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
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.
SEA GRANT NEWS
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
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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