TWEED MUESUM OF ART SCHEDULE
The exhibit 9 Months in America: An Ethnocentric
Tour, will continue through March 27. A Ready Dialogue:
A Thematic Response to 9 Months in America, based on the broad themes
of Community, Identity, and Tourism from the Tweed Museums permanent collection
will be shown from March 8 - April 9.
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. 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.
Adam Kemptar, Molly Bentley, Katie Witzig, and Laura Peterson will display
their work from March 29 - April 3. Bryan Koop, Gary Flarin, Eric
Lickenberg, and Kou Vang will display their work from April 5 - 10.
ART AND DESIGN LECTURE SERIES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 726-8222.
SPRING MUSIC SCHEDULE
All events will be held in the Weber Music Hall
unless otherwise noted.
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.
The Faculty Artist Recital: A Musical Potpourri with violinist
Ann Anderson, joined by Pam Sohriakoff, piano; Rebecca Peterson, cello;
and guests will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 3. A World Music
Concert with the UMD Percussion Ensemble will feature traditional drumming
and contemporary percussion ensemble works based on Javanese gamelan,
Mexican marimba ensemble, and West African flute music at 7:30 p.m. on
Tuesday, April 5. The Ovation Guest Artist Series presents the
Assad Brothers at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6. Praised as todays
foremost guitar duo, the Assad Brothers have been credited with doublehandedly
reviving Brazilian music for the instrument. Their uncanny ability to
play guitar together has helped continue their careers for over 30 years.
A recital with Adriana Ransom, cello will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday,
April 7. A graduate recital with Carolyn Rynex, soprano will be
held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8. The French Trip Benefit Concert
will showcase the individual talents of the members of the UMD Choirs.
Hear creative and energetic solo and group numbers, bookended
by choral ensemble repertoire which will also be performed in France.
Proceeds will help support travel costs for UMD Chamber Singers and UMD
University Singers. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday,
April 10. A Guest Artist Concert with SO Percussion will be held at
7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12. Formed in 1999 by classmates at
Yale Universitys School of Music, SO Percussion performs music commissioned
from contemporary composers challenging new music to combine musical,
theatrical and artistic elements. For Tweed information contact email@example.com
or call 726-8222.
The womens tennis team plays South Dakota at 9 a.m. on March
The UMD softball team plays St. Cloud State on April 20 at 3 p.m.,
Augustana College at noon on April 22, and Mankato at 1 p.m. on
The UMD baseball team plays Nebraska-Omaha at 1 p.m. on April 16
and 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
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
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.
URBAN STUDIES LECTURE
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
PHILOSOPHY COLLOQUIUM: ROBOT ARMY
Jim Fetzer, McKnight Professor, will present An Army of Robots?
at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9 in Campus Center 120. The Pentagons
latest brainchild is the idea of creating armies of autonomous robots
that can be sent into Urban studies lecture.
INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES EVENTS
SelfReflective 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. For more information call
726-6207, 726-6975 or visit the website:http://www.d.umn.edu/cehsp/ids.
ALWORTH BROWN BAG SERIES
All brown bags begin at noon and are held in the Kirby Student Center
Rafters unless otherwise noted.
The Human Face of Globalization in Nicaragua will be presented
on March 10. In January of 2005, a group of UMD students traveled
to Nicaragua with Joie Acheson, instructor in UMDs Psychology Department,
and Lyn Pegg, assistant professor of education at UMD. The program was
in collaboration with Witness for Peace, a human rights organization that
has been operating in Latin America for two decades. Several individuals
will discuss their trip and experiences while also showing pictures of
War & Peace in Bosnia will be presented on March 17.
In May/June of 2004 students and faculty spent three weeks traveling around
Bosnia assessing the current state of the peace as they interviewed officials
with the Bosnian government, NGOs, the UN, and victims of the Balkan War.
Experiences and stories will be shared and numerous pictures of the beautiful
country of Bosnia will be shown as it slowly recovers from the effects
Preserving Afghan Music and Culture in Exile in Fremont, CA
will be presented on March 31 by Sara-Beth Lawrence. She will show
a film that she made based on her research which focused on the Afghan
exiles attempts to preserve their culture in the United States,
particularly through their music.
Voices of Gendered Resistance in Neus Catalàs De la
resistencia y la deportación: The Triumph of Life, Dignity and
Solidarity during the Holocaust will be presented on April 7
in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda by Maureen Tobin Stanley, assistant
professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures. She will discuss a compilation
of testimonials of over fifty Spanish women that were active in the French
Resistance during World War II. This brown bag is co-sponsored by the
Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee.
The Life of the Gypsies: Roma and Sinti in Germany Today will
be presented on April 14 in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda. Gesa
Zinn, assistant professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures, will provide
an introduction to the plight of the Roma and Sinti people in Europe,
especially during the Holocaust.This brown bag is co-sponsored by the
Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee.
The Socio-Economic and Spiritual Life of the Mayan People of Guatemala
will be presented on April 21. Kimberly Crawford, a student at
the United Theological Seminary in Minneapolis, participated in a trip
to Guatemala sponsored by the Center for Global Education at Augsberg
College. Crawford will discuss Mayan culture and spirituality, human rights
violations and issues of global economics.. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic-Latino-Chicana
Learning Resource Center.
A Breeze in China: A Confluence of East-West Design will be
presented on April 28 by Bob Appleton and Catherine Ishino, associate
professors of Graphic Design. The artists will show some examples of vernacular
Chinese graphic design, brief clips of the interviews with the Chinese
designers, and a video sampling of Beijing and Nanjing.
Common Women, Uncommon Lives: The Changing Role of Women in Russia
will be presented on May 5 by Joyce Benson, a community activist
and long-time resident of Duluth. In this presentation, she will discuss
her most recent trip to Russia which included visits to St. Petersburg
and the Karelian region of Russia. She will examine womens work
to better their lives through civic engagement in various non-governmental
organizations such as The League of Women Voters.
All seminars will be held in Life Sciences 185 at 3:15 p.m. unless otherwise
Biotechnology approaches to emerging pathogen threats will
be presented by William Schneider, Research Plant Pathologist, 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 726-6262, or visit the Biology department website
GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES SEMINARS
All seminars will be held at 4 p.m. with coffee at 3:50 p.m. in Marshall
W. Alworth Hall 191 unless otherwise noted.
Jack Pashin, Geological Survey of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and American Association
of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecturer will present Geologic
Heterogeneity in Coalbed Methane Reservoirs of the Black Warrior Basin:
Implications for Gas Production and CO2 Sequestration at 1 p.m.
on Friday, March 11 in 290 Engr. Dean Peterson, NRRI, will present
Deep Underground Science: University of Minnesota Proposal for Soudan
Mine on Thursday, March 17. Keith Brugger, Department of
Geology, University of Minnesota - Morris, will present Cold Facts,
Imaginary Glaciers, and Visions of Paleoclimate in the Colorado Rocky
Mountains: 20 Years of Dreams and Nightmares on Thursday, March
31. Tim Demko, Department of Geological Sciences, UMD, will present
Ground Penetrating Radar Imaging of Fluvial Architecture and Assyrian
Archaeological Sites, Upper Tigris River Valley, SE Turkey on Thursday,
April 7. Pat Farrell, Department of Geography, UMD, will present
Soilscapes and Ancient Settlement in the Sibun River Valley,
Belize on Thursday, April 14. Marjorie Chan, Department of
Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, will present
Red Rocks to Red Planet: From Utah Marbles to Mars Blueberries
on Thursday, April 21. Steven Hasiotis, Department of Geology,
University of Kansas, Lawrence, will present Tentative Behavior
and Distribution of Modern Trace-Making Organisms, Lake Tanganyika: Using
Ichnofossils to Interpret Paleoenvironment, Paleohydrology, and Paleoecology
on Thursday, April 28.
For more information contact the Geological Sciences Department at 726-8385.
The UMD Center for Ethics and Public Policy is sponsoring a public lecture
by Terence Ball, professor of Political Science, Arizona State University,
entitled Green Democracy on Monday, March 14, at 3
pm in SCC 120. For more information, contact Steve Vanderheiden, at email@example.com.
JOURNEY JARGONS AND LECTURES
Journey Jargons feature slides and personal experiences or trips taken
by University for Seniors members and guests. The lectures cover a myriad
of topics. All are free and open to the public. Join John and Eleanor
Collins, and Dick and Mavis Whiteman as they journey down the Rhine, Maine
and Danube Rivers in a Journey Jargon called European River Cruise,
Amsterdam to Budapest at 11:30 a.m. on March 28 in Kirby
Plaza 311. Ted and Lorraine Pollard will share their vacation and Elderhostel
experiences in a Journey Jargon called Costa Rica & Other Adventures
at 11:30 a.m. on April 4 in Kirby Plaza 311. David Kess, President
of Ely-Winton Historical Society, will discuss the evolution of the sauna
from its beginning in Finland as a form of bathing to its recreational
use in America today in a lecture called The Magic is in the Rocks
at 11:30 a.m. on April 11 in Kirby Plaza 311. His seven visits
to Finland will add personal experience to this old tradition. Don Myntti
was in Jordan in October 2004 as part of a team of consultants who evaluated
a government owned phosphate mining company. Jordan is a country with
a rich history, limited natural resources, and a meager economy. Don will
share what he learned about this extraordinarily ancient land in a Journey
Jargon at 11:30 a.m. on April 25 in Kirby Plaza 311. Craig Fields,
Planning Director of North Star Opera in St. Paul and artistic director
at Opera Roanok, will share the plans for opera in Duluth in a lecture
called The Duluth Festival Opera: A Dream for Duluth at 11:30
a.m. on May 2 in Kirby Plaza 311.
Peter Spooner, curator and registrar of UMDs Tweed Museum will present
a slide presentation about the collections and special exhibitions at
the Tweed. Learn more about this wonderful campus resource in a lecture
called Tweed Talk at 11:30 a.m. on May 9 in the Tweed
VIZ LAB PRESENTS
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.
Bruce Reeves will present Pilot the Wireless Workshop on Tuesday,
For information see http://www.d.umn.edu/vdil/
or contact Lisa Valdez at 726-8093.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS LECTURE SERIES
Public Affairs Lectures are held at 12:15 p.m. on Saturdays. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLA THIRD FRIDAY LECTURES
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.
ITSS WORKSHOPS AND E-CLASSES 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.
Doc Talk lectures are held in Med School 142 at 7:30 p.m. 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,
email@example.com or Susan Kurki, 726-8512, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ITSS WORKSHOPS AND E-CLASSES
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
A planetarium show will be presented at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in the
Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium. For information call 726-7129.
DISABILITY CRASH COURSE
Disability Crash Course, a disability awareness event, sponsored by the
student organization Access for All will be held from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9 in
Kirby Ballroom. A special presentation of the Canine Companions for Independence
will be presented at noon and a pizza lunch will be served. At 2 p.m.
the Epilepsy Foundation will give a presentation. Stop in any time to
see Epilepsy Foundation info, a Learning Disability Display, Movies about
Disabilities, an Autism Spectrum Disorders Display, Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Services information, Hearing Loss Simulation information, Canine Companions
for Independence information, Communication Disorders information., a
Wheelchair Obstacle Course and more. Refreshments and a chance to win
door prizes will also be offered. For information, contact: Traci at email@example.com
Join UMD Health Services for the annual Health Fair. This year they are
Reconstructing Health. They have lots of freebies, free popcorn,
great information and the chance to win some great prizes. Try everything
from tea to beer goggles. Free massages will be given from noon to 3 p.m.
The event will be held in the Kirby Rafters from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on
March 9 For information contact Jacqui, UMD Health Ed Intern Health and
Fair Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMENS HISTORY CELEBRATION
For information contact Women Studies, email@example.com, 726-7953.
Guest speaker, Rebecca St. George presents Feminism in the Twin
Ports: History of Violence against Native American Women at noon
on March 9 in KSC 268. Rebecca St. George is from Mending the Sacred
Hoop. A Womens Night in the Climbing Wall for new and experienced
climbers will be held from 6 - 9 p.m. on March 10 at the Climbing
Wall. Guest speaker, Janet Provost presents Feminism in the Twin
Ports: Grandmothers for Peace at noon on March 16 in KSC
268. A film, Breasts: A Documentary, directed by Meema Spadola
(50 minutes) will be shown at 4 p.m. on March 17 in KSC 268.
Guest speaker, Susan Morris, UMD Professor of Political Science presents
Women and Globalization at noon on March 30 in KSC 355-57.
Guest speaker, Nancy Gruver discusses her new book, How To Say It To
Girls at noon on March 31 in KSC 355-57. Guest speaker, Beth
Olson, PAVSA presents Date Rape Drugs 101: What you need to know
at noon on April 6 in KSC 268. Guest speaker, Maureen Tobin Stanley,
UMD professor of foreign languages and literatures presents Voices
of Gendered Resistance in Neus Catalàs De la resistencia
y la deportación: The Triumph of Life, Dignity and Solidarity during
the Holocaust, at noon on April 7 in the Library Fourth Floor
Rotunda. Guest speaker, Sara Evans presents Tidal Wave: How Women
Changed America at Centurys End, 3 p.m. on April 8
in the Weber Music Hall. Evans is a professor of history and womens
studies at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. A film, Maria
Full of Grace will be shown at 4 p.m. on April 12 in KSC
Guest speaker, Gesa Zinn, UMD professor of foreign languages and literatures
presents The Life of the Gypsies: Roma and Sinti in Germany Today,
at noon on April 14 in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda. Guest
speaker, Tineke Ritmeester, UMD professor of womens studies presents
Witches of the Medieval European Burning Times at noon on
April 20 in KSC 268. Guest speaker, Njoki Kamau, UMD professor
of womens studies presents Everyday Racism in the Academia,
at noon on May 4 in KSC 268.
Meditation and Relaxation Exercises, a workshop by Marc Langelfel,
UMD professor of psychology will be held at noon on May 5 in KSC
268. Guest speaker, Joyce Benson presents Common Women, Uncommon
Lives: The Changing Role of Women in Russia, at noon on May 5
in the Kirby Rafters. Joyce Benson is a community activist and long-time
resident of Duluth.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM SERIES
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 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
AMERICAN INDIAN STORYTELLING
The American Indian Related Programs present An Evening of American
Indian Storytelling, with American Indian storytellers: Amelia LeGarde,
Lee Staples, and Roxanne Martineau at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11
in the Kirby Student Center Rafters. A soup supper will be served. The
event is free and open to the public. For more information contact: Lea
Carr at 726-6976 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PERSONAL/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
The Department of Human Resources is offering workshops dealing with health,
wellness, lifestyles, workplace environment, well-being, parenting, and
For a description of the training or for more information, visit
CLIMBING SLIDE SHOWS
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. 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.
PHARMACY AND LORENZOS OIL
The College of Pharmacy, Duluth presents an M&M Movie, Lorenzos
Oil, a film starring Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon as parents of a boy
diagnosed with ALD who begin their own investigation of the disease. It
follows the triumphs and tragedies of their search and looks at the different
phases and factors influencing the process of drug development. The event
will be held at 6 p.m. on March 30 in Chemistry 200 and is free
and open to UMD faculty, staff, and students.
A RAINBOW LOBBY DAY
A lobby day will take place at the State Capitol on April 7. Last
year, the Capitol Building was packed with more than 4,000 people at OutFront
Minnesotas Rally for Fairness and nearly 2,000 constituents
met with their legislators throughout the day. A bus will leave UMD at
7:30 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m. To get involved with this event visit
GAY MENS CHORUS: 60s SOUNDS
The Twin Cities Gay Mens Chorus will perform a second benefit concert,
K-GAY: Sounds of the 60s, at UMDs Weber Music Hall at
3 p.m. on April 9. Tickets are $20. the concert benefits the UMD
Cruden-Riggs GLBT Scholarship Fund. For information, contact Angie Nichols
at 726-7300 or see http://www.d.umn.edu/mlrc/glbt. For tickets, send check
made payable to UMD to GLBT Services, Kirby 236, 1120 Kirby
Drive, Duluth, MN 55812. Sponsors include: Chester Creek Cafe, The Main
Club, JTs Bar and Grill, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church--Lutherans
Concerned, Lake County Lutherans Concerned Chapter, UMD History
Dept, Geography Dept, Social Work Dept, UMD Health Services, UMD Foreign
Languages Dept, Psychology Dept, Education Dept., College of Liberal Arts,
College of Pharmacy, Alumnus Bill Shipley (66), Faculty Members
Scott Freundschuh, and Robert Repinski.
The Historic Glensheen Estate will be open for
tours on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 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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