Tricia Bunten, development director
for the Swenson College of Science and Engineering, was recently elected
to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Minnesota Planned
Jane A. K. Carlson,
assistant professor, Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation,
will present “University/Schools Partnerships in Teacher Education
Programs” at the 2008 Phi Delta Kappa Summit on High-Performing
Educators. The summit, which will be held in Nov. in San Antonio, Texas,
will convene international experts to discuss how to find and keep great
Tim Colburn and Gary Shute, both associate professors in the Department
of Computer Science, have published their paper “Metaphor in Computer
Science” in the Journal of Applied Logic 6 (2008), pp. 526--533.
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, Czech Republic.
Joe Gallian, professor, Department of Mathematics and
Statistics, made the presentation “Using Mathematics to Create Symmetry
Patterns” at this year’s Halloween talk on October 31 at American
University Department of Mathematics and Statistics in Washington, DC.
Alec Habig, associate professor, and Rik Gran,
assistant professor, both of the Department of Physics, are co-authors
of the paper ``The magnetized steel and scintillator calorimeters of the
MINOS experiment’’, Michael, D.G. et al, The MINOS Collaboration,
Nucl. Instr. & Meth. A 596, 190-228. (2008). UMD student Brian
Bock and alum Jason Koskinen are also co-authors.
Lisa Johnson, KUMD announcer, was recently notified that
her blog on the topic of depression, “We Must Not Think Too Much,”
was named by beliefnet.com as one of the Top 10 Mental Health Blogs in
the country (along with the Philadelphia Weekly).
Ron Marchese, professor, Department
of Humanities and Classics, recently published a monograph (2008) with
four European scholars in the Center for Medieval Studies, Venice, Italy
- Vivarium in Context. Marchese’s contribution was "Images
of the Divine: Sacred Embroideries from the Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul”
pp. 77 - 140 with 32 color plates. The volume cover featured a tapestry
from the Istanbul collections.
Marian S. Stachowicz, professor, Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering, participated in the international conference
related to the Anniversary 50th Jubilee of the East Kazakhstan State Technical
D. Serikbayev University, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Republic of Kazakhstan on Sept.
22 and Oct. 1. Stachowicz delivered to Rector Dr. Galimkair Mutanov letters
of congratulation from Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin, Dean James P. Riehl,
Swenson College of Science and Engineering and Alice Gail Bier, Director
of the International Education Office.
Stachowicz also presented lectures to graduate students and faculty, and
presented the invited plenary lecture “Computing with Words for
the Management of Uncertainty.”
Reavie presented a seminar entitled “New Ballast Water
Treatment Technologies: Killing Potentially Invasive Algae,” at
the Minnesota Invasive Species Conference in Duluth in Oct., 2008.
MN SEA GRANT NEWS
Several Minnesota Sea Grant staff members were active in the Minnesota
Invasive Species Conference 2008, which was held at the DECC in Oct. The
conference attracted 430 participants.
Dale Bergeron, maritime transportation educator, moderated
a Ballast Water Symposium that featured ten presentations by federal,
state, and industrial ballast water experts.
Steve Bortone, director, gave the closing plenary presentation,
“Bringing it all Back Home.”
Jeff Gunderson, associate director, gave an “Invasive
Species-Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point” training workshop
and the poster, “Invasive Species-HACCP: A Preventative System to
Control the Spread of Terrestrial and Aquatic Invasive Species,”
which was co-authored by Doug Jensen, aquatic invasive
species program coordinator.
environmental quality educator, facilitated a Soil and Water Conservation
Society business meeting.
Jensen co-chaired the conference, gave the conference welcome address,
gave the workshop “Prevention and Treatment of Aquatic Invasive
Species” with Chip Welling and Jay Rendall of the Minnesota Department
of Natural Resources, gave a plenary session welcome address, and gave
three presentations: “Habitattitude – Affecting Public Behavior
to Prevent the Release of Aquatic Invasive Species,” “Stop
Aquatic Hitchhikers Threat Campaign: Prevent Introduction of Aquatic Invasive
Species” with Douglas Grann of Wildlife Forever and Nick Schmal
with the USDA Forest Service, and “Minnesota as a Success Story
in Aquatic Invasive Species Boater and Angler Education.”
Barbara Liukkonen, water resources education coordinator,
was a member of the technical planning committee and gave the presentation,
“Preventing the Spread of AIS from Water Gardening,” with
Eleanor Burkett, UM Extension.
communications coordinator, and Sharon Moen, science
writer, hosted a media briefing that garnered coverage by local media
and the Associated Press.
Liukkonen was a member of the planning committee and moderated three sessions:
“Flood Reduction and Riverine Habitat,” “Lakes,”
and “Understanding Trout Streams” at the Minnesota Water Resources
Conference held in Oct. in St. Paul. She also taught a post-conference
workshop on surface water monitoring.
Jesse Schomberg, coastal communities educator, presented
“Holy Charrette, they Actually Liked it?” at the National
Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials Conference in Monterey, CA,
during October. Schomberg also co-presented “NEMO on a Boat? Yes
You Can, Sam I Am!” with Hagley.
Schomberg was on the planning team and facilitated an interfaith climate
change workshop at First United Methodist Church in Duluth during Oct.
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