Tuesday, October 14, 2003• VOLUME 21, NUMBER 4

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Fluxus: Betwixt and Between
The exhibition “Betwixt and Between: The Life and Works of Dick Higgins,” will be on display through October 19. UMD Student Performances of Event Scores will be presented at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 16.

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.
Hannah Higgins, Fluxus historian and daughter of artists Dick Higgins and Alison Knowles, will speak at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14 in the Tweed Museum of Art Lecture Gallery.

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.

Other Exhibitions and Events
Senior Show Receptions are held at 4 p.m. every Tuesday during the academic year. Each Tuesday a different Art and Design Department student exhibits work in the Studio Gallery.

"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 tma@d.umn.edu or call 726-8222.

music EVENTS


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.

theatre EVENTS

Guys and Dolls will be performed October 16-19 and October 22-25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. This classic American musical tells the story of the eccentric underworld of 1950s New York. Sky Masterson bets his fellow gambler Nathan Detroit that he can make any woman in the city fall in love with him. But when Nathan picks a Salvation Army mission worker named Sarah Brown, Sky risks losing his bet and his shirt.
For more information call the UMD Ticket Office at 726-8561.

EVENTS lectures/workshops

All seminars are held at 4 p.m. in 185 Life Science. For information contact Colleen Wergin at 726-8385.

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 begin at noon. For more information contact Cindy M. Christian at 726-8616.

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 Colombia’s civil war and the U.S. government’s 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.

The Word Association series features Kate Basham, associate professor, Department of English, reading a selection of her latest poems at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 30 in 102 Cina.

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.

The Foreign Languages Department is hosting a foreign film series entitled “Re-viewing, Reinventing and Rebuilding Perceptions of Life.” Movies are shown at 4:30 p.m. in 403 Humanities.

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).
For more information contact Mauren Tobin Stanley at mtobinst@d.umn.edu.

The Visualization Digital Imaging Lab (Viz Lab) invites the campus community to the “Viz Lab Presents” series for fall semester. All events will be held at noon, unless noted, in 154 MPAC.

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.

EVENTS classes

Scheduled for Wednesday afternoons in the UMD Library Fourth Floor Rotunda, Journeys, Jargons & Lectures feature slides and personal experiences of University for Seniors members’ trips. The events are free and open to the public. A question and answer session follows each 45-minute lecture.

Dorothy and Howard Pramann will present “Elderhostel in Hawaii” at noon on Wednesday, October 22.

Rachel Martin interprets a young girl’s 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.

special EVENTS

October is gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer history month. The following events and attractions are scheduled to celebrate and educate:

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.

The Head of the Lakes Graduate and Professional School Day will be held Tuesday, October 14, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the UMD Kirby Ballroom. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to visit with representatives from approximately 26 graduate and professional schools.

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 volleyball games are scheduled in October. UMD will play Southwest Minnesota State at 7 p.m. on October 24 and Wayne State at 4 p.m. on October 25.

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 Women’s 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 Men’s Hockey team will play at the DECC against Alaska Anchorage at 7:05 p.m. on October 31.

Learn more about pharmacy education and pharmacy as a profession from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 18 in the Kirby Ballroom. The program includes information on admissions and financial aid, a panel of current pharmacy students, a panel of practicing pharmacists, tours of the new pharmacy facilities in Kirby Plaza, and the opportunity to ask questions of students, staff, and faculty.

Register by Monday, October 13, by calling 726-6000 or e-mail copd@d.umn.edu.

The five degree-granting colleges will host a Major-Minor Expo from 10 am. - 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22 in Kirby Student Center, across from the bookstore. Undecided students, students considering a change of major, and students who haven’t chosen minors can obtain program information and talk with representatives from the five schools. For more information, contact your collegiate student affairs office.

The annual International Taste of UMD, sponsored by the International Club of UMD, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday November 15 at Hope United Methodist Church.

Come and sample food from more than 40 different countries prepared by international and American students.

UMD in Sicily: Italian American Festival
Take a journey with UMD to Sicily, Italy’s most beautiful island. Join Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin for a variety of events that surround the Italian American Festival 2004, held in Palermo, Sicily. See UMD students and their Italian counterparts perform Guys and Dolls at Teatro Politeama and enjoy a reception following the performance.

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 Sicily’s great cities: Palermo, Agrigento, Taormina, and Syracuse. Don’t 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: pdelano@d.umn.edu or call 726-8829.

Don’t let the flu bug “Getcha!” Get your flu shot from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.on Wednesday, October 22 and Thursday, October 23 in the Kirby Lounge.The cost is $10, cash or check only.

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.

glensheen EVENTS

The Glensheen Historic Estate is open daily from 9:30 a.m- 4 p.m. with Bedroom Slipper Tours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting at 4 p.m.
Call 726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.

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