Tuesday, February 24, 2004• VOLUME 21, NUMBER 10

home link
events heading
art events link
music events link
theatre events link
lectures workshops link
special events
glensheen events link



administration news link
faculty staff news heading
academic dept faculty news
nrri link
sea grant link
medical school link
EVENTS

art EVENTS

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.

UMD Department of Art and Design Student Exhibition
The annual juried exhibition of works by UMD art students, featuring their best efforts in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design, photography, and mixed media works will be on display April 10 - May 9. The jurors will be John Steffl, Duluth arts curator, instructor and administrator, and Mike Cina, designer from Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Museum Events
Sarah Bauer, assistant professor of Art and Design, will present a McKnight Fellows Presentation titled “Bowing Towards Enlightenment: Art, Digital Media and the Practice of Awakening” from noon - l p.m. on March 10 in the Tweed Museum of Art Lecture Gallery. Bauer will share research results from a 49-day solo meditation retreat intended to re-examine and explore the integration of the Tibetan Buddhist ritual practice of prostration and contemporary art practice.

“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

SPRING MUSIC SCHEDULE

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.

The UMD Guitar Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. on March 10 in the Weber Music Hall.

“Anna D’Errico: An Italian Jewel” will perform at 7:30 p.m. on March 11 in the Weber Music Hall.

A faculty artist recital, “Cherneshev Duo,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 23 in the Weber Music Hall.

A solo competition will take place at 7:30 p.m. on March 26 in the Weber Music Hall.

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

theatre EVENTS

BARE BONES DANCE
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.

MISS JULIE AND THE STRONGER

Miss Julie and The Stronger, by August Strindberg, will be performed in the Marshall Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. March 11- 13 and March 24- 27 with a 2 p.m. showing March 14.

Power and the dominance of one individual over another is the tie that binds Strindberg’s vignette The Stronger and his masterpiece Miss Julie into a tangled web of desire, temptation, and manipulation. Woman against woman, woman against man, man against women, class against class–who is the stronger? The struggle appears eternal.

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

EVENTS lectures/workshops

UNITED NATIONS LECTURE SERIES
The Lake Superior World Affairs Council, a local non-profit organization, is hosting a series of lectures and discussions featuring the United Nations. These programs will take place on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. in the fourth floor library rotunda. The series includes: February 25, “United Nations Reforms: Past and Current,” presented by Bert Minwegen, Lake Superior World Affairs Council; and March 3, “The U.S. and the UN Today,” presented by Ajit Das, retired UMD psychology faculty member.

These events are free and open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by the Alworth Institute for International studies. For more information contact Cindy M. Christian at 726-8616.

GEOLOGICAL SEMINARS
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 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 and 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.”

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

ALWORTH LECTURES
Shaun Riordan, United Kingdom Foreign Service Diplomat, will discuss his views on the need for a public diplomacy by states which genuinely engages people at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 8. Room to be announced.

For information contact Cindy M. Christian at 726-8616.

A WOMAN'S PERSPECTIVE ON WAR
Cheryl Diaz Meyer will present “Witnessing War: A Woman’s Perspective” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2 in 185 Life Science. Diaz Meyer, a UMD graduate, will speak about the challenges of covering the war in Iraq as a senior staff photographer for the Dallas Morning News.

The event is co-sponsored by the Chancellor's Office, the Hispanic/Chicano/Latina Learning Resource Center

WORD ASSOCIATION
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.

For a complete Word Association schedule for the Spring 2004 semester, see the Wordwork webpage at www.d.umn.edu/centers/wordwork.

EVENTS classes

MINIMAL INVESTMENT; MAXIMUM RETURN
Mini-sessions on UMD’s New Library Catalog System will be presented by Reference Librarian Pam Enrici. Classes will be offered Wednesday, March 24, from 3- 3:30 p.m., and Thursday, April 15, from 10 - 10:30 p.m.

Spending 30 minutes at one of these mini-sessions will reap rewards disproportionate to the time invested. Learn navigational shortcuts; how to use all the U of M catalogs at the same time; and how to get the most with the least effort. Register with Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975.

special EVENTS

SPRING PLANETARIUM SHOW SCHEDULE
The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium holds 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 a monthly meeting. Undergraduate planetarium assistants offer the remaining shows.

On February 25 there will be an undergraduate presentation. Howard Mooers, UMD Geological Sciences presents “Backyard astronomy in Duluth: what you need and what you can see” on March 3. AAS will present on March 10, March 17, March 24, and March 31. Duncan Young, UMD Geological Sciences presents “Mars! New insights from the Martian rovers Spirit and Opportunity” on April 7. AAS will present on April 14, April 21, and April 28. Alec Habig, UMD Physics Department presents “The life and death of stars” on May 5. AAS will present on May 12.

For more information contact the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium at 726-7129.

ATHLETIC EVENTS
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.

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

CHAMPIONSHIP HOCKEY TEAM HOLDS 20-YEAR REUNION
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.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES FILM SERIES
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: 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).

TRANSPORTATION POLICY
UMD will host James L. Oberstar Forum on Transportation Policy and Technology at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 15, 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.

MINNESOTA WATER CONFERENCE
Minnesota’s population is projected to grow to over 6.2 million people by the year 2030, an increase of more than 20 percent. That population will require a safe and adequate water supply, which is becoming increasingly difficult to ensure. The University of Minnesota will address this concern at the Ninth Biennial Minnesota Water Conference, Minnesota Water 2004: Policy and Planning to Ensure Minnesota’s Water Supplies.

The conference will be held March 23-24 at the Radisson Metrodome in Minneapolis. Governor Tim Pawlenty has been invited to give a plenary address on his Clean Water Initiative for Minnesota.

For more information, visit wrc.coafes.umn.edu/Water2004/ or contact Tracy Thomas at 612- 625-2282 or e-mail thoma032@umn.edu.

TECH FEST 2004
TechFest 2004 will be held from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, April 2 in the Kirby Ballroom. The deadline for proposals is Friday, March 12.

All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to propose an on-going booth demonstration that will display a successful way technology has been used to help students learn. Of special interest are innovative ways technology has eliminated barriers to learning.

Proposals may be submitted by visiting http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/etrg/techfest or e-mailing spihlaja@d.umn.edu.
For more information contact Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975.

glensheen EVENTS

WINTER TOURS
Winter tours run through May. The estate is open Fridays through Sundays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bedroom slipper tours will be offered on Saturdays at 1:45 p.m.

BRUNCH AT HISTORIC GLENSHEEN ESTATE
Glensheen is hosting a Cabin Fever Brunch on Sunday, March 7. A tour will be held at 10:30 a.m. with brunch at 11:30 a.m.
Call 726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.


Campus News --- This issue

Faculty/Staff News --- This issue

Currents Schedule

To submit material to CURRENTS, email currents@d.umn.edu

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Comments to: creitan@d.umn.edu
Copyright: 2003-2004 University of Minnesota Duluth
Last Modified: Sept-2003 11:14:34 CDT
Page URL: http://www.d.umn.edu/currents
Page Coordinator: University Relations

Return to UMD Home Page.