Tuesday, February 22, 2005 • VOLUME 22, NUMBER 10

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As a special feature of the exhibition, “9 Months in America: An Ethnocentric Tour,” Tweed asks to display photographs of faculty, staff, and students of UMD, as a unique “portrait of our community.” ett.

The exhibit, "Spirals in Space and Time:The Art of Leslie Bohnenkamp," will continue through March 26.

Student senior shows, with opening receptions held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m., will be on display at the museum this spring. Emily Ackerman, Jen Mollner, and Shannon Livingstone will display their work from February 22 - 27. Jennifer Akre, Scott Bader and Abby Liljequis will display their work from March 1 - 6. Nicholas Jaeb, Jake Schreiber and Gohlee Moua will display their work from March 8 - 13. Tanya Schulz, Melinda Boettech and Brittany Thiescher will display their work from March 15 - 20. Robert Winterfield, Ryan Purdy and Ben Barnett will display their work from March 22 - 27.

Cynthia Freeland (aesthetics, art and film) will be featured in the Art and Design Lecture Series at 10 a.m. on March 16. Sharon Werner (design) will present a lecture at noon on March 31. Douglas Padilla (visual art) will speak at 2 p.m. on March 31 and Rita Robillard (printmaking) will present a lecture at 2 p.m. on April 20.
For Tweed information contact tma@d.umn.edu or call 726-8222.

music EVENTS

All events will be held in the Weber Music Hall unless otherwise noted.
A Faculty Artist Recital with Betsy Husby, cello, and Alexander Chernyshev, piano, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 25. Hear Maestro Dario Sotelo from the Conservatory of Music in Tatui, Brazil as he conducts Band Dancing! with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert. The event features original wind ensemble works based on traditional South American dances at 7:30 p.m. on February 27. Proceeds from this event will help support the UMD Bands tour expenses for trip to Brazil. A Chamber Choir Invitational Concert will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 28. A special Jazz Concert featuring critically acclaimed jazz vocalist and six-time Grammy Award nominee, Kurt Elling will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4. The Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival Concert featuring jazz guitarist John Scofield with UMD Jazz I will be held in the Marshall Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 5. A choral concert, “Earth, Sea, & Sky” will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 6. A Vocal Jazz Cabaret directed by Tina Thielen-Gaffey, featuring Lake Effect and Chill Factor, will be presented on March 10 - 12 at 7:30 p.m.

athletic EVENTS

The UMD women’s hockey games are held at the DECC. They play Minnesota at 7:05 p.m. on February 26 and at 3:05 p.m. on February 27.
The UMD men’s hockey games are held at the DECC at 7:05 p.m. The men play Bemidji State on February 25. They also play Wisconsin on March 4 - 5. The UMD men’s basketball games are held in the UMD Romano Gym. They play Nebraska-Omaha at 8 p.m. on February 24 and North Dakota at 3 p.m. on February 26. The UMD women’s basketball games are held in the UMD Romano Gym. They play Nebraska-Omaha at 6 p.m. on February 24, and North Dakota at 1 p.m. on February 26. The UMD women’s tennis team matches are held in the UMD Ward Wells Field House. They play St. Cloud State at 9 a.m and Concordia-Moorhead at 1 p.m. on February 26. They also play South Dakota at 9 a.m. on March 12. The UMD softball team games are held at the UMD Junction Avenue Field. They play St. Cloud State on April 20 at 3 p.m., Augustana College at noon on April 22, and Mankato at 1 p.m. on April 23. The UMD baseball team games are held on campus at Bulldog Park. They play Nebraska-Omaha at 1 p.m. on April 16- 17, Winona State at 1 p.m. on April 16, North Dakota at 1 p.m. on April 24, St. Cloud State at 2 p.m. on April 30, and Bemidji State at 2 p.m. on May 4. For more information contact the UMD Athletic Office at 726-7518 or see http://www.umdbulldogs.com.

theatre EVENTS

The romantic comedy, String, is set against a backdrop of poetry and pizza. It will be presented in the Marshall Performing Arts Center on March 10 - 13 at 7:30 p.m., March 13 at 2 p.m., and March 15 - 19 at 7:30 p.m. Above events are held at the Marshall Performing Arts Center. For ticket information call 726-8561.

EVENTS lectures/workshops

Instructional Development Services Events
“Great Plans for Great Classes Teaching on a Large Scale” will be presented by LeAne Rutherford from 9 - 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 23 in the Kirby Garden Room. “Self–Reflective Learning for Conscious Competence” will be presented by LeAne Rutherford and Maribeth Overland from 2 - 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 in Griggs Center.
“Tech Talk,” will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on Friday, March 4 in Kirby 355-357.
For more information call 726-6207, 726-6975 or visit the website:http://www.d.umn.edu/cehsp/ids.

All seminars will be held in Life Sciences 185 at 3:15 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
“Population genetics of darters” will be presented by Jean Porterfield, Dept. of Biology, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN on Friday, February 25. The lecture is hosted by Alle Mensinger. “Evolutionary consequences of severe fragmentation of prairie populations of purple cone flower” will be presented by Ruth Shaw, Department of Ecology Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, on March 4. The lecture is hosted by Julie Etterson.
“Biotechnology approaches to emerging pathogen threats” will be presented by William Schneider, USDA Agricultural Research Service., Fort Detrick Maryland, on March 11. The lecture is hosted by Randy Hedin. “Invasion of Lake Winnebago, WI by the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha: A story of toxins, total phosphorus and zooplankton survivals” will be presented by Bart DeStasio, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI with graduate student speaker Allison Gamble, on March 18. “Birds and dinosaurs, which came first?” will be presented by Frances James, Florida State University, on April 8. The lecture is hosted by Gerald Niemi. “A dendroecological study of peatland plant community responses to flooding” will be presented by Rhett Johnson, MS candidate, Department of Biology, on April 15. The lecture is hosted by David Schimpf. For more information call 726-6207, 726-6262 or visit the Biology department website at http://www.d.umn.edu/biology/

On Thursday February 24 Phil Cook, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mid-Continent Ecology Division, will hold a seminar titled “What Makes Dust from Asbestos Hazardous?” On Thursday March 3 Alan Carroll, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wisconsin, Madison will speak at a seminar entitled Lacustrine Records of Landscape Evolution, Eocene Green River Formation, Wyoming. All seminars will be held at 4 p.m. with coffee at 3:50 p.m. in Marshall W. Alworth Hall 191. For more information contact the Geological Sciences Department at 726-8385.

Doc Talk lectures are held in Med School 142 at 7:30 p.m. The next session about nerve regeneration will be presented by Greg Rutkowski, assistant professor, Chemical Engineering Department, on Tuesday, March 8. A Doc Talks lecture about obesity will be presented by Jane Hovland, adjunct assistant professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, on Tuesday, April 12. More information about the lecture series can be found at: http://somd.d.umn.edu/doctalks, or contact Janet Fitzakerley, 726-8512, jfitzake@d.umn.edu or Susan Kurki, 726-8512, skurki@d.umn.edu.

The Visualization Digital Imaging Lab (Viz Lab) invites the campus community to the “Viz Lab Presents” series. All events will be held at noon, unless noted, in 154 MPAC.
Barb Johnson will present “facultEtools” on Wednesday, February 23. Steve Sternberg, Department of Chemical Engineering, will present “Fluent: Visualizing the flow of contaminants through soil” on Thursday, February 24. Bruce Reeves will present “What’s New With DW MX 2004” on Tuesday, March 8 and “Pilot the WirelessWorkshop” on Tuesday, March 29. For information see http://www.d.umn.edu/vdil/ or contact Lisa Valdez at 726-8093.

Public Affairs Lectures are held at 12:15 p.m. on Saturdays. “Hey America, Immigration Is Your Future.” will be presented March 5 in the Kirby Plaza Rafters by Sen. Mee Moua, a Democrat from St. Paul and the first Hmong state senator in the U.S. “Can Democrats and Republicans Get Anything Done During the 2005 Legislative Session?” will be presented on April 2 in the Kirby Plaza Rafters by Senator Geoff Michel, a Republican from Edina and an assistant minority leader in the Minnesota Senate. “Can We Afford the Health Care of the Future, Let Alone the Present?” will be presented on April 16 in the Kirby Plaza Center Court Grill by Richard Teske, a UMD graduate. Teske is a nationally known researcher and writer on health care policy. For information, contact Julie A. Smith in the Center for Advocacy & Political Leadership at 726-6711 or email jsmith7@d.umn.edu.

Mark Lambert, the developer of Campus Park and other apartment complexes, will speak about for-profit development fundamentals at noon, Wednesday, March 9 in Kirby Student Center 333. For more information, contact Larry Knopp, lknopp2d.umn.edu at 726-6246 or Judy Trolander, jtroland@d.umn.edu at 726-8271.

The College of Liberal Arts faculty lecture series, “Third Friday” features recently published work or work-in-progress by faculty in CLA. The social begins at 3 p.m. and the presentation is held at 3:15 p.m. in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda. All faculty and staff are invited to attend. Beverages and snacks will be served. Marty Bock will present “The Power of Suggestion: Joseph Conrad and French Medical Occultism” on March 18.  Maureen Tobin-Stanley will present “Reflections of the Holocaust in Spanish Culture” on April 15. For information see http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/main/3friday.php or call 726-8981.

EVENTS classes

“Dreamweaver 101: The Basics section 1” will be held from 9 - 11 a.m. on February 24 in Library 116. “Dreamweaver 105: Behaviors” will be held from 9 - 11 a.m. on April 5 and 7 in Library 116. ITSS is offering the campus community on-line eClasses. The eClass environment is based on WebX, a threaded messaging system. Instructors Laura Carlson, Barbara Z. Johnson, and Bruce Reeves, post lectures, reading selections, hands-on assignments, and review questions once a week in the online classroom. For more information visit http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training.

special EVENTS

President Robert Bruininks will deliver his State of the University Address at 3 p.m. Thursday, February 24. The speech will be broadcast live via TV on the UMD campus in the Library 410. Phone lines will be available for questions after the address. Associate Vice Chancellor Steve Hedman will be the room host. Everyone is invited.

A planetarium show will be presented at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium. For information call 726-7129.

Sponsored by UMD Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, each screening will include the introduction of the film by a faculty member and a discussion following the film. All films will be shown on Thursdays in Humanities 480. On March 3 at 5 p.m. Memories of Underdevelopment, will be shown. The film was made in 1968 and directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea. On March 10 at 4:30 p.m. The Lost Boys of Sudan will be shown. The film was made in 2005, and directed by Brad Silberling. On April 7 at 4:30 p.m. a documentary on the Hmong people in the U.S. will be shown. The title and the director are to be announced. On April 14 at 4:30 p.m. Tales from Arab Detroit will be shown. The film was made in 1995 and directed by Joan Mandell. For more information call 218-726-6504.

The film, The Edge of Each Other’s Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde, will be shown at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 24 in Kirby Student Center 273.
For questions call 726-8444 or 726-6395

The Department of Human Resources is offering workshops dealing with health, wellness, lifestyles, workplace environment, well-being, parenting, and families.
For a description of the training or for more information, visit http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/personal.html.

Relax for an hour every Monday night at 8:30 p.m. at the UMD Climbing Wall and take in beautiful slides of great climbing areas. Enjoy some beautiful images or plan your next trip! These slide shows are free to all and the atmosphere is casual. Stay after climbing or show up just for the slides. Dave Pagel will present Desert Rock Climbing on February 28. Dean Einersonp will present Alaska’s Mt. Huntington on March 7. James Loveridge will present The J.Lo Junk Show (ice & mixed climbing) on March 14. Greg and Luke Petry will present Duluth Bouldering on March 28. For information, contact Kaija Webster at 726-6257.

UMD is celebrating the 3rd Annual OutCold Winter Carnival from February 25 - March 5, and they invite each office/department on the UMD campus to join in the festivities by participating in the annual Office Decorating Contest. The winning office will receive the OutCold traveling trophy and a pizza party for their office. Decorations will be judged on creativity and effort. Decorations will be judged on the afternoon of Friday, March 4.

glensheen EVENTS

The Historic Glensheen Estate will be open for tours on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bring your family and friends to Glensheen and enjoy a no-cost showcase of Duluth's wedding services at the Glensheen Bridal Show from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 26. There will be a fashion show, samples, and activities. Glensheen is hosting Fine Dining on Saturday, March 19 and April 16. A tour will be held at 4:30 p.m. with dinner at 5:30 p.m. A Palm Sunday Brunch will be held on Sunday, March 20. The tour will be held at 10 a.m. with brunch at 11 a.m. A Fine Dining event will be held on Saturday, April 30. The tour will be held at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m. RSVP by calling 218-726-8910.

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