TWEED MUSEUM OF ART SCHEDULE
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 Calvinwill 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, Calvins 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 Calvins 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 Calvins 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
For more information regarding the exhibitions and lectures mentioned
above, call Mary at the Tweed Museum of Art at 726-7823.
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 OVATION SERIES --- WEBER MUSIC HALL
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..
A NEW SEASON
The 20022003 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. Its 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.
ALWORTH INSTITUTE BROWN BAG LUNCH
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUSINESS SEMINARS/COMPUTER WORKSHOPS
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. .
SWENSON SCIENCE BUILDING
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 UMDs 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
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.
WOMEN'S CLUB PICNIC
The UMD Womens 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 email@example.com 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
Planetarium shows are offered every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in 130 Marshall
W. Alworth Planetarium. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
DOC TALKS --- CURRENT ISSUES IN MEDICINE
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 Whats the
big deal about my DNA. These lectures are free, and open to the
GLBT FALL WELCOME
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.
PARTY IN THE POUND --- UMD HOMECOMING
Homecoming Weekend, which is Friday, September 27 through Sunday,
September 29, will feature several events including a Battle of
the Bands, Womens 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 email@example.com.
BIOLOGY ALUMNI HOMECOMING EVENTS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 726-6262.
GLENSHEEN FALL TOURS
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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