Tuesday, October 14, 2003 VOLUME 21, NUMBER 4
TWEED MUSEUM OF ART SCHEDULE
Fluxus: Betwixt and Between
Dick Higgins (1938-1998) used the term intermedia to describe his wide-ranging works in poetry, painting, graphic works, musical scores and books. Fluxus is an international art movement based on ideas similar to those of the Dada artists, where the art object is less a precious aesthetic commodity, and more about interaction between the artwork and the viewer. In Fluxus, art can be a pamphlet with instructions, a musical score to be performed, a reading, a performance, a mailed work, or any combination of these and other categories of art-making.
In conjunction with the "Betwixt & Between"
exhibition, special events will be held to explore the concept of Fluxus.
Performances by "Hijack," Colin Rusch,
Tim and Tyler Kaiser will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15
at the Norshor Theatre. Admission is $5.
"Progress: The Art and Design of Robert Appleton" will run October 28 - November 30. As well as his jazz, theatre and art posters, Appleton plans to show International Women of Hope, his twelve digital portraits of women that were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. His work is shown and collected internationally including the Lahti Art Museum in Helsinki, where a piece has recently been accepted into the permanent collection. Appleton is a faculty member in the UMD Art and Graphic Design Department.
"Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead Ofrendas Exhibition" will run from October 28 - November 9.
The "Progress" opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28 in the Tweed Balcony Gallery.
Art & Design Lecture Series presentation by graphic designer and writer Chip Kidd will be held in the Tweed Lecture Gallery at noon on Wednesday, October 29
For Tweed information contact email@example.com or call 726-8222.
FALL MUSIC SCHEDULE
The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Series Concert, University Singers will be presented at 8 p.m. on October 25 at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center.
A Senior High School Honor String Festival Concert will be presented at 4 p.m. followed by the Senior High School Honor Choir Festival Concert at 4:45 p.m. on October 28 in the Weber Music Hall.
Made in the U.S.A., will be presented by the UMD Concert Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. on October 30 in the Weber Music Hall.
A Senior High School Honor Band Festival Concert will be held at 7 p.m. on October 31 in the Weber Music Hall.
GUYS AND DOLLS
Duncan Young, UMD Department of Geological Sciences presents A History without Time: Volcanism, Tectonism and Geological Mapping of the Rusalka Planitia Region, Venus, on Thursday, October 16.
Carol Finn, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, presents Aeromagnetics, Tectonics, and Paleogeographic Reconstruction of the Continents on Thursday, October 23.
ALWORTH INSTITUTE BROWN BAG SERIES
Associate Vice Chancellor Stephen Hedman presents Fall Adventures in Chile on Thursday, October 16 in 403 Humanities. Hedman will tell stories of his travels in the Andes, which included a pig roast, rainbow trout fishing, visits to Pecon and Santiago, and interactions with the Chilean people.
Ligia Ines Alzate, a trade union leader from Colombia, will speak about Colombias civil war and the U.S. governments role in the conflict as she presents Waging Peace in the Midst of Violence: Perspectives of a Colombian Activist, on Thursday, October 23, in 403 Humanities. This brown bag is co-sponsored by the Hispanic/Latino/Chicana Learning Resource Center.
Judy Trolander, professor of history at UMD, attended a meeting focusing on the issue of gender discrimination, at Oxford University in England in August 2003. She will discuss her research as she presents The Oxford Round Table: Discussion on Gender Discrimination and Traveling in England on Thursday, October 30 in Kirby Ballroom A.
WORD ASSOCIATION SERIES
Dorothy Morrison, assistant professor, Department of Composition presents Can You See the Sound? A Visual Hand-Cueing System for Helping Poor Readers at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 20 in 102 Cina.
For a complete Word Association schedule for the Fall 2003 semester, see the Wordwork webpage at www.d.umn.edu/centers/wordwork.
FOREIGN LANGUAGES FILM SERIES
The following films will be presented: October
20, All About My Mother (Dir. Pedro Almodóvar, 1999); October
27, Germany, Pale Mother (Helma Sanders Brahms,1979); November
10, Open Your Eyes (Dir. Alejandro Amenábar, 1997), November
17, Flowers From Another World (Icíar Bollaín, 1999);
November 24, Afro-German Woman (Ika Hügel-Marshall, 2002);
December 1, Journey of Hope (Xavier Koller, 1990); and December
8, Ceijka Stojka (Karin Berger, 2001).
Viz Lab PRESENTS
The following presentations are scheduled for fall semester: October 17, Justin Rubin, Music, Digital music editing using Pro Tools software; October 31, Alexandra Luong, CEHSP, Developing stimulus video tapes for use in research on emotional displays and service quality; November 4, Rocio Alba-Flores, ECE, Detection of small objects from high-resolution satellite images using Matlab software, November 7, 2:15 p.m., Matt Andrews Biology, with Katherine Brauch and Nirish Dhruv, Sequencing and characterization of active and hibernating Spermophilus tridecemlineatus heart cDNA libraries via Lasergene software; November 14, Bill Payne, theatre, Directing and editing video sequences using Final Cut Pro; November 21, Digital storytelling and games workshop; December 5, 3 p.m., Erik Brown, LLO, Developing innovative ways of visualizing records of tropical climate history, showing change in both time and space; December 11, Nigel Wattrus, LLO, with Tricia Quigley, Fluid flow over lake trout spawning grounds in the Apostle Islands modelled using FLUENT software; and December 12, Phil Choo, art and design, Effective visual communication interface on the World Wide Web.
For information see http://www.d.umn.edu/vdil/ or contact Lisa Valdez at 726-8093.
JOURNEYS AND JARGONS
Dorothy and Howard Pramann will present Elderhostel in Hawaii at noon on Wednesday, October 22.
Rachel Martin interprets a young girls life as a maid in 19th-century Duluth in From Sweden to America: The Story of a Glensheen Maid at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22.
Nancy and Mac Fifield take us floating down the river on a Mississippi cruise from St. Paul to St. Louis at noon on Wednesday, November 12.
Mark Ryan is a writer and filmmaker whose subjects are Samuel F. Snively, Skyline Parkway and Seven Bridges Road. He speaks at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12.
If you have questions about the above events please call the University for Seniors office at 726-7637.
GLBTQ HISTORY MONTH
The History of the Rainbow Flag will be on display in the concourse of the UMD Library through October 31. The display includes remnants of vandalized rainbow flags from the University of Minnesota Morris and Twin Cities campuses. Literature about the Morris flag may be picked up outside of the GLBT services office in Solon Campus Center 66. History of the Rainbow Flag was provided by the Tretter Collection of the Steven J. Schochet Center for GLBT Studies at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.
A hate crimes vigil will be held Wednesday, October 16 in the Kirby Lounge from 6 - 7:30 p.m. with UMD Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin speaking.
Dallas Drake of the MN Gay Homicide Study, a MN-based academic research project on homosexual homicide, will present Minnesota Gay Homicide Study, from 4 - 5:30 p.m. on October 20 in 120 Campus Center.
A panel by the UMD Diversity Coalition Working Group and the UMD Center for Ethics and Public Policy entitled Gay Marriage will be presented from 2 - 4 p.m. on October 29, in Kirby Ballroom B.
For information on GLBT events on and off campus, see GLBT Services website for info and click on Updates: http://www.d.umn.edu/student/MLRC/glbt.
HEAD OF THE LAKES GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL
For a current list of participants, access the career services web page at http://careers.d.umn.edu and see Upcoming Job Fairs.
Two home soccer games will be held in October on Griggs Field. UMD will play Wayne State at 1 p.m. on October 18; and Concordia-St. Paul at 1 p.m. on October 19.
The UMD football team will play Concordia-St. Paul at 6 p.m. on October 25 on Griggs Field.
The Womens Hockey team will play at the DECC against Bemidji State at 7:05 p.m. on October 17 and Bemidji State at 7:05 p.m. on October 18.
The Mens Hockey team will play at the DECC against Alaska Anchorage at 7:05 p.m. on October 31.
PHARMACY PREVIEW DAY
Register by Monday, October 13, by calling 726-6000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERNATIONAL TASTE OF UMD
Come and sample food from more than 40 different countries prepared by international and American students.
UMD in Sicily: Italian American Festival
The January 4 - 13, 2004 trip, planned for one or two small groups, will include breakfasts, tours, a final gala dinner, English speaking guides and fun. See Sicilys great cities: Palermo, Agrigento, Taormina, and Syracuse. Dont miss the museums, ancient ruins, stunning architecture and renowned cuisine. Astounding landscapes and the indefinable Sicilian atmosphere, exotic for the Italians themselves, will make this trip unforgettable. For information on the Italian Festival see: http://www.italiafest.us. For information on the tour e-mail: email@example.com or call 726-8829.
The U Plan Benefits will cover the cost of Flu Shot for faculty and staff. Shots will also be available at the Employee Benefit Fair on November 6 in Kirby Ballroom.
If you have questions contact UMD Health Services at 726-8155.
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