Archive for October, 2023

Faculty Spotlight: Jeff Jenson

Jeff A. Jenson (Library) was an invited speaker at the Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota’s annual Fall Conference. The event was held on October 14 at the Minnesota Genealogical Society in Mendota Heights.

Faculty Spotlight: Hayley Russell

Hayley Russell (Health and Exercise Science) presented a paper “Perceived psychosocial implications of Strava use in competitive runners,” co-authored by Charlie Potts (Dean of Students), Megan King ’23, and Evelyn Villalobos ’24 at the Association of Applied Sport Psychology Conference in Orlando, FL.

Faculty Spotlight: Yumiko Oshima-Ryan

Yumiko Oshima-Ryan (Music) was selected to perform at The Sixty-Sixth National Conference of The College Music Society in Miami, Florida. She performed “Techno Etude II (2020), three movements of solo piano work by Karen Tanaka (b. 1961 – ), at the Showcase Performance III on Saturday, October 28th, Miami Marriott Dadeland.

Faculty Spotlight: Dwight Stoll

Dwight Stoll (Chemistry) was awarded a supplement for the project, “2D-LC Method Development for Pharmaceutical Analysis” ($20,000).

Faculty Spotlight: Dwight Stoll

Dwight Stoll (Chemistry) was awarded a supplement for the project, “Deepening Understanding of Reversed-Phase Selectivity for Small Molecule Pharmaceutical Analysis” ($50,000).

Faculty Spotlight: Tiffany Grobelski

Tiffany Grobelski (Environment, Geography, and Earth Sciences & Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies) presented a webinar entitled “Project-Based Learning in the World Geography Classroom” for the National Council of Geographic Education. The NCGE is a non-profit organization chartered in 1915 to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning.

Faculty Spotlight: Angela Walczyk

Angela Walczyk (Biology) published two research articles “Genome material costs and metabolic-tradeoffs in the autopolyploid Solidago gigantea (Giant Goldenrod, Asteraceae) series,” in the American Journal of Botany, and, “Investigating the effects of whole genome duplication on phenotypic plasticity: implications for the invasive success of Giant Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea),” in a special Issue of the journal […]

Faculty Spotlight: Peg O’Connor

Peg O’Connor (Philosophy) published a chapter titled, “Substance Use Disorder and Toxic Relationships,” in Toxic Love Disorder: The Psychology of Toxic Relationships, ed. Linda Greyman (Kolkata, India: The Minds Journal).

Faculty Spotlight: Julie Gilbert

Julie Gilbert (Library) won the 2023 Best Indie-Published Young Adult Fiction Author award for her novel, “Cemetery Songs“. The award, sponsored by the Minnesota Author Project, MN Writes MN Reads, and the Minnesota Library Foundation, recognizes the best independently published books by Minnesota writers. The award was presented on Oct. 4 at the Minnesota Library […]

Faculty Spotlight: Glenn Kranking

Glenn Kranking (History and Scandinavian Studies) taught a session of the Foreign Service Institute’s Nordic and Baltic Area Studies course for U.S. State Department employees heading to the region. His session focused on Nordic history and its contemporary significance in politics and society.