Z.Z. Lehmberg (English) made a panel presentation with Writing Center tutors Krysthol Kauffman, Stefan Mittelbrunn and Monica Zavala. The panel presented "Agents of Change at the Crossroads: Conflicts and Resolutions" at the 2007 Conference of the Midwest Writing Centers Association in Kansas.
Jaspal Singh (English) delivered a presentation titled “South Asians-Americans, Race and Representations: U.S. Nationalism and Ideas of National Belonging for a Minority Community” at the annual Equity in the Classroom conference in Marquette.
John Smolens (English) was invited to read an excerpt from his novel Cold on Minnesota Public Radio’s Weekend America program, which is broadcast on National Public Radio stations throughout the United States. The nine-minute segment on the coming of the winter season aired Dec. 1 and 2. The program archive includes a print version of the excerpt from Cold and three essays about the holiday season that Smolens has broadcast locally on Public Radio 90: "A Rink Rat's Christmas"; "A Few Words About Snow"; and "Christmas Eve at the Pink Pelican."
The following NMU students presented research at the 18th annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering and Mathematics in November:
•Lucas Anderson, senior mathematics and computer science/English major, Geoffrey Crowl, junior art and design major, and Sebastian Frye, junior computer science major, “Benchmarking Old and New Software—Is Newer Really Better?”
•Torrey Dupras, senior physics major, “Gamma Ray Spectroscopy Analysis of Soil Samples in Marquette County, Michigan for CS and BI Using Multi-Peak Fitting”
•Brian Krent, junior physics and computer science major, “Visualization and Analysis Techniques for Understanding Large Artificial Neural Networks”
•Abram Lenten, senior computer science major, “Rolling Dice in a Virtual 3D World: Not the Same Thing, Or Is It?”
•Robert Towers, senior physics and mathematics major, “Single Particle Tracking Studies of G-Protein Coupled Receptors"