October 8, 2002, Volume 20 number 4
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.
For more information regarding the exhibitions and lectures mentioned above, call Mary at the Tweed Museum of Art at 726-7823.
SATURDAY MORNING ART WORKSHOP FOR KINDER (SMAWK)
ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
A lecture by designers Lou Danziger and Keith Goodard will be presented at 2 p.m. on October 10 in the Tweed.
Janet Cummings and 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
HONOR CHOIR FESTIVAL
FALL STRING FESTIVAL
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.
GRADING, INSTRUCTION & ACADEMIA
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 Anderson.
Cluing Students in to Academia will be presented from 2 - 4 p.m on Thursday, October 10 in the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. edu or use the Instructional Development Service web site at http://www.d.umn.edu/cehsp/ids/workshopsche.html.
SAYLES BELTON AT UMD
Belton served as mayor of Minneapolis from 1994-2001 and has achieved national recognition as an expert on public/private partnerships to address public safety, neighborhood viability, economic development and solutions to urban concerns. Under her leadership, Minneapolis became a safer city and dramatically improved the tax base. Under her watch, serious crime declined to a 34-year low and almost 12,500 jobs were created citywide. The event is presented by the Human Diversity Commission.
For information contact Judy Trolander at 726-8271.
SEA GRANT: SUPERIOR SCIENCE FOR YOU
More than 70 species of fish swim in Lake Superior. Who eats whom and what does it mean? Join renowned fish biologist, Dr. Kitchell, as he examines predator-prey relationships and their role in the structure of Lake Superiors food web.
This is the first talk in the monthly series Superior Science for You! hosted by the University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program.
ALWORTH INSTITUTE BROWN BAG LUNCH
Mind the Gap: Design in London, Glasgow and Dublin will be presented by Catherine J. Ishino, assistant professor, Department of Graphic Design at UMD at noon on Thursday, October 17 in the Tweed Museum Lecture Gallery. Twenty graphic design majors from UMD and UM-TC visited London, Glasgow and Dublin for three weeks in the summer of 2001 to compare U.S. and Western European design capitals. Over 45 hours of digital video was shot during the trek and edited down to 51minutes. Ishino will discuss and show the highlights of this design journey, including interviews with the students and their impressions.
Nonviolent Peaceforce: The Nonviolent Alternative to War will be presented by Donna Howard and the Global Nonviolent Peaceforce at noon on Thursday, October 24 in Kirby Ballroom A. The organization hopes to intervene in conflict areas creating safety and space in which locals can work toward conflict resolution and lasting peace. Howard will discuss her experiences providing protective accompaniment to human rights workers in Guatemala, and in Sri Lanka where she interviewed people on all sides of the conflict to assess the feasibility of sending a peaceforce to that country. She will offer a specific and practical vision of how nonviolence at the national level can at times prevent, end or reduce the ravages of warfare.
Papua New Guinea: Glimpses of a Unique World will be presented by Sharon Kemp, retired anthropologist from UMD and Jack Kemp, retired senior minister of the Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Duluth at noon on Thursday, October 31 in Kirby Ballroom A. The couple will discuss the human and natural diversity in this country of islands, mountains and broad rivers, which also contains unique bird and insect species.
For information on any of the Alworth Institute events call 726-8616.
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 Thursday, 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.
For more information on any of the Geology presentations contact Claudia at 726-7238.
GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL INFORMATIONAL
URBAN STUDIES BROWN BAG LUNCH
Sheldon Johnson, deputy director of the Northwest Regional Planning Commission, Spooner, Wisconsin will present, Regional Planning from noon - 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20 in the Kirby Ballroom. Johnson will discuss the planning trends in towns and rural areas.
For more information on any of the Urban Studies Brown Bag Lunches contact Judy Trolander at 726-8271.
LOCAL AUTHOR HONORED
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.
Griffin will also hold a writing workshop from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, in the Kirby Garden Room. For information contact Beth Bartlettat email@example.com.
On October 8, Dr. Glenn Del Giudici from the Minnesota DNR, Dr. Louise Hawley from the School of Medicine and Dr. Rebecca Meyerson from St. Marys Duluth Clinic will present Holes in your brain: The story of prions and chronic wasting disease. These speakers will provide information regarding the nature of prion proteins, the impact of chronic wasting disease, and the human consequences of prion diseases. There will be time for questions and discussion. This lecture will be held in the Kirby Ballroom.
On November 12, Emerging Topics in Infectious Disease will be presented.
On December 10, 2002 Nobel Prize in Medicine will be presented.
For more information, contact Janet Fitzakerley, Department of Pharmacology, UMD School of Medicine at 726-8512, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://penguin.d.umn.edu/ community/DocTalks.html.
UNIVERSITY FOR SENIORS
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.
For more information on any University for Seniors events please call 726-7637.
Call 218-726 8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.
GLBT COMING OUT EVENTS
UMD is celebrating National Coming Out Week with the following events:
A GLBT Resume Workshop with Janet Pribyl, UMD Career Services will be held from 2 - 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9 in Library 405.
Denise Osterholm will share her personal experiences, Transgender 101, from noon - 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9 in Campus Center 120.
A Hate Crimes Vigil will be held with speakers from the community from 6 - 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10 on the Kirby Terrace. The rain site is Kirby Lounge.
For info contact Angela C. Nichols, 726-7300, email@example.com.
Join the Outdoor Program for a three part an introductory course on the art of fly-fishing. The two remaining courses will cover aquatic insects and give participants actual experience on the St. Louis River.
Part two of Fly-Fishing Basics will be held from 4- 6 p.m. on Monday, October 14. Part three will be held from 6 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, participants must have attended Fly-Fishing Basics Part 1 or have some basic knowledge of fly-fishing.
The Outdoor Program presents Finding Your Way: Map, Compass, and GPS. Part one of this program is designed to help develop the necessary skills to read a map and then use a compass to get from point to point. It will be held from 4 - 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8.
Part two in the Finding Your Way program will be held from 3 - 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15 and will teach how to navigate using a Global Positioning System. It will focus on using the Garmin brand system, but principles also apply to other units. This will be a hands-on, in the field workshop using and plotting waypoints as well as other navigation aids.
For more information or to register for any Outdoor Program events, call 726-6533 or 726-7128.
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