TWEED MUSEUM OF ART SCHEDULE
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 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. Both exhibits run through
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 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
For more information regarding the exhibitions and lectures mentioned
above, call Mary at the Tweed Museum of Art at 726-7823.
SATURDAY MORNINGART WORKSHOP FOR KINDER (SMAWK)
SMAWK will offer children (ages 5-12) a museum-based fine
arts experience through art appreciation, art history, artistic creativity
and exploration of the Tweed Museum of Art. The sessions run from 10 a.m.
- noon. Looking through the Looking Glass: Watercolors from Studio
Glass is offered October 5 and 12. Colors and
Shapes of Mexico: Mixed Media Explorations is offered October
19 and 26. Printing Patterns: Celebrate the Seasons
is offered December 7 and 14. Call 726-8527 for more information
or registration materials.
ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
Stanislaus Orlovski, will speak about his drawings
at noon on October 9 in the Tweed.
A lecture by designers Lou Danziger and Keith Goodard
will be presented at 2 p.m. on October 10 in the Tweed.
Janet Cummings & Peter Good, designers, will
give a presentation at 6 p.m. on October 21 and noon on October
22, in the Video and Digital Imaging Lab.
For more information call Mary at the Tweed Museum
of Art at 726-7823.
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.
HONOR CHOIR FESTIVAL
Honor Choir Festival Concert will be held at 4:45 p.m. on October 29
in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.
For more information call 726-8561, or 726-8877 for more information.
FALL STRING FESTIVAL
Senior High School String Festival Concert will be held at 4 p.m. on October
30 in the Weber Music Hall.
For more information call 726-8561 or 726-8877.
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.
ALWORTH INSTITUTE BROWN BAG LUNCH
Tatiana Kostadinova, assistant professor, Department 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 discuss how people
in Central and Eastern Europe feel about their countries possible
membership in the North Atlantic military alliance, security vacuum,
and the East and Central European fears of falling under the control of
the Russians again. She will also discuss 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 NATO members.
The Human Cost of a Cup of Coffee: Nicaraguan Coffee Farmers, the
Global Economy, and You will be presented by Cornelio Rivera, a
Nicaraguan coffee farmer and leader of the Cooperative of Active Small
Farmers of Jalapa (CCAJ) at noon on Thursday, October 3 in Ballroom
A. The impact of the global economy on the livelihood and lives of coffee
producers and the fair trade coffee movement in Nicaragua.
He will discuss his efforts to bring together coffee producers throughout
Nicaraguas northern region to analyze policies that have created
the drop in coffee prices on the world market and his work to organize
coffee producers to advocate for fair trade.
The UMD Department of Philosophy presents a colloquium by Steve Chilton
of the UMD Department of Political Science at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday,
September 25 in 290 Engr. The title of his talk is: The Logical
Structure of Dialectical Systems. You can view his talk in pdf at
The Department of Geology will be offering a number of presentations throughout
the year. All presentations will be at 4 p.m. in 175 Life Science, with
coffee at 3:50 p.m.
* On Thursday, September 26, Professor Jacqueline Huntoon, Geological
& Mining Engineering and Sciences, Michigan Technological University,
will present Linked Effects of Climate and Sea-Level Variation on
Stratigraphy in a Foreland Basin: Permian Paradox Basin, Southeastern
* On Thursday, October 3, Les Hasbargen, Department of Geology
& Geophysics, Twin Cities, will present Erosion Dynamics in
Steady State Drainage.
* On Thursday, October 10, Kim Smith and Jill Flater, Department
of Geological Sciences, UMD, will present Iceland.
* On Thursday, October 17, Russell Shapiro, professor of Geology
at Gustavus Adolphus College, will present Using Bugs and Dirt to
Draw Lines: Microbialites, Biostratigraphy, and Biogeography.
* On Thursday, November 7, George Rip Rapp, professor,
Department of Geological Sciences and director Archaeometry Laboratory,
UMD, will present A Geo-Odyssey: Shifting Fields, Shifting Geographies.
* On Thursday, November 21, Lisa Park, professor of Geology, University
of Akron, Akron, OH will present The Neogene of Africa: The Role
of Environments in Terrestrial Evolution.
* On December 5, Jim Miller, Minnesota Geological Survey, St. Paul,
MN and Mark Severson, Natural Resources Research Institute, UMD, will
present The Skaergaard Intrusion of East Greenland: A Geologic Travelogue
on the Mother of all Layered Mafic Intrusions.
ORIGINS OF MATHEMATICS
David Karpeles, founder and director, Karpeles Manuscript Library, will
present The Bible, Genesis and the Birth of Mathematics at
3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 27 in 130 Solon Campus Center.
Did Adam, Noah, Abraham and Moses use mathematics? A short discussion
will be presented on what type of mathematics was available during the
lifetime of each of the earliest biblical characters. Counting tokens;
the earliest writing (using pictographic tablets); multiplication tables;
reciprocal tables; and square root tables are introduced, as well as administrative
problems which resulted in the solution by quadratic equations and a quadratic
formula. In addition, conversion tables listing mysterious so-called coefficients
for gold, silver, bricks, water, walking, carrying, etc. will be analyzed.
Illustrations and exhibits of the actual original clay manuscript cuneiform
tablet tables from the archives of the Karpeles Manuscript Library will
Refreshments will be served at the reception, starting at 3 p.m. Everyone
PUBLIC LECTURE ON DECISION THEORY
Ellery Eells, Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, will
present Decision Theory: Problems and Paradoxes from 7 - 9:30
p.m. on Thursday, October 3 in 120 Campus Center. This presentation
will address some puzzling aspects of rational decision theory, according
to which individuals should act to maximize their values, which values
may be evaluated in different ways. This includes the Prisoners
Dilemma, Newcombs Paradox, Pascals Wager, and relationships
between rationality, causality, and morality, especially when there appear
to be conflicts between plausible principles of rationality or between
rationality and morality. This lecture is free and open to the public.
ALWORTH INSTITUTE OCCASIONAL LECTURE
Frida Berrigan from The Arms Trade Resource Center, The World Policy Institute,
The New School, NY, NY will present American Militarism from
3 - 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 7 in 175 Life Science Building.
This presentation will address entanglements between arms manufacturers
and the American government that introduce bias into United States foreign
policy. Included within its scope are nuclear weapons policy and
military training practices, with examples drawn from the missile defense
(Star Wars) program, Latin American countries, and more recent
interventions in Southeast Asia. Administration efforts to promote war
with Iraq will also be considered. This lecture is free and open to the
public. For information contact 726-8616.
MILITARY INDUSTRY LECTURE
Frida Berrigan, senior research associate at the World Policy Institutes
Arms Trade Resource Center, will also lecture on The Pernicious
Axis of Influence: Missile Defense, the Military Industry
and the Bush White House at noon on Tuesday, October 8 in
the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda. Berrigans remarks will reflect
the views of the Arms Trade Resource Center, the objective of which is
to promote restraint in the international arms trade. The Centers
researchers investigate instances of corporate welfare for weapons dealers,
waste and pork in the military budget and the use of U.S. weapons in other
countries.They research the Military Industrial Complex and how that relationship
affects U.S. security, democracy and relations with other countries. From
this research, the Center publishes reports, op-eds, magazine articles,
and resources for th media, activists, nongovernmental organizations,
members of Congress, and Executive branch policy-makers.
URBAN STUDIES BROWN BAG LUNCH
Don Wyatt, editor of the Duluth News Tribune will present, Public
Journalism and the Duluth News Tribune at the next Urban Studies
Brown Bag presentation from noon to 1 pm on October 16 in Kirby
Ballroom. Wyatt will discuss the role of the newspaper in Duluth.
Sheldon Johnson, deputy director of the Northwest Regional Planning Commission,
Spooner, Wisconsin will present, Regional Planning at the
Urban Studies Brown Bag presentation from noon to 1 pm on November 20
in Kirby Ballroom. Johnson will discuss the planning trends in towns and
rural areas. For information contact Judy Trolander at 726-8271.
MATH AND THE SIMPSONS
The Simpsons Rule: Mathematical Morsels from The Simpsons,
will be presented by Sarah Greenwald at 7 p.m. on October 17 in
200 Chemistry Building. The Simpsons debuted in December 1989,
and thus it has been on the air for most of college students lives.
Greenwald, assistant professor of mathematics at Appalachian State University,
Boone, North Carolina, will use clips from various episodes to introduce
and explore the related mathematical content, accuracy and pedagogical
value. She has documented more than one hundred instances of mathematics
on The Simpsons, from arithmetic to calculus to Riemannian
geometry. Greenwalds presentation on the Simpsons has been
cited in the New York Times, Upfront Magazine and the Los Angeles Times.
For more information contact Joe Gallian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 726-7576.
Current Issues in Medicine is the focus of this fall 2002
lecture series presented by the UMD School of Medicine. Lectures are held
at 7:30 p.m. in 142 School of Medicine.
On October 8, Chronic Wasting Disease and Other Prion Diseases
will be presented.
On November 12, Emerging Topics in Infectious Disease
will be presented.
On December 10, 2002 Nobel Prize in Medicine will be
For more information visit http://penguin.d.umn.edu/community/DocTalks.htm.
SAYLES BELTON AT UMD
Sharon Sayles Belton, former mayor of Minneapolis, will present, Looking
Backward and Moving Forward at 7 pm on October 9 in 323 Kirby. The
event is presented by the Human Diversity Commission. For information
contact Judy Trolander at 726-8271.
INTERSEX PATIENT ADVOCACY
The Intersex Patient Advocacy Movement: People vs Theory will
be presented by Cheryl Chase at 7 p.m. on October 23 in the Kirby
Ballroom. Chase, from the Intersex Society of North America, will talk
about medical ethics, human rights and more. For info contact Angela Nichols
LOCAL AUTHOR HONORED
The UMD Library will host author Sarah Stonich from 4 - 6 p.m. on November
7, on the Fourth Floor Library Rotunda. Stonich is a St. Paul resident
and Proctor native whose debut novel, These Granite Islands
received honorable mention at the 2002 North Eastern Minnesota Book Awards.
These Granite Islands is the tale of 99-year Isobel who recalls
the haunting summer of 1936, a summer that changed her life forever. Stonich
will discuss past and present Minnesota writers bringing to light some
of the differences between a regional and mass-market author. She will
also discuss her own personal journey down the road to becoming a writer
GRADING, INSTRUCTION & ACADEMIA
Virginia Johnson Anderson, professor of Biological Sciences at Towson
University, will be presenting four instructional workshops on campus
October 10 and 11. She is an assessment activist, consultant, and author
who has led grading and assessment workshops at more than 100 colleges
and universities across the nation.
A workshop on Using the Grading Process to Enhance Student Learning,
Teaching, and Assessment will be held form 9 - 11:30 a.m. on Thursday,
October 10, in the Bullpub and repeated from 9 - 11:30 a.m. on
Friday, October 11. This interactive workshop is based on the book
Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment by Walvoord and
Cluing Students in to Academia will be presented from 2 -
4 p.m on Thursday, October 10 Bullpub.
She concludes with a luncheon session Grading: Work Smarter, not
Harder! Talking about Tips and Strategies from 12 - 1:30 p.m. on
Friday, October 11 for faculty who teach writing intensive classes.
To reserve a place, contact Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975, e-mail email@example.com.
edu or use the Instructional Development Service web site at http://www.d.umn.edu/cehsp/ids/workshopsche.html.
UNIVERSITY FOR SENIORS
A new study group entitled Local Authors, presents its first class in
the series from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1 in the Bullpub.
Joe Kelly, founder and executive director of Dads and Daughters (DADs),
a national nonprofit membership group for fathers and daughters, will
present Challenges and Rewards of Being the Father of a Girl.
Thomas Homan, director of International Studies at the College of St.
Scholastica and a 25-year veteran of the U.S. State department, will examine
the impact of the attacks of September 11th on the world community at
1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9 in the Bullpub. Its
an intensely interesting time to watch as the various players around the
world stake out their positions, both through bilateral relations and
through international force, Homan says.
John Steinbeck is a familiar name to literature students. His writings
are believed by many to capture the life of the common man during the
Depression-era 1930s. Retired local businessman Don Cameron has a different
view, however. A long-time admirer of Steinbeck, Cameron will present
some of the unknown aspects of this uniquely American writer as he presents
Remembering John Steinbeck: When America Was Young at 1:15
p.m. on Wednesday, October 23 in the Bullpub.
GET OUT! ENJOY FALL
The Rec Sports Outdoor Program is offering fall programs. Climbing
Outside at Elys Peak will be held from 2 - 6 p.m. on Wednesday,
October 2. Climbing Skills Building Solid Top Rope
Anchors will be held from 6:30 - 9:30 on Thursday, October 3.
A Fall Colors Hike at Jay Cooke State Park will be offered
from 3 - 7 p.m. on Friday, October 4.
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.
German visitors aboard the MS Columbus, and anyone else interested in
refreshing his or her foreign language skills while exploring local history,
will have the rare opportunity to enjoy a German-translated tour of the
Historic Congdon Estate at either 2 or 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2.
Call 218-726 8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.
AUSTRALIAN FLAG CEREMONY
Students Journeys through Western Australias Dreamtime
will be presented September 25 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in 185 Life Science
Building. A flag ceremony featuring the Cedar Creek Drum Singers will
be the highlight of the presentation, in addition to a display of original
aboriginal artifacts and a Big Screen Picture Show presentation. This
event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jes
Durfee at 726-8141, firstname.lastname@example.org, or see http://www.d.umn.edu/airp/StudentsJourneysThroughWesternAustralia%27sDreamtime.htm.
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
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 evenof special interest to UMD
faculty, staff and alumni. On Saturday, the 5 K run on campus will begin
at 10 a.m. and at 4 pm, a Chili challenge and Cook-Off will be held in
Lot C. An Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Friends Party will also be held at
Fitgers Courtyard at 8 p.m. Several other events are offered including
a Battle of the Bands, Womens Volleyball and Soccer, campus tours,
a Carnival, a Homecoming Parade, a Football Game, and a Homecoming Dance
on the Vista Fleet. 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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