Tuesday, April 19, 2005 VOLUME 22, NUMBER 13

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Student senior shows will be on display at the museum this spring. The opening receptions will be held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. Brian Bennett, Scott Gilson, and Mike Frankosky will present their work from April 19 - 24. Heather 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 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. A Gallery Talk and reception featuring Amy Toscani will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. on April 12. A Gallery Talk and reception featuring Amy Youngs will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. on April 19.

The exhibit, “Spirals in Space and Time: The Art of Leslie Bohnenkamp” has been extended through April 30.
For Tweed information contact tma@d.umn.edu or call 726-8222.


Rita Robillard, a printmaker, will present a lecture at 2 p.m. on April 20. Robillard’s recent work investigates geography, place and identity through a process that begins with interviewing individuals to collect diverse and personal perspectives of the place where they live. Additional work explores the effects of transitioning 18th and 19th century travel engravings through a process of fragmentation, enlargement and digital manipulation in order to comment on personal histories and memory.
For Tweed information contact tma@d.umn.edu or call 726-8222.

music EVENTS


The concert, “Jazz Over the Top!” will take place on April 20.
Guest Artist Ivana Cojbasic will hold a piano concert on April 21.
The spring Choral Concet, “Almost There” features University Singers and Chamber Singers on April 23.
An All Jazz concert will take place on April 26.
The Symphonic Wind and Percussion Brazil Performance Tour will perform on May 1.
For more information visit http://www.d.umn.edu/music.

All events will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall unless otherwise noted.


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 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


UMD Civic Engagement will be held from 1 - 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 in the Kirby Student Center Rafters.
The program includes three panels which will explore different aspects of Civic Engagement: “Maintaining academic rigor while embracing civic engagement,” “Community Partnerships and the Research,” and “50/50: The Myth of a Divided America.” There will also be a series of posters and booths set up to show off a variety of programs and partnerships. For information contact Linda Kinnear at lkinnear@d.umn.edu.



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



Werner Fornos, president of the Population Institute, will deliver the 2005 Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Memorial Lecture, “Gaining People, Losing Ground,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom. For information, contact 726-8616 or email alworth@d.umn.edu.


The Academic Health Center Duluth will host the seminar, “Post-Translational Modifications of the HMGA1 Proteins in Breast Cancer Cells.” by Dale D. Edberg, Ph. D., from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Department of Neurology, at noon Monday, April 24 in 130 Medical School. Visit http://somd.d.umn.edu/AHCDgrad/ for more information.



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.

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.
“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/.

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. The lectures cover a myriad of topics. 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.

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.



Demonstrating Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) will be held at 9 a.m. on April 27 in the Garden Room. Exhibitors include: Ethan Christensen, Management Studies; Pat Farrell, Geography; Angela George, Pharmacy; Trudy Hughes, Education; Jill Jenson, Composition; John Kowalczyk, Health; Bilin Tsai, Chemistry; and Joan Varney, Education. To register, go to: http://www.d.umn.edu/cehsp/ ids/events/ index.html, email Sheri at spihlaja@d.umn.edu, or call 726-6975



The 10th annual UMD Undergraduate Research/Artistic Fair will be held from noon - 4 p.m. on May 3, in the Kirby Ballroom. There will be poster, computer, and speaking presentations by the students depicting their research or creative projects. The opening ceremonies will be at noon with comments by Chancellor Martin, Vice Chancellor Magnuson and Associate Vice Chancellor Hedman. Refreshments will be served. For additional information, call Char Mahai at 726-7103.



“For Clinician’s: An Articulation/Phonology Update” featuring Gregory L. Lof, Ph.D will be presented from 5 - 7:45 p.m. on May 6 and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on May 7 in Bohannon 90. This seminar is an update of themes on articulation and phonological disorders with information from contemporary literature interpreted, summarized, and explained as it relates to clinical practice.
For more information contact Mark Mizuko at 726-8203 or email mmizuko@d.umn.edu.



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.



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


"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


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



Poet and cultural studies scholar Mary E. Weems will visit UMD April 18 - 22 as a Faculty-in-Residence. The visit is sponsored by the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative and the UMD Commission on Women. All of the events are free and open to the public. The presentation, “I Speak from the Wound in My Mouth: Developing the Imagination-Intellect,” will be held at 7:30 p.m on Wednesday, April 20 in the Library Rotunda. “‘I Ain’t Gon’ Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round’: Poetry as a Political Act” will be presented at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22 in the YWCA Auditorium, 202 West 2nd Street, Duluth. For further information contact Mitra Emad at 726-7389 or memad@d.umn.edu



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.



AIDA, the Association for Intelligent Data Analysis invites all interested parties to a spring mini-symposium from 10 - 11:30 a.m. on April 22 in SBE 140. “Measures of Semantic Similarity and Relatedness in the Medical Domain,” will be presented by Ted Pedersen, Department of Computer Science and “A Neural Network Approach to the Equity Premium Puzzle,” will be presented by Nik Hassan, Department of Finance and Management Information Sciences. The symposium is supported by an IRSCA Grant from the U of M Graduate School. For details contact Rod Lievano at rlievano@d.umn.edu or 726-8383.



Duluth Pharmacy Preview Day will be held from 1- 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, in Kirby Rafters. Attendees will 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 email copd@d.umn.edu.



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. For more information visit www.colderbythelake.com.



An all-UMD reception will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4 in Grigg’s Center to honor faculty recipients of the following awards: Outstanding Adviser award, the Jean G. Blehart Award, the Albert Tezla Award, the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Research, and the Horace T. Morse Award. See the Academic News section for a list of the award winners. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend the reception. Refreshments will be served. This reception is hosted by Vice Chancellor Vince Magnuson and Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin.



The 17th annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA) will be celebrated from 6 - 9 p.m. on May 18, at the UMD Library. Sam Cook, a well-known local author and newspaper columnist, will be the featured speaker. The event begins with a book fair, followed by Sam Cook’s talk, the awards presentation, and a reception complete with free pie. Presented each year by the UMD Library and Friends of the Duluth Public Library, NEMBA recognizes books written about northeastern Minnesota that substantially represent its history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle. Thirty books have been nominated this year, vying for prizes in two categories: (1) Fiction, Poetry, Drama and (2) Nonfiction, Art, Scholarship. Nominated titles had to have been released in the year 2004. The winners will be announced the evening of the event. For more information call 726-8130.



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

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.


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.


glensheen EVENTS

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



UMD has announced the following faculty awards.
Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education goes to Jon Pierce, professor of Management Studies. This honor is a University of Minnesota System Awards and is awarded to exceptional candidates nominated by collegiate units in their quest to identify excellence in undergraduate education.
The Jean G. Blehart Distinguished Teaching Award has been awarded to Paul Cannan, associate professor, Department of English. This honor is given each year to a faculty member who has made contributions to the teaching mission of UMD that are of extraordinary quality.
Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award goes to Jon Pierce, professor of Management Studies. This honor is given each semester to recognize the research contributions of a UMD faculty member and to provide opportunities to present developing research to a broad UMD audience.
Albert Tezla Teacher/Scholar Award goes to Janice Kmetz, associate professor, Department of Art and Design. This award is given annually to a faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Fine Arts who has an exceptional and effective teaching style that emphasizes the worth of research in a learned discipline and the maturing impact scholarly activity has on the development of human attitudes and values.
The Outstanding Faculty Adviser Awards are given each year to faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding service to their students. The awards for this year go to: Sue Damme, assistant professor, Department of Education; Stanley Wold, professor, Department of Music; Doug Dunham, professor, Department of Computer Science; Shee Wong, professor, Department of Finance and Managment Information Sciences; and Linda Belote, professor, Department of Sociology/Anthropology.

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