October 30, 2001, Volume 19 number 5

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Tweed Museum of Art Schedule
    The exhibit entitled "Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) ‹ Ofrenda Family Altar Displays" is sponsored by the UMD Hispanic/Latino/Chicana Learning Resource Center and will be displayed until November 11.
"Fritz Scholder: Last Portraits" will be displayed until January 13.
"Neil Welliver: The Prints" will be on display until January 13.
Painter, Sharon Ellis will give an artist lecture at noon on November 1 in the Tweed Lecture Gallery.
Gallery owner, Phillipe Alexandre will give an artist lecture at 7 pm on November 6 in the Tweed Lecture Gallery.
Visual journalist, David Snider will give an artist lecture at 10 am on November 14 in the Tweed Lecture Gallery.
For more information regarding the exhibitions and lectures mentioned above, call Mary at the Tweed Museum of Art at 726-7823.

music EVENTS

    The Bernstein/Krenzen Jazz Scholarship Benefit Concert featuring UMD Jazz I and the Big Time Jazz Orchestra directed by Ryan Frane and Randy Lee, will be held at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 31 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.
    The UMD Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform at 7:30 pm on Thursday November 1 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.
    The High School Honor Band Festival Concerts will be held at 7 pm on Friday November 2 and at 4 pm on Saturday, November 3, at the Marshall Performing Arts Center.
    The UMD Jazz Ensemble II & Guitar Ensemble, directed by David Schmalenberger and Billy Barnard, will be held at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, November 6 at the Marshall Performing Arts Center.
    The Scandinavian Art Song Festival “Songs of Norway” featuring Gregg Santa, baritone, Jeanne Doty, pianist, and Elsie Inselman, soprano, with UMD faculty and students will be held at 7:30 pm on November 7 and 8 in 90 Bohannon Hall.
    The UMD Symphony Orchestra’s “Family Concert - Story Hour” will be held at 7:30 pm on Saturday, November 10 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.
    The New York Chamber Soloists Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” will be presented at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, November 13 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.
    The UMD Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, directed by Mark Whitlock and Dan Eaton, will perform at 3 pm on Sunday, December 2 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.
“Opera Scenes” will be presented at 7:30 pm on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.
    “Sounds of the Season” will be presented at 3 pm on Sunday, December 9 in the Pilgrim Congregational Church. Holiday favorites performed by University Singers, Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers, Instrumental Ensembles.
    The UMD Percussion Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensembles will perform at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, December 11 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. David Schmalenberger and Tina Thielen-Gaffey are the directors.
    The music department will present a Big Band Extravaganza at 7:30 pm on Thursday, December 13 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Swing along with Jazz I and II to the sounds of the Big Band era.
    The UMD Symphony Orchestra will present the Holiday Concert at 7:30 pm on Saturday, December 15 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.
    For more information on music events contact Barbara Tomlinson at the UMD Department of Music at 726-8208 or e-mail btomlin1@d.umn.edu.

theatre EVENTS

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EVENTS lectures


    “Teaching and Touring in East Africa” will be held at noon on Thursday, November 1 in the Kirby Bullpub. Donn Branstrator, UMD’s Biology Department, will discuss his travels and work in East Africa, with additional commentary by Stacy Crawford. They will present a slide show and tour of the culture, wildlife and ecology of Lake Victoria.
    “Honduras After Hurricane Mitch” will be presented at noon on November 8, in Kirby Ballroom A. The event will be presented by Glenn Nordehn, professor with UMD’s School of Medicine, and Mary Riley, RN, with Planned Parenthood. Nordehn and Riley traveled to Honduras after Hurricane Mitch devastated that country in the fall of 1998. They visited remote villages in a mountainous area of Honduras offering medical care to the inhabitants. Nordehn and Riley will show slides and discuss the emotionally and physically taxing experience.
    “Colombia - It’s Not About Drugs!” will be presented at noon on November 15 in in Kirby Ballroom A. The presenter, John Pegg, traveled to Colombia in 2001 with 100 other representatives as part of a delegation sponsored by Witness for Peace, an international human rights organization active in Latin America since 1983. He will show slides and share his experiences and perspectives on the situation in Colombia and effects of U.S. policies toward the country.

    The Department of Chemistry will host the following seminars. Coffee and cookies will be served.
    “Fluorometric Imaging of Transmembrane Ion Fluxes” will be presented by Jeffrey Smith, UMD Department of Chemistry, at 3 pm on Friday, November 2 in 150 Chemistry.
    “Impact of Copper Deficiency on CU, Zn-superoxide Dismutase” will be presented by Joseph Prohaska, UMD Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, at 3 pm on Friday, November 9 in 150 Chemistry.
    “Occupational Asthma” will be presented by Jean Regal, UMD Department of Immunology, 3 pm on Friday, November 16, in 150 Chemistry.
    “Carbon Sequestration in Northern Peatlands and Global Climate Change” will be presented by John Pastor, UMD Department of Biology and Natural Resources Research Institute, at 3 pm on Friday, November 30 in 150 Chemistry.
    “Thermal Stability of Lithium Ion Batteries” will be presented by Gerardine G. Botte, UMD Department of Chemical Engineering, at 3 pm on Friday, December 7 in 150 Chemistry.
    For information contact Joanne Ellis, jelllis@d.umn.edu or call 726 7257.


    A public lecture entitled “Who Killed JFK?” will be presented by James H. Fetzer, Ph.D., McKnight Professor, UMD Department of Philosophy, from 7 - 10:30 pm on Thursday, November 8, in 175 LSci. Fetzer is the editor of Assassination Science (1998) and Murder in Dealey Plaza (2000). This lecture is open to faculty, staff, students and all members of the community and is sponsored by the UMD Statesman.


    Cyrus Bina, professor of economics at the University of Minnesota Morris, will lecture on “Iran: The Economy and Polity of the Islamic Republic” at 7 pm on Thursday, November 9 in Kirby Ballroom B. Bina will discuss the evolving nature of Iran’s political and economic situation as well as that country’s role in international relations. Bina has been the lead faculty, associate director of the MBA Program, and founding director of the Center of Unified, Global, and Applied Research (COUGAR) at the University of Redlands, California and was formerly a fellow and research associate at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Bina is the author of The Economics of the Oil Crisis, and co-editor of Modern Capitalism and Islamic Ideology in Iran and author of more than 130 published scholarly papers, book chapters, and book reviews, particularly on the subjects of the Globalization Process, Oil, U.S. Foreign Policy, and OPEC, and Global Technology.


    “November Lavender Lunch” will present, “Spirituality and Political Activism” with Rabbi Amy Bernstein, Temple Israel from noon - 1 pm on Tuesday, November 13 in Kirby 323. The event is sponsored by the Office of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Services. For more information regarding this event call, 726-7300.


    Peggy McIntosh will speak on “White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences through Work in Women’s Studies” at 7 pm, on November 14, in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom. For information call 726-8284.


    Denise Sweet, Anishinaabe poet and author of “Songs for Discharming,” will read from her work and discuss artistic expression as an essential tool of transformation at 6:30 pm on Monday, December 3 in the Library’s fourth floor Rotunda reading room. According to Sweet, the radical act of evoking the cultural beginnings and legacies of a people can be key to its integration and its survival. “In some indigenous languages, the words used to express the act of breathing are one in the same with the description of singing or expressing poetry. For many tribes, artful expression is as essential as breathing.” This event is presented by the UMD Library, with support from the UMD Commission on Women, the UMD American Indian Learning Resource Center, the UMD Department of American Indian Studies, and the American Library Association’s “LIVE @ your library” public program funding. “LIVE @ your library” is an initiative of the American Library Association, with major support from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund and additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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


    A new Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Museum Collection display will run through December on the second floor of the UMD Library. The display illustrates the Scriptures in the languages of Minnesota immigrants and residents. The work represents Native American, Eastern European, Middle Eastern, Far Eastern, Pacific, Jewish, Muslim, Hmong, and Tibetan cultures, among others.


    UMD Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Center for Cell and Molecular Biology will present “Statistical Methods for Discovering Differentially Expressed Genes in Replicated Microarray Experiments” by Wei Pan at 2:45 pm on November 1, in 130 Solon Campus Center. This is a Division of Biostatistics School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis campus.


    The UMD Anishinaabe Student Organization presents the following events to celebrate American Indian Awareness Week.
Jackie Bird, Hoop Dancer, will present contemporary and traditional dance, stories and songs at 7:30 pm on Saturday, November 3 at Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 W. Fourth Street. For info call 723-1895. Jackie Bird’s presentation is co-hosted by Sacred Heart Music Center and the Fond du Lac Reservation Duluth Indian Services with a grant from St. Mary’s/Duluth Clinic.
The events on campus will begin with Drumming from noon - 1 pm on Monday, November 5 in the Kirby Lounge followed by a Feast from noon - 3 pm in the Kirby Bullpub.
The movie, Lakota Woman, will be shown at 6 pm on Monday, November 5 in 70 Montague Hall.
A Music Event will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday, November 6 in the Kirby Lounge.
A Poetry Reading will be held from 11 am - noon on Wednesday, November 7 in the Bullpub.
Drumming & Dancing will be held from noon-1 pm on Wednesday, November 7, in the Kirby Lounge.
A Craft night “DreamCatcher Workshop” will be presented from 6 - 9 pm on Thursday, November 8 in the Kirby Bullpub.
Little Black Bear Drum & Dance Troupe will be perform from 1:30-3 pm on Friday, November 9 in the Kirby Bullpub.
All of the events are free and open to the public. Invite your families, friends, co-workers, and anybody else you would like to invite! For questions, call 726-8141.


    “Promises” a preview of the Point of View document by Justine Shapiro, B.Z. Goldberg, and Carlos Bolado will be held at 1:30 pm on Sunday, November 4 in 80 Montague Hall. Promises offers touching and surprisingly fresh insight into the Middle East conflict when filmmaker B.Z. Goldberg returns to his hometown to see what seven children -Palestinian and Israeli - think about war, peace, and just growing up. The program will show the film “Promises” followed by a panel discussion, and audience response. Sponsored by the UMD University for Seniors, CSS Emeritus College, UWS Continuing Education, Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging, MPIRG, and the Arrowhead Interfaith Council.


    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.


    The five degree-granting colleges will host a Major/ Minor Expo from 9 am to 1 pm on Friday, November 2 in Kirby Student Center (across from the bookstore). Undeci- ded students, students considering a change of major, and students who have not yet chosen minors can stop by to pick up major/minor planning sheets and talk with college and academic department representatives from CLA, SBE, CEHSP, CSE, and SFA. Students can complete the Change of Program (College) forms at the expo; November 5 is the last day to file for UMD change of college for Spring Semester 2002.


    The fall Campus Assembly meeting is scheduled for 2 pm on Tuesday, November 6 in Kirby Ballroom B. Refreshments will be served at 1:30 pm. Agendas will be mailed to assembly members before the meeting and copies will be on file in the library. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend.

glensheen EVENTS

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