Tuesday, September 27, 2005 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 3

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The exhibit “Aerial Perspectives: Lift Bridge Photographs by Jan Karon” will run through October 9.

The exhibit, “UMD’s Swenson Science Building: Architect, Engineer, Artist” will run through October 9.

The exhibit, “David Ericson: Always Returning, The Life and Work of a Duluth Cultural Icon” continues through January 15.

The exhibit, “Artists of Duluth: 1870-1940” runs through January 15.

Senior Student Show opening receptions will be held every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Exhibits by Nikolaus Thuening and Nikki Christle will be displayed from September 27 - October 2. Exhibits by Lindsay Mattner, Christine Flemming and Maria Johnson will be displayed from October 4 - 9. Exhibits by Duane Johnson and John Cox will be displayed from October 11 - 16. Exhibits by Jessica Fadness, Kathryn Heinz and Heather Blissenbach will be displayed from October 18 - 23. Exhibits by Christina Cordts and Heather Lindell will be displayed from October 25 - 30.

Sunday Afternoon Gallery Talks led by museum staff will be held at 2 p.m. on October 16, November 13, December 11, and January 8. The talks include a bit of “Antiques Roadshow.” The staff would be happy to look at and discuss Ericson artworks or memorabilia at these times.

A Family Day Program will be held from 1 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 9. It features activities, performers, and food. It is geared to tell David Ericson’s story to museum-goers of all ages.

A slide lecture, “David Ericson and American Art,” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11. Thomas O’Sullivan, art historian and curator, will present Ericson’s role in American art history. O’Sullivan wrote an essay on Ericson’s Hibbing murals for the Tweed Museum of Art book on the artist.

Art and Design Lecture Series
Tom Millard, ceramic sculptor, will give a presentation at noon, on October 20.
Susan Ryan, historian, will give a presentation at noon, on October 25.

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

music EVENTS


The Fourth Annual Weber Concert: Sinfonietta de Paris will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 6.

The Department Artist Concert: “Les Fils du Voyageur?” featuring a five-voice men’s ensemble dressed in authentic period garb will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 13.

An Ovation Guest Artist Concert with Marvin Hamlisch will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18.

A Senior High School Honor String Festival Concert with Jean R. Perrault, director, will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 28.

The UMD Fall Choral Showcase will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 30.

All events will be held in the Weber Music Hall. Call 218-726-8561 for prices and tickets.

theatre EVENTS

Kiss Me, Kate, Cole Porter’s Broadway smash hit and Tony Award winner will be performed at 7:30 p.m. from October 20-22 and 26-29, as well as at 2 p.m. on October 23 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Call 218-726-8561 for tickets.

athletic EVENTS

Home Games
The UMD Football team will play Nebraska-Omaha (Homecoming) at 1 p.m. on October 8; North Dakota at 1 p.m. on October 15; and South Dakota at 1 p.m. on October 29.

The UMD Men’s Hockey team will play Bemidji State (Homecoming) at 7:07 p.m. on October 8 and 9.

The UMD Women’s Hockey team will play St. Cloud State at 7:07 p.m. on October 14 and 15 and Ohio State at 7:07 p.m. on October 21 and 22.

UMD’s Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams will compete in the UMD Pine Hill Invitational (8K/10K) beginning at 9:45 a.m. on October 8 in Carlton, Minnesota.

UMD’s Volleyball team will play St. Cloud State at 4 p.m. on October 15; Michigan Tech at 7 p.m. on October 25; and MSU-Mankato at 7 p.m. on October 29.

EVENTS classes

Those interested in learning more about health research, science, and patient care will get the chance in the Mini Medical School. This five-week course is taught by an interprofessional team of leading faculty members at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center (AHC). It is offered twice a year. Since 1999, there have been more than 3,000 Mini Medical School “graduates.”

The program is open to the community and is designed to help educate Minnesotans about new and emerging health-related issues. The weekly 2-1/2 hour classes will be broadcast to the Duluth Campus via interactive television and will include an intermission activity break, giving mini medical students an opportunity to witness medical technology in action. Each class concludes with a question and answer session. Weekly classes will be held on Mondays from 6 - 8:30 p.m. A $60 registration fee includes the class materials. The classes will be held at the Medical School Duluth, 1035 University Dr., Room 142 SMed.

The program includes: October 10: Getting to the Heart of It: Basic Anatomy; October 17: A Matter of Life: Lessons in Cell Biology; October 24: Catch This (Class) If You Can: Microbiology; October 31: Bring Your Tissues: We’re Learning Histology and November 7: A Prescription for What Ails You: A Dose of Pharmacology

For more details or to register, contact Lori Isaacson at 218-726-7572 or lisaacso@d.umn.edu. Or visit the web site at: http://somd.d.umn.edu/minimedschoolduluth/

EVENTS lectures/workshops

Christine Alexander, professor of English at the University of New South Wales, and a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, will discuss Jane Austen’s Lady Susan at 4 p.m. on Monday, October 3 in Griggs Center. A reception will follow the lecture. Alexander has written extensively on the Brontës, including The Early Writings of Charlotte Brontë , The Art of the Brontës (co-authored), and The Oxford Companion to the Brontës (co-authored). She is general editor of the Juvenilia Press, and has just published The Child Writer from Austen to Woolf, co-edited with Juliet McMaster. For information contact 726-8228.

Journey Jargons

Journey Jargons feature slides and personal experiences of trips taken by University for Seniors (US) members and guests. Lectures cover many topics and are followed by a question and answer session. They are free, open to the public and held on Mondays at 11:30 a.m..

“Honduras Mission: Christian Commission for Development (CCD) World Hunger” will be held at 11:30 a.m. on October 3 in the Kirby Rafters. Share the experiences of Kathy Kreager and Joyce Lund.

“Cook Islands/French Polynesia/Tahiti” will be held at 11:30 a.m. on November 7 in the Kirby Rafters. Bill Miner will present an introduction to the islands, including Cook Islands history, Maori herbal medicine, weaving, the use of coconut, carving, fishing, clothing, music, dance, and chants.

“French Barge Cruise” will be held at 11:30 a.m. on November 14 in Kirby Plaza 311. Join Jill and Koresh Lakhan on a wine country canal tour and hot air balloon ride.

“Insights into Nanotechnology” will be held at 11:30 a.m. on October 10 in the Kirby Rafters. David Hendrickson, director of minerals research at NRRI in Coleraine will explain applications of nanotechnology, the science of looking at materials on a very small level, and the research conducted at NRRI.

“Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit? What You Need to Know in 2005-2006” will be held at 11:30 a.m. on October 24 in the Kirby Rafters. Barb Highland, Senior Outreach Specialist with ARDC’s Area Agency on Aging, will unscramble the new Medicare drug benefit.

“Off the Grid” will be held at 11:30 a.m. on October 31 at the Hartley Nature Center. Learn how Peter Gravett, director of the Hartley Nature Center, lives off the grid at his cabin. See first-hand how these technologies have been built in the Hartley Nature Center.
For information contact Joanne Gerber, 726-6797 or

Diane Morton-Thompson, Earth Resources, Inc., AAPG Professional Volunteerism Program will present “Practical Applications of Fluvial/Lacustrine Depositional Systems to Solve Energy and Environmental Problems” on Thursday, October 6.

Erik Brown, Department of Geological Sciences and Large Lakes Observatory, UMD will present “Volcanoes, Plankton, Ice and Wind: A View of the World from the Sediments of Lake Malawi, East Africa” on Thursday, October 13.

Stuart Behling, U.S. Forest Service, Superior National Forest, Duluth, MN will present “Mercury in Fish: A Geologist’s Perspective” on Thursday, October 27.

Vicki Hansen, Department of Geological Sciences, UMD will present “Venus’ Huge Lava Ponds: Extraterrestrial Impact, or Mantle Plumes? Either Way, It’s Too Hot for Hockey!” on Thursday, November 3.

Heidi Bauman, Lake Superior Beach Program, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will present “Lake Superior Beach Monitoring Program: Wave of the Future?” on Thursday, November 10.

James Miller, Jr., Minnesota Geological Survey and Dept. of Geological Sciences, UMD, will present “The Art of Field Mapping in the Canadian Shield” on Thursday, November 17.

All seminars listed above take place on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in Chemistry 150. Coffee is served at 3:50 p.m. For info contact cwergin@d.umn.edu or 726-8385.

Peter Dross, development director of the Center for Victims of Torture in Minneapolis will present “Overcoming Torture’s Legacy” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 6 in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda. The Center for Victims of Torture works locally, nationally and internationally to heal the wounds of torture on individuals, their families and their communities and to stop torture worldwide. For more information contact 726-8616 or alworth@d.umn.edu.

special EVENTS

Celebrate and tour the UMD Rain Garden beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 29 at 223 College Street, in front of the UMD Heating Plant / Lund Building. The garden was constructed this summer by UMD Facilities Management Grounds staff. Designed by Barr Engineering, this garden demonstrates one solution to storm water run-off from a large parking lot. The Rain Garden helps to protect Oregon Creek by slowing, cooling, and filtering the run-off, and provides educational opportunities for UMD and the larger community. Refreshments
will be provided.

Ron Ramsay, architectural historian and associate professor at North Dakota State University, will speak on “Public Buildings that Create Community: the Minnesota State Capitol, Duluth’s Civic Center, and UMD’s Weber Music Hall,” at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 29. Ramsay’s talk will be held in UMD’s Kirby Ballroom. The lecture is free. Refreshments will be served to those attending the lecture. A dinner ($26 per person) will precede the lecture, beginning at 6 pm. The event is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Duluth Office of University Relations and the AIA Northern Minnesota Chapter. This conference is an initiative created through the UM Capitol Centennial Committee to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Minnesota State Capitol. For information, or to make reservations, contact Cheryl Reitan, 726-7110.

A WRAC Brown Bag will be held at noon on Wednesday, September 28, in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268. Beth Olson will present “Bystander Intervention.”

A GLBTQ “Teach-In” will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. on on September 28 in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268. Tineke Ritmeester, professor, Department of Women’s Studies, will present “The Elvira Photo Atelier in Munich, Germany,” about a studio owned by two lesbians around the turn of the 19th/20th century.

The workshop: “Immigration Myths and Realities”, will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4 in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268. Immigrants come to Minnesota for a variety of reasons, and experience an equally wide variety of reactions. This workshop offers reasons for immigration, laws limiting and defining immigration, and the rights and duties of documented and undocumented immigrants. For registration information contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward at 726-8444.

“I Am Who I Am” will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5 in the Rafters. The speaker is sponsored by Access for All.

A WRAC Brown Bag, with speaker Lisa Salo presenting “The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children,” will be held at noon on Wednesday, October 5 in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268.

The film Journey to a Hate Free Millennium, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5 in Bohannon 90, with a discussion following. The film includes discussion on the Holocaust, Columbine, James Byrd, and Matthew Sheppard. Sponsored by the UMD Diversity Commission with GLBT Services.

The play The Yellow Dress will be presented at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 6 in the Kirby Ballroom. The Yellow Dress is a dramatic one-woman play based on the stories of young women who were victims of dating violence. It is sponsored by WRAC, UMD Commission on Women, FYE, Women’s Studies Department, and Health Services.

Hair Show will be shown at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 in the Kirby Ballroom. It is sponsored by Black Student Association. For information contact David at 726-6395.

Margaret Randall appears at UMD for National Coming Out Day! at 7:15 p.m. on October 11 in the UMD Kirby Ballroom. The title of her lecture is “We Don’t Mean You... Well, Yes We Do,” which explores the fine line between hate speech and hate crimes and all-out genocide, warning against the current political climate that rewards, rather than striving to educate against and curtail, violence against GLBT people and anyone else deemed “other.”

A WRAC Brown Bag with speaker Shirley Duke will be held at noon on Wednesday, October 12 in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268.
A Hate Crimes Vigil will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12 on the Kirby Terrace. The rain site is the first floor Kirby Lounge.

“AD/HD: The Hidden Disability,” with speaker Susan Pye Brokaw, will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 13 in the Kirby Ballroom. It is sponsored by Disability Services & Resources and Access for All.

The Queer Students Union Fall Drag Show will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 15 in the Kirby Ballroom. Tickets will be sold at the door.

The film, Maid in America will be shown at noon on Tuesday, October 18 in Kirby 333. Maid in America (directed by Anayansi Prado, 58 minutes) takes an intimate look at the lives of three Latina immigrants working as nannies and housekeepers.

A WRAC Brown Bag will be held at noon on Wednesday, October 19 in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268.

A GLBTQ “Teach-In” will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19 in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268. The Northland Gay Men’s Center will discuss what it’s like to run a non-profit GLBT organization in the Northland and how to get involved.

A “Haunted House” will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 21 in the Multicultural Center.

A “Halloween Dance” will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 in the Kirby Rafters.

An interpreted performance of “Kiss me Kate” will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, in Marshall Performing Arts Center.

A WRAC Brown Bag with speaker Cathryn Curley will be held at noon on Wednesday, October 26 in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268.

A GLBTQ “Teach-in” will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26 in Kirby Student Center Room 355-57. Paula Pedersen, UMD’s resident sexologist, will provide a discussion around sexuality and morality taken from a recent guest sermon she gave at the Unitarian Church in Duluth called “Sins of the Flesh.”

For more information contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward, 726-8444 or swoodwar@d.umn.edu.

James Allert, Department of Computer Science, will present” Do Learning Styles Make a Difference” at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4 in Kirby Student Center Ballroom A. Allert is a member of the Bush Foundation Grant group working toward creating self-directed learners and reflective practitioners. For more information call 726-6207, 726-6975 or visit the website:http://www.d.umn.edu/cehsp/ids.

Homecoming for alumni begins with the Fourth Annual Weber Concert, Sinfonietta de Paris, on Thursday, October 6 in the Weber Music Hall. Call 726-6561 for tickets.

A Golf Scramble will be held at noon on Friday, October 7 at Enger Park.

The Class of 1955 Reunion Social will be held at 5 p.m. with a dinner following at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 7 in the Fireside Room, Bennetts on the Lake, Fitger’s Inn.

The Class of 1955 Brunch with reunion photos will be held beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 8 in the third floor Kirby Student Center Garden Room.

A tour of UMD will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 8, leaving from the third floor Kirby Student Center Garden Room.

The football game, UMD vs. University of Nebraska-Omaha, with a recognition of the Class of 1955, will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 in Malosky Stadium.

A UMD Alumni Bulldog Bonfire will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 in Bayfront Park

The men’s hockey game, UMD vs Bemidji, will begin at 7:07 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 at the DECC.

For more information see http://www.d.umn.edu/ unirel/alumni/alumni-homecoming2005.html. For the Class of 1955 Reunion reservations call 218-726-7164 or 1-866-726-7110 or e-mail alumni@d.umn.edu . For Athletic Events call 218-726-7518 or 218-726-8168.

The five UMD degree-granting colleges will host a Major-Minor Expo from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, in the Kirby Student Center, across from the bookstore. Undecided students, students considering a change of major, and students who haven’t chosen minors can obtain program information and talk with representatives from the five schools, Career Services, and the International Education Office. For more information, contact the collegiate student affairs office.

The UMD Library has materials from the Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Museum Collection on display through January 31, 2006. This exhibition is titled, “Translation Into English: Examples of Biblical Translation” and is located on the second floor.
For further information, call 726-8102 or visit the Library website at: http://www.d.umn.edu/lib. More information on the Ramseyer Collection is available at: http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/bible/.

glensheen EVENTS

The Historic Glensheen Estate will be open for tours daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 726-8921 for more information or see http://www.d.umn.edu/glen.

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