Tricia Bunten, senior development
director, the Swenson College of Science and Engineering, presented an
invited talk recently for the Association of Fundraising Professionals
at their Certified Fundraising Executives Review Course. Her seminar was
on the essential skills of Planned Giving.
Jane A.K. Carlson, assistant professor, Department of
Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER), is the recipient of
the Minnesota Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation &
Dance 2008 Lou Keller Award. It is given to honor and recognize the outstanding
services and contributions by a Minnesota college/university professor
or other professional worker in the fields of health, physical education,
recreation or dance as exemplified by Lou Keller, former professor at
the U of M, Minneapolis.
In October, Clay Carter, assistant professor, Department
of Biology, gave an invited talk to the Department of Horticulture at
Texas A&M University entitled “Nectarines and nectar: a molecular
functional analysis.” Carter also presented “Functional analysis
of the Arabidopsis thaliana nectary transcriptome” at the Frontiers
of Sexual Plant Reproduction meeting in Tucson, AZ in October.
Dalibor Froncek, professor, Department
of Mathematics and Statistics, delivered an invited lecture “Magic-type
labelings and tournament scheduling” at the Combinatorics Seminar
of the Department of Mathematics, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen,
In October, the New York Times and the Boston Globe
reported on an article coauthored by Joe Gallian, professor,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, that was published in the American
Mathematical Society journal Notices. The article provides data
that suggest that cultural attitudes put American leadership in the mathematical
sciences and related fields at risk. The Times story appeared
in hundreds of newspapers around the world and on many major media web
sites. The article was also cited in an op ed piece in the New York
Times, in an editorial in Orlando Sentinel, and will be
cited in an opinion piece in the October 27 issue of Newsweek.
Ken Gilbertson, Amy Versnik
Nowak, and Jim Knapp - faculty from the Department
of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation received a grant of $9,890
for a pilot study on the “Effects of incorporating outdoor education
into 10th grade physical education curriculum in the Hermantown Schools.”
The grant is funded through the UM Office of the Vice President for Research.
Karen Gran, assistant professor, Department of Geological
Sciences, gave a talk at the national Geological Society of America meeting
in Houston, TX, in Oct. The talk was entitled “Sediment sources
to the Le Sueur River, Minnesota, over multiple temporal and spatial scales.”
Her co-authors were Patrick Belmont, Stephanie Day, Carrie Jennings, Andrea
Johnson, Lesley Perg, and Peter Wilcock.
Jerry Pepper, associate dean, the College of Liberal
Arts, recently published the following: Pepper, G. L. (2008). The physical
organization as equivocal message. Journal of Applied Communication
Dan Pope, associate professor, Department of Mechanical
and Industrial Engineering, presented “Shipboard Testing of B20,”
at the GLMRI University Affiliates Meeting, in Duluth, MN, in Sept.
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