Tuesday, April 5, 2005 VOLUME 22, NUMBER 12

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“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 through April 9.

Student senior shows, with opening receptions held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m., will be on display at the museum this spring. Bryan Koop, Gary Flarin, Eric Lickenberg, and Kou Vang will display their work from April 5 -10. Christine Bosshart, Chris Bonk and Mary Jones will present their work on April 12-17. Brian Bennett, Scott Gilson, and Mike Frankosky will present their work on April 19-24. Heathe Allen, Jess Blake and Nesha Fesenmaier will display their work from April 26-May 1. Ida Kumoji’s work will be presented from May 3-8. Sandy Pedersen and Erik M Yanda will display their work from May 10-15.

The Art and Design student exhibition begins at 6 p.m. on April 9 with an opening reception and awards ceremony, and runs through May 8.

Amy Youngs and Amy Toscani will show their large toy-like sculptures, “Strategic Dysfunction-Parables of Fabrication:Narrative Sculpture” from April 12-July 31. Gallery Talks and receptions will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. on April 12 (Amy Toscani) and April 19 (Amy Youngs).

The exhibit, “Spirals in Space and Time:The Art of Leslie Bohnenkamp” has been extended through April 30.

Rita Robillard, a printmaker, 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 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall unless otherwise noted.

A recital with Adriana Ransom, cello, will be held on April 7.
A graduate recital with Carolyn Rynex, soprano will be held on April 8.
The French trip benefit concert will showcase the individual talents of the members of the UMD choirs. The proceeds will help support travel costs for UMD Chamber Singers and UMD University Singers. The concert will be held on April 10.
A Guest Artist Concert with SO Percussion will be held on April 12.
A Guitar Ensemble Concert will be held on April 13.
The Concerto Finalists and UMD Symphony Orchestra will perform on April 15.
The concert, “Jazz Over the Top!” will take place on April 20.
A Guest Artist Concert with Ivana Cojbasic, piano, will be presented on April 21.
University Singers and Chamber Singers will hold a concert on April 23.
An All Jazz concert will take place on April 26.
This UMD Bands perforamnce will celebrate the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble Brazil Performance Tour on May 1.

athletic EVENTS


The UMD softball team plays St. Cloud State at 3 p.m. on April 20, Augustana College at noon on April 22, Mankato at 1 p.m. on April 23, St. Scholastica at 3 p.m. on April 26, and MSU Moorhead at 1 p.m. on May 5.
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. The UMD track team will host the Bulldog Open in the Ward Wells field house at 4:15 p.m. on April 26. For more information contact the UMD Athletic Office at 726-7518 or see http://www.umdbulldogs.com.

theatre EVENTS

Sweeney Todd is Stephen Sondheim’s masterful musical depicting a lowly barber caught up in the polluted, social machinery of London’s rising industrial age. This is a timeless tale that never ceases to reflect upon the needs of the human soul and its raging struggle for justice and equality. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., April 28 - 30 and May 4 - 7, and at 2 p.m., May 1.

EVENTS lectures/workshops


All brown bags begin at noon and are held in the Kirby Student Center Rafters unless otherwise noted.

“Voices of Gendered Resistance in Neus Català’s 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.

“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.

“The Socio - Economic and Spiritual Life of the Mayan People of Guatemala” will be presented on April 21, by Kimberly Crawford, a student at the United Theological Seminary in Minneapolis. Crawford 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.

“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.


All seminars will be held at 4 p.m. with coffee at 3:50 p.m. in 191 Marshall W. Alworth Hall unless otherwise noted.

Tim Demko, Department of Geological Sciences, will present “Ground Penetrating Radar Imaging of Fluvial Architecture and Assyrian Archaeological Sites, Upper Tigris River Valley, SE Turkey” on April 7.

Pat Farrell, Department of Geography, will present “Soilscapes and Ancient Settlement in the Sibun River Valley, Belize” on 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 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 April 28.

For more information contact the Geological Sciences Department at 726-8385.


All seminars will be held in Life Sciences 185 at 3:15 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

“Birds and dinosaurs, which came first?” will be presented by Frances James, Florida State University, on April 8. The lecture will be 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 will be hosted by David Schimpf.

“Great Lakes monitoring and assessment” will be presented by John R. Kelly, EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division, on April 22. The lecture will be hosted by Anna Rachinsky.

“Functional Regulation of Monocarboxylate Transporter 1: A search for protein-protein interactions” will be presented by Justin Spanier, MS candidate, Department of Biology, on April 29. The lecture will be hosted by Lester Drewes.

“U.S. Geological Survey: Leafy spurge invasion in mixed grass prairie” will be presented by Diane Larson, on May 6. The event will be hosted by Glenn Guntenspergen.

For more information call 726-6262, or visit the Biology department website at http://www.d.umn.edu/biology


Journey Jargons feature slides and personal experiences or trips taken by University for Seniors members and guests. All lectures will be held at 11:30 a.m. in 311 Kirby Plaza unless otherwise noted. All are free and open to the public.

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” on April 11. 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 on April 25.

Craig Fields, planning director of North Star Opera in St. Paul and artistic director at Opera Roanoke, will share the plans for opera in Duluth in a lecture called “The Duluth Festival Opera: A Dream for Duluth” on May 2.

Peter Spooner, curator and registrar of UMD’s Tweed Museum, will present a slide presentation about the collections and special exhibitions at the Tweed on May 9 in the Tweed Museum.

Doc Talk lectures are held at 7:30 p.m. in Med School 142. 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.

UMD Psychology Department presents a preliminary performance of the UMTC "Pedagogical Approaches for Engaging Students" sponsored by The Academy of Distinguished Teachers. The presentation, “Engaging Faculty and Students Online: The Pedagogy of the 21st Century,” will be given from 1 - 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 in Kirby 355-357.

The College of Liberal Arts Third Friday Lecture series features recently published work or work-in-progress by faculty in CLA.

Maureen Tobin-Stanley will present “Reflections of the Holocaust in Spanish Culture” on April 15. 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.

For information see http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/main/3friday.php or call 726-8981.

UMD offers a mini-symposium at 10-11:30 a.m. on April 22 in SBE 140. The symposium begin with "Measures of Semantic Similarity and Relatedness in the Medical Domain," presented by Ted Pedersen. The next symposium will be "A Neural Network Approach to the Equity Premium Puzzle," presented by Nik Hassan.

“Can We Afford the Health Care of the Future, Let Alone the Present?” will be presented at 12:15 p.m. 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.special EVENTS

The UMD English Department announced the sixth annual Klaus Jankofsky Lecture in Medieval/ Renaissance Studies on Friday, April 29 at 3 p.m. in the Tweed Museum of Art. A reception will follow. The presentation is free and open to the public. This year’s speaker is John M. Ganim, who will deliver a talk entitled, “The Middle Ages at the World’s Fair,” which featured research from his latest book, Medievalism and Orientalism. For information contact Krista Twu, 726-6598 or email ktwu@d.umn.edu.

EVENTS classes


“Dreamweaver 105: Behaviors” will be held from 9 - 11 a.m. on April 7 in Library 116.

"WebCT/ Vista 101" will be held at 2 p.m. on April 26 and 28 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

Guest speaker, Maureen Tobin Stanley, professor of foreign languages and literatures, presents “Voices of Gendered Resistance in Neus Català’s 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 Century’s End,” at 3 p.m. on April 8 in the Weber Music Hall. Evans is a professor of history and women’s 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 273.

Guest speaker, Gesa Zinn, professor, Department 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, Department of Women’s Studies, presents “Witches of the Medieval European Burning Times” at noon on April 20 in KSC 268.

Guest speaker, Njoki Kamau, Department of Women’s Studies, presents “Everyday Racism in the Academia,” at noon on May 4 in KSC 268.

“Meditation and Relaxation Exercises,” a workshop by Marc Langelfel, professor, Department 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.

For more information contact Women Studies, ws@d.umn.edu, 726-7953.

Stop by the Thursday in Black table on April 7, April 14, April 21, and April 28 in front of the UMD bookstore to learn more about what can be done to stop violence against women.

The film, Rape Culture will be shown at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 in KSC 273.

A live performance of The Vagina Monologues will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 in the Norshor Theater.

A Self-Defense Workshop will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13 in the Kirby Lounge.

Monologues about Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, titled “A Woman Like You” will be presented at noon on April 14 in the Kirby Lounge.

A feminist discussion group “Sexual Assault—A Constant Threat” will take place on Thursday, April 21 at
2:30 p.m. in KSC 266 (WRAC office).

A PAVSA Sexual Assault Conference titled “A Community Response to Sexual Assault: Academic, Legal, and Victim Services Perspectives” will be held from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 at the Holiday Inn Hotel
Contact PAVSA to register, 726-1442.

A panel discussion titled “Sexual Assault on Campus? Yes! It Does Happened” will be presented at noon on Monday, April 25 in the Garden Room.

The film, Rape Is?, will be shown at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday April 26 in KSC 273.
A Take Back the Night rally will take place on Thursday April 28. For more information contact PAVSA at 726-1442 or Susana Pelayo in the Multicultural Center (KSC233) at 726-8444, swoodwar@d.umn.edu.

This session is designed to help more clearly understand responsibilities in relation to the various laws, statutes and policies under HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, and FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The presentation will be held at 10 a.m. on April 7 in the Library Rotunda.
To register call 726-6827, email cracklif@d.umn.edu or visit http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/reg.htm.

Films will be shown in 273 Kirby Student Center.

The Film titled, The World Uncovered: One night in Bhopal will be shown at 4 p.m. on April 7, the film is directed by Steven Condie.

The film titled Señorita Extraviada will be shown at 2 p.m. on April 8. This film is directed by Lourdes Portillo.

Sponsored by the 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 at 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays in Humanities 480.

On April 7, 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, Tales from Arab Detroit will be shown. The film was made in 1995 and directed by Joan Mandell.
For more information call 726-6504.

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 Minnesota’s “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 http://www.d.umn.edu/mlrc/glbt.

The Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus will perform a second benefit concert, “K-GAY: Sounds of the 60s,” at UMD’s 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.

This session gives video methods for encouraging success for individuals and the workplace. “Giving and Receiving Feedback” will be presented at noon on April 12, in Kirby Student Center 323. There will be time for Q&A. To register visit http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/regsupervisory.htm.

Ghosts of Rwanda, a Frontline production co-produced by the BBC, will be shown at 7 p.m. on April 16 in Bohannon 90. Post - film discussion will be facilitated by Njoki Kamau, Department of Women's Studies, and Nkasa Yelengi, Department of History.

For the past twelve years the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee has worked to include a survivor of the Holocaust as a focal point of the commemoration. This year the featured speakers are David Gewirtzman and Eugenie Mukeshimana. Gewirtzman is a Holocaust survivor and Mukeshimana is a Rwandan refugee and genocide survivor. They will present "The Holocaust and Genocide, Past and Present" at 4:30 p.m. on April 18 in Chemistry 200.

This month is Latin American Awareness month.

On Saturday, April 16, 6 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom the 16th Annual Fiesta will take place.

"La Verdadera Vida de Benito Juarez (The True Life of Benito Juarez)", play by Patricia Mendoza, will be shown on Sunday, April 17 at 2 p.m. in the Rafters. This is an educational bilingual puppet play for children and adults.

The film, La Cueca Sola will be shown on Tuesday, April 19 at noon in KSC 273,

All events are open to the public. For more information contact the Multicultural Center KSC233 218-726-8444 Duluth, or email swoodwar@d.umn.edu.

The Driver Improvement Program is a two-hour course offered for adults ages 54 and older. Beginner courses will take place at 5 p.m. on April 19 and 20 in SpHC Hall of Fame Room. For more information call the Kirby Program Board.

Duluth Pharmacy Preview Day will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, in Kirby Rafters. Learn more about pharmacy education and pharmacy as a profession. The program includes: information on admissions and financial aid; panels of current Duluth pharmacy students and area practicing pharmacists; tour of the pharmacy facilities; and the opportunity to ask questions of students, staff, and faculty. Register by calling 726-6000 or e-mailing copd@d.umn.edu.

The Split Rock Arts Program, a College of Continuing Education program, is now accepting registrations for it’s summer workshops in creative writing, visual art, design, and creativity enhancement. Week long and three-day workshops are held from June 26 to August 6 on the University’s Twin Cities’ campus and at the University’s Cloquet Forestry Center, near Duluth. University of Minnesota faculty and staff, including graduate students with current academic staff appointments, are eligible to take Split Rock workshops for credit at reduced-tuition rates through the Regents’ Scholarship and Academic Tuition Waiver. Visit www.cce.umn.edu/splitrockarts; e-mail srap@cce.umn.edu; or call 612-625-8100 for more information.

Planetarium shows are at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium.

Eve Browning, Department of Philosophy, will present:“Star Stories: Classical Myths of the Zodiac Constellations” on April 20.

Tim Demko, Department of Geological Sciences, will present:“Seas, Salts, and Blueberries: The Latest Results from the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity” on May 4. For more information call 726-7129.

Phantom of the NorShor, Colder by the Lake Comedy Theatre’s latest production, includes UMD faculty, alumni, and students. Performances are at 8 p.m. April 22 - 23 and April 28 -30 and Sunday, April 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be reserved by calling Colder by the Lake at 218-728-1999. For more information visit www.colderbythelake.com.

glensheen EVENTS

The Historic Glensheen Estate will be open for tours from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Glensheen is hosting Fine Dining on April 16. A tour will be held at 4:30 p.m. with dinner at 5:30 p.m.

A Fine Dining event will be held on April 30. The tour will be held at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m. RSVP by calling 726-8910.

Glensheen is honoring Mom with “Magnificent Mother’s Day,” three opportunities to celebrate on May 8. Self-guided tours will be offered at 9:30 a.m with a 10:30 a.m. brunch, 12:30 p.m. with a buffet at 1:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. with a 5:30 p.m. buffet.

“Ten Tips for Nature Photography” will be held on Sunday, May 15 at 1 p.m. in the carriage house at Glensheen. This workshop is fundraiser for Glensheen presented by Bill Rogers of Wild North Photography. A guided tour of the Glensheen grounds will be given at 2 p.m.

Call 726-8921 for more information.

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