The fourth INDO-U.S. Lecture Series on Discrete Mathematical Chemistry
with Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, will be held at Nizam College,
from Jan. 6-9. Subhash Basak of UMD’s Natural Resources Research
Institute is organizing the lecture. Oct. 31 is the abstract submission
deadline. Discrete mathematical chemistry is an emerging interdisciplinary
research area with applications for the protection of the environment,
new drug discovery, and understanding the molecular basis of property,
bioactivity, and toxicity of chemicals.
OUTSTANDING SERVICE NOMINATION
Submit nominations for the Outstanding Service Award between now and 9:30
am on Fri., Dec. 15. The program was developed to recognize the outstanding
contributions of UMD’s AFSCME (clerical, technical and health care),
civil service (non bargaining unit) and academic professional/administrative
(P&A) employees who do not hold faculty rank. Guidelines, instructions,
and forms are available at: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/osa/procedures.htm.
For more information, contact Lita at 726-7822 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MINNESOTA-SPAIN ART CONNECTION
A remote sonar drawing device has been installed in UMD’s Visualization
and Digital Imaging Lab (VisLab), 154 MPAC. The multinational tele-presence
robotic installation was conceived by David Bowen, assistant professor,
Department of Art and Design. This interactive robotic installation is
a collaboration between the VizLab and Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación
Industrial Universidad Laboral Gijón-Asturias, Spain. The project
is included in Nowhere/Now/Here, an exhibition that opened Oct. 9 and
will run until Apr. 20, 2009 at Laboral Centro. Nowhere/Now/Here, is an
exhibition curated by the creative partnership of Roberto Feo and Rosario
Hurtado (El Último Grito) and features works that Investigate new
lines of enquiry in contemporary design.
SEE A MOOSE SKELETON
There is a moose skeleton in the UMD Library (and a wolf skeleton too)!
These exhibits celebrate UMD's connection to 50 years of wolf-moose research
on Isle Royale and showcase the world’s longest on-going large mammal
EMERGENCY TEXT MESSAGING
The University of Minnesota Duluth has established a new service with
Rave Alerts to send text messages and email in case of emergency or weather-related
This year, all students, faculty, and staff have been loaded into the
system and will automatically receive notifications via email.
This service will be used for emergencies and weather-related closings.
There will be a monthly test of the system sent on the first Wednesday
of each month.
Similar systems are being used at several other campuses in the country,
and early results suggest that such systems are one of the best methods
of rapidly notifying a campus of an emergency. There will be no charge
from UMD for use of this system, although charges from your regular cellular
phone vendor for text messages will apply.
In addition to each text message sent, an email message with the same
content will be sent to your UMD email account. Signing up for text messages
is optional, but everyone will receive the email announcements. For more
info or questions, contact the ITSS Help Desk at email@example.com or
In the Pink Thing Sale for Breast Cancer Awareness customers can select
pink items for 25% off thru Oct. 19.
Purchase a Breast Cancer Awareness “pink ribbon” cap and a
percentage from the sale will be donated to St. Luke’s Regional
Some Bulldog hockey hoods and all UMD winter accessories (hats, mittens,
gloves, scarves) will be 25% off.
Long-sleeved tees will be 25% off from October 20-26.
Stationery will be 25% off from Oct. 20-26 and will feature a DVD
and CD sale from October 20-24.
Halloween costumes are available through October 31.
Bring in a UMD game ticket during the UMD football, volleyball, and soccer
seasons, and get 20% off UMD wear and gifts.
October is Fan Fridays month. Wear UMD wear and get 20% off UMD wear (one
item only) every Friday in Oct.
Use the UMD reusable tote bag for 10 purchases and get entered in a drawing
for monthly prizes. UMD Stores supports UMD’s “Adding Up To
Zero” initiative http://www.addinguptozero.com/.
“A Brighter UMD” Energy Event has been extended through October
31 in UMD Stores Express. Minnesota Power will make a donation to the
U-Pass Program for every product purchased through October 31.
Jefferson Lines offers daily bus service, year round, from the UMD Campus
to the Twin Cities. Weekend “Movie Express” bus service is
For store hours, events, and merchandise visit http://www.umdstores.com.
Sale locations vary and some restrictions apply to sales listed.
For online textbook buyback, see www.umdstores.com.
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