Tuesday, November 17, 2009 * Volume 27, Number 6 | PDF



faculty/staff NEWS

Linda LeGarde Grover, Department of Indian Studies, was awarded the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award for her manuscript The Dance Boots. The University of Georgia Press gives this award each year to a writer for “a superlative book-length collection of short stories.”

Ron Marchese, Professor of Humanities and Classics, spent two weeks conducting a geo-physical survey at the ancient town site of Plataiai in Greece. Andrew Scrignoli, UMD Anthropology student, also participated in the project. Scrignoli was an integral part of the project, and the fourth UMD student to participate in the excavations and survey.

Thomas Hedin, Professor emeritus, Art History, recently published “Une grandiose mise en-scenè: Louis XIV en ses jardins,” /Dossier de l’art/, no. 167 in October, and “Louis XIV et les jardins de Versailles,” /Louis XIV: l’homme & le roi/: The catalog to an exhibition of the same title, château de Versailles, Oct. 2009 - Jan. 2010. Paris: Skira Flammarion, 2009.

NRRI researchers presented the following papers at the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium conference held in Duluth on Oct. 21-23: George Host and Terry Brown with “Quantifying Parcelization Potential for Minnesota Forest Lands,” and Gerry Sjerven and Host with “The North Shore Data Consortium: Acquiring and Distributing High-resolution Geospatial Information.”

Euan Reavie, Mary Balcer (University of Wisconsin – Superior), and Allegra Cangelosi (Northeast Midwest Institute, Washington D.C.) held a seminar titled “Testing ballast water treatments at the Great Ships Initiative land-based facility: Zooplankton and phytoplankton viability assessments” at the Coastal Estuarine Research Foundation 20th Biennial Conference in Portland, Ore., on Nov. 1-5.


Douglas Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species program coordinator, gave a guest lecture, “Aquatic Invasive Species in Minnesota: Challenges and Opportunities,” at the Osher Life Long Learning Institute’s Water Course, at the McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, on Nov. 3.

Nancy Hoene joined the University of Minnesota Sea Grant program on Nov. 2 as Communications Coordinator and Senior Editor. Hoene brings 12 years of freelance journalist experience, having had numerous articles published in magazines, newspapers, and online webzines, and she has authored three books. She holds a bachelor of science in English-Education from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and a master of science in Media Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Cindy Hagley, Environmental Quality Extension Educator, Minnesota Sea Grant presented three training sessions on accessing the power and potential of Great Lakes data. Sea Grant’s Great Lakes Observing System workshop, Nov. 11 in Taverse City, Michigan, was particularly important to people who manage, protect, and educate others about the Great Lakes. 

On Catching Up With Aquatic Science, the radio series produced by Minnesota Sea Grant and KUMD (103.3 FM), host Judy Zomerfelt interviews various experts about their particular field of study. The series airs Wednesday mornings at 7:45 am. The following programs are coming up:
"Old Carbon in Lake Superior" by Elizabeth C. Minor on Nov. 18.
"Endocrine Disrupter Chemicals in Minnesota Waterways" by Professor Deborah L. Swackhamer, School of Public Health on Nov. 25.
"Stormwater Management" by Dr. Valerie Brady, Research Coordinator at Minnesota Sea Grant on Dec. 2.
"Lake Superior Food Webs and Fish Diets" by Allison Gamble, Graduate Research Assistant, Biology, on Dec. 9.


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