Tuesday, April 5, 2005 VOLUME 22, NUMBER 12
TWEED MUESUM OF ART SCHEDULE
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 Kumojis 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.
ART AND DESIGN LECTURE SERIES
SPRING MUSIC SCHEDULE
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.
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.
Sweeney Todd is Stephen Sondheims masterful musical depicting a lowly barber caught up in the polluted, social machinery of Londons 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.
ALWORTH BROWN BAG SERIES
All brown bags begin at noon and are held in the Kirby Student Center Rafters unless otherwise noted.
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.
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 AND LECTURES
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 UMDs Tweed Museum, will present a slide presentation about the collections and special exhibitions at the Tweed on May 9 in the Tweed Museum.
CLA THIRD FRIDAY LECTURES
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.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS LECTURE SERIES
ITSS WORKSHOPS AND E-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.
WOMENS HISTORY CELEBRATION
Guest speaker, Sara Evans presents Tidal Wave: How Women Changed America at Centurys End, at 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 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 Womens Studies, presents Witches of the Medieval European Burning Times at noon on April 20 in KSC 268.
Guest speaker, Njoki Kamau, Department 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, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 726-7953.
SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
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 AssaultA
Constant Threat will take place on Thursday, April 21 at
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
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.
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.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM SERIES
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.
A RAINBOW LOBBY DAY
GAY MENS CHORUS: 60s SOUNDS
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.
LATIN AMERICAN AWARENESS
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 email@example.com.
DRIVER IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
LEARN MORE ABOUT PHARMACY
SPLIT ROCK WORKSHOPS
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
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 Mothers 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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