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The University of Minnesota Duluth

BRIDGE - Summer 2007, Volume 25, #1

UMD Updates
News about UMD, Alumni,
the Campus, and beyond

Alumni Award to General Bruce Carlson / Community and Regional Research /
Football Stadium, Big Jig Fundraising, and Golf Move Athletic Foward /
Fine Arts Hosts First Turkish Visitors / UMD Arts Thrive in Summer /
Communicating Math and Science: NSF $3 Million Grant /
Five New Members Inducted into Academy of Science and Engineering
/
Goldfine Speaks At Professor for a Day Event

Alumni Award to General Bruce Carlson


LSBE Dean Kjell R. Knudsen and General Bruce Carlson

Four Star General Bruce Carlson, '71 (BAC Accounting) was a guest speaker at the UMD Air Force ROTC Fall Banquet and then was presented with the UMD Distinguished Alumni Award at a dinner in his honor.

An experienced pilot, Carlson is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours. He has held various assignments in flying units, including positions as Tactical Air Command, U.S. Air Force Headquarters as well as the offices of the Secretary of Air Force and Secretary of Defense. He is a former Commander of the Air Force's 49th Stealth Fighter Wing and is experienced in multiple aircraft weapons systems.

Alumni Award to General Bruce Carlson / Community and Regional Research /
Football Stadium, Big Jig Fundraising, and Golf Move Athletic Foward /
Fine Arts Hosts First Turkish Visitors / UMD Arts Thrive in Summer /
Communicating Math and Science: NSF $3 Million Grant /
Five New Members Inducted into Academy of Science and Engineering
/
Goldfine Speaks At Professor for a Day Event

Community and Regional Research

A partnership between UMD’s Center for Community and Regional Research (CCRR) and the
University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) is allowing UMD faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to tackle a wide range of research projects. The “real world” approach joins UMD researchers with community organizations on projects of local and regional significance.

Research topics in urban studies, geography, political science, women’s studies, history, American Indian studies, economics, anthropology, psychology, social work, and others have already yielded an interesting mix. Here’s a sample of topics: low-income people and dental care, mis-matched employment skills, mapping demographic trends for school enrollment, adult drug court program evaluation, rock climbing management plan assessment, perceptions of social problems and aspirations of Minnesota’s Iron Range
youth, arthritis in Indian country, archaeological sensitivity for landforms in Red Wing, transitional housing for homeless mentally ill women, baby advice in the 1980s, contemporary wild rice habitat in ceded Chippewa Lands, Clover Valley ethnohistory project, and documenting and interpreting Minnesota folklore.

 

Alumni Award to General Bruce Carlson / Community and Regional Research /
Football Stadium, Big Jig Fundraising, and Golf Move Athletic Foward /
Fine Arts Hosts First Turkish Visitors / UMD Arts Thrive in Summer /
Communicating Math and Science: NSF $3 Million Grant /
Five New Members Inducted into Academy of Science and Engineering
/

Football Stadium, Big Jig Fundraising,
and Golf Move Athletics Foward


Hundreds of anglers turned out for the Big Jig Ice Fishing Concert.

The UMD Intercollegiate Athletics Department has initiated a new fundraising campaign to conduct a major renovation of Malosky Stadium. The goal is a new concession area, press box, and a grandstand with seating for 30 percent more fans. Construction will begin on a portion of the project in 2008.

In February 2007, for the seventh year, UMD held its Big Jig Ice Fishing Contest on Pike Lake. 1,300 fishermen participated in the event and raised over $50,000 for UMD athletics. The fishermen competed for prizes worth about $60,000, including a new car, ATVs, and a boat with a trailer and outboard motor. Bob Nielson, director of UMD athletics, said, "The Big Jig is the athletic department's largest and most consistent single-day fundraiser of the year." Over 400 staff and student athletes participated in the set up and tear down, drilling holes, and running the concessions.

There are more opportunities to have fun while helping UMD Athletics. The UMD Bulldog Club Men's Hockey Alumni Golf Open will be held on Saturday July 14, 2007 at Ridgeview Country Club in Duluth and the UMD Bulldog Club Malosky Open will take place on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at Les Bolstad Golf Course on the UM-St. Paul Campus.

For more information go on-line at www.umdbulldogs.com or call Lynne Erickson at 218-726-7518.

 

Alumni Award to General Bruce Carlson / Community and Regional Research /
Football Stadium, Big Jig Fundraising, and Golf Move Athletic Foward /
Fine Arts Hosts First Turkish Visitors / UMD Arts Thrive in Summer /
Communicating Math and Science: NSF $3 Million Grant /
Five New Members Inducted into Academy of Science and Engineering
/
Goldfine Speaks At Professor for a Day Event

Fine Arts Hosts First Turkish Visitors


Halime Fi ? enk, Murat Devrim At ? lgan, and Filiz Yeni ? ehirlio
? lu, with chair of the UMD Department of Art and Design, Virginia Jenkins.

Three guests from the Arts, Design and Architecture program at Baskent University, in Ankara, Turkey, Filiz Yeni ? ehirlio ? hlu, Halime Fi ? enk, and Murat Devrim At ? lgan, recently visited the UMD Art and Design Department.

The guests met with faculty and staff to discuss collaborative projects and an international education exchange.

Filiz Yeni ? ehirlio ? hlu, dean of the faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture and art historian, presented a public lecture on the topic of "Ottoman Tiles and Ceramics."

Halime Fi ? enk, an instructor of graphic design, is working with Steve Bardolph, assistant professor in graphic design, on a typography project intended to facilitate a study of two cultures by students at two different design schools.

Murat Devrim At ? lgan, an instructor of graphic design, is working with Alison Aune, associate professor in Art Education and Joellyn Rock, assistant professor in graphic design, on the project, "Patterns for Peace: The Tulip and Arabesque: An Online Exhibition Inspired by Turkish Decorative Arts" (see work by SFA student Andrew Arkelin on the left).

UMD students participating in this project are studying traditional Turkish decorative designs of theme and space and they will create images using botanical and geometric patterns combined with the theme of peace. An online exhibition of the works showcases the results of the projects.

This involvement is the Art and Design Department collaboration in the Turkish American Alliance begun by SFA Dean Jack Bowman in 2005. A new collaboration begins during the 2007 Sieur Du Luth Summer Arts Festival, when 40 Turkish singers participate in the opera program productions of Carmen and Lucia di Lammermoor .

Alumni Award to General Bruce Carlson / Community and Regional Research /
Football Stadium, Big Jig Fundraising, and Golf Move Athletic Foward /
Fine Arts Hosts First Turkish Visitors / UMD Arts Thrive in Summer /
Communicating Math and Science: NSF $3 Million Grant /
Five New Members Inducted into Academy of Science and Engineering
/
Goldfine Speaks At Professor for a Day Event

UMD Arts Thrive in Summer


The Sieur Du Luth Summer Arts Festival opens with a children's musical, A Year with Frog and Toad , directed by UMD Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin. Unpredictable plots, emotional endings, and incredible performances make this an event for all ages. It's offered June 27 through July 8 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center with a variety of morning, afternoon and evening performances. It is sponsored by SMDC Foundation.

The opera Carmen will be performed from July 26 - 28 at 7:30 p.m., and July 29 at 2 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Pierre Calmelet from the Paris Conservatoire National de région Boulogne-Billancourt will conduct, and the opera is sponsored by Charles and Carolyn Russell.

The opera Lucia di Lammermoor will be performed August 2 - 4 at 7:30 p.m., and August 5 at 2 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. The opera is held in collaboration with Accademia Musicale Siciliana and is conducted by Gaetano Colajanni from Palermo, Italy. It is sponsored byRobert and Ruth Ann Eaton.

An Opera Aria Gala will be held on August 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall.

Jazz Concerts will be performed on Mondays, July 9, July 23 and August 6 in the Weber Music Hall. Noted saxophonist John Salerno is featured on July 9. The July 23 concert features The Scott Belck Quintet. Greg Moore and friends will perform Brazilian bossa nova music on August 6. Jazz is sponsored by FOX 21 News at 9.

A series of Chamber Music Concerts, sponsored by UBS Financial Services Inc., will be held on July 16, July 30, and August 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Weber Music Hall.

A Piano Honors Recital presenting pianists from the renowned Young Artists Piano Camp will be held at 7 p.m. on July 19, 2007 in the Weber Music Hall.

Concerts by the Lake at Glensheen will be held on Wednesdays July 11, 18, and 25 at 7:30 p.m. On August 1, 8, and 15, dance lessons start at 6:30 p.m. before the music at 7:30 p.m. The series is sponsored by WestmorelandFlint.

For more information see

www.umdartsfest.com or call 726-8561.

Alumni Award to General Bruce Carlson / Community and Regional Research /
Football Stadium, Big Jig Fundraising, and Golf Move Athletic Foward /
Fine Arts Hosts First Turkish Visitors / UMD Arts Thrive in Summer /
Communicating Math and Science: NSF $3 Million Grant /
Five New Members Inducted into Academy of Science and Engineering
/
Goldfine Speaks At Professor for a Day Event

Communicating Math and Science: NSF $3 Million Grant

UMD's College of Science and Engineering has received $3 million in funding from the National Science Foundation for a five-year project entitled GK-12: Graduate Fellows in Science and Mathematics Education.

This project will place 10 graduate students from the Integrated Biological Sciences, Geological Sciences, and Applied and Computational Mathematics programs into four area schools for ten hours a week. The involved area schools are Fond Du Lac Ojibwe Elementary School, Proctor Middle School, Cloquet High School, and Harbor City International School.

The project's objectives include: increasing the interest, desire, skills, and effectiveness of graduate fellows to teach and communicate science and mathematics knowledge with non-technical audiences and K-12 students; increasing the knowledge, disciplinary specific skills, and confidence of K-12 teachers to effectively teach science and mathematics; and increasing K-12 student interest and learning in science and mathematics.

The principal investigator is Carmen Latterell, associate professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and the co-principal investigators are Program Director Cindy Hale, Associate Professor Penny Morton, Professor John Pastor, and Professor Bruce Munson.

 

Alumni Award to General Bruce Carlson / Community and Regional Research /
Football Stadium, Big Jig Fundraising, and Golf Move Athletic Foward /
Fine Arts Hosts First Turkish Visitors / UMD Arts Thrive in Summer /
Communicating Math and Science: NSF $3 Million Grant /
Five New Members Inducted into Academy of Science and Engineering
/
Goldfine Speaks At Professor for a Day Event

 

Five New Members Inducted into Academy of Science and Engineering


Edward Bersu, Glenn B. Morey, Vice Chancellor Bruce Gildseth, Gerald Ostroski, Charles Taylor, Howard Levine, and Dean James P. Riehl

The College of Science and Engineering held its fifth annual Academy of Science and Engineering Ceremony in September 2006. The academy was established in 2002 to give public recognition to distinguished alumni and special friends of the College of Science and Engineering who have brought distinction to themselves through their participation, commitment, and leadership in their chosen profession. The 2006 inductees were Edward Bersu, Howard Levine, Glenn B. Morey, Gerald Ostroski, and Charles Taylor.

Edward Bersu '68 (BA Zoology) is currently a professor in the UW-Madison Department of Anatomy and an affiliate professor in the UW-Madison School of Education's Department of Kinesiology. His major research interests have included investigations of the morphology of human malformation syndromes associated with verified chromosomal imbalances such as trisomy.

Howard Levine '64 (BS Chemistry/Mathematics) is currently Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University. Levine has published more than 100 referred works, presented over 250 invited lectures, and is listed in the ISI Web of Knowledge among 300 highly-cited mathematicians.

Glenn B. Morey '57 (BS Geology) is presently Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, Winchell School of Earth Sciences. From 1986 to 2001, the year of his retirement, Morey held the titles of professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics, where he was a member of the graduate faculty in the areas of stratigraphy and sedimentology; and associate director and chief geologist, Minnesota Geological Survey.

Gerald Ostroski began his Minnesota Power career in 1963 as an assistant system planning engineer and steadily assumed positions of increasing responsibility. His career-long interest in new technology and computers and how they can transform the electric utility industry is legendary at Minnesota Power. Also legendary is his leadership in the group of industrialists and legislators that lobbied to establish engineering programs at UMD in the early and mid 80s. This leadership continued as he served as the Head of the Engineering Advisory and Scholarship Committee and continues to be active in supporting and promoting engineering education at UMD.

After completing a Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1956, Charles Taylor '52 (BA Chemistry/Physics) accepted a scientist position in the Central Research Laboratory at 3M. His distinguished career at 3M spanned nearly four decades and included a variety of projects focusing on organic chemistry, biochemistry, and medical devices. In addition to numerous records of invention, Taylor holds a dozen patents on pressure sensitive adhesives, dental restoratives, high performance polymers, and biocompatible materials. When he retired from 3M, he had achieved the highest level of scientist, namely 3M Corporate Scientist.

 

Alumni Award to General Bruce Carlson / Community and Regional Research /
Football Stadium, Big Jig Fundraising, and Golf Move Athletic Foward /
Fine Arts Hosts First Turkish Visitors / UMD Arts Thrive in Summer /
Communicating Math and Science: NSF $3 Million Grant /
Five New Members Inducted into Academy of Science and Engineering
/
Goldfine Speaks At Professor for a Day Event

Goldfine Speaks at Professor for a Day Event


Associate Dean Wayne Jesswein, Monnie Goldfine, and LSBE Dean Kjell R. Knudsen

Manley (Monnie) Goldfine, a long-time Duluth entrepreneur and civic leader, was a guest speaker at the UMD Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) "Professor for a Day" event on November 1, 2006. The title of his speech was "The Harder I Work, the Luckier I Get: Seventy Years of Business, Success (and Failure)," in which he presented insights and comments of his long and successful business career. Goldfine recently retired as CEO of ZMC Hotels.

Goldfine shared the story of his family and how they helped build Duluth. "My mother, Fanny, was born in Kiev, Russia, and my Dad in Vilna, Lithuania," he said, "and I am very lucky to be born in America..." His parents passed on their values of working hard and taking care of one's family and community. Goldfine said he learned, "You need to strive to be the best you can be in business at whatever you do, and to do all you can to make your community better. The community will profit and you will profit."

Goldfine's parents owned a cattle and feed business that soon developed into a general merchandise store on Garfield Avenue. In 1962, as automatic washers, refrigerators, electric stoves, and televisions became readily available, Monnie, his brother Erwin, and his mother Fanny, put together a finance package to build a department store, Goldfine's By the Bridge.

It was a different Duluth then. Goldfine and other prominant Duluthians have recounted its transformation in a book, The Will and the Way: How a Generation of Activists Won Public and Private Achievements for Their Community and Region , by Manley Goldfine and Donn Larson.

"Most of you don't remember how shabby and dirty the waterfront was before the city got rid of the scrap yard, the car wreckers, the truck companies and old warehouses that made the area so unattractive," said Goldfine. Duluth's evolution began with the building of the Arena-Auditorium, now expanded to the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. "The whole waterfront area is full of activity, thanks to the imagination and hard work of dedicated citizens," Goldfine said. Jeno Paulucci, the Duluth newspaper's Sports Editor Ryder Lund, and Congressman John Blatnik were just a few of the players that helped secure the Arena-Auditorium funding and launched the transformation of the downtown waterfront.

The next civic project Goldfine became involved with was the planning and construction of the Spirit Mountain Ski Hill. "My friend, George Hovland, a former Olympic skier, had the idea and took me out to the site," he said. "It took some doing and a lot of help from Mayor Ben Boo, the City Council, Senator Sam Solon, and the government to finance the Hill, but we got the job done." Spirit Mountain turned out to be a popular recreation destination for winter skiing and year-round events.

Even though he has officially retired, Goldfine keeps an eye on his company, ZMC Hotels, Inc. They buy, build, operate, and sell motels.

Beginning with the downtown Best Western Motel and the Bridgeview Motel in Superior, ZMC now operates 30 motels in 12 states and excursion boats in Duluth, Superior, and Chattanooga, Tennessee. They recently opened Duluth's first waterpark, the Edgewater Resort and Waterpark and the Inn on Lake Superior in Canal Park.

Goldfine is proud of Duluth's civic projects. "There have been some very gratifying efforts by members of our family and our staff to make our city a better, richer place to live," he said. "I'm especially proud of my brother Erwin Goldfine who was a Regent of the University of Minnesota for 12 years and very active in bringing the Medical School to UMD."

Goldfine said that some of the most inspiring happenings are in the education field. "UMD is surging ahead with exciting new buildings, programs, staff, dormitories, library, the Swenson Science building, the Weber Music Hall, and soon the new

Labovitz School of Business and Economics," he said. "The growth is thrilling." He is also pleased that the College of St. Scholastica, Lake Superior College, and the rest of the educational community is thriving.

"Duluth is a wonderful place to live and to do business. It has been a pleasure to share my pride for Duluth."

Alumni Award to General Bruce Carlson / Community and Regional Research /
Football Stadium, Big Jig Fundraising, and Golf Move Athletic Foward /
Fine Arts Hosts First Turkish Visitors / UMD Arts Thrive in Summer /
Communicating Math and Science: NSF $3 Million Grant /
Five New Members Inducted into Academy of Science and Engineering
/
Goldfine Speaks At Professor for a Day Event

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