Tuesday, August 27, 2002 • VOLUME 20, NUMBER 1

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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, and it complements “Discontinuum: Photographs by Jane Calvin.”


The exhibit “Discontinuum: Photographs by Jane Calvin”will be on display through November 10 and a lecture by Jane Calvin will be presented at 6 pm on October 3. Densely layered and darkly seductive, Calvin’s photographs create and recreate references to the memories, impulses and fantasies that tug at the edge of our conscious minds. Her images are constructed by montaging projected imagery and found objects into room-sized assemblages, which she then photographs in color. Imagery and text fragments gleaned from advertising, story books, movie posters, romance and mystery novels, along with dolls, dresses, and other props, all conspire in Calvin’s final photographs to reflect and blur demarcations between evil and innocence, fact and fiction, childhood innocence, sexuality, desire, tenderness and violence. Featuring forty-five photographs created over the past decade, the exhibition also includes an installation consisting of a typical studio set-up from which Calvin’s photographs are made.


The first UMD Department of Art and Design Senior Show of the 2002/2003 academic year will open at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3 and will feature the work of Jon Henrickson and April Harries.


The exhibits, “Studio Glass from the Collection of Don and Carol Wiiken” and “Joel Philip Myers: New Works, 1996-2000” open with a lecture at 10 a.m. on September 27 by Carol Wiiken in the Tweed Lecture Gallery. The first exhibit is an exhibition premier from the collection of Don and Carol Wiiken of Oak Park, Illinois. The thirty-five glass works featured have been created by noted international artists including: Olle Alberiius, Sweden; Harvey Littleton, Joel Philip Meyers, Dale Chihuly, United States; Monica Eaton, Germany; Judi Elliott, Australia; Louis LeLoup, Belgium; and many others. The Wiikens, who have provided leadership to the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, have announced a generous gift to the Tweed Museum of Art that will begin a world-class contemporary glass collection unique to the Great Lakes region. Joel Philip Meyers, internationally renowned artist and a leader in the contemporary studio glass movement, will exhibit a unique glass installation in conjunction with the Wiiken exhibit. In this new work, Meyers deals with the complex issues of contemporary culture and the human condition. Meyers is professor emeritus from Illinois State University where he founded the studio glass program. He currently lives and works in Pennsylvania and in Denmark. Both exhibits run through December 21.
For more information regarding the exhibitions and lectures mentioned above, call Mary at the Tweed Museum of Art at 726-7823.


music EVENTS

Daniel Lipori, bassoon, will present a faculty artist recital at 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, September 17, in 90 Bohannon Hall. Tickets will be sold at the door.


The inaugural celebration for the Weber Music Hall will be held on 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..

theatre EVENTS

The 2002–2003 theatre season offers five diverse performances. All shows are at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Call 726-8561 to reserve tickets.
Brighton Beach Memoirs will run October 17-20 & 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.”
The season includes Blur, from December 5 – 8 & 10 – 14, 2002; The School for Scandal, from February 13 – 16 & 19 – 22, 2003; The Philanthropist, from March 13 – 15 & 23 & March 25– 29, 2003; and Sweet Charity, from April 24 – 27 & April 30 – May 3, 2003.

EVENTS lectures/workshops

The first brown bag lunch in the 2002-2003 Alworth Institute International Brown Bag Series will be held on Thursday, September 12 at noon in the Bullpub. Khalil Dokhanchi (Haji), Professor of Political Science at UWS, will show slides and speak about his summer 2002 trip to Bosnia. Dokhanchi, two other faculty members and several students visited Sarajevo, Tuzla, Mostar and Banja Luka. During their trip, they focused on the issues of rebuilding Bosnia economically, politically and socially, as well as the concerns refugees and the impact of land-mines. For information call 726-8616 or email alworth@d.umn.edu.

EVENTS classes

The UMD Center for Economic Development is offering a number of on-line business seminars this fall including “At Your Service: Customer Service Training,” “Marketing in the Digital Age,” “International Transaction: Technical Aspects of Exporting,” and “Employee Benefits: Benefits & Budgets.” They are also offering the following on-line computer workshops: “Beyond the Basics of Database Management — Microsoft Access 2002 XP,” “Basics of Word Processing (Microsoft Word 2002 XP,” “Basics of Database Management — Microsoft Access 2002 XP,” and “Sales Applications — Microsoft Great Plains Dynamics.” For information call 726-7298. .

special EVENTS
The groundbreaking ceremonies for the new James I. Swenson Science Building will be held at 11 a.m. on August 29 in Parking Lot W. The building will be a new residence for UMD’s biology and chemistry programs. UMD is grateful to Jim and Susan Swenson, who through the Swenson Family Foundation, have made a generous gift to UMD to help fund the new building. Jim, a 1959 chemistry graduate, is a strong advocate for undergraduate research opportunities at UMD. The three-floor building, which is expected to be complete for fall semester, 2004, features a two-story atrium with a view of the outdoor areas. It will be built adjacent to the Life Sciences Building on Kirby Drive and it incorporates a teaching wing that will be clad with taconite. This is the first time taconite has been used as a building material in this manner. The research wing will be built using brick and metal. The new science building is designed to encourage collaborative learning and will contain faculty-student research labs, classrooms, undergraduate research areas, computer teaching labs, a student study room, and a lounge area.

The Library will give general tours the first week of the semester. Tours will start at the entrance to the Library, under the chandelier. Everyone is welcome, no RSVP is needed! Tours will be given on Tuesday, September 3 at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Wednesday, September 4 at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Thursday, September 5 at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; and Friday, September 6 at noon and 1 p.m. Tours last approximately 20-25 minutes.

The UMD Women’s Club will hold its fall picnic at the end of Park Point at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 6. The cost is $6. New faculty are invited. RSVP by September 1 to mevans@d.umn.edu or call Jackie Moran at 728-4320.

The Sustainable Farming Association Farmers’ Market will be held every Wednesday through September at 2 p.m. under the Kirby overpass on Kirby Drive.

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.

The School of Medicine, Duluth (SOMD) will host a monthly series of public lectures covering a variety of topics in medicine at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month in 142 Med. Scheduled topics include chronic wasting disease, seasonal affective disorder, brain awareness, and healthcare directives and living wills. On September 10, Annette Boman from the SOMD Department of Biochemistry will present “What’s the big deal about my DNA”. These lectures are free, and open to the public.

GLBT Services will host a 2002 Fall Welcome Reception from 4 - 6 p.m. on September 10 in the Solon Campus Center “Wedge” (underneath the flags). Come and enjoy food, beverages, and mingle. Meet other students, faculty, staff and community members.

Homecoming Weekend, which is Friday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29, will feature several events including a Battle of the Bands, Women’s Volleyball and Soccer, a 5K Run, an Alumni Gathering, campus tours, a Carnival, a Chili-Cook-off with Live Music, a Homecoming Parade, a Football Game, a Homecoming Dance on the Vista Fleet, and alumni events. For information see the web page at: http://www.d.umn.edu/~umdsa/homecoming/. For alumni information, e-mail alumni@d.umn.edu.

A Biology Alumni Homecoming and barbeque will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on September 28 outside the UMD Greenhouse, located at 1110 Kirby Drive. There also will be a Life Science Open House from 1 - 3 p.m. Visit professors, tour labs, meet current students and meet with the local architects who designed the new James I. Swenson Science Building. To RSVP email sjohns35@d.umn.edu or call 726-6262.

glensheen EVENTS


Guided tours are offered at Glensheen from 9:30 am - 4 pm, daily through October. Leaf ID Day will be held at the estate on Sunday, October 6. Call 218-726 8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.. Call 218-726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.

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