Tuesday, December 9, 2003• VOLUME 21, NUMBER 7

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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 mathematical concepts in a wide variety of media.

Sue Johnson: the Alternate Encyclopedia
“The Alternate Encyclopedia,” will be on display in the Tweed Museum of Art January 27 - March 28. Over a period of many years, artist Sue Johnson has developed a collection of prints, drawings, paintings, and found objects, which refer to the “pseudo-scientific” nature of early natural history illustrations and texts. Working with local collections, Johnson will develop a unique installation for the Tweed Museum of Art. As she states, “The idea to create a fully fictitious encyclopedia came to me when I realized that I could entertain my desire for the fantastic
while maintaining my interest in the pursuit of objective truths.”

Johnson will also present a lecture in accordance with her exhibit at 6 p.m. on January 27 in the Tweed Lecture Gallery.

Museum Events

An art and design lecture series presentation by artist and mathematician John Sims will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 11 in the Tweed Museum of Art.

“Tembre Panels,” a display of carved wood panels from Surinam is on display through January 15.

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

“Velocity” will be presented by the Jazz I and II ensembles at 7:30 p.m. on December 10 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. through December 13 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Written by Minnesotan Kevin Kling, this comedy tells the tale of Bob the Raccoon Boy, and his adventures as he is “rescued” from the wild and taught what it means to be human. For more information call the UMD ticket office at 726-8561.

EVENTS lectures/workshops

DocTalks are held at 7:30 p.m. in142 School of Medicine. These lectures are free, and intended for the public.

On January 13, Janet Lyn Fitzakerley, will present “Ion channels: Lifes electrical generators, a guide to the molecules that control how your heart beats and your brain thinks” in honor of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry that rewarded two scientists whose discoveries clarified how salts (ions) and water are transported out of and into cells.

More information about this lecture series can be found at http://penguin.d.umn.edu/community/DocTalks.htm, or you can contact Janet Fitzakerley, Department of Pharmacology, UMD School of Medicine at 726-8512 or jfitzake@d.umn.edu.

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” at noon on Thursday, December 11 in Kirby Ballroom A.
For more information contact Cindy M. Christian at 726-8616.

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: 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.

EVENTS classes

See next issue.

special EVENTS

The annual reading of Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Story” by Joseph Maiolo, professor, will be held on Thursday, December 11 at 4 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall.

Men’s Hockey home games are held at the DECC at 7:05 p.m. with the following matches scheduled this season: Latvian National Team, December 15; Bowling Green, January 2 - 3; Colorado College, January 16 - 17; Michigan Tech, January 23 - 24.

The NCAA champion Women’s Hockey team has the following matches scheduled for November at the DECC: Harvard at 7:05 p.m. on December 12 - 13; Grant MacEwan College at 2:05 p.m. on January 3 - 4; Minnesota at 7:05 p.m. on January 9 - 10; St. Cloud State at 2:05 p.m. on January 24 - 25.

Men’s Basketball is held in the Romano Gym with the following games scheduled: Augustana College at 8 p.m. on December 10; Concordia - St. Paul, 8 p.m. on January 8; Winona State, 3 p.m. on January 10; Minnesota-Crookston, 8 p.m. on January 22; Bemidji State, 3 p.m. on January 24.

Women’s Basketball is held in the Romano Gym with the following games scheduled: Michigan Tech at 6 p.m. on December 19; Northland College at 7 p.m. on December 29; Concordia-St. Paul at 6 p.m. on January 8; Winona State at 1 p.m. on January 10; Minnesota-Crookston at 6 p.m. on January 22; Bemidji State at 1 p.m. on January 24.

For more information, contact the UMD Athletic Office at 726-7518 or see http://www.umdbulldogs.com.

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 through January 31 with holiday brunches being offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday through December 21.

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

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