January 29, 2002, Volume 19 number 9

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“Here by Design/Made in Minnesota” opens January 22. Part of this exhibition features the project Here by Design, an exhibit and publication developed by Lindsay Shen and James Boyd-Brent for the Goldstein Gallery, U of M Department of Design, Housing and Apparel, which displays the unique products of a variety of Minnesota designers, from beadwork to architecture and graphic design. The Here by Design exhibit and catalogue on the Twin Cities campus was funded by The Design Institute of the University of Minnesota.
   An additional exhibition component, developed by the Tweed Museum of Art, focuses on the design process itself, exploring the way in which an idea is developed into a finished product, by presenting the work of five Duluth area designers and manufacturers: Cirrus Design Corporation; Vulpine Adaptive; UMD’s Natural Resources Research Institute; Damberg, Scott, Gerzina, Wagner Architects Inc.; and LHB Engineers and Architects.
   Here by Design exhibition events include an open reception and round table discussion moderated by Catherine Ishino and Robert Appleton from 6 - 8 p.m. on February 5; a lecture by Lindsay Shen and James Boyd-Brent at 6 p.m. on February 26; and “Design It! Family Day” from 1 - 4 p.m. on March 9.
   An Artist Lecture by painter Michelle Grabner will be held at 2 p.m. on February 6.
  For more information regarding the exhibitions and lectures mentioned above, call Mary at the Tweed Museum of Art at 726-7823.

music EVENTS

UMD Department of Music is proud to present Faculty at Play – Chamber Music Delights. From Schubert’s beloved “Trout” quintet to Duke Ellington’s “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” join UMD’s music faculty for an appealing array of musical styles and composers. This collaboration between faculty members will enrich all who attend. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, at Tweed Museum on the UMD Campus. Call 726-8877 for reservations and further information.

theatre EVENTS

UMD Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present a UMD Theatre Dance Concert featuring the works of several professional guest choreographers in a variety of styles. The UMD Theatre Dance Concert production will run from February 6 – February 9. All performances are at 8 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. For info, call the UMD Box Office at 726-8561.

EVENTS lectures

Thomas Powers of the UMD political science department will present “Identity Crisis: Anti-Discrimination and the Liberal Tradition” as part of the spring semester Philosophy Colloquium at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30 in 235 ABAH. His premise is that the standard interpretation views anti discrimination policy as being a culmination of the liberal tradition but it is actually a radicalization of the liberal tradition and, in important ways, also a break with the liberal tradition. He argues this is visible in the new moral logic of the fight against discrimination as well as in the “group politics” of the new effort and studying America’s civil rights revolution can serve to remind us that political science should be the center of the social sciences and that political philosophy is first philosophy. For information contact phil@d.umn.edu.

The first in the Alworth Institute International Brown Bag Series will be held on Thursday, January 31 at noon in Kirby Ballroom A. Deb Good, study abroad advisor in UMD’s International Education Office, will present, “Hola, Spain: An International Learning Experience.” Good traveled in Spain with nine other study abroad advisors from universities across the U.S. The group made site visits to international Spanish education programs and toured universities and museums, as well as cultural and historical sites in Salamanca, Seville, Granada, Toledo and Madrid.

Bruce K. Gagnon, coordinator of the non-profit organization, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, will give a lecture at noon on Wednesday, February 6, in 203 Montague Hall. He will speak on the “Return of Star Wars: The Nuclearization & Weaponization of Space.” Mr. Gagnon, a Vietnam-era veteran, has been an out-spoken peace activist for many years, focusing his efforts on military and space issues. He has spoken at many college camuses and has written articles appearing in Earth Island Journal, National Catholics Reporter, Toward Freedom, Gainesville Sun and RedPepper (UK).

The seminars will be held at 3:30 p.m. in 175 Life Science.
   Marta Laskowski, Department of Biology, Williams College, will give a presentation on February 1.
   Dr. E. Stuart Maxwel, professor, Department of Biochemistry, North Carolina State, presents, “Formation and Function of snoRNAs” on February 8.
   David Mach, EPA, will give a presentation on February 15.
   Jonathon Swaffield, Department of Genetics, North Carolina State University presents “Genetic Analysis of the Proteasome” on February 22.
   G. Sarath, presents “Plant Hemoglobins” on March 1.

The seminars will be held in 175 Life Science.
   John Suter, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecturer presents, “Deltaic Systems: Perspectives on Facies Models and Sequence Stratigraphy” at 2 p.m. on February 1 in CCtr 120.
   James McManus, Large Lakes Observatory, UMD presents, “Ge-Si Fractionation at the Sediment-Ocean Boundary: Implications for Ge as a Paleo-Weathering Tool” at 4 p.m. on February 7.
   Joseph Hartman, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota presents “Interpreting Nonmarine and Marine Shorelines in the Northern Great Plains during the Laramide Orogeny on the Basis of Mollusks and Other Critters” at 4 p.m. on February 14.


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special EVENTS

February is Black History Month. Events that celebrate the month include: A lecture by Elaine Brown (writer, poet, feminist/social activist) from 6 -9 p.m. on February 15 in the Kirby Ballroom. The Soul Food Dinner will be held from 6 -9 p.m. on February 16 also in the Kirby Ballroom. Tickets for this dinner will go on sale beginning January 30 at the Kirby Plaza (in front of the bookstore). Celebrate this special month through these events. If you have any questions, please call Festus Addo-Yobo, African-American Learning Resource Center at 726-6187.

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

    University for Seniors lectures are held on Wednesday afternoons. Questions and discussion follow each 45-minute lecture.
   “Bell, Book and Casino: Indian Education and Gaming in the 21 Century” will be held at 1:15 on February 27. Robert Powless, retired UMD professor and former chair of Indian Studies, will talk about the ups and downs of the education of the American Indian people and take a look at the effects of gaming on the American Indians’ lives, especially education.

UMD’s Fifth Annual Safety Awareness Fair will be held in the Kirby Ballroom from noon - 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20. This year’s focus will be on ergonomics and multiple chemical sensitivities. Informational booths and workshops will be offered during the fair. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 726-6827.

The League of Women Voters and The Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) are co-hosting the annual Citizens in Action Conference on Saturday, February 2 in the Library Rotunda Room. This is a great opportunity for faculty, staff and students to learn more about organizing and the community they live in. For questions or additional information please call Andrea at the MPIRG office 726-8157.

glensheen EVENTS

The Glensheen Historic Estate announces a B & B Fine Dining Series to be held on February 16, March 16, April 20. Each event includes a tour that begins at 4:30 p.m., and dinner that follows at 5:30 p.m. Receive a coupon to stay a night (M-Th) at any of the 11 historic Duluth Bed and Breakfasts.

Glensheen will again host Valentine’s Day Dining on February 14. Enjoy a private, candle-lit dinner in the Winter Garden. There are two seatings, one with a tour that begins at 4:30 p.m.; dinner follows at 5:30 p.m. The second tour begins at 7 p.m.; dinner follows at 8 p.m.
   Call 218-726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.

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