TWEED MUSEUM OF ART SCHEDULE
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. Bauers 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
SATURDAY MORNING ART WORKSHOP FOR KINDER
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
ART AND DESIGN LECTURE SERIES
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, Yuris 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.
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.
THE OVATION SERIES WEBER MUSIC HALL
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
Love Armd, 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 Armd 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.
Dots 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
Dots 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.
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 personal journey to becoming a writer.
ALWORTH INTERNATIONAL BROWN BAG SERIES
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 UMDs 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 Turkmenistans 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 masters 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 Americas 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.
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 email@example.com.
OUTDOOR EDUCATION SEMINAR
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.
GALLERY OF GRANTS
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 falls
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
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
MINNESOTA SEA GRANT LECTURE SERIES
The University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program is hosting a free public
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.
GEOGRAPHY AWARENESS WEEK
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 7266300 for seminar locations and more information.
Jonathan Vlaming, a Senior Research Planner of
the Metropolitan Council, will give a special presentation on A
geographers 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 Olsons 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
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 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
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
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).
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.
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.
CEHSP HALL CELEBRATION
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 ON THE WALL
Womens 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
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.
INTERNATIONAL TASTE OF UMD
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
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNIVERSITY FALL FORUM FOR FALL 2002
This falls 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 email@example.com.
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,
Planetarium shows are offered every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in 130 Marshall
W. Alworth Planetarium. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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