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Vol. 2, No. 23: February 9, 2011

Editor: Judy Korn
Please send comments, questions, or submissions to the editor. The submission deadline for the next edition of Weekly Bulletin will be Tuesday, February 15, at 4 p.m.

In this issue:

Upcoming events:

Meiningens to perform Recent Tragic Events

4 cast members

Thursday through Saturday, November 10–12, 2011
Black Box Theatre, Humanities Fine Arts

The student theatre group, Meiningens, discovers comedy in the face of tragedy in Recent Tragic Events by playwright Craig Wright. The play explores the roles of fate and chance in this unexpectedly funny play. The characters embark on a journey of courage, humor, and perseverance in the face of crisis. Show dates are November 10–12 with show times at 7:30 each evening and a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Read more »

“Prairie Yard and Garden” explores University of Minnesota, Morris gardens

Thursday, February 10, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Pioneer Public Television

The next episode of Prairie Yard and Garden” (PY&G), on Pioneer Public Television, will explore the Morris campus gardens on Thursday, February 10. Host Larry Zilliox will tour the gardens with Gail Boe, senior gardener, and visit with Dennis Gimmestad ’73, an architectural historian with the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Read more »

Jazz Ensembles Concert in Recital Hall

Friday, February 11, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts

Under the direction of Joe Carucci, assistant professor of music and jazz program director, the Jazz Ensembles will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m.

Free Solar Swims celebrate solar-thermal panels at the Regional Fitness Center

swimmer and slide

Saturday, February 12, 2011
recreation pool, Regional Fitness Center

The 32-panel solar-thermal array installed last summer at the Regional Fitness Center will be celebrated on Saturday, February 12, with a free solar swim day. A community swim will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. A UMM student swim will be held from 8:30 until 11 p.m. Read more »

Osmonson senior seminar

Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 4 p.m.
Science 1020, Science

Matt Osmonson, Sleepy Eye, will present his senior chemistry seminar, “Bonding of Fourth Period Diatomic Molecules: A Valency Interaction Formula (VIF) Analysis,” on Tuesday, February 15, at 4 p.m. in Science 1020. All are welcome.

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News and announcements:

Article by Andrea Lund ’11 published in Metamorphosis

head and shoulders

“Housing Conditions and Respiratory Illness in Migrant Ngöbe Children: A Global Public Health Study” by Andrea Lund ’11, Bloomington, was chosen for publication in the fall 2010 edition of Metamorphosis, an online journal featuring the research and writing of undergraduate students studying at institutions that are members of COPLAC, the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Read more »

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. releases Jennifer Deane’s new book

head and shoulders

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. has released Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane’s new book, A History of Medieval Heresy and Inquisition. An associate professor of history, Deane’s recent publication reflects her research and her expertise in the area of medieval religious history. Read more »

Research conducted by Schneiderman ’11 and Lovander ’12 published in leading chemistry journal

Schneiderman and Lovander

The research of Debbie Schneiderman ’11, Luverne, and Matthew Lovander ’12, Willmar, working with Ted Pappenfus, associate professor of chemistry, has been published in a special issue of a leading journal, Chemistry of Materials. Schneiderman and Lovander synthesized new organic molecules toward the development of materials with enhanced electronic properties. In doing so, they created the first known redox polymer that conducts electrons and holes—a significant discovery in organic materials research. Read more »

Concert Choir to perform on “A Prairie Home Companion,” individual and group tickets available

“A Prairie Home Companion” has announced the musical groups that will perform when Garrison Keillor hosts a live broadcast at Morris on Saturday, February 19, 2011. Included will be Morris’s own Concert Choir. To purchase tickets, visit the web page. Tickets are $10 for UMM students with an ID (one ticket per student), and $35 for general admission. Rates for groups of eight or more are $28 per ticket. Email or call 320-589-6080 with questions. Read more »

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Congratulations to the Cougar women’s cross-country team on receiving the UMAC All-Academic Team award. Read more »


Stephen Burks, associate professor of economics and management, presented “Lab Measures of Other-Regarding Behavior Predict Some Choices in a Natural On-the-Job Social Dilemma: Evidence from Truckers” at a seminar sponsored by the Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics (CeDEx) at the School of Economics at the University of Nottingham on February 7, 2011. The work is co-authored with Jon Anderson, professor of statistics Matt Bombyk ’09, Twin Cities graduate student Jeffrey Carpenter, Middlebury College and McGill University Derek Ganzhorn ’08 Lorenz Götte, University of Lausanne, and Aldo Rustichini, Twin Cities campus and the University of Cambridge. The presentation is based on the Truckers & Turnover Project organized by Burks. In Nottingham, the fourth stop on a Germany, France, and United Kingdom research trip, Burks initiated work with Daniele Nosenzo, a post-doctoral CeDEx scholar, on a new paper using T&T data. Nosenzo visited Morris during summer 2010 and worked with Kim Rocha ’12 and Ruth Potter ’12, and other T&T faculty co-investigators, on a joint paper recently submitted to an economics journal.

In the News

Writer Ben Katzner interviewed Sherri Breen, assistant professor of political science, for the story “Locals feel effects of Egypt’s turmoil” published in the St. Cloud Times.

Katie McKenzie interviewed Sara Haugen, Office of Student Activities, for a TU Dance story broadcast on KMRS.

Paul Stagg interviewed Tim Russell about the Morris A Prairie Home Companion show for a story broadcast on KWLM-AM.

Katie McKenzie interviewed Karen Mumford, assistant professor of biology, for a Solar Swim story broadcast on KMRS.

Blade on semi

JP Cola interviewed Lowell Rasmussen, vice chancellor of finance and facilities, about the new turbine under construction for a story broadcast on KWLM.

Reporter Carol Stender attended the Carbon 101 workshop and wrote a story for Agrinews, “Reicosky determined to teach others about carbon.” Don Reicosky facilitated the workshop.

The Hudson Star-Observer printed a story on the play Lyle the Crocodile directed by Kelli Tucker ’09 for the Phipps Children’s Theatre.