Tuesday, February 10, 2004• VOLUME 21, NUMBER 9

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Sue Johnson: the Alternate Encyclopedia
“The Alternate Encyclopedia” exhibit will be on display in the Tweed Museum through 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 developed 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.”

Museum Events
“Women in Art,” a selection from the permanent collection at the Tweed Museum of Art, will be on display through March 14.

“Tembes,” an exhibition of carved wood panels from Surinam, will be on display through March 14 in the Tweed Museum of Art.

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


A Faculty Artist Recital will be performed at 3 p.m. on February 15 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary.

A Vocal Jazz Cabaret Concert will be performed at 7:30 p.m. February 19- 21 in the Weber Music Hall.

A Faculty Artist Recital with Jeanne Doty and Rudy Perrault will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on February 24 in the Weber Music Hall.

The UMD Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform together at 3 p.m. on February 29 in the Weber Music Hall.

A Junior High School Honor Band Festival Concert will be held at 3:30 p.m. on March 3 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

The Billy Taylor Trio will give a special performance at 7:30 p.m. on March 5 in the Weber Music Hall as part of the Ovation Series.

The Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 6 in the Weber Music Hall.

Call Marshall Performing Arts Center at 726-8877 for tickets and information about music events.

theatre EVENTS

“Twelve Angry Men” will be performed in the Marshall Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. February 12- 14 and February 18- 21 with a 2 p.m. showing on February 15.

As a young man sits on trial for the murder of his father, twelve jurors attempt to reach a unanimous verdict. Most jurors for reasons of their own, are eager to end the trial by declaring the boy’s guilt. However, one juror’s conscience leads the group into a heated debate, but what end result will their discussions bring?

For more information call the UMD Ticket Office at 726-8561.

A Bare Bones Dance Concert will be performed in the Marshall Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. February 27 - 28. For information call the UMD Ticket Office at 726-8561.

EVENTS lectures/workshops

The Word Association spring series begins with a talk by Abhinav Aima, instructor of journalism, Department of Composition, on February 12 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. in Solon Campus Center 25. Aima will discuss “The Over-Representation of Official American Sources in News Coverage of Islamic/Arab Conflicts.”

Steve Adams, professor, Department of English, will present “Perspectives on the Virginia Landscape: Yet More Ecocriticism” on February 20, from noon -1 p.m. in 25 Solon Campus Center.

Kathy Riley, professor, Composition Department and linguistics program, and John Spartz, graduate student, linguistics program and M.A. program in English studies, will present “Arguments for Web Accessibility: A Rhetorical Analysis,” on March 9, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. in 25 Solon Campus Center.

Chris Godsey, instructor, Department of Composition and journalism program, “‘I’m No Writer’: Finding My Voice Amid the Din,” on April 9, from noon - 1 p.m. in Humanities 480.

Word Association is an informal colloquium for work in progress on topics in language, literature, and writing. For a complete Word Association schedule for the Spring 2004 semester, see the Wordwork webpage at www.d.umn.edu/centers/wordwork.

Pauline Nuhring, program associate in Continuing Education and student in UMD’s Master of Liberal Studies program, presents “A Celtic Journey: A Glimpse of Ireland Through the Ages” at noon on Thursday, February 12, in Kirby Ballroom A. This is the first presentation in the Spring series. For more information contact Cindy M. Christian at 726-8616.

EVENTS classes

The University of Minnesota School of Medicine Duluth presents a seminar featuring Alan E. Beer, M.D., director and founder of Alan E. Beer Center for Reproductive Immunology and Genetics. Beer will present “Thrombophilia: Acquired and Inherited Association with Early Pregnancy Loss and Poor Perinatal and Neonatal Outcomes,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11, in 142 S School of Medicine building. Refreshments will be served beginning at 6 p.m. For information on the event or credit toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition contact Lori Isaacs at lisaacso@d.umn.edu or 726-7572.

special EVENTS

The Black Student Association and Africana office will hold their 13th annual soul food dinner celebration, “Breaking Bread Together” from 6 p.m.- midnight on February 14 in the Kirby Ballroom.

Tickets are on sale through February 13 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. outside the Kirby bookstore. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For more information contact Festus Addo-yobo at 726-6187.

For more information contact Gesa Zinn at zinn@d.umn.edu

Men’s Hockey home games are held at the DECC at 7:05 p.m. with the following matches scheduled this season: University of Minnesota, February 13 - 14; North Dakota, February 27 - 28.

The NCAA champion Women’s Hockey team will play Minnesota State - Mankato, 7:05 p.m., March 5 - 6 at the DECC.

Men’s Basketball is held in the Romano Gym with the following games scheduled: February 19; Northern State, 3 p.m., February 21.

Women’s Basketball is held in the Romano Gym with the following games scheduled: Finlandia College, 7 p.m., February 12; MN State - Moorhead, 6 p.m., February 19; Northern State, 1 p.m., February 21.

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

A reception for all alumni season ticket holders and Bulldog Club members will be held from 5:30 - 7 p.m. on February 14, Valentine's Day, in the French River Room at the DECC prior to the UMD Bulldog-UM-TC Gopher game.

The 1983-84 WCHA Playoff and Championship Men's Hockey Team will be honored with a presentation at the UMD Bulldogs-North Dakota Fighting Sioux game on on Saturday night, February 28, (7:05 game time) at the DECC. For information contact Skeeter at 726-7230 or srmoore@d.umn.edu.

The Marshall W. Allworth Planetarium announces free public shows at the planetarium every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. This spring semester there will be guest speakers on the first Wednesday of each month. The show on the second Wednesday of each month is hosted by the Arrowhead Astronomical Society (AAS), and is followed by the monthly meeting of the society. Undergraduate planetarium assistants offer the remaining shows. The schedule is:
February 18; February 25; March 3, Howard Mooers, UMD Geological Sciences presents “Backyard astronomy in Duluth: what you need and what you can see;” March 10, AAS; March 17; March 24; March 31; April 7, Duncan Young, UMD Geological Sciences presents “Mars! New insights from the Martian rovers Spirit and Opportunity;” April 14, AAS; April 21; April 28; May 5, Alec Habig, UMD Physics Department presents “The life and death of stars;” May 12, AAS.

The Foreign Languages Department is hosting a foreign film series entitled “Basic Instincts: Aggression and Desire.” Movies are shown every second Monday at 4:30 in 480 Humanities.

The following films will be introduced by a faculty member and presented: February 23, The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1965); March 8, The Son of the Bride (Juan Campanella, 2001); March 22, The Promise (M. von Trotta, 1995); April 5, Hate (Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995); April 19, Belle Epoche (Fernando Trueba, 1992); May 3, Leila (Dariush Mehrjui, 1996).

The seminars will be held at 4 p.m. in Life Science 175 on Thursdays (unless otherwise indicated). Coffee will be served at 3:50 p.m.

On Thursday, February 12, John Swenson, Department of Geological Sciences, UMD, will present “Interplay of Terrestrial Floods and Coastal Storms in Clinoform Development: Insight from Morphodynamic Modeling.”

On Thursday, February 19, Bryan Shuman, Department of Geography, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities will present “Climate and Vegetation Dynamics in Eastern North America during the Late-Quaternary.”

On Thursday, February 26, Mark Millsop, Millsop Associates, Inc., Crosby, MN, will present “Introduction to Environmental Consulting: A Discussion Session for Geology Majors.”

On Thursday, March 4, Emi Ito, director, Limnological Research Center and Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities will present “Ostracodes, Hydrology, and Solute Evolution: Teasing Out Paleoenvironmental Information.”

On Thursday, March 11, Ray Rogers, Department of Geology, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN will present “Expedition to the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar: Exploring the Geology and Taphonomy of a Stressed Terrestrial Ecosystem.”

On Friday, March 12, Kristi Rogers, Department of Geology, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN will present “Breathing Life into Fossil Bones: Histology and Dinosaur Life History” at noon in Chemistry 150.

On Thursday, March 25, Torbjörn Törnqvist, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago, will present “Climatic Forcing of Fluviodeltaic Stratigraphic Successions: A Quaternary Perspective.”

UMD will host James L. Oberstar Forum on Transportation Policy and Technology at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 14, in the Weber Music Hall. The title of the public forum is “Transportation in Rural America: Challenges and Opportunities.” For information Carol Wolosz at
cwolosz@d.umn.edu or 726-7446.

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.

On Saturday, February 14, the Glensheen will hold a Valentine’s themed house tour paired with a candlelight dinner in the Glensheen’s winter garden.

The tour begins at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance in advance by calling 726-8910.

A Presidents’ Brunch and house tour will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, February 22. Reservations must be made in advance in advance by calling 726-8910.

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