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Art


ART EXHIBITS

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.

The UMD Faculty Art Exhibit will be on display through Sun. Mar. 4, 2012.

Clay + Print, works by Paul Andrew Wandless, will be on display from Tues., Nov. 8 through Sun., Jan. 8, 2012. Wandless will give a lecture, as part of the Department of Art & Design Visual Lecture series, on Tues., Nov. 29 at 6 pm in MonH 70. For more information about the Visual Lecture series, contact the Department of Art and Design or call 218-726-8225.

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

Student shows will be featured throughout the year: Niki Burger and Tiffany Quade from Nov. 1-6, Andy Lindberg (online) from Nov. 1-6, Aleah Niemczyk and Maria Peterson from Nov. 8-13, Char Aaseng from Nov. 15-27, Eric Stykel from Nov. 29-Dec. 4, and Matt Olin from Dec. 6-11.

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


Music


CONCERTS AND EVENTS

The Jazz Scholarship Concert, with the Jazz Ensembles and Big Time Jazz Orchestra, will perform on Wed., Nov. 2 at 7:30 pm in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

The Senior High Honor Band, conducted by guest composer John Mackey, will perform on Fri., Nov. 4 at 7 pm.

The Senior High Honor Bands Concert, featuring the Maroon Band and the Gold Band, will perform on Sat., Nov. 5 at 4 pm in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform on Sun., Nov. 6 at 3 pm.

A faculty artist recital featuring Theodore A. Schoen, clarinet, and Tracy Lipke-Perry, piano, will be held on Mon., Nov. 7 at 7:30 pm.

"Mozart's Women and Cosi Fan Tutte," a pre-performance event with Dr. Regina Zona and UMD opera singers will be held on Thurs., Nov. 10 at 6:30 pm in the Tweed Museum of Art. The ticket price includes the lecture, hors d'oeuvres, valet parking, and a ticket to the opera. Tickets are $50 per person.

The comic opera Cosi Fan Tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, directed by Regina Zona and conducted by Jean R. Perrault, will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 10; Fri., Nov. 11; and Sat., Nov. 12. All performances are at 7:30 pm.

The Brass Chamber Recital, conducted by Tom Pfotenhauer, will be held on Sun., Nov. 13 at 3 pm.

The Jazz Combos Concert will be held on Tues., Nov. 15 at 7:30 pm.

An Ovation Guest Artist Series Concert with Timothy Eddy, cello, and Gilbert Kalish, piano, will be held on Thurs., Nov. 17 at 7:30 pm.

A faculty artist recital featuring Tom Pfotenhauer, trumpet, and Gene Koshinski, percussion, will be held on Sun., Nov. 20 at 7:30 pm.

Guitar ensembles will be performed on Mon., Nov. 22 at 7:30 pm.

The Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Gene Koshinski, will be perform on Tues., Nov. 22 at 7:30 pm.

All events will be held in the Weber Music Hall, unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit the Department of Music website or call 218-726-8561.


Theatre


THEATRE EVENTS

Target Behavior by Caity Shea Violette will be performed on Dec. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 pm and Dec. 4 at 2 pm at the Dudley Experimental Theatre, Marshall Performing Arts Center.

For information, call the UMD Box Office at 218-726-8561 or see the Department of Theatre website.

Athletics

BASKETBALL-MEN'S

The UMD Men's Basketball team will play Wisconsin-Superior on Tues., Nov. 22 at 8pm. This game will be played in the Romano Gymnasium.

BASKETBALL-WOMEN'S

The UMD Women's Basketball team will play Wisconsin-Superior on Tues., Nov. 22 at 6pm. This game will be played in the Romano Gymnasium.

FOOTBALL

The UMD Football team will play Minnesota- Crookston on Sat., Nov. 5 at 1 pm and Minnesota State Mankato on Sat., Nov. 12 at 1 pm. Games will be played in Malosky Stadium.

HOCKEY-MEN'S

The UMD Men's Hockey team will play Alaska Anchorage on Fri., Nov. 11 and Sat., Nov. 12 at 7:07 pm. They will play Minnesota State-Mankato on Fri., Nov. 18 at 7:37 pm and Sat., Nov. 19. at 7:07 pm. Games will be played at Amsoil Area.

HOCKEY-WOMEN'S

The UMD Women's Hockey team will play Bemidji State on Sat. Nov. 19 at 3:07 pm and Sun. Nov. 20 at 3:07 pm. Games will be played at Amsoil Area.

VOLLEYBALL

The UMD Volleyball team will play Southwest Minnesota State on Fri., Nov. 11 at 7 pm, and Minnesota State-Mankato on Sat., Nov. 12 at 4 pm. Games will be played in the Romano Gymnasium.

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


Lectures/Workshops/Classes

ALWORTH EVENTS

International Lectures
"Why Obama Won the Peace Prize: Legitimacy in the International System" by Mary Durfee, associate professor, Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University, will be presented on Wed., Nov. 2 at 7 pm in the Library Rotunda.

"Revisiting Politics in the United Kingdom: Evaluating the Work of the Coalition Government" by William Henderson, Alworth Institute International Associate, will be presented on Wed., Nov. 30 at 7 pm in the Library Rotunda.

International Brown Bag Lunch Lectures
"Photos and Stories about South African Women Wilderness" by Helen Morgan-Rallis, associate professor, UMD Department of Education will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 3 at noon in the Library Rotunda.

"Mobility: Access, Sustainability, Nature-based Outdoor Recreation and Geo-tourism – Stories from Scandinavia" by Tom Beery, assistant professor, UMD Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 10 at noon in the Library Rotunda.

"Visions of India" by Ellen Vaagen, recipient of the 2010 Alworth Institute Study Abroad scholarship,and UMD Anthropology and Environmental Studies student, will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 17 at noon in the Library Rotunda.

Alworth Special Events

The Alworth Institute International Reading Group presents a discussion of the book Istanbul: Memories and the City by Noble Prize winner Orhan Pamuk on Thurs., Nov. 3 at 7 pm in KSC 311. This book group is open to all and meets three times throughout 2011-2012. New members are welcome at any time. Selections for spring 2012 are The Wall Jumper by Peter Schneider, After the Wall by Jana Hensel and The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care by T.R. Reid.

International Education Week: The UNESCO World Heritage Sites Photo Identification Contest will be held on the first floor of Cina Hall from Nov. 14-18. Entry forms are available at the Alworth Institute office 109 Cina Hall. Prizes will be awarded.

A St. Andrews's Night Celebration , presented by William Henderson, an Alworth Institute International Associate, will be held on Tues., Nov. 29 at 6 pm in the Kirby Student Center.

For more information, contact the Alworth Institute or call 218-726-7493.


PLANETARIUM

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium offers free public shows every Wed. and Fri. evening at 7 pm. The Planetarium presents the following: "Stargazing" on Nov. 2 and 4 at 7 pm, "Black Holes" on Nov. 9 at 7 pm, "Relativity" on Nov. 11 and 16 at 7 pm, "Bad Science in Sci-Fi" on Nov. 18 and 23 at 7 pm, and "Evolution of the Sky" Nov. 25 and Nov. 30 at 7 pm. Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more.

The Planetarium gift shop is now open on Wed. and Fri. from 3-8 pm. They offer educational gifts and toys, astronomy books, binoculars, small telescopes, glow-in-the-dark t-shirts, fleece jackets, coffee mugs, water bottles, Astronaut Ice Cream (freeze dried), and much more.


DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES EVENTS

The lecture "Biogeochemical records of past climate change from large tropical lakes" by Jim Russell, associate professor and director of research, Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University, will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 3 at 3:30 pm.

The lecture "How Slow Can Life Go? Lessons from Subseafloor Life" by Steve D'Hondt, professor of Oceanography, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Distinguished Lecturer, will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 10 at 3:30 pm.

The lecture "Metamorphic and oceanic core complexes" by Christian Teyssier, professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 17 at 3:30 pm.

All lectures are held in LSci 175, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the Department of Geological Sciences.


RECREATIONAL SPORTS OUTDOOR PROGRAM

RSOP is offering the following events: "Build Your Own Snowshoes" on Thurs., Nov. 3 from 6-9 pm, T-Shirt Grocery Bags on Wed., Nov. 9 from 5-7 pm, Canoe Paddle Making on Mon., Nov. 28 from 6-9 pm, and Wax Clinic on Wed., Nov. 30 from 6-8 pm

For more info and registration, visit RSOP.


OFFICE OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT EVENTS

A webinar, "Inquiry into Service-Learning: From Learning Outcomes to Dissemination", by David M. Donahue, Associate Professor of Education at Mills College in Oakland, California and Jennifer M. Pigza, chair of the graduate program in leadership for social justice and the associate director of the Catholic Institute for Lasallian Social Action at Saint Mary's College of California, will be presented on Fri., Nov. 4 at 1 pm in EduE 142.

The film Waiting for Superman will be shown on Tues., Nov. 15 at 4 pm in LSci 175.

For more information, visit the Office of Civic Engagement website.


DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

A lecture by Minh Nguyen, DEA forensic chemist, will be presented on Fri., Nov. 4 from 3-4 pm.

A lecture by Joe Johnson, UMD Chemistry & Biochemistry, will be presented on Fri., Nov. 11 from 3-4 pm.

A lecture by Donald Poe, UMD Chemistry & Biochemistry, will be presented on Fri., Nov. 18 from 3-4 pm.

All lectures are held in LSci 175, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.


DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY SEMINARS

A lecture "Zebrafish as a model for human developmental eye defects" by Lisa Shimmenti will be presented on Fri., Nov. 4 at 3:15 pm.

A lecture "Regulation of Morphogenesis and ciracidan cycling in the developing zebrafish" brain by Jennifer Liang, assistant professor, Department of Biology, will be presented on Fri., Nov. 11 at 3:15 pm.

A lecture by Grant Anderson will be presented on Fri., Nov. 18 at 3:15 pm.

All lectures are held in LSci 185, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the Department of Biology.


MULTICULTURAL EVENTS

The film The West: Stories of the Native American, sponsored by Office of Cultural Diversity and the Diversity Commission, will be shown on Tues., Nov. 8 at noon in KSC 273.

The BRAINSTORMS Art Show reception, sponsored by Access of All and the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, will be held on Tues., Nov. 8, at 4:30 pm in KSC 268. The art show will be on display from Mon., Nov. 7 through Wed., Nov. 30 in the Multicultural Center.

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Natural Birth Options presented by Teri Kesti of Northland Birth Center, sponsored by the Women’s Resource & Action Center, will be held on Wed., Nov. 9 at noon in KSC 268.

The film Armadillo Danish, sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement, will be shown on Thurs., Nov. 10 at 6 pm in MonH 70.

The play Land of Plenty: How did you come to be here? will be performed on Fri. Nov. 11 and Sat., Nov. 12 at 7 pm at Marshall Performing Arts Center. To purchase tickets, visit Brown Paper Tickets or call 1-800-838-3006. This event is sponsored by Diversity Commission, School of Fine Arts, Commission on Women, Office of Cultural Diversity, The Echoes of Peace Choir College of Liberal Arts, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, Labovitz School of Business & Economics, College of Education and Human Services Professions, Department of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Life, and Office of Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

The International Taste of UMD, sponsored by the International Club, will be held on Sat., Nov. 12 at 1 pm at Hope United Methodist Church, 301 West St. Marie.

Salsa Dance, sponsored by Latino-Chicano Student Association, will be held Sat., Nov. 12 at 7 pm in the Kirby Rafters.

The film In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee, sponsored by the Office of Cultural Diversity and the Diversity Commission, will be shown on Tues., Nov. 15 at noon in KSC 273.

A self defense workshop presented by Chris Correla of North Shore Taekwondo will be held on Tues., Nov. 15 and 17 at 3:30 pm in SpHC150A. Contact the UMD Women’s Resource and Action Center for information at 218-726-6292.

Brown Bag: Sexual Assault: It’s Not Your Fault, presented by Em Westerlund of Program to Aid Victims of Sexual Assault, and sponsored by Women’s Resource & Action Center, will be held on Wed., Nov. 16 at noon in KSC 268.

The Annual Asian Cultural Show: “How We Came to Be Here,” hosted by UMD’s Asian Pacific American Student Association and sponsored by Asian Pacific American Association, will be held on Sat., Nov. 19 at 6:30 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. For more information, contact Hli Vang or call 218-726-6335.

A film, sponsored by the Office of Cultural Diversity Commission, will be shown on Tues., Nov. 22 at noon in KSC 273.

International Day to End Violence Against Women, sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, will be held on Mon., Nov. 28 all day in the Kirby Student Center.

The film The New Americans, sponsored by the Office of Cultural Diversity and the Diversity Commission, will be shown on Tues., Nov. 29 at noon in KSC 273.

The lecture "A Closer Look: Epilepsy," sponsored by Access for All, will be held on Tues., Nov. 29 at 3 pm in the Garden Room.

Brown Bag: Human Trafficking, presented by Shunu Shrestha of Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault and sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, will held on Wed., Nov. 30 at noon in KSC 268.

For more information, contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward.


KIRBY LEADERSHIP EVENTS

"Educating the Community about End of Life Issues," presented by Dayle Peterson and Theresa Grosser, and sponsored by the University for Seniors, will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 10 at 4 pm in Kirby 268.

"Get Going Now: Don't Wait for Opportunity to Find You", presented by Corbin Smyth director, Kirby Student Center, will be presented on Wed., Nov. 16 at 4 pm in Kirby 268.

"A Moral Issue 'as Old as the Scriptures': John F. Kennedy and Civil Rights", presented by Professor Emeritus Niel Storch, and sponsored by the University for Seniors, will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 17 at 4 pm in Kirby 268.

For more information, visit the Kirby Leadership Institute website.


VISUAL LECTURE SERIES

Paul Wandless, artist, will give a lecture on Tues., Nov. 29 at 6 pm in MonH 70.

For more information, contact the Department of Art and Design or call 218-726-8225.


SPECIAL EVENTS


INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION EVENTS

Study Abroad 101 is held every Wed. during fall semester at noon in EduE 50. It is a weekly open information session for students to learn the basics of study abroad at UMD. This session guide students on how to find affordable study abroad and other international opportunities that will work for their budget, academic, and personal goals.

For more information, visit IEO events or stop by Kirby Plaza 138.


UMD NETWORKING NIGHT

Staff, faculty, junior and senior students are invited to UMD Networking Night on Wed., Nov. 9 at the Zeitgeist Atrium 222 East Superior Street. RSVP by Mon., Nov. 7 to UMD Alumni Relations or by calling the alumni office at 218-726-7164. Email should include name, title, department, and business phone number and/or email address. Networking Night is sponsored by the UMD Alumni Association and Liberty Mutual Insurance.


HOW DID YOU COME TO BE HERE?

Chancellor Lendley C. (Lynn) Black and the Diversity Commission invite students, faculty and staff to participate in the 2011-2012 campus project How Did You Come To Be Here? The entire UMD community is encouraged to share their story on a special website; watch “The Danger of a Single Story”; Read, watch, study general curriculum integration resources and resources specific to the theme; and find inspiration in the various bulletin boards, posters, presentations and campus-wide discussions this fall and spring.

Attend a performance of Pastures of Plenty: How did you come to be here? on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 at 7 pm in Marshall Performing Arts Center. To purchase tickets, visit Brown Paper Tickets or call 1-800-838-3006.


GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) DAY

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day: “GIS in Your Community” will be held on Thurs., Nov. 17 from 1-5 pm in the Kirby Rafters. The event is open to all students, faculty, schools, and the community at large. Over twenty regional organizations will display maps and hold demonstrations on how geographic information systems technology is used in the community.

This event is a collaborative project between UMD Geographic Information Sciences Lab and the Northern Minnesota GIS Users Group. Funding was provided by the MN GIS/LIS Consortium, College of Liberal Arts, and Geographic Information Science Laboratory. For more information, please contact Stacey L. Stark, GISL director or call 218-726-7438.


GERMAN STUDIES EVENT

The film, On The Edge Of Heaven, by Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin will be shown at Zeitgeist Zinema on Sun., Nov. 20 at 5 pm. An introduction and discussion will be given by German Studies faculty. For more information, contact Gesa Zinn, associate professor, German Studies, at 218-726-8990.


CENTER FOR GENOCIDE, HOLOCAUST AND HUMAN RIGHTS EVENT

“A Tribute to Jack and Rochelle: Creating a Record of Holocaust Survival" will be presented by Lawrence Sutton at 3:30 pm on Thurs., Dec.1 in MonH 80. Sutton is a Minnesota author and the son of Holocaust survivors. Lawrence Sutin and his parents, Jack and Rochelle Sutin, wrote Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance. A reception and book-signing follows the presentation in the lobby of the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Genocide, Holocaust and Human Rights and co-sponsored by the Alworth Institute. For information contact, Associate Professor Alexis Pogorelskin, Department of History or call 218-726-7548.


Glensheen


GLENSHEEN EVENTS

The historic Congdon estate, Glensheen mansion, site is open on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm; first tour begins at 10 am, and last tour begins at 3 pm. Weekday tours are available upon request, based on availability.

Glensheen had 2,672 people attend the Jack O'Lantern Spooktacular and hope to make it an annual Halloween event.

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


Other Events - Faculty and Staff


HEALTH SERVICES EVENTS

Flu clinics will be held on Wed., Nov. 2 from 10 am-2:30 pm at the Employee Benefits Fair (see below) in the Garden Room. Flu shots will be offered to UMD students free of charge with presentation of a valid student I.D. The vaccination is covered under the UPlans for staff and faculty. Staff and faculty are asked to bring their insurance cards and I.D. The flu clinics are coordinated by UMD Health Services, the College of Pharmacy, and QuickCare.

For more information, visit the Health Services website.


UMD BENEFITS AND HEALTH FAIR

The UMD Benefits and Health Fair will be held on Wed., Nov. 2 from 10-2:30 pm in Kirby Ballroom. Employees can talk to the medical and dental plan representatives about plan options, visit with retirement plan, disability, and life insurance representatives, and participate in health promotion opportunities. Open Enrollment runs Nov. 1-30.

For more information, visit the Benefits and Health Fair website.


IDS EVENTS

The workshop "Velcro Learning" will be held on Tues., Nov. 8 from 9-10:30 am. All sessions meet in KSC 268.

The workshop "Fostering Critical Thinking" will be held on Mon., Nov. 21 from 12-1 pm. All sessions meet in the KSC 268.

Register with Jason Ellis or call 218-726-6214. 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 - MPAC 154 "Cloud Computing" by Bruce Reeves and Amanda Evans on Nov. 8, and "Seeing Your Screen" by Mark Paulson on Nov. 15.

Sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, contact ITSS.


TECH TALK PLUS

Tech Talk Plus will be held on Fri., Nov. 11 from noon-1pm in EduE 142. Tech Talk Plus offers a forum for faculty from all disciplines to come together over lunch and discuss uses and abuses of educational technology. RSVP to Leane Rutherford or call 218-726-6207.

For information on Tech Talk Plus events, visit Instructional Development Services.



JUST US

The workshop "Walking the Tightrope: Ally or Champion" will be held on Fri. Nov. 18 from 8:30-10 am. All sessions meet in EduE 142.

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 more information, contact Leane Rutherford or call 218-726-6207.


Campus News

Academic News

UMD RECEIVES FEDERAL MINING CLUSTER GRANT

UMD's Center for Economic Development and Natural Resources Research Institute will receive a portion of a $1.9 million federal Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge to boost jobs and spur businesses in the mining industry, one of the state's most important industries. Read the UMD Homepage article.


SKYWALK COLLABORATION

In collaboration with the City of Duluth and UMD Department of Art and Design, student work will be featured in the display cases at the Radisson Skywalk entrance, located by the Peace Fountain. The exhibitions will rotate between departmental areas. For more information, contact James Klueg at 218-726-7527.


CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The UMD Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) invites faculty and instructors to present their work during a concurrent session or a poster session at the 2012 Lake Superior Service-Learning Conference to be held Mar. 29-30, 2012 at UMD. The theme of the 2012 conference is Creating Sustainable Partnerships through Service-Learning. The new deadline for submitting a proposal to present a concurrent session or a poster session is Fri., Nov. 14. For more information, visit the OCE website or call Michelle Hargrave at 218-726-7125.

The Office for Public Engagement (OPE) seeks proposals for the Engaged Department Grant Program which supports departmental or academic program teams that wish to develop or strengthen research­-focused or teaching-focused university/community engagement initiatives for faculty and/or students. The purpose of this initiative is to advance the institutionalization of public engagement at the University of Minnesota by furthering the integration of public engagement into the programmatic features of academic departments. Request for proposals are available on the OPE website. Proposals are due by 5 pm on Fri., Dec. 9, 2011. For more information, contact Kate Kent.


Administration News

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SNOW AND ICE CONTROL GOALS

UMD Facilities Management is committed to doing the best job possible to clear snow as quickly as resources will allow. It is their goal to do the most effective job of snow and ice control possible and to provide adequate access to and safe exit from the campus. Visit the Facilities Management web page for more information and a map of priority campus entrances.


UMD CAMPUS DIRECTORY

The UMD Campus Directory is available on the first floor of Kirby Student Center between the Kirby info desk and UMD stores. For information about the UMD Campus Directory, contact Cheryl Reitan.


KUMD

Listen to Northland Morning weekdays from 6-9 am for a mix of music, news, features, and local interviews.

World Café offers an eclectic mix of contemporary music and live performances and interviews weekday afternoons from 3-5 pm.

For a complete list of programming, visit KUMD.


UMD STORES

UMD Stores has promotions and events year round. Visit UMD Stores for hours and merchandise information.


Faculty and Staff News

Academic News

J. Moe Benda, director, Iron Range Graduate Engineering Education Program and instructor, Department of Chemical Engineering, has been elected to the board of directors for the Laurentian Chamber of Commerce (Virginia, Eveleth, Gilbert Area) to serve a three-year term.

Clay Carter
, associate professor, Department of Biology, presented an invited talk entitled "A role for auxin and PIN6 in the regulation of quantitative nectar secretion in the Brassicaceae" at the International Botanical Congress 2011 in Melbourne, Australia on July 29, 2011.

Jill Doerfler, assistant professor, Department of American Indian Studies, presented "(Re)Defining Citizenship Requirements in the Twenty-first Century: A Case Study of the White Earth Nation" at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association on Oct. 21. She will also present "Manoomin: Research and Responsibility" with White Earth Tribal Chairwoman Dr. Erma Vizenor and Dr. Craig Hassel (U of M, CFANS) at the American Indian Science and Engineering Society Conference on Nov. 10.

Julie Etterson
, associate professor, Department of Biology, and her four-year seed banking project was highlighted in the Sept. 23 issue of Science magazine. Project Baseline, a living plant genome reserve for the study of evolution was recently awarded a $1.199 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Dalibor Froncek, professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, presented a keynote lecture “Group distance magic labelings” at the 25th Midwestern Conference on Combinatorics, Cryptography, and Computing, held Oct. 20-21, 2011 at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Karen Gran
, assistant professor, Department of Geological Sciences, is co-author on a paper recently published in Environmental Science & Technology entitled "Large shift in source of fine sediment in the Upper Mississippi River." This paper was highlighted as an Editor's Choice selection in the current issue of the journal Science.

Randel Hanson, assistant professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, was recently nominated for participation in a session at the Salzburg Global Seminar, Transforming Agricultural Development and Production in Africa: Closing Gender Gaps and Empowering Rural Women in Policy and Practice, to be held in Salzburg, Austria, Nov. 13-17, 2011. Hanson was nominated based on his work with the Sustainable Agriculture Project at the UMD farm and in the community related to infrastructure development of small scale agricultural systems.

Robert Hofmann, senior development officer, School of Fine Arts, recently directed his sixth Living Literature production, The Legend of Sleepy Hallow, at Glensheen. The piece was performed by UMD Theatre students and community actors. Following the production, Ann Torkelson, instructor, UMD Writing Studies, presented a lecture on Legend of Sleepy Hallow author Washington Irving. Previous Living Literature offerings include The Tell-Tale Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher, and The Gift of the Magi among other classic titles.

Adam Meyer, development officer, College of Liberal Arts, presented the lecture "Reconciliation: What Can We Learn from Africa?" on Wed., Oct 26 as part of the Kirby Leadership Institute's Emerging Leaders Workshop. The event was sponsored by UMD's University for Seniors.

Jim Miller, associate professor, Department of Geological Sciences, organized a day-long topical session on the Geology and Mineral Deposits of the Midcontinental Rift at the 2011 Geological Society of America conference held Oct. 9-12 in Minneapolis, Minn. Miller, along with three of his recent MS graduates (Brian Goldner, Dan Foley, and Dan Cervin) all presented talks at the session. In addition, Miller served as chairman of the field trip committee for the conference, where 44 trips were offered, as well as editor for and contributor to the 544-page conference field guidebook.

John Pastor, professor, Department of Biology and Angela Sharp, instructor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, recently published a paper on a model of chronic wasting disease in deer populations (Ecological Applications 21: 1024–1030, 2011). The model shows that the disease persists and destabilizes deer populations as carrying capacity increases. Sharp and Pastor are now researching how hunting can be used to control the disease.

Marian S. Stachowicz, professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Lise B. Kofoed, professor and head, Medialogy Section, Aalborg University, Denmark, presented a paper “Problem Based Learning Principles For Projects With Soft Evaluation” during the ASEE North Midwest Section Meeting, Minn., Oct. 15, 2011.

Tina Thielen-Gaffey, assistant professor, Department of Music, sang on the Irish equivalent of the "Tonight Show" on Sept. 9 to promote a concert commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9/11 in Dublin. She presented a solo with the ensemble Enchiriadis Treisin.


Natural Resources Research Institute News

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Minnesota Sea Grant News

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Large Lakes Observatory News

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Medical School-Duluth News

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Pharmacy Department News

Grant W. Anderson, associate professor, attended a small faculty lunch on Sept. 30 hosted by U of M President Eric Kaler at the Campus Club on the Twin Cities campus. Kaler is hosting a series of these lunches for the purpose of engaging faculty.

Michelle Johnson-Jennings, assistant professor, and Montana State University colleagues Tamela Eitle and David Eitle, presented two papers at the Society of the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting held August 19-21, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nev. The papers were “Family Structure and Alcohol Abuse: Extending Popular Explanations to American Indian and Alaskan Native Youth” and “General Strain Theory and Substance Use Among Native American Teens.”



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