Tuesday, April 13, 2004• VOLUME 21, NUMBER 13

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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 through 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.

Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration, 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 through 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.

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
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.
For Tweed information contact tma@d.umn.edu or call 726-8222.

music EVENTS

“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.

The UMD Chamber Winds will perform on May 5 at 7:30 p.m.

“A Finire” will be presented by UMD’s Concert Chorale, University Singers, and Chamber Singers on May 7 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.

Verdi’s classic opera La Traviata will be performed by students and faculty from UMD and the Conservatorio Statale di Musica, Palermo, Italy at 8 p.m. April 29 - May 1 and at 2 p.m. on May 2 at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center.
Tickets can be purchased through TicketMaster at (218) 727-2121.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Klaus P. Jankofsky Medieval and Renaissance Fifth Annual Lecture will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 23 in the Fourth Floor Library Rotunda with a reception following from 5 - 6 p.m.

William Eamon, Regents Professor of History, Department of History at New Mexico State University, La Cruces, NM will present a lecture entitled “The Kittens Have Opened Their Eyes: Popular Science and Political Protest in 16th-Century Italy.” The fourth annual Jankofsky Essay Award will also be presented. For information contact Carol Bock, cbock@d.umn.edu.

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.

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.

EVENTS classes

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


A panel discussion on “Gay Marriage and the Modern American Family” will be presented at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14 in 120 Solon Campus Center.
Participants will include: Earl Austin, Northland Gay Men’s Center; Larry Knopp, UMD Geography Department; Ashley Lundstrom, UMD Student; Bruce Mork, UMD Sociology-Anthropology Department; Beth Olson, Gay Parent; and Tom Powers, Department of Political Science as Moderator.
The event is sponsored by the UMD Diversity Commission and UMD GLBT Services. For more information contact Tom Powers, tpowers@d.umn.edu, at 726-8697.

The “Iron Range Women’s History Project” will be presented by Aimee Brown at noon on Wednesday, April 21 in 355 Kirby.
“Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival” will be presented by Tineke Ritmeester at noon on Wednesday, May 5 in Kirby 355. For information call 726-6292.

The graphic design program at UMD is holding Design@UMD 2, its second annual senior graphic design student exhibition in Minneapolis, through April 16 at Oslund and Associates at 115 North Washington Avenue in Minneapolis. More information can be found at http://www.design.d.umn.edu/

The Foreign Languages Department is hosting a foreign film series entitled “Basic Instincts: Aggression and Desire.” Movies are shown at 4:30 p.m. in 480 Humanities. The following films will be introduced by a faculty member: April 19, Belle Epoche (Fernando Trueba, 1992); May 3, Leila (Dariush Mehrjui, 1996). For information contact Gesa Zinn at zinn@d.umn.edu.

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium holds free public shows at the planetarium every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Guest speaker Alec Habig, UMD Physics Department, presents “The life and death of stars” on May 5. Undergraduate planetarium assistants offer the remaining shows. For more information contact the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium at 726-7129.

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 can be purchased in the Kirby Student Center, across from the bookstore

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

A new documentary video, “Rape Is?” will be presented at noon Friday, April 16 in Solon Campus Center 6. The film explores the meaning and consequences of rape and looks at rape from a global and historical perspective.

A “Mock Rape Trial” will be presented at noon on Wednesday, April 28 in the Kirby Lounge. The Honorable Judge Gerald Martin will preside over UMD’s annual Mock Rape to raise awareness about issues relating to consent, psychological and social effects of rape, and the legal process.

Take Back the Night will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 29 at the YWCA, 02 W 2nd Street, Duluth, with pre-march activities, including information, food and entertainment. The march will begin at 7 p.m. Take to the streets to declare freedom for women and children from violence and oppression. For more information contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward at 726-8444.

“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.

The UMD Baseball team will have the following home games this spring: a 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 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.

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.

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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