April 2, 2002, Volume 19 number 13

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Tweed Museum of Art Schedule
The UMD Artist Lecture Series welcomes Victor Margolin and Jan Sivertson as the upcoming lecturers on April 4 in the Tweed Museum lecture gallery. Margolin will speak at 2 p.m., and Sivertson at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Victor Margolin is the author of a number of books on the history of graphic design, and co-founded and is the current co-editor of Design Issues: A Journal of History, Theory, and Criticism, a design journal that helped kindle scholarly interest in the visual communications process. He has written numerous articles on design in a wide range of prestigious design journals and professional magazines, and has lectured at conferences and many cultural and educational institutions throughout the world. He is currently professor of art and design history at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he is also director of graduate studies.

Jan Sivertson of Grand Marais and Duluth is an artist and gallerist. She opened the first Sivertson gallery in Grand Marais with her father, the artist and author Howard Sivertson. The gallery expanded to Duluth in 1995 and a second Grand Marais gallery was opened in 1999. The galleries offer original work by regional artists as well as works by Inuit, Native American, Canadian, Canadian First Nations and Alaskan artists. The Sivertson Gallery mission is to enhance and enrich the artistic and cultural lives of the communities it serves.

Sivertson and Margolin will serve as co-jurors for the 2002 UMD Annual Student Exhibition which will be on display at the Tweed from April 13 through May 5. Please contact Suzanne Szucs at 726-6286 with questions.

Other events taking place at the Tweed include:
“UMD Art Student Exhibition”Awards Ceremony and Opening Reception at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 13 in the Tweed. The exhibition will run April 13 - May 5.

Artist Lecture by G. Lee Zimmerman at noon on Wednesday, April 17 in the Tweed.

A concert in Tweed featuring Randy Pile on guitar at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Contact the UMD Music Department at 726-8208 for ticket information

First Reading Conference from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Friday, April 19 in the Tweed. Contact the UMD Philosophy Department at 726-8548 for more information.

Free Family Day and Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at the Tweed. Contact Susan at 726-8527 for more information.

For more information regarding the exhibitions and lectures mentioned above, call Mary at the Tweed Museum of Art at 726-7823.

music EVENTS

Guitarist Randy Pile will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in the Tweed Museum of Art. This commemorative concert celebrates the 100th birthday of Joaquin Rodrigo, Spain’s most renowned composer in the second half of the 20th century. Drawing from his association with Rodrigo, Randy Pile performs traditional classical guitar literature in this colorful and informative presentation.

A Jazz Combos Concert will be offered at 7:30 p.m., on April 23 in 90 Bohannon Hall.

The New Music Festival Concerts: THUD will be offered at 7:30 p.m., on April 25, 26 in the Tweed Museum.

The Chamber Orchestra program "Bach to Bach," will be offered at 7:30 p.m., on April 27 at Pilgrim Congregational Church.

Contemporary American Choral Music, will be offered at 3 p.m., on April 28 at Concordia Lutheran Church.

UMD Jazz Ensemble I & II: will be offered at 7:30 p.m., on April 30, Marshall Performing Arts Center (MPAC).

Call 726-8877 for reservations and further information.

The Old Maid and the Thief and The Telephone, two operas by American composer Gian Carl Menotti, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 12 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. The operas are fully staged and performed by the UMD Opera Studio and Opera Orchestra. For tickets call 726-8877.

theatre EVENTS

William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet will be performed from April 18-21 and April 24-27 at 8 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. This famous play tells the tale of “two star-crossed lovers in fair Verona.” Call 726-8561 or email th@d.umn.edu for tickets.

EVENTS lectures/workshops

Entrepreneurs in northeastern Minnesota who want to expand their manufacturing businesses are invited to attend “NxLeveL Training: Expanding Your Manufacturing Business.” The eight-week workshop, which begins on April 3, is presented by the UMD Center for Economic Development at their training facility in the Duluth Technology Village located in downtown Duluth.
Workshops will be offered from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning on April 3 and will conclude on May 22.
The workshop will be taught by UMD Center for Economic Development Counselor Dick Braun, with presentations by guest speakers from northeastern Minnesota with expertise in manufacturing, marketing and production.

For more information please call 726-7568.

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 Mayan civilization. She will show slides and shares her findings.

Thomas Powers, assistant professor of political science at UMD presents “Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism: The Case of Military Tribunals” at noon on Tuesday, April 9 in the Tweed Lecture Gallery.

Different wars raise different constitutional challenges, and the war on terrorism is no exception. Powers will discuss the unfolding of the Bush Administration's policy on the use of military tribunals, and the character of the debate that followed. He explains how this can tell us a lot about future debates over other civil liberties questions raised by the war.

Karl Bahm, assistant professor of history at UWS, presents “Reflections of Life & Death: Remains of Jewish Life, the Ghettoes and the Death Camps in Eastern Europe” at noon on Thursday, April 18 in the Tweed Lecture Gallery. Bahm will present slides and discuss his summer 2001 visit to Nazi death camps and ghettoes in Eastern Europe. He reflects on how this tour affected his understanding of the Holocaust and the state of Jewish life in Eastern Europe today. Bahm traveled as a participant in the Eastern
European Study Tour sponsored by the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University.

Sandra Wright, a retired school teacher from Superior, Wisconsin, presents “Ethiopia: Awesome but Awful” at noon on Thursday, May 2 in the Bullpub. Wright gives a slide presentation of her Fall 2001 trip to three Ethiopian cities and villages: Addis Ababa, Wells, Attar & Lalibella.

For information contact the Alworth Institute at 726-8616 or email alworth@d.umn.edu.

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, presents “Ecological Economics of Environmental and Public Health” on April 12.

Matt Grober, Georgia State University, will give a presentation on April 19.

Matthias Steup presents “Can I Know that My Memory is Reliable” at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 5, in ABAH 225. He will distinguish the difference between epistemic circularity and source circularity, and argue that only the former is viciously circular.

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. Adam Klosowski, a WWII veteran, served as a B-17 gunner, and was taken prisoner by the Germans. He successfully escaped and made it to France where he was captured by the British. Klosowski will speak at 3 p.m. on Thursday April 18, in the Hall of Fame Room. For information contact the ROTC office at 726-7159 or email air@d.umn.edu.

Walter Russell Mead, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, will present “The U.S. Foreign Policy Tradition and the War on Terrorism” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 8, in the Library Rotunda.
Mead is one of the country’s leading experts on American foreign policy. His most recent book, Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How it Changed the World, was named one of the ten notable non-fiction books of the year by the Economist and was nominated for the 2002 Ross Award given to the best foreign policy book of the year. Mead is also a contributing editor for the Los Angeles Times and writes articles, book reviews and op-eds for other leading newspapers and magazines in the country. This lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
For information contact the Alworth Institute at 726-8616 or email alworth@d.umn.edu.

IDS and ITSS present, “The iPAQ Impact: What are Computing Devices Good for in the Classroom” from
2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in SBE 140.

Presenters for the event are Barbara Z. Johnson, ITSS, learning technology developer and LeAne H. Rutherford, instructional development service consultant.

Increasingly sophisticated and surprisingly diminutive computing devices called iPAQs have been appearing on campus and raising many questions about potential instructional application.

To hear some success stories, share your iPAQ experience with others, gain access to further resources, and to explore the possibilities for enhancing your students’ learning with iPAQ, please register with Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975, by email at spihlaja@d.umn.edu, or use the Instructional Development Service website at http://www.d.umn.edu/cehsp/ids/workshopsche.html.

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. Series is co-sponsored by the Center for Community and Regional Research.

Joanna Fowler will present a Spectrum Lecture at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, in Life Science 185. Fowler is a senior scientist in the Chemistry Department at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. She is a scientific leader in imaging the brain using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) to study drug and alcohol addiction. The title of her talk is “Imaging Drug Addiction in the Human Brain.”

Please contact Jo at 728-7257 for more information.

Tim Honey, executive director of Sister Cities International, presents “Rethinking Citizen Diplomacy in the Aftermath of September 11.” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom.

Honey, former city manager of Boulder, Colorado and Portland, Maine, has been the executive director of Sister Cities International since June of 2000. He has over twenty-five years of experience in state and local government management, intergovernmental relations, international development and university teaching and administration. He is an He chaired the International Committee of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) from 1993-1996, and worked for ICMA in Budapest, Hungary, in 1997-98 where he directed their USAID-funded Public Administration and Local Government Project. He was active with Sister Cities International during his tenure as city manager in Boulder and Portland, assisting community based organizations with sister cities programs in Japan, Nicaragua, Tibet and Tajikistan. Honey was an international exchange (AFS) student in 1963 in South Africa, and he and his family have been involved with international exchange programs in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Paraguay, Costa Rica,Turkey, Japan, Australia and the United Kingdom.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception in the Garden Room will follow the lecture.
For information contact the Alworth Institute at 726-8616 or email alworth@d.umn.edu

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. 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.

EVENTS classes

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.


special EVENTS

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 Lounge.

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 Women’s 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!

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.

Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Events will be held the week of April 15-18.

The theme for this year’s 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 children’s 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 family’s life in Germany from events preceding Kristallnacht to imprisonment in concentration camps 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 Lecture Gallery.

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. Lazan’s 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.

All events in the Cultural and Global Perspectives on Terrorism Conference are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 5-6 in UMD Rafters.

Professor Muqtedar Khan presents “Understanding the Roots of Muslim Resentment” from 10 a.m. to noon on April 5.

Professor Maysam Al Faruqi presents “Can Religion Help Current Crisis” from 1-3 p.m. on April 5.

Professor Abdi Samatar presents “Somalia: The War on Terrorism” from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on April 5.

Professor Cindi Katz presents “The terrors of Globalization: Rewriting Security, Reimagining Social Justice,” a keynote speech, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on April 5.

Professor Hussain Ali Mir presents “Global Capitalism, Growing Inequality, International Terrorism: Is Another World Possible?” from 9-10:30 a.m. on April 6.

Professor Otherine Johnson Neisler presents “The Social Cost of the Fight Against Terrorism: Have the current events sidetracked us from the real work that needs to be done,” from 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on April 6.

There is no charge for this conference. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome. For further information, please contact Raj Karim at 726-7250 or Paul Deputy at 726-6537 or email pdeputy@d.umn.edu.

The UMD GLBT Advisory Commission hosts a “Meet & Greet” reception from 4- 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in the Library Rotunda. All GLBT faculty, staff, and students, as well as friends and allies, are invited. Stop in to enjoy some refreshments, meet the commission members, socialize with friends, make new friends, and get to know UMD’s queer community. For further information contact Mags David at 726-8585 or email mdavid@d.umn.edu.

The fifth annual TechFest will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom on Friday, April 5. Come and see how technology is being utilized by faculty, staff, and students at UMD. View many exciting demonstrations, register for door prizes,with the grand prize being a new computer and printer. Earn a free T-shirt, and enjoy refreshments at this free event.
For more information please contact Sheri Pihlaja at

The Lake Superior Section of the American Chemical Society will hold its annual banquet on April 15 in the Griggs Center commencing with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. The speaker will be James Riehl, the Dean of CSE, and his talk will be on “The Importance of Molecular 0Asymmetry and Dissymmetry in Chemistry and Nature.” Please contact Keith Lodge at 726-6164 or email at klodge@d.umn.edu by noon on April 8 to make reservations. Non-members are welcome.


The fourth and fifth topics in a series of conversations pairing University faculty members with world-renowned experts will be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 2 and May 7 in Humanities 458. The discussions are telecast live.
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, discussing the “Media” on April 2.
“Black Intellectual History” will be discussed on May 7 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.

All Great Conversations telecasts are free and open to the public. Please e-mail dnast@d.umn.edu or phone 726-7810 for further information.

Join in a 5 kilometer fun run or walk on the trails and roads around the UMD campus at 11 a.m. on Saturday May 4. Pre-register in SpHC 121 by April 19. Pre-registration is needed to guarantee a t-shirt. All skill levels are welcome! For more information contact Rec Sports at 726-7128.

A summer triathlon training program will be held June 10-August 3 at UMD. The Tri Team is a training program for individuals ages 18 and up who want to improve their skills and fitness levels in swimming, biking, and running. Beginners to experienced triathletes are welcome. Registration begins on April 1.
For more information contact Rec Sports at 726-7128.

Rod Raymond and Kevin Preckel’s sports conditioning camp will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday from June 17 - August 8 at UMD.

This camp is for high school and college athletes, both male and female, wanting to get stronger, faster, and more flexible. Whether you play hockey, soccer, basketball, or football, this camp will greatly increase your overall fitness and ultimately help you excel in your sport.

Participants must register by June 7. For more information contact Rec Sports at 726-7128.

Spring is here, and that means it is time to get on the river! Get your paddling clothes out and join us for a day of canoeing on the St. Croix River in Northwestern Wisconsin from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. Participants will meet in the SpHC lobby.
Emphasis will be made on paddling technique, reading the river, and enjoying the beauty of the region. The instructors for the day will be Paul Sheridan and Katy Larson. Registration is due by noon on April 11. Transportation, instruction, and equipment will be provided. Please bring proper clothing and a bag lunch.

Test your knowledge and skills on North Shore rivers with pointers and tips for catching a lake-run trout from 5- 9 a.m. on Monday, April 15. Meeting in the SpHC lobby. Emphasis will be made on the proper way to fight, land, and release a trout. Students need to have participated in a previous workshop or have basic knowledge of casting.
The instructors for the day will be Neal Detert and Linda Toepke. For more information contact Rec Sports at 726-7128.

Join our friendly staff in search of Natures Bounty from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, April 15. Meeting in the SpHC lobby. Participants will taste their way through UMD’s Bagley Nature Area, learning how to identify and prepare incredible edibles. Instructors for the event will be Jessica Johnsen and Mara Lundeen. For more information or registration call Beth at 726-6533.

glensheen EVENTS

The Glensheen Historic Estate announces a B & B Fine Dining Series to be held on April 20. The 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. Call 218-726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.

The Glensheen Historic Estate will host 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 performance by Change of Pace Production from 8 - 9 p.m.

Call 218-726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.

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