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Monday 23 February 2015

Dr. Rebecca Davis University of Manitoba
Chem 200, 3:00 PM

DNA Barcoding as a Tool for Great Lakes Biological Assessment - Dr. Anett Trebitz, Research Ecologist, U.S. EPA, Mid-Continent Ecology Division

3:15 PM
Life Science 185

Wednesday 25 February 2015

Title: “Emerson Process Management and Some Business Side of Engineering” Speaker: Brian Fretschel, Marketing Engineer, Emerson Process Management Time/Place: 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. / Engr 290 Host: Ping Zhao, SCSE Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 726- 8802,

Thursday 26 February 2015

Title: “Duluth Complex Rock Weathering: Application of MN DNR Research to Environmental Review of Mining Proposals”
Speaker: Kim Lapakko, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Time/Place: 4:00 pm / MWAH 191
Host: Jim Miller, SCSE Department of Earth & Environmental Science, 726-6582,

Title: "Pharmacogenetics Research Within the eMERGE Network" Speaker: Catherine McCarty, PhD, MPH, Principal Research Scientist, Essentia Institute of Rural Health Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm / Room 130 School of Medicine Host: Jean Regal, SMED Department of Biomedical Sciences, 726-8950,

Title 1: “The Impact of Benefit Design Change on Medication Adherence and Prescription Drug Utilization Among Commercially Insured, Continuously Enrolled Patients with Chronic Disease” Speaker 1: Weiping Su, PhD Student, Graduate Program in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, University of Minnesota
Title 2: “Minnesota Case Study and Curriculum Compass Report” Speaker 2: Debbie Pestka, PhD Student, Graduate Program in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, University of Minnesota Time/Place: 3:30 – 5:00 PM / 160 Life Science (Duluth) and 7-193/195 Weaver Densford Hall (TCs) Host: Social and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program

Friday 27 February 2015

Title: “Design of Soft Matter Interfaces: From ‘Conventional’ to ‘Covalent’ Assembly” Speaker: Dr. David M. Lynn, professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Department of Chemistry, University Wisconsin-Madison Time/Place: 3:00 p.m. / Kobilka Lecture Hall, Chem 200 Host: Robert Carlson, SCSE Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-7231,

Title: “Cascades and Connectivity: The Influence of Spatial Scale on Understanding Ecosystem Processes" Speaker: Dr. Nate Nibbelink, associate professor, University of Georgia Time/Place: 3:15 p.m. / 185 LSci. Host: Tom Hrabik, SCSE Department of Biology, 726-7626,

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A shared love of the outdoors fuels
a lifetime of conservation accomplishments.
John and Jan Green

John Green, a well-known geologist and professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and his wife Jan, one of the state's most knowledgeable ornithologists, lead a generation of conservationists in their effort to maintain the integrity of the Lake Superior region. (read more)

UMD Engineering Students Awarded
Six of Ten State Scholarships 
Engineering Student Scholarships (click to enlarge)

Joshua Hamilton, SCSE Dean
Laura Hart, Civil Engineering
April Boehne, Civil Engineering
Brittany Fossell, Civil Engineering
Corey Schlosser, Civil Engineering
Brett Hansen, Civil Engineering
Dane Jensen, Chemical Engineering (not shown)
Civil Engineering Dept. Head, Dr. Adrian Hanson (read more)



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