February 12, 2002, Volume 19 number 10

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EVENTS

art EVENTS

TWEED MUSEUM OF ART SCHEDULE
The “Here by Design/Made in Minnesota” exhibit runs through March 30. 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 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 additional event at the Tweed includes an Artist Lecture by computer video artist Dan Sandin at noon on Thursday, March 7.
   For more information regarding the exhibitions and lectures mentioned above, call Mary at the Tweed Museum of Art at 726-7823.Thursday,

music EVENTS

JAZZ AND THE MOVIES
Jazz Cabaret: A Night at the Movies will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, February 21-23 in the Greysolon Plaza Ballroom. UMD vocal jazz ensembles with director, Tina Thielen-Gaffey, will sing and dance to music from favorite film scores.

theatre EVENTS

TOP GIRLS
Top Girls will be performed from February 28 - March 3 & March 5-9 in the Dudley Experimental Theatre at the Marshall Performing Arts Center. This play swirls around Marlene, a high-flying business woman who has been promoted to managing director at the Top Girls Employment Agency. Her success has come with a cost, however, and the plot unfolds the frightening realities of the “New Woman.” Top Girls’ author Caryl Churchill has impacted the theatre of Great Britain and the United States. For more than two decades, her work has challenged the accepted norms of playwrighting and society’s perception of gender roles. Churchill fashioned the play as a feminist critique of the Bourgeois Feminist movement of the 1970s. She posits that the success of individual women in the corporate world is attained at the expense of their less privileged sisters. Call 726-8561 or email th@d.umn.edu for tickets.
EVENTS lectures

EVENTS lectures

ALLWORTH INSTITUTE LECTURE
A panel discussion and open forum on World Trade: The New Debate with panelists: Sherle Schwenninger, senior fellow, World Policy Institute, New School University, New York; Davis Helberg, executive director, Seaway Port Authority of Duluth; Joel Sipress, associate professor of history, University of Wisconsin Superior and Mary Theurer, director, Council 96, AFSME will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13 in the Tweed Museum of Art Court Gallery. Sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies and the League of Women Voters Duluth. The moderator is Paul Sharp, professor of political science and director of the Alworth Institute.
   The panel will discuss the impact of international trade on the Northland’s economy. This event is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow. It is funded in part by the Global Awareness Fund of the Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation.


SCHOOL OF MEDICINE SEMINAR
The Burroughs Welcome Fund Visiting Professor Public Seminar presents Dean P. Jones, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and director of Nutritional Health Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, who will present a seminar entitled “Nutrition, Aging and Disease: Mitochondrial Redox Control” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13 in 142 School of Medicine. Jones has distinguished himself both nationally and internationally as a leading expert on the issues of metabolic regulation of aging and disease. For information contact: Arun Goyal at 726-7566, agoyal@d.umn.edu or Kendall B. Wallace 726-8899, kwallace@d.umn.edu. This seminar is free and open to the public.

UNDERGRADUATE MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM
William J. Krossner will present “Can the use of concepts from introductory statistics yield stock market profits?” from 4 - 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, in 130 Solon Campus Center. No guarantees, but the speaker will show how the use of techniques learned in any introductory mathematical statistics class resulted in net profits for the past four years of stock market investing. Very little theory, but several empirically-based techniques (based on theory) will be discussed and illustrated. If you know the meanings of the terms “time series”, “least-squares line” and “probability distribution function” you can understand this talk.

AFROTC GUEST SPEAKERS
Colonel Bonnie Mertely, graduate of St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in Duluth, 319th Medical Group Commander, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota, will talk about her career in the Air Force and command opportunities for nurses from 2 - 3 p.m. on Friday, February 15 in 119 Sports and Health Center.
Alfred Agostino, WWII B-17 crew member and former POW in Germany, will discuss his experiences from WWII from 2 - 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 in the SpHC Hall of Fame Room.
Tony Jurek, Korean War Veteran and former POW, will discuss his experiences from the Korean War from 2 - 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6 in the SpHC Hall of Fame Room.

BIOLOGY SEMINARS
Seminars are held at 3:30 p.m. in Life Science 175.
   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.
   Kevin Flyn, EPA, will give a presentation on March 8.
   John Froehlich will give a presentation on April 5.
   Andrew Klemer, Department of Biology, UMD, presents “Ecological Economics of Environmental and Public Health” on April 12.
   Matt Grober, Georgia State University, will give a presentation on April 19.

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY LECTURE
The Lake Superior Section of the American Chemical Society presents “Cleaning and Preservation of Copper Coins” by Alton Hassell, Baylor University, on Friday, February 15, at 5:30 p.m. in room 290 of the Engineering Building.

PERSPECTIVES ON TERRORISM

The second Cultural and Global Perspectives on Terrorism forum is scheduled for Tuesday, February 19, in the ballroom of UMD Kirby Student Center from noon to 1 p.m. The forum speakers and topics are: Congressman James Oberstar, presenting “Policies and Practices in Air Travel, Following the September 11 Disaster;” Professor Helen Rallis, presenting “Africa and Nelson Mandela — Resistance or Terrorism;” Professor Subhash Basak, presenting “History and Conflict related to Kashmir between India and Pakistan” and Shehriyar Rahmatoo, presenting “Uzbekistan and internal cultural conflicts.” Watch for future forums and the conference, “Cultural and Global Perspectives on Terrorism” on March 6, and April 5-6. For information contact Reza-ul (Raj) Karim at rkarim@d.umn.edu.

UMD URBAN STUDIES BROWN BAG SERIES
Duluth school board member Mary Cameron will speak on “Women and People of Color in Duluth and in the Public Schools” on February 20 in Kirby 355-57.
   Jim McGinnis, head of the Mayor’s Economic Steering Committee, will present “A Businessman’s Perspective on What’s Right and Wrong with Duluth.” on March 27 in Kirby 323.
   Urban Studies head Larry Knopp will present Geographies of Sexuality in the Twin Ports” on April 10 in Kirby 355-57 with a tour to follow on April 13.
   Superior Mayor Sharon Kotter will discuss “ Why Superior? Perspectives on Urban Issues” on April 17 in Kirby 323. All sessions are from noon - 1 p.m. and feature refreshments. The series is co-sponsored by the Center for Community and Regional Research.

ALWORTH INSTITUTE BROWN BAG LUNCH
David Yount presents “Ladakh (India): The Land of Ancient Futures,” at noon on Thursday, February 21 in the Tweed Lecture Gallery. Yount traveled in Southeast and South Asia in 2000. In his second presentation related to this trip,Yount highlights Ladakh (from the Tibetan la-dags, meaning “land of mountain passes”) a semi-autonomous Tibetan Buddhist region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, between Muslim Pakistan and Hindu India. The Ladakhis have developed a sustainable lifestyle ideally suited to the harsh conditions of the region. This lifestyle is currently undergoing changes due to the pressures of globalization, but the people are trying to achieve a balance between modernization and preservation of their way of life.
   Marshall Johnson, professor of sociology at UWS, presents “From West Street to South Street: Creative Responses to the Capitalist Road in China” at noon on Wednesday, February 27 in Kirby Ballroom A. He uses his research in two very different spaces to explore the institutional and representational possibilities in China today. “West Street” in idyllic Yangshuo with its cyber cafes, English schools and “authentic” Chinese countryside has built an economy around global tourist stimulation. “South Street” in gritty Henan Province responds to capitalist restoration by building a democratic and prosperous
communist village.
   Kelly Dowell, a UWS graduate, presents “Experiencing German Culture” at noon on Thursday, March 7 in Kirby Student Center 333. She will discuss her experiences studying the German language and culture in Germany in the Spring/Summer of 2001. In addition, Dr. Timothy Crow, UWS Professor of German and Spanish, discusses his view of German culture based on several years of travel and study throughout the country.

EVENTS classes

ELDERHOSTEL AT SUPERIOR SHORES RESORT
Enjoy a rustic setting in a thoroughly modern resort as you and other Elderhostelers from all over the USA stay at the Superior Shores Resort in Two Harbors, May 19-24. Learn about the spring bird migration in the classroom and on field trips with local birder Dave Benson. Jamie Harvie will lead you into guided discussions of the most pressing environmental issues of our times: toxics, forest destruction, global warming and what is being done to protect future generation. Explore the Lake Superior shoreline with Andrew Slade, as you learn of the lake’s history of shipping, storms, lighthouses and its geology. Contact 726-6347 or jpeters6@d.umn.edu for more information.

UNIVERSITY FOR SENIORS
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.


special EVENTS

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION
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.

WOMEN’S HISTORY CELEBRATION
March is Women’s History month.
   The celebration includes: Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, performed from February 28 - March 1-3, 5-9 in the UMD Dudley Experimental Theatre at 8 p.m.
   On February 28 the Duluth Women’s Health Center Community Meeting will discuss Minnesota’s Reproductive Health Issues at 3 p.m. in the Garden Room, Kirby Student Center, and at 7 p.m. at Building for Women, 32 E. 1st St.
The events for March begin on Friday, March 1 with the Northcountry Women’s Coffeehouse, “4-D-Yikes” at 7 p.m., at the Building for Women.
   On Monday, March 4 a Women’s Forum discusses “Taking a Realistic Look at Equity Returns” at noon in Humanities 458 (via ITV). Register at www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/regform.html
Women’s Resource and Action Center will hold a Clothing Drive from10 a.m. – 2 p.m. from March 5 – 7 in the Kirby Student Center.
   Guest speaker Kate Taylor, PAVSA, will speak on “Spring Break Safety for Women” at noon on Wednesday, March 6 in Kirby 355.
   Jean Captain will present “Self Defense for Women” from 6 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 in Life Sciences 175.
   Marilyn Russell-Bogle and Linda Grover will present "Life, Spirit, and Symbols: Art and Poetry of Two Ojibwe Women." from 3 – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, in the Library Rotunda.
   Bonnie Solem, RN, NP, from the Women’s Health Center will discuss "The Future of Contraceptive Methods" at noon on Thursday, March 7 in Kirby 355-57.
   “Incorporating Feminist Theory into the Visual Arts.” will be held at noon on Thursday, March 7 in 112 UWS Rothwell Student Center.

   On Thursday, March 7 there will be a workshop by Geri Jewell (“Cousin Geri” from TV sitcom “Facts of Life”) on “Building Bridges: Valuing Disability and Diversity” at1:30 – 2:30 p.m. or 3 – 4 p.m. in the Kirby Garden Room. Geri Jewell will also speak on “Celebration of Abilities” later that evening at 7 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom.
   Friday, March 8 is International Women’s Day and guest speaker Sharon Kemp will discuss “Women and Islam” at noon in Kirby 333.
   Ann Anderson, violinist, and Judy Lindor Arnold, pianist, will hold a recital featuring works of women composers at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 10 in the Tweed. Refreshments will be served following the recital.
   Guest speakers Gail Schoenfelder and Rosemary Guttormsson from the League of Women Voters will be speaking on “Making Democracy Work” at noon on Tuesday, March 12 in Kirby 323.
   Also on Tuesday, March 12 guest speaker Sheila Bland will present “The Theatre of ‘Outrageous Women’ ” at
7 p.m. in the Garden Room.
   A poetry reading by Mary Willett Hughes will be held at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 in the Norshor Theater, 211 E. Superior.
   A Health Fair will be held Wednesday, March 13 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Kirby Student Center.
   Bounxou Chanthraphone, Laotian weaver, will present an Artist Lecture from 10 – 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13 at the Tweed Museum of Art.
   The speaker for Wednesday, March 13 is Blanche Wiesen Cook presenting “Eleanor Roosevelt, Women, and Power” at 6 p.m. with a reception at 7 p.m. at the UWS Katherine Oman Theater. A free bus will leave from Kirby Bus Turnaround at 5:45 p.m.
   On Thursday, March 14 there will be an informal discussion on Eleanor Roosevelt with Blanche Wiesen Cook from 10 – 11:30 am at the UWS Danielson Room, in the Rothwell Student Center.
   Clare Coss will host a dramatic reading: “Mary White Ovington (founder of NAACP)” at noon on Thursday, March 14 in the UWS Multicultural Center, Old Main 230.
   A discussion of “Women in Power in Times of Crisis” based on the Blanche Wiesen Cook lecture will be held from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 in the Kirby Garden Room.
   Watch Currents for more information on upcoming women’s history events. For information contact Kathryn Fuller, kfuller@d.umn.edu or call 726-7829.

FEAST OF NATIONS
The UMD International Club is hosting the 34th annual Feast of Nations (FON) on Saturday, March 2, in the Kirby Ballroom and Rafters. Events will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will go until 10:00 p.m. with a dance to follow. The FON is the largest event sponsored by a student organization at UMD. Events planned for this year include cultural exhibits, music and dance performances from different cultures and an all you can eat buffet with recipes from around the world.
Tickets will be sold beginning Monday, February 18 in front of the UMD Bookstore. Last year tickets were sold out in less than two and half days, so we recommend buying yours early.

MAJOR/MINOR EXPO
The five UMD colleges will host a Major/Minor Expo on Wednesday, March 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Kirby Student Center. Undecided 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.


PLANETARIUM SHOWS
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.


glensheen EVENTS

BED AND BREAKFAST SERIES
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.


VALENTINE’S DAY DINING
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.

EASTER EGG HUNT AND BUFFET BRUNCH
The Glensheen Historic Estate will be hosting a free Easter egg hunt and grounds tour on March 24, beginning at 9 a.m. followed by a buffet brunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Buffet reservations are requested.
   Call 218-726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.


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