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Art

ART EXHIBITS

"Brave, Strong, and True: Selections from the Potlatch Collection of Royal Canadian Mounted Police Illustrations" will be on display through Mar. 27.

"Golden Age Collection in America's Middle West: Paintings from Glensheen" will be on display through Apr. 30.

"In 3D: Selections From the Collection" will be on display through May 8.

"Entertaining the Gods: Yarn Paintings of the Mexican Huichol" will be on display through May 15.

"The Book of Revelation: A Graphic Interpretation" by Hanson Ling will be on display through July 31.

Selections from the Glenn C. Nelson collection are on display throughout the year.

Student shows will be featured throughout the year: Christopher Flem from Mar. 8-13, Dylan Raph from Mar. 22-27, Jessalyn Eddy and Amber Parker from Mar. 29-Apr. 3, and Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein from Apr. 5-10.

For information, visit the Tweed Museum website, email the Tweed Museum, or call 218-726-8222.

Music

CONCERTS AND EVENTS

A guest artist concert featuring Margo Garrett, piano, will be held on Thurs., Mar. 10 at noon and from 2-4:30 pm.

The faculty artist recital featuring Elias Mokole and Tracy Lipke-Perry will take place on Tues., Mar. 22 at 7:30 pm.

Guitar Ensembles will perform on Wed., Mar. 23 at 7:30 pm.

A guest artist concert featuring the music of Libby Larson will be held on Thurs., Mar. 24 at 7:30 pm.

The faculty artist recital "Music Around the World" featuring Betsy Husby and Alexander Chernyshev will take place on Sun., Mar. 27 at 3 pm.

The UMD Symphony Orchestra will perform at their 10th Annual Concerto Competition Concert on Fri., Apr. 1 at 7:30 pm.

The Ovation Guest Artists Series featuring The Basil Reeve Wind Ensemble will be held on Sun., Apr. 3 at 7:30 pm.

The Vocal Jazz Cabaret will have performances on Thurs., Apr. 7, Fri., Apr. 8, and Sat., Apr. 9 at 7:30 pm at the Clyde Iron Works Restaurant.

All events will be held in the Weber Music Hall unless otherwise noted. For more information, see the Department of Music or call 726-8561.

Theatre

THEATRE EVENTS

Colder Than Here, a Dudley Experimental Theatre performance, will be held Mar. 24-26 and Mar. 29-Apr. 2 at 7 pm and Mar. 27 at 2 pm.

For info, call the UMD Box Office at 726-8561 or see the Department of Theatre.

Athletics

UMD BASEBALL

The UMD Baseball team will play University of Wisconsin Superior on Apr. 7 at 3 pm and Minnesota State University-Mankato on Apr. 9 at 1 pm and on Apr. 10 at noon. All games will be held at Bulldog Park.

UMD SOFTBALL

The UMD Softball team will play Wayne State on Apr. 9 at noon and Augustana on Apr. 10 at noon. All games will be held at Junction Avenue Field.

UMD TENNIS

The UMD Tennis team will play in Duluth Bemidji State on Mar. 23 at noon, St. Cloud State on Apr. 8 at 5 pm, and in an Alumni Match on Apr. 9 at 5 pm.

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

Lectures/Workshops/Classes

MULTICULTURAL CENTER EVENTS

The lecture "A closer look: Visual Disabilities" will be held on Wed., Mar. 9 from 3:30-5:30 pm in KSC 264.

Bubble Tea Sales by the Asian Pacific American Association will take place on Thurs., Mar. 10 from 11 am-2 pm outside the UMD Bookstore.

The film AMANCIO: The Story of One Man’s Journey to Seek Justice for the Murder of a Young Gay Man will be featured on Fri., Mar. 11 from 11 am-12:30 pm in the Kirby Multimedia Room.

The exhibit "Arrowhead Alliance of Artists with Disabilities (AAAWD) Art Show" will run through Mar. 11 in the Multicultural Center.

The film The Other Side/From the Other Side will be featured on Mon., Mar 14 at 7 pm at the Zinema 2.

The UMD Clothesline Project Display will be displayed during the week of Mar. 21-25 in the Kirby Bus Hub. A brownbag lecture will follow on Wed., Mar. 23 from noon-1 pm in KSC 268.

The workshop "Mighty Mondays Basic Asian Language Workshops. Learn top ten phrases in the Hmong language" will take place on Mon., Mar. 21 from 7-8 pm in the Rafters.

Bubble Tea Sales from Asian Pacific American Association will take place on Thurs., Mar. 21 from 11 am-2 pm outside the UMD Bookstore.

The lecture "Train Your Brain: Food Inc." will take place on Wed., Mar. 23 from 3:30-5:30 pm in KSC 273B.

The event "African Week" will run from Mar. 21-23 in the Multicultural Center.

The V Cafe presented by V-Day UMD will take place on Fr., Mar. 25 at the Teatro Zuccone.

The "QASU Spring Drag Show" will take place on Sat., Mar. 26 from 7-10 pm in the Kirby Ballroom.

The workshop "Mighty Mondays Basic Asian Language Workshops. Learn top ten phrases in the Japanese language" will take place on Mon, Mar. 28 from 7-8 pm in KSC 264.

For more information, contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward

ALWORTH EVENTS

The International Lecture Series "My Big Fat Greek Museum . . . in Crisis: Limitations and Opportunities for Greek State Museums in the Current Economic Instability" by Smaragda Touloupa, Cultural Heritage Theorist and Greek Tourist Guide will be presented on Wed., Mar. 9 at 7 pm in the fourth floor Library Rotunda.

The International Brown Bag Lecture "Looking for Pericles and Zorba the Greek" by Smaragda Touloupa, Cultural Heritage Theorist and Greek Tourist Guide, will be presented on Thurs., Mar. 10 at noon in the fourth floor Library Rotunda.

The International Lecture "China's Strategic Importance" by Thomas Hanson, former U.S. foreign service officer and Alworth Institute diplomat in residence, will be presented on Wed., Mar. 23 at 7 pm in the fourth floor Library Rotunda.

The Alworth Institute presents the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Event where Halina Jaworski will present "Arrested and Deported from Poland: A Survivor's Story" on Mon., Mar. 28 at 4 pm in the fourth floor Library Rotunda.

The Eye on China Special Lecture Series presents "China's Economic System" by Grace Kang, assistant professor, Department of Accounting, and Lin Xiu, assistant professor, Department of Management Studies, on Tues, Mar. 29 at noon in the fourth floor Library Rotunda.

The International Lecture "The US and Global Governance: Or, Why Obama Won the Nobel Peace Prize" by Mary Durfee, associate professor of government at Michigan Technological University, will be presented on Wed., Mar. 30 at noon in the fourth floor Library Rotunda.

The International Brown Bag Lecture "Malta: From Knights to the EU" by Mary Durfee, associate professor of government at Michigan Technological University, will be presented on Thurs., Mar. 31 at noon in the fourth floor Library Rotunda.

The Eye on China Special Lecture Series presents "Communicating Effectively with Chinese" by Hairong Feng, assistant professor, Department of Communication, on Tues., Apr. 5 at noon in the fourth floor Library Rotunda.

The International Lecture "Challenges to a 'flat world': Lessons from Global Pockets of Sustainability" by William Powers, freelance writer, speaker, and senior fellow at the World Policy Institute, will be presented on Apr. 6 at 7 pm in the fourth floor Library Rotunda.

The International Brown Bag lecture "The Land between Hitler and Stalin" by Leonore Baeumler, UMD Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee, and Deborah Petersen-Perlman, associate professor, UMD Department of Communication, will be presented on Apr. 7 at noon in the fourth floor Library Rotunda.

The Alworth Institute presents the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration lecture "Anti-semitism and Medicine: Christian Corpses for Christians! Dissecting the Anti-Semitism behind the Cadaver Affair of the Second Polish Republic" by Natalia Aleksium will be held on Thurs., Apr. 14 at 4:30 pm in MonH 80.

For more info, contact the Alworth Institute, 218-726-7753.

PLANETARIUM

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium presents the following: Arrowhead Astronomical Society on Mar. 9, "What's Your Sign?" on Mar. 11, Zodiac" on Mar. 23, "Spectrum of the Universe" on Mar. 25 and Mar. 30, "Stargazing Tonight!" on Apr. 1 and Apr. 6, and "Astronomy Lessons from Star Wars" on Apr. 8.

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.

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES EVENTS

The lecture "Synchronous vertical & horizontal tectonism in the Neoarchean and implications for gold mineralization: evidence from the Superior craton" by Shoufa Lin, professor, University of Waterloo, Canada, will be held on Thurs., Mar. 10 at 3:30 pm in LSci 175.

A lecture by Harindra Fernando, professor, Department of Civil Engineering & Geological Sciences at University of Notre Dame will be held on Thurs., Mar. 24 at 3:30 pm in LSci 175.

The lecture "Obliquity forcing and the amplification of high-latitude climate processes during Oceanic Anoxic Event 2 (~94 Ma)" by Stephen Meyers, assistant professor, Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison will be held on Thurs., Mar. 31 at 3:30 pm in LSci 175.

The lecture "The River We Have Wrought; Two Centuries of Human Impact on Soil Erosion in the Upper Mississippi" by Daniel Engstrom, director, St. Croix Watershed Research Station will be held on Thurs., Apr. 7 at 3:30 pm in LSci 175.

For more information, contact Department of Geological Sciences.

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will present a lecture by UMD Chemistry and Biochemistry Masters students Samantha Dammer, Blake Chapman, and Ashli Tucker on Fri., Mar. 11 at 3 pm in SCC 120.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will present a lecture by UMD Chemistry and Biochemistry Masters students Jacob Gauer, Cong Zhang, and Erika Bladholm on Fri., Mar. 25 at 3 pm in SCC 120.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will present a lecture by Viktor Zhdankin on Fri., Apr. 1 at 3 pm in Chem 200.

For more information, contact the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY EVENTS

The Department of Biology will present the lecture "“Mechanism of Fast Axonal Transport Inhibition by Polyglutamine Expanded Huntingtin” by Sarah Pollema on Fri., Mar. 11 at 3:15 pm in LSci 185.

For more information, contact Department of Biology.

BOULDER LAKE EVENTS

The event "Wilderness and Remote First Aid" will take place Mar. 19-20.

Pre-registration is required for all events. For more info, call 721-3731 email Boulder Lake or see Boulder Lake Events.

HERITAGE ORCHARD WORKSHOPS

Heritage Orchard Workshops, a program relating to orchard maintenance, will kick-off this spring. The program is sponsored by Continuing Education and the UMD Sustainable Agriculture Program.

The workshops, "Bench Grafting: Making your own tiny tree for spring planting" will be held on Tues., Mar. 22 from 7-8 pm, "Field Grafting in the Orchard: Adding a “new” variety to your established tree" will take place on Sun., Apr. 10 from 1-4 pm, "Intro to Integrated Pest Management for the Organic Orchard: Growing pretty apples without chemicals" will take place on Sat., Apr. 30 from 9am- 12 pm.

Workshop attendees will meet in a classroom at UMD for discussion and a presentation and then travel to the Heritage Orchard on the UMD Farm on Jean Duluth Road for a hands-on demonstration.

For registration information, contact Roxanne. For more information, contact Cindy.

VISUAL LECTURE SERIES

Chad Albers and Scott Stulen, jurors for student exhibitions, will give a lecture on Thurs., Mar. 31 at 6 pm in BohH 90.

Anne S. Lindstrom, art educator from Tallinn, Estonia, will give a lecture on Tues., Apr. 19 at 6 pm in MonH 70.

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

EDDY LECTURES

The Edwin Eddy Lecture "The University of Michigan Aphasia Program (UMAP): It's all about Intensive Therapy" by Mimi Block, will be held on Sat., Apr. 16 from 8:30 am-4 pm in LSBE 118. The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The cost is $50 if registered before Mar. 25 and $60 after.

The Edwin Eddy Lecture "Literacy and the SLP" by Barbra Wollak will begin on May 20 from 5 pm to 7:45 pm and continue till Sat. May 21 from 8:30 am to 12:15 pm in LSBE 118. For more information, visit the CSD Department.

Special Events

LATIN AMERICAN AWARENESS CELEBRATION

The Brown Bag Lecture "Women's Peace Movements" will be held on Wed., Mar. 9 from noon-1 pm in KSC 333.

The 22nd Annual UMD Fiesta will be held on Tues., Mar. 22 from 10 am-2 pm. Tickets are being sold in front of the UMD bookstore.

For more information, email Susana Pelayo-Woodward.

BAEUMLER-KAPLAN HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATION EVENT

The Alworth Institute presents the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Event Mrs. Halina Jaworski will present "Arrested and Deported from Poland: A Survivor's Story" on Mon., Mar. 28 at 4 pm in the fourth floor Library Rotunda.

Also, the lecture "Anti-semitism and Medicine: Christian Corpses for Christians! Dissecting the Anti-Semitism behind the Cadaver Affair of the Second Polish Republic" by Natalia Aleksium will be held on Thurs., Apr. 14 at 4:30 pm in MonH 80.

For more information, contact the Alworth Institute, 218-726-7753.

GUEST PROFESSOR LECTURE AND LUNCH

Guest Professor Stephen Pender from University of Windsor will be at UMD on Fri., Apr. 15. Writing Studies and English Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to a lunch with Pender. A lecture will follow in the ABAH 245 at 2 pm. A dinner with faculty will follow at David Gore's, Department of Communication, house.

Glensheen

GLENSHEEN EVENTS

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 the Glensheen website, email Glensheen, or call 218-726-8910.

Other Events - Faculty and Staff

STAFF TRAINING SESSIONS

The Office of Equal Opportunity is offering the following training sessions: "Diversity" on Wed., Mar. 23 from 1:30-3:30 pm in KSC 333, and "Sexual Assault Protocol" on Wed., Apr. 13 from 10-11:30 am in the Garden Room. For more info, contact Catherine L. Rackliffe.

IDS EVENTS

"Tech Talk" will be held from noon-1 pm on Fri., Mar. 25 in EduE 142. To register contact Leane Rutherford.

"Scanning the Horizon with Surveys" will be held on Tues., Mar. 29 from 1-2:30 in KSC 268. To register contact Jason Ellis or call x6214.

For information on IDS events, visit Instructional Development Services.

TECH TUESDAYS

The following Tech Tuesdays at 2 pm will take place in the Viz Lab in MPAC 154: "Communication Options" by Bruce Reeves and Amanda Evans on Apr. 19, and "Is Technology Controlling You?" by Bruce Reeves and Amanda Evans on April 26. For more information, contact ITSS.

JUST US

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. For info, contact Leane Rutherford or 726-6207.

Campus News

Academic News

TWEED RECEIVES GRANT FOR AMERICAN INDIAN ART

The Tweed Museum of Art received a $20,000 grant from the Arts Access Grant program of the Minnesota State Arts Board. This Arts Access money will support the American Indian Artists and Audiences program, a project designed to outreach American Indian audiences by introducing available cultural resources at the Tweed Museum and to locate and identify American Indian artists and arts experts who would be asked to participate in future Museum programs. This initiative will allow for the Museum to: 1) hire a part-time, temporary Outreach Educator; 2) convene a series of community meetings and listening sessions in American Indian communities; 3) compile a list of contacts and devising practices to help the Museum become more relevant and accessible to American Indian communities and artists.

Administration News

CALL FOR EDIBILE GARDEN PROPOSALS

To recognize the growing interest in alternative and edible plantings on campus, UMD Facilities Management (F.M.) invites campus faculty, staff, departments, or UMD affiliated groups to submit proposals for 2011 Edible Landscape gardens. Gardens involving students with educational purposes such as encouraging healthy eating, learning about regional foods, or producing food for specific campus activities will be given highest priority, but all ideas will be considered.

You provide a plan and the labor to plant, maintain, harvest, and use the produce. F.M. will provide the site, soil, tools, signs, advice, seeds, & plants if needed. Potential plots range in size from small planters to various size garden beds in many areas of campus, and will be assigned by the F.M. Landscape Supervisor after discussion with requestors. Proposals will be considered until Apr. 4 or until available plots are all assigned. You will be contacted to discuss details of your plan. Final garden plans will be announced by Apr. 18. For more information contact Peggy Dahlberg at 726-7295.

UMD STORES

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UMD Stores has promotions and events year round.

Faculty and Staff News

Academic

NEWS FROM FACULTY AND STAFF

Eshan Dave, assistant professor, Department of Civil Engineering, was invited to give a seminar at the Infrastructure Research Council meeting of the Center for Transportation Studies (CTS). An independent research center of the University of Minnesota, CTS has a focus on research, education, and outreach in the field of transportation engineering. Dave’s seminar topic was “Cracking Evaluation in Thin Bonded Asphalt Overlays.” A diverse audience attended, from University faculty to Minnesota Department of Transportation engineers. It was broadcast live on the web and will be available for later viewing in webinar form.

Jaqueline Welch (WRS graduate student), Andrew Reed (biology postdoctoral associate), and Randall Hicks, professor, Department of Biology, presented a poster entitled, "Molecular Analysis of Bacterial Community Composition of Ship Ballast and Duluth-Superior Harbor Water" at the 2011 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting held in San Juan, Puerto Rico from Feb. 13-18.

Olaf Kuhlke, associate professor, Department of Geography, participated recently in an inaugural Workshop on Pilgrimage Studies hosted by the College of William & Mary. Kuhlke was one of seventy-five scholars invited from around the world. The event was held in Washington, D.C., in February. Scholars attending the workshop are seeking to create a consortium of more than thirty American and Canadian universities that will offer summer seminars in Pilgrimage Studies in Spain starting in 2012.

Zhuangi Liu, professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, had three papers published in research journals: "Analyticity of thermoelastic plate equation of type III" in the IMA J. of Applied Mathematics, "Surface heating and three-dimensional motion of a thermoelastic beam" in MCM, and "Energy decay rate of a mixed type II and type III thermoelastic system" in Discrete Contin. Dyn. Syst. Ser. B 

Rachel MaKarrall, instructor, and John Pastor, professor, Department of Biology, have been selected to join Project Art for Nature, a collaboration of artists and illustrators from Minnesota and Wisconsin working to create artwork which promotes stewardship of threatened natural areas in our region. During the next three years, MaKarrall and Pastor will be using the Boulder Lake Environmental Area and Bagley Nature Center as the focus of their drawings and paintings for Project Art for Nature.

Elizabeth Minor, associate professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, had the paper "Effects of organic matter source and salinity on dissolved organic matter isolation via ultrafiltration and solid phase extraction" published in Aquat. Sci.

Ryuta Nakajima, assistant professor of Art and Design, will be exhibiting his work in "Project Cephalopod - Images and Documentations from Cephalopod Research" featuring Dr. Berned Budelmann, Dr. Yuzuru Ikeda, Dr. Jesse Purdy, and Dr. Shuichi Shigeno" at the Phipps Center for the Arts beginning Mar. 11. He is also exhibiting his work in "Cross-Disciplinary Productions: A Visual Arts Department Exhibition" at University of California San Diego Dean's Office Space.

Nakajima is also organizing a symposium at the University of Advanced Study (UMTC) entitled "The Origin of Image Making: Behavioral Ecology of Cephalopods and Art." His work is also featured in the "Census of Marine Life" website.

Eun-Kyung Suh has had textile sculptural works selected for National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2011 at the Wichita Center for the Arts in Wichita, Kan. until May.

Josef Werne, associate professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Large Lakes Observatory (LLO), and Erik Brown, professor, Department of Geological Sciences and LLO, along with Geological Sciences PhD candidate Melissa Berke, are among the co-authors of a study entitled "Extended megadroughts in the southwestern United States during Pleistocene interglacials" published in Nature on Feb. 24 and subsequently highlighted in the national press (Time, US News, USA Today, NY Times, Reuters, etc).

Viktor Zhdankin, professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, will be a recipient of the 2011 National Award of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The Award Symposium honoring Zhdankin's research on Iodine Chemistry will be held in Anaheim, Calif., on Mar. 28, and the award will be presented at the ACS General Meeting and National Awards Ceremony on Mar. 29. Zhdankin is a recipient of a biennial National ACS Award for Creative Research & Applications of Iodine Chemistry.  Zhdankin’s research, which involves the development and application of new reagents for organic synthesis based on polyvalent iodine compounds, has led directly to the development of several important reagents that are currently used in chemical and pharmaceutical laboratories all over the world.

Natural Resources Research Institute

NRRI NEWS

Ron Moen had his research about Canada Lynx featured in an in-depth article in this month’s issue of the DNR’s Conservation Volunteer. It is available to read online.

Minnesota Sea Grant

SEA GRANT NEWS

Dale Bergeron and Marte Kitson, maritime extension educator, presented the last two lectures in the Sea Grant-led University for Seniors Study Group: Aquatic Invasive Species: Management, Policy, and Emerging Issues.

Bergeron and Gene Clark (Wisconsin Sea Grant) presented a webinar, Economic Implications of Climate Change Impacts to Great Lakes Ports, Harbors, and Marinas, on Mar. 1. An archive of the webinar is available online.

John Bilotta, water resource management and policy extension educator, Cindy Hagley and Jesse Schomberg are conducting “Train-the-Trainer - Advanced Watershed Game Facilitator Forums” over the next month.

Bilotta is presenting “Linking Land Use to Stormwater in Developing Communities" NEMO workshop with Government Training Service in Brainerd on March 30.

Cindy Hagley, environmental quality extension educator, contributed an article about antibacterial soaps to the University of Minnesota Extension’s From Shore to Shore newsletter. Read it online.

Hagley will be moderating a discussion following the showing of The Great Squeeze: Surviving the Human Project. UMD’s Office of Sustainability and Continuing Education is offering the free film on Mar. 24 in the Griggs Center from 5-7 pm.

Douglas Jensen and Kitson, aquatic invasive species specialists, coordinated and staffed the "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!" booth at the Duluth Boat Show. KBJR aired a Boat Show interview with Jensen. "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!" information ran in the Boat Show circular.

Kitson’s article "Aquatic Invasive Species – Spotlight on Zebra Mussels (Dresseina polyorphma)" was printed in the February issue of the Moccasin Telegraph.

Jesse Schomberg, program leader and coastal communities specialist, gave an invited presentation titled "Low Impact Development: Successes and Lessons Learned" at the Innovative Approaches to Stormwater Management workshop in Thunder Bay, Ontario on Feb. 24.

The Sea Grant Files’ newest episodes include “Hold the Salt: Winter Road Maintenance and Water Quality,” and “Terns, Gulls, and Habitats” (The Sea Grant Files are broadcast on KUMD on Wednesdays at 7:45 am.) Listen to the audio files online.

Medical School-Duluth

MEDICAL SCHOOL-DULUTH

FACULTY / STAFF NEWS

Two medical school professionals received UMD’s Outstanding Service Awards/Continuous Service presented by Chancellor Lendley Black on Feb. 22 in Kirby Ballroom:  James Arthur Bjork, assistant scientist, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Matthew Coleman, Information Technology professional, Medical Education Laboratory.

Jane Hovland (PI) was awarded $262,780 from the Healthier Minnesota Community Clinic Fund to continue the work of the Center for Rural Mental Health Studies Telemental Health Project.  The project now serves patients in 11 sites in rural Minnesota.

Medical School photographer, Dan Schlies, has received an award from the Northern Lights Foundation commending him for “his contributions to the foundation and his unwavering support for assisting sick children and their families who are in need of serious medical care.” Schlies is well known in Duluth for his volunteer photo services that support many organizations, like Northern Lights, during events and for fundraising purposes.

Lake Superior Medical Society, the local professional organization affiliated with the Minnesota Medical Association, hosted its fourth annual meeting with medical students on Thurs., Feb. 3 in the medical student lounge on the Duluth campus. 60 students attended. The event provided an opportunity for LSMS members to meet and mentor the students and present information about its annual Tilderquist Scholarship.

Duluth Superior Magazine’s February issue featured its annual "Top Doctors" cover story and included an article about our medical school featuring an interview with Regional Campus Dean Gary Davis in the article "Northland Country Doctor." UMD’s medical school’s mission is to produce physicians who open up practices in small towns." Eight top doctors were also featured in the magazine who started their medical education on the Duluth campus: Jeffrey Engelsgjerd, James Jorgenson, Jeff Klassen, Steve Long, Mike Messer, Bob McDonald, Tanya Repka,  Ann Rogotzke. Eleven of the top doctors featured teach here: Mary Boylan, Jay Lenz, Robert Lund, Dan Nikcevich, Vincent Ohaju, Sandy Popham, Thomas “Skip” Silvestrini, Frank Suslavich, Tracy Tomac, Tanya Repka, Tim Zager.

EVENTS

A forum to discuss innovative educational strategies to increase diversity in science will take place on Thurs. Mar. 3 at 1 pm in SMed 130.

The lecture "Essentia Institute of Rural Health: Potential for Collaboration in Research and Education" by Tom Elliott, MD, FACP, Executive Director of Essentia Institute of Rural Health (EIRH) and Ann Bussey, Vice President of EIRH, Essentia Health Duluth will take place on Fri. Apr. 29 from noon-1 pm in SMed 130.

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES

The following research presentations have been Named “Especially Newsworthy:" Two presentations by Mustafa al’Absi, Ph.D., and his research team have been selected by the American Psychosomatic Society’s Program Committee as being “especially newsworthy…. a distinction awarded to only a small fraction of the papers and posters accepted for presentation.”  The APS Annual Meeting is in March 2011 in San Antonio, Tex. 

Christopher Banek, a student in the lab of Jeffrey Gilbert, Ph.D. was selected to give an oral presentation at Experimental Biology entitled "Exercise training attenuates placental ischemia induced hypertension and angiogenic imbalance in the rat."

Ashley Bauer, a trainee in "Pathway to Advanced Degrees in Life Sciences," funded by the National Institute of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, has won the David S. Bruce Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Award for her research into the effects of exercise during pregnancy on blood lactate levels and expression of lactate transport proteins in the placenta and skeletal muscle.

Dr. Jeffrey Gilbert is co-chairman (with Dr Mark Nijland from the Dept of OB/GYN at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio) of an international symposium entitled “Sex Difference Contributions to the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease”. The symposium is one of the highlighted sessions offered at the Experimental Biology 2011 meeting, Apr. 9-13, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. 

PAST PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

James Boulger attended the Rural Medical Educators Conclave, Feb. 23-25, hosted by the School of Medicine -- Terre Haute at the University of Indiana.   Boulger led the discussion group on "Creating an inter-professional journal for rural health clinical issues  - Threats to Success.”

Janet Fitzakerley gave two presentations at the 34th Midwinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology held in Baltimore, MD.   Topics: Manipulation of dietary sodium alters hearing in natriuretic peptide receptor A (NPR-A) knockout mice. Janet L. Fitzakerley, Nina M. Holz, Donna Parke, Aaron B. Clarke and George J. Trachte; and Development of an Animal Model to Test an Active Noise Cancellation System for Infant Incubators Z. Tridane, X. Yu, .I. Hayee, G. Nordehn, J. Fitzakerley.

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