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Digital Art Workshop for Youth (ages 11-14) is offered at the Tweed every Tues. till Nov. 14 from 4-5:30 pm.

A Show & Tell event will be held from 4-5:30 pm on Nov. 21.


The exhibit "Vladimir Lobanov: Landscapes of the Russian North" will be on display from Nov. 2-Feb. 6.

"Form and Surface: Selections from the Glenn C. Nelson Collection" will be on display through Nov. 7.

"Gilbert Munger: Niagara Falls" will be on display through Dec.

"Variations on a Theme" will be on display through Dec.

"Entertaining the Gods: Yarn Paintings of the Mexican Huichol" will be on display through Dec. 20.

"Our Own State Fair: Artists of Minnesota from the TMA Collection" will continue through Feb. 13.

"In 3D: Selections From the Collection" will continue through Mar. 25.

Works from the Richard and Dorothy Rawlings Nelson Collection of American Indian Art continues at the Tweed.

Student shows will be featured throughout the year: Gina Gleason from Nov. 2-7, Lorena Sell and Tara Mathison from Nov. 9-14, Shawntelle Bates and Amara Barthelemy from Nov. 16-21, Michelle Bennett from Nov. 30-Dec. 5, Amber Burns from Dec. 7-12, and Maria Witham from Dec. 14-19. For information, contact the Tweed Museum, email, or call 218-726-8222.



All events will be held in Weber Music Hall. A Jazz Scholarship Benefit will be featured on Wed., Nov. 3 at 7:30 pm. Performers include Jazz Ensemble I, Jazz Ensemble II and Big Time Jazz Orchestra.

A Senior High Honor Band will be featured on Fri., Nov. 5 at 7 pm and Sat., Nov. 6 at 4 pm.

A Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will be featured on Sun., Nov. 7 at 3 pm.

The 11th Annual Story-Hour "Geography" will be presented on Fri., Nov. 12 at 7:30 pm. Performers include the Symphony Orchestra and Guest Artist Storyteller Elizabeth S. Nordell.

A performance by the Marching Band will be presented Sun., Nov. 14 at 3 pm.

A faculty artist recital entitled "From Austria to America" by Regina Zona and Tracy Lipke-Perry will be presented Mon., Nov. 15 at 7:30 pm.

A guest artist recital featuring Benjamin Toth and Gene Koshinski will be presented Tues., Nov. 16 at 7:30 pm.

A Concert in the guest artist series featuring Mark Thomsen will be held on Fri., Nov. 19 at 7:30 pm.

A performance by the Chamber Orchestra will be held on Sat., Nov. 20 at 7:30 pm.

A Guitar Ensemble featuring Guitar Ensemble I and Guitar Ensemble II will be presented Tues., Nov. 23 at 7:30 pm.

A concert featuring the Percussion Ensemble will be presented Tues., Nov. 30 at 7:30 pm.

For more information, see the Department of Music or call 726-8561.


Theatre Events

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The Men's Hockey team will play Michigan-Tech at 7:07 pm on Nov. 12 and 13. All games will be held at the DECC.


The Women's Hockey team will play Ohio State at 7:07 pm on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20. All games will be held at the DECC.


The Men's Basketball team will play Northland College on Nov 15 at 8 pm and Wisconsin-Superior on Nov. 23 at 8 pm. All games will be played at Romano Gym.


The Women's Basketball team will play Northern Michigan on Nov. 15 at 6 pm and Wisconsin-Superior on Nov. 23 at 6 pm. All games will be played at Romano Gym.


The Volleyball team will play Minnesota Crookston at 7 pm on Nov. 5, and Minnesota State-Moorhead at 4 pm on Nov. 6. All games will be held in Romano Gym.

For more information, contact the UMD Athletic Office or call at 218-726-7518.



A study abroad photo contest will be on display from Nov. 2-29 in the library hallway display case.

The International Taste of UMD will be held on Sat., Nov. 13 from 2-3:30 pm at Hope United Methodist Church, 301 West St. Marie Street. At this event, international students make their finest cuisine from their home countries and share them with UMD students and the community. The International Taste of UMD is part of nationally celebrated International Education Week.

An International Film, The Class (2008) will be shown at 6 pm, on Sun., Nov. 15 in Kirby Lounge.

A film, Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai (2008), will be held at 6 pm, on Mon., Nov. 16 in Kirby Lounge. It is sponsored by WRAC.

A display, "UMD Around the World," will be presented at 7:30 pm, on Mon., Nov. 16 in Kirby Ballroom.

A discussion, "Iraq Today: an Eyewitness Report" by Sami Rasouli, founder and director of the Muslim Peacemaker Teams, will be at 4:30 pm, Tues., Nov. 17 in Library Rotunda.

A film, Freedom from Fear (2009), will be shown at 6 pm, on Tues., Nov. 17 in Kirby Lounge. It is sponsored by UMD Amnesty International.

There will be an information table for the study aboard program at 9 am, on Wed., Nov. 18 in Kirby Student Center.

A workshop, "Promoting Cross Cultural Awareness in a Post 9-11 World: Demystifying Arab Muslim Culture" by Maryam al Sheroogi, will be held at 3 pm, on Wed., Nov. 18 in Life Science 185. It is sponsored by the Department of Psychology and the College of Education and Human Service Professions.

A discussion, "Visit South Africa and Botswana," will be held at 5 pm, on Wed., Nov. 18 in Kirby Rafters.

A film, Marmoulak (The Lizard 2004), will be shown at 6 pm, on Wed., Nov. 18 in Kirby Lounge.

A Study Abroad 101 session will be offered at 3 pm, on Thurs., Nov. 19 in Kirby 333.

A Student Panel Presentation on Islam will be at 5 pm, on Thurs., Nov. 19 in Garden Room.

A Salsa Dance will he held on Sat., Nov. 20, at 7 pm in Kirby Ballroom. It is sponsored by Lation Chicano Student Association.

The Alworth Institute is sponsoring the Brown Bag Lecture Series "International Education through Study Abroad." See Alworth Institute for more info.

For other UMD events, visit the International Education Office.


A discussion "A Closer Look: Autism", will be held on Nov. 3 at 3:30 pm in KSC 264." It is sponsored by Access for All.

The Second U of MN GLBTA Systemwide Summit will be held from Nov. 5-7 at the University of Minnesota-Morris Campus, titled "Sustaining Ourselves and Our Communities: Honoring Histories, Sharing Resources, and Affirming Identities." The event features a keynote address by renowned Anishinaabekwe activist, environmentalist and author Winona LaDuke. For info contact Shawyn Lee at or 612-626-8086 or Angela Nichols, UMD GLBT Services at

An exhibit, "Remember Me: Voices of the Silenced in Colombia" will be on display in the Multicultural Center from Nov. 8-22. It is sponsored by Latino/Chicano Student Programs, Latino/Chicano Student Association and Witness for Peace.

A Brown Bag Lunch: "Sexual Assault on Campus" will be presented by Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA) at noon on Wed., Nov. 10, in KSC 268. It is sponsored by Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC).

A discussion, "Train Your Brain" will be held on Nov. 10 at 3:30 pm in KSC 268. It is sponsored by Access for All.

Access For All will host Mixed Blood Theatre as they present Theory of Mind on Wed., Nov. 10 at 7 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. Following the performance, there will be a question and answer session. For disability accommodations and info, contact Emily Norenberg at 726-6101. This performance will be interpreted in ASL.

Date-A-Plooza, a dance auction and dance sponsored by the Black Student Association and African American Student Programs, will be held at 7 pm on Nov. 12 in the Kirby Ballroom. The event will raise funds for gifts for children at the Kwaanza event in December. For information visit the BSA office in KSC 270H.

The film, The Mukhtar Mai Story, about a Pakistani rape survivor, will be shown at 6 pm on Nov. 15 in the Kirby Lounge. It is sponsored by WRAC.

The film, Harvest of Shame and Coalition of Immokalee Workers: Campaign for Fair Food, a documentary on migrant workers, will be shown at noon on Nov. 16 in KSC 273. The event is sponsored by Latino/Chicano Student Programs, Latino/Chicano Student Association.

The film, Outsourced, sponsored by International Student Services, will be shown at 6 pm on Nov. 16 in the Kirby Lounge.

The talk, "Where on Earth is Bahrain?" with Brenda Butterfield, an instructor in the Psychology Department, will be presented from 10-11 am on Wed., Nov 17. It is sponsored by International Student Services.

An International Fair, sponsored by International Student Services, will be held from 10 am - 2 pm on Wed., Nov. 17 outside UMD Bookstore. It features food, displays, and informational tables.

The talk, "Nordica and Baltic Art and Culture: Inspirations from Sweden, Norway, and Estonia," will be presented by Alison Aune, associate professor of Art and Design at 2:30 pm on Wed. Nov. 17 in the Kirby Garden Room. It is sponsored by International Student Services

A Brown Bag Lunch: "Sexual Assault on Campus" will be presented by PAVSA at noon on Wed., Nov. 17, in KSC 268. It is sponsored by WRAC.

A discussion "Train Your Brain: Temple Grandin" will be held on Nov. 17 at 3:30 pm in KSC 273B. It is sponsored by Access for All.

A student panel, "Life, Love and Partner Selection in Pakistan Today" will be presented from 4:30-5:30 pm on Nov. 18 in Montague 70. It is sponsored by International Student Services

The Latino/Chicano Student Programs is hosting a Salsa Dance on Sat., Nov. 20 at 7 pm in the Kirby Ballroom.

For info, contact


The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarim presents the following events: "Stargazing Tonight" at 7 pm on Nov. 3 and Nov. 5, Arrowhead Astronomical Society will present "From Helios to Heliopause" at 7 pm on Nov. 10, "The Many Galaxies of the Universe" at 7 pm on Nov. 12, and "The Clash of the Titans: the Real Story" at on Nov. 17 and Nov. 19,

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium holds free public shows at the planetarium every Wed. and Fri. evening at 7 pm. Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more.


RSOP is offering the following events:

"Late Night Cosmic Bouldering" on Nov. 3, 8-10 pm

"Whitewater Kayak Canoe Skills" on Nov. 8, 2:30-4:30 pm

"Kite Introduction Series" on Nov. 10, Noon-2 pm

"Make Your Own Stuff-Sack or Chalk Bag" on Nov. 10, 5-7 pm

"Sea Kayak Deepwater Rescues" on Nov. 15, 2:30-4:30 pm

"Make Your Own Canoe or Kayak Paddle" on Nov. 15 & 22, 6-9 pm

For more info and registration, visit Recreational Sports Outdoor Program.


Part of the International Brown Bag series, "We Reap What We Sow: Understanding the Impact of U.S. Involvement in Colombia," presented by Padre Jesús Alberto Franco, executive secretary, Comision Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz, will be held at noon on Nov. 4 in the Library Rotunda. It is co-sponsored by Latino/Chicano Student Program.

On Nov. 9, Anchee Min will be present as the International Reading Group discusses her work at 7 pm in the Library Rotunda.

An International Lecture Presentation by Anchee Min, Author of Red Azaelas, Becoming Madame Mao, Empress Orchid, The Last Empress and Pearl of China, will be held at 7 pm on Nov. 10 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

An International Brown Bag series, "Cultural Studies in Greece: A Photo Journal Retrospective" presented by Leigh Neys, interim director, UMD International Education Office, will be held at noon on Nov. 11 in the Library Rotunda.

During International Education Week, November 15-19, a Photo Identification Contest: UNESCO World Heritage Sites will be held in the hall of First Floor Cina. Prizes will be awarded. Entry forms are available at the Alworth Institute office, 109 Cina.

An International Lecture, "Democracy Promotion in the Middle East," presented by Kristen Chick, Cairo Correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, will be held at 7 pm on Nov. 17 in the Library Rotunda.

An International Brown Bag series, "Food I Have Known: Tips and Tales from Eating Abroad," presented by John Hatcher, assistant professor, Journalism, UMD Writing Studies, will be held at noon on Nov. 18 in the Library Rotunda.

A Brown Bag Lecture Series: "International Education through Study Abroad," by Molly Minkkinen, will be held at noon, on Thurs., Nov. 19 in Library Rotunda. It is sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute of International Studies.

A St. Andrew's Night Celebration with dinner, entertainment and a presentation will be held at 6 pm on Nov. 30 in Kirby Student Center Ballroom. The talk, "Sir Walter Scott and the Border Country," will be presented by William Henderson, Alworth Institute International Associate.

For info, email


The event, "Truth & Reconciliation: Difficult to Speak and Impossible to Remain Silent" will be held on Nov. 4 in Griggs Center. The event includes presentations and a bus tour informing UMD and the community about the Clayton, Jackson, McGhie Memorial. A presentation by the Clayton, Jackson, McGhie Memorial Committee (CJMMC) will be held from noon-1:30 pm. Beverages will be provided. Videos produced by the CJMMC will be shown from 1:30-2:30 pm. Author Michael Fedo, author of The Lynchings in Duluth will give a short talk from 3-4 pm. A bus tour of the Clayton, Jackson, McGhie Memorial sites will be held from 4:30 - 5:30 pm. The event is sponsored by the UMD Diversity Commission, Black Students Association, Office of Cultural Diversity, African American Student Programs. Pre-registration for the bus is required. Contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward at

Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial is dedicated to the memory of three young African American men whose lives were cut short when they were lynched in downtown Duluth on June 15, 1920 for a crime they did not commit.


Anne Hinderliter, associate professor, UMD Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will present "Defining Membrane-based Signal Transduction" on Fri., Nov. 5 at 3:15 pm in LSci 185. For info contact


Vladimir Lobanov, graphic artist and designer, will give a lecture on Tues., Nov. 9 at 6 pm in Mon 70.

Jason Rysavy, graphic designer, will give a lecture on Tues., Nov. 30 at 6 pm in Mon 70.

For info, contact the Department of Art and Design at 726-8225.


Lonnie Thompson, distinguished university professor in the School of Earth Sciences and Research in the Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University, will present two seminars. The first seminar is "Abrupt Climate Change; A Paleoclimate Perspective from the World's Highest Mountains” on Nov. 11 in LSci 175 at 3:30 pm. The second seminar is "Climate Change: The Evidence and Our Options" in Chem 200 at 7:30 pm. For info, contact


The UMD Muslim Student Association is one of the sponsors of a concert by the Echoes of Peace Choir on Sunday, November 14, at 7 pm in Weber Music Hall on UMD's campus. A free-will donation will benefit flood relief in Pakistan. For info contact


"Where Physical Geography and Land/Marine/Air Navigation Meet" will be presented by Robert Harder, a 1966 UMD alumnus, at 3 pm on Nov. 17 in 202 Cina. Harder writes about military aviation and American frontier history. For more information contact


Michael P. Nelson, co-editor of Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril speak at 7 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 18, in the Library Rotunda. The editors of Moral Ground asked more than eighty visionaries to answer the question: �What do we owe the future?� This program is a Meet the Author event sponsored by the UMD Library and the UMD Center for Environmental Education. Contact Gail Trygstad at 218-726-7889 for more information.

Special Events


Voting continues for the Liberty Mutual Football Coach of the Year Contest and UMD Coach Bob Nielson is a favorite. Four coaches will be awarded $50,000 for charity and $20,000 for their alumni associations. NEW this year: an additional $10,000 prize is awarded to the alumni association that rallies the most votes for their coach, win or lose. Vote for Bob every day through Dec. 4 at Coach of the Year. Check out the video a UMD student made. Prove that you voted for Bob Nielson at the UMD Stores' computer corner and be entered into drawings for prizes including an Apple iPad from Oct. 4-Dec. 4. The final drawing for prizes will be held on Nov. 15. The grand prize drawing will be Mon. Dec. 13. For info, contact



The historic Congdon estate, Glensheen mansion, is open for tours Sat. and Sun. from 10 am-3 pm. For more information and prices for events, visit Glensheen, email or call 218-726-8910.

Other Events - Faculty and Staff


A workshop on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment with Deborah Petersen-Perlman, director of the UMD Office of Equal Opportunity, and Mary Cameron, coordinator of the UMD Office of Equity and Education, will be held from 9-11 am on Thurs., Nov. 11 in KSC 333. Participants will review the UM Sexual Harassment policy, federal and state laws, procedures for investigating complaints, and standards applied to evaluation of claims. For info, contact Cathy Rackliffe, or 218-726-6827.


Join IDS for these workshops: Creating Super Surveys" held from 10-11:30 am on Nov. 12 in KSC 268; and "Just Us: Conversations on Issues and Isms" held from noon-1:30 pm on Nov. 19 in EduE 142. Register with Jason Ellis at


Tech Talk offers a forum for faculty from all disciplines to discuss uses and abuses of educational technology. All sessions will run from noon-1 pm in EduE 142. The sessions will be held on Thurs., Nov. 18; and Thurs., Dec. 16. Request to join the alias by emailing LeAne Rutherford at


Just Us is an ongoing training and discussion group for faculty and staff on creating curriculum/programming to address cultural competence, racism, and establishing a more welcoming climate for all faculty, staff, and students. Sessions take place on Fridays in EduE 142 on: Nov. 19 from noon-1:30 pm and Dec. 10 from noon-1:30 pm. For more info, contact or 726-6207.

Campus News

Academic News


The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) is the recipient of a $500,000 estate gift from Richard and Kim Brown, CEO and president, respectively, of JNBA Financial Advisors in Minneapolis. JNBA recently opened an office in Duluth housing the Ameritrade Institutional Learning Lab, which provides hands-on, real-world experience for UMD students pursing a career in financial planning.


Students and other library users may notice new Q and T signs in the UMD Library designating quiet and talk zones. Students have the expectation that most areas of the library will be quiet, but the library has designated specific quiet zones, or “Q” zones, where people should silence their cellphones, use headphones at a low volume, and refrain from conversation. The "Q" zones include the entire fourth floor, the back section of the third floor, and the annex. The new learning commons space on the second floor of the main library building has been identified as the primary talk zone, or “T” zone. Here conversation and group study will be permitted. Other designated talk zones include the stairwells for cell phone use and areas near service desks for patron assistance.


The UMD Art Education Area presented at the Art Educators of Minnesota (AEM) Fall Conference in Rochester, Minnesota from Nov. 5-6, 2010. Art Education senior Gina Gleason presented, "The Power of Collage: Visual Journals and Digital Self Portraits Inspired by Dan Eldon." Visual journals serve a number of purposes, allowing students to experiment with layouts and design to make commentary on visual culture using both digital and traditional collage.

Faculty members Alison Aune and Marian Colman and former art education student Kendra Stettler presented, "Contemporary Ojibwe Artists at the Tweed Museum of Art for Teacher Training and Community Outreach." The presentation highlighted a collaboration by university faculty, students, and museum staff that integrated traditional and contemporary American Indian artists of the Great Lakes region into teacher training and community outreach.

Aune, art education major Sophie Gray, and Duluth art teacher and UMD alumna, Susan Ranfranz, presented, "Big Al Carter Inspired Assemblage Paintings for Everyone." The presentation highlighted a university-school partnership that celebrated the life and art of Washington DC native Big Al Carter (1947-2008). Based on a major retrospective of Carter's work at the Tweed Museum of Art, college students and children created assemblage paintings to honor the memory of Big Al Carter, the great recycler, for Black History Month and Earth Day events in 2010.

Administration News


A Fall Sidewalk Sale will be held from Nov. 3-4 from 8 am-4 pm in the Kirby Student Center. Customers can receive up to 70% off UMD Wear, Gifts, Art Supplies, Office + School Products, Computer Supplies and Electronics, Bargain Books, DVDs + CDs, and much more!

Get a 10% off coupon for every non-perishable food item donation from Nov. 3-12. Restrictions apply.

Save (Football-Soccer-Volleyball) UMD game tickets and receive 20% off UMD wear and gifts. Restrictions apply. Touchdown Tuesdays also give an extra 5% off UMD wear and gifts for every UMD touchdown during home games, with savings of up to 30% off. Discount is good the Tuesday after the game attended.

The Flower Cart brings flowers to the UMD street level store from 10 am-4 pm every Friday.

See the UMD Store site for store hours and information.

Faculty and Staff News



Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, Department of Art and Design, is represented in IRIS, an internationally focused research resource based in the U.K. dedicated to promoting the work of women artists using photographic-based media. The British Library has just agreed to make this information available through its UK Web Archive.

Tim Craig, associate professor, Department of Biology, gave a talk in Japan at the "Core-to-Core Research Symposium" in Kyoto, Japan, on October 11 and 12 on "The geographic mosaic of coevolution and the consequences of genotypic variation." The Core-to-Core project is a collaborative research project involving researchers from Kyoto University with biologists from Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Pat Farrell, associate professor, Department of Geography, participated in an NSF Short Seminar at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe in October. Pat is a collaborator on the NSF funded project, "Historical Ecology in the Pre-Columbian Caribbean."

Dalibor Froncek, professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, chaired a committee that organized the 6th International Workshop on Graph Labelings. The event took place at UMD on October 20–22. More than 30 participants from four continents took part in the workshop. Previous workshops were held in Australia (twice), Indonesia, Slovakia, and India.

Joe Gallian, professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, was a keynote speaker at the 6th International Workshop on Graph Labelings that took place at UMD on October 20–22. His talk was entitled “Living with the Labeling Disease for 25 Years.”

Courtney Jackson, Cloquet High School senior, was invited to the White House to meet President Obama for the first annual White House Science Fair last week. Vicki Hansen, professor, Department of Geological Sciences, has been serving as science advisor to Courtney for the last several years for her science fair project on Venus geology.

Ahmed Heikal, associate professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Adjunct), was an invited speaker at the "4th Boston Workshop on Advanced TCSPC Techniques", which took place in Boston, Mass. (October 11–12). This workshop was sponsored by Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, MassGeneral Institute of Neurodegenerative Disease, Becker & Hickl GmbH, and Boston Electronics Corporation. Heikal's invited talk was entitled, "Multiparameteric Micro-spectroscopy of genetically GFP-encoded MHC I during antigen processing in fibroblast cells."

Patricia Maus has received the Historic Preservation and Interpretation Award from the Duluth Depot Foundation. Maus is program director of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Center at the UMD Library. She was cited for "making a substantial impact in preserving and interpreting the history of our region." Maus authored five successful proposals for the Minnesota Digital Library, which added more than 2,000 digital photographs and maps to the Minnesota Reflections website. She was instrumental in completing an intensive East End Historic Resources Survey and has aided research for hundreds of books, articles, and projects on Duluth and Northeast Minnesota history.

Elizabeth Minor, associate professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is a co-author on a paper that was published in Environmental Science and Technology, DOI 10.1021/es100898, 2010. Her co-authors include: H.A.N. Abdulla and P.G. Hatcher. The article is titled, "Using two-dimensional correlations of 13C-NMR and FTIR to investigate changes in the chemical composition of dissolved organic matter along an estuarine transect."

Natural Resources Research Institute


Donald Fosnacht and Andriy Khotkevych presented a poster titled “The New Complex Ferrotitanate Catalysts for Syngas Conversion” at the Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased Products, TCS 2010, held in Ames, Iowa from Sept. 22-24.

NRRI staff gave the following three presentations at the Minnesota GIS/LIS 2010 Conference held in Duluth from Oct. 13-15: George Host and Terry Brown presented “Spatial Models for Native Plant Community Mapping at Stand and Landscape Scales," Terry Brown presented "GeoDjango: Python Application Server/Geospatial Database with Web-Based Feature Editing," and Jennifer Olker and Lucinda Johnson presented "Evaluating Wetland Connectivity in the Prairie Pothole Region Under Climate Change Scenarios with Graph Theory and Spatial Pattern Analysis."

Steve Kossett gave a presentation titled “Rapid Prototyping Techniques for MedTech” at the Innovation Fellows Bootcamp at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus Medical Devices Center on Sept.17.

NRRI staff presented the following seminars at the 21st International Diatom Symposium in St. Paul, Minn. from Aug. 2 –Sept. 3: Euan Reavie presented the seminar “An experimental ‘state of the lakes’ diatom indicator for the pelagic Great Lakes" and Amy Kireta, Euan Reavie, Gerald Sgro (John Carrol University), Theodore Angradi, Terri M. Jicha, D.W. Bolgrien and Brian H. Hill (all with the Environmental Protection Agency) presented the seminar “Diatom indicators of disturbance in the U.S. Great Rivers.”

Euan Reavie, with co-author Mark Edlund (St. Croix Watershed Research Station), wrote the chapter titled “Diatoms as indicators of environmental change in rivers, fluvial lakes and impoundments,” in The Diatoms: Applications for the Environmental and Earth Sciences, editors J.P. Smol and E. F. Stoermer, 2nd Edition, pp 86-97.

Minnesota Sea Grant


Dale Bergeron, maritime extension educator, and Gene Clark of Wisconsin Sea Grant represented Great Lakes interests at The Working Waterways and Waterfronts National Symposium on Water Access 2010, in Portland, ME. They presented information on the Great Lakes Ports and Harbor Infrastructure and Dredging Cost Matrix.

Douglas Jensen, aquatic invasive species program coordinator, spoke at the Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit Championship Rules Meeting on October 14-16 in Prairie du Chein, Wis. Sponsored by over a dozen premier boat, tackle manufacturers and retailers, this event featured the top professional walleye angler teams in North America.

Sharon Moen, science writer, is serving as the interim communications coordinator.

Jesse Schomberg, coastal communities and land use planning extension educator, presented as part of the "CRI's Like Us" panel on the upcoming Lake Superior Community Resource Inventory at the National NEMO Network conference in Portland, ME on Sept. 29.

Marte Thabes, aquatic invasive species specialist, will be presenting at Hartley Nature Center’s Adult Night Out on Nov. 17.

Minnesota Sea Grant is collaborating with the Masters Walleye Circuit and The Bass Federation to provide AIS outreach to tournament anglers and work with tournament operators to ensure that activities do not spread aquatic invasive species through a Great Lakes Restoration grant led by Wisconsin Sea Grant.

Minnesota Sea Grant is co-sponsoring the Minnesota-Wisconsin Invasive Species Conference 2010 from November 8-10 in St. Paul, Minn.

Minnesota Sea Grant is co-sponsoring the Northland Innovative Stormwater Management Conference on November 17 in Duluth.

Medical School-Duluth


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Pharmacy Department


Paul Ranelli, professor, has been appointed to the Public Health Special Interest Group (SIG) Program Committee of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) for 2010-2011. The main charge of the committee is to develop the public health SIG program for the AACP Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, in July 2011.

Mark Schneiderhan, associate professor, presented �Metabolic Monitoring of Patients on Antipsychotic Agents: The Role of the Pharmacist� at the Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) Arrowhead meeting in Duluth in October. Schneiderhan will also present this at the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Minnesota�s state conference, Tree of Hope, at the St. Paul River Centre in November.

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