Tuesday, September 21, 2010 * Volume 28, Number 2 | PDF



faculty/staff NEWS

Vis/A/Vis: a University of Minnesota faculty exhibition includes the work of 12 UMD faculty including: Alison Aune (painting), Steve Bardolph (photography), David Bowen (sculpture), Gloria DeFilipps Brush (photography) James Klueg (ceramics), Janice Kmetz (photography), Beth Koch (graphic design), Ryuta Nakajima (painting), Robert Repinski (printmaking), Joellyn Rock (archival prints), Eun-Kyung Suh (sculpture), and Mariana Waisman (graphic design). The exhibition runs through Oct. 7 at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art; University of Minnesota west bank, 405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis. Digital images can be found at http://art.umn.edu/press.

David Bowen, associate professor, Department of Art and Design, will have his most recent work, "fly blimps" on display in arttech at The Lab in San Francisco Oct. 9.

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association honored Minnesota Representative Tom Huntley as one of the 2010 Legislators of the Year in Aug. Huntley is UMD professor emeritus in the UMD Medical School.

Jim Klueg, head, Department of Art and Design, will have a solo exhibit, "Weapons of Mass Seduction: Ceramic Work 2001-10" on display at the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, MN, through the month of September.

Ryuta Nakajima, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design, received a Merit Award for his drawings "Philosophy of Squid #1 and #7" which were selected for the 2010 Great Lakes Drawing Biannual. This exhibition is held at Ford and University Gallery from Sept. 22-Oct. 25 at Eastern Michigan University and was juried by Hartmut Austen.

Subhash Basak participated in the 2010 Bio-Fuel and Energy Independence Symposium held at the University of Wisconsin Superior on September 2. The Symposium was sponsored by American Science and Technology, UWS, South Dakota State University, Institute of Technology (West Virginia University), and the Argonne National Laboratory.

Subhash Basak, Brian Gute, Nancy Monteiro-Riviere (North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC) and Frank Witzmann (Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis, Ind.) published a chapter entitled “Characterization of toxicoproteomics maps for chemical mixtures using information theoretic approach,” pp. 215-232, in Principles and Practice of Mixtures Toxicology, edited by Moiz Mumtaz, published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, 2010.

Minnesota Sea Grant is helping the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) plan and implement a free baitfish workshop on the latest research, production techniques, and fish health information. The workshop was Sept. 21, 2010 at the La Crosse Fish Health Center in Onalaska, Wisconsin.

Minnesota Sea Grant announced that Larissa Herrera, a second-year masters student in the University of Minnesota Water Resources Science program, won the CILER Fellowship Award for 2010-11, which includes a $23,000 graduate stipend. Herrera’s research is on “Developing a diagnostic tool for assessing excessive sediment harm to stream communities.” Her mentor is Valerie Brady, Natural Resources Research Institute and Minnesota Sea Grant’s Research Director.

Minnesota Sea Grant Extension Educators, Jesse Schomberg, John Bilotta and Cindy Hagley, will present their award-winning Watershed Game at NEMO University, (NEMO U) in late September in Portland, Maine. Over 1,000 local decision-makers have been trained in using the game to learn how their decisions effect water resources.

Minnesota Sea Grant is a sponsor of The Working Waterways and Waterfronts National Symposium on Water Access 2010 providing opportunities to learn about successful models and tools around the country and will team up with Wisconsin Sea Grant in presenting an exhibit on collaborative efforts in bi-state ports.

Minnesota Sea Grant’s maritime extension educator, Dale Bergeron, and Wisconsin Sea Grant’s coastal engineer, Gene Clark, co-authored an article in the latest Great Lakes Seaway Review magazine on preparing for coastal hazards using the new “matrix” (Great Lakes Ports and Harbor Infrastructure and Dredging Cost Matrix). The matrix helps coastal communities and maritime interests understand which crucial port and harbor infrastructures are vulnerable to potential climate variation and relates that risk to potential economic impacts.

In collaboration with the National Park Service in Minnesota, Minnesota Sea Grant instated a new position. Their new national park service liaison and AIS specialist, Marte Thabes Kitson, holds a master of science in Biology from UMD. She will further efforts in outreach and education geared toward promoting awareness and preventing the further spread of aquatic invasive species.

Douglas Jensen, aquatic invasive species program coordinator, presented "Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention: Start With Behavior" at the 17th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, San Diego, Calif., August 29-Sept. 2, 2010. Jensen also chaired a session "Education, Outreach, and Scientific Exchange" featuring outreach experts working to interrupt the pathways for release of unwanted live study specimens by teachers and their students into the environment, and surveillance using a network of indigenous natural resource professionals.

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Grant Anderson, associate professor, presented "Thyroid Hormone Transporters in the Brain" at the Allan-Herndon-Dudley Syndrome and Thyroid Hormone Transporters Symposium during the International Thyroid Congress in Paris, France, in Sept. 2010.

Haim Einat, associate professor, presented a symposium lecture “Translating Molecular Circadian Findings into Animal Behavior” at the 23rd European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in Aug. 2010. Einat also participated in a Schizophrenia & Bipolar Disorder Global Therapeutic Experts Forum, sponsored by MERCK, in Philadelphia, Pa., in July 2010.

Anika Hartz, assistant professor, presented “Blood-Brain Barrier P-glycoprotein: A New Target for Alzheimer’s Disease?” at the 7th Annual North American ABC Transporter Meeting at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Maryland, in Sept. 2010.

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