Tuesday, November 22, 2005 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 7

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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.

An exhibition of works by Tom Millard, British ceramist, will continue through January 22.

Works on paper from the collection of Robert and Frances Leff will be on display through March 19. Robert Leff is a specialist in rheumatology who works for SMDC and in the UMD Medical School. The exhibition feature 55 drawings, collages, and prints in a variety of techniques by 33 artists. This collection has been acquired by the Leffs over the past 30 years, and focuses on works on paper produced after World War II and before 1965.

Fall semester student shows feature opening receptions on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. The shows include Robb Quisling and Kennith Braud from November 29 - December 4, Melissa Schneider and Melinda Boettcher from December 6 - 11, and Neal Clementson and Dane Nielsen from December 13 - 18.

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

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

music EVENTS

“Ovation Guest Artist Series,” featuring Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 1. After winning the Metropolitan Opera National Auditions in 1997, Bayrakdarian has made impressive debuts with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Paris Opera, and La Scala in Milan. She is the winner of numerous awards, including First Prize winner of the prestigious Placido Domingo “Operalia” Vocal Competition in 2000 and a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee medal.

“Sounds of the Season” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on December 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 4. UMD Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, University Singers, Concert Chorale, and Chamber Singers present a supreme holiday concert, including excerpts from Handel’s “Messiah.”

“Guitar Ensembles Concert” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6.

“Vocal Jazz Concert” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 9. UMD Vocal Jazz Ensembles Chill Factor & Lake Effect will perform.

On Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m., “Winter Jazz” will take place with the UMD Jazz I and II Ensembles.

“Bach to Basics” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16 and will perform Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto Grosso,” music of J.S. Bach, and others.

All events will be held in the Weber Music Hall. Call 726-8877 for prices and tickets.

theatre EVENTS

An Evening of One-Act Plays will be performed at 7:30 p.m. from December 1-3 and 6-10 (2 p.m. Dec. 4) in the Dudley Experimental Theatre in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. UMD, in collaboration with Rita and Burton Goldberg, Department of Dramatic Writing, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, will present the world debut of two one-act plays written by playwrighting students from the Goldbert Department of Dramatic Writing. The plays include Here I go, boys. Wish me luck. by Dan Moyer and The Man of Infinite Sadness by Brian Tanen.

athletic EVENTS

The UMD Women’s Basketball team plays Point Loma Nazarene University at 6 p.m on November 25, Northern Michigan at 6 p.m. on November 26, Northland College at 6 p.m. on December 1, MSU-Moorhead at 6 p.m. on December 3, Northern State at 1 p.m. on December 10, Southwest Minnesota State at 4 p.m. on December 11, Michigan Tech at 6 p.m. on December 21, St. Cloud State at 1 p.m. on January 7, Augustana College at 6 p.m. on January 12, and MSU-Mankato at 1 p.m. on January 14.

The UMD Men’s Hockey team will play Yale at 7:37 p.m on November 25 and 26, Denver at 7:07 p.m. on December 16 and 17, Michigan Tech at 7:07 p.m. on January 13 and 14, and MSU-Mankato at 7:07 p.m. on January 27 and 28.

The UMD Men’s Basketball team will play Michigan Tech on November 25 at 8 p.m., Winona State at 8 p.m. on November 26, St. Scholastica on November 29 at 7 p.m., Northland College at 8 p.m. on December 1, Northern State at 3 p.m. on December 10, Southwest Minnesota State on December 11 at 6 p.m., Concordia-St. Paul at 7 p.m. on December 16, Michigan Tech at 8 p.m. on December 21, St. Cloud State at 3 p.m. on January 7, Augustana College at 8 p.m. on January 12, and MSU-Mankato at 3 p.m. on January 14. December 10 is Youth Day for men’s and women’s basketball.

UMD’s Women’s Hockey Team will play Harvard at 3:37 p.m. on November 25 and 26, MSU-Mankato at 7:07 p.m. on December 2 and 3, Wisconsin at 7:07 p.m. on December 9 and 10, and Minnesota at 7:07 p.m. on January 20 and 21.

EVENTS classes

ITSS is offering the campus community on-line eClasses on Web Accessibility, Copyright and WebCT. lectures. Dreamweaver workshops will also be held. For more more information visit


Joseph Beer, graduate student, geology, will present “Three-Dimensional Visualization of Late Triassic Landscape Evolution of South-Central Utah,” at noon on Wednesday, November 23.

All events will be held in MPAC 154. For information contact Sheri Pihlaja, 726-6975 or see

EVENTS lectures/workshops

Julia Williams, faculty, UMD Department of Education will present, “Assessing Programs, Courses and Students: The Benefits of Backward Design” from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 30 in Kirby 355-357. As UMD prepares for its ten-year accreditation, this is an opportunity to learn about assessment from an expert.

Shelley Smith will present “Using Learning Preferences in Designing Courses” from 2 - 4 p.m. on December 6 in the Kirby Garden Room.

Register for workshops by e-mailing Sheri at spihlaja@d.umn.edu, call 726-6975, or go to: http://www.d.umn.edu/cehsp/ids/events/index.html .

“The Power of Nonviolence in a War Zone” will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, in Kirby Rafters. The speaker is Michele Naar-Obed, a member of the Duluth Loaves and Fishes Catholic Worker and a CPT (Christian Peacemaker Teams) reservist. She will discuss CPT’s involvement in these areas of lethal conflict, with a specific focus on Iraq where CPT has maintained a consistent presence since 2002. Through a slide presentation and discussion, she will offer both a visualization and verbal understanding of life under occupation for ordinary Iraqi citizens as well as provide an opportunity to learn about the role of CPT in Iraq and other parts of the world.

A Brown Bag entitled, “The Golden Triangle of Northern India” on Thursday, December 8 at noon in Kirby Rafters. This Fall, Jill and Koresh Lakhan, Duluth residents and University for Seniors participants, traveled to India with other Duluthians to tour the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. They will show pictures and share their travel experiences to these cities and other areas of India.

Alexis Pogorelskin, Chair of UMD’s History Department, will present, “History in the Present of Norway and Sweden” at noon on Thursday, December 15, in Kirby rafters. She recently attended academic conferences in these areas and will share highlights of her trip as well as her historical discoveries.

For more information contact Cindy Christian at 726-8616 or alworth@d.umn.edu.

“1.4 Ga Shear Zones in the Colorado Rocky Mountains: A Window into Deep Crustal Processes of Slow Plastic Creep and Seismogenic Rupture” will take place on December 1. The speaker is Colin Shaw, Department of Geology, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.

On December 15, Hans-Olaf Pfannkuch, of the Department of Geology and Geophysics, U of M Twin Cities Campus will present “Medieval Saint Barbara Worshiped as the Patron Saint of Miners, Metallurgists and Geologists, and Professional Traditions in Early Mining and Applied Earth Sciences.”

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.


On December 2, Craig Stroupe, assistant professor, Department of Composition, will present “The Music of Knowing: Representing Book Culture Online.”

All events will be held in the Library Rotunda from 3 - 4:30 p.m. Social time will begin at 3 p.m., and time for discussion, comments, and additional socializing will follow. Refreshments will be served.

The Academic Health Center Duluth Graduate Research Seminar Series will host George Drusano, M.D., from the Ordway Research Institute, from noon - 1 p.m. on Monday, December 5 in 130 SMed. Drusano will present on the topic of “Emerging Infections and the Pharmocodynamics Laboratory.”

Call Stacy Johnson at 726-6354 for more information. For the complete 2005-06 schedule and more information on this week’s speaker, visit http://www.ahc.umn.edu/duluth/seminars/home.html.

special EVENTS


There will be a WRAC Brown Bag on Wednesday, November 30 at noon in KSC 268 entitled, “Women in the ARTS.” Panelists include Karen Hoffman, Cecilia Ramon, Catherine Ishino and Sherise Morgan.

An interpreted performance of one act plays will be presented at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, in the Dudley Theatre.

A WRAC Brown Bag will be held at noon on Wednesday, December 7 in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268.

“I Am Who I Am” will be presented on Wednesday, December 7 at 4 p.m in the Rafters. It is sponsored by Access for All.

A Kwanzaa Celebration will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 10 in the UMD Ballroom. The event is sponsored by the BSA.

A WRAC Brown Bag will be held at noon on Wednesday, December 14 in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268.

A GLBTQ “Teach-in” will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14 in the Kirby Multicultural Center Room 268.

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


“Eating Disorders - Can You Catch Them?” will take place from noon - 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 1 in Kirby Student Center 355-357. Identify the characteristics of eating disordered behaviors and learn ways to support loved ones while working to build a healthy self.

There will be an all women’s night in the Indoor Climbing Center from 6 - 9 p.m. on December 8. Wear comfortable, flexible clothing and meet at the UMD Climbing Wall. This event occurs on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

Climb for free during open hours all week! Just bring in two items for local food shelves and there is no charge for climbing. Hours are 6 - 9 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, and 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

For more information, contact Kaija Webster at 726-6257 or kwebster@d.umn.edu.

Discussion of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Medicine, “Helicobactor Pylori and Its Role In Peptic Ulcer Disease,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 15 in 142 Medical School. The speakers are Janet L. Fitzakerley, Kristine Krafts, and Jean F. Regal. See http://nobelprize.org/medicine/laureates/2005/press.html for background information.

“What you should know about your annual physical” will take place on Tuesday, January 10 with Ruth Westra.

For more information, contact Janet Fitzakerley at 726-8512 or email skurki@d.umn.edu.

The University of Minnesota Center for Human Resource Development (WorkLife Effectiveness Program) and UMD Department of Human Resources will host a variety of seminars on elder care.

Critical Conversations (family team work, senior driving, health, independence) will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 15 in 173 Kirby Plaza.

For information, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/worklife/ or call 612/626-0774. To register, email lwallace@d.umn.edu or fill out the registration form at http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/regform.html.

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

Glensheen will be open for tours on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Holiday Brunches will be offered at Glensheen on December 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18 and 20. The events begin at 9:30 a.m. with a self-guided tour and continue with a 10:15 a.m. brunch in the Winter Garden. Volunteers start “decking the halls” weeks in advance for what promises to be a festive occasion at Glensheen. Tickets are $24.95 for adults, $13.95 for children, and kids five and younger get in free. Reservations can be made by calling 726-8980 or see http://www.d.umn.edu/glenfor more information.

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