September 4, 2001, Volume 19 number 1

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Tweed Museum of Art September Schedule
The exhibit "Shared Passion The Richard E. and Dorothy Rawlings Nelson Collection of American Indian Art" continues through October 14. Richard and the late Dorothy Nelson of Duluth are well-known collectors of American Indian art, artifacts and historical material related to American Indian culture, particularly of the Great Lakes and Eastern Woodlands regions. This exhibition features outstanding examples from several aspects of that collection, including beadwork, basketry and weavings, and a large group of work by contemporary American Indian artist including Frank Big Bear, David Bradley, George Morrison, Fritz Scholder and others.
    Two artist lecture series presentations are scheduled in conjunction with this exhibition. Collector Richard Nelson will give a presentation on September 25 at 6 pm. Artist David Bradley will give a presentation on September 27 at 6 pm.
    An exhibition of photographs by Karl Jaros will open September 11 and run through October 14. Jaros had a long and successful career as an award winning photojournalist for the Duluth News-Tribune and Herald from 1953-1982. An opening reception from 4 - 6 pm on September 11 in the Tweed, with a program at 4:30 pm, will celebrate the establishment by his family of the Karl and Katharina Jaros Photography Fund to provide scholarships for UMD photography students.
    A UMD Faculty Exhibition entitled "Stephen Hilyard: Yours is the Earth" will be on display from September 11 - October 21. Hilyard is a British artist who moved to Duluth after living in California for ten years. The artwork in the exhibition will make use of a wide range of media, including 3D digital animation, quilting and woodcarving. An opening reception for this exhibition will take place from 6 - 8 pm on September 11. The Black Eyed Snakes will play a free all- ages show the same evening at 7 pm. The "Snakes" were voted "Best New Band 2001" by the readers of City Pages, the Minneapolis free paper. An artist lecture presentation is scheduled in conjunction with this exhibition at noon on October 9.
    An Artist Lecture by designer Art Chantry will be presented at 10 am on September 18.
    The SFA Student Welcome Pizza Day will be held from 11:30 am - 1 pm on September 26. An Artist Lecture by potter Richard Gruchalla will be presented at noon on October 4.
    For more information regarding the exhibitions and events mentioned above, call Mary at the Tweed Museum of Art at 726-7823.

music EVENTS

Brass Quintet
The Summit Hill Brass Quintet will perform at 4 pm on September 30 in 90 Bohannon Hall. Call 726-8208 or 726-8212 for more information.

EVENTS lectures

Da Vinci's Lost Robots
Mark Rosheim, CEO of Ross-Heim Designs, will speak about Leonardo Da Vinci's Lost Robots at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, September 12 in 185 Life Sciences. Rosheim, from Ross-Hime Designs, Inc., a Minneapolis, Minnesota based mechanical design company, will speak about his work in rediscovering and recreating computer simulations of Leonardo da Vinci's lost designs for a robotic knight and a robotic lion. He holds over 17 patents in robotics technology, a world record, and in the Spring of 2000, he delivered his paper, "Leonardo's Programmable Automata," at the 40th Biblioteca Leonardiana in Vinci, Italy to enormous publicity. His work with NASA culminated with the Robotic Surrogate, a unique synthesis of Leonardo's anatomical studies and state-of-the-art robotics. His work has been profiled on the BBC television series Tomorrow's World and is currently being considered for a new BBC technology series. Mr. Rosheim is the author of Robot Wrist Actuators (Wiley, 1989) and Robot Evolution: The Development of Anthrobotics (Wiley, 1994). His work on the Robotic Surrogate and Omni-Wrist was profiled in the April 1997 issue of NASA Tech Briefs. His scholarly work on Leonardo has appeared in international publications and was featured in Popular Science in 1997. Rosheim's presentation is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the History Department at the UMD, and the James Maclear Fund. For more information contact: Anna Marie Roos, or call 726-7544.

The first Alworth Institute International Brown Bag presentation for the 2001-2002 academic year will held at noon on Thursday, September 13 in the Kirby Bullpub. Professor Galina Tioun, professor of world history at UMD's sister university, Petrozavodsk State University, will speak about "Russia under Putin." Professor Tioun will share her views on contemporary life in Russia. She is well known in the UMD community as she has served as the American Programs Director for Petrozavodsk State University for over ten years and has visited UMD in the past. For more information, contact Cindy Christian at 726-8616 or

The lectures are 45 minutes and are followed by a question and answer session.
    Genetics: The More It Changes, the More It Stays The Same will be held at 1:15 pm on September 26 in the Kirby Bullpub. Steve Hedman, biology professor at UMD will discuss the results of the Genome Project with particular emphasis on the implications for disease treatment and how we view certain forms of human behavior.
    Contemporary Muslim Women will be presented at 1:15 pm on October 17 in the Kirby Bullpub by Sharon Kemp, associate professor, Department of Sociology/Anthropology. The lecture will draw from both Kemp's experiences with village life in India, and her extensive research on women of the Islamic faith tradition. Kemp will confront some of the stereotypes that we have in the West regarding women in Islam.
    Portrait of Omaha Women will be held at 1:15 pm on November 14 in the Kirby Bullpub. Joyce Kramer, professor, Social Work, at UMD has looked into the history of this once prominent Plains tribe and found accounts of extraordinary Omaha women, many strong in the areas of human service.

special EVENTS

The Library will give general tours the first week of the semester. Tours will start at the entrance to the Library, under the chandelier. Everyone is welcome, no RSVP is needed! The tours will be given at 10 am and 3:30 pm on Tuesday, September 4; 9 am and 1 pm on Wednesday, September 5; 11 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm on Thursday, September 6; 9 am and 2 pm on Friday, September 7.

The GLBT and Allies Welcome Reception for campus and community members will be held from 5 - 7 pm on September 6 in Campus Center 25 and the wedge. Come for food, beverage, lots of information on events.For info, contact Angela C. Nichols, 726-7300.

Girls and parents are invited to Girl Scouts Day at UMD beginning at 1 pm on Sunday, September 9 in Griggs Field.
The afternoon event will give girls a chance to sign up for the 2001-2002 year and allow families to see UMD. Athletics, Tweed, KUMD, the Library, Rec Sports, Outdoor Programs, ROTC, Women's Studies and Admissions are all involved in the event. For information, contact Linda Larson at 726-7230.

The American Indian Program will hold its Fall Feast from noon - 1:30 pm on September 11 in the Kirby Bullpub. For information contact 726-8771 or 726-6379.

The UMD Women's Club has planned a fall picnic for at 5:30 pm on Friday, September 14 at the end of Park Point at the pavilion. The cost is $ 6 per person. Make reservations by e-mailing Mary Evans at by September 10. New faculty members and their spouses are welcome. For more information call Mary at 728-4146.

The Spectrum Lecture Series program "12 Steps to Diversity," with Mohammed Bilal, will be held at 7 pm, September 26 in the Kirby Ballroom.

The Homecoming Committee is sponsoring a contest for the best decorated department during Homecoming on October 1-7. Watch for more details.

glensheen EVENTS

Guided tours are offered at Glensheen from 9:30 am - 4 pm, daily through September. The exhibit, "The Congdon Family Silver" will run from September 14 - October 31.

EVENTS classes

The group fitness schedule for fall is now available in Recreational Sports, Room 121 SpHC. Classes begin on September 10; passes are not required the first week. You can purchase your pass now ‹ the cost is $55 for the semester for facility pass holders and $65 for non-pass holders. Annual passes for facility pass holders are $100 and may be purchased using a payroll deduction plan if purchased right away.
    Classes for all fitness levels are offered starting as early as 6:30 a.m. and as late as 5:30 pm This fall there is something for everyone: Sport Yoga, Bounce, Spin & Core, Body Pump, Lunch Express, Step, Kick & Sport, Cardio Combo, Aqua Fit, and Stretch & Relax. Get your pass and get fit! For more information, call Recreational Sports at 726-7128.
    The Group Fitness Instructor Certification Course is for anyone interested in becoming a group fitness instructor. Learn the skills and techniques necessary to become an American Council on Exercise (ACE) nationally certified group fitness instructor. There are no prerequisites but it is recommended that you have at least one year of group fitness participation. (This is not a university credit class.) The course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6-8 pm, from September 18 - October 18. To register or for more information, go to the Recreational Sports office at 121 SpHC or call 218/726-7128.
    Take the Personal Trainer Certification Course and learn the skills and techniques necessary to become an American Council on Exercise (ACE) nationally certified personal trainer. This course is for anyone interested in becoming a personal trainer. There are no prerequisites but it is recommended that you have a strong knowledge in human anatomy and physiology. (This is not a university credit class.) The course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 - 8 pm, rom October 23 - November 21. To register or for more information, go to the Recreational Sports office at 121 SpHC or call 726-7128.

Travel to the web site: to find out more about IDS and the upcoming events for Fall Semester 2001! Five sessions of Tech Talk III and four sessions of Teaching Tips will be held this fall.

There will be a training session for all UMD faculty using human subjects in their teaching and/or research. Particular emphasis will be upon those faculty in the behavioral sciences who are advisors on student research projects. Instructions will also be given on preparing proposals for approval by the university's Institutional Review Board. The meeting will be from 2:30 to 4 pm on Tuesday, September 11 in Kirby Bullpub. To make a reservation, call either Mary Jo Aubin or Kathy Nyquist in UMD's Sponsored Project Administration Office at 726-7582.

There will be an information meeting regarding sponsored projects and contracts for all UMD faculty and any one else interested in applying for external funding. Topics to be covered include budget preparation, indirect costs, certified approvers, effort certification, cost sharing, and RCR workshop training. The meeting will be from 2:30 to 4 pm on Thursday, September 13, in the Bullpub. To make a reservation to attend, call either Mary Jo Aubin or Kathy Nyquist in UMD's Sponsored Project Administration Office at 726-7582.

"NxLeveL(tm) for Existing Businesses," a comprehensive training program for entrepreneurs will be offered at four locations this fall. Once an entrepreneur opens a business, the job of keeping it running can cause the owner to delay planning for the future. Yet neglecting to plan is usually the reason that 95 percent of small businesses fail after six years. Starting this September, the UMD Center for Economic Development (CED) is offering a new program for existing business owners that will offer practical solutions to increase their bottom line and better their chances for long-term success. NxLeveL(tm) for Existing Businesses will be offered in Duluth, Two Harbors, Hibbing and Grand Rapids this fall. For information call UMD CED at 726-7298.

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