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Nominations are being sought for 2015-16 awards, grants, and scholarships for University women. These University-wide awards honor the contributions, research, and/or leadership of current University women faculty and staff; the University-wide grants offer funds to further equity for women; and the University-wide scholarships support outstanding women students. Visit the Women's Center website for criteria and guidelines, nomination form, and profiles of recipients. For more information, contact

Students, Staff, and Faculty (Due: 4:30 pm, Friday, June 5)
- Institutional Change Grants — $250-$2,000
- Institutional Change Grants for CSBU Women's Equity, and for P&A Women's Equity

Students (Due: 4:30 pm, Friday, June 5)
- Sharon L. Doherty Student Leadership Award — leadership conference attendance
- Carol E. Macpherson Memorial Scholarship — $1,000-$5,000
- Dr. Nancy "Rusty" Barceló Scholarship — $1,000-$4,000

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KUMD 103.3 FM was proud to present their first music festival, NorthFest, on April 1. The festival showcased 13 bands on seven stages and featured Minnesota musicians with Duluth connections. Over ten of the artists were also UMD Alumni. The festival filled the UMD halls with music from morning ‘til midnight. Over 1,000 students, faculty, staff and Duluth community members attended the day-long event. KUMD thanks UMD Stores, The Statesman, Kirby Program Board, Kirby Student Center, UMD Dining Services, and all festival attendees for rawking the campus. Visit for photos and video of the festival.

KUMD has launched a new website with the listener in mind. Now people can easily find content that matters to them, from new music and upcoming concerts to Northland Morning specials and Live From Studio A sessions. Check out the new layout, audio archives, photo galleries, upcoming events and so much more.


It's Earth Day all month at UMD Stores.

Five Easy Steps to Go Green with UMD Stores:
1. The month of April is Bag Free month. Bring in a reusable bag or backpack when shopping at UMD Stores.
2. Need to purchase a reusable bag? Chico bags and Envirosax bags are 20% off the month of April.
3. 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.
4. Drop off #2 and #4 plastic bags for recycling. Look for the square collection bins at every UMD Stores entrance.
5. UMD Stores EXPRESS will "Go Green" April 8–17. Products featured are recycled/sustainable/eco-friendly/USA Made/local/regional.

UMD Stores EXPRESS will hold a plant and garden sale April 20–May 6. Get an early start on gardening projects.

Jefferson Lines offers daily bus service, year round, from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities, Iron Range, and Fargo, North Dakota. Purchase tickets at UMD Stores Street Level. 

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.

UMD Stores offers special events and promotions all year long. Check the website often. UMD Stores is also on facebook and Twitter.

Faculty and Staff News

Academic News

David Beard, associate professor, Department of Writing Studies, is a recipient of the 2014-2015 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award. This award is given each year to faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding service to their students. An awards ceremony will be held on Thurs., April 30 at 3 pm in the Kirby Rafters.

Ann Aiko Bergeron, professor, Theatre, is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Albert Tezla Teacher/Scholar Award. This award is given annually to a faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Fine Arts who has an exceptional and effective teaching style that emphasizes the worth of research in a learned discipline and the maturing impact scholarly activity has on the development of human attitudes and values. An awards ceremony will be held on Thurs., April 30 at 3 pm in the Kirby Rafters.

Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, Department of Art and Design, had several photographs in the 2015 national “Of Memory, Bone and Myth” exhibition in the Myers Art Gallery at the University of North Dakota in February. One of her works was named Best in Show by juror Thomas Young, a visiting artist and professor at Amherst College and Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and received a cash award. She also has several photographs in the 2015 national “Positive/Negative Uncanny Valley” exhibition at Slocumb Galleries in Johnson City, Tenn., which ran in February and March. Her work was selected by Mika Yoshitake, assistant curator at the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. She also has work in the "Midwest Contemporary Juried Photography Exhibition" at Lill Street Gallery in Chicago through April 19. Her work was selected by Paul D’Amato, a photographer who has received numerous awards and fellowships for his work and teaches at Columbia College, Chicago.

Stephen Castleberry, professor, Department of Marketing, is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award honors faculty for innovative pedagogy, development of creative and critical thinking, student mentoring, commitment to liberal education, and leadership and impact within a department. He will give a presentation, entitled "A Lifetime of Learning from Master Teachers," on Thurs., Apr. 30 at 2 pm in the Rafters, with the All-Faculty Awards presentation and reception immediately following at approximately 3 pm.

Cindy Christian, director, Alworth Institute, is the recipient of the 2015 Staff Sustainability Inspiration Award for her significant efforts to develop and implement the Alworth Institute's Climate Change events. She has developed many positive and productive partnerships that have led to awareness of issues surrounding climate change and demonstration of how community level sustainability practices address global issues. She will be honored at the UMD Student Awards Reception and Program on Sun., Apr. 19.

Mary Christiansen, assistant professor, Civil Engineering, and Alison Hoxie, assistant professor, Mechanical/Industrial Engineering, are the recipients of the 2015 Faculty Sustainability Inspiration Award for their collective work bringing students and the community together to change the way people think about energy and sustainability. These efforts include coordinating class projects that engage Lincoln Park business owners to improve efficiency of structures and to reduce petroleum usage. Christiansen’s work also includes a campus sustainable sidewalks project, and Hoxie’s work includes leadership of a team installing a small wind turbine for the Sustainable Agriculture Project. They will be honored at the UMD Student Awards Reception and Program on Sun., Apr. 19.

Emmanuel Enemuoh, associate professor, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, is a recipient of the 2014-2015 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award. This award is given each year to faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding service to their students. An awards ceremony will be held on Thurs., April 30 at 3 pm in the Kirby Rafters.

Dennis Falk, professor, Department of Social Work, and Darrell Hamlin, Fort Hayes (Kansas) State University, co-edited a second special issue on global engagement in the eJournal of Public Affairs. They co-authored the introductory essay of this issue, "Global Engagement: Educating Globally Competent Citizens."

Dalibor Froncek, professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, presented a conference talk "Incomplete Handicap Tournaments" at Forty-fifth Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing in Boca Raton, Fla. The talk was based on joint results with MS candidate Aaron Shepanik, who gave another talk on the topic.

Linda LeGarde Grover, associate professor, Department of American Indian Studies, will present “Inspiration for The Dance Boots” at the Kathryn A. Martin Library on Tues., Apr. 21 at 6:30 pm in the Library Rotunda. She will share photos, letters, and historical objects that kindled and inspired her collection of short stories, The Dance Boots. Using digital storytelling tools, she will present her character’s journey and show how history can inspire new stories. This event is part of the One Book, One Community Project.

Rachel Inselman, associate professor, Department of Music, is a recipient of the 2014-2015 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award. This award is given each year to faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding service to their students. An awards ceremony will be held on Thurs., April 30 at 3 pm in the Kirby Rafters.

Carol Kivi, instructor, Department of Psychology, is a recipient of the 2014-2015 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award. This award is given each year to faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding service to their students. An awards ceremony will be held on Thurs., April 30 at 3 pm in the Kirby Rafters.

Jill Klingner, associate professor, Department of Finance Management Information Sciences, is a recipient of the 2014-2015 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award. This award is given each year to faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding service to their students. An awards ceremony will be held on Thurs., April 30 at 3 pm in the Kirby Rafters. Klingner and her coauthors, Ira Moscovice, Michelle Casey, and Alex Evenson, had their article, “Implementation of Emergency Department Transfer Communication Measures in Minnesota Critical Access Hospitals,” published in the fall 2014 issue of the Journal of Rural Health.   

Eugene Koshinski, associate professor, Music, is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Research/Creative Activity. This award honors faculty for their excellence in research or creative activity, scholarly or artistic contributions to individual disciplines, and dedication to student research. He will give a presentation, entitled “The 21st Century Artist," on Thurs., Apr. 30 at 2 pm in the Rafters, with the All-Faculty Awards presentation and reception immediately following at approximately 3 pm.

Jennifer Liang, associate professor, Department of Biology, received this year's Inspirational Teacher of Life Science Award. She gave the award seminar, entitled "If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself," in early April.

Xin Liang, associate professor, Department of Management Studies, and his coauthors, Shouming Chen, Miao Bu, and Sibin Wu, had their article, “How does TMT Attention to Innovation of Chinese Firms Influence Firm Innovation Activities? A Study on the Moderating Role of Corporate Governance, ” published in the fall 2014 issue of the Journal of Business Research, Volume 68, pp. 1127 - 1135.

Tracy Lipke-Perry, assistant professor, Department of Music, commissioned composer and UMD artist-in-residence Gwyneth Walker to write a set of songs inspired by the letters of naturalist John Muir, written while he was in Yosemite. The set, entitled Songs From the High Sierra, will receive their world premiere at Walker’s Guest Artist Recital on Thurs., Apr. 9, at 7:30 pm in Weber Music Hall.

Susan Maher, dean, College of Liberal Arts, has published a chapter in a new book collection focused on the representation of landscapes across the arts. Her chapter, entitled "Great Plains Vernacular: Why Spatial Idiolect Matters," is in the collection Affective Landscapes in Literature, Art and Everyday Life, edited by British scholars Neil Campbell and Christine Burbach (London: Ashgate, 2015), pp. 147-59.

Daniel Martin, professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, delivered the annual Stanley L. Saxton Memorial Keynote Address at the University of Dayton in March.  His lecture was titled, "Organizing for Justice: From Moral Shock to Mobilization...and Many Contradictions in Between." The address highlighted a national Alpha Kappa Delta induction ceremony and was based upon his recent book, The Politics of Sorrow. Martin also presented his most recent research on the global justice movement, delivering his paper, "My Puppet Just Ate Your Corporation: Props and Protests in the Global Justice Movement," at the annual meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society in Kansas City in March.

Jon Pierce, professor, Department of Management Studies, and his coauthor, He Peng, had their article, “Job- and Organization- Based Psychological Ownership: Relationship and Outcomes,” published in the spring 2015 issue of the Journal of Managerial Psychology, Volume 30(2).

Marc Seigar, professor and head, Department of Physics, and his coauthors, Amber D. Sierra, Patrick Treuthardt, and Ivanio Puerari, had their article, "Determination of Resonance Locations in Barred Spiral Galaxies Using Multiband Photometry," accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Shelley Smith, associate professor, Instructional Development Service, has published: “A Transformational Learning Model for Designing Internationalized On-Campus Courses,” in the EJournal of Public Affairs, Mar 31, 2015, Volume 4, No. 1 Missouri State University.

Krista Sue-Lo Twu, associate professor and head, Department of English, and Matthew Rosendahl, director, Kathryn A. Martin Library, led the effort to bring “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare,” a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, to Duluth in 2016. Ken Bloom, museum director, agreed to host the exhibit in the Tweed Museum of Art, which will be the only Minnesota stop on its U.S. tour. Tour dates will be announced in April.

Rajiv Vaidyanathan, professor, Department of Marketing, is a recipient of the 2014-2015 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Advisor Award. This award is given each year to faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding service to their students. An awards ceremony will be held on Thurs., April 30 at 3 pm in the Kirby Rafters.

Shannon Drysdale Walsh, assistant professor, McKnight Land-Grant Professor, Department of Political Science, was awarded an American Association of University Women (AAUW) American fellowship (2014-2015). This nationally competitive fellowship, with a 10% funding ratio, provides her with an externally-funded course reduction to advance her research on state response to violence against women in Latin America. Walsh recently published related work in two peer-reviewed journals: Politics, Groups, and Identities and the International Feminist Journal of Politics and has a forthcoming book chapter in Gender Violence, Conflict and the State, published by Rutgers University Press. She completed over two months of field research in Central America and presented her work at several national and international conferences in the past year. She continues to integrate her research into the classroom while engaging in local and international advocacy for victims and survivors of violence against women. For updated information, visit her website.

Julia Williams, associate professor, Department of Education, is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Public Service. This award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated an integration of civic and community engagement in their teaching; shown leadership in advancing students’ civic learning; conducted community-based research; fostered community partnerships; promoted the scholarship of engagement among colleagues; or made contributions to positive change on issues of public concern. She will give a presentation, entitled “Not Necessarily Intentional Service: Agency and Advocacy in not always welcome reform," on Thurs., Apr. 30 at 2 pm in the Rafters, with the All-Faculty Awards presentation and reception immediately following at approximately 3 pm.

Special Recognition

UMD’s Center for Economic Development announced that 44 companies have been nominated for the 23rd Annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards. For a complete list of nominees, visit the CED website. The award recipients will be named at the luncheon and awards ceremony on Wed., Apr. 22, in the DECC’s Harbor Side Ballroom, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, with check-in and networking beginning at 11:00 am. This event recognizes entrepreneurs and business owners from throughout the Twin Ports and Northeastern Minnesota. The award categories include Micro Entrepreneur, Emerging Entrepreneur, Established Entrepreneur, Mature Entrepreneur and Environmentally Engaged Entrepreneur. People who are interested in attending may register online.

Stacey Stark and Mindy Granley, co-chairs of the Sustainability Leadership and Modeling sub-committee, announced that Olivia Dehler, College of Liberal Arts, has been named the 2015 Student Sustainability Inspiration Award recipient. She was recognized as an engaged, connected and inspiring student leader of the UMD Student Sustainability Coalition. Dehler's activities include leading sustainability-themed booths and activities, participation in statewide and national sustainability conferences, creation of the 'Journey of a Jar' project, and other projects to re-purpose glass and expired posters around campus. She will be honored at the UMD Student Awards Reception and Program on Sun., Apr. 19.

Krista Sue-Lo Twu, associate professor and head, Department of English, announced that Jon Bredeson, a senior majoring in English at UMD, has had the following poems accepted for publication: "Judgement" was published by the online journal The Furious Gazelle, in March; "Dancing Couple at The Flame" and "Date Night" will be published by the journal The Outrider Review in mid-April; and "Conversations with the Dead and Living" is under consideration at Plenitude Magazine.

Large Lakes Observatory News

Tom Johnson, professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, gave a seminar in April to the Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University, entitled, "While the North Gets Drier, the South Gets Wetter: Growing Hydrological Inequality in the African Tropics Over the Past Million Years."

Byron A. Steinman, assistant professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and his coauthors, Michael E. Mann, and Sonya K. Miller had their article, “Atlantic and Pacific multidecadal oscillations and Northern Hemisphere temperatures,” published in Science Magazine ( 27 Feb. 2015: Vol. 347 no. 6225 pp. 988-991 DOI: 10.1126/science.1257856). Steinman and his coauthors, Lorita N. Mihindukulasooriya, Joseph D. Ortiz, David P. Pompeani, and Mark B. Abbott, had their article, “Reconstruction of late Quaternary paleohydrologic condition in southeastern British Columbia using visible derivative spectroscopy of Cleland Lake sediment,” published in Quaternary Research, in February (0033-5894/2015 University of Washington).

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Minnesota Sea Grant News

Dee Angradi, program analyst, and Megan Bock, front office specialist, hosted a rip current booth at the Northland Community Wellness Fair, in March at UMD. They educated families on how to identify and escape rip currents and provided them information on

Minnesota Sea Grant funding supported the following research:
W. M., Bartsch, R. P. Axler, senior research associate, NRRI, and G. F. Host, senior research associate, NRRI, had their article “Evaluating a Great Lakes scale landscape stressor index to assess water quality in the St. Louis River Area of Concern” published in the Journal of Great Lakes Research 41:99-110, 2015.

Dale Bergeron, maritime extension educator, helped to plan the St. Louis River Summit. Jesse Schomberg, program leader, presented at the Summit and Doug Jensen, aquatic invasive species program coordinator, staffed a booth there. Minnesota Sea Grant co-sponsored the Summit, which took place in Superior, Wisc., in March.

John Bilotta, water resource management and policy extension educator, revamped the Northland "Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials" (NEMO) Program website which includes short videos of leaders participating in NEMO programming in 2014.

Jeff Gunderson, director, retired on April 1. Schomberg and Valerie Brady, research coordinator, are the program’s interim co-directors. Interviews of director candidates are expected to begin in late April.

Russell Habermann, communication assistant, was interviewed by Lake Superior Magazine for the article, “Fancy Fish,” which is running in the May 2015 issue. The article is about his Truly Superior Fish artwork and writing.

Minnesota Sea Grant hosted an educational booth at UMD’s Sustainability Fair in March. Participants included Habermann, Angela Moynan, student worker, and others.

Marte Kitson, aquatic invasive Species (AIS) extension educator, presented “Twenty-one AIS Questions with Minnesota Sea Grant” during a webinar with Superior Middle School science students in February.

gave a presentation to Environmental Sustainability undergraduate class taught by Mike Mageau, assistant professor, UMD Department of Geography, Urban, Environment & Sustainability Studies, in March.

Kitson delivered the following educational programming in March: Oshki Charter School, Grand Portage, Minn.; River WATCH Congress, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Cloquet, Minn.; and Homecroft Elementary School, Duluth, Minn.

Kitson hosted a Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! and Habitattitude booth during UMD’s Sustainability Fair in March.

Hilarie Sorensen, climate change extension educator, gave a presentation on climate change and AIS to an honors biology class from Wisconsin’s Greenwood High School, at the Great Lakes Aquarium, Duluth, Minn. in March.

Sorensen and Cindy Hagley, environmental quality extension educator, ran stations at the River Watch Congress at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in March. One station used the Lake Superior Streams website to investigate climate affects on streams. The other focused on the St Louis River Stories and Science website.

Minnesota Sea Grant and KUMD partnered on producing new episodes of The Sea Grant Files:
“The Color of Lake Superior(5:10)  3.9 MB mp3 | Aired Mar. 24
“40 Years of Superior Science” (7:04) 4.9 MB mp3 | Aired Mar. 10

Minnesota Sea Grant is proudly celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Look for the program’s #TBT posts on Facebook for glimpses of the program’s history.

Natural Resources Research Institute News

Matt Aro, scientist, and Patrick Donahue, program director, published a paper titled "Mechanical and Physical Properties of Thermally Modified Plywood and Oriented Strand Board Panels" in Forest Products Journal, Vol. 64, 2014.

Valerie Brady, research associate, Josh Dumke, research fellow, Robert Hell, principal laboratory technician, and Holly Wellard-Kelly, lab technician, presented a poster titled "Comparison of Aquatic Macroinvertebrates at "Reference" and Remediation Sties in the Estuary" at the St. Louis River Estuary Conference, in March.

Anett Trebitz, Joel Hoffman, Greg Peterson (all three of the U.S. EPA Mid-Continent Division), Gerald Shepard, Adam Frankiewicz, Brent Gilbertson (all three of EMR contractors), Brady, Hell, Wellard-Kelly and Kurt Schmude (UWS Lake Superior Research Institute) presented a poster titled "The faucet snail (Bithynia tentaculata) invades the St. Louis River Estuary" at the St. Louis River Estuary Conference, in March.

Hell and Wellard-Kelly passed the three-hour Society of Freshwater Science aquatic invertebrates identification test. They are now two of only three people in Minnesota certified as "highly proficient" at identifying aquatic bugs and insects to determine water quality conditions in streams and lakes.

Ryan Hueffmeier, junior scientist, presented a seminar titled "Earthworms, Vernal Pools and Participatory Research" at the St. Louis River Watch Spring Congress at Fond du Lack Tribal and Community College in March.

NRRI sustainability research was also represented by Hueffmeier at the UMD World Water Week event held in the UMD Kirby Student Center in March.

NRRI staff gave the following presentations at the joint annual meeting of the Minnesota and Wisconsin Chapters of the Wildlife Society, "Global Warming: Carbon Solutions for a Warming World" held in Duluth in February:
1) Michael Joyce, graduate research assistant, and Ron Moen, senior research associate: Application of LiDAR data to wildlife habitat modeling
2) Moen, Joyce, Nicholas McCann (Minnesota Zoo), and Steve Windels (Voyageurs National Park): Using LiDAR data to interpret behavior-specific habitat use of moose.
3) Morgan Swingen, graduate research assistant, Moen, Windels, and Lee Frelich (UM-TC): Potential Climate-driven shifts in mammalian species composition in Great Lakes National Parks.
4) Christina Maley (1854 Treaty Authority), Andrew Edwards (1854 Treaty Authority), Amanda McGraw, graduate research assistant, and Moen: Moose Habitat Restoration Techniques in Northeastern Minnesota.
5) Jesse Alston, graduate research assistant, Joyce, and Moen: LiDAR Analysis of Snowshoe Hare Habitat in Northeastern Minnesota.
6) Bryce Olson (Voyageurs National Park), Windels, Moen, and Nick McCann (Great Lakes Indian and Wildlife Commission): Moose Modify Bedsites in Response to High Temperatures.
7) Jessica Rick (UMD), Moen, John Erb (MN DNR), and Jared Strasburg (UMD): Population genetic structure of wolves (Canis lupus) in Minnesota.
8) Tessa Tjepkes, graduate research assistant, Moen, and Strasburg: Population genetics of moose in Northeastern Minnesota.
9) J. Trevor Vannatta, graduate research assistant, Kimberly VanderWaal (Minnesota Zoo), and Moen: Factors determining giant liver fluke infection in white-tailed deer and moose.

Brian Kot, post-doctoral associate, gave an invited keynote address titled "Feeding Behavior of an Important Marine Predator: the Minke Whale" at the First International Symposium on Baleen Whale Behavior in Shizuoka, Japan, in February.

Pavel Krasutsky, program director, gave a dinner lecture titled "The Amazing Properties of Birch Bark" as part of the Cable Natural History Museum Adult Naturalist Program in March.

Moen gave two seminar presentations at the Prairie to Wood Whitetails Exposition held in Parkers Prairie, Minn., in March:
1) Antler growth in members of the deer family
2) Status of moose in Minnesota

Moen and Windels gave two oral presentations at the Forest and Wildlife Research Review held at the Cloquet Forestry Center in February:
1) The status and condition of Minnesota's moose population
2) Status of moose in Minnesota

Anna Peterson, research associate, Gerald Niemi, senior research associate, and Douglas Johnson (U.S. Geological Survey) published "Patterns in diurnal airspace use by migratory landbirds along an ecological barrier" in Ecological Applications, Vol. 25, 2015, pp. 673-684.

Euan Reavie, senior research associate, Mark Edlund (St. Croix Watershed Research Station), Norman Andresen (Andresen Consulting) and Daniel Engstrom (St. Croix Watershed Research Station) gave a seminar titled "Paleolimnology of the southern basin of Lake of the Woods, Part 1: The sedimentary record" at the 13th International Lake of the Woods Water Quality Forum in International Falls, Minn., in March.

Reavie, Elizabeth Alexson, graduate research assistant, Sergiy Yemets, research associate, Chad Yost (LacCore), Richard Axler, senior research associate, Jammi Ladwig (LacCore), Andrea Nurse (University of Maine), Krasutsky, and Lisa Allinger, research associate, gave a seminar titled "A 200-year history of aquatic conditions in the St. Louis River" at the St. Louis River Summit held in Superior, Wisc., in March.

Reavie, Gerald Sgro (John Carroll University), Allinger, Andrew Bramburger, research associate, and Victoria Shaw Chraibi (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) gave a seminar titled "Should we be concerned about climate-driven reorganization of aquatic primary producers?" at the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Aquatic Sciences meeting in Granada, Spain, in February.

Bramburger and Reavie gave a seminar titled "The nature of phytoplankton in the epilimnion and summer deep chlorophyll maximum in the Great Lakes" at the joint meeting of the Society of Canadian Limnologists and the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research held in Ottawa, Ontario, in January.

Reavie presented a seminar titled "Great Lakes phytoplankton: A harbinger for change" at the Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 Great Lakes National Program Office in Chicago, Ill., in March.

Christopher Wright, research associate, provided three briefings on "Recent land use change surrounding U.S. corn ethanol refineries" to the Environmental Protection Agency Executive Office of Management and Budget and the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, D.C. in February. 

Pharmacy Department News

Jacob Brown, assistant professor, presented a poster titled "Single Dose Pharmacokinetics of Atomoxetine in Children with ADHD Stratified by CYP2D6 Activity Score" at the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics annual meeting held in New Orleans, La., in March.

Kerry Fierke, assistant professor, is a recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award through UMD's 2015 Student Awards Program. The Outstanding Faculty Award is given to members of the faculty who have displayed outstanding abilities in the realm of teaching and instruction, calling attention to their contributions to the educational advancement of students, to the UMD community, and the general pursuit of knowledge by all. He will be honored at the UMD Student Awards Reception and Program on Sun., Apr. 19.

K. D. Hager, assistant professor, B. D. Aronson, research assistant, R. C. Smith, graduate student, D. Parra, and M. Swanoski, assistant professor, had their articleImproving blood pressure control in over-the-road truck drivers: Is provision of medication therapy management by pharmacists feasible?” published in Inov Pharm 2015;6(1).

Sean Hall, Infrastructure Analyst 2, is a recipient of the Outstanding Staff Award through UMD’s 2015 Student Awards Program. This is awarded to a non-student, non-faculty employee of the university who has demonstrated support and concern for the well-being of students and the University. This individual has gone above and beyond requirements to aid students. He will be honored at the UMD Student Awards Reception and Program on Sun., Apr. 19.

Duluth Pharmacy student Meena Murugappan had her article "Eat. Sleep. Pharmacy. Dance. Repeat." published in the March/April 2015 edition of Student Pharmacist, a publication of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

Anthony Olson, Duluth Pharmacy graduate student, is a recipient of the Bulldog Award through UMD’s 2014 Student Awards Program. The Bulldog Award is awarded to graduate students who have served in at least one area where outstanding service has positively affected the University community within the past calendar year. He will be honored at the UMD Student Awards Reception and Program on Sun., Apr. 19.

Mark Schneiderhan, associate professor, led an educational roundtable on "Pain Management" at the 2015 Minnesota Pharmacy Legislative Day held in St. Paul, Minn. in February.



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