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Art

ART EXHIBITS

"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.

"Compassionate Witness: Drawings by Big Al Carter" will be on display through July 17.

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

Student shows are featured throughout the year: Rob Kaiser-Schatzlein from Apr. 5-10, Alex Saari and Ava Grendahl from Apr. 12-17, Ivana Savic from Apr. 19-24, David Moreira from Apr. 26-May 1, and Leon Nyarecha from May 3-8.

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

Music

CONCERTS AND EVENTS

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

Jazz Combos will perform on Tues., Apr. 12 at 7:30 pm.

The New Music Festival will be held on Thurs., Apr. 14 at 7:30 pm.

The New Music Festival: Vocal Music Recital will be held on Fri., Apr. 15 at 7:30 pm.

The UMD Chamber Orchestra will perform on Sat., Apr. 16 at 7:30 pm.

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform on Sun., Apr. 17 at 3 pm.

The Percussion Ensemble will perform on Tues., Apr. 19 at 7:30 pm.

The Jazz Ensembles will perform on Wed., Apr. 20 at 7:30 pm.

The Masterworks Concert: J.S. Bach's St. John Passion will be held on Fri., Apr. 29 at 7:30 pm and on Sun., May 1 at 3 pm at the First Lutheran Church.

"An Evening of Extraordinary Opera Scenes" will be held on Thurs., May 5 and Fri., May 6 at 7:30 pm.

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 Events

The Odyssey, a world premiere musical performance based on the Homeric text, will be performed Apr. 21, 23, 27, and 30 at 7:30 pm, and Apr. 24 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, Minnesota State University-Mankato on Apr. 9 at 1 pm and on Apr. 10 at noon, Bemidji State University on Apr. 16 at 1pm and Apr. 17 at noon, Southwest Minnesota State University on Apr. 27 at 2 pm, Augustana College on Apr. 30 at 1 pm and May 1 at noon, and University of Minnesota Crookston on May 7 at 1 pm and May 8 at noon. All games will be held at Bulldog Park.

UMD MEN'S HOCKEY

The UMD Men's Hockey team will play in the NCAA Frozen Four tournament against Notre Dame on Thurs., Apr. 7 at 4 pm. There will be a free viewing party at Clyde Iron Works, with food and beverages available for purchase. No RSVP is necessary.

The game will also be available for viewing on ESPN2 and online at ESPN3.com, as well as available to listen on 94.1 FM and online at 94xrocks.com/umd-sports.

UMD SOFTBALL

The UMD Softball team will play Wayne State on Apr. 9 at noon, Augustana on Apr. 10 at noon, Bemidji State on Apr. 16 at 1pm and Apr. 17 at 1 pm, Northern State on Apr. 27 at 1 pm, Upper Iowa on Apr. 30 at noon, and Winona State on May 1 at noon. All games will be held at Junction Avenue Field.

UMD TENNIS

The UMD Tennis team will play 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 218-726-7518.

Lectures/Workshops/Classes

UMD HONORS PROGRAM

The UMD Honors Program presents a special public lecture series "Great Moments in the History of Life" by George Shaw: "Earth’s Early Atmosphere and Surface Environment" on Tues., Apr. 5 at 7 pm in LSci 175, "Emergence of Life" on Tues., Apr. 12 at 7 pm in LSci 175, "The Great Oxidation Catastrophe" on Tues., Apr. 19 at 7 pm in LSci 175, and "Extinction Events" on Tues., Apr. 26.

For more information, contact the Honors Program, or call 218-726-6776

MULTICULTURAL CENTER EVENTS

The Brown Bag lecture "Sexual Assault on College Campuses" will be held on Wed., Apr. 6 from 1-2 pm in KSC 268.

The Brown Bag lecture "Presentation on East Asian History" from Dr. Qiang Fang, College of Liberal Arts faculty, will be held on Wed., Apr. 6 from noon-1 pm in KSC 264.

The lecture "A Closer Look: Alternative Health Options" will be held on Thurs., Apr. 7 from 3:30-5 pm in KSC 268.

April is Asian Awareness Month and to promote awareness and celebrate the Asian culture, APAA will be tabling outside the UMD Bookstore with fun interesting facts and treats on Thurs., Apr. 7 at 11 am-2 pm.

The performance "A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer" will be held on Fri., Apr. 8 at 7 pm in the Kirby Rafters. Price is $3 for students and $5 for non-students.

Proud Prom hosted by QASU will be held on Sat., Apr. 9 from 6-10 pm in the Kirby Ballroom.

The film Crude will be shown on Tues., Apr. 12 at noon in KSC 273.

The workshop "Sexual Assault Protocol" will be held on Wed., Apr. 13 from 10-11 am in the Garden Room.

The lecture "A Closed Look: Student Activism and Involvement" will be held on Wed., Apr. 13 from 3:30-5 pm in KSC 268.

The film Young and Restless in China will be shown on Thurs., Apr. 14 from 10 am-noon in KSC 273. A discussion will follow.

The film Time of Fear will be shown on Tues., Apr. 19 from 10-11:30 am in KSC 273. A discussion will follow.

The film Children in No Man's Land will be shown on Tues., Apr. 19 at noon in KSC 273.

The Brown Bag lecture "Yoga and Meditation" will be held on Wed., Apr. 20 from noon-1 pm in KSC 268.

"Take Back the Night" presented by Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA) will be held on Thurs., Apr. 21 at Washington Center in Downtown Duluth.

"Date-A-Palooza: Hawaiian Spring Break" will be held on Sat., Apr. 23 from 7 pm-midnight in the Kirby Ballroom. This is the second annual Date-A-Palooza hosted by BSA. This will be a fundraiser for a scholarship. It is free to attend the auction and $1.00 for a dance (unless you buy a date).

The film The Other Side/From the Other Side will be shown on Tues., Apr. 26 at noon in KSC 273.

The Vagina Monologues will be performed on Fri., Apr. 29 and Sat., Apr. 30 at 7 pm in BohH 90.

The Annual Asian Cultural Show, ImaginAsian, hosted by APAA will demonstrate Asian arts, cultural performance, and delicious Asian cuisine. Admission is $10 on Sat., Apr. 30 at 6 pm in the Kirby Ballroom.

The Brown Bag "Volunteer Appreciation" will be held on Wed., May 4 from noon-1 pm in KSC 268.

For more information, contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward.

ALWORTH EVENTS

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 Special Lecture Series lecture "China's Mass Higher Education in the Last Decade", by Wenhong Song, professor, Ocean University of China will be held on Tues., Apr. 12 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: "Stargazing Tonight!" on Apr. 6, "Astronomy Lessons from Star Wars" on Apr. 8, "Arrowhead Astronomical Society" on Apr. 13," Mythbusters: Astronomy" on Apr. 15, "Odyssey Skies" on Apr. 20 and Apr. 22, "Super Solar Flares!" on Apr. 27 and 29,and "Stargazing Tonight!" on May 4 and 6.

Special showings of "Odyssey Skies" will also be presented on Apr. 24 (12:30 pm), Apr. 25 (7 pm), and Apr. 26 (7 pm) and are designed to compliment the UMD Theatre Department's production of The Odyssey.

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 "Evolution of Earth's Atmosphere-Hadean to early Proterozoic" by George Shaw, geology professor emeritus, Union College, will be held on Thurs., Apr. 7 at 3:30 pm in LSci 175.

The lecture "Falsification of the Plate Tectonic Hypothesis for Genesis of Archaean Bolcanic and Plutonic Rocks, and an Outline of Possible Alternative Mechanisms" by Jean Bedard, research geoscientist, Geological Survey of Canada, will be held on Thurs., Apr. 14 at 3:30 pm in LSci 175.

The lecture “Water Cycling and Storage in the Earth’s Deep Interior”by Wendy Panero, assistant professor, Ohio State University, will be held on Thurs., Apr. 21 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. 28 at 3:30 pm in LSci 175.

The lecture "Hot dolomite explodes!: Evidence of ancient earthquakes on the Naukluft" by Christie Rowe, assistant researcher, UC Santa Cruz, will be held on Thurs., May 5 at 3:30 pm in LSci 175.

For more information, contact the Department of Geological Sciences.

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

A lecture by Evguenii “Jenya” Kozliak, UND chemistry, will be presented on Apr. 8 at 3 pm in SCC 120.

The 12th Annual Undergraduate Spring Symposium will run from Apr. 15-16. The Keynote Address will be given by William Wimley, Tulane University, on Apr. 15 at 3 pm in Kirby Ballroom B.

A lecture by UMD Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate students Chris Bicknese, Chikako Onishi, and Dhuanushka Wickramasinghe will be presented on Apr. 22 at 3 pm in SCC 120.

The Chemistry Department Awards Ceremony will take place on Apr. 29 at 3 pm in SCC 120.

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

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY

The lecture “Moose in Minnesota: What Next?” by Ron Moen, research associate, NRRI, Department of Biology, will be held on Fri., Apr. 8 at 3:15 pm in LSci 185.

For more information, contact the Department of Biology.

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, "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.

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.

VISUAL LECTURE SERIES

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.

Special Events

HYGIENE DRIVE FOR HOPE CLINIC

The HOPE Clinic, a nonprofit acute care clinic providing free medical services to the underserved and uninsured populations in Duluth, is hosting a Campus Hygiene Drive on Apr. 5 and 6 from 9 am - 3 pm. Participants can drop off hygiene products for those in need in front of the bookstore or at Bohannon 209.

Donations can include travel-sized items such as toothpaste toothbrushes, toothbrush holders, non-alcoholic mouthwash, deodorant, hand sanitizer, nail clippers, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, loofahs, lotion, & denture adhesive.

For more information, contact Michelle Hargrave.

PRINCESS FOR A DAY

Phi Sigma Sigma will host an annual "Princess for a Day" philanthropy event on Sat., Apr. 9 from 1-3 pm at Glen Avon Presbyterian Church. There is a charge of $10 per participant, all proceeds will go to benefit the Phi Sigma Sigma National Foundation which supports the National Kidney Foundation and grants/ scholarships. The event will include arts and crafts, cookie decorating, and a photo shoot. Participants are encouraged to dress like their favorite princess.

To sign up a child or grandchild, contact Shannon Greely, 218-590-1148. Registration forms are due Wed., Apr. 6.

MEHS OPEN HOUSE

Students and faculty are invited to stop by and find out more about career options in Environmental Health and Safety and the Master of Environmental Health and Safety (MEHS) program at an Open House on Mon., Apr. 11 from 2-5 pm in VKH 201.

For more information about the MEHS program, visit our website at or contact either Pat Wollack, 726-8117, or Robert Feyen, 726-8327.

BAEUMLER-KAPLAN HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATION EVENT

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.

For more information, contact the Department of Communication.

Open Studio

The Department of Art and Design at the UMD School of Fine Arts will hold a student-run Open studio event on Sat., Apr. 16, 2011.

For info, contact Elizabeth James by email, or call 218-726-8959

SUSTAINABILITY FAIR

The Spring 2011 Sustainability Fair will take place on April 19-20. Guest speaker Don Shelby will kick off the event with a lecture centered upon the failure of American journalism to acknowledge climate change. Shelby's lecture will begin at 6:30 pm on Apr. 19 in Chem 200.

For more information, contact Nathan Levendoski

STRESS-LESS WEEK

UMD Health Services will be sponsoring a “stress-less week” from Apr. 25-29. The goal of "stress-less week" is to provide a series of free activities around campus that promote stress reduction prior to final exam week. The workshops are open to students, staff and faculty. UMD Health services invites departments and individual staff and faculty to provide a workshop during stress-less week.

For more information, contact Dori Decker.

GUEST PROFESSOR LECTURE

Rose Brewer, a professor from the Department of African American and African studies on the U of M Twin Cities campus will deliver a lecture celebrating UMD's new minor in African and African American Studies. Brewer will speak on "Wealth Inequality in the United States: Contextualizing the Effects of Race, Class and Gender." on Wed., Apr 27 at 2 pm in the fourth floor Library Rotunda.

For more information, contact socanth@d.umn.edu.

Glensheen

GLENSHEEN EVENTS

The Glensheen presents "Vintage Vogue: A Century of Chic" on Sat., Apr. 9 at 5 pm, a vintage fashion show that will benefit the Glensheen and the Douglas County Historical Society

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: "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

Instructional Development Services presents "Ecotonos: Practice in Communicating Cross-Culturally" on Thurs., Apr. 14 from 2-3:30 pm in KSC 268. Sign up with Jason Ellis or call 726-6214; and "Tech Talk+" will be held on Fri., Apr. 15 from noon-1 pm in EduE 142. Sign up with Leane Rutherford or call 726-6207.

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

GRADUATE STUDENT WINS SCHOLARSHIP

Jena Gordon, a second year graduate student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is the recipient of this year’s Karlind T. Moller Cleft/Craniofacial Scholarship. This award includes a one-year student membership in the American Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) and $500 for Gordon’s research/project expenses. The award was given in recognition of Gordon’s thesis project titled, “Survey of Second Year Speech Language Pathology Graduate Students’ Training in Cleft Lip/Palate.” Gordon will be traveling to San Juan, Puerto Rico this month to present her research at the annual ACPA meeting. Gordon’s thesis advisor is Assistant Professor Dana R. Collins.

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NEWS FROM FACULTY AND STAFF

Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor emeritus, Department of Art and Design, had work selected for the international exhibition "9x12-Budapest 2011" to be featured at the Ferencvarosi Gallery in Budapest, Hungary from May 26-June 21. DeFilipps Brush's work will also be presented in "SF6 DIFFUSIONS" at the Störung Festival 6: Experimental Electronic Music and Visual Arts Festival, from Apr. 14-16 in Barcelona, an event featuring prominent national and international artists of the electronic and experimental scene.

Timothy P. Craig and Joanne K. Itami, assistant professors, Department of Biology, had their paper "Divergence of Eurosta Solidaginis in Response to Host Plant Variation and Natural Enemies" published in Evolution in the Nov. 10, 2010 issue. Itami and Craig also had the paper "How are arthropod communities organized on an introduced plant Solidago altissima" published in the Journal of Plant Interactions along with authors Yoshino Ando, Shunsuke Utsumi, and Takayuki Ohgushi.

John Day, program director, and Erin Geary, community projects coordinator, Department of Social Work, gave the opening keynote presentation at the 2011 Evergreen House Annual Conference in Bemidji, Minn. on Mar. 24.  A total of 226 people registered for the conference that had the theme of “Building Your Prevention & Intervention Tool Box To Strengthen Youth & Families.”  The conference participants represented parents and youth-serving professionals from throughout the region that sought to gain knowledge, develop skills, exchange ideas, and share support. 

John Goodge, professor, Department of Geological Sciences, started a four year term in 2011 as Science Editor of the journal Lithosphere, published bi-monthly by the Geological Society of America (GSA). Lithosphere is a peer-reviewed journal in its third year of publication and is already becoming one of GSA's premier journals. Lithosphere focuses on processes that affect the crust, upper mantle, landscapes, and/or sedimentary systems at all spatial and temporal scales. The journal particularly welcomes, but is not limited to, submissions that document the feedback relationships among geomorphic, lithospheric, and upper mantle processes.

Ahmed Heikal, associate professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Adjunct), was an invited speaker at the Department of Chemistry for Gustavus Adolphus College. His seminar was entitled, "Specialized lipid domains: From model systems to functional biomembranes."

Heikal also co-authored an abstract at the 55th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting: "Dhanushka Wickramasinghe, Robert Bittman, and Ahmed Heikal. Partitioning and single-molecule diffusion dynamics of Bodipy-FTY720 in biomembranes." This contribution was presented by his student, Dhanushka Wickramasinghe, who is a MS candidate in the UMD Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.

Sergei Shipilov, the 3M William L. McKnight distinguished visiting professor, Department Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, was recently named a Fellow of NACE International (formerly the National Association of Corrosion Engineers). The Fellow designation is the highest honor that NACE confers upon members. The NACE recognized Shipilov for “for outstanding advances in the development of crack-growth characterization techniques usable in a variety of corrosive environments and their application to environment-induced cracking and related fracture phenomena.”

Natural Resources Research Institute

NRRI NEWS

Subhash Basak, Denise Mills, and Douglas Hawkins (UMN-TC) published the paper “Characterization of Dihydrofolate Reductases from Multiple Strains of Plasmodium falciparum using Mathematical Descriptors of their Inhibitors” in the international journal Chemistry and Biodiversity.

Ramanathan Natarajan (Polymers Private Ltd., Tamil Nadu, India) and Basak published the paper “Numerical Descriptors for the Characterization of Chiral Compounds and their Applications in Modeling Biological and Toxicological Activities” in the “Hot Topic” issue entitled Effect of Stereochemistry in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery of the international journal Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry.

George Hudak gave a presentation about earthquakes and earthquake waves to students and teachers at Edison Washburn Charter Middle School on Mar. 11, immediately following the earthquakes in Japan.

Ron Moen’s Canada Lynx research is featured in an in-depth article in this month’s issue of the DNR’s Conservation Volunteer.

Minnesota Sea Grant

SEA GRANT NEWS

Dale Bergeron, maritime extension educator, talked about the Duluth-Superior working waterfront on Northland NewsCenter’s Today Show on Sun., Apr. 3.

Bergeron was elected as vice-chair the Harbor Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC). HTAC addresses challenges and opportunities in the Duluth-Superior Harbor while promoting the harbor’s economic and environmental importance to the community.

John Bilotta, water resource management and policy extension educator, Cindy Hagley and Jesse Schomberg conducted two “Train-the-Trainer - Advanced Watershed Game Facilitator Forums” in March.

Bilotta presented, “Linking Land Use to Stormwater in Developing Communities - NEMO workshop with Government Training Service" in Brainerd, Minn. on Mar. 30.

Cindy Hagley, environmental quality extension educator, won a Len Anderson Environmental Stewardship Award from St. Louis River Alliance award for her leadership role in connecting teachers to the Great Lakes through COSEE.

Hagley moderated a discussion following the showing of "The Great Squeeze: Surviving the Human Project" offered by the UMD’s Office of Sustainability and Continuing Education on Mar. 24.

Douglas Jensen, aquatic invasive species program coordinator, gave a guest lecture on the Threats to Conservation: Aquatic Invasive Species at a course on Conservation Biology, offered by Gerry Niemi, UMD Biology Department and NRRI on Mar. 22.

Marte Kitson, aquatic invasive species specialist, presented "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!" materials at the Lakeview Christian Academy on Mar. 29.

Kitson’s article, "Aquatic Invasive Species – Spotlight on Spiny Waterflea (Bythotrephes longimanus)" will run in the April edition of the Moccasin Telegraph.

Jensen and Kitson, aquatic invasive species specialist, coordinated and helped DNR collaborators staffed the "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!" booth at the Northwest Sportshow in Minneapolis from Mar. 30-Apr. 3.

Sharon Moen, interim communications coordinator, had an article published in the Lake Superior Angler Magazine 2011 Fishing Annual. Moen’s article highlighted the work of UMD researchers Tom Hrabik and Allen Mensinger, and the photography of Jeff Gunderson, Minnesota Sea Grant’s director.

Jesse Schomberg, program leader and coastal communities specialist, was part of a unique on-air discussion about being a radio personality at KUMD as part of KUMD’s spring fundraising drive on Mar. 30.

The Sea Grant Files’ newest episodes, hosted by Schomberg, are online.

Medical School-Duluth

MEDICAL SCHOOL-DULUTH

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Pharmacy Department

PHARMACY NEWS

Jon Rumbley, assistant professor, presented “OATP1C1 is a brain barrier specific major facilitator superfamily-like endo- and xenobiotic transporter with promiscuous substrate preference,” which he co-authored with Joseph Schneider, Daniel Westholm, and Grant Anderson, associate professor, at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society held from Mar. 5-9 in Baltimore, Md.

Erin Sheets, associate professor, served as chair of the Membership Committee and was elected to the Nominating Committee at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society held from Mar. 5-9 in Baltimore, Md.

Debbie Sisson, assistant professor, and Ruth Westra, Medical School Duluth, presented "Rural Community Interprofessional Experience of Pharmacy and Medical Students" at the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians Research Forum at HealthPartners in Bloomington, Minn. on Apr. 2.

Michael Swanoski, assistant professor, presented “New drugs of 2010 (and early 2011)” at the Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists conference in Duluth, Minn. on Mar. 25.

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