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.
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 email@example.com or call 726-8222.
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
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 DErrico: 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.
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 Strindbergs 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
classwho is the stronger? The struggle appears eternal.
For information call the UMD Ticket Office at 726-8561.
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.
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
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.
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 Womans 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
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,
Im 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.
MINIMAL INVESTMENT; MAXIMUM RETURN
Mini-sessions on UMDs 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.
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.
Mens 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 Womens 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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 email@example.com
MINNESOTA WATER CONFERENCE
Minnesotas 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 Minnesotas 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 email@example.com.
For more information contact Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975.
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.
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