September 18, 2001, Volume 19 number 2

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Some UMD events have been cancelled due to the tragedy on September 11, 2001. Please check with the sponsoring offices to confirm events. For opportunities to contribute to the U.S. rebuilding efforts, see the UMD home page News Flash section.


Tweed Museum of Art 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 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 3D digital animation, quilting and woodcarving. An artist lecture presentation is scheduled at noon on October 9.
    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. Pianist Shulamit Maneev will perform at one of the Concerts in Tweed at 7:30 pm on October 18.
    An Artist Lecture by photographer Catherine Opie will be presented at 6 pm on October 18.
    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

    "Working in City Planning: UMD and Duluth" will be presented at noon on September 19 in 333 Kirby. Featuring Duluth city planners Chuck Froseth and Kyle Deming, this Brown Bag Lunch will deal with such issues as how UMD is fitting into Duluth's current comprehensive planning process, how student needs (housing, recreation, shopping, transportation, etc.) are being met, and what it's like being a planner today. Coffee and potica will be available. A Brown Bag Lunch Series featuring professionals working on urban issues in the community will be presented every third Wednesday of the month sponsored by the Center for Community and Regional Research. For information, contact Judy Trolander, or call 726-8271.

    Steve Sternberg, UMD Department of Chemical Engineering will present a seminar at 4 pm on Thursday, September 20, in 175 Life Science. His topic is "
Contaminate Transport in Heterogeneous Porous Media."

    There will be a Philosophy Colloquium at 3 pm on Wednesday, September 19 in 403 Humanities, presented by Bradley Thayer, Department of Political Science. The title of his talk is "Bringing in Darwin: Evolutionary Theory and International Politics." Everyone is welcome!

    The next Alworth Institute International Brown Bag presentation will held at noon on Thursday, September 20 in Kirby Ballroom A. Glenn Nordehn, UMD School of Medicine, will speak on "Trekking in Nepal." Nordehn trekked about 120 miles through the Kumbu area of Nepal in April of 2001. He will show slides and share impressions of his trip which included hikes to the top of Kala Pathar and to the Mount Everest Base Camp, as well as visits to Bhudhist monasteries and to Kathmandu.
    Marek Pramuka, a student at UWS, and James Lund, UWS Dean of Students will give a presentation on "Slovakia After Communism." at noon on Thursday, September 27, in Ballroom A of the Kirby Student Center. Paramuka, a native of Slovakia, and Lund, a guest of the Pramuka family, will show slides and discuss their summer trip to Slovakia. They will focus on the political, social, and economic changes in the country in recent years.
    For more information, contact Cindy Christian at 726-8616 or

    Barbara Walvoord will be presenting two workshops in UMD's Kirby Ballroom. "Bridging the Gap #1: A Strategy for Helping Students Learn Academic Thinking" will be held from 9:15 - 11:15 am on Thursday, October 4, and "Bridging the Gap #2: A Strategy for Motivating Students and Measuring Their Successes" will be held from 12:30 - 2:30 pm on Friday, October 5. Contact Sheri Pihlaja at for registration information.
    Nationally acclaimed, Barbara E. Walvoord, Ph.D., is the Director of the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, Concurrent Professor of English, and Fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame. She has published a number of books and articles about assessment, writing, teaching, and learning in Higher Education. These include Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment; Academic Departments: How They Work, How They Change; In the Long Run: A Study of Faculty in Three Writing Across the Curriculum Programs; and Thinking and Writing in College: A Naturalistic Study of Students in Three Disciplines.

    University for Seniors 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, Department of Social Work, 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

    Free ice cream cones and a free climb at UMD's Indoor Climbing Center are waiting for you from 3 - 9 pm on September 19. Stop by the Climbing Center, located
adjacent to the ice rink in the Sports and Health Center. Climbing instructors will be there to help you get into harness and helmet and safeguard you with a rope as you try out our great facility.

    Planetarium shows will be offered every Wednesday, at 7 pm in 130 Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium. A "Night Sky Show," will be presented September 19 and "The Life of Stars" will be presented September 26.
For more information contact or 726-7129.

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

    In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month the Women's Resource and Action Center will hold a display outside the UMD bookstore beginning at 10 am on Monday, October 1. The display will continue from 10 am - 2 pm. October 1-5. Five different colored shirts will be displayed, with each color representing a different kind of crime. For information, contact 726-6292.

    The Homecoming Committee is sponsoring a contest for the best decorated department during Homecoming on October 1-7. Watch for more details. For information on Homecoming Events go to to see the Alumni page.

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 through October 31.

EVENTS classes

    Discover designs and patterns inspired by the Northwoods, celebrate the holiday Dia de los Muertos and explore the eerie skull and skeleton imagery. Six art sessions for children ages 4 - 12 will be offered from 10 am - noon, September 22 - October 27 at the Tweed Museum of Art. The cost is $180 per child. For more information contact the Tweed Museum of Art at 726-8222.

    Climb for an afternoon on the Shovel Point Sea Cliffs of Tettegouche State Park on Lake Superior beginning at noon on Sunday, September 23. No experience is necessary.
For information or registration call Beth at 726-6533.

    Ever watched wheelchair sports? Ever wondered if you could do it? Rec Sports along with Courage Duluth and the UMD Access Center are sponsoring a Disabled Sports Event from 1 - 6 pm on Sunday, September 30 in the UMD Field House. Activities will include tennis, field hockey, basketball, softball and goal ball. Come watch or play. All activities are played from a wheelchair except goal ball which is a game that is played blindfolded. Wheelchairs will be available for use and instruction will be given. Come join the fun. This could be a great experience for classes. For more information contact Dick Haney (Rec Sports) 726-7128. Pam Griffin (Access Center) 726-6101 or Eric Larson (Courage Duluth) 726-4762.

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