A weekly news digest for University of Minnesota, Morris faculty, staff, and students
Vol. 6, No. 5: September 24, 2014
In this issue:
- Dr. Peter Agre To Present "Opening Doors Worldwide through Science"
- Community Coffee Held in Honor of University of Minnesota Regents' Visit
- Morris Named a Military Friendly School for the Fourth Consecutive Year
- Chancellor Jacqueline R. Johnson Mentioned in the Minneapolis Star Tribune
Ish Haji, "Obligation and Luck"
Thursday, September 25, 4 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109
Michael McKenna, "How Free Are We? A Compatiblist's View"
Friday, September 26, 4 p.m.
Imholte Hall 109
Yahya Frederickson Poetry Reading
Thursday, September 25, 7 p.m.
Briggs Library, Lower Level
That's Two of His Weapons Theatre Workshop
Saturday, September 27, 10:45 a.m.
Humanities Fine Arts 125
Secondary Education Application/Information Meeting
Monday, September 29, 2:15 p.m.
Imholte Hall 11
Native American Community Meal
Monday, September 29, 5:30 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church (108 West Eighth Street, Morris, MN 56267)
Monday, September 29, 7 p.m.
Student Center Edson Auditorium
Wednesday, October 1, 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall
News and announcements:
The campus and community are invited to an informal gathering with members of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.
The celebration will be held following the Cougar football Homecoming game.
Michael Ceballos, assistant professor of biology, will lead the discussion.
Michaelle Browers, associate professor of politics and international affairs at Wake Forest University, will deliver the lecture.
Ernesto Domínguez López To Visit Morris
Ernesto Domínguez López will present "The Cuban Revolution in the 21st Century: Adaptation and Persistence" on Tuesday, September 30, at 6 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. López teaches history and political science at the University of Havana. His lecture will challenge the notion of Cuba as a country clinging to the past by exploring how it has embraced innovation while still preserving the Revolution. For more information, please contact Benjamín Narváez.
The latest edition of Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program's (ESUP) The Upgrade is available now. In this issue:
-MyUPreview: Reporting Center
-Changes to Timesheets and Absence Requests
-ESUP Readiness Formal Community of Practice
View this issue and more at upgrade.umn.edu.
The University of Minnesota, Morris has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the fourth consecutive year. The list is the premier, trusted resource for post-military success.
New work by Vicki Graham, professor of English, was published in ISLE, the literary journal for the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment. Graham's "A Grain of Sand" appears in the latest issue, which focuses on climate change.
Work by Athena Kildegaard, teaching specialist of English, will be featured on American Public Media's The Writer's Almanac on Monday, September 29. Host Garrison Keillor will read a poem from Kildegaard's book Cloves & Honey.
Work by Michael Eble, associate professor of studio art, will be on display at Gallery 13 in Minneapolis beginning Friday, October 3. Additional information about the exhibition is available online.
"Synthesis and Electronic Properties of Oxidized Benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophenes" by Ted Pappenfus, professor of chemistry, Dan Seidenkranz '13, Matt Lovander '12, Brandon Karels '15, Perham, and Travis Beck '15, East Bethel, was published in The Journal of Organic Chemistry, the most cited journal in the field of organic chemistry. This research activity was supported by generous funding from the University of Minnesota, Morris Faculty Research Enhancement Funds, a Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship from the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, and the National Science Foundation.
Bruce Miller '72 earned an Emmy for his work on Twin Cities Public Television's Farm Fresh Road Trip. Miller was recognized as a Producing Partner on the show, which was nominated in the award program's new "Lifestyle: Program/Special/Series" category.
In the news
Chancellor Jacqueline R. Johnson was mentioned in a recent Minneapolis Star Tribune editorial. Chancellor Johnson is chair of the board of directors of the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), which is one of two organizing partners of MN2015. This major global conference on sustainability will attract the former heads of state of nearly 100 countries to Minnesota in October 2015.
Michael Lackey, professor of English, was interviewed by the University of St. Thomas news service. Lackey discusses his most recent book, Truthful Fictions: Conversations with American Biographical Novelists.
Sara Kloek '05 discussed children's apps, technology, and the new Moms With Apps site today on SiriusXM's "Dot Complicated with Randi Zuckerberg."
Estar in el Prairie, a photo project led by Morris students, has garnered some media attention in recent weeks. The project was recently featured by both the Bush Foundation and Minnesota Campus Compact.
Megan Mahn Miller '97, was interviewed by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Miller, a Minneapolis-based appraiser and auctioneer, answers questions about hot collectibles, how to shop for them, and more.
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