October 2, 2001, Volume 19 number 3

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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.
    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.
    A UMD Faculty Exhibition entitled "Stephen Hilyard: Yours is the Earth" will be on display through 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.
    An Artist Lecture by potter Richard Gruchalla will be presented at noon on October 4. Concerts in Tweed: pianist Shulamit Maneev will perform 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

    A Faculty Artist Recital featuring Theodore Schoen, clarinet, and Jeanne Doty, piano, will be held at 7:30 pm on October 9 in 90 Bohannon Hall.
    A "Concerts in Tweed" event that features pianist Shulamit Maneev will be presented at 7:30 pm on October 16 in the Tweed Museum of Art. Call 726-8202 or 726-8212 for more information.
    A concert by the Jazz Combo will be performed at 6:30 pm on October 24 in Kirby Ballroom.
    The Bernstein/Krenzen Jazz Scholarship Concert will be held at 7:30 pm on October 31 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

EVENTS lectures

    The UMD Scientific Research Society will hold a seminar at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 3, in 142 School of Medicine Building. Jon Pastor, Department of Biology/CWE-NRRI, and the first recipient of Chancellor's Research Award, will speak on "Beauty in Art, Mathematics, and Nature". Pastor explores the patterns in nature by doing field experiments and constructing mathematical models. He also draws and paints the landscapes and organisms that he studies. Over the years, he had noticed that some of the criteria used by scientists to judge the worth of a theory are more aesthetic in nature, rather than being strictly scientific. Occam's Razor is one such example. Many of the aesthetic criteria used by scientists are also the same criteria often used to judge the beauty of a work of art. In this lecture, Pastor will illustrate how the concept of beauty enters into his scientific research and into his paintings and drawings. A social hour will follow the presentation. For more information, please contact Dr. Arun Goyal, President-elect, UMD-SigmaXi at 726-7566 or e mail: agoyal@d.umn.edu.

    Geological Sciences Seminars are offered throughout the year at 4 pm on Thursdays in 175 Life Science with coffee served at 3:50 pm
On Thursday, October 4, Howard Mooers, Department of Geological Sciences, will present "Fate of Debris in Transport in Glacial Ice and Multivariate Imaging of the Relation Between Glacial Sediment and Bedrock."
On Thursday, October 11, Steve Colman, Gibson Visiting Professor from USGS-Woods Hole will present "The Paleoclimate Record from Lake Baikal, Siberia."


    The next Alworth Institute International Brown Bag presentation will held at noon on Thursday, October 4 in the Kirby Bullpub. "Compassionate Listening in the Middle East" with Gary Gordon and Mary Tanner, both from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, visited Israel in May of 2001 with several students. The focus of their trip was to listen compassionately to the stories of both Palestinians and Israelis. They also visited Holy Sites of the three major religions in the area - Judaism, Islam and Christianity. They will show slides of their trip and explain the nature of
compassionate listening.
    "'Have a Rest' in Ukraine: Libraries, Domestic Violence, and Crimea 2001" will be presented at noon on Thursday, October 11 in the Kirby Bullpub. The speaker, Joyce Benson, coordinated a Domestic Violence Seminar, sponsored by the Women's Center of the Kirovograd Regional Library, in Ukraine in late May 2001. This seminar involved women from Duluth; Petrozavodsk, Russia; and Kirovograd, Ukraine. She then attended "Crimea 2001," an international library conference in Sudak on the Black Sea. She will show slides of the old and new Ukraine and tell what is being done to bring Ukraine into the world of information.
    "Indonesia: Three Views" will be presented at noon on Thursday, October 18 in the Kirby Bullpub. After attending a meeting of the International Society for Ecological Economics in Canberra, Australia in the summer of 2000, David Yount, retired ecologist from the USEPA, and his wife, Geiger Yount, spent several months in Southeast and South Asia. Yount will show slides from three of Indonesia's islands: Java, Borneo (Kalimantan) and Sulawesi, each of which has a distinctly different culture, religious tradition, ecology and natural history.
    "Remnants of Resistance: The Chilean Arpilleras and Historical Memory" will be presented at noon on Friday, October 19 in the Tweed Art Museum Lecture Gallery. The speaker, Marjorie Agosin, is recognized as one of the most versatile and provocative Latin American writers of her generation. She is a native of Chile who currently is a professor of Spanish at Wellesley College. She is the author of over 20 books of fiction, non fiction, poetry and essays. Most of her writing focuses on the human rights abuses that have taken place in Chile. She will speak about Chilean Arpilleras, applique tapestries that were made by the women of Chile to tell the stories of their everyday lives and the oppressive policies of General Pinochet's regime, in power from 1973 to 1989. The Arpilleras were a means of protest and resistance and many will be on display at the Tweed Museum from October 16 to November 10. This event is co-sponsored by the Latino/Chicana Student Center.
    For more information, contact Cindy Christian at 726-8616 or alworth@d.umn.edu.

    "Stream Invertebrate Drift: Biological Clocks in Streams"
will be presented by Thomas F. Waters, professor emeritus; Department of Fisheries and Wildlife; University of Minnesota at 3:30 pm on Friday, October 5 in 175 Life Science. The event will be hosted by Randall Hicks. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:15 pm For special accommodations call the Biology Office at 726-6262.

    University for Seniors lectures are 45 minutes and are followed by a question and answer session.
    "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.

    President Yudof's annual State of the University Address will be broadcast live on the UMD campus on closed circuit television from 3 to 4 pm on Thursday, October 18 in 458 Humanities. At the conclusion there will be a time for questions via telephone link.

special EVENTS

    Planetarium shows will be offered every Wednesday, at 7 pm in 130 Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium. For more information contact planet@d.umn.edu or 726-7129.

    Margie Adam will present a concert at 7 pm on October 12 in 90 Bohannon. For information call 726-7300.
    Margie Adam and Kerry Lobel will present a workshop called "Queer Feminist Voices" at 1 pm on October 13 in the Kirby Garden Room. For information call 726-7300.
    Marjorie Agosin will present "Gender, Memory and Human Rights in Latin America," at 7 pm in 80 Montague on October 18. For information call 726 8444.
    Janine Pease-Pretty on Top will present "The Changing World of Multi Cultural Education and the Advantages of Having Diversity in Our World" at 10 am on October 18 in the Tweed Museum of Art and at 9:15 am on October 19 in 409 Library. For information call 726-6293.

    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 www.d.umn.edu/alumni to see the Alumni Homecoming page.


    The UMD Library will host local author, Judge Mark Munger from 6:30 8:30 pm on October 11 in the 4th floor Library Rotunda. Judge Munger is a lifelong Duluthian who graduated from Duluth Denfeld HS and UMD. His acclaimed first novel, The Legacy intertwines the stories of 1942 wartime Yugoslavia with a modern-day Minnesota murder, and is infused with love, adventure and suspense. Judge Munger will immerse you in this world of intrigue as he reads a few selections from the book and initiates a discussion with the audience. Discussion will include the semantics of writing, publishing and marketing a first novel.

glensheen EVENTS

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

EVENTS classes

    The University of Minnesota Duluth CED will be previewing its Virtual Center Training Classroom in November. Experience this real-time training with live audio, from your own desktop. Register on-line and test your computer at (https://www.umdced.com/secure_pages/eventnumber.asp).
If you are having problems getting connected, e-mail support@umdced.com.
    Event #692; "Basics of Developing Presentations, Microsoft PowerPoint 2000" will be presented at 10 am on November 13 with instructor Cindy McLeod.
    Event #693; "Computerized Bookkeeping, QuickBooks 2001" will be presented at 10 am on November 14 with instructor Curt Walczak.
    Event #694; "Starting a Business in Minnesota" will be presented at 10 am on November 15 with instructor Richard Braun.

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