November 5, 2002, Volume 20 number 6

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“Discontinuum: Photographs by Jane Calvin,” 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.

“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

On Wednesday, November 6 at 2 p.m., computer game animator Chuck Carter will present a lecture in the Tweed. Carter studied at the Philadelphia School of Art and Cleveland Institute of Art and is an independent Interactive Game Designer. He was responsible for the art, animation and design of the three worlds in the game Myst, as well as working with the National Geographic Society on the creation of their first website. He has overseen video productions for Tiberian Sun, Red Alert 2, Yuri’s Revenge and Dune: Emperor. Carter will also give a presentation on Thursday, November 7 at 10 a.m. in the Bullpub.

For more information contact Lisa at 726-6875.

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 three remaining performances in the Ovation 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.


theatre EVENTS

Love Arm’d, Aphra Behn & Her Pen, a one-woman play written and performed by Karen Eterovich, can be seen at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 8 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Love Arm’d focuses on the life and writings of the 17th-century playwright Aphra Behn who led a controversial life as woman writer, spy and sometimes convict. She wrote about contemporary issues such as the marriage market, racism and slavery. Aphra Behn wrote in an age when women were not considered equal to men, and many of her works fell through the cracks of time, only to be rediscovered recently.

General admission tickets are available for $5 per person. Call the UMD Box Office at 726-8561 for tickets or more information.

Bare Bones is an informal evening of dance featuring new works and repertory by students, faculty and guest choreographers. Bare Bones Informal Dance Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 15, and Saturday, November 16 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

Dot’s teenage life is knocked wildly off balance by the shocking diagnosis that she is slowly going blind. Through a comically charged tug-of-war with her mother and her wild menagerie of friends, Blur explores Dot’s struggle to create a happy, healthy family. This Melanie Marnich masterpiece will be performed in the Marshall Performing Arts Center December 5 - 8 & 10 - 14, at 7:30 p.m.

For tickets or information call 726-8561.


EVENTS workshops/lectures

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 personal journey to becoming a writer.

Pauline Nuhring, program associate, Continuing Education presents “Spain: A Medieval, Moorish and Modern Mosaic” at noon on Thursday, November 7 in the Tweed Museum of Art Lecture Gallery. Nuhring coordinated a May 2002 trip to Spain where she and the other participants visited Madrid, Seville, Toledo, and Granada. Nuhring will share slides of the art, architecture, and scenery throughout Spain.

Michael Mullins, faculty member in UMD’s German Program presents “Student Reflections on Three Weeks in Germany” at noon on Thursday, November 14 in Kirby Ballroom A. Mullins organized and supervised a student trip to Berlin, Potsdam, and Dresden, Germany in May and June of 2002. This study abroad program is a part of the newly reinstated German Studies BA at UMD. Mullins will show student work including charcoal sketches, picture albums, slides, etc. In addition, four of the students will discuss their visit to Stettin, Poland.

Yogendra “Rama” Appadoo, a student at UMD majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and International Studies, presents “Mauritius: A Place Like No Other” at noon on Thursday, November 21 in Kirby Ballroom A. Appadoo will show slides and speak about the history, geography, economy, people and culture of this exotic country. Information will be available for students interested in a study abroad program in Mauritius beginning in 2003.

Rhoda Robinson, assistant professor of Special Education at UWS, and her husband, Mike Robinson, present “26 Month Sabbatical in Turkmenistan, Courtesy of United States Peace Corps” at noon on Tuesday, December 3 in the Tweed Museum Lecture Gallery. The Robinsons joined the U.S. Peace Corps and were stationed in Turkmenistan from 1998-2000. They lived with a middle class family and worked in higher education. They will discuss several aspects of Turkmenistan’s society including politics, education, geography, history, environment, religion, daily life, and gender roles. Artifacts from Turkmenistan will be on display.


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 For more information, call 726-6262.

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

Seminars are held at 4 p.m. on Mondays in 208 SpHC. On Monday, November 11, Cindy Hale from the Natural Resource Research Institute will present her studies on the impacts of invading European earthworms on understory plant communities in previously worm-free hardwood forests of Minnesota.

The fall Commission on Women Gallery of Grants will be held from 6 - 7 p.m. on Monday, November 11 in the Kirby Ballroom in conjunction with the Women's Studies Department guest speaker, Susan Griffin. Griffin will speak at 7 p.m. immediately following the Gallery of Grants.

“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 or visit community/DocTalks.html

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, 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.

The Department of Geography will host Geography Awareness Week from November 18 – 22. The theme “Public Lands,” connects the special displays and seminars representing diverse research and interests. Please call 726–6300 for seminar locations and more information.

Jonathan Vlaming, a Senior Research Planner of the Metropolitan Council, will give a special presentation on “A geographer’s role in planning and managing public lands” on Monday, November 18 at noon in 355-357 Kirby. This presentation will be followed by an informal reception.

Scott Freundschuh, Department Chair, will present “Using 2D and 3D campus maps” on Tuesday, November 19 at noon in 355-357 Kirby.

Wednesday, November 20 is Geographic Information Systems Day in the Kirby Center. Organizations that use geographic information systems (GIS) technology will demonstrate how GIS is used in our community. Participants include: EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division, MN Sea Grant, WLSSD, City of Duluth, St Louis County Departments, ARDC, Minnesota and Wisconsin DNR Programs, Minnesota Power, NRRI, and GIS labs in geography and geology at UMD.

Paul Olson of the Minnesota DNR will present “Mapping Ground Zero” on Wednesday, November 20 at noon in 120 Solon Campus Center. After the September 11th collapse of the World Trade Center in New York City, search and rescue workers from many different agencies across the country were called to help. This presentation is a personal photo journal of Paul Olson’s two weeks in New York working with the FEMA search and rescue teams and how Geographic Information Systems were employed to aid the rescue efforts.

Pat Farrell, assistant professor, will present “An Interdisciplinary Research Project on Ancient Maya Occupation along the Sibun River, Belize” on Thursday, November 21 at noon in 323 Kirby.

On Friday, November 22, the entire department will host an open house from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. It is a chance to enjoy refreshments, meet the faculty and tour the GIS lab, Soils lab, and map library.


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.

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 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.

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 and is founding editor the journal, (2002).


EVENTS classes

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


glensheen EVENTS

Guided tours are offered at Glensheen from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. throughout the winter months. Call 218-726 8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.

special EVENTS

The College of Education and Human Service Professions is extending a university-wide welcome to stop by first floor
Bohannon from 2 - 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 7 to view the latest happenings in the within CEHSP. Department representatives will be on hand to answer questions. For more information call Karen 726-6537.

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 (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 umdhr/Events/fair.html for more information.
Submit Open Enrollment forms to UMD Human Resources by November 15.

The UMD International Club is having its annual “International Taste of UMD” from 2 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 9 in the Kirby Ballroom. The International Club will provide UMD students and the Duluth community an
opportunity to taste different ethnic dishes. Last year there were at least 300 people in attendance and the food was gone by 3 p.m., so come early. The event is free for UMD students and staff, and any donations will go to the
Duluth Food Shelf.

For more information contact Pratheep Raveendranathan at 728-5411, or e-mail or

This fall’s University Forum will be “Setting the Agenda: At the public university, who sets the research agenda and for what reasons?” Panelists will explore the following questions: How do we currently set the research agenda in our profession? How should we and the University set research priorities? How can we move towards setting the research agenda the way we should? “Setting the Agenda” will be held from 2 - 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19 in the Kirby Ballroom.

Please RSVP with Marge Erickson at 218-726-6819 or e-mail

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

Planetarium shows are offered every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in 130 Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium. For more information contact or 726-7129.




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