April 16, 2002, Volume 19 number 14

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The “UMD Art Student Exhibition” will run through May 5.

An Artist Lecture on Computer Vision by G. Lee Zimmerman, will be given at 10 a.m. in the Digital Imaging Lab and at noon on Wednesday, April 17 in the Tweed.

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

Thanks to the generosity of Glenn C. Nelson, UMD Professor Emeritus and a collector of international ceramics, the Tweed Museum of Art will hold a major collection of ceramic works from Scandinavia, Korea, Japan, and the U.S. This exhibition presents a selection from the original Nelson gift (1991), as well as works acquired through the Glenn C. Nelson Ceramics Purchase Fund. Selections from “The Glenn C. Nelson Ceramics Collection” will be displayed from April 23- July 28 in the Tweed.

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. This commemorative concert celebrates the 100 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 Combo Concert is being 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 and 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 in Marshall Performing Arts Center.

UMD Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band play works of composers Ron Nelson, Stephen Melillo, Eric Whitacare, Jan Van der Roost and the exciting “Galactic Empires” by David Gillingham at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

Twin Ports Wind Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5th at Marshall School under the direction of Mark Whitlock.

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

Bart Gruzalski, an expert on world religions will present a lecture on “Gandhian Non-Violence, Retaliation, and Making the World Safer” at 7 p.m. on April 18 in 80 Montague. Gruzalski has published books on both Gandhi and Buddha. The lecture is sponsored by The Center for Ethics and Public Policy and the Department of Philosophy at UMD. The speaker will welcome all questions after the presentation. Contact 726-8548 for more information.

Adam Klosowski will speak about his experiences as a B-17 gunner in WWII at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 in the SpHC Hall of Fame room. He was caught and taken prisoner by the Germans. He escaped and made it to France where he was captured by the British. Call 726-8159 or email air@d.umn.edu for more information.
alworth institute Brown bag lunch

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

Geology seminars are held at 4 p.m. in 175 Life Science unless otherwise noted.

John Goodge, Department of Geological Sciences, Southern Methodist University, presents “Evolution of the Ross Orogenic Belt, Antarctica: Whole-Orogen Approach to Tectonic and Paleogeographic Reconstruction” on Thursday, April 18.

Michael Edwards, Asian Tectonics Research Unit, Institute for Geology in Freiberg, Germany presents “Tales from Tibet: How Continent-Continent Collision has been Influenced by Reactivated Structures from the Pre-Collisional ‘Andean Margin’ of the Tibet Plateau” on Monday, April 22 in 175 Chemistry.

Rod Henham, Senior Exploration Geologist, Musselwhite Mine, Placer Dome, Thunder Bay, Ontario presents “New Challenges for Geologists-2002 and Beyond” on Thursday, May 2.

Richard Ojakangas, UMD Department of Geological Sciences presents “So, Where Are You Off to Next? A Geological Career in Time and Space” on Thursday, May 9.

For more information call 726-8385 or email geol@d.umn.edu.

Matt Grober, Georgia State University, will give a presentation at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 in Life Science 175.
Call Stacey at 726-6262 or email at biol@d.umn.edu 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 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.

Stanton Peele, will speak on “A Moral Vision of Addiction,” as part of the Dennis Brissett Memorial Lecture Series at 3 p.m. on May 3 in 142 Med. Peele has published 8 books and more than 140 articles on addictions. He has lectured around the world and is widely recognized as a brilliant and outspoken critic of the disease model of addictions. His books, “The Meaning of Addiction” and “The Diseasing of America: Addiction Treatment Out of Control” stake out the intellectual ground for a moral vision of addiction. Peele will also give a workshop “Harm Reduction and Natural Remission in Addiction” at 11 a.m. on May 3 in 142 Med. For more info, contact Gary Davis, 726-7144 or Janelle Wilson, 726-6364, jwilson2@d.umn.edu. The Dennis Brissett Memorial Lecture Series’ mission is to promote novel and insightful approaches to cultural analysis and criticism; the social construction of meaning; deviance; and social interaction processes. The lecture series reflects Brissett’s interest in the sociology of everyday life.

“Professional Effectiveness” will be the topic at 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 in School of Business and Economics, Room 140, presented by Paul Deputy, Dean, College of Education and Human Service Professions. Do you work in a high-input swirl? Do ideas blow in like tornadoes, more than you can implement at one time? If you just had one more day, would you be able achieve even better teaching, research, and service? Find out how to get to the core of your own efficiency and effectiveness through your professional accomplishments. For more information please call Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975.

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.

University for Seniors presents “People and Volcanoes” by Ron Morton, professor in UMD’s Department of Geological Sciences at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 in the Bullpub. Volcanoes are awesome, incredible and deadly. From the earliest of times to the more recent eruptions, volcanoes have aroused fear, inspired myths and religious worship and prompted much scientific research and debate. US members and guests welcome. For more information please call Lisa at 726-7810.


special EVENTS

Get swept up in one of climbing’s hottest pursuits, bouldering, being offered from 8-10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17. Try out the new bouldering wall while challenging yourself in a casual and fun environment. Meet in the SpHC lobby for the event. For information or registration call Beth at 726-6533.

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!

Climb Ely’s Peak with the Outdoor Program from 2-6 p.m on Thursday, April 18 or from noon-6 p.m on Saturday, April 27. Ely’s Peak offers fun and friendly climbing for beginning and experienced climbers alike. Meet in the SpHC Lobby for the event. For information and registration call Beth at 726-6533.

High Ropes Course adventure will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 at Woodland Hills. Test your comfort zone by trying the many different obstacles available, all within a safe and encouraging environment. Meet in the SpHC Lobby for the event. For information or registration call Beth at 726-6533.

Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration includes:

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.

Don’t let limited mobility stop you from climbing! Try out systems designed for climbers of all abilities from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, April 19. Instructors will be on hand to get you set up and on your way up the rocks. This workshop is designed for people who use wheelchairs and/or have limited lower-body control. Meet in the SpCH lobby for the event. For more information and for registration contact Beth at 726-6533.

A conference on research-in-progress in Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies will take place on Friday, April 19 at UMD and Glensheen. This is the 22nd annual conference at UMD on aspects of social history, current popular culture, culture of the Americas and relevant comparative studies. Call Jan Stanaway at 726-8548 or phil@d.umn.edu. The keynote address and reception will be held at Glensheen. The conference is free and open to the public.

The UMD Anishinaabe Student Organization presents the 32nd Annual UMD Pow-wow on Saturday April 20 at the UMD Sports Facility. The Grand Entry will be held at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Feast starts at 5 p.m. Bring the whole family. For more information contact amind@d.umn.edu or call (218) 726-8141.

The music workshop “Promoting Cultural Diversity Through Music” will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 in Kirby Rafters. This unique workshop with music by Latin Exposure feature speaker Arturo Vazquez Jr. It incorporates live music to discuss the cultural and historical ethnic music differences and similarities that exist between the four major contributions to the Hispanic/Latino music, which include, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, and Central and South American.

John Pegg and Will Sjoblom present “The U.S.’s Role in Colombia’s Escalating Cycle of Violence” at noon on Tuesday, April 23 in the Kirby Garden Room. John Pegg and Will Sjoblom traveled to Colombia this year as part of a delegation sponsored by Witness for Peace, an international human rights organization active in Latin America since 1983. They will share their experiences and perspectives on the current situation in Colombia and the effects of U.S. policies toward Colombia.

Jennifer Harbury, the keynote speaker, presents “Murder, Coverup, and the CIA in Guatemala” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 in the Kirby Ballroom. Harbury is a passionate attorney and human rights activist who examines the role of the CIA in human rights violations in Latin America, focusing on Guatemala and its Mayan citizenry. She has also represented Native American political prisoner, Leonard Peltier.

She discusses the disappearance and murder of her husband, a Mayan resistance leader, at the hands of CIA-paid Guatemalan officials and the case of Peltier, serving over two decades in a U.S. prison for FBI-falsified evidence. The two cases illustrate the repression faced by Indigenous peoples in the U.S. and Latin America. Harbury is also the author of two books, Bridge of Courage and Searching for Evardo. Both books will be on sale at the UMD Bookstore.

The 13th Annual Fiesta will be held from 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 in the Ballroom. The event will consist of a buffet dinner of authentic Latin American and Caribbean food. Featured entertainers include: Son del Sur, Ballet Folklorico Mexico, de los Hermanos Avila and dance music by William Gomez con Cache. For more information on these events contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward at 726-8444.

Tired of seeing snow? Come along as we look for signs of spring from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 21. Have you ever wondered which plants emerge first, or when the critters start to crawl out of their hideaways? We will hike through the changing of a season and find the clues to the arrival of spring. Meet in the SpHC lobby for the event. For more information and for registration contact Beth at 726-6533.

Celebrate Poetry Month from 4-5 p.m. on April 23 in UMD’s Library Rotunda Room by attending an hour of poetry by America’s Poet Laureate, Billy Collins.

Collins will be reading works from Sailing Alone Around the Room; Picnic, Lightning; Questions About Angels and The Art of Drowning. Other events include a drawing to award five of Billy Collins’ books and a Poe’tree from which participants choose a poem to read aloud. This event is courtesy of the UMD Book Store. Copies of Collins’ work will be available for purchase.

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.

The fifth topic in a series of conversations pairing University faculty members with world-renowned experts will be held at 7:30 p.m. on May 7 in Humanities 458. The discussions are telecast live.

“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.

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

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.


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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