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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 726-8222.
Art and Design Lecture Series
The following presentations will be held in the Tweed Lecture Gallery
(unless otherwise indicated): Kate Thompson will present at 2 p.m. on
Wednesday, March 24; John Steffl will present at noon on Tuesday,
March 30; Mike Cina will present at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April
1; Samuel Bak will present at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20 in
the Kirby Ballroom; Ellen Rothenberg will present at 6 p.m. on Wednesday,
April 21 and Stefano Lo Presti will present at 4 p.m. on Wednesday,
SPRING MUSIC SCHEDULE
The UMD Guitar Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. on March 10 in
the Weber Music Hall.
An Italian Jewel, a concert with Anna DErrico, a 23
year-old Venetian born pianist who has won several national and international
competitions, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on March 11 in the
Weber Music Hall.
A faculty artist recital, Chernyshev Duo, with internationally
known Olga Chernyshev, violin and Alexander Chernyshev, piano, will be
held at 7:30 p.m. on March 23 in the Weber Music Hall.
The UMD Symphony Orchestra performs with student winners of the Annual
Orchestra Solo Competition at 7:30 p.m. on March 26 in the Weber
Pam Sohriakoff, piano, will present her graduate recital with selections
from Chopin, Ravel and Beethovens The Tempest, at 7:30
p.m. on March 27 in the Weber Music Hall.
Call Marshall Performing Arts Center at 726-8877 for tickets and information
about music events.
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.
A sign language interpreted performance of The Stronger and
Miss Julie will be held at the March 14 performance. It is
sponsored by the UMD Department of Theatre and the UMD Access Center.
For information call the UMD Ticket Office at 726-8561.
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, 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.
ALWORTH BROWN BAG SERIES
Alworth Institute Brown Bag series begin at noon and are free and open
to the public. For more information contact Cindy Christian at 726-8616.
Sharon Kemp, retired anthropologist from UMD, and Jack Kemp, retired senior
minister of the Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Duluth, present Visiting
Niger: Land of Nomads on Thursday, March 11 in 200 Chemistry.
The couple traveled to Niger in 2003 with Turtle Tours, a travel organization
that also sponsors medical and self-help projects, particularly focusing
on women. The Kemps will show slides of traditional living, some of the
festivals and several of the development projects they saw.
Gordon Levine, professor, Department of Geography, presents Journey
with Levine to China: On and Off the Beaten Track on Thursday, March
25 in 200 Chemistry. Levine spent a month during March and April of
2003 traveling through both urban and rural China. He traveled by train,
bus, and boat in a near 3,000-mile journey across parts of central and
north China. Levine will present slides of his trip and talk about his
Sally Palmer, a student at UMD will present Mauritius and Mozambique:
A Study of Contrasts in Africa on Thursday, April 1 in 200
Chemistry. While participating in UMDs Study Abroad program in Mauritius
in 2003, she had the opportunity to visit Mozambique on the mainland of
Africa. She will discuss her experiences at the university in Mauritius
as well as her reflections on cultural differences in a country that attracts
large numbers of European tourists. In contrast, she will examine the
poverty she saw in Mozambique and her visit to a new national
park where residents are being forcibly removed to reservations
outside the park.
Bret Thiele, JD, and Mayra Gomez, staff at COHRE, will discuss their mission
to Guatemala and how others can get involved. They will present Continuing
the Struggle for Justice and Accountability: Examining the Rio Negro Massacres
in Guatemala on Thursday, April 8 in 200 Chemistry. In 1970,
the government of Guatemala and the World Bank constructed the Chixoy
Dam. In 1982, to clear the dam reservoir of its human population, the
Guatemalan military evicted the village of Rio Negro by means of four
brutal massacres. The World Bank was responsible for supervising the project,
including the relocation of Rio Negro, and continued to fund the government
of Guatemala after the massacres. To this day, the survivors of Rio Negro
have yet to receive justice and reparations from either Guatemala or the
World Bank. In 2003, the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE)
visited the World Bank, the dam, the massacre sites and the survivors
as part of a campaign to bring those responsible to justice.
Max Herbach, a Duluth resident, was just a baby when he and his parents
fled the Nazis as they invaded Belgium. He will present Push
Me Toulec! How Eight Adults and Three Children Survived the
Nazi Holocaust on Thursday, April 22 in Kirby Ballroom A.
On the very day the Nazis invaded Belgium, the Herbach family abandoned
their Antwerp home and fled, a mere step ahead of certain capture. They
raced through France under difficult circumstances on a harrowing journey
that ended in Brazil a year later. Herbach recounts the great escape,
documented in his mothers memoirs.
Tineke Ritmeester, associate professor in UMDs Womens Studies
Department will present The Netherlands in the New Europe
on Thursday, April 29 in Chemistry 200. Ritmeester recently spent
a month in the Netherlands. She will share her observations concerning
ongoing social and political changes in the country that point to an Americanization
of Dutch society. Ritmeester is a native of the Netherlands who has lived
in the United States for many years.
PHILOSOPHY, RELIGION AND SCIENCE
A Philosophy Colloquium will be presented by Richard Green, professor,
Department of Mathematics, at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10
in 308 Cina. The title of his talk is: Is Christianity Responsible
for the Rise of Modern Science?
Chris Godsey, instructor, Department of Composition and journalism program,
will present Im No Writer: Finding My Voice Amid
the Din, on April 9, from noon - 1 p.m. in 480 Humanities.
This will be the last of the Word Association Series for Spring Semester.
For more information visit http://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.
Information Technology Systems and Services (ITSS) is pleased to offer
the campus community the following March Workshops:
Dreamweaver 102, Doing Tables, will be offered March 23 and March
25 from 9 - 11 a.m.; Dreamweaver 103, Forms and Form Data Processing,
will be offered March 31 from 2 - 4 p.m.; Portfolio 102, will be
offered March 11 from 9 - 11 a.m.
For more information and registration visit http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/workshop/
or contact 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.
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.
WOMENS HISTORY EVENTS
Women of Nicaragua: Living on the Margins of Globalization
will be presented by Njoki Kamau, professor of Womens Studies and
Lynn Pegg, Department of Education, at noon on Wednesday, March 10
in Montague Hall 108. Learn about the impact of free trade,
privatization, and Structural Adjustment Programs (imposed by the World
Bank and the IMF) on the lives of women and their families in Nicaragua.
Kamau, and Pegg will share the testimony of women leaders, labor organizers,
educators and health care providers, whom they met while on a recent Witness
for Peace delegation to Nicaragua. They will explain the connections between
Latin America and the US, and what we can do to promote justice and peace.
Feminism in the Twin Ports: North Country Womens Coffee House
will be presented by Kathy Heltzer and Fran Kaliher at noon on Wednesday,
March 24 in108 Montague Hall. Join NCWC pioneers Kaliher
and Heltzer as they share stories from the early years of
the longest running womens coffeehouse in Minnesota. Started in
1981, it has a rich history, including a variety of performers from the
local, regional, and national womens music scene.
Feminism in the Twin Ports: Women Speak For a Sane World will
be presented by Kay Vander Horck, Kathy Anderson, and Mary Newcomb at
noon on Wednesday, March 31 in Kirby 355. Women Speak For a Sane
World is a circle of women dedicated to researching and acting on issues
of social, political, economic and environmental justice, working together
to find alternative solutions to key issues of our time.
Date Rape Drugs will be presented by Beth Olson from PAVSA
at noon on Wednesday, April 7 in Kirby 355.
The Iron Range Womens History Project will be presented
by Aimee Brown at noon on Wednesday, April 21 in Kirby 355.
Michigan Womyns Music Festival will be presented by
Tineke Ritmeester at noon on Wednesday, May 5 in Kirby 355.
Ecofeminism From Theory to Practice: The Makah Whale Hunt
will be presented by Greta Gaard, author of Ecofeminism and the Greens,
editor of Ecofeminism: Women, Animals and Nature, Ecofeminist Literary
Criticism, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24 in 80 Montague Hall.
These events are sponsored by the Department of Womens Studies,
the Womens Resource and Action Center and other organizations. For
information call 726-6292.
EDDY LECTURE: COLLABORATION FOR KIDS
The Edwin H. Eddy Lecture Series workshop, Collaboration for Kids:
A Winning Combination, will be held from 5 - 7:45 p.m. on Friday,
April 16 and from 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. on April 17 in
Chemistry 200. The workshop is focused on the foundations of collaborative
teamwork and will identify the roles of professionals and families within
the collaboration team. Discussion, led by Trishia Self, Ph.D., CCC-SLP,
will summarize the Systems Theory and Psycho-geometrics and
how they relate to the dynamics of collaborative teams. ASHA CEUs available.
Contact Michelle Tessier at 726-7974 or e-mail email@example.com or e-mail
Jessica Cassellius at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration form or additional
information. Sponsored by the Edwin H. Eddy Foundation.
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 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
including a public event 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 contact Carol Wolosz at email@example.com or 726-7446.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information contact Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975.
TRADITIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN STORYTELLING CONFERENCE
A Traditional American Indian Storytelling Conference will be held at
UMD Friday, March 26 from 5 - 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 27
from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom. Presenters will include Al
Hunter, Amelia LeGarde, Larry Amik Smallwood, Roxanne Martineau,
Linda Grover, Karen Goulet, Henrietta Bedeau and traditional Hawaiian
Singer, Scott Kuroiwa.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.d.umn.edu/ailrc/calender.htm
or contact Lea Carr at 726-6379 or email@example.com.
VIZ LAB PRESENTS
All presentations are held in the Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab,
154 MPAC, and are free and open to the public.
On Friday, March 26 from noon - 1 p.m. Sandy Pederson, will present
Signage and Graphic Design in Italy.
On Thursday, April 15 from noon - 1 p.m., Matt Zagrabelny will
present Using the VDILs Beowulf Cluster.
On Wednesday, April 21 from 1:30 - 3 p.m. Lisa Valdez, Cassie Li,
and Sandy Pederson will present Techno Know-How.
On Friday, April 30 from noon - 1 p.m. Nigel Wattrus will present
Modeling Lake Superior Bathymetry with Fluent.
On Friday, May 7 from noon - 1 p.m. Robert Appleton will present
Anatomy of a Digital Portrait.
For more information contact Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975.
The UMD Baseball team will have the following home games this Spring:
a double-header against Concordia-St. Paul on April 8 at 1:30 p.m.;
double-header against Concordia-St. Paul on April 9 at noon; double-header
against Northern State on April 17 at 1:30 p.m.; and a double-header
against Northern State on April 18 at noon.
The UMD Womens Tennis team will host matches against Southwest Minnesota
State at 10 a.m. and Bemidji State at 3 p.m. on April 3.
The UMD Track team will host the Bulldog Open at 4 p.m. on April 21.
For more information, contact the UMD Athletic Office at 726-7518 or see
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.
The Historic Glensheen Estate will open its doors at 10:30 a.m.
April 4 for an Easter tour with brunch served at 11:30 a.m.
Call 726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.
A Birthday Tea and Fashion show will take place on April 29 and
April 30 in honor of Clara Congdons 150th Birthday. A tour will
begin both days at 3 p.m. with tea at 4 p.m.
Call 726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.
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