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Art

ART EXHIBITS

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

"Working on the Homefront: Potlatch Royal Canadian Mounted Police Illustrations and World War II" features 20 paintings, four WW II posters and a selection of 1940s trade magazine ads, all focused around the regionally famous ad campaign of Northwest Paper / Potlatch Corporation. This exhibit will be on display through Sun., Sept. 4.

"Psychedelic Signatures" featuring 30 classic rock music posters from the collection of Andrew and Victoria Olson will be on display through Sun., Jan. 15, 2012.

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

Important Construction Information:
Due to construction, the Tweed will be accessible from the Tweed Courtyard by the Northern Shores Coffee Shop Patio through Aug. 26. For more information, visit UMD Construction: detours and updates.

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

The Tweed Museum of Art is hosting its Big Dig Clam & Lobster Bake at 6:30 pm on Fri. July 22 on the beach at Glensheen, the historic Congdon mansion. Proceeds from the event will go to area schools for transporting preschool and elementary students to the Tweed Museum which does not charge an entrance fee. The Big Dig is limited to 200 guests. Tickets are $150 per person or $1,200 for a table of eight. The public is welcome. Reservations can be made by calling Sandi Peterson at 218-726-7823 or emailing sgpeters@d.umn.edu.


Lectures/Workshops/Classes

BOULDER LAKE EVENTS

"Master Naturalist Volunteer Training" will be held Aug. 22-26 at the Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center.

For more information or to register, email John Geissler or call 218-721-3731.

PLANETARIUM

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium will be closed for renovations through Sept 1. No public or private shows will be scheduled during that time. For more information, visit Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium or call 218-726-7129.


Special Events


ALUMNI EVENT

All are invited to the annual UMD Night at the St. Paul Saints vs. Sioux City Explorers baseball game at Midway Stadium in St. Paul on Fri., July 22. A pre-game picnic at 5:30 pm in the Area C/Main Gate picnic area kicks off the event. The game starts at 7:05 pm. The ticket package price is $18 and includes a reserved game ticket and the picnic (hamburger or chicken meal with sides). Call the UMD Alumni Office at 866-726-7164 to order with credit card.

FILM ONLINE: VINCENT WHO?

View the documentary Vincent Who? online for free through Sat. July 23 at http://vincentwhomovie.com/.

In 1982, at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments, Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers who said, "it's because of you mother** that we're out of work." When the judge fined the killers only $3,000 and three years of probation, Asian Americans around the country galvanized to form a community and a movement. The documentary Vincent Who? features interviews with key players at the time, as well as a whole new generation of activists, and was the winner of the 2009 Media Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education.

For more information, contact Hli Vang, director, Asian/Pacific American Student Programs at vangh@d.umn.edu.

UMD AT THE STATE FAIR

Visit the UMD Booth in the Crossroads Building on Dan Patch Avenue at the Minnesota State Fair on Sat. Aug. 27. For more information, visit the UMD State Fair website. For additional information, contact Cheryl Reitan, interim director of public relations and marketing, at creitan@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8996.

Glensheen

GLENSHEEN EVENTS

The historic Congdon estate, Glensheen mansion, is open daily from 9 am to 5:30 pm through Oct. 24; first tour begins at 9:30 pm, and last tour begins at 4 pm.

Free special events are held each Wednesday evening in July. At 6 pm, Glensheen offers free garden tours. Meet in front of the gardener's cottage shortly before 6 pm and wear comfortable shoes. At 7 pm, the Jim Melde Big Band performs free Concerts by the Lake.

Croquet at the Congdon's is also offered from 6-8:30 pm on Wednesday evenings in July. Up to 16 people per round can play on Glensheen's bowling green. The cost is $7.50 per person.

The Glensheen Croquet Tournament will be held from 9 am-4 pm on Sat., Aug. 6. A champagne toast and awards ceremony will conclude the tournament. Couples and individuals are invited to participate. Cost is $75 per couple, $38 for individuals. To register, call 218-726-8910.

Festival of Fine Art and Craft will be held from 9 am-5 pm on Sat., Aug.13 and Sun., Aug. 14. The event is free, and there is a free shuttle bus from UMD's maroon lot B.

For more information, visit the Glensheen website, email Glensheen, or call 218-726-8910.

Other Events

UMD MARKET DAY

UMD Market Day in the Plaza, Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association (LSSFA) Farmers Market, will be held from 1:30-4:30 pm every Wed. through Sept. 28 in the Kirby Plaza Bus Hub.

For more information, visit UMD Market Day.


Campus News

Academic News

SHORT-TERM STUDY ABOARD PROGRAM PROPOSALS REQUESTED

Proposals from under-represented disciplines within study abroad and non-Western European destinations are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to programs open to students from a variety of academic disciplines.

The due date for proposals for May 2012 and 2012 Summer Session programs is September 1, 2011.

Information on program development guidelines (program leader handbook), program proposal form, and program time lines can be found online at: http://www.d.umn.edu/ieo/faculty/index.htm.

Contact Arianna Austin at aaustin@d.umn.edu with any questions or to schedule an appointment to discuss a program proposal.

Administration News


HELP WELCOME INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS


International Student Services (ISS) is looking for people who might be interested in temporarily or permanently housing a new international student. Some students will be arriving at the end of July, but most will be arriving in August. If you could help, or would like more information, please contact Amy, peer advisor at ISS, 218-726-6679 or admissa@d.umn.edu.

KUMD

Ralph "Kirk" Kersten was named Broadcaster of the Year by the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations (AMPERS) Kersten is chief engineer for KUMD 103.3FM and has been with KUMD for over 25 years.

KUMD 103.3FM celebrates art on Northland Morning, Aug. 8-12 with an artist interview every morning at 8 am. KUMD will also have a booth at the Glensheen Festival of Fine Art and Craft, Sat., Aug. 13 and Sun., Aug. 14.

RECREATIONAL SPORTS OUTDOOR PROGRAM

The Rec Sports Outdoor Program Rental Center is open for summer outdoor gear rental from 10 am-5 pm on Mondays & Fridays and 4-7 pm on Thursdays.

Some of the items available for rental are sea kayaks, canoes, stand-up-paddleboards, miscellaneous camping gear (sleeping bags, tents, sleeping pads, camp cooking gear...), rain gear, fishing gear, canoe trailer, and much more.

For more information, visit the Rec Sports website or stop by the Rental Center in 154 SpHC.

UMD STORES

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UMD Stores has promotions and events year round.

 

Faculty and Staff News

Academic

NEWS FROM FACULTY AND STAFF

David Bowen, associate professor, Department of Art and Design, will have his work tele-present wind included in Tracing Home, a group exhibition at the 2011 Siggraph Conference in Vancouver. tele-present wind is a kinetic installation that draws information from the intensity and direction of the wind in a given location. A sensor device attached to a natural object in an outdoor location detects the wind. The gathered information is then transferred to a collective of similar objects installed in a remote gallery space resulting in the simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of the air from a distant location. The sensor for this piece will be installed on the roof of the Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab on campus. Therefore the movement of the wind in Duluth will be recreated in Vancouver.

Bowen's works growth rendering device, remote sonar drawing device, and growth modeling device are featured in A Touch of Code: Interactive Installations and Experiences, a book highlighting artists and designers who create compelling atmospheres and interactive experiences by merging hardware and software. Published by Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin. http://www.dwbowen.com/press/touchOcode_bowen.pdf

Bowen's large scale work tele-present water was included in Alternative Now: The 14th Media Art Biennale Wroclaw, Poland where it received one of three ex aequo best in show awards. tele-present water is a kinetic work that draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. Wave data is collected in real-time from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data buoy station 46246 - Ocean Station PAPA (166) (49°59'7" N 145°5'20" W) on the Pacific Ocean. The wave intensity and frequency is scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure resulting in a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from this distant location. http://wro2011.wrocenter.pl/site/en.

Sunshine Carter, assistant librarian, UMD Library, presented “UStat: How to use it and what it can do for you” at the Ex Libris Users of North America 2011 meeting in Milwaukee, Wis. in May.

Cindy Hale, research associate, Natural Resources Research Institute, and Jeff Hall of Clover Valley Farms will host a field day at Clover Valley Farms, 6534 Homestead Road, Duluth, Minn., in cooperation with the Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Associations' Farm Beginnings Program from 12-3 pm on Wed., July 27. They will provide tours of their farm and information about their farm research project "Comparing the pasture restoration potential and financial viability of Cornish Cross vs. Red Broilers, in combination with heritage pastured hogs, for a small pastured poultry operation in NE Minnesota." For more information, contact clovervalleyfarms@gmail.com.

John Hiller, professor, and Sophia Chabysheva, research fellow, both from the Department of Physics, contributed to talks at the American Physical Society April meeting in Garden Grove, Calif. on May 1. Hiller spoke on "A light-front coupled cluster method for quantum field theories" and Chabysheva on "Application of a light-front coupled-cluster method." Hiller also gave an invited talk on "A light-front coupled cluster method" at the Light-Cone 2011 workshop in Dallas, Tex. on May 24. At the same workshop, Chabysheva presented a poster on "Application of a light-front coupled-cluster method."

Tom Isbell, professor, Department of Theatre, and his wife, Pat Isbell, will be performing the two-person play Love Letters at the Yellow Tree Theatre in Osseo, Minn. from July 15-31. They have performed the play twice before at UMD as a scholarship fundraiser and will bring the play to Yellow Tree, which was founded by two UMD theatre alumni: the husband and wife team of Jason Peterson and Jessica Lind.

Susan Naramore Maher, dean, College of Liberal Arts, had her article “Literary Cartography of the Great Plains” published in A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West, edited by Nicolas Witsch, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, 98-114.

Ron Marchese, professor, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, took 17 students to Greece in May. This was the ninth year he has led this program. Marchese traveled to Istanbul under an Imagine grant where he and his colleague, Marlene Breu (professor, Textile and Apparel Studies, Western Michigan University), were interviewed about their work by the Armenian language newspaper Agos. Marchese and Breu traveled to Yerevan, Armenia, where their research has focused on the collection of sacred objects from the Armenian Orthodox/Apostolic Church. Their first volume, Splendor and Pageantry, was published in 2010. Their second volume, Treasures of Faith, is being prepared for publication in both English and Turkish. In Yerevan, Marchese and Breu addressed the Armenian National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Oriental Studies, and the Public Council, Armenia. They also had an audience with His Holiness Katholicos Karekin II, supreme patriarch of the Armenian Orthodox /Apostolic Church, where they presented him with copies of their work. In the coming academic year, Marchese will be lecturing throughout the United States.

Ted Pedersen, professor, Department of Computer Science, presented a demonstration of the Ngram Statistics Package with Saiyam Kohli (MS 2006) and Ying Liu (post doc, UMTC) at the ACL-HLT 2011 workshop on Multi-Word Expressions on June 23 in Portland, Ore. Pedersen also presented the paper "Identifying Collocations to Measure Compositionality: Shared Task System Description" at the ACL-HLT 2011 workshop on Distributional Semantics and Compositionality on June 24 in Portland, Ore.

 

NEWS FROM FACULTY EMERITI

James Fetzer, McKnight Professor Emeritus at UMD, will present a public lecture, "Are wars in Iraq and Afghanistan justified by 9/11?" at 7 pm on Wed., July 20 in UMD's Bohannan 90. Doors open at 6 pm. A question period will follow his presentation.

Natural Resources Research Institute

NRRI NEWS

Matt Aro gave an invited talk titled “Energy-Efficient and Green Fire-Rated Components for the Manufacture of Doors” at the Window and Door Manufacturers Association 13th Technical Meeting in Grand Rapids, Mich., June 20-22.

Lucinda Johnson gave a presidential address titled “Benefits and Challenges of Using Multiple Approaches and Multiple Scales for Answering Complex Questions” at the North American Benthological Society held in Providence, R.I. from May 22 - 26. Johnson ended her tenure as president of the Society during which the organization voted to change its name to Society for Freshwater Science.

NRRI staff gave the following presentations at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists held in Minneapolis on July 8:
1) Lucinda Johnson, “Multiscale Approaches for Quantifying Effects of Multiple Stressors in Aquatic Ecosystems,” with authors Jennifer Olker, Patrick Schoff, Glenn Guntenspergen (U.S. Geological Survey), Cathy Johnson (U.S. Forest Service), Anna Rohweder Wagner (USDA North Central Agricultural Research Lab), Jason Rohr (University of So. Florida) and Val Beasley (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).
2) Jennifer Olker, “Development, size and gonadal endpoints differ in two native frog species exposed to atrazine and accelerated pond-drying” with authors Lucinda Johnson, Patrick Schoff, and Rodney Johnson (EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division).

Tom Levar presented a webinar for members of the Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative titled “A Scientist’s Spicy Potion Deters Deer” on June 21.

Minnesota Sea Grant

SEA GRANT NEWS

Enter the fish recipe contest by Aug. 22. For more information, visit http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/fisheries/recipecontest.

The Stop Aquatic Hitchhiker! campaign to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species has received attention from radio, television, and print media throughout Minnesota. Sea Grant’s extension agents have been at many summer events including Lake Superior Day, Kids’ Fishing Day, and the Lake Superior Watershed Festival. The extra campaign efforts are supported by a grant from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, led by Minnesota.

Dale Bergeron and Sharon Moen received the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network’s Outstanding Project Award for their work in support of the Great Lakes Ballast Water Collaborative over the last two years. Bergeron, a maritime extension educator, helped organize and facilitate four Collaborative meetings, while Moen, a science writer, prepared reports documenting three of those meetings.

Moen and Chris Benson, graphic designer, received an APEX 2011 Award for Publication Excellence for creating materials for Sea Grant’s 2011 site review.

Cindy Hagley, environmental quality extension educator, was awarded the 2011 U.S. Adult Individual Award by the Lake Superior Binational Forum’s Environmental Stewardship Awards Program. The judges recognized Hagley for ongoing and exemplary work with the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) Great Lakes program to address the need for better Great Lakes science in K-12 classrooms.

Doug Jensen, aquatic invasive species program coordinator, earned the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network’s Mid-Career Award for an impressive record of regional and national collaborations that have raised public awareness and money to combat the spread of species like purple loosestrife, zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil, and spiny waterfleas across the nation, and particularly across Minnesota.

Minnesota Sea Grant along with the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network earned the 2011 Dairyland Surf Classic Award for their work in delivering information about the rip currents that can form along Great Lakes shorelines. The Dairyland Surf Classic, held in Sheboygan, Wis., is the world’s largest freshwater surfing event.

The Shipboard and Shoreline Science Workshop starts on July 20 and runs through July 27. Follow the research/educator expedition through several avenues … a web presence; a blog; and Twitter. Send questions to the expedition's educators and scientists through the MAILBAG feature on the lakesci11 web page or through Twitter using the hashtag LakeSci11.

Medical School-Duluth

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Pharmacy Department

PHARMACY NEWS

Grant Anderson, associate professor and director of graduate studies, recently served on two NIH study sections: Innovative Bioavailable Assays for Remediation (a special review panel) and Developmental Biology (a standing review panel).

Dawn Carlson, assistant professor and associate director of experiential education, and Paul Olson, MD, will present “Retrospective Meta-Analysis to Assess the Benefit of Adjunctive Pharmacotherapy in Patients Undergoing Medial Nerve Branch Neurolysis” at the 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Spine Intervention Society in Chicago, Ill., on Aug. 10. This original research is one of eight podium presentations selected by ISIS from the international submissions.

Anika Hartz, assistant professor, and Bjoern Bauer, assistant professor, attended the 9th International Cerebrovascular Biology Meeting in Leiden, Netherlands, on June 21-25. Hartz gave an invited presentation “Blood-Brain Barrier P-glycoprotein: A New Target in Alzheimer’s Disease?” and Bauer presented a poster by the same title (authors: Anika M.S. Hartz, David S. Miller, Björn Bauer). Bauer presented a second poster titled “BCRP and P-gp in Brain Cancer: Two Gatekeepers Team Up” by Anika M.S. Hartz, Emily K. Madole, Sagar Agarwal, William F. Elmquist, Björn Bauer.

Jon Rumbley, assistant professor, was the keynote speaker at a local section meeting of the American Chemical Society held May 9. He presented “A Biochemists/Biophysicists Approach to Studying Pharmacology: Methods Applied to Organic Anion Transporting Polypeptides (Oatps) and Results Returned.”

Rumbley also presented "Thyroid Hormone Analog and Endo- and Xenobiotic Substrate Preference of High Affinity Thyroxine Transporter Oatp1c1" at the 93rd Annual Endocrine Society Meeting held June 4-7, in Boston, Mass. (co-authors: Joseph Schneider, Daniel Westholm, Grant Anderson).

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