Tweed Museum of Art Schedule
The Here by Design/Made in Minnesota exhibit runs through
March 30. Part of this exhibition features 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
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;
UMDs Natural Resources Research Institute; Damberg, Scott, Gerzina,
Wagner Architects Inc.; and LHB Engineers and Architects.
The Tibet: Pilgrimage, Practice, Sacred Art and Ritual exhibit
presented by Sarah Bauer, assistant professor of Art and Design at UMD,
provides a glimpse of her research project and pilgrimage to Tibet in
the summer of 2001. She presents the documentation of her experiences
of the living sacred art and ritual of Tibetan Buddhism at noon on Wednesday,
March 27, in the Tweed. Bauers research was funded by the
Other events taking place at the Tweed include:
An Artist Lecture by Bounxou Chanthraphone in the Tweed Lecture Gallery
on Wednesday, March 13, at 10 a.m.
The annual UMD Art Student Exhibition will be on display from
April 13 - May 5. Design Historian, Victor Margolin and painter/gallery
owner Jan Sivertson will juror this years exhibit.
An Artist Lecture by design historian, Victor Margolin will be presented
at at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 4.
An Artist Lecture by painter/gallery owner Jan Sivertson, will be presented
at 6 p.m on Thursday, April 4.
UMD Art Student Exhibition awards ceremony and opening reception
will be held at 6 p.m on Saturday, April 13, .
For more information regarding the exhibitions and lectures mentioned
above, call Mary at the Tweed Museum of Art at 726-7823.
MD Symphony Orchestra Solo Competition Concert
Performances by UMD student solo competition winners are featured as well
as Dvoraks Symphony #8 in G major at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
March 12 with Director Rudy Perrault in the Marshall Performing
Junior High Honors Band Festival
Mark Whitlock and Daniel W. Eaton will direct this concert at 3:30 p.m.
on Thursday, March 14 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.
Guthrie Theater will hold its residency at UMD from March 26 - 27.
On those dates the Guthrie Theater will also perform Eugene ONeills
famous comedy, Ah, Wilderness! in MPAC. Performance times are 7:30
p.m. on both evenings. Tickets are available by calling the UMD Box Office
at 726-8561. This is an exciting collaboration for the University, as
well as the community of Duluth.
THE MOVIE GAME
The comedy The Movie Game by UMD alumnus Adam Hummel, is one of
the four full-length plays selected by the Kennedy Center American College
Theatre Festival to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. on
April 17 & 18.
If you missed the chance to see this romantic comedy there will be an
encore performance in MPAC on Saturday, March 30 at 8 p.m. For
more information call 726 - 8561. Congratulations to the cast and crew
of The MovieGame.
AFROTC GUEST SPEAKER
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. For information contact the ROTC office at 726-7159
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biology seminars are held at 3:30 p.m. in Life Science 175.
John Froehlich will give a presentation on April 5.
Andrew Klemer, Department of Biology, UMD, presents Ecological Economics of
Environmental and Public Healthon April 12.
Matt Grober, Georgia State University, will give a presentation
on April 19.
OBSERVATORY/BIOLOGY FACULTY CANDIDATE
Richard Rivkin, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Ocean Sciences Centre
and Large Lakes Observatory/Biology Faculty candidate for a position in
plankton dynamics presents Biogenic Carbon Cycling in the Ocean:
Linking the Microbial to the Meridional Scaleson Thursday, March
14 at 9:30 a.m. in room 200 of the Research Lab Building.
UNDERGRADUATE MATH COLLOQUIUM
John Green, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, presents The
Burgstahler Coincidence on Thursday, March 14 at 4 p.m. in
130 Solon Campus Center.
Sylvan Burgstahler, professor emeritus in the department
of Mathematics and Statistics constructed a sequence of numbers based
on rows of Pascals triangle and the Maclaurin expansion for tan(x).
His sequence started 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13.04. This last term was surprising
because until this point, the sequence looked like the familiar Fibonacci
sequence: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21...
In this talk, Green will describe Burgstahlers construction and
explain why his sequence starts out similar to the Fibonacci numbers.
The UMD Department of Philosophy presents a colloquium by Gary Payne,
chair of the sociology department at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
A selection of photos taken on a trip to Columbia are of the subject of
this March 13 presentation which will be held at 3 p.m. in ABAH
In August of last year, in an effort to learn about U.S.
support for what is known as Plan Colombia, sociologist Gary
Payne and his son Sayer took a 2000 kilometer road trip through some of
the most dangerous and least traveled territories in this hemisphere.
SIGURD OLSON LECTURE SERIES
Jaime Pinkham, Fisheries Director for the Nez Perce Tribe, presents Spirit,
Soul, and Solace of Wilderness at 7p.m on Thursday, March 14
in Life Science 185. Jaime is from Lapwai, Idaho and has worked extensively
on wilderness and wilderness issues, including the return of the grey
wolf to Idaho. His lecture will be based on his speech from the 2000 Wilderness
Conference where he describes urban areas as wild, rather than natural
American Foreign Policy
Walter Russell Mead will speak about American Foreign Policy and
the War on Terrorism Monday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m., in the
4th Floor Rotunda of the UMD Library. Mead is a senior fellow for foreign
policy for the Council on Foreign Relations. The lecture is free and open
to the public and a reception will follow. For information contact the
Alworth Institute at 726-8616 or email email@example.com
UMD URBAN STUDIES BROWN BAG SERIES
Jim McGinnis, head of the Mayors Economic Steering Committee, will
present A Businessmans Perspective on Whats 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 include refreshments. The series is
co-sponsored by the Center for Community and Regional Research.
ALWORTH INSTITUTE BROWN BAG LUNCH
Marshall Johnson, professor of sociology at UWS, will present 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.
Michael Linn, professor of linguistics, Department of Composition, presents
A Peace Corp Fathers View of Benin at noon on Thursday,
March 14 in the Kirby Bullpub. In the summer of 2001, Michael visited
Benin where his daughter, Francis Linn, was a Peace Corp volunteer. He
will present slides and discuss the time he spent with his daughter in
the village of Bensego and the capital city of Porto Novo.
Sarah Bauer, assistant professor of art and design at UMD presents Tibet:
Pilgrimage, Practice, Sacred Art and Ritual at noon on Wednesday,
March 27, in the Tweed Lecture Gallery. Bauer provides a glimpse of
her research project/pilgrimage to Tibet in the summer of 2001. She will
document her experiences and the living sacred art and ritual of Tibetan
Pat Farrell, assistant professor of geography, presents
Seeing the Ancient Maya from the Ground Up, a lecture about
her Summer 2001 visit to Belize at noon on Thursday, April 4 in
the Bullpub. Using soil analysis, Farrell seeks to answer environmental
questions about the ancient Maya civilization. She shows slides and shares
For information contact the Alworth Institute at 726-8616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seth Sadofsky, UMD Department of Geological Sciences,
will present a seminar at 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 21 in Life
Science 175. The topic is Tracing Light Elements through Subduction-Zone
Metamorphism: Implications for Global Geochemical Cycles.
David J. Mayo, professor of philosophy, presents Vitalism Revisited:
Disability Voices and Physician Aid-in-Dying at 3 p.m. on Wednesday,
February 27, in ABAH 235.
DULUTH WRITERS' WORKSHOP
The Duluth Writers Workshop on Lake Superior will be held June 12-18,
at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The faculty include: Robert Olen
Butler, fiction; Patricia Weaver Francisco, memoir and personal essay;
and Henry Taylor, poetry. Classes, faculty and student readings will be
held on the campus overlooking Lake Superior. The cost is $495 per person.
English Professor Joseph Maiolo is the workshop director and UMD Publications
Director Cheryl Reitan is the program coordinator. For information see:
http://www.d.umn.edu/goto/writers or call 218-726-8996.
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 lakes history of
shipping, storms, lighthouses and its geology. Contact 726-6347 or email@example.com
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
WOMENS HISTORY CELEBRATION
March is Womens 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 Womens Health Center Community
Meeting will discuss Minnesotas 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 Womens
Coffeehouse, 4-D-Yikes at 7 p.m., at the Building for Women.
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
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
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.
An Art of Peace community event featuring workshops, programs,
and art presentations will be held from 1 - 5 p.m. and 7 10 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 230 E. Skyline, Saturday, March 23.
Contact Sara or Paula at (218) 389-3220 for more information.
The film Chocolat will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March
23 at the College of St. Scholastica Science Auditorium.
Guest speaker Sheila Wellstone will present Confronting Contemporary
Slavery: The International Trafficking of Women and Girls on Tuesday,
March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom.
Kaija Webster will be speaking on the History of Women in Climbing
and Mountaineering along with presenting a slide show on Wednesday,
March 27 at noon in Kirby Plaza 120.
The video A Hero for Daisy and a talk on Title IX will be presented
on Wednesday, March 27 from 12 1:30 p.m. in UWS Womens
Resource Center, 19 Rothwell Student Center.
Guest speaker Sally Zelen will discuss Health Motivation and Eating
Styles from 6 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 in Life
Guest speaker Stephany Stromme, registered dietitian, will present Weight
Management Strategies for Busy People at noon in Kirby 355-57 on
Thursday, March 28.
UW-Superior Campus Writers present Words on Women: A Poetry/Prose
Reading on Tuesday, April 2 from 12 1:30 p.m. in the
UWS Danielson Room, Rothwell Student Center.
Speaker Agate Nesaule presents The Impact of War on Women,
Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m in the College of St. Scholastica, Sommers
Hear poet Nancy Fitzgerald on Tuesday, April 2 at 9 p.m. at the
Norshor Theater, 211 E. Superior.
Ellis, Singer and Songwriter performs on Thursday, April 4 at 7
p.m. at UWS Concourse, Rothwell Student Center.
Northcountry Womens Coffeehouse Dykling Dykosaurs, and Queergrrls:
An Intergenerational Conversation for Feminists about Loving Women
with Ellis on Friday, April 5 at 5:30 p.m. followed by Ellis performance
at 7 p.m. at Building for Women, 32 E. 1st Street
Larry Knopp speaks on Geographies of Sexualities in the Twin Ports
on Wednesday, April 10 at noon in Kirby 323.
Artist Lecture Series presents photographer Andrea Hoelscher, on Thursday,
April 11 at noon in the Tweed.
A Tour of Gay/Lesbian places in the Twin Ports will take place Saturday,
April 13. For registration information call 726-6246.
Sharon Kotter, Superior Mayor speaks on Why Superior? Perspectives
on Urban Issues. Wednesday, April 17 at noon in Kirby 323.
Thursday, April 25 is Take Our Daughters to Work Day!
Watch Currents for more information on upcoming womens
history events. For information contact Kathryn Fuller, firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 726-7829.
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 will be offered every Wednesday, at 7 p.m. in
130 Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium. For more information contact email@example.com
Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Events will be held the week of
The theme for this years Baeumler-Kaplan events focuses on the experiences
of child survivors. The keynote speech by Marion Blumenthal Lazan, is
at 4 p.m. on April 17 in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom. Lazan
was born in a small town in Germany in 1934, a year following Kristallnacht,
a pivotal moment in the history of the murderous campaign of anti-semitism.
She has co-authored a childrens memoir of her experience entitled,
Four Perfect Pebbles.
Lazan speaks to as many students and adults as possible so they
hear the story from a Holocaust survivor. Her talk is a first-hand
account of the Blumenthal familys life in Germany from events preceding
Kristallnacht to imprisonment in concentration campus and liberation in
April of 1945.
On April 15 a sales event to fund the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust
Endowment will be held at Barnes and Noble in the Miller Hill Mall in
Duluth. Lazan will read from her book, talk to visitors, and to promote
the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust program.
On April 16, the Academy-award winning film, Into the Arms
of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport, will be shown at 7
p.m in Bohannon 90. A post-film discussion will be moderated by Professor
Tom Isbell of the film department, with Alexis Pogorelskin of the History
Department, and Karl Bahm of the UWS History Department. Lazan will also
be present to make comments.
A brown bag presentation entitled, Reflections of Life & Death:
Remains of Jewish Life, the Ghettoes and the Death Camps in Eastern Europe,
will be given by Karl Bahm, assistant professor of history at the University
of Wisconsin Superior, on Thursday, April 18 at noon in the Tweed
Finally, on Thursday, April 18 from 6- 8 p.m. in the Rotunda of
the UMD library, Carol Wirtschafter, formerly of the Minnesota Jewish
Community Relations Council, will lead a workshop on selecting literature
of the Holocaust for Young People.
Copies of Mrs. Lazans book, Four Perfect
Pebbles, will be sold by the UMD Campus Bookstore at the April
16 and April 17 events and on April 18 at the workshop.
Learn more about the inspiring yet complex issues surrounding stem cell
research by coming to the University of Minnesota Duluths live telecast
of Great Conversations on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in 458
This is the third in a series of conversations pairing University faculty
members with world-renowned experts. The March 26 live telecast from the
Twin Cities campus focuses on the Stem Cell Revolution, with discussion
provided by Catherine Verfaillie, director of the University of Minnesotas
Stem Cell Institute, and Austin Smith, Director of the Centre for Genome
Research at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Future topics include the Media with speakers Jane Kirtley, director of
the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law at the University
of Minnesota, and Brian Lamb, Founder and CEO of C-SPAN, on April 2
and Black Intellectual History with speakers John Wright, professor of
Afro-American Studies and English at the University of Minnesota, and
Cornel West, Harvard Professor and best-selling author on May 7.
All Great Conversations telecasts are free and open to the public. Please
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 726-7810 for further information.
BED AND BREAKFAST SERIES
The Glensheen Historic Estate announces a B & B Fine Dining Series
to be held on February 16, March 16 and 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.
The Glensheen Historic Estate will be hosting a dinner theater on April
18 and April 25. There will be a tour at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner
at 7 p.m. and the Change of Pace Production from 8 - 9 p.m. Call 218-726-8910
or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.
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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