Tuesday, April 19, 2005 VOLUME 22, NUMBER 13
TWEED MUSEUM OF ART SCHEDULE
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 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 runs through
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.
ART AND DESIGN LECTURE SERIES
Rita Robillard, a printmaker, will present a lecture
at 2 p.m. on April 20. Robillards 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
SPRING MUSIC SCHEDULE
The concert, Jazz Over the Top! will
take place on April 20.
All events will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall unless otherwise noted.
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.
UMD CIVIC ENGAGEMENT EVENT
UMD Civic Engagement will be held from 1 - 5 p.m.
on Wednesday, April 20 in the Kirby Student Center Rafters.
ALWORTH BROWN BAG SERIES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTER SEMINAR
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.
GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES SEMINARS
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.
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. 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 UMDs Tweed Museum, will present a slide presentation about the collections and special exhibitions at the Tweed on May 9 in the Tweed Museum.
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 Clinicians: 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.
INTELLIGENT DATA ANALYSIS
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 years speaker is John M. Ganim, who will deliver a talk entitled, The Middle Ages at the Worlds Fair, which featured research from his latest book, Medievalism and Orientalism. For information contact Krista Twu, 726-6598 or email email@example.com.
ITSS WORKSHOPS AND E-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.
Planetarium shows are at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in
the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN POET VISITS UMD
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 Chancellors 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 Aint 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMENS HISTORY CELEBRATION
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, email@example.com, 726-7953.
SYMPOSIUM ON INTELLIGENT DATA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 726-8383.
LEARN MORE ABOUT PHARMACY
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 email@example.com.
PHANTOM OF THE NORSHOR
Phantom of the NorShor, Colder by the Lake Comedy Theatres 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.
FACULTY AWARD RECEPTION
An all-UMD reception will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4 in Griggs Center to honor faculty recipients of the following awards: Outstanding Adviser award, the Jean G. Blehart Award, the Albert Tezla Award, the Chancellors 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.
NORTHEASTERN BOOK AWARDS
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 Cooks 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.
SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
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 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.
SPLIT ROCK WORKSHOPS
The Split Rock Arts Program, a College of Continuing Education program, is now accepting registrations for its 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 Universitys Twin Cities campus and at the Universitys 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 612-625-8100 for more information.
The Historic Glensheen Estate will be open for
tours from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
FACULTY AWARDS 2004-05
UMD has announced the following faculty awards.
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