Tweed Museum of Art Schedule
The exhibit, Selections from the Collection: Photographs and
Photo-derived Artworks will be on display through November 3.
This exhibition presents prints and photographs from the permanent collection,
many newly acquired. It also complements Discontinuum: Photographs
by Jane Calvin, which is on display now through November 10.
A lecture by Jane Calvin will be presented at 6
p.m. on October 3. Densely layered and darkly seductive, Calvins
photographs create and recreate references to the memories, impulses and
fantasies that tug at the edge of our conscious minds. Her images are
constructed by montaging projected imagery and found objects into room-sized
assemblages, which she then photographs in color.
The exhibits, Studio Glass from the Collection
of Don and Carol Wiiken and Joel Philip Myers: New Works,
1996-2000 open with a lecture at 10 a.m. on September 27
by Carol Wiiken in the Tweed Lecture Gallery. The first exhibit is an
exhibition premier from the collection of Don and Carol Wiiken of Oak
Park, Illinois. The thirty-five glass works featured have been created
by noted international artists including: Olle Alberiius, Sweden; Harvey
Littleton, Joel Philip Meyers, Dale Chihuly, United States; Monica Eaton,
Germany; Judi Elliott, Australia; Louis LeLoup, Belgium; and many others.
The Wiikens, who have provided leadership to the Art Alliance for Contemporary
Glass, have announced a generous gift to the Tweed Museum of Art that
will begin a world-class contemporary glass collection unique to the Great
Lakes region. Joel Philip Meyers, internationally renowned artist and
a leader in the contemporary studio glass movement, will exhibit a unique
glass installation in conjunction with the Wiiken exhibit. In this new
work, Meyers deals with the complex issues of contemporary culture and
the human condition. Meyers is professor emeritus from Illinois State
University where he founded the studio glass program. He currently lives
and works in Pennsylvania and in Denmark. Both exhibits run through December
For more information regarding the exhibitions
and lectures mentioned above, call Mary at the Tweed Museum of Art at
Daniel Lipori, bassoon, will present a faculty artist recital at 7:30
p.m., on Tuesday, September 17, in 90 Bohannon Hall. Tickets will
be sold at the door.
THE OVATION SERIES WEBER MUSIC HALL
The inaugural celebration for the Weber Music Hall will be held October
24-27. Richard Stoltzman, clarinet, will present the first performance
in the Weber Music Hall 2002-03 Ovation Guest Artist Series at 7:30 p.m.
on October 25, 2002. The other three performances in the series include
the Dale Warland Singers on November 9, T.S. Monk, on March
7; and the Turtle Island String Quartet will perform with the Ying
Quartet on April 26. Call 726-8561, or 726-8877 for reservations
and further information.
A NEW SEASON
The 20022003 theatre season offers five diverse performances. All
shows are at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Call 726-8561
to reserve tickets.
Brighton Beach Memoirs will run October
17-20 & 23 26. Its 1937 at Brighton Beach, NY. The
characters are a Jewish extended family struggling through the Depression
and heading into the terrors of WWII. The household is crowded and financially
depressed, but rich in spirit, love, hope, humor, and hormones! Be prepared
to laugh and cry as the wide-eyed teenager, Eugene, takes the audience
on a roller coaster journey as he comes of age.
The season includes Blur, from December
5 8 & 10 14; The School for Scandal, from
February 13 16 & 19 22; The Philanthropist,
from March 13 15 & 23 & March 25 29; and Sweet
Charity, from April 24 27 & April 30 May 3.
ALWORTH INSTITUTE BROWN BAG LUNCH
The first brown bag lunch in the 2002-2003 Alworth Institute International
Brown Bag Series, Bosnia: An Elusive Peace, will be held on
Thursday, September 12 at noon in the Bullpub. Khalil Dokhanchi
(Haji), professor of Political Science at UWS, will show slides and speak
about his summer 2002 trip to Bosnia. Dokhanchi, two other faculty members
and several students visited Sarajevo, Tuzla, Mostar and Banja Luka. During
their trip, they focused on the issues of rebuilding Bosnia economically,
politically and socially, as well as the concerns of refugees and the
impact of land-mines.
Maxim Herbach, retired communications manager at
Minnesota Power/Allete, will present A Native Son Returns to His
European Roots, on Thursday, September 19 at noon in Kirby
Bullpub. Herbach will talk about his return to his Belgium and Jewish
past, and his visits with re-discovered relatives, friends and acquaintances
as they expressed their thoughts about their historical past and troubled
present. Underneath the old continents charms, Europeans are haunted
by dark visions spanning decades from the beginning of World War II in
September 1939 to the aftershocks of the terrible acts of terrorism on
September 11, 2001.
Tatiana Kostadinova, assistant professor of Political
Science, will talk on East European Public Support for NATO Membership:
Fears, Aspirations, and Change on Wednesday, September 25
at noon, in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda. Kostadinova will provide
an analysis of how people in Central and Eastern Europe feel about their
countries possible membership in the North Atlantic military alliance.
She will examine the so-called security vacuum and the East
and Central European fears of falling under the control of the Russians
again. In addition, she will discuss the impact of international events
(the Kosovo crisis in particular), and the November Prague Summit when
up to seven countries are expected to be invited to become new members,
the largest addition to NATO since its creation.
For info call 726-8616 or e-mail email@example.com.
HISTORY DEPARTMENT LECTURE
James Oliver Horton, the Benjamin Banneker Professor of American Studies
and History at George Washington University and the director of the African
American Communities Project of the National Museum of American History
at the Smithsonian Institution, will give a lecture entitled Presenting
Slavery: Dealing with Americas Most Un-American History, Thursday,
September 19 at 7:30 p.m. in 120 Campus Center. In addition, Horton
will participate in a seminar on the process of uncovering and saving
African American History on Thursday, September 19 from 3:30 -
5 p.m. in 245 A.B.Anderson Hall. He will give a short presentation, The
Life and Times of Edward Ambush: Methods in Community Research,
which will be followed by a roundtable discussion about research on African
American history in the Duluth area.
For information contact Drew Digby, 726-8657 or
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Biology welcomes David Bird as he presents "The
American Kestrel: A Suitable White Mouse For Raptor Studies? on
Friday, September 13. The seminar, which is hosted by Jerry Niemi,
will be held in Life Science 185 at 2 p.m. with coffee and cookies served
at 1:45 p.m. For special accommodations, call the Biology Office at 726-6262.
If you would like to visit with this seminar speaker, contact the Jerry
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Guided tours are offered at Glensheen from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., daily through
October. A fall exhibit, Chester Congdon, A Man of the Land,
will run through November 3. The exhibit features more than 50
of Congdons personal items from the U.S. and around the world that
show his interest and love of the land.
Call 218-726 8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536)
for more information.
REMEMBERING SEPTEMBER 11
In honor of the many sacrifices, acts of heroism, and loss of lives, UMD
is holding a brief interfaith service at noon on Wednesday, September
11 in the Ballroom of the Kirby Student Center. For more information
please call the office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Support &
Student Life, 726-8501.
Highlights of German cinema will be shown every other Thursday during
the fall semester at 6:30 p.m. in 403 Humanities. The videos cover 70
years of German cinema, from the 1920s to the 1970s, and are followed
by a discussion in German. For a listing of dates and films to be shown,
The Sustainable Farming Association Farmers Market will be held
every Wednesday through September at 2 p.m. under the Kirby overpass on
VOYAGEUR INITIATION TRIP
Paddle to the height of Land Portage, a special place during the fur trade
era, to re-live the Voyageurs rites of passage. This is the best
time of year to visit the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, with
its beautiful fall colors, few people, and no bugs! Paul Sheridan will
lead students on the adventure beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, September
13 and returning at 6 p.m on Sunday, September 15. For information
and registration call 726-7128.
The Newman Club invites students, faculty and staff to join in prayer
on Mondays and Fridays at noon in Kirby 361. For info call 726-8755.
Planetarium shows are offered every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in 130 Marshall
W. Alworth Planetarium. For more information contact email@example.com
PARTY IN THE POUND UMD HOMECOMING
Homecoming Weekend, which is Friday, September 27 through Sunday,
September 28, will feature several events including a Battle of
the Bands, Womens Volleyball and Soccer, a 5K Run, an Alumni Gathering,
campus tours, a Carnival, a Chili-Cook-off with Live Music, a Homecoming
Parade, a Football Game, a Homecoming Dance on the Vista Fleet, and alumni
events. For information see the web page at: http://www.d.umn.edu/~umdsa/homecoming/.
For alumni information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIOLOGY ALUMNI HOMECOMING EVENT
A Biology Alumni Homecoming and barbeque will be held from 11:30 a.m.
- 1 p.m. on September 28 outside the UMD Greenhouse, located at
1110 Kirby Drive. There also will be a Life Science Open House from 1
- 3 p.m. Visit professors, tour labs, meet current students and meet with
the local architects who designed the new James I. Swenson Science Building.
To RSVP e-mail email@example.com or call 726-6262.
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