this week.
Until the report draft is posted, an outline of its contents can be found
by using the “(public)” link in the first box at the top left
of the UMD HLC web site. Notification that the draft report is available
for review will be communicated via “umd.business.announce.”
More specific information to help the campus provide online feedback will
be posted at the web site at the time the draft is available for review.
The campus is asked to review the draft and provide feedback so the comittee
have the best final report possible to HLC and the visit team which will
be on campus March 3 - 5, 2008
For more information contact Tom Duff at 726-8389 or email tduff
The UMD Stores Holiday Sale is December 5-9 in the street level store
with 25% off UMD wear, gifts, art supplies, greeting cards, and more.
Gamma Sigma Sigma will be doing gift wrapping for charity again this year
in Kirby Plaza during the Holiday Sale. Proceeds will benefit the Salvation
Army’s Adopt-A-Family program. All day Wednesday, December 5 enjoy
Penny-An-Ounce fountain pop and half-price Arco hot beverages. There will
be FREE photos with the Grinch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Kirby Plaza.
Watch for specials on art supplies in the “Weekly Reader”.
The featured items for December 6-20 are acrylic and watercolor sets on
sale for $9.99 and oil sets on sale for $12.99. Shop the NEW online art
supply catalog under “art supplies” in the heading “what
we offer” at http://www.umdstores.com.
All general books will be 25% off in December in the lower level store.
This sale excludes medical reference books and special orders.
UMD Stores street level will be open during the holiday break. Please
check www.umdstores.com for hours.
Jefferson Lines offers daily bus service, year round, from the UMD Campus
to the Twin Cities. Schedules are available at UMD Stores street level.
Purchase tickets at UMD Stores street level or online at http://www.jeffersonlines.com.
For store hours, events, and merchandise visit http://www.umdstores.com.
Listen to Celtic Connections, Sundays at 9 a.m. It offers listeners a
wide variety of traditional and contemporary music associated with the
Celtic heritage of places like Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Cape
Breton, Novia Scotia, and other parts of North America where the Celtic
influence has been felt. Hear occasional concert performances and original
interviews with some of the top names in the Celtic music world. Listen
to KUMD live on the internet at www.kumd.org.
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