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UMD AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
The UMD community is encouraged to nominate outstanding students, staff, and faculty in a variety of categories for the UMD Awards. New this year is the Inspiration Awards, sponsored by the Office of Sustainability. Visit the UMD Awards website to make a nomination. The deadline for nominations is Fri., March 8. The Student Awards ceremony is Sun., Apr. 14, in Kirby Ballroom.

In addition, selection committee members are sought. Committee members will meet for one hour during the week of March 25 to determine award winners. To sign up, visit UMD Awards website and click on "volunteer".

For more information, contact Jessica Gile Eaton, Kirby Student Center, 218-726-6309.


U OF M OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

The U of M President's Award for Outstanding Service was established in 1997 to recognize faculty and staff who have provided exceptional service to the University. This award is presented each year in the spring and honors active or retired faculty or staff who have gone well beyond their regular duties and have demonstrated an unusual commitment to the University community. Nominations for this award are due by Fri., Mar. 15. For a complete description of the award and nomination requirements, visit the Outstanding Service website. For more information, contact Vickie Courtney at 612-625-4805.


IONE ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR MINI GRANTS

The Institute on the Environment (IonE) is now accepting proposals from interdisciplinary teams for its Mini Grants program. Mini Grants help spur new collaborations by providing small amounts of funding ($500 to $3,000, with average grants of $1,500), administrative support, and space for meetings and other activities to interdisciplinary groups of faculty, staff and students from across the University system. Funds may be used to conduct preliminary research, develop a proposal, sponsor a workshop, etc. Proposals are due Fri., Mar. 15. For more information, visit the IonE Mini Grant website.


U OF M COMMUNITY-ENGAGED AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

The U of M President's Community-Engaged Faculty Scholar Award recognizes one faculty or P&A individual annually for exemplary engaged scholarship in his/her field of inquiry. For more information, visit the Community-Engaged Scholar website. UMD may submit one nomination. The UMD deadline for submission to the review committee is Thurs., March 21.

Kim Riordan, associate vice chancellor for Outreach and Online Delivery, is the designated college contact. She will convene a committee in the coming weeks to review UMD nominations. This committee will then put forward UMD's one nomination. Individuals interested in serving on the nomination committee should contact Kim Riordan.


NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR AWARDS AND GRANTS FURTHERING WOMEN'S EQUITY

Nominations are sought for the following system-wide awards that honor the contributions, research, and/or leadership of University women, grants that further equity for women, or scholarships that support women students:

Awards:
The Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholars Award and Lecture was established to acknowledge and honor the scholarly accomplishments and leadership of distinguished women faculty at the University of Minnesota and to offer a forum for them to share their insights and ideas with a campus and community audience. Nomination deadline is Fri., April 5 at 4:30 pm.

The Mullen/Spector/Truax Women’s Leadership Award is given annually to a faculty or staff woman at the University who has made outstanding contributions to women’s leadership development. This award honors women, not only for their own leadership qualities, but also for their efforts to develop leadership within others. Nomination deadline is Fri., May 17 at 4:30 pm.

The Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award recognizes women faculty at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities who have achieved significant national and international accomplishments and honors and who contribute as leaders on campus. In addition to supporting outstanding women scholars, this award also reflects the university’s strong commitment to future leaders. Nomination deadline is Fri., May 17 at 4:30 pm.

The Sharon L. Doherty Student Leadership Award is given to a University of Minnesota student who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service concerning women's issues on campus or in the broader community. Nomination deadline is Fri., June 7 at 4:30 pm.

Grants:
Women's Center Institutional Change Grants (formerly Special Grants) seek to support a more inclusive, diverse University community with an enhanced campus climate for women faculty, staff, and students. Institutional Change Grants are intended to foster and support increased awareness, improved understanding, and institutional change. (Includes grant funding for projects specifically focused on changing the climate for P & A and CS/BU women). Nomination deadline is Fri., May 17 at 4:30 pm.

For more information, visit the Women's Center website.


OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING FUNDS AVAILABLE

A pilot fund for U of M authors to underwrite the cost of making their work accessible to the public is now available through a joint effort of University Libraries and the Office of the Vice President for Research. To be eligible, a work must be a peer-reviewed journal article, scholarly monograph, conference proceeding, or data set created by a U of M author (faculty member, researcher, post-doc, graduate student, or staff member), and fully accessible immediately upon publication. For an application and more information, see open access publishing fund.


DIVERSITY FUNDS AVAILABLE

Limited funds are available to support UMD-centered activities sponsored by UMD staff (civil service bargaining and non-bargaining employees) and students or student organizations that focus on diversity, discrimination, social justice, sexual harassment prevention, equal opportunity/affirmative action, and inclusivity.

Effective 2012-2013, $2,000 has been allocated on a recurring basis for diversity initiatives for students and/or student organizations, and $3,000 has been allocated on a recurring basis for staff (civil service bargaining and non-bargaining employees) diversity initiatives. Small grants (up to $300) may be awarded to staff (civil service bargaining and non-bargaining employees) and individual students or student organizations. Major grants ($301 and above) may also be awarded to staff (civil service bargaining and non-bargaining employees) and individual students or student organizations.

The purpose of this grant program is to advance Goal 2 of UMD's Strategic Plan. Applications are accepted beginning July 1 of each year and will continue on a rolling basis throughout the academic year as long as funds are available. For more information. visit the grant guidelines and application website. For more information, contact Mary Cameron or call 726-7912.


ACADEMIC AFFAIRS UPDATES

Andrea Schokker, executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, posts items that are under consideration for academic affairs on her EVCAA blog. The blog also lists times and locations on campus where she is available for coffee and discussion with individuals from the campus community.

Updates are posted on the Academic Affairs homepage. Check it on a regular basis. Items currently listed on the page include: the LSBE dean search, CEHSP dean search, and the NRRI director searches. Past postings are listed in the archive section. Questions may be directed to the office of the vice chancellor of Academic Affairs.


STUDENT LIFE UPDATES

The Bulldog Update is a weekly digest of campus activities and news that is sent to all students in the form of an email with links to more detailed information on the Bulldog Update website. Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit information about events via the easy-to-use Bulldog Update form.


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ITSS News
The latest ITSS news is available online. Archived articles may also be viewed. January articles included information updates for Flash, Firefox, Thunderbird and Oracle, as well as information about touch accessibility for the blind and visually impaired. February articles included information on email etiquette and mobile accessibility. For more information, contact the ITSS Help Desk, 218-726-8847.


KUMD

KUMD is celebrating National Women's History Month throughout March, by recognizing Minnesota women whose work has contributed to our states culture and the advancement of women. Listen each weekday at 7 am, 11 am, and 4 pm as they honor great women of Minnesota.

KUMD's student-run nighttime radio "The Basement" has been chosen to host MTV U's "College Radio Countdown" for one week, Mar. 26-April 1. During that week MTV U will rotate ten music videos picked by "The Basement" Music Director Erik Carlson. All week long, in between the music videos, MTV U will air KUMD's introductory video (40-60 seconds long), produced by KUMD's student production team. In addition to the national TV coverage, "The Basement" will also gain online presence on MTV U. During the week, MTV U's online media sharing site, Tumblr, will feature five area bands' music videos, chosen by the KUMD music directors. MTV U is a sister station of MTV.

KUMD has been selected the "Best Radio Station" in the Northland by the readers of the Reader newspaper. KUMD's "Northland Morning" host Lisa Johnson tied for the first place in the "Best Radio Personality" category. Johnson has hosted “Northland Morning” since 1991.

Northland Morning is offered weekdays from 6-9 am, and includes music, features, and interviews with a local perspective. To honor the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, this week's programming includes:

Wed., Mar. 6, 8 am: Listen to an interview with Blake Cazier and Stephanie Love of Positive Energy Outdoor Adventure. They have given a home to 58 sled dogs, some former Beargrease winners and some sprinters or mid-distance competitors.

Thurs., Mar. 7, 8 am: Ann Stead is a seasoned musher who runs Mushing Boot Camp with four-time Beargrease winner Jamie Nelson. She'll talk about what it takes to get a team and take them to the Beargrease, as Beargrease Week continues.

Fri., Mar. 8, 8 am: Beargrease Week wraps up with a special conversation with Ron Boshey, who performs the ceremony at the beginning of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon and is part of the Burntside Lake Singers.

To hear audio from previous Northland Morning interviews, check out the Audio Archives Page.

Live from Studio A offers interviews and performances. Listen to past sessions on the Audio Archives page. This week's guests include:

Wed., Mar. 6, 1pm: Singer/songwriters Danielle French and Kory Murphy (from Calgary and Wisconsin respectively) will perform the same night at 10 pm at Fitger's Brewhouse in Duluth.

Fri., Mar. 8, 2 pm: Michigan native, Claudia Schmidt, has explored folk, blues, and jazz in her four-decade career. She performs Sat., Mar. 9 at 7 pm at the United Church in Two Harbors and Sun., Mar.10 at 3 pm at the Harrington Arts Center in Superior. She hosts a Creative Noisemaking workshop at the Two Harbors Community Center on Sat., Mar 9 at 11am.

World Café, weekday afternoons from 3-5 pm, features an eclectic mix of contemporary music and live performances and interviews. Visit the website for more information on interviews and featured bands. This week’s guests include:

Wed., Mar. 6: Oh February is the new collection from Y La Bamba, who fuse Latin rhythms with folk-pop.

Thurs., Mar. 7: Widely acclaimed for their hook-filled folk-rock, The Avett Brothers deliver again with The Carpenter.

Fri., Mar. 8: Versatile rocker Ben Harper and harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite combine their love of the blues on Get Up!


UMD STORES

The 18th annual UMD Grad Fair is Thurs., Mar. 7 from 10 am-5 pm in Kirby Ballroom. The Grad Fair provides a unique opportunity for campus departments, organizations, and local businesses to highlight their products and services for students to for use before, during, and after graduation. This one-day event gives graduating students an opportunity to receive 20% off their caps, gowns, hoods, tassels, diploma frames, announcements, and more.

During the month of March, UMD Stores and the CHUM Food Shelf are teaming up to collect food during the Minnesota FoodShare Campaign, which is the largest food drive in the state. The goal is to restock almost 300 food shelves across Minnesota. Drop off non-perishable food items at any UMD Stores location during the month of March.

Shop UMD Stores. Get rewards. Every dollar spent at UMD Stores equals one point. Reach 1,000 points and earn a $10 UMD Stores Gift Card. Sign-up for UMD Stores Rewards and receive a sign-up bonus of 100 points.

Jefferson Lines offers daily bus service, year round, from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities. Purchase tickets at the UMD Stores street level store.

Go Green with UMD Stores: Don’t take a plastic bag and receive a wooden nickel to drop in the charity bin. Local charities benefit from this effort to go green. Don't forget to bring a bag or purchase a reusable bag at UMD Stores.

For store hours, events, and merchandise visit the UMD Stores website. UMD Stores is also on facebook and Twitter.


Faculty and Staff News

Academic News

Curt Anderson, adjunct professor, Department of Economics, recently had his curriculum for personal finance educators called "Making Personal Finance Decisions" (ten units with twenty classroom lessons) published by the Minnesota Council on Economic Education. It is available free on their website.

Thomas Beery
, assistant professor, Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, co-wrote a chapter with D. Wolf-Watz, K. Sandell, and J. Öhman, published in Nature-based Outdoor Recreation Synthesis Book:  Nature-based Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Engagement, P. Fredman, M. Stenseke, K. Sandell, & A. Mossing (eds.), Stockholm: Naturvårdverket, 2013.

Charlene Brown
, library assistant, UMD Library, edited Dead Ahead: A Jo Spence Mystery by Jen Wright, winner of the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for fiction and finalist for a Golden Crown Literary Society award. This book was published by Clover Valley Press of Duluth.

Richard Brown
, senior fellow, Labovitz School of Business and Economics, has been named president of the Starkey Hearing Foundation board of directors. He also serves on the board of directors of the Duluth-based Essentia Health Foundation. He is chief executive officer of JNBA Financial Advisors, with offices in Duluth and Bloomington, Minn.

Mary L. Cameron, associate director, Department of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, had her book No Child Left Behind: A Review from a Critical Race Theory Lens published by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2012.

Mary Caprioli, associate professor, Department of Political Science; director, International Studies, published the multi-authored book: Sex & World Peace; Columbia University Press, 2012. The book has been nominated for numerous awards and has gained high popularity amongst activists, most notably Gloria Steinem, who has been championing the book.

Stephen B. Castleberry
, professor, Department of Marketing, along with John F. Tanner, recently published the latest edition of Selling: Building Partnerships 9th Edition, Irwin-McGraw Hill, 2013.

Jill Doerfler,
assistant professor, Department of American Indian Studies, co-authored a chapter, with Gerald Vizenor, entitled “A Citizen’s Guide to the White Earth Constitution: Highlights and Reflections" published in The White Earth Nation: Ratification of a Native Democratic Constitution, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2012.

Doerfler wrote a chapter entitled
“Relative Identities: Connecting Chance and Continuance in Love Medicine” published in Critical Insights: Louise Erdrich, edited by P. Jane Hafen, Ipswich, Massachusetts: EBSCO Publishing, Salem Press, 2013. She also wrote the essay “Race, War, and the March of Time: The Vanishing American” published in Seeing Red: American Indians and the Cinema, edited by LeAnne Howe, Denise Cummings, and Harvey Markowitz, East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2013.

Aydin Durgunoglu
, professor, Department of Psychology, wrote Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Options for Practice and Research, published by the National Research Council Committee on Learning Sciences: Foundations and Applications to Adolescent and Adult Literacy, A. M. Lesgold and M. Welch-Ross (eds), The National Academies Press, 2011

Durgunoglu, along with IYOP Team, contributed “Adult Literacy and Empowerment:  Description and Evaluation of a Program in Turkey” in Proceedings from the 7th Annual LESSLA (Low Educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition) Symposium, P. Vinograd and M. Bigelow (eds), Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

Julie Etterson
, associate professor, Department of Biology, is part of a team working on the Back to the Future Adaptation Forestry in Minnesota’s Northwoods project. Team members include Meredith Cornett (PI) (The Nature Conservancy), Mark White, Chris Dunham, Kimberly Hall, and C. Swanson (co-PIs). This collaborative research project is designed to test whether new combinations of forest management techniques can facilitate the compositional transition of Minnesota's northern forests and bolster resilience as climate changes into the future. Forests gaps and clear cuts will be planted with species that are likely to thrive under warmer, drier conditions including bur oak, red oak, white pine, and basswood. These species are native to the region, but are uncommon because of past harvesting, dispersal limitation, and geographical position in the range. This work is a collaborative effort with the Nature Conservancy, the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, UMD, the Minnesota Forest Resources Council and the Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative. It is funded with $400,000 support from the Wildlife Conservation Society through its Climate Adaptation Fund and The Nature Conservancy’s Cox Family Fund for Science and Research.

Qiang Fang, assistant professor, Department of History, recently had two books published. The first, Chinese Complaint Systems: Natural Resistance, was published by Routledge. The second, co-edited by Fang and Xiaobing Li, Modern Chinese Legal Reform: New Perspectives, was published by University Press of Kentucky.

Charles Fountaine, assistant professor Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, co-wrote a chapter with J. Meendering and C. Fountaine, entitled “Cardiorespiratory Fitness Assessments and Exercise Programming for Apparently Healthy Participants,” to be published in ACSM's Resources for the Health Fitness Specialist, G. Liguori (ed.), Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014.

Dalibor Froncek, professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, presented a conference talk "Distance magic labelings of vertex transitive graphs," at the 26th Midwest Conference on Combinatorics, Cryptography and Computing, held at Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah.

Ryan Goei, associate professor, Department of Communication, opened the Minnesota Ballet’s Celebrity Dance Challenge on Feb. 7 with a reprise of his Charleston, which won him the Judges’ Choice trophy last year.

Eric E Hessler, assistant professor, Department of Psychology, co-wrote a chapter with P. H. Finan and P. G. Amazeen, “Psychological Rhythmicities,” published in the Handbook of Systems and Complexity in Health, New York: Springer, 2013.

Tom Isbell, professor, Department of Theatre, was recently honored with a Helen Hayes Award Nomination in Washington, D.C. His stage adaptation of Rodman Philbrick's Newberry Honor book, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg, produced by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in November and December, was nominated for Outstanding Production, Theatre for Young Audiences. The awards ceremony will be held Apr. 8.

George (Rip) Rapp, Regents Professor Emeritus, Department of Geological Sciences, has a chapter, "The Topography of the Pass at Thermopylae, Circa 480 B.C.," in a new book Beyond the Gates of Fire, on the battle between the Spartans and the Persians at Thermopylae, scheduled for release in March by Pen and Sword Press.

Paul Sharp, professor, Department of Political Science, co-edited a book, with Geoffrey Wiseman, entitled American Diplomacy, Boston: Martinius Nijhoff, 2012. In that book, he also contributed the chapter "Obama, Clinton and the Diplomacy of Change." He wrote the chapter “Diplomacy in International Relations Theory and Other Disciplinary Perspectives,” published in Diplomacy in a Globalizing World: Theories and Practices, Pauline Kerr and Geoffrey Wiseman (eds.), New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. With Wiseman, Sharp co-wrote a chapter, “Diplomacy,” published in An Introduction to International Relations, Richard Devetak (ed.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Ladona Tornabene, associate professor, Department of Health Physical Education, Recreation, had the book she co-wrote with M. Morgan and L. Vogelsang updated; Gentle Hikes: Minnesota's Most Scenic North Shore Hikes Under Three Miles.

Julia M. Williams, associate professor, Department of Education, received the 2013 Minnesota Excellence in Education Award. She has worked with the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and AdvancED for many years. The award notes her "unparalleled leadership in promoting and advancing excellence in education." Williams served as an external review team member and lead evaluator on over a dozen reviews in Minnesota and across the United States. Due to her diverse educational background, she is often asked to lead external review teams for non-traditional schools that serve students from unique backgrounds. In addition, she is a member of the AdvancED Minnesota State Council.

Jeremy Youde, associate professor, Department of Political Science, had his book, Global Health Governance, published by Polity Books, 2012. He has written a number of essays: “The Generational Paradigm Shift in South African Foreign Policy,” published in Generational Analysis: Theory and Application in International Relations and Comparative Politics, Brent J. Steele and Jonathan Acuff (eds.), New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011; “Is Zimbabwe a Failed State?” published in Routledge Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft, Brian McKercher (ed.), London: Routledge, 2011; and “The Clinton Foundation and Global Health Governance,” published in Private Actors in Global Public Health: Partnerships and Foundations in Global Health Governance, Simon Rushton and Owain Williams (eds.), New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.



Large Lakes Observatory News

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Medical School-Duluth News

Ken Wallace, professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, was featured in the InFocus publication by Harlan Laboratories CRS as an appointed international member of their independent advisory board. The article "Independent Advisory Board Provides Additional Support" showcases the members with their photographs and biographies stating Harlan "is made up of expert scientists from Europe, the USA, and Japan covering the Pharma, agrochemical and chemical industries. Chaired by Dr. John Doe, the other members are Dr. Gerd Bode, Dr. Pascal Clayette, Dr. Cliff Elcombe, Dr. Peter Lord, Dr. Jeff Richig, Professor Testsuo Sto, and Dr. Kendall B. Wallace….the Advisory Board will act as a forum for Harlan personnel to refer and discuss scientific issues, seek advice and discuss the development of new methods."



Minnesota Sea Grant News

Dale Bergeron, maritime extension educator, was appointed to the Hwy H2O Advisory Board. Hwy H2O is a binational initiative of the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation of Canada with its U.S. counterpart, the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (DOT). Hwy H2O strives to optimize the intelligent use of the Seaway to support responsible national and international commerce.

Jeff Gunderson, director, organized and hosted a discussion among commercial fishermen, UMD biology professor Tom Hrabik, and MN DNR officials about the commercial harvest of ciscoes at the EPA laboratory in Duluth in February.

Cindy Hagley, environmental quality extension educator, facilitated strategic planning for the Minnesota Extension Forestry Team and Woodland Advisor Team.

Hagley gave a presentation on “limnology in the classroom” as part of a Teacher Expo held at the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) in New Orleans, LA. Hagley is a member of the Education and Outreach Committee for ASLO.

Doug Jensen and Marte Kitson, aquatic invasive species extension educators, conducted the first Minnesota Habitattitude meeting in conjunction with the Northern Green Expo in January.

Jensen was appointed to serve as an ex officio member of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' Statewide Aquatic Invasive Species Stakeholder Group.

Jensen gave a presentation, Update on the First Comprehensive Regional Public Outreach Campaign on AIS, to members of the Minnesota Invasive Species Advisory Committee during their biannual meeting in January.

Jensen gave a webinar, Aquatic Invasive Species and the Water Quality Connection, to members of the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals in February.

Jensen co-authored a presentation with Pat Conzemius, Wildlife Forever, titled Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! The presentation was delivered to divers at the Upper Midwest Scuba and Adventure Travel Show in February. The event also featured a Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! booth.

Jensen and Bergeron addressed Minnesota legislators during the Great Lakes Policy Workshop in February, in St. Paul.

Kitson and Hagley are co-hosting a series of lectures for educators with the Great Lakes Aquarium and the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center. The series, Science Institute for Educators, runs through April. More information and videos of the presentation can be found online.

Sharon Moen, communications coordinator, will present information on Sea Grant’s founder at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration library in Silver Springs, MD, on March 7.

Hilarie Sorenson, climate change extension educator, and Jesse Schomberg, coastal communities and land Use planning extension educator, presented to Duluth Township planning commission in January on climate impacts and how the community can start preparing for change.

Sorenson and Schomberg presented on climate change impacts in the Great Lakes region and how communities can be better prepared during a February webinar hosted by the Lake Superior Binational Forum.

The latest issue of The Seiche, Minnesota Sea Grant's newsletter, is available online. Topics of interest include UMD research on diatoms as well as information on climate and cigarette butts.



Natural Resources Research Institute News

Cindy Hale, research associate, has the second edition of her book, Earthworms of the Great Lakes Region, Kollath & Stensaas Publishing, due out Mar. 15.

Carly Lapin, UMD graduate student, Matt Etterson (U.S. EPA), and Gerald Niemi, senior research associate, published "Occurrence of Connecticut Warbler increases with coniferous forest patch size" in The Condor, 115:168-177.

NRRI staff participated in the following presentations at the 11th International Lake of the Woods Water Quality Forum held in International Falls, Minn., in March:
1. “A multi-indicator approach to describing the ecological history of the White Iron Chain of Lakes,” Euan Reavie, senior research associate; Amy Kireta, research fellow; and Andrea Nurse (University of Maine).
2. “A historical phosphorus budget for Lake of the Woods: Sedimentation in the southern basin,” Mark Edlund (St. Croix Watershed Research Station); Reavie; Shawn Schottler (St. Croix Watershed Research Station); Devin Hougardy, teaching assistant, UMD Large Lakes Observatory; Nigel Wattrus, associate professor, UMD Large Lakes Observatory; Nolan Baratono (MPCA); Andrew Paterson (Ontario Ministry of the Environment); and Dan Engstrom (St. Croix Watershed Research Station).

NRRI staff participated in the following presentations at the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Aquatic Sciences meeting held in New Orleans, La., in February:
1. “New problems, new tools: updating the paleolimnology of the Laurentian Great Lakes,” Reavie; Victoria Chraïbi, UMD graduate student; Lisa Allinger, research fellow; and Kireta.
2. “An updated paleolimnology of Lake Superior,” Chraïbi, Reavie, Kireta, Meijun Cai, research associate, and Terry Brown, research associate.

Reavie attended the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research Flow Cytometer Workshop held in Texel, Netherlands, in February, to vet several vendors for analytical methods to analyze organisms in ship ballast tanks.



Pharmacy Department News

The following College of Pharmacy, Duluth, employees received anniversary pins in recognition of their 10 years of service to the college in 2013: Grant Anderson, Anna Firoozi, Laurie Fosnacht, Paul Ranelli, and Jon Rumbley.

Karen Bastianelli, assistant professor, received a $1,000 NACDS Foundation award through its Million Hearts initiative to support College of Pharmacy community health fairs.

Bjoern Bauer, assistant professor, was elected to the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Drug Transporter Focus Group Steering Committee for a three-year term.

Dan Tomaszewski, assistant professor, appeared on the WDSE public television program, "Doctors on Call," in December 2012. The topic was healthy living and seeking balance. Tomaszewski was also interviewed by two local television stations (Northland's NewsCenter and KQDS Fox 21) in January 2013 regarding the flu outbreak.







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