Tuesday, October 28, 2003• VOLUME 21, NUMBER 5

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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, Appleton’s 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.

Museum 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.

“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.

For Tweed information contact tma@d.umn.edu or call 726-8222.

music EVENTS

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 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.

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 Orchestra’s upcoming tour. The fundraising concert covers highlights of Broadway’s best at 7:30 p.m. on November 4 in the Weber Music Hall.

“Guitars Unlimited” will showcase UMD’s 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.

theatre EVENTS

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.

Lloyd’s 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.

EVENTS lectures/workshops

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 film’s producer and writer, Tom Selinski. “The Nuclear Iceberg” is a one-hour documentary that seeks to define the real threat of terrorism in today’s 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.

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

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 Women’s Housing Rights a Reality in Sub-Saharan Africa” on Thursday, December 11 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.

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 20.

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.

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 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 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 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, 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 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.

Men’s 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 29.

The NCAA champion Women’s 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.

Men’s Basketball is held in the Romano Gym at 8 p.m. with the following games scheduled: Michigan Tech, November 28; Metro State, November 29.

Women’s Basketball is held in the Romano Gym at 6 p.m. with the following games scheduled: Michigan Tech, November 28; St. Cloud State, November 29.

Women’s 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 http://www.umdbulldogs.com.

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.

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.

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 umdhr@d.umn.edu with your name, birthday, phone number, and time you want to donate.

glensheen EVENTS

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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