Tuesday, March 30, 2004• VOLUME 21, NUMBER 12

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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 will be on display April 10 - May 9. Jurors will be John Steffl, Duluth arts curator, instructor and administrator, and Mike Cina, designer from Minneapolis/St. Paul.

An exhibition opening reception and the annual announcement of exhibition awards and Department of Art and Design scholarships will be held at the Tweed Museum of Art on Wednesday, April 14 from 6 - 8 p.m. At that time, Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin, Jack Bowman, School of Fine Arts Dean and others will announce over $2500 in awards to students, along with scholarships for the upcoming year.

The Holocaust as Subject
“The Holocaust as Subject: Samuel Bak, Ellen Rothenberg, Art Spiegelman, and Debbie Teicholz” will be on display at the Tweed Museum of Art from April 13 - June 13.

In collaboration with the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Lecture Series at UMD, the Tweed Museum of Art has organized an exhibition of four contemporary artists whose works address Holocaust-related themes.

A teacher workshop, hosted and presented by the UMD Tweed Museum of Art staff and Art and Design Faculty, will instruct teachers in how best to incorporate this exhibition into their curricula on April 13 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Tweed.

Stephen Feinstein, the University of Minnesota’s Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies on the Twin Cities campus will make a presentation on Holocaust Memorials on April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Tweed Museum of Art Lecture Gallery.

There Once Was Town, a documentary film about a small village in Lithuania called Eishystock whose Jewish citizens were nearly exterminated will be shown on April 18, at 7 p.m. in Bohannon 90. A panel discussion will follow the film.

Painter Samuel Bak, one of the featured artists in the “Holocaust as Subject” exhibition, will present the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration keynote address at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, in the Kirby Ballroom.

Prospettive Dall’ Italia
“Prospettive Dall’ Italia” an art exhibition featuring original art from Palermo’s Accademia di Belle Arti, will be on display April 28 - June 15 at the North Shore Bank of Commerce, 131 W. Superior Street, Duluth. The opening reception will be held April 28 from noon - 2 p.m. at the North Shore Bank of Commerce.

Museum Events
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.

Art and Design Lecture Series
Mike Cina, graphic designer from Minneapolis, will present a lecture at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 1.

Ellen Rothenberg, instructor from The School of the Art Institute in Chicago, will present a lecture on her Anne Frank Installation at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21.

Stefano Lo Presti, Director and Professor of Art and the Academia di Belle Arti in Palermo, Italy, will present a lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28.

music EVENTS

The Ovation Guest Artist Series will present Charles Wadsworth and Friends on April 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall.

The UMD Chamber Orchestra will perform on April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall.

UMD’s Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers and University Singers will present “Primavera Musica” on April 4 at 3 p.m.

The UMD Percussion Ensemble will perform traditional and contemporary adaptations of drumming and singing from West Africa, Trinidad, and Java along with other non-western music in the Seventh Annual World Music Concert on April 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The Annual New Music Festival will showcase the Verdehr Trio April 8 - 9 at 7:30 p.m.

“All Jazz!” will be presented by UMD’s four jazz combos on April 14 at 7:30 p.m.

The UMD Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band present “Prego!” on April 18 at 3 p.m.

UMD’s Vocal Jazz Ensembles “Chill Factor” and “Lake Effect” will be joined by Chicago artist T. Monique on April 25 at 7:30 p.m.

All above events will be held in the Weber Music Hall. Call the Box Office at 726-8877 for tickets and information about music events.

The Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus will perform at 3 p.m. on May 9, in the Weber Music Hall to benefit the GLBT scholarship fund. Tickets are $10. For tickets and information contact Cheryl Reitan, creitan@d.umn.edu, at 726-8996 or Angie Nichols, anichols@d.umn.edu, at 726-7300.

theatre EVENTS

UMD Theatre will debut the never before performed children’s musical, The Secret of the Talking Bird, at the Marshall Performing Art Center at 7:30 p.m. from April 22 - 24 and April 28 -May 1 with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 25. When a dark spell is placed on a once-mighty kingdom and a queen is wrongfully imprisoned, only one person can help: the Talking Bird. To reach him, Angelina and her brothers must climb the tallest mountain in the land, battling lions, giants and two evil aunts, aided only by three eccentric hermits.

EVENTS lectures/workshops

The University for Seniors Journey Jargons feature slides and personal experiences of University for Seniors members’ trips. Lectures follow Journey Jargons, and both are free and open to the public. Journey Jargons are held in 309 Kirby Plaza.

David Yount presents “Cuba: Tropical Outpost” at noon on March 31. Yount recalls his journey to Castro’s Cuba.

John Moeller presents “Utah, The Beehive State, It’s Splendor and Geology” at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31. Moeller spends time each year exploring Utah.

Ralph Wheaton presents “Baltic Capitals + Berlin + Moscow” at noon on Wednesday, April 28.

An officer from the Duluth Police Force will discuss “Identity Theft” at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28. He will present anecdotes as examples and will provide tips on how to avoid becoming a victim.

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

Russell Colson, Department of Anthropology and Earth Science, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Minnesota, will present “Looking Inside a Silicate Magma” on April 1.

Alan Carroll, Department of Geology and Geophysics,University of Wisconsin Madison, presents “New Perspectives on the Eocene Green River Formation, Wyoming” on April 8.

Cameron Davidson, Department of Geology, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, presents “Deformation, Metamorphism, and Pluton Emplacement at Transpressional Plate Boundaries: Examples from the Bergell Alps and SE Alaska” on April 16 at noon in 150 Chemistry.

James Grant, Department of Geological Sciences, UMD, presents “A Career in Gourmet Geology or Some Like It Hot” on April 22.

Matthew Boyd, Department of Anthropology, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, presents “Paleoindians and Proglacial Lakes on the Canadian Prairies” on April 29.

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

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.

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 UMD’s 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 mother’s memoirs.

Tineke Ritmeester, associate professor in UMD’s Women’s 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.

David Mount, EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division, will present “Photo-activated toxicity in the aquatic environment: Assessing the interactive effects of sunlight and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons” at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, April 2 in 185 Life Science. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3 p.m.
For more information contact Tim Craig at 726-8123.

“Investment Solutions: New Funds from a Trusted Partner” will be presented at noon and 1 p.m. on April 8 in 323 Kirby Center.

TIAFF-CREF will also be offering one-on-one counseling sessions to discuss personal financial situations at 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on April 8 and April 9 in 323 Kirby Center.

To schedule an appointment with a TIAFF-CREF consultant, call Sue at 1-800-877-6602 or visit: http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc.
For more information on the seminars visit http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/tiaa.doc.

Chris Godsey, instructor, Department of Composition and journalism program, will present “‘I’m 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.

Jennifer Jones, assistant professor of Anthropology, will present “Living Landscapes: Archaeological Investigations into Craft Production in an Ancient Middle Eastern Urban Society” on April 12 at 3:30 p.m. in 235 ABAH. The lecture will be followed by reception and refreshments.
For more information, see http://www.d.umn.edu/calendar/

The University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Mid-Continent Ecology Division will host the speaker series “Liquid Science.”

Cynthia Hagley, environmental quality extension educator with Minnesota Sea Grant. Hagley will present, “Water on the Web and Duluth Streams: Windows to the Health of Northern Minnesota Streams and Lakes” at 7 p.m. on April 13 at the Hartley Nature Center.

A reception will follow the talk. For more information, visit Liquid Science online at www.seagrant.umn.edu/speakerseries/index.html or contact Minnesota Sea Grant by e-mail seagr@d.umn.edu or by phone 726-8106.

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 200 Chemistry. 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, 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 mtessier@d.umn.edu or e-mail Jessica Cassellius at cass0108@d.umn.edu for registration form or additional information. Sponsored by the Edwin H. Eddy Foundation.

EVENTS classes

Information Technology Systems and Services (ITSS) will offer a workshop on “Forms and Form Data Processing,” from 2 - 4 p.m on March 31.
For more information and registration visit http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/workshop/ or contact Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975.

Michael Sullivan, Technology Consultant for CEHSP, and LeAne Rutherford, IDS, will hold a seminar on “The Surface and Subterranean Sides of Writing and Designing for the Web” from 9 -11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, in 119 Sports and Health Center.

Learn what web standards are about, what advantages they may provide for you, and how they can benefit those who visit your site.
Register for this session online at http://www.d.umn.edu/cehsp/ids/workshopsche.html, or e-mail Sheri at spihlaja@d.umn.edu, or call 726-6975.

A mini-session on UMD’s New Library Catalog System will be presented by Pam Enrici, reference librarian, from 10 - 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15. Learn navigational shortcuts and how to use all the U of M catalogs at the same time. Register with Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975.

special EVENTS


“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 Women’s History Project” will be presented by Aimee Brown at noon on Wednesday, April 21 in Kirby 355.

“Michigan Womyn’s 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 Women’s Studies, the Women’s Resource and Action Center and other organizations. For information call 726-6292.

TechFest 2004 will be held from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, April 2 in the Kirby Ballroom.
For more information contact Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975.

The graphic design program at UMD will hold Design@UMD 2, its second annual senior graphic design student exhibition in Minneapolis, April 2 - 16. The show will be held at Oslund and Associates at 115 North Washington Avenue in Minneapolis. The show opening for design field professionals will be held from 4 - 6 p.m. April 2 with a reception to follow from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

The exhibition is designed to showcase the work of UMD graphic design students and to present an opportunity for the Twin Cities professional design community and potential employers to view their creative work. More information can be found at http://www.design.d.umn.edu/.

The College of Pharmacy will be holding a preview day on Saturday, April 3 from 1 - 4 p.m. in 200
Chemistry. Participants will learn more about pharmacy education and pharmacy as a profession. The program includes: information on admissions and financial aid; interaction with current pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists; tour of the new pharmacy facilities in Kirby Plaza; and the opportunity to ask questions of students, staff, and faculty.

To register call 726-6011 or e-mail afiroozi@d.umn.edu.

UMD Recreational Sports Outdoor Program Fun and Adventure Day Camp 2004 will be held April 5- 9. Kids will have a fun week rock climbing, swimming, playing team building games and much more.

For more information and registration call 726-7128 or visit www.umdrsop.org.

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: April 5, Hate (Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995); April 19, Belle Epoche (Fernando Trueba, 1992); May 3, Leila (Dariush Mehrjui, 1996).

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium holds free public shows at the planetarium every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. There will be guest speakers on the first Wednesday of each month. Undergraduate planetarium assistants offer the remaining shows.

Duncan Young, Geological Sciences, presents “Mars! New insights from the Martian rovers Spirit and Opportunity” on April 7. Alec Habig, Physics Department, presents “The life and death of stars” on May 5.

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

Bret Thiele, and Mayra Gomez, staff at COHRE, will present “Continuing the Struggle for Justice and Accountability: Examining the Rio Negro Massacres in Guatemala” at noon on Thursday, April 8 in 200 Chemistry.

Adelaida Trujillo and Patricia Castaño present “Documentary: War Takes” on Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom. Adelaida and Patricia are directors of a 15-year old independent production company that turned the cameras on themselves to expose tough reality in their violent, war-ravaged homeland of Columbia. A discussion will be facilitated by John Pegg, who led a Witness for Peace delegation in Columbia.

The 15th Annual Fiesta will be held Saturday, April 24, from 6 - 11 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom.
Entertainment will be provided by the Los Alegres Bailadores, Mariachi Mexican 2000, and El Grupazo. Tickets sales begin Monday, April 5 in the Kirby Student Center, across from the bookstore

For information contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward at 726-8444.

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 Women’s 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 http://www.umdbulldogs.com.

Dave Pagel will present “Climbing the Lotus Flower Tower” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 12 in 333 Kirby Student Center. The event is sponsored by Recreational Sports and Outdoor Programs. For more information call 726-6257

All presentations are held in the Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab, 154 MPAC, and are free and open to the public.

On Thursday, April 15 from noon - 1 p.m., Matt Zagrabelny will present “Using the VDIL’s 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 16th Annual Spring Into Shape 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk on the trails and roads around the UMD campus will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 24. Check in begins at 9 a.m. at the Sports and Health Center Lobby.
For more information and registration call 726-7128 or visit www.umdrsop.org.

The Italian American Festival celebrates an exchange of art, academics, and culture between Duluth, MN, and Palermo, Italy.
The Italian opera, La Traviata, will be performed in Duluth April 29 - May 2 and again in Palermo in August.
The “Crossing the Waters: Italian American Connections” conference to be held April 29 - May 1, will feature prominent speakers on the Italian American experience.

The crowning event of the Italian American Festival 2004 will be the Italian American Heritage Celebration in Duluth on May 1 with special activities presented by Italian heritage clubs including entertainment, Italian culinary treats, an evening Heritage Banquet, and a concert of Italian American music. For more information, see the web site at http://www.italiafest.us.

glensheen EVENTS

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 it’s 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 Congdon’s 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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