Tuesday, May 3, 2005 VOLUME 22, NUMBER 14

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The last two student senior shows will be on display at the Tweed Museum in the coming weeks. The opening receptions will be held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. 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.
A Screening of My Architect, an academy award-nominated documentary, will be held at the Tweed Museum on Tuesday, May 10, from 6 - 8 p.m. with a reception following from 8 -9:30 p.m. The event is a collaboration between the Northern Minnesota Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Tweed Museum of Art.
Amy Youngs and Amy Toscani will show their large toy-like sculptures, “Strategic Dysfunction-Parables of Fabrication: Narrative Sculpture” through July 31.
A gallery talk and the opening reception of “Aerial Perspectives:Photographs by Jan Karon” will be held from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. on May 21. The exhibit will run from May 17 - October 9.

For Tweed information contact tma@d.umn.edu or call 726-8222.

music EVENTS

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athletic EVENTS


The UMD baseball team plays Bemidji State at 2 p.m. on May 4.
The UMD softball team plays MSU Moorhead at 1 p.m. on May 5.
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

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.

“Common Women, Uncommon Lives: The Changing Role of Women in Russia” will be presented at noon on May 5 in the Kirby Student Center Rafters, 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. For more information visit http://www.d.umn.edu/~alworth/brownbag.htm.

“U.S. Geological Survey: Leafy spurge invasion in mixed grass prairie” will be presented by Diane Larson, at 3:15 p.m. on May 6 in Life Sciences 185. 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 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. - 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.

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.
For more information call the University for Seniors office at 726-7637.

The Academic Health Center will host the seminar “Targeted Delivery of Drugs to the CNS: Role of Transporters at the Blood-Brain Barrier” by William F. Elmquist, Ph.D., Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus. The seminar will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on Monday, May 16 in 130 Medical School.
Visit http://somd.d.umn.edu/AHCDgrad/ for more information.

EVENTS classes

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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.



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.



The UMD Commission on Women invites all faculty, staff, and student leaders of the campus community to the 11th Annual Celebration of UMD Women on Wednesday, May 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom.



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.



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.



Walk, Ride and Runoff will take place at 9 a.m. on May 21, at the Lake Superior Zoo. Either walk from the Spirit Mountain ski chalet to the zoo or team with a partner to compete in a 15K run-and-bike race that will test your strategic planning. To register, look under “running” on www.midwestevents.com, request an application from Minnesota Sea Grant at 726-8106 or email seagr@umn.edu.



An afternoon of golf, a silent auction,
prizes, and food. The Medical School Duluth 2005 Golf Classic will be held at the Black Bear Golf Course in Carlton. The 4-person scramble will be held on Wednesday, July 20 with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m., social hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit medical student scholarship and research.
Contact veverett@d.umn.edu 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.
Glensheen is honoring Mom with “Magnificent Mother’s Day,” There will be 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 at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 15 in the Carriage House at Glensheen. This workshop is a 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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