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Susan Naramore Maher has been named as the new dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Maher is currently the Peter Kiewit Distinguished Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO). She will assume the deanship at UMD on July 15. She has published widely on the literature and literary cartography of the Great Plains and has received major teaching awards from UNO and from the Western Literature Association. Maher serves on several boards including the Willa Cather Memorial and Educational Foundation, Western Literature Association, and Nebraska Center for the Book.

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MN SEA GRANT NEWS

The international conference, Ecology of Lake Superior: Integrated Approaches & Challenges in the 21st Century, will be held May 3-5 in Duluth. Sponsored by the Lake Superior Binational Program and the Great Lakes Research Information Network. The conference is open to the public. Those interested in presenting sessions at the conference may still apply. To obtain a flier or response form, log on to: http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/news/2009/12/09.

The latest Seiche newsletter is available at: http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/newsletter/.


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PHARMACY NEWS

Bjoern Bauer, assistant professor, has been invited to participate in the Annual Experimental Biology Meeting of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Apr. 24-28, in Anaheim, California. Bauer will present “Regulation of ABC Transporters at the Blood-Brain Barrier: New Targets for CNS Therapy” at the symposium on “ABC Transporters, Their Role in Physiology, Toxicology and Cancer.”

Anika Hartz, research associate, Medical School Duluth, is lead author on the study and Bjoern Bauer, assistant professor, College of Pharmacy, Duluth, is senior author of a recent study about slowing the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease. An animal study supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, shows that by targeting the blood-brain barrier, researchers are able to slow the accumulation of a protein associated with the progression of the illness. Results of the study are published in Hartz AM, Miller DS, Bauer B. Restoring blood-brain barrier P-glycoprotein reduces brain Aβ in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Mol Pharmacol. Online January 25, 2010.doi:10.1124/mol.109.061754.

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