Tuesday, April 27, 2004• VOLUME 21, NUMBER 14

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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 were John Steffl, Duluth arts curator, instructor and administrator, and Mike Cina, designer from Minneapolis/St. Paul.

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.

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
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

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 is presenting 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 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.

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.

Matthew Boyd, Department of Anthropology, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, presents “Paleoindians and Proglacial Lakes on the Canadian Prairies” at 4 p.m. on April 29 in 175 Life Science.

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

Tineke Ritmeester, associate professor in UMD’s Women’s Studies Department, will present “The Netherlands in the New Europe” at noon on Thursday, April 29 in 200 Chemistry. 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.
For more information contact Cindy Christian at 726-8616.

special EVENTS

“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 Foreign Languages Department is hosting their final film in the foreign film series entitled “Basic Instincts: Aggression and Desire.” Leila (Dariush Mehrjui, 1996) will be shown at 4:30 p.m. May 3 in 480 Humanities.

For more information contact Gesa Zinn at zinn@d.umn.edu

Daniel Martin, Department of Sociology and Anthropology will present “Voices From the Grave: Interviews With Parents of Murdered Children” at 3 p.m on May 4 in 142 UMD School of Medicine.

Martin is the recipient of multiple teaching awards including the Panhellenic Association Outstanding Professor Award, and has been an active member in Oxford Citizens for Peace and Justice, Professors for Peace, and Results: An International Citizens Lobby Against Childhood Poverty.

A reception will follow the lecture in the School of Medicine atrium. For more information contact Janelle L. Wilson at 726-6364.

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

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, 202 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.

All presentations are held in the Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab, 154 MPAC, and are free and open to the public.
On Friday, April 30 from noon - 1 p.m. Nigel Wattrus presents “Modeling Lake Superior Bathymetry with Fluent.”
On Friday, May 7 from noon - 1 p.m. Robert Appleton presents “Anatomy of a Digital Portrait.”
For information contact Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975.

The Italian American Festival celebrates an exchange of art, academics, and culture between Duluth, MN, and Palermo, Italy.
“Crossing the Waters: Italian American Connections” conference will be held April 29 - May 1 and 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. Special activities will be presented by Italian heritage clubs including entertainment, Italian culinary treats, an evening heritage banquet, and a concert of Italian American music. For more information, visit http://www.italiafest.us

Jesse Schomberg, coastal communities and land use planning extension educator with Minnesota Sea Grant, will present, “Linking Land Use to Water Quality on the North Shore” at 7 p.m. on May 11 at Hartley Nature Center (3001 Woodland Ave). Schomberg will discuss how land use and development affects local water quality, and what we can do to protect our shared water resources.

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

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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