October 8, 2002, Volume 20 number 4

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EVENTS

art EVENTS

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” will run through December 21.

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)
“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. “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. For more information or registration materials call 726-8527.

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 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.

BOWEN’S BOOK
Award-winning printmaker, author and illustrator, Betsy Bowen comes to the Tweed from 4 - 6 p.m on Tuesday, October 15, for a special book signing and preview of her current projects. Bowen has been living and working as an artist on the north shore of Lake Superior for the past 30 years. Known for her playful woodcut illustrations that depict the north woods, Bowen’s current project revolves around poetry. She has just completed 50 new woodcut illustrations for a book entitled, Borealis, with poetry written by Jeff Humphries. Bowen is also reintroducing a favorite book, Bear, Antler, Canoe: A north woods Alphabet Year, with new color plates on a few of the images. And... for more fun with the Alphabet, local musician, Maryl Skinner has teamed up with other northland performers, including Bowen, to created a CD entitled, Bear, Antler, Kazoo! which comes with a booklet that includes Bowen’s woodcut images.


music EVENTS

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.

 

theatre EVENTS

Brighton Beach Memoirs will run October 17-20 & 23 – 26. It’s 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.”

 

EVENTS workshops

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 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 spihlaja@d.umn. edu or use the Instructional Development Service web site at http://www.d.umn.edu/cehsp/ids/workshopsche.html.

 

EVENTS classes

SAYLES BELTON AT UMD
Sharon Sayles Belton, former mayor of Minneapolis, will present, “Looking Backward and Moving Forward” at 7 p.m. on October 9 in 323 Kirby.

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
“It’s a Fish-Eat-Fish World” will be presented by James Kitchell, Department of Zoology and Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, from 7 - 8 p.m. on October 9 at the Duluth EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division, Gitchee Gumee Conference Facility.

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 Superior’s 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
“Galapagos 2002” will be presented by Deborah Shubat, professor, Department of Biology at UMD at noon on Thursday, October 10 in Kirby Ballroom A. Shubat made a biological pilgrimage to the Galapagos Islands and saw the real Darwin finches along with many of the less studied animals and plants. Shubat has done a large amount of world traveling and this trip was the most civilized of all her travels. She will share her experiences and show slides from a tourist’s perspective.

“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.

GEOLOGY PRESENTATIONS
The Department of Geology will offer 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, 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
Representatives will be on hand from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15 in the Kirby Ballroom to answer questions about graduate and professional school entrance requirements, financial aid and program descriptions. For a current list of participants visit; http://careers.d.umn.edu.

URBAN STUDIES BROWN BAG LUNCH
Don Wyatt, editor of the Duluth News Tribune will present, “Public Journalism and the Duluth News Tribune” from noon - 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23 in the Garden Room. Wyatt will discuss the the role of the newspaper in the community, how the News Tribune uses public journalism, and the goals of his newsroom.

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.

SPECTRUM LECTURE:
MATH AND THE SIMPSONS

The Simpsons Rule: Mathematical Morsels from“The Simpsons,” will be presented by Sarah Greenwald at 7p.m. on October 17 in 200 Chemistry Building. “The Simpsons” debuted in December 1989, and has been on the air for a large portion 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. Greenwald’s presentation on the Simpson’s has been cited in the New York Times, Upfront Magazine and the Los Angeles Times. For more information contact Joe Gallian at jgallian@d.umn.edu or 726-7576.

SPECTRUM LECTURE:
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 at 726-7300.

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.

SPECTRUM LECTURE:
WAR, GENDER AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Award-winning author Susan Griffin will present a lecture, “The Private Life of War: War, Gender, and the Environment” at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 11 in Kirby Ballroom. Using work from her book about the development of nuclear weapons, A Chorus of Stones, she will discuss the trend in modern warfare to target civilians, a violence which can often be tied to a battle over natural resources such as oil. She will explore the links between warfare and an alienation which accompanies societies based on dominance, as well as exploring other value systems which have developed over centuries, enabling creativity and sustaining life but which are not yet empowered in public life.

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 bbartlet@d.umn.edu.

DOCTALKS
“Current Issues in Medicine” is the focus of this fall’s 2002 lecture series presented by the UMD School of Medicine. Lectures are held at 7:30 p.m. in 142 School of Medicine unless otherwise noted.

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. Mary’s 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 jfitzake@d.umn.edu or visit http://penguin.d.umn.edu/ community/DocTalks.html.

UNIVERSITY FOR SENIORS
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 11 on the world community at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9 in the Bullpub. “It’s 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.

For more information on any University for Seniors events please call 726-7637.

 

glensheen EVENTS

FALL TOURS
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 Congdon’s 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.


special EVENTS

GERMAN CINEMA
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, see www.d.umn.edu/fll/German/germanstudies/kino.html.

PLANETARIUM SHOWS
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.

GLBT “COMING OUT” EVENTS
Jean Nickolaus Tretter, archivist and historian, is the owner of the most traveled GLBT archive in the world, “The Tretter Collection,” which is housed at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus in the Steven J. Schochet Center for GLBT Studies. During October, two displays from the collection will be on exhibit in the UMD library, the “Stonewall Riots” and “GLBT People and the Holocaust.”

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, anichols@d.umn.edu.

OUTDOOR PROGRAMS
The UMD Outdoor Program will be hosting a weekend of “Awesome Autumn Backpacking” in the secluded Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This trip will help develop backpacking skills while enjoying the beautiful fall forest by day and the starlit sky by night. The trip will depart at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 18 and return at 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 20. Beginners are welcome.

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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