Mustafa al’Absi, professor,
Department of Behavioral Sciences, was elected in January as a Fellow
in the Association for Psychological Science. Fellow status is awarded
to APS members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the
science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or
Alison Aune, associate professor of Art Education/Museum
Education, Department of Art and Design, has been selected as a Fulbright
Scholar to Sweden (Fall Semester 2009). She will be a lecturer and researcher
in art education at the University of Vaxjo.
Thomas Hedin, professor emeritus, Art History, has been
appointed Fellow in the Garden and Landscape Studies program of Dumbarton
Oaks (Harvard University) for the summer term. It runs 9-10 weeks and
comes with a furnished apartment in Georgetown, a salary, and research
and travel expenses. The resources of Dumbarton Oaks and the Library of
Congress will allow Hedin to advance his current research on the royal
arts of France during the 17th-century. He was a Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks
Interim Head of Art and Design Jim Klueg will have work
in “Contemporary Text On Clay,” at the Robert Roman Gallery
at Artspace, Scottsdale, AZ, March 29 - April 9-30, 2009. The exhibition
is concurrent with the National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts
annual convention. Klueg’s work will also be included in “Spoon
It, Fork It, Cut It Up: A Salon Show of Domestic Implements,” curated
by Gail Brown at Baltimore Clayworks, April 25 - May 30, 2009.
Alexis Pogorelskin, Department of History, has been named
a Fulbright Scholar. In conjunction with that award, she will serve as
Visiting Professor at the Russian State University for the Humanities
in Moscow, where she will teach a course on the History of Hollywood and
conduct research on the opposition to Stalin in the 1920s.
Tom Wegren, professor, Department of Music, will perform at the Concert
for a Home: Music Opens Doors along with musicians Low, Yeltzi (Jason
Wussow and Sara Softich), and Clear at 7 pm on Sat, April 4 in the Mitchell
Auditorium at the College of St. Scholastica. All proceeds go to support
St. Louis County’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.
See the next issue of Currents.
SEA GRANT NEWS
Douglas Jensen, aquatic invasive species program coordinator,
co-hosted the “Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!” booth at the 77th
Annual Northwest Sportshow, in March, Minneapolis, Minn. The booth was
co-hosted by the Minnesota DNR, Wildlife Forever, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Jensen also presented a guest lecture, “Threats to Biological Diversity
by Aquatic Invasive Species,” to students enrolled in Conservation
Biology offered by Professor Gerald Niemi, UMD Biology Department in March.
Jesse Schomberg, Coastal Communities and Land Use Planning
Extension Educator, co-presented “Site Design and Stormwater Best
Management Practices: Protecting Natural Resources” at the 2009
Energy Design Conference and Expo with Joel Peterson, Minnesota Pollution
Match Day results at the Medical School were almost five times
the national average for family medicine. 34 percent of the 50 students
who began their medical education in Duluth in 2005 and are graduating
this spring were matched to Family Medicine residency programs at the
Match Day event held on the UMTC campus in March. Another 24 percent of
the Duluth graduates selected other primary care specialties. This year
marked the largest Match Day in United States history, with more than
24,000 students placing in residencies around the nation. For more info
The premiere of Walking Into The Unknown drew more than 200 attendees.
Walking Into the Unknown, a 65-minute, health documentary featuring
Duluth alumni Arne Vainio, and David Jorde, made its debut in March at
the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Sponsors included UMD’s American
Indian Learning Resource Center, Center of American Indian and Minority
Health, American Indians in Science & Engineering Society and Anishinaabe
Student Organization. For more info visit: http://www.med.umn.edu/duluth/NewsReleases/2009/WalkingIntotheUnknown/home.html.
Melissa Bumgardner, assistant professor, is the recipient of the 2009
National Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award. This
award was established in 2006 to recognize a PLS chapter advisor who has
promoted student leadership, actively contributed to the achievements
of their local chapter, and served as a leader and mentor through his/her
service to the profession and/or the community. In addition to the recipient
award, the chapter receives a $500 cash award, both of which are presented
at the PLS Awards Banquet held in conjunction with the American Pharmacists
Association (APhA) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, in April.
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