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Academic News

COMMENCEMENT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT
The Commencement Committee is looking for volunteers for UMD’s commencement ceremonies. The undergraduate and graduate ceremonies are combined on Sat., May 16. A mandatory meeting to review volunteer responsibilities is scheduled on Wed., May 13 at 2 pm in the Administrative Conference Room, 520 Darland Administration Building.

Doctorate, Masters, and Bachelor’s Degree Program Morning Ceremony: LSBE, SCSE
10 am, Amsoil Arena, Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center

12 noon–2 pm, Lunch provided for volunteers at the DECC. Specific room—Horizon Room

Doctorate, Masters, and Bachelor’s Degree Program Afternoon Ceremony: CEHSP, SFA, CLA
3 pm, Amsoil Arena, Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center

Volunteers are needed for two time periods. Volunteers who can help at both ceremonies are welcomed and encouraged.
10 am–12 noon
1:30 pm–4:30 pm

Activities for volunteers include helping students line up, handing out programs, answering guest questions, and helping guests find their way around the arena. To sign up or for more information, contact Christiana Kapsner, 218-726-7748.


REC SPORTS SEEKS FACULTY AND STAFF FOR FRESHMAN TRIPS
Recreational Sports Outdoor Program (RSOP) is again offering their popular Freshmen Outdoor Trips, and they need faculty and staff to participate. The trips are Aug. 22–25 (Saturday–Tuesday of the week before classes begin) and include canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, sea kayaking, and mountain biking. Visit the Freshmen Trips website for general itineraries/equipment lists and photos from past trips.

These trips are an opportunity for first year students to get a better understanding of college life, become a part of the University community, meet faculty/staff, and discover outdoor opportunities. Also, studies have shown that these types of trips increase retention of students.

The trips are free to faculty and staff. No prior experience is necessary. Faculty and staff who have participated in the past are welcome to join again. For more information or to sign up, contact Tim Bates, 218-726-8743, RSOP.


UNIVERSITY WOMEN AWARDS, GRANTS, AND SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

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 women@umn.edu.

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



Administration News


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (ITSS) UPDATES

ITSS staff were recognized for their work in the ESUP Integration Project as part of the Outstanding Service Awards. Recipients were: Adam Moren, system/database design/admin, Aaron Richner, developer 2, and Stacy Schweikert, business/system analyst 2. Honorable mention was given to: Wendy Caveny, business/system analyst 3, Scott Hollatz, system/database design/admin 3, and Troy Peterson, developer 2. The award ceremony was held May 4.

Archived ITSS News articles are available online. For more information, contact the ITSS Help Desk, 218-726-8847.


KUMD

KUMD 103.3 FM student music director, Nathan Mechtel, received the UMD Student Employee of the Year Award. He has served as "The Basement" music director for over two years, curating the sound of KUMD's student-run radio, "The Basement," every evening after 9 pm. Mechtel is the third KUMD student employee awarded this honor within the last four years.


UMD STORES

Mothers Day is just around the corner. With every Mother’s Day card purchase, receive one free stamp

Textbook Buyback for Spring Semester begins Fri., May 8 and continues through Fri., May 15 in UMD Stores Express. Rented textbooks may also be returned during Buyback. Hours are 8:30 am–4 pm, May 8 & 15, and 8:30 am–5pm, May 11–14.

UMD Stores will hold its Final Sale of the year May 11–14 in Kirby Student Center across from the Lower Level Store. Items will be discounted up to 70%. Choose from UMD wear and gifts; office, school, and art supplies; Computer Corner items; food and books. Hours are 8 am–5 pm each day.

Bag Free has been extended. Due to popularity, the Bag Free promotion will continue until Sun., May 17. Don't forget to bring reusable bags when shopping at UMD Stores. UMD Stores is also collecting #2 and #4 plastic bags. Look for the collection boxes at the entrances of all UMDStores. Recycled plastic bags can become park benches, playground equipment, or even backyard decking.

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 UMD Stores Street Level.

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

Jean Baribeau-Thoennes, associate program, director, and mental health counselor, Health Services, is the recipient of the UMD Commission for Women’s 2015 Linda Larson Women of the Year Staff Award. Baribeau-Thoennes has devoted both her career and much of her personal life to improving the lives of women both on campus and in the Twin Ports. Most recently, she has worked to raise awareness of body image issues and eating disorders among young men and women at UMD.

Joseph Bauerkemper, assistant professor, Department of American Indian Studies, published an article titled “The White Earth Constitution, Cosmopolitan Nationhood, and the Fruitful Ironies of Relational Sovereignty” in the journal Transmotion.

Tracy Bolen, director, LSBE Advising and Academic Services, received the LSBE Staff Service Excellence Award.

Jennifer Brady, assistant professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures - Hispanic Studies, presented her scholarship at two conferences this spring semester. At the CineLit conference in Portland, Ore., she presented a paper in Spanish titled “Maternidad imposible: Hiperrealidad e histeria en el cine apocalíptico de Jaume Balagueró” (“Impossible Maternity: Hyperreality and hysteria in apocalyptic films by Jaume Balagueró”). Brady also presented a paper titled "The Theatrical Education of Sancho Panza" at the Don Quixote in the American West: A Fourth-Centenary Celebration (1615-2015) in Denver, Colo. and Laramie, Wyo. Her conference presentation was a sort of culminating event to a semester full of celebration for the 400th-year anniversary of the publication of the second part of Miguel de Cervantes's seminal novel.  She also organized the Don Quixote symposium on UMD's campus, which was held in March.

Tricia Bunten, chief development officer, presented a webinar through the Minnesota Planned Giving Council titled, A Brisk Walk Through the Basics. Her portion of the three-part series focused on Life Income Gifts.

Daniel Burud, building and grounds worker, Facilities Management, is the recipient of a Continuous Service Award as part of the Outstanding Service Awards. The award ceremony was held May 4.

Jose Carrillo, instructor, Department of Mechanical/Industrial Engineering, received an Outstanding Faculty Award as part of the UMD Student Awards. A ceremony was held on April 19.

Shane Courtland
, assistant professor, Department of Philosophy, and director, Center for Ethics and Public Policy (CEPP), hosted the following CEPP lectures and panel discussions during spring semester:  1) “How (and Why) to Be a Free-Market Radical Leftist” with Roderick Long, professor, Auburn University; 2) “Milking the Young” with Loren Lomasky, Cory Professor of Political Philosophy, Policy and Law, University of Virginia; 3) “Exploitation, Neglect, and the Psychology of Moral Judgment” with Matt Zwolinski, associate professor, University of San Diego; 4) “Self-Love, Social Cooperation, and Justice” with Eric Mack, professor, Tulane University; 5) “Why Not Capitalism?” with Jason Brennan, assistant professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy, Georgetown University; 6) “Consent in Theory and Practice” with David Schmidtz, Kendrick Professor, University of Arizona; 7) “Kill or No-Kill” panel discussion with Betsy Bode, Animal Allies, Chris Maddow, Ruff Start Rescue, Mike Fry, animal advocate, educator and blogger, and Janelle Dixon, president/CEO, Animal Humane Society.

Kim Dauner, assistant professor, Department of Economics, had her article, “Assessing a Coalition for Outreach and Enrollment in Minnesota’s Health Insurance Exchange,” published in the spring 2015 issue of the Qualitative Report, Vol. 20(3), Article 6, pp. 251-267. She recently received the LSBE Faculty Service Excellence Award.

Priscilla A. Day, professor and head, Department of Social Work, is the recipient of the University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare 2015 Child Welfare Leadership Award. A reception was held April 28 at the 'M' Club Room in TCF Bank Stadium on the U of M Twin Cities campus. This award honors her significant achievements in the field of Child Welfare. She also serves as the principal investigator and director for the Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies whose mission is “to advance the well-being of children by strengthening families and communities through social work education, research, and outreach in the region.”

Dori Decker, community health specialist, Health Services, is the recipient of a Continuous Service Award as part of the Outstanding Service Awards. The award ceremony was held May 4.

Nancy McFarlin Diener, assistant professor, Department of Education, presented a conference workshop "Taking a Step Back: Reflecting on Personal Educational Experiences and Perspectives of Six Deaf Individuals" at the 2015 Collaborative Experience: A Symposium for Parents and Professionals at Breezy Point, Minn., in April.  The symposium was sponsored by the State Commission of Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans and designed to facilitate state-wide collaboration for Teachers of Deaf, Deaf Blind, and Hard of Hearing Students and Parents of Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing children. Diener's workshop was based on results of her qualitative life story research on the experiences of Deaf people across generations.

Kerry Fierke, assistant professor, College of Phamacy Duluth, received an Outstanding Faculty Award as part of the UMD Student Awards. A ceremony was held on April 19.

Dalibor Froncek, professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, presented a seminar talk "Graph Theory Tools for Tournaments Scheduling" at CAGS (Combinatorics, Algebra and Geometry Seminar) at George Mason University, Fairfax, Va.

Joe Gallian, professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, gave an invited lecture, sponsored by the Center of Applied Mathematics, at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. in April.

Kris Grant, executive office & administrative specialist, Financial Aid & Registrar, is the recipient of a Continuous Service Award as part of the Outstanding Service Awards. The award ceremony was held May 4.

Sean Hall, infrastructure analyst, College of Pharmacy Duluth, received an Outstanding Staff Award as part of the UMD Student Awards. A ceremony was held on April 19.

Christopher Harwood, audio/visual media producer, KUMD, is the recipient of a Continuous Service Award as part of the Outstanding Service Awards. The award ceremony was held May 4.

Elizabeth Benson Johnson, library and museum manager 2, is the recipient of a Continuous Service Award as part of the Outstanding Service Awards. The award ceremony was held May 4.

Hilary Kowino, associate professor, Department of English, received the Those Who Can Duluth Faculty Award as part of the UMD Student Awards. A ceremony was held on April 19.

John Kratz, instructor, Department of Marketing, received the LSBE Above and Beyond Award.

Scott Laderman, associate professor, Department of History, is the recipient of a 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. scholar grant. He will be teaching at the University of Hong Kong. His book, Empire in Waves: A Political History of Surfing, was published in 2014 by the University of California Press.

Ramesh Lakhan, instructor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received an Outstanding Advisor Award as part of the UMD Student Awards. A ceremony was held on April 19.

Dahui Li, professor, Department of Finance and MIS, and his coauthor, Bo Xu, had their article, “An Empirical Study of the Motivations for Content Contribution and Community Participation in Wikipedia,” published in the spring 2015 issue of Information and Management, 52, pp. 275-286.

Susan Maher, dean, College of Liberal Arts, was guest co-editor (with Tracy Tucker) of the Winter-Spring 2015 issue of the Willa Cather Newsletter and Review. The special issue's theme is "Mapping Literary Landscapes: Environments and Ecosystems." The issue includes a special introduction from the co-editors, six peer-reviewed essays, and other highlights from the 2014 Cather Spring Conference held in Red Cloud, Neb.

Christopher R. McIntosh, associate professor, Neil A. Wilmot, assistant professor, (both from the Department of Economics), and Randy Skalberg, associate professor, Department of Accounting, had their article, “Paying for Harbor Maintenance in the US: Options for Moving Past the Harbor Maintenance Tax,” in the spring 2015 issue of Transportation Research Part A.

Carly Moritz, assistant department director, Registrar, is the recipient of a Continuous Service Award as part of the Outstanding Service Awards. The award ceremony was held May 4.

Matt Olin, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design, received an Outstanding Faculty Award as part of the UMD Student Awards. A ceremony was held on April 19.

Ted Pedersen, professor, Department of Computer Science, developed systems that participated in two shared tasks recently. These events invite researchers from around the world to evaluate their systems on the same tasks and data during a limited period of time. The first concluded in December and involved automatically creating dictionary entries for words based on written samples of text. This was a part of the Semeval-2015 Semantic Evaluation exercise. The second wrapped up in March and automatically screened Twitter users for signs of Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This event was held in preparation for the 2nd Annual Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology Workshop.

Shey Peterson, executive secretary, Electrical Engineering, was recognized for work on the Engineering Summer Camps for Local Middle School Students, as part of the Outstanding Service Awards. The award ceremony was held May 4.

Jon Pierce, professor, Department of Management Studies, received the LSBE Research Excellence Award (for 6+ years of service).

Thomas Reed, assistant professor, Department of Accounting, received the LSBE Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award.

Jean Regal, professor, Biomedical Sciences, Medical School Duluth Campus, is the recipient of the UMD Commission for Women’s 2015 Linda Larson Women of the Year Faculty Award. Regal has administered the Academic Health Center Women's Mentoring Program for fifteen years. Her dedication to fostering relationships between female members of the faculty led her to extend the program across the STEM fields on campus.

Cheryl Reitan, associate director, External Affairs, will have her screenplay, "Thunder of Freedom," performed as readers theater, Tues., May 26 and Thurs., May 28, 7 pm, Teatro Zucconi, 222 E. Superior St., Duluth. The screenplay was inspired by the book, Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi by Sue (Lorenzi) Sojourner with Cheryl Reitan. The performance commemorates the 1920 Duluth lynching of Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie. For more info see thunderoffreedomlive.com.

Linda Rochford, associate professor, Department of Marketing, and her coauthor, Patricia Borchert, had their article, “Meeting the Demands for Business Study Abroad Programs: A Call for Action,” published in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of International Business Education, Volume 9, pp. 277-298. She recently received the LSBE Teaching Excellence Award (for 6+ years of service).

Alan Roline, associate professor, Department of Accounting, will serve as Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) for the Labovitz School of Business and Economics, effective July 1, 2015. Rajiv Vaidyanathan, who previously served as the DGS, will continue to serve as the head of the Department of Marketing. Roline joined UMD in 1993. He earned his J.D., as well as his MBA, from the University of Minnesota. He has served, over a 14-year span, until 2014, as LSBE’s head of the Department of Accounting. His professional experience includes stints as an attorney and tax specialist.

Helen Sandwick, executive office & administrative specialist, Aerospace Studies, is the recipient of a Continuous Service Award as part of the Outstanding Service Awards. The award ceremony was held May 4.

Greg Sather
, finance manager, Business Office, is the recipient of a Continuous Service Award as part of the Outstanding Service Awards. The award ceremony was held May 4.

Burke Scarbrough, assistant professor, Department of English, received an Academic Advisor Award as part of the UMD Student Awards. A ceremony was held on April 19.

Jeanine Schroer, assistant professor, Department of Philosophy, received an Academic Advisor Award as part of the UMD Student Awards. A ceremony was held on April 19.

Georgina Spears, executive office & administrative specialist, Department of Finance/Management Information Sciences, received the LSBE Staff Excellence Award.

Eun-Kyung Suh, professor, Department of Art and Design, will present a solo exhibition, “Torn from Home,” at the Gordon Parks Gallery, 645 East Seventh Street, on the Metropolitan State University’s Saint Paul campus. The exhibit opens with a reception on Thurs., April 23 and continues through July 23. This exhibit is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and a Career Development Grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council.

Lisa Sundberg, maritime worker, Large Lakes Observatory, was recognized for her work on LLO Outreach: Science Fridays, as part of the Outstanding Service Awards. The award ceremony was held May 4.

Ariuna Taivan, assistant professor, Department of Economics, received the LSBE Teaching Excellence Award (for 0-6 years of service).

Rajiv Vaidyanathan, professor, Department of Marketing, is a recipient of the 2015 Advising and Mentoring Award given by the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly. An awards ceremony will be held on May 7 in the President’s room in Coffman Union on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.

Jessica Villeneuve, principal office and administration specialist, Office of Admissions, received an Outstanding Staff Award as part of the UMD Student Awards. A ceremony was held on April 19.

Patty Wendinger, instructor, Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, received an Outstanding Advisor Award as part of the UMD Student Awards. A ceremony was held on April 19.

Carlee Williams, executive office & administrative specialist, Department of Marketing, received the LSBE Staff Excellence Award.

Neil Wilmot, assistant professor, Department of Economics, received the LSBE Research Excellence Award (for 0-6 years of service).

Dorothy Wolden
, child care teacher, Children’s Place, is the recipient of a Continuous Service Award as part of the Outstanding Service Awards. The award ceremony was held May 4.


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Special Recognition

Information Technology Systems and Services staff were recognized for their work in the ESUP Integration Project as part of the Outstanding Service Awards. Recipients were: Adam Moren, system/database design/admin, Aaron Richner, developer 2, and Stacy Schweikert, business/system analyst 2. Honorable mention was given to: Wendy Caveny, business/system analyst 3, Scott Hollatz, system/database design/admin 3, and Troy Peterson, developer 2.The award ceremony was held May 4.

Kirby Student Center announced the recipients of the 2015 UMD Student Awards. These awards recognize outstanding faculty, staff, and academic advisers, student organizations and student organization advisers, and student leaders at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Over 90% of the nominations were submitted by students, and each selection committee held a majority of students. All recipients and nominees were honored in April with a reception and program in the Kirby Ballroom.

The UMD Commission for Women announced that Meg Poettgen, a senior majoring in anthropology and psychology, is the recipient of the 2015 Linda Larson Women of the Year Student Award. Poettgen has been instrumental in the development and outreach for the Got Your Back! Bystander Intervention Program and has served as a peer health educator and officer in QASU. In addition, she volunteers for PAVSA in the community as an advocate for victims of sexual assault. Her on-campus service includes her job in Career & Internship Services and working as a teaching assistant. 



Large Lakes Observatory News

The R/V Blue Heron will start its 18th year of operation on May 13, deploying two of Jay Austin’s (associate professor, Department of Physics) meteorological buoys in the western arm of Lake Superior.

Erik Brown, professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, gave the keynote address for the 8th Great Lakes of the World Conference (GLOW-8) in Mangochi, Malawi, in March. His talk was entitled "Changes in the Lake Malawi ecosystem: A physical and chemical limnological perspective."

Robert Sterner, professor, Department of Biology, gave a public lecture at the DECC in April as part of the Moos Family Speaker Series entitled, “The Outsized Role of Earth’s Largest Lakes.”

Lisa Sundberg, maritime worker, was recognized for her work on LLO Outreach: Science Fridays, as part of the Outstanding Service Awards. The award ceremony was held May 4.

The faculty of the LLO team-taught a spring University for Seniors’ study group entitled "Lakes of the East African Rift."

The 4th annual Adam Sellheim Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on July 24 at the Daytona Golf Club. The tournament celebrates Adam Sellheim, who was a UMD student, and proceeds from the event support a class cruise on the University’s research vessel, the R/V Blue Heron.


Medical School-Duluth News

Mary Cannedy-Clarke, associate administrator, Bridges to Education Through Science and Technology Programs, will receive the 2015 President's Award for Outstanding Service.

The April issue of Minnesota Medicine features all of the medical school sites in the state with our campus being represented by comments from Alan Johns, assistant dean, Medical Education and Curriculum, and first year medical student Augie Lindmark.

Jean Regal, professor, Biomedical Sciences, Medical School Duluth Campus, is the recipient of the UMD Commission for Women’s 2015 Linda Larson Women of the Year Faculty Award. Regal has administered the Academic Health Center Women's Mentoring Program for fifteen years. Her dedication to fostering relationships between female members of the faculty led her to extend the program across the STEM fields on campus.

Melissa Walls, associate professor, Biobehavioral Health and Population Sciences, won the U of M’s Graduate & Professional Student Association Advising and Mentoring Award.

Walls and Emily Onello, assistant professor, Family Medicine/Community Health, were published in the Journal of American Board of Family Medicine about Unconscious Bias: Racial Microagressions in American Indian Health Care.

The Second Annual Aufderheide Memorial Lecture and Student Research Symposium was held in April at the Medical School, Duluth Campus. Presenters included an introduction by Dr. Geoff Witrak, research talks by Drs. Aubie Shaw, Joslynn Lee, and Sarah Lacher, three post-doctoral scholars in the Biomedical Sciences Department, and medical students Brent Schotl and Alan Jackson.  The keynote was given by Dr. Scott Mikesell and focused on cardiology clinical research. A poster session was conducted throughout the event highlighting research actively conducted in the medical school. The Late Dr. Art Auferderheide and Mary Aufderheide have been cherished members of the Medical School, contributing to past and current efforts to promote excellence in research. Mrs. Auferderheide actively participated in the Symposium.



Minnesota Sea Grant News

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Natural Resources Research Institute News

The following NRRI staff participated in the Society for Mining and Metallurgy Exploration Annual Conference held in Duluth in April.
1) Donald Fosnacht, center director, gave the plenary address titled "DRI and Factors Impacting Iron Ore Demand."
2) Dave Hendrickson, strategic planning director, Tom Levar, scientist, Sarah Gordee, research fellow, Matt Mlinar, coordinator, Steve Monson-Geerts, research fellow, and Basak Anameric, minerals coordinator, served as technical session co-chairs
3) Kurt Johnson, senior research fellow, gave a talk titled "Applied Peatland/Wetland Restoration Research at NRRI"

Rolf Weberg, director, gave a talk about NRRI's mining, energy and manufacturing research to support economic development at the Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACEIE) at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in April. At that same event, NRRI was recognized for contributions to the ACEIE, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce.



Pharmacy Department News

The following were presented at the American Pharmacists Association APhA2015 "Advancing as One" annual meeting and exposition held in San Diego, Calif., in March:
1) A continuing education presentation by co-presenters Celia MacDonnell and Karen Bastianelli, assistant professor, on “Ocular Symptoms in Your Pharmacy: The Management of Common Eye Conditions.”
2) A contributed papers poster by Oscar Garza, Sarah Schweiss, assistant professor, and Jean Moon on "Improving the Collaborative Care Process: Piloting a Framework for Improving Pharmacy Resident Training and Clinical Decision-Making Documentation."

The following were presented at the Academy of Distinguished Teachers 2015 Conference "Making Sense of Educational Innovation: Finding What Works for Today's Students" held in Minneapolis, Minn., in April:
1) K. K. Fierke, assistant professor, and A. W. Olson, Pharmacy student. “Voluntary Leadership Development Sessions Designed to Document Student Perceptions, Motivations, Experiences, and Goals.”
2) H. Mongan-Rallis, associate professor, Education; M. Emad, associate professor, Sociology/Anthropology; Hager; S. Perala-Dewey, instructor, Writing Studies; E. Hill, assistant professor, Chemical Engineering; C. Harkins, assistant professor, Health, Physical Education, & Recreation; and L. Charleux, assistant professor, Geography, Urban, Environment & Sustainability Studies. “Flipped Classroom Community of Practice. Flipping Our Classrooms: Faculty from UMD’s Flipped Classroom Community of Practice Sharing Their Experiences Workshop.”
3) C. Kolar, K. D. Hager, assistant professor, and K. K. Janke. “Peer Teaching between First and Second Year Pharmacy Students during Professional Development Days.”
4) G. L. Lepp, education program specialist 2, and Fierke. “Stimulating Student Engagement with an Intention/Reflection Practice.”  

H. Thompson Buum, T. Mustapha, E. Borman-Shoap, P. Adam, M. Dierich, and Hager had their article,Essentials of ambulatory care: A post-graduate level, interdisciplinary, interprofessional curriculum at the University of Minnesota,” published in Minnesota Medicine 2015 Apr;98(4):36-38.






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