November 19, 2002, Volume 20 number 7

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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 now through January 12. Bauer will also be presenting a lecture at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4 as part of the Art & Design Lecture Series in the Tweed Lecture Gallery.

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.

The Tweed Museum of Art will have Weber Music Hall architect Cesar Pelli drawings and models on display in the Balcony Gallery through December 15.

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

music EVENTS

The Bernstein/Krenzen Jazz Scholarship Benefit Concert with Jazz I & II & Big Time Jazz Band will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20.

Opera Scenes with Rachel Inselman, director, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 23.

Vocal Jazz Ensembles I & II, Percussion Ensemble, with Richard Johnson and David Schmalenberger, directors, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26.

University Singers, Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers and Instrumental Chamber Ensembles will present a Holiday Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7. On Sunday, December 8 the concert will be held at 3 p.m.

A Symphony Orchestra Concert, “3rd Annual Story-Hour Concert,” with Rudy Perrault, director, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10.

All events are in the Weber Music Hall. For tickets call 726-8877.

theatre EVENTS

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


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.


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.

Justin Rubin, assistant professor of Music and Fine Arts will present a lecture on his 2002 McKnight Summer Research Fellowship and University of Minnesota Faculty Summer Research Fellowship on Friday, November 22 from 8 - 10 a.m. in 220 Humanities. His project was centered around the creation of compositions for his collaborative installation, “6,000,000 - a Holocaust Memorial” with Philadelphia painter/sculptor John Merigliano. Included will be musical excerpts and discussion on how to approach such a piece. Refreshments will be served.

“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 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.

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

On Thursday, November 21 from 7- 9 p.m. in 145 Sports and Health Center (the wrestling gym), Kim Campbell from On-Alert Self-Defense is offering a free self defense workshop. Kim gives an inspiring and practical workshop. Wear comfortable clothes. For more information contact the Women’s Resource and Action Center at 726-6292.

glensheen EVENTS

The sights and sounds of the holiday season will greet you at Glensheen Historic Estate. Beginning November 28, Glensheen will be decorated for the holidays. Holiday brunches will be offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in December. Take a self-guided tour and enjoy the festive décor throughout Glensheen’s main house. Then settle down in the winter garden for a holiday brunch. Self-guided tours start at 9:30a.m., brunch begins at 10:30 a.m. Reservations are required.
Guided tours are offered at Glensheen from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the winter months. Call 726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.

The UMD School of Fine Arts presents Mardi Gras 2003 at Glensheen on Friday, February 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. This event includes music, theater, art & design, silent auction, French-Acadian cuisine and an ambiance in the tradition of New Orleans. Prepaid reservations are required and will be limited. Call 726-8921 for more information.

special EVENTS

It’s American Indian Awareness Week at UMD. On Wednesday, November 20, A Drumming event will be held from noon - 1 p.m. in the Kirby Lounge and a Feast and Drumming event will be held from 5 - 7 p.m. in Griggs Center. Dancers are welcome. A Spirit Mountain Forum will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 21 in 175 Life Science. For more information, call the Anishinaabe Student Organization at 726-8141.

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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