Alison Aune, associate professor
and area chair of art education, presented a research project, “Inspirations
from Finland: Creating an Art and Design Curriculum in a Northern Minnesota
Classroom” with art education student Heather-Marie Bloom and Duluth
art teacher Susan Ranfranz at the Art Educators of Minnesota Fall conference
at St. Cloud State University, in Nov.
Aune and art education student Kelsey Engel presented their research on
the Cross Cultural Craft Investigations in Teacher Training: Inspirations
from Finnish Design in a Northern Minnesota Classroom project at the Crafticultaion
& Education Conference at the University of Helsinki, Department of
Home Economics & Craft Science in Sept. In addition to the conference,
Aune and Engel were invited guests to meet with faculty of the Department
of Art Pedagogy at the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallin, Estonia.
Kent Brorson, faculty, Department of Communication Sciences
& Disorders, along with Sara Krenik, graduate student, presented “Survey
of Educators’ Regarding Roles of Speech-Language Pathologists”
at the ASHA convention in Chicago. Brorson also presented with graduate
students, Rachel McKian, with “Staff Communication Training: Effect
on Social Communication Within Group Homes,” and Lindsey Peterson
with “Speech-Language Pathologists’ Perceptions of Classroom-Based
Language Intervention.” Kelly Bernhardt, first year graduate student,
presented “Perceptual Ratings of Resonance for Individuals With
Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, Department of Art
and Design, was invited by Jim Fitts to participate in the 2008 Photographic
Resource Center auction exhibition at Boston University’s 808 Gallery
in Oct. Her work also was in the online exhibition during Sept. and Oct.
DeFilipps Brush was also invited by Stephen Perloff to participate in
the 2008 auction of The Photo Review. Preview exhibitions were at Phillips
de Pury and Company Gallery in New York City in Oct., and at the Dorrance-Hamilton
Building in Philadelphia in Nov. Her work also was in the online exhibition
during the month of Oct.
Paul Deputy, dean of CEHSP, conducted a panel discussion
at the ASHA convention with several of his administrative colleagues on
the topic of “Speech-Language-Hearing Programs in Our Universities:
A View From the Top.”
Dalibor Froncek, professor, Department
of Mathematics and Statistics, delivered an invited lecture “Labelings
and decompositions”, at the Krakow Workshop on Graph Theory “3
in 1” in Nov. in Krynica, Poland.
Joe Gallian, Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
gave an invited address on “Using Mathematics to Create Symmetry
Patterns” at the annual meeting of American Mathematical Association
of Two Year College Teachers at Washington D.C. in Nov.
Shannon Godsey, faculty, Department of Communication
Sciences & Disorders, presented “Service-Learning in Mexico:
Expanding Cultural Competence” with graduate student Natalie Wark,
and alumni Tristan Kerfeld and Corinn Severson at the ASHA convention
in Chicago. Godsey also presented “Paperless Supervision: Using
Online Technology for Clinical Supervision.”
professor, Department of Geological Sciences, is being recognized as an Exceptional
Reviewer for 2008 by the Geological Society of America, awarded by
editors of the Geological Society of America Bulletin. The announcement
will be made in the December issue of GSA Today.
Karen Gran, assistant professor, Department of Geological
Sciences, received a grant-in-aid from the University of Minnesota for
a project entitled “Riparian vegetation controls of channel planform
Alec Habig, associate professor, and Rik Gran,
assistant professor, both of the Department of Physics, and recent UMD
Physics MS graduate Nate Mayer are co-authors of a trio of results from
the MINOS neutrino experiment, including significantly updated results
for the muon neutrino disappearance measurement as well as null-results
for searches for CPT violation and so-called “sterile” non-interacting
“Measurement of Neutrino Oscillations with the MINOS Detectors in
the NuMI Beam” P. Adamson, et al. (MINOS Collaboration) Phys.
Rev. Lett. 101, 131802 (September 2008).
“Testing Lorentz Invariance and CPT Conservation with NuMI Neutrinos
in the MINOS Near Detector” P. Adamson, et al. (MINOS Collaboration)
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 151601 (October 2008).
“Search for active neutrino disappearance using neutral-current
interactions in the MINOS long-baseline experiment”, P. Adamson,
et al. (MINOS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 221804 (November
Alec Habig and Physics MS student Brian Bock are co-authors of: “The
magnetized steel and scintillator calorimeters of the MINOS experiment”,
D.G. Michael et al (The MINOS Collaboration), Nucl. Instr. & Meth.
A596, 190-228. (2008)
For more than a year, Janice Kmetz,
professor, Department of Art and Design, has been consulting, and providing
design services with the assistance of graphic design major Ivana Savic,
to develop a campaign funded by a multi-year Minnesota Department of Human
Services Grant to encourage youth in Chisholm Schools to be alcohol free.
The Chisholm program is connected to a national, and international program
known as Most of Us. The youth of the community are directly involved
in the development of the campaign through workshops and group events.
The first billboard design that includes an design/illustration by Savic
is now in place on Highway 169 between Chisholm and Hibbing. Several collateral
print pieces have been produced. The campaign has been presented at workshops
in St Cloud, Duluth, and Missoula, Montana.
Carmen Latterell, associate professor, Department of
Mathematics and Statistics, had the article “What is good college
mathematics teaching?” published in the International Journal
for Mathematics Teaching and Learning on 25 Nov 2008.
associate professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
has recently published a textbook entitled Introduction to Normal Auditory
Perception. The text is published by Delmar Cengage Learning. It is designed
for undergraduate students in either communication sciences and disorders
or psychology as their first course in hearing science. The text takes
a classical approach to psychoacoustics, presenting a basic understanding
of auditory perceptions and theory by exploring the germinal research
published by early researchers in hearing science. These classic investigations
are explored to lay the foundations of modern auditory theory.
David McCarthy, professor, Department of Education has
been selected to speak at the regional TIES technology conference in Minneapolis
in Dec. His presentation is entitled Describe the Technology Skills Needed
by the 21st Century Educator. The presentation focuses on many of the
Web 2.0 technologies such as Google Docs, Wikis, Blogs, etc.
Mark Mizuko and Jolene Hyppa-Martin,
faculty, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, along with
students Amanda Asperheim, Lysa Hambley, Megan Kasper, Susan Metcalf,
and Chelsea Olson, graduate students, presented “The Effects of
Real-Life Scene Familiarity on Accuracy When Using Visual Scene Displays”
at the ASHA convention in Chicago.
Mizuko and Hyppa-Martin along with Abby Linder, graduate student, presented
“Treatment Program to Increase Attention & Communication Output
in a Nonverbal Child With Autism” at the convention. Hyppa-Martin
and Mizuko also presented “Autism: Effective Therapy Tasks to Visually
Support Use of Generative Core Language in Common Routines” with
students, Abby Linder and Megan Mizuko.
Mizuko was one of international recipients to receive the Superior Paper
Certificate of Honor for his presentation entitled, “Communication
Therapy Versus Speech Therapy” at the Third Beijing International
Rehabilitation Forum in Oct.
Alexis Pogorelskin, professor, Department of History,
has just been named a Finalist for a teaching/research Fulbright to Russia.
She recently presented a paper to the American Association for the Advancement
of Slavic Studies entitled “Kamenv Before October: the Roots of
Defeat.” The second issue of the journal that she edits, The
NEP Era, Soviet Russia, 1921-1928, has just been published. She has
two contributions: “Remembering Bob Crummey at Yale” and “Kamenev
in Early NEP: The Twelfth Party Congress” in the Festshcrift,
Rude and Barbarous Kingdom Revisited, Essays in Honor of Robert O. Crummey,
just published by Slavica Publishers.
Cindy Spillers, faculty, Department
of Communication Sciences & Disorders, along with Sara Neff, graduate
student, presented “Increasing Awareness of Native American Cultural
Variables With SLP Students” at the ASHA convention in Chicago.
Steve Sternberg, associate professor, Department of Chemical
Engineering, has had published the paper ‘Bioremoval of Aqueous
Lead Using Lemna minor’ by Nicholas Hurd and S.P.K. Sternberg, in
the International Journal of Phytoremediation, 10: 1-11, 2008.
Nick Herd was an undergraduate student and the project was based on a
UROP research grant.
Eun-Kyung Suh, associate professor, Department of Art
and Design will have a solo show, “Encased Memories: Textile Sculpture”
from Dec. 11 2008 to March 1, 2009 at the Duluth Art Institute. The
opening reception will be held on Dec 11 from 5~7pm and Artist Dialogue
will be on Dec 18 from 6~7pm. Suh will present a new body of work
that uses the idea of bojagi, Korean traditional wrapping cloth, to make
us take a look at how we store our feelings and memories.
Janelle Wilson, from the Department
of Sociology/Anthropology, wrote “The Millennials: Getting to Know
Our Current Generations of Students,” which was published in MountainRise,
a peer-reviewed, international journal published twice a year by the Coulter
Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning at Western Carolina
University. The article appears in the Fall 2008 Issue (Volume 5, number
Hale participated in a media event and gave a presentation entitled
“Management Recommendations to Limit the Continued Spread of Exotic
Earthworms in Working Forests” at the 2008 Minnesota Invasive Species
Conference, held in Duluth in Oct.
Hale participated in the Natural Resources “Ask a Specialist”
session at the Wisconsin Citizen-Based Monitoring Conference, held in
Oct. in Onalaska, Wisc. The session was followed by a hands-on earthworm
Hale also gave a presentation entitled “Ecological consequences
of exotic earthworm invasions: Forest decline syndrome” at the Natural
Areas Conference, in Nashville, Tenn., in Oct.
George Host and co-authors Harlan Stech,
Kathryn Lenz, Kyle Roskoski, and Richard
Mather, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, recently published
“Forest patch modeling: using high performance computing to simulate
above ground interactions among individual trees” in Functional
Plant Biology, 2008, 35, pp. 976-987.
research of Lucinda Johnson and Patrick Schoff
was published in Nature, 455 (7217), pp. 1235 - 1239, in the article “Agrochemicals
increase trematode infections in a declining amphibian species.”
The authors are: Jason Rohr (University of South Florida), Anna Schotthoefer
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Thomas Raffel (University
of South Florida and Penn State), Hunter Carrick (Penn State), Neal Halstead
(University of South Florida), Jason Hoverman (University of Tennessee),
Catherine Johnson (formerly at NRRI), Lucinda Johnson, Camilla Lieske
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Marvin Piwoni (Illinois
Waste Management and Research Center), Patrick Schoff, and Val Beasley
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
Steve Kossett, program director of NRRI's rapid prototyping
Northern Lights Technology Center was elected president of the Z Corp
User’s Group. This group was established for users of Z Corporation’s
The Northern Lights Technology Center at NRRI-UMD provides CAD design
and modeling services, stereolithography, selective laser sintering, fused
deposition modeling, three-dimensional printing, and metal casting for
private sector product development and prototyping.
Niemi and Michael McDonald (U.S. EPA) were featured in ScienceWatch.com,
Fast Moving Fronts, for their highly cited article “Application
of ecological indicators” in the Annual Review of Ecological
Evolution and Systematics, 2004 (35:89-111). The interview can be
Niemi also presented a second paper entitled “The Power of Speech
MN SEA GRANT NEWS
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After three-years of planning, the HOPE (Health of People Everywhere)
Clinic, organized and operated by medical and pharmacy students and faculty
from the Duluth Campus, opened its doors in downtown Duluth. On Tuesdays
from 3 – 5 pm, the students see uninsured patients from the CHUM
shelter for homeless and low-income people. Second-year medical students,
Nicholas Vidor and Marie Lange led the initiative to open the clinic.
Ruth Westra, D.O., chair, Department of Family Medicine and Community
Health provides faculty oversight for the HOPE Clinic.
Arthur Aufderheide, M.D., was
congratulated on Nov. 19 for 36 years of dedication to the U of M Medical
School in Duluth and career as a professor of pathology, interim dean,
and world-renowned paleopathologist – (the study of disease states
Gary Davis, senior associate dean,
and other faculty, staff and alumni joined Duluth citizens in the first
annual Nancy English 5k walk/run on Sat., Nov. 15. The event commemorated
the life of Nancy English, M.D., Class of ’97, who died suddenly
last August. English had been a family practice physician at P.S. Rudie
Medical Association in Duluth since 1995.
Joseph Prohaska, professor and interim department head,
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was an invited presenter
at the International Copper Meeting in Alghero Sardinia, Italy, and an
invited speaker at the 13th International Meeting on “Trace Elements
in Man and Animals,” in Nov. in Pucon, Chile. The meeting provided
state-of-the-art information on trace elements in humans and animals as
well as emerging issues from genomics, proteomics and metabolomics and
on the applications to biology, environment, and medical sciences.
Timothy Stratton, professor, was awarded a $15,234 grant from the Arrowhead
Area Agency on Aging for the “UMD TeleMTM Project.” The funds
will enable Stratton and other faculty to conduct Medication Therapy Management
(MTM) consultations for homebound, frail, elderly patients living in Carlton
County through the use of webcam technology.
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