November 13, 2001, Volume 19 number 6

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Tweed Museum of Art Schedule
    Frizt Scholder’s work, “Fritz Scholder: Last Portraits” will be displayed in the Tweed Museum of Art through January 13. Fritz Scholder is widely recognized as one of the most successful and daring of contemporary Native American artists. The exhibition “Last Portraits” presents fifty works created by Scholder in a variety of media from 1980 - 2001, and focuses on the provocative skull and skeletal images the artist has explored for many years. In the 1960s he became internationally recognized for his unsentimental, non-stereotypical depictions of Native American subjects which were strongly influenced by Pop and abstract expressionistic art. Early on in his career, Scholder was heralded as the leader of the “New Indian Art Movement,” about which he said “A merging of the traditional subject matter with the contemporary idiom will give us a truer statement of the Indian.” Since then he has used his art to explore a variety of themes, including ancient Egypt, dreams, death, vampires, and landscape forms. The son of an inveterate collector who avidly collects himself, Scholder first studied art with the famous Sioux painter Oscar Howe, then at the University of Wisconsin Superior in the 1950s. After moving to California, he studied with Pop Art realist Wayne Theibaud, receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University in 1964.
    “Neil Welliver: The Prints” will be on display through January 13. In cooperation with Alexandre Fine Art, New York, the Tweed Museum of Art presents an exhibition of fifty large-scale woodcuts by one of the country’s most respected landscape artists. Welliver’s large, multi-color prints feature the forests and rivers of the New England countryside, and represent a high level of craft and technique in terms of woodblock printmaking.
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 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

theatre EVENTS

    The Movie Game by Adam Hummel will be performed at 8 pm from November 30 - December 2 and December 4 - 8 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. As the story goes, when Jack Goldberg realized his life wasn’t exciting enough, he didn’t expect it to become a movie, especially a romantic comedy. But that’s what happens when Jack’s therapist introduces him to failed film director Blake Langley, and Jack finds himself caught between two women. See the world premiere of this fun, charming romantic comedy. Call 726-8561 or email for tickets.

EVENTS lectures

    The Commission on Women will host the annual Gallery of Grants reception from 6 - 7 pm on Wednesday, November 14 in the Kirby Ballroom. Following the reception, Peggy McIntosh will be speaking on “White Privilege, Male Privilege” in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Women’s Studies Department. Peggy McIntosh consults widely throughout the country and the world on creating gender-fair and multi-cultural curricula. Her analysis have been instrumental in putting the dimension of privilege into discussions of gender, race, and sexuality.

    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.

    UMD Department of Mathematics and Statistics will present: “Modeling Dispersion in Heterogenous Porous Media” by Steve Sternberg, UMD Department of Chemical Engineering at 2:45 pm on Thursday, November 15 in 130 Solon Campus Center.

    All seminars will be held on Thursday at 4 pm with coffee at 3:50 pm, unless otherwise indicated, in 175 Life Science.
    Catherine A. Finley, Department of Earth Science - Meteorology, University of Northern Colorado, presents, “Numerical Simulation of a High-Precipitation Supercell - Bow Echo Transition,” on Thursday November 15. Her talk is co-sponsored by Department of Geological Sciences and Physics.
    Deborah Rausch, UMD Department. of Geological Sciences and Large Lakes Observatory presents, “Sedimentation Patterns in Western Lake Superior,” on Thursday December 6.
Mark Severson, NRRI, presents, “Whatever Happened to Those Cu-Ni Deposits?” on Thursday December 13.


    Seminars are held at 3:30 pm in Life Science 175 (unless otherwise announced) with cookies and coffee served at 3:15 pm.
    Kris Wright, assistant professor, UW Plattville presents “A ‘new’ approach for examining patterns along longitudinal stream gradients” on November 16.
    Russ Turner, professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Head of the Histomorphometry Lab at the Mayo Clinic will present “The role of estrogens in bone formation and metabolism” on November 30.
    Aaron Johnson, Mayo Clinic Graduate Program, Rochester, presents “The prevalent, protective and pathogenic attributes of a CTL response towards an immunodominant viral epitope in a murine model of multiple sclerosis” on December 7.
    David VanderMeulen, UMD graduate student, presents “Plant litter quality and decomposition in northern peatland,” on December 14.

    “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.
    Alexis Pogorelskin, chair of UMD’s History Department, will present “Finland in the New Europe: The View from Jyväskylä” at noon on December 6 in Kirby Ballroom A. She will discuss Finland’s new relationships with the European Union, NATO, the former Soviet Union as well as her other Baltic neighbors. She will also examine Finland’s emergence as a nation due to the development of a Finnish national culture in the mid-1900s and show slides of Jyväskylä and explain its role in Finnish history.

    The Alworth Institute is sponsoring a series of lectures on various aspects of the Afghan war.
    Bradley Thayer will discuss “The Military Aspects of the Afghan War” at noon on Tuesday, November 13 in the Tweed Museum of Art Lecture Gallery. Thayer is an assistant professor in the UMD Department of Political Science.
    Craig Grau will discuss “The Domestic Political Aspects of the Afghan War.” at noon on Tuesday, November 20 in the Tweed Museum of Art Lecture Gallery Grau is an associate professor of political science at UMD.
    Cindy Christian will discuss “Feminist Perspectives on the Afghan War” at noon on Tuesday, November 27 in the Tweed Museum of Art Lecture Gallery. Christian is an instructor in the Women’s Studies Department at UMD and the program associate for the Alworth Institute of International Studies.
    Paul Sharp will discuss “Diplomatic Aspects of the Afghan War” at noon on Tuesday, December 4. The place will be announced later. Sharp is a professor of political science at UMD and the director of the Alworth Institute for International Studies.
Chemistry Seminars
    “Occupational Asthma,” will be presented by Jean Regal, UMD Department of Immunology, Medical School, at 3 pm on Friday, November 16, in 150 Chemistry.
    “Carbon Sequestration in Northern Peatlands and Global Climate Change,” will be presented by John Pastor, Department of Biology and NRRI, at 3 pm on Friday, November 30 in 150 Chemistry.
    “Thermal Stability of Lithium Ion Batteries,” will be presented by Gerardine G. Botte, Department of Chemical Engineering, UMD, at 3 pm on Friday, December 7 in 150 Chemistry.
The Department of Chemistry will host the preceding seminars. Coffee and cookies are served at 3 pm.

    Drew Digby, history and journalism instructor, will present
“Students as Citizens: Civic Engagement and Civic Learning at UMD” at noon on November 21 in 355 Kirby. He’ll discuss how students are contributing to Duluth’s current comprehensive planning process as well as how students can make their contributions more effective. He’ll also deal with the dilemma of students as residents versus as citizens.

    “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.

    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.”


    The UMD Office of Equal Opportunity, UMD Department of Human Resources, and the UMD Commission on Human Diversity are sponsoring two sessions of a workshop Towards Understanding Islam by Nehrwr Abdul-Wahid of UMTC Diversity Institute from 10:30 am to noon and 2:30 to 4 pm, on November 15 in the Bullpub. Please contact Cathy Rackliffe at or 726-6827, to register or for more information.

special EVENTS

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

glensheen EVENTS

Glensheen is open 11 am to 2 pm Friday through Sunday.
Peek in the drawers and closets of Glensheen during the “Saturday Bedroom Slippers Tours,” at 2 pm on Saturdays. These special tours provide you the opportunity to go beyond the ropes to investigate more of the estate, of course with Glensheen slippers on your feet! Tours are longer in duration and groups are smaller. For more information, call 726-8910 or toll free at 1-888-454-GLEN. Glensheen’s Holiday Exhibit begins November 23.

On Saturday, November 17, Glensheen Historic Estate joins other organizations throughout the country in recognizing national “Family Volunteer Day.” The day is designed to showcase the benefits of family volunteering together. Glensheen will offer a special Family Volunteer Training session for adults and children age 13 and older at 9 am on Saturday, November 17 in the recreation room with coffee, juice and bakery items. The session includes a walk-through tour of Glensheen and a historical video. If you are a family interested in volunteering, call Rachael Martin at Glensheen.

Glensheen announces its annual Holiday Brunch schedule for December. The days are: December 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, and 20. The brunch is prepared by The Exchange and held in Glensheen’s newly restored indoor winter garden.

EVENTS — classes

    The Center for Economic Development will be previewing its Virtual Center Training Classroom in November. Experience this real-time training with live audio, from your own desktop.
    Event #693, Computerized Bookkeeping (QuickBooks 2001); will be offered from 10 am - noon on November 14, with instructor Curt Walczak.
    Event #694, Starting a Business in Minnesota, will be offered from 10 am - noon on November 15, with instructor Richard Braun.
    You may register on-line at our website by going to: (; Enter the event number and all information with the blue asterisk. For Card Number and Expiration Date just enter 0 (not o). Submit Request. You will receive an immediate confirmation and within a few days, your electronic registration.
    The UMDCED is using state-of-the-art technology to provide this Virtual Training Classroom experience. Please pre-test your hardware and software by going to our Virtual Classroom at: (


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