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Vol. I, No. 23: February 24, 2010

Editor: Christine Mahoney
Please send comments, questions or submissions to the editor. The submission deadline for the next edition of Weekly Bulletin is Tuesday, March 1, 2010, at 4 p.m.

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Upcoming events:

Editor Jay Miskowiec to speak on "Towards a Metaphor of Translation"

Jay Miskowiec

Thursday, February 25, 2010
7 p.m.
Humanities Fine Arts (HFA) 6

Jay Miskowiec, translation editor at Aliform Publishing, an independent publisher that specializes in Latin American and world literature in translation, will visit campus, to conduct a translation workshop for students and to provide an evening presentation. The campus and community are invited to attend “Towards a Metaphor of Translation” at 7 p.m. in Humanities Fine Arts room six. A reception follows. Read more »

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble of India brings traditional and contemporary dance forms to Morris

Saturday, February 27, 2010
7:30 p.m.
Edson Auditorium

The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble of India will grace the stage at the University of Minnesota, Morris, to begin this semester’s Performing Arts Series (PAS). The company fuses contemporary dance concepts with traditional dance forms to create a remarkable performance that The Washington Post proclaims “a winner!” The Odissi, a traditional dance form, a dance of love and passion, will be performed with “exceptional synchronicity, compelling physicality, and emotional honesty.” Read more »

Hakala '98, marine biologist, to return to campus as 2009-10 Science and Math Visiting Alumnus

Monday, March 1, 2010
5:30 p.m.
Science Auditorium

The 2009-10 Science and Math Visiting Alumnus Siri Hakala ’98, biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California, will return to the University of Minnesota, Morris to talk to students and faculty about her graduate experience at the University of Hawaii and share stories about her work. Her presentation is titled, “Whales, Crossbows, and Cardboard Boxes: a Tale of (Continuing) Post-UMM Adventures”. Read more »

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News and announcements:

Enjoy the photos: Alumni Association Midwinter event

Alumni gathering candid

Alumni and friends gathered at the annual University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association annual Midwinter event held at the Como Park Conservatory on Thursday, February 18, 2010. Enjoy the photos.

Undergraduate Research Symposium Abstract Submission Deadline Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010, marks the 10th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, which celebrates student scholarly achievement and informs the campus community about the variety and quality of research on campus. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 26, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE), Student Center, room 5.

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship deadline Sunday, March 7, 2010

One of the largest and most competitive scholarship programs in the nation, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship provides awards of up to $50,000 per year for up to six years of study to deserving low-income college seniors and recent college graduates (who graduated within the past five years). For more information, please stop by the Academic Center for Enrichment (ACE) or e-mail

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Opera castmates

University of Minnesota, Morris alumna Karin Wolverton '97, music major, has been cast in the opera La bohème, which appears at the Ordway March 6, 7, 9, 10–14, 2010. Wolverton plays Musetta, a belle of the Latin Quarter, March 6, 9, 11 and 13, 2010.

Echoes of Cry of the Marsh, produced by the University of Minnesota, Morris Office of Media Services, was shown during testimony by Bob Hartkopf, who appears in the documentary, before the Environment and Natural Resources Committee at the State Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010.

Ted Pappenfus, associate professor of chemistry, has received a travel award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Organic Chemistry. The Division of Organic Chemistry makes travel awards to aid faculty at predominantly undergraduate institutions for travel to national ACS meetings. Awardees are required to present a paper or poster at the meeting. Dr. Pappenfus will use the award to support travel to the upcoming meeting in San Francisco, Calif. in March. He will be presenting a paper titled, "Survey of electron acceptors in oligothiophene-based materials."

Julie Eckerle, assistant professor of English, published a bibliographic essay, co-authored with Michelle M. Dowd, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, in the latest issue of English Literary Renaissance. The essay is titled "Recent Studies in Early Modern English Life Writing."

In the News


A story about University of Minnesota, Morris students—the O’Connor siblings—appears on the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)Web site. The story, written by University of Minnesota, Morris Sports Information Director Chris Butler, is titled “Minnesota-Morris family has game.”
Photo: From left—Kyle ’13, Amber ’11, Pat ’10, and Justin ’10 O’Connor, Ham Lake