Dalibor Froncek, professor, Department
of Mathematics and Statistics, was appointed a member of the program committee
of MISTA (The fourth Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling:
Theory and Applications), which will be held in Dublin, Ireland, in August
Joe Gallian, professor, Department of Mathematics and
Statistics, was the keynote speaker at the Associated Colleges of the
Chicago Area annual mathematics meeting on Feb. 10. He was an invited
speaker at the Florida Section of the Mathematical Association of America
Thomas Hedin, professor emeritus,
Department of Art History, has been invited to contribute an essay to
Louis XIV: l'homme et le roi, an exhibition catalogue to be published
by Editions Skira Flammarion, Paris. His essay is titled "Louis XIV
et les jardins de Versailles." The exhibition will be held at the
palace of Versailles at the end of 2009. Diplomatic Tours in the Gardens
of Versailles under Louis XIV, a book that Hedin wrote in collaboration
with Robert Berger, was published in August 2008 by the University of
Pennsylvania Press (Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture).
Ron Marchese, professor of Humanities and Classics, gave
a series of invited lectures on his research in Greece and the Middle
East at California State University. He lectured for the Armenian Studies
Program on the “Constantinople Style” in religious art and
later on the “Geo-Physical Survey” at Plataiai, Greece sponsored
by the Department of Anthropology. Marchese has been invited to lecture
on the Armenian community of Istanbul in May and will contribute a chapter
to the forthcoming book on the Armenians of Constantinople. During
May term, Marchese will lead his seventh consecutive trip the interim
the Classical Study Tour of Greece this year with Alexis Pogorelskin.
Approximately 24 students will participate in the program in 2009.
Bruce Peckham, associate professor, Department of Mathematics
and Statistics, was involved in two math competitions in Feb. 2009:
MathCounts Competition. UMD hosted the Arrowhead Chapter’s MATHCOUNTS
competition, a national middle school mathematics competition. 70 students
from 12 schools competed. Volunteers included, 2001 UMD IE graduate Paul
Eberth, and the UMD Math Club.
Mathmatical Contest in Modeling (MCM). Six Math/Stat students on two teams
competed. Students had a choice of two problems to try to solve. Jeff
Anderson, Carl Green, and Jerod Lass worked on the design of a traffic
circle. Brian Christner, Matt Holst, and Aaron Potvien tried to determine
the energy requirements necessary to support cell phone use for everyone
in the United States. See www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/mcm
for more info. on the contest.
Mariana Waisman, assistant professor,
Department of Art and Design, received a Gold Addy award from American
Advertising Federation Duluth/Superior in Feb. for the design and production
of the new promotional brochure for UMD's Department of Art and Design.
Others from the Department of Art and Design assisted, including Steve
Bardolph, assistant professor, who took the photographs. Jane
Ebersviller, principal office and admin. specialist, Gloria
Brush, professor, and Brush's students, assisted with the development
of some portions of the brochure's text.
Gerald Niemi (NRRI, Biology, UMD), Lucinda Johnson
(NRRI, UMD), and Valerie Brady (NRRI, MN Sea Grant, UMD)
are three of eight co-authors of the International Joint Commission’s
white paper entitled “Ecosystem responses to regulation-based water
level changes in the Upper Great Lakes.” This paper forms the basis
for evaluation of ecosystem effects of the potential water level regulation
plans in the Upper Great Lakes of Huron, Michigan, and Superior and their
connecting channels. A digital copy of the paper may be obtained from
SEA GRANT NEWS
Douglas Jensen, aquatic invasive species program coordinator,
hosted a “Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!” booth at the 17th Annual
Living Green Conference at Lake Superior College, Duluth, in Feb.
Barb Liukkonen, water resources education coordinator,
presented, “Impacts of a Conservation Day for Youth” at the
CSREES National Water Quality Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, in Feb.
Jesse Schomberg, coastal communities and land use planning
extension educator, gave an invited presentation, “Re-establishing
Connections to our Waterways,” at the American Institute of Architects
(AIS) Grassroots Leadership conference in Washington, D.C. in Feb. with
Northern Minnesota AIA members Tari Rayala and Greg Cooper.
Judy Zomerfelt, executive secretary, celebrated her 34th
year with the Minnesota Sea Grant program, which is also 34 years old.
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