Tuesday, November 11, 2003• VOLUME 21, NUMBER 6

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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 catalogue.
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, Appleton’s 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.

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

music EVENTS

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.

theatre EVENTS

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

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

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

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 Diversity–Transgender 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.

UMD Human Resources presents “Controlling Your Emotions While Working with People” at noon on November 20 in the Garden Room.
To register, please email lwallace@d.umn.edu. For a full description of the workshop visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/personal.html.

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 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.

For information contact the UMD Geology Department at 726-8385.

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 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 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 at 726-8093.

“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 lecture halls.
To register for this event which includes a light lunch, please contact Sheri Pihlaja by phone at 726-6975 or e-mail spihlaja@d.umn.edu.

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.

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

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.

Men’s 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 Women’s 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.

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.

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 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 Glensheen’s winter garden and a story time.

Call 726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.

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