April 8, 2003, Volume 20 number 14

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EVENTS

art EVENTS


TWEED MUSEUM OF ART SCHEDULE

“The Clayton, Jackson McGhie Memorial: Public Art–Community Healing” exhibit has been extended through April 13.

The Annual “UMD Art and Design Student Exhibition” will be presented through May 4. This annual juried exhibition features the work of UMD Art and Design students in a variety of mediums. An Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will take place at the Tweed Museum of Art on Saturday, April 12 from 6 - 8 p.m.

The Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop will be held from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at the Tweed.

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


ART AND DESIGN LECTURE SERIES

Painter Rogella (Gina) Diaz will give a presentation at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 in the Tweed Lecture Gallery.

Multi-media artist Jan Estep will present at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 in the Tweed Lecture Gallery.

For more information call Mary Rhodes at the Tweed Museum of Art at 726-7823.

music EVENTS

UMD SPRING MUSIC SCHEDULE

“All Jazz!” UMD’s four jazz combos offer a range of jazz styles at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 in the Weber Music Hall.

Jazz Ensemble I & II recreate the memorable music from the life and times of "the crooner," Frank Sinatra in a Big Band Extravaganza at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 21 in the Weber Music Hall.

Faculty artists Rachel Inselman, soprano; Jeanne Doty, piano; and Theodore Schoen, clarinet, combine in an exciting tribute to the art song literature of the musical past and present at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 21 in the Weber Music Hall.

The Twin Cities based Zeitgeist performs contemporary music at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25 in the Weber Music Hall.

The Weber Ovation Series brings the Turtle Island Quartet and the Ying String Quartet, two dramatically different and internationally acclaimed ensembles, to UMD at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 in the Weber Music Hall.

UMD's Concert Chorale & Chamber Orchestra presents an afternoon of Baroque music at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 in the Weber Music Hall.

Vocal Jazz Ensembles: Chill Factor and Lake Effect will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29 in theWeber Music Hall.

UMD’s Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will present “Signatures” at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 in the Weber Music Hall, performing the music of Hindemith, Grainger, Ives, and Schumann, composers who have left a distinctive signature on wind ensemble repertoire.

“Choral Masterworks: J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor,” one of Bach’s greatest achievements, will be performed by the UMD Music Alumni soloists, University Singers, UMD Symphony Orchestra, and Duluth’s Arrowhead Chorale at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, and at 3 p.m on Sunday, May 11 in the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.

For more information contact the UMD Music Department at 726-8208.

 

theatre EVENTS

CHARITY PERFORMED
Sweet Charity, by Neil Simon, will be performed April 24- 27 and April 30- May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. This play is the story of an optimistic young woman, who not only wears her heart on her sleeve, she’s had it tattooed on her arm! As the play begins, Charity finds herself dumped by the married man on whom she had pinned all her hopes and dreams, and she vows never again to be taken advantage of by a man.

For more information call the UMD Theatre Department at 726-8564.

EVENTS workshops/lectures

SUPERIOR SCIENCE FOR YOU
The Lake Superior speaker series is presented by professor Deborah Swackhamer, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota Twin Cities. The things we eat, drink, and wash with can mess up a fish’s sex life. As they work through our lives and down our drains, some common chemical compounds can scramble the hormonal signals that rule fish development and reproduction. Dr. Swackhamer, an expert on these endocrine disrupters, will discuss her research on these chemicals and their impact on fish from 7- 8 p.m. on April 10 at the Grand Marais North House Folk School.
For more information contact Marie Zhuikov at 726-7677.

CHEMISTRY SYMPOSIUM
The Department of Chemistry presents the Fifth Annual Undergraduate Symposium April 11- 12, in the Kirby Ballroom. Senior students majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will present research.

Marion Thurnauer, Director of the Chemistry Division of Argonne National Laboratories, will present the opening lecture. For information contact Joanne M. Ellis at jellis@d.umn.edu.

BIOLOGY LECTURE
“Foraging mechanisms of age-0 yellow perch, Perca Flavescans” will be presented by UMD masters candidate Hazel Richmond at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 11 in 185 Life Science.
For more information contact Stacy Johnson at 726-6262.

DOCTALKS
“End of Life Care Issues” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on April 13, in 142 School of Medicine. The lecture is free, and open to the public. For information contact Janet Fitzakerley at 726-7012 or at jfitzake@d.umn.edu

MECHANICAL/INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
Emmanuel Enemouh presents “A Technique of Teaching Manufacturing Processes” on April 14.
Martha Wilson will be presenting on April 21, her topic is yet to be determined.
Brandon Storhaug, MSEM Graduate Student presents “Benchmarking Fleet Management” on April 28.
Kwasi Dadie-Amoah, MSEM Graduate Student presents “Snowplow Simulation” on April 5.
All lectures are held in 290 Engineering and begin at 4 p.m. For information contact Tracy Shaw at 726-6161 or at ie@d.umn.edu

URBAN STUDIES BROWN BAG SERIES
David Ross, president of the Duluth Chamber of Commerce, will speak on “Building Our Community” at noon on April 16 in 323 Kirby. According to Ross, “This is not your father’s Chamber.” He’ll talk about why the Chamber believes in the power of work, the politics of economic development, and how quality of place relates to the new economy. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Community and Regional Research, for more information contact Judy Trolander at 726-8271.

ALWORTH OCCASIONAL LECTURE
“Wooing Men to Share Power: Women’s Struggle for Increased Political Representation in India” will be presented by Manju Parikh, associate professor of Political Science at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, on Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Fourth Floor Library Rotunda. Parikh will provide an analysis of the movement in India to bring a Constitutional Amendment to increase women’s political representation in the national Parliament and State legislatures. Although the attempt has not succeeded so far, it has raised an interesting debate on the legitimacy of alternative approaches to increase women’s role in key political institutions. The presentation will also provide a comparative global picture of women’s political representation and locate the Indian case as one of the several mechanisms being employed to enhance women’s participation in national legislatures around the world.
For information contact Cindy M. Christian at 726-8616.

ALWORTH INSTITUTE BROWN BAG SERIES
“Ireland: Land of One Hundred Thousand Welcomes,” will be presented by Linda Bruce, from the University of Wisconsin Extension Office at noon on Thursday, April 17 in the Tweed Lecture Gallery. Bruce will highlight her travels during her three trips to Ireland over the past 13 years.

“Traveling Abroad with Teens,” will be presented by Deborah Petersen-Perlman, director of UMD’s Equal Opportunity Office and associate professor of Communication, at noon on Wednesday, April 30 in 25 Campus Center. Petersen-Perlman will give an account of her travels throughout Europe with her teenage children.
For information contact Cindy Christian at 726-9616.

ROYAL D. ALWORTH, JR. ANNUAL MEMORIAL LECTURE
John D. Stempel, professor of International Studies and Director of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce presents “Political/Military Realities of the Middle East” at 7:30 p.m on Thursday, April 24 in the Fourth Floor Library Rotunda. Stempel will share his analysis of current situations in the Middle East based on his expertise gained from years of diplomatic experience as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer and academic.
For information contact Cindy Christian at 726-9616.

 

EVENTS workshops

BALANCING CLARITY AND POLITENESS IN INTERACTIONS ABOUT WRITING
Jo Mackiewicz, Department of Composition presents “Balancing Clarity and Politeness in Interactions about Writing” on Friday, April 25 at noon in 25 Campus Center. People who work with writers must negotiate two, often conflicting demands, being clear in what they say and being polite in order to create and maintain good working relationships with writers. Writing tutors and editors must mitigate criticismwith politeness in order to construct and maintain relationships that work and benefit everyone involved. In this talk, Mackiewicz examines some frustrations and fears that writers bring to interactions about their writing —emotions that can greatly affect the extent to which good working relationships will be constructed and maintained. This is a presentation of research supported by a McKnight Fellowship and Faculty Summer Research Grant. The lecture is open to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information e-mail kriley@d.umn.edu

SMAWK — Saturday Morning Art Workshops for Kinder
A SMAWK session will be held on April 26 and May 3 from 10 a.m. - noon. SMAWK is designed to offer children an age-appropriate, museum-based, fine-arts experience. Children will spend time looking at and talking about art. In addition, through drawing, painting, sculpture, or mixed media, children will explore the basics of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art making.
For more information contact Susan Hudec at 726-8527 or Mary Rhodes at 726-7823.

EVENTS classes

UNIVERSITY FOR SENIORS: JOURNEY, JARGON, AND LECTURES
“Robots: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” presented by Richard Lindeke, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at UMD, will review the nature of robots, the jobs they perform in industry, medicine and research, with a look towards their future role in these areas at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 in fourth floor library rotunda, room 460.

The Richard I. Bong World War II Heritage Center will be the topic presented by Cristabel Grant at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 in the fourth floor library rotunda, room 460.

“Alaska” will be presented by Audrey and Milt Monicken at noon on Wednesday, April 16 in the fourth floor library rotunda, room 460.

special EVENTS

BAEUMLER-KAPLAN HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL
Alexis Pogorelskin of UMD’s History Department, and Patty Salo Downs, development director for the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Education and Human Services Professions, will present a brown bag lecture on Thursday, April 10 in the Tweed Lecture Gallery, entitled “A Holocaust Journey: Germany Today and Yesterday.” The lecture is based on their trip to Germany and is part of the Alworth International Brown Bag Series.

There will be a dress rehearsal of “With Perfect Faith,” at 3 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall followed by a dinner honoring composer Allan Friedman on Friday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Temple Israel. Originally from Duluth, Friedman earned his BA in music at Duke University, he also studied at the University of Natal, Durban in South Africa. He received his Masters Degree in Musicology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Currently he is in his second year of the Boston University Doctor of Musical Arts program in choral conducting. Call Temple Israel at 724-8857 for dinner reservations no later than April 4.

Ann Howard Jones, of Boston University, will interact with the UMD and UWS student chapters of American Choral Directors Association on Saturday, April 12 at UMD.

The Minnesota debut of Allan Friedman’s cantata, entitled “With Perfect Faith,” will be directed by UMD’s Stanley Wold and performed by UMD Chamber Singers, featuring Rachel Inselmann, at 3 p.m. on April 13 in the Weber Music Hall.

For more information about the Baeumler-Kaplan Memorial Events visit http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/holocaust/
or contact Patti at 726-7833.

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The following events have are sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center:

A Mock Rape Trial will be presented at noon on Thursday, April 10 in the Kirby Lounge. With the Honorable Judge Martin presiding, this event will show the UMD community what a trial for rape looks like. Jurors will be selected from the audience.

Rally and speak out about violence against women on Thursday, April 24, at 6 p.m. at the Duluth YWCA. The march for “Take Back the Night” will leave from the YWCA at 7:30 p.m. and go to Lake Place Park.

Janet Pribyl is hosting a Women’s Music Program on 103.3 KUMD on Sunday, April 27 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tune in for a special hour of music related to sexual assault and domestic abuse awareness.

For more information on these events contact the Women’s Resource and Action Center 726-6292 or 726-8444.

RECREATIONAL AND OUTDOOR SPORTS SPRING ACTIVITIES
Practice placing stoppers, hexes, tri-cams and spring loaded cams and evaluating the placements for safety as well as practicing effective ways to anchor to trees and boulders from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 10 in the Indoor Climbing Center.

Practice building and evaluating anchors that are solid and won’t let you down from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, April 11 in the Indoor Climbing Center. Participants must have prior knowledge of placing rock protection.

Paddle the historically rich Bois Brule River in northern Wisconsin from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. While paddling, learn the geologic past and rich Voyageur history of this beautiful world-renowned river. Meet in the SpHC lobby.

An introduction to lead climbing will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 in the Indoor Climbing Center. Cover techniques for evaluating hazards, managing risks, and racking up for the climb. Practice your skills with a mock lead using traditional gear placement in the Climbing Center. Participants must have prior knowledge of climbing and placing rock protection.

Spring Fun and Adventure Day Camp will be held from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 14 - 17, for students grades 1- 4. The camp mission is to provide a variety of activities to stimulate the mind, body, and spirit including indoor rock climbing, swimming, ice activities and more. Registration is limited.

Boulder for free at UMD’s newest addition to the climbing wall from 9-11 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16. Check out what bouldering is all about or get ready for the outdoor bouldering season. Meet at the UMD Indoor Climbing Center.

An aid climbing clinic will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 in the Indoor Climbing Center. Learn about the basic equipment and techniques for aid climbing and practice a mock aid climb in the Indoor Climbing Center. Prior experience in lead climbing is helpful for this workshop.

For more information or registration call Recreational Sports and Outdoor Programs at 726-6533 or visit www.umdoutdoorprogram.org.

WOMEN’S RESOURCE AND ACTION CENTER SPRING PROGRAM SERIES
The Women’s Resource and Action Center and the Department of Women’s Studies present additional Spring 2003 programming:

“Geography on Masculinist Construction of Germany in the Love Parade,” with Olaf Kuhlke, will be presented at noon on Monday, April 14 in 355-57 Kirby.

“Women ROCK!! History of Women in Mountaineering,” with Kajia Webster, will be presented at noon on Monday, April 21 in 355-57 Kirby.

“Painting the Piano: Norwegian Sisters, Harriet Backer and Agathe Backer Grondahl,” with Alison Aune and Jeanne Doty, will be presented at noon on Wednesday, April 23 in the Tweed Museum Lecture Gallery.

“Communication, Women’s Experiences with Abusive Communication in Organizations,” with Diane Sloan, will be presented at noon on Monday, April 28 in 355-57 Kirby.

For more information contact the Women’s Resource and Action Center 726-6292 or 726-8444.

LATIN AMERICAN AWARENESS CELEBRATION
Kick off the Latin American Awareness Celebration with a Fiesta! Enjoy an authentic latin American buffet dinner, entertainment and live music by Sabor Tropical on Saturday, April 19 at 6 p.m. in the Kirby ballroom. Tickets are on sale outside the UMD Bookstore.

Regional Coordinator for Witness for Peace Upper Midwest, John Pegg presents “Cuban: A Contrast in Realities,” on Tuesday, April 15 at noon in 355 Kirby. Following his participation in a delegation of 100 citizens to Colombia in March 2001, John returned with a vision of organizing people to work for justice and peace in Latin America. Since then, he lead a delegation to Colombia in March of 2002, and another to Cuba in January 2003.

“Discovering Dominga,” a film by Patricia Flynn, will be shown at noon on Thursday, April 22 in 355 Kirby. This documentary relates the story of a young Iowa woman who discovers she is a survivor of one of the most horrific massacres in Guatemalan history, committed in 1982 against Maya Indian villagers who resisted a dam project funded by the World Bank. The film follows her remarkable journey of transformation and discovery as she returns to Guatemala in search of her heritage and ultimately joins efforts to bring the perpetrators of the massacre to justice and to promote peace and reconciliation in her native country.

For more information contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward at 726-8444.

RESOURCES FOR TOUGH TIMES
A mini-conference for Heritage Organizations in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin will be held on Monday April 21, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Glensheen, the Historic Congdon Estate. Directors, staff members, and key volunteers are invited to attend. The event is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Duluth, College of Liberal Arts and the Department of History and Glensheen.

For more information and registration call 726-8657 or email ddigby@d.umn.edu

SPRING INTO SHAPE
A 5 kilometer run/walk on the trails and roads around the UMD campus will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 with registration at 10 a.m. in Ordean Court.

Call 726-7128 for registration and information. Profits will benefit the Jim Morrissey Youth Fitness and Adventure Foundation.

glensheen EVENTS

TOURS
Guided tours are offered at Glensheen from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday through April. Call 726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.

MOTHER’S DAY, MAY 11
Mother’s Day Brunch reservations are now being accepted and the event is filling rapidly. Three seatings are available: the first seating begins with a 9:30 a.m. tour and 10:15 a.m. brunch, and the second seating offers a tour at 12:30 p.m. with a 1:15 p.m. brunch. Prepaid reservations are required for this event, and can be made by calling the Glensheen office. Call Glensheen at 726-8910 to make your reservation today.

 

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