TWEED MUSEUM OF ART SCHEDULE
Contemporary Art and the Mathematical Instinct
Contemporary Art and the Mathematical Instinct will run November
4 - January 11 in the Tweed Museum of Art. This exhibition of thirty
contemporary artists presents work in a wide variety of media that is
derived from, responds to, or is influenced by mathematical concepts.
Many of the artist employ new technologies in their math-related works,
while others practice traditional forms of art-making from weaving, sculpture,
painting and drawing, creating from and expressing mathematical concepts.
This exhibition was curated by Peter Spooner and accompanied by a fully
illustrated color catalogue.
In conjunction with this exhibit, Stephen Leucking
from DePaul University, Chicago, will present a lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday,
November 4 in the Tweed with a reception to follow. John Sims from
Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida will also present
a lecture at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5 in the Tweed. A Free
Family Day centered around the exhibit will be held on Saturday, November
15, from 1- 4 p.m. with music, refreshments and activities .
Progress: The Art and Design of Robert Appleton
Progress: The Art and Design of Robert Appleton will have
its opening reception from 6 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28 in
the Tweed Balcony Gallery, and the exhibit will run through November
30. Robert Appleton will also present a lecture at noon on Wednesday,
November 20 in the Tweed.
As well as his jazz, theatre, and art posters, Appletons exhibit
includes 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.
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.
Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead Ofrendas
Exhibition will run from October 28 - November 9, with a
free family day on Saturday, November 1, from 2 - 4 p.m. that includes
music and activities for the entire family.
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Fall Music Schedule
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
A Senior High School Honor Band Festival Concert
will be held at 7 p.m. on October 31 in the Weber Music Hall.
The UMD Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers and University Singers explore
the concept of change through the eyes of various composers and styles
in The Changing Seasons at 3 p.m. on November 2 in
the Weber Music Hall.
Broadway or Bust will support the UMD Chamber Orchestras
upcoming tour. The fundraising concert covers highlights of Broadways
best at 7:30 p.m. on November 4 in the Weber Music Hall.
Guitars Unlimited will showcase UMDs guitar ensembles
at 7:30 p.m. on November 5 in the Weber Music Hall.
All Jazz will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on November 12
in the Weber Music Hall.
The Ovation Guest Artist Series features J.Y. Song at 7:30 p.m. on November
14 in the Weber Music Hall.
Opera on the Move will be presented by the UMD Opera Workshop
students at 7:30 p.m. on November 15 in the Weber Music Hall.
The Lake Effect Jazz ensemble presents Jazzing It Up at 7:30
p.m. on November 18 in the Weber Music Hall.
The Fourth Annual Story-Hour featuring Letizia Colajanni of
Italy will be presented by the UMD Symphony Orchestra at 6:30 p.m. on
November 20 in the Weber Music Hall.
Bugles, Ballads, and Bridges will be presented by the UMD
concert band at 3 p.m on November 23 in the Weber Music Hall.
Strike, Scrape, Rub, Shake will be presented by the UMD percussion
ensemble at 7:30 p.m. on November 25 in the Weber Music Hall.
Call Marshall Performing Arts Center at 726-8877 for tickets and information
about music events.
BASEBALL, DOGS AND MOTORCYCLES
Kevin Kling, comes to UMD with a collection of humorous stories is a one-man
show called Baseball, Dogs and Motorcycles. The event is at 7:30 p.m.
on November 8 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.
A PRAYER FOR LLOYD
Lloyds Prayer will be performed at 7:30 p.m. December 4-6
and 9-13, with , with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee on December 7,
in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Written by Minnesotan Kevin Kling,
this comedy tells the tale of Bob the Raccoon Boy, and his adventures
when he is rescued from the wild and taught what it means
to be human.
For information call the UMD ticket office at 726-8561.
THE NUCLEAR ICEBERG
The Alworth Institute and Pilgrim Congregational Church will present a
special screening of the documentary, The Nuclear Iceberg,
at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, followed by a discussion with
the films producer and writer, Tom Selinski. The Nuclear Iceberg
is a one-hour documentary that seeks to define the real threat of terrorism
in todays world, the possibility of terrorists acquiring the raw
materials needed to build weapons of mass destruction. The screening and
discussion will take place at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2310 E. Fourth
Street in Duluth. The event is free and open to the public. For information
contact Cindy M. Christian at 726-8616.
ALWORTH INSTITUTE BROWN BAG SERIES
All lectures begin at noon. For more information contact Cindy M. Christian
Judy Trolander, professor, Department of History, 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.
Tatiana Kostadinova, assistant professor, Department of Political Science,
will present Rebuilding the Balkans: Political Change in Bulgaria,
Macedonia, and Serbia on Thursday, November 6 in 403 Humanities.
William and Marge Portilla, residents of Duluth, will present From
Quilt Tops to Mountain Tops: An Ecuadorian Adventure on Thursday,
November 13 in Kirby Ballroom A. They will show slides and share
the experiences from their second trip to Ecuador.
Khalil (Haji) Dokhanchi, professor of political science at UWS and researcher
on Iran for the LandMine Monitor (a publication of Humans Rights Watch)
will present The Status of the International Ban the Mines Movement
on Thursday, December 4 in 403 Humanities. Dokahanchi will present
an overview of international research on the production, sale, stockpiling,
and use of landmines as well as their impact on civilian populations,
particularly in Iran.
Mayra Gomez from the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE), a
Geneva-based international human rights organization, will present Bringing
the Right to Equality Home: Making Womens Housing Rights a Reality
in Sub-Saharan Africa on Thursday, December 11 in Kirby Ballroom
WORD ASSOCIATION SERIES
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.
All Geological seminars are held on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in 185 Life Science
unless noted differently.
Debra L. Taylor, U.S. Environmental Pollution Agency, Watershed Diagnostics
Branch, Duluth, presents Rosgen Stream Types as a Tool for Predicting
Bed Load and Suspended Sediment Export in Low- Order Lake Superior Watersheds
on October 30.
UMD students present Eldur og Is (Fire and Ice): A Geologic Tour
of Iceland on November 13.
Harvey Thorleifson, Director, Minnesota Geological Survey, St. Paul, presents
Indicator Mineral Methods in Mineral Exploration on November
Olaf Pfannkuch, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota,
Twin Cities, presents The Earth Sciences in Medieval Europe with
Special Emphasis on Saint Barbara, the Patron Saint of Miners and Geologists
on December 4.
FOREIGN LANGUAGES FILM SERIES
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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Viz Lab PRESENTS
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
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
UNIVERSITY FOR SENIORS
Scheduled for Wednesday afternoons in the UMD Library Fourth Floor Rotunda,
Journeys, Jargons and 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.
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,
If you have questions about the above events please call the University
for Seniors office at 726-7637.
GLBTQ HISTORY MONTH
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 66 Solon Campus Center.
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 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.
Mens Hockey home games are held at the DECC at 7:05 p.m. with the
following matches scheduled this fall: Alaska Anchorage, October 31
and November 1; St. Cloud State, November 7 and 8; Bemidji
State, November 15; Minnesota State - Mankato, November 28 and
The NCAA champion Womens Hockey team has the following matches scheduled
for November at the DECC: St. Lawrence, November 1 at 2:05 p.m.
and November 2 at 2:35 p.m.; North Dakota, November 14 at
7:05 p.m. and November 15 at 2:05 p.m.
Mens Basketball is held in the Romano Gym at 8 p.m. with the following
games scheduled: Michigan Tech, November 28; Metro State, November
Womens Basketball is held in the Romano Gym at 6 p.m. with the following
games scheduled: Michigan Tech, November 28; St. Cloud State, November
Womens Volleyball is held in the Romano Gym with the following matches
scheduled: Minnesota State-Moorhead on November 14 at 7 p.m.; Northern
State on November 15 at 3 p.m.
For more information, contact the UMD Athletic Office at 726-7518 or see
INTERNATIONAL TASTE OF UMD
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, Italys 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 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 UMD Department of Human Resources and the Office of Vice Chancellor
for Finance and Operations are sponsoring a blood drive with Memorial
Blood Centers for faculty and staff. The blood drive will be held on Thursday,
November 13 from 7:50 - 11:30 a.m. The Bloodmobile will be parked
on University Drive next to the Med School.
If you are interested in donating blood, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name, birthday, phone number, and time you want to donate.
Winter tours run through May, the estate is open
Fridays Sundays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bedroom slipper tours will
be offered on Saturdays at 1:45 p.m.
The Historic Glensheen Estate will be decorated in holiday decor November
21 January 31 with holiday brunches being offered every Tuesday,
Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from December 2 21.
Call 726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.
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