October 22, 2002, Volume 20 number 5

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EVENTS

art EVENTS

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.

The exhibits, “Studio Glass from the Collection of Don and Carol Wiiken” and “Joel Philip Myers: New Works, 1996-2000” run through December 21.

Sarah Bauer, professor, Department of Art and Design, and media/multimedia artist will be displaying her works from November 19 - January 12.

Bauer has been studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism and Dzogchen since 1996 and has traveled extensively to countries including South Africa, Israel, Europe, Thailand and most recently Nepal and Tibet. Bauer’s mixed-media installation works will be featured in this exhibition.

For more information regarding the exhibitions and lectures mentioned above, call Mary at the Tweed Museum of Art at 726-7823.

SATURDAY MORNIGN 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. “Printing Patterns: Celebrate the Seasons” is offered December 7 and 14. Call 726-8527 for more information or registration materials

ART AND DESIGN LECTURE SERIES
On Tuesday, October 22 at noon, Peter Cummings and Janet Good will present an art and design lecture in the Tweed Lecture Gallery.

On Wednesday, November 6 at 2 p.m., computer game animator Chuck Carter will present a lecture in the Tweed Lecture Gallery.

MEMBER DOUBLE DISCOUNT DAY

Tuesday, November 5 is Member Double Discount Day. Museum members receive 30% off from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Become a museum member that day and receive the same discount.

DIAS DE LOS MUERTOS

On Saturday, November 9, the Tweed Museum of Art celebrates Dia de los Muertos with free Family Day activites from 1 - 4 p.m.


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 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/lectures

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 contact Judy Trolander at 726-8271.

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.

ALWORTH INSTITUTE BROWN BAG LUNCH
“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 with human rights workers in Guatemala, and in Sri Lanka. She will offer a 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 call 726-8616.

BIOLOGY SEMINARS
On Friday, November 1, Chris Burdett, Ph.D. candidate, University of Minnesota, will present “Current status of the Canada Lynx,” hosted by Jerry Niemi.

On Friday, November 8, Meghan E. Brown, UMD/UMTC graduate student in Water Resource Studies, will present “A 2001 survey of crustacean zooplankton in the western arm of Lake Superior” as her Water Resource Studies master’s degree defense.

On Friday, November 15, John Downing from Iowa State University will present “A slow and lingering death– notes on a century of decline in North America’s mussel fauna,” hosted by Donn Branstrator.

Biology seminars can be found on the web at http://www.d.umn.edu/~sjohns35/seminar_webpage.htm. For more information, call 726-6262.

GEOLOGY PRESENTATIONS
The Department of Geology will offer 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, 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, Ohio will present “The Neogene of Africa: The Role of Environments in Terrestrial Evolution.”

On Thursday, December 5, Jim Miller, Minnesota Geological Survey, St. Paul 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.”

On Thursday, December 12, Kim Smith and Jill Flater, Department of Geological Sciences, will present “Iceland.”
For more information on any of the Geology presentations contact Claudia at 726-7238.

LOCAL AUTHOR HONORED
The UMD Library will host author Sarah Stonich from 4 - 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, in 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-old 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, “The Private Life of War: War, Gender, and the Environment” at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 11 in the 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, violence which can be tied to a battle over natural resources such as oil. She explores the links between warfare and societies based on dominance, and will explore other value systems which have developed over centuries.

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 Bartlett at 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. On November 12, “Emerging Topics in Infectious Disease” will be presented and 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.

MINNESOTA SEA GRANT LECTURE SERIES
The University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program is hosting a free public speaker series.

The Duluth presentations will be broadcast via live streaming video over the Internet from the Minnesota Sea Grant Web site, http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/speakerseries/index.html for those unable to attend. Those in the desktop audience can e-mail questions to the researchers during the question period following each talk.

The next session will be held on November 13, from 7- 8 p.m. at the Duluth, EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division,
Gitchee Gumee Conference Facility and November 14, from 7- 8 p.m. in Grand Marais, North House Folk School. The topic will be “Romancing the Sea Lamprey,” presented by assistant professor Weiming Li, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University.

Li will describe his groundbreaking research, which yielded a purified vial of Lamprey pheromones, a super-powered sexual attractant that is expected to lead to novel management options for controlling this damaging invasive species in the Great Lakes.

WHO KILLED JFK?
James H. Fetzer, McKnight Professor of Philosophy, UMD, will present “Who Killed JFK?” on Thursday, November 21 from 7 - 10:30 p.m. in 185 Life Science. Fetzer edited Assassination Science (1998) and Murder in Dealey Plaza (2000). He chaired a national conference in the Twin Cities in 1999, co-chaired national conferences in Dallas in 2000 and in 2001, and will chair a national conference on the Zapruder film in the Twin Cities in 2003. He maintains a web site at www.assassinationscience.com and is founding editor the journal, Assassinationresearch.com (2002).

 

EVENTS classes

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.

 

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

ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN COOKING
The Asian Pacific American Association will present their annual Cooking Show at 7 p.m. on October 24 in the Kirby Bullpub. Taste the exotic foods of Asian Cuisine! For info contact 726-6335 or e-mail kvang@.dumn.edu.

WEBER DEDICATION WITH CESAR PELLI
Cesar Pelli, world-renowned architect and designer of the Weber Music Hall, will be at UMD this month. The Weber Music Hall will open on Friday, October 25 with Pelli speaking to the public from 9 - 10 a.m. Students, faculty, staff and public are invited. Seating is limited and tickets are available at the Marshall Performing Arts Theatre at UMD on a first come basis. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pelli has designed a number of famous buildings including Malaysia’s Petronas Twin Towers and the World Financial Center in New York City. His designs have earned him over 100 awards for design excellence, including the coveted Gold Medal in 1995 from the American Association of Architects (AIA). The AIA cited his design of the World Financial Center and Winter Garden in New York City as one of the best 10 works of architecture completed since 1980.

The Tweed Museum of Art will have Cesar Pelli drawings and models on display in the Balcony Gallery from October 24 - December 15.

MAJOR/MINOR EXPO
The five degree-granting colleges will host a Major/ Minor Expo on Wednesday, October 23 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Kirby Student Center. Undecided students, those considering a change of major, or those who have not yet chosen a minor can stop by to pick up major/minor planning sheets and talk with representatives from CLA, SBE, CEHSP, CSE, SFA, and Career Services. Students can complete Change of College forms at the expo; November 4 is the deadline to file for UMD change of college for Spring 2003.

NIGHTWALK FOR CAMPUS SAFETY
“Nightwalk” will be held on Monday, October 28, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. The purpose of the “Nightwalk” is to walk together, covering all outside (and several inside) areas of the campus in search of unsafe areas. Participants will meet inside Kirby Student Center, near the Information Desk, at 6 p.m. Participants are encouraged to wear clothing appropriate for walking outside and to bring a flashlight. Campus safety recommendation forms will be made available that evening and will be collected following the walk. It is asked that each participant complete a recommendation form listing any areas of possible safety improvement. Recommendations may also be sent to Finance and Operations (500 DAdB) by Monday, November 4. Your comments will be used by Finance and Operations, UMD Safety, and the Health and Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee to make plans for campus improvements. For more information call Greg Fox at 726-7101.

FLU SHOTS
Health Services will offer a Flu Shot Clinic from 9 a.m - 3 p.m. and Wednesday, October 30. The cost is $8 for students and $10 for staff/faculty in cash/check only. For more information, call 726-8155.

PAPERMAKING
Learn the basics of paper making with natural materials on Wednesday, November 6 from 5 - 7 p.m. in Sports and Health Center room 9. For registration and information call 726-6533.

WOMEN ON THE WALL
Women’s night in the UMD Indoor Climbing Center will be held on Thursday, November 7 from 6 - 9 p.m. Women instructors will provide a supportive environment to welcome new and experienced climbers alike. For more information call 726-6533.

UMD EMPLOYEE BENEFITS FAIR
UMD Employee Benefits Fair (Health, Wellness, and Safety Awareness) is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 7 in the Kirby Ballroom. Family members are welcome to attend and registration is not required. Student employees are invited to attend the Safety Awareness portion of the Fair.
The Fair provides participants an opportunity to ask questions of representatives from the health, retirement plans, wellness, safety related organizations and other University departments. Visit http://www.d.umn.edu/ umdhr/Events/fair.html for more information.
Submit Open Enrollment forms to UMD Human Resources by November 15.

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 GLBT archive, “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.”

GET FIT
If you missed the first seven weeks of Life Fitness classes this semester, don’t worry! Now is your chance to get a pass for the next seven weeks! The Fall II Life Fitness pass entitles you to attend any Life Fitness classes on the Fall II schedule offered from October 28 - December 13. Stop by the Recreational Sports & Outdoor Program office at 121 SpHC or call 726-7128 for more information.

 

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