Tuesday, April 15, 2008 * Volume 25, Number 13

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In March Keith Mullen, a graduate student from the Master of Environmental Health and Safety Program, recieved a first place award for his paper, presented at the Seminconductor Environmental Safety and Health Association (SESHA) Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon

The paper was titled “Assessing the use of Mathematical Models to Predict Workplace chemical Inhalation Exposures,” and will be published in the fall issue of the E-Journal of the Semiconductor Environmental Health and Safety Association.

Keith was awarded a $1,500 scholarship for his contribution. Over the past 25 years, UMD MEHS students have won more scholarships and had more papers published than any other university. Todd Loushine is the faculty SESHA research advisor for UMD students.

Mike Malone, a LSBE marketing major, was one of 15 students selected for the Vance and Betty Lee Stickell Student Internship Program, sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. Mike was selected from a national candidate pool. He is the first UMD student to be selected for his prestigious advertising internship.

Tamara Miskovic, a graduate student in the Department of Social Work, and an international student from Bosnia, received a $200 Barbara Wiedner 2008 Peace Awards from the Northland Chapter of Grandmothers for Peace. Two other area college students also recieved the award. Miskovic received the award for “giving selflessly of her time and talent to promote peace and jusitce in the community and the world at large.”

Faculty members will be recognized at a special campus reception at 2:30 p.m. on April 28 in Griggs Center.

The Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award will be presented to Matthew T. Andrews, professor, Department of Biology. His research on genes that control hibernation in mammals has resulted in funding from the U.S. Army Research Office (ARO), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). His work has prompted the Department of Defense to request his help organizing conferences and workshops on hibernation as it applies to human stasis. This award is presented to honor faculty for their excellence in research, scholarly contributions to their field and for their dedication to student research in education.

The Jean G. Blehart Distinguished Teaching Award will be presented to Tom Isbell, professor, Department of Theatre. Isbell was awarded the Horace T. Morse Distinguished Teacher award in 2002. His book, Lessons: The Craft of Acting, was released in April, 2006, published by Meriwether Press and his most recent play was Teddy Roosevelt and the Treasure of Ursa Major, which opened at the Kennedy Center’s Family Theatre in October, 2006, and is currently on a four-month national tour. This honor is given each year to a faculty member who has made contributions to the teaching mission of UMD that are of extraordinary quality.

The Albert Tezla Teacher/Scholar Award will be presented to John Arthur, professor, Department of Sociology/Anthropology. Arthur joined the department in 1993. This year, his most current book, The African Diaspora in the United States and Europe: The Ghanaian Experience was released by Ashgate Publishing Company, UK. This award is given annually to a faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Fine Arts who has an exceptional and effective teaching style that emphasizes the worth of research in a learned discipline and the maturing impact scholarly activity has on the development of human attitudes and values.

Outstanding Faculty Adviser Awards will be presented to Alison Aune, associate professor, School of Fine Arts, Kristelle Miller, professor, College of Education and Human Service Professions, Jennifer Schultz, assistant professor, Labovitz School of Business and Economics, Lyle Shannon, instructor, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, and Eileen Zeitz, professor, College of Liberal Arts. Outstanding Faculty Adviser Awards are given each year to faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding service to their students.

administrative NEWS

UMD Stores Street Level will have 25% off non-imprinted gifts from April 28 - May 4 and 25% off UMD imprinted May 5-11.

UMD Stores Express will feature a bargain book sale from April 21-25 and graduation gift items from April 28 - May 7. The Spring textbook buyback will be May 9, 12, 13 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., May 14-15 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., and May 16 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Graduating students participating in the May 17 bachelor’s degree commencement ceremony at the DECC can pick up tickets at Express (109 Kirby Plaza) through April 25. (Tickets are not necessary for the graduate program ceremony on Thursday, May 15 in Romano Gym.) For more information about commencement and to enter the lottery for extra guest tickets for the bachelor ceremony, go to http://www.d.umn.edu/commencement/.

The UMD Stores art supplies department is featuring canvas on a roll this month. Choose from 54” wide and 72” wide unprimed 10 oz. canvas. Also available are heavy, medium, and lightweight stretcher bars. Shop the new online art supply catalog under “art supplies” in the heading “what we offer” at http://www.umdstores.com.

UMD Stores is proud to sponsor the “Spring Into Shape 5K Trail Run” on Saturday, April 26 at Bagley Nature Area. See http://www.umdrsop.org.

UMD Stores Final Sale will be May 12-14 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Kirby Student Center. Save up to 60% off UMD wear, gifts, art supplies, snacks, books, DVDs, computer supplies, and office and school products.

UMD Market Day in the Plaza is every Wednesday (May 21 - September 24) from 2-4:30 p.m. and features the farmer’s market, live music, artist’s booths, and UMD Stores sidewalk sales.

UMD Stores will be hosting the 2008 Tri-State Bookstore Conference June 16-19. College bookstores from around Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota will be here to participate in educational and informational sessions and a trade show at the DECC.

Jefferson Lines offers daily bus service, year round, from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities. Purchase tickets at UMD Stores street level.

For store hours, events, and merchandise visit http://www.umdstores.com.

This year’s e-waste collection will take place during two days only, April 16-17. This year, collection boxes will not be placed on hallways but provided upon request. Electronics from home are not accepted. It is illegal to bring household items for disposal at UMD. For assistance with household hazardous waste disposal, including electronics visit: http://www.wlssd.com/garbage.php. For assistance call Andrew Kimball 726-6764 or email him at kimba013@umn.edu.


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