Contemporary Art and the Mathematical Instinct
Contemporary Art and the Mathematical Instinct will run through
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
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 run through
November 30. Along with his jazz, theatre, and art posters, Appletons
exhibit includes International Women of Hope, a series of
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. For Tweed information contact email@example.com
or call 726-8222.
Fall Music Schedule
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.
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.
ALWORTH INSTITUTE BROWN BAG SERIES
All lectures begin at noon. For more information contact Cindy M. Christian
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 Land Mine Monitor 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
ALWORTH INSTITUTE PANEL PRESENTATION
The Alworth Institute will sponsor a panel presentation Defying
the Headlines: Faculty Research in the Middle East at 3 p.m. on
Wednesday, November 12 in the UMD Ballroom. Three UMD faculty will
share their research findings based on recent visits to the Middle East.
Rosemary Stanfield Johnson, Department of History will discuss Iran, Jennifer
Jones, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, will discuss Jordon, and
Abhinav Aima, Department of Composition, will discuss Lebanon.
For more information contact Cindy M. Christian at 726-8616.
Debra Davis, Executive Director of the Gender Education Center presents
Changing Faces of DiversityTransgender on Campus, at
7 p.m. on Thursday, November 13 in the Kirby Ballroom. This presentation
is free and open to the public.
For information contact Angela Nichols at 726-7300.
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
UMD Human Resources presents Controlling Your Emotions While Working
with People at noon on November 20 in the Garden Room.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full description of
the workshop visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/personal.html.
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.
All Geological seminars are held on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in 185 Life Science
unless noted differently.
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.
For information contact the UMD Geology Department at 726-8385.
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 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 email@example.com.
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 differently, in 154 MPAC.
The following presentations are scheduled for fall semester: 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 modeled 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
ENCOURAGING CLASSROOM INTERACTION
Personal Responses in Impersonal Spaces: Signaling with CPS Devices
in the Classroom will be presented by Frank Guldbrandsen and Dan
Glisczinski, UMD Department of Education at noon on November 17
in Kirby 355-357. Learn about the new wireless personal response devices
(CPS) which enable students to signal responses and communicate across
To register for this event which includes a light lunch, please contact
Sheri Pihlaja by phone at 726-6975 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
PATRIOT ACT DISCUSSION
Charles Samuelson, director of the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union presents
Safe and Fair: Why the U.S.A. Patriot Act Achieves Neither
at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18 in 185 Life Sciences. The event
is sponsored by the UMD Center for Ethics and Public Policy. For more
information contact Steve Vanderheiden at 726-7391.
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.
LATE NIGHT KIRBY
All Late Night Kirby events are free to all students. The following events
are scheduled for November:
Grickle Grass and Sunny Wicked will perform at 9:30 p.m. on November
12, in the Kirby Cafe`; Sterling Waters performs at 10 p.m. on
November 18 in the Kirby Cafe`; Shadowbox and Two Cow Garage will
perform at 9:30 p.m. on November 19 in the Kirby Cafe`; a Halo
Tournament will be held at 10 p.m. on November 20 in the Kirby
Game Room; the Kirby Program Board will show Bad Boys 2 at
10 p.m. on November 21 in 90 Bohannon; Open Mic Night will be held
at 10 p.m. on November 25 in the Kirby Cafe`. Late Night Game Room
is held every Thursday night at 10 p.m. in the Kirby Game Room.
For more information call 726-8742.
Mens Hockey home games are held at the DECC at 7:05 p.m. with the
following matches scheduled this fall: Bemidji State, November 15; Minnesota
State - Mankato, November 28 and 29.
The NCAA champion Womens Hockey team has the following matches scheduled
for November at the DECC: 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.
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 email@example.com
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 from
November 21 to January 31 with holiday brunches being offered every
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday December 2 21.
A Nutcracker Tea will be held December 2, at 4 p.m. at the Historic
Glensheen Estate. The event includes a tour of the decorated mansion,
an opportunity to mingle with Minnesota Ballet members, tea and holiday
dessert in Glensheens winter garden and a story time.
Call 726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.
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