TWEED MUSEUM OF ART SCHEDULE
Works on paper from the collection of Robert and Frances Leff will be
on display through March 19.
Sueño con Depertarme (A Dream of Awakening) installation
and paintings by Ana Maria Hernando will be featured through March
A new faculty exhibition by Mariana Waisman will be on display from February
14 - March 26.
Senior Student Show opening receptions will be held every Tuesday at 4
p.m. Exhibits by Maria Johnson and MaryAnn Sundell will be displayed from
January 31 - February 5, Tim Gerlach and Sarah Ault from February 7 -
February 12, Robert Anderson, Max Frost and Christina Johnson from February
14 - February 19, Brian Nigan and Andrew Potter from February 28 - March
5, Xiong Lor and Sarah Erickson from March 7 - March 12, Jace Marti and
John Ellich from March 21 - March 26 and Byran Evans and Mathew Grolla
from March 28 - April 2.
Art and Design Lecture Series
Mariana Waisman, assistant professor, Department of Art and Design, will
give a presentation beginning at noon on Tuesday, February 21.
For Tweed information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 726-8222.
There will be a guest cello recital at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February
4, featuring David Carter, cello professor, St. Olaf, with pianist
Esther Wang. He will perform works by Beethoven, Bach and Fauré.
Faculty artist recital, Virtuosic Visions, will take place
at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 5 with pianist Tom Wegren joined
by daughters Jocelyn and Allison, and former student Symeon Waseen. The
music of Liszt, Ravel, and Gottshalk is featured.
New Music Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
February 8 and Thursday, February 9 featuring duo Estibaliz
Gestesi and Márcio Bezerra. They will present world premieres by
both internationally recognized and regional composers including UMD students
and faculty. Pianists Gestesi and Bezerra have performed together at prestigious
venues in the United States and Europe.
The Twin Ports Wind Orchestra Concert will be held at 3 p.m. on February
John-Scott Moir, bass-baritone and Kate Kulas, soprano will perform at
7:30 p.m. on February 25.
The UMD Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform at 3 p.m.
on February 26.
A Faculty Artist concert with Jean R. Perrault,
Betsy Husby, and Jeanne Doty, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on February
All events will be held in the Weber Music Hall. Call 726-8877 for prices
Dance Concert: Pulse Points, a dynamic evening of dance inspired
by the energy of global rhythms, featuring guest artists and faculty choreographers
will be held at 7:30 p.m. from February 9 - 11 (2 p.m. on February
12) in the Mainstage Theatre of the Marshall Performing Arts Center.
VALENTINES DAY PERFORMANCE
A scholarship benefit performance of A.R. Gurneys Love Letters
performed by Tom and Pat Isbell will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
February 14. Love Letters traces the lifelong correspondence
of a staid, dutiful lawyer and an unstable artist Melissa Gardner. It
is the story of a bittersweet relationship which gradually unfolds in
The UMD Mens Hockey team will play Wisconsin
at 7:07 p.m. on February 3 and 4, and Colorado College at 7:07
p.m. on February 24 and 25.
The UMD Womens Basketball team will play South Dakota at 1 p.m.
on February 4, North Dakota at 1 p.m. on February 11, and
Nebraska-Omaha at 1 p.m. on February 18.
The UMD Mens Basketball team will play South Dakota at 3 p.m. on
February 4, North Dakota at 3 p.m. on February 11, and Nebraska-Omaha
at 3 p.m. on February 18. February 4 is also Alumni Day
for both mens and womens basketball; February 18 is
The UMD Womens Hockey team will play North Dakota at 7:07 p.m on
February 10 and 11.
ITSS WORKSHOPS AND E-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
IDS and ITSS have teamed up to bring a webcast event to help inform instructors
about effectively using personal response systems (clickers)
at UMD. Feedback Devices in Effective Pedagogy will take place
on Thursday, February 2, from noon - 1:30 p.m. in Kirby Plaza 173. The
webcast produced by Academic Impressions, expand on how using peer instruction
and electronic classroom feedback devices require only minimal changes
to the instructional environment, encourage high-level thinking skills,
promote students intellectual development, effectively increase
student engagement, and improve student performance.
To register, go to http://www.d.umn.edu/cehsp/ids/events/ or contact Jason
Ellis at email@example.com or 726-6355.
CAREER SERVICES EVENTS
How to Get a Job by Networking/Speed Networking will take
place on Thursday, February 2 from 3 - 5 p.m. in Kirby Ballroom.
This fast-paced, free workshop is presented by Jennifer Wiczek-Bertsch,
director of member resource and retention at the Duluth Area Chamber of
Commerce. Refreshments will be served. Register by contacting Career Services
at 726-7985 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMD Networking Night is Wednesday, February 15. Juniors
and seniors will have the opportunity to meet with alumni, friends, friends
professionals in the Duluth community from 5 - 6:30 p.m. in the Technology
Village Lobby, 11 E Superior Street. There will be free appetizers and
a cash bar. Register by February 10 by contacting Career Services at email@example.com
The Minneapolis Nonprofit Career Fair will take place from 11 a.m. - 4
p.m. on Friday, February 17 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute
of Public Affairs on the UM-Twin Cities campus. Meet organizations hiring
all career levels including internships and volunteer opportunities. There
will be free workshops and panel discussions on careers in the nonprofit
sector. Register online at www.idealist.org.
Contact Becky Kavajecz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR
Bernhardt Saini-Eidukat, Department of Geosciences, North Dakota State
University, Fargo, will present a seminar at 4 p.m. on Thursday, February
2, in MWAH 191 entitled Whence Gondwanan Patagonia?
For information contact Joanne Gerber, 726-6797 or email@example.com.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY WORKSHOPS
Film and panel discussion on Race: The Power of an Illusion will
be held Tuesday, February 7 in Solon Campus Center 120 from 4 to
6 p.m. After the film, there will be a discussion led by Colleen Belk
from the Department of Biology and Jennifer Jones, assistant professor,
Department of Sociology/Anthropology. Deborah Petersen-Perlman, director
of the UMD Office of Equal Opportunity, will moderate.
Academic/P&A Goals and Timetables will take place on Monday, February
13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Kirby
Garden Room. Deborah Petersen-Perlman, will present.
Register at http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/diversity2006.htm
Cathy Rackliffe at 726-6827 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOURNEY JARGONS AND LECTURES
Journey Jargons feature slides and personal experiences of trips taken
by University for Seniors members and guests. Lectures cover a myriad
of topics and are followed by a question and answer session. Journey Jargons
and Lectures are held on Mondays at 11:30 a.m. Both are free and open
to the public.
Bolivia, South America will be held on February 13
in the Kirby Rafters. This photographic presentation by Dave Rutford covers
a trip to Bolivia that was organized by the Duluth Rotary Clubs to see
a clinic which they funded. The journey included road trips through high
mountains, shopping in several cities and a flight by small plane to a
village of indigenous people.
On February 27, South Central Utah & Northern Arizona
will take place in Kirby Plaza 311. John Moeller will share the beauty
and geological formations of the Red Rock Plateau, Slot Canyon, Lake Powell,
and the Grand Canyon.
Sled Dogs will be held on Monday, February 6 at 11:30
a.m. in the Kirby Rafters. Matt Rossi will share his experiences with
sled dogs and what it is like to work with a team of dogs as they pull
a sled across the winter landscape.
For info, contact Joanne Gerber at 726-6797 or email@example.com.
AHCD GRADUATE RESEARCH SEMINAR
The Academic Health Center Duluth Graduate Research Seminar Series will
host Michael Georgieff, professor, Department of Pediatrics, U of M Twin
Cities from noon - 1 p.m on Monday, February 13 in 130 SMed. The
topic will be Iron and Brain Development/Behavior.
Claudia Schmidt-Dannert, McKnight Land-Grant Professor, Department of
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Minnesota
Twin Cities, will present Evolutionary and Combinatorial Design
of Biosynthetic Reaction Sequences on Monday, February 27.
Call Stacy Johnson at 726-6354 for more information. For the complete
2005-06 schedule and more information, visit
Anorexia nervosa with Mitzi Doane will take place at 7:30
p.m. on Tuesday, February 14 in 142 Medical School.
For more information, contact Janet Fitzakerley at 726-8512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLA THIRD FRIDAY EVENTS
Judy Trolander, professor, Department of History, will present Retirees
Head South: The Origins of Active Adult, Age-Restricted Retirement Communities
and the Snowbird Lifestyle on February 17.
This event will be held in the Library Rotunda from 3 - 4:30 p.m. Social
time will begin at 3 p.m., the presentation will be held at 3:15 p.m.,
and time for discussion, comments, and additional socializing will follow.
ALFIE KOHN TO SPEAK
On February 23, nationally known educator, speaker, and author,
Alfie Kohn, is coming to Duluth to keynote at the Minnesota Association
of Alternative Programs (MAAP) Conference to be held at the DECC. He will
also speak at UMD from 1- 3 p.m., in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.
Kohn is known for his criticisms of competition and rewards, as well as
his opinions on standards and testing.
See http://www.alfiekohn.org/index.html for more information or call 726-7964.
Ann Bancroft will tell her inspirational and motivational story in Duluth
at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29 in UMDs Weber Music Hall.
In this inaugural Overman Lecture, made possible by the Ben and Jeanne
Overman Charitable Trust, Bancroft will share her childhood dream and
the culmination of that dream as she and Liv Arnesen became the first
women in history to ski across Antarcticas landmass.
Historic still and video footage of Antarctica and Bancrofts amazing
experiences will provide insights on subjects that challenge all of us
on a daily basis.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments
will be served. For more information and for a group of 10 or more call:
Lisa at 726-7164 or Maryann 726-8993.
OUTDOOR CAREER DAY
Explore job possibilities in the Outdoor or Environmental Education fields
on Wednesday, February 1 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Kirby Student
Center, across from the Bookstore.
Representatives from summer camps, canoe camps, law enforcement, resource
management, government agencies, environmental education centers, and
research biology centers will be on hand to speak about their jobs in
the outdoors. This event is sponsored by the Recreational Sports Outdoor
Go to http://www.umdrsop.org/ for more information.
PARENT INTERACTION DISCUSSION
Discuss recent changes in parent/family roles with other faculty and staff
in a new and interesting way at the Ground Hog Café from 1 - 3
p.m. on Thursday, February 2 in the Kirby Rafters.
The goal is to engage faculty and staff in a discussion of parent interactions
with the University in a comfortable environment. For info contact Paula
Knudson at email@example.com or 726-6278.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS
The films, Bamboozled and Do the Right Thing by Spike Lee
will be featured in 273 Kirby Multicultural Center from noon - 4:30 p.m.
on Wednesday, February 1.
The films, Malcom X and School Daze by Spike Lee will play
in 273 Kirby Multicultural Center from noon - 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
On Saturday, February 11, a performance entitled, Soultice:
Reuniting the Souls of a Nation with food and entertainment will
begin at 6 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. The evening includes spoken word
poetry and the entertainers House Squad, Milwaukee Boopers, and the Deltas.
Tickets are $9, $7 and $5.
On Wednesday, February 15, the films, Get on the Bus and
Four Little Girls will be shown from noon - 4:30 p.m. in 273 Kirby
The film, Brother Outsider: the Life of Bayard Rustin will be shown at
noon on Wednesday, February 22, in 273B Kirby Multicultural Center.
Sponsored by QSU, GLBT Services and BSA.
At 7 p.m. on February 22, Kurtis Lamkin will perform in Weber Music
Hall. Lamkin has performed internationally and has appeared on numerous
television and radio shows, including National Public Radio. He is a poet
from Philadelphia who plays the Kora, a twenty-one string West African
On Tuesday, February 28, the films, Rosa Parks and Daughters
of the Dust by Julie Dash will be shown from noon - 4:30 p.m. in 273
Kirby Multicultural Center.
For more information on these events, contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward,
726-8444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CULINARY AND CULTURAL FILM SERIES
The Spring line-up for the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Film Series explores the intersection of food and culture. Explore the
concept of cuisine as a metaphor for culture, diversity and hybridity,
for food reflects ones identity and world view. For more information
contact Maureen Tobin Stanley at email@example.com) or Gesa Zinn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, February 2 at 4:30 p.m. in 308 Cina Hall, see Eat, Drink,
Man, Woman by director Ang Lee. Every Sunday, a gastronomically doting
father creates a menu of dégustation for his unappreciative daughters.
When the relationship sours, he concocts a plan to rival his daughters
affections: a luscious love affair.
The film, Like Water for Chocolate, directed by Alfonso Arau will be shown
on Thursday, February 16 at 4:30 p.m. in 308 Cina Hall . As a young woman
suppresses her passions for her former beau, now her brother-in-law, she
channels them into her cooking. The resulting cuisine becomes a deliciously
A free Ice Climbing Seminar will be held on Thursday, February 2
from 7 - 9 p.m. at the UMD Climbing Wall. See slides of local ice climbing
locations, check out the equipment and find out about opportunities to
try ice climbing through UMD.
Several ice climbing opportunities for ice climbing are coming up. Beginners
are welcome. Transportation and all equipment is provided, but sign up
and pay in advance. Wear warm clothing and bring snacks and water. Bring
a headlamp or flashlight for the evening sessions.
Try ice climbing from from 6 - 9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8.
Instructors will show techniques for using ice tools and crampons to climb
up frozen waterfalls.
Experience ice climbing in the beautiful and friendly North Shore environment
of Gooseberry State Park on Saturday, February 18 and Sunday,
Go Girl! Womens Ice Climbing Clinic at Gooseberry State
Park will be held on Sunday, February 19 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Climbing Passes for Spring Semester 2006 are on sale at the Recreational
Sports Outdoor Program office in 121 SpHC.
For more information, contact Kaija Webster at 726-6257 or email@example.com.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA JOB FAIR
One hour Getting Ready for the Job Fair workshops are free
and are offered in 42 SCC on Thursday, February 9 at 3 or 4 p.m.
or on Monday, February 13 at 4 or 5 p.m.
A job fair for current U of M students and new U of M graduates from all
campuses will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center from 9 a.m.
- 4 p.m. on Monday, February 20. Over 2,200 job and internship
seekers attended the event last year. Registration is free, but required.
Register online at www.umjobfair.org, call 320-202-1831
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMD Career Services has arranged for a bus to the Job Fair. Sign up by
February 16 by contacting Career Services at 21 SCC, 726-7985 or
email@example.com. $10 deposit, refunded day of the Fair.
CENTER FOR REGIONAL AND TRIBAL CHILD WELFARE STUDIES CONFERENCE
The Impact of Methamphetamine on Children and Families: Research
and Community Response will be held from 12:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
Thursday, February 9, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, February
10 in Kirby Ballroom.
Keynote speakers Wendy Haight of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,
and James Black, M.D. of Southern Illinois University, will discuss their
research on parental methamphetamine abuse and child welfare in the rural
Midwest. Other highlighted speakers include Deborah Durkin from the Minnesota
Department of Health, speaking on the challenge of methamphetamine in
Minnesota, and Robert Payne of the Childrens Hospitals and Clinics
of Minnesota who will speak on the pre-natal impacts of methamphetamine.
Panel discussions featuring local agencies will highlight issues of methamphetamine
in our region. The event is free, but registration is required.
Contact Mary Simon at 726-7854 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register or request
AILRCS ALUMNI DINNER AND AUCTION
UMD American Indian/Alaskan Native Alumni Committee presents a dinner
(Chicken Malibu or vegetarian option) and auction from 5 - 9 p.m. on Friday,
February 10 at the Holiday Inn, Downtown Duluth. Tickets are $25
now and $35 at the door. A portion of the cost will be donated to the
UMD American Indian/Alaskan Native Endowment Scholarship Fund.
To purchase tickets, call 726-6350 or 1-800-232-1339. Contact Dorothy
Olson at 726-6350 or email@example.com for more information.
The Womens Resource and Action Center and Womens Studies will
be present a Brown Bag Lunch at noon on Wednesday, February 1 in
KSC 268 and Wednesday, February 15 in KSC 355-57.
Galynn White, an I Am Who I Am speaker will talk at 4:30 p.m.
on Wednesday, February 1 in Kirby Rafters. The event is sponsored by Access
The Asian Pacific American Association will hold a Valentine Dance at
8 p.m. on Saturday, February 4 in the UMD Ballroom
Egg Roll Sale will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on February 7 and
8 in the Kirby First Floor corridor. The event is sponsored by Access
The film, Rain Man, will be shown from 7 - 9 p.m. on Wednesday,
February 15 in SCC 25. The event is sponsored by Access for All.
Cheryl Strayed will read from her first novel, Torch, at 2 p.m.
on Friday, February 24 at a location TBA. The event is sponsored by Womens
For more information on these events, contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward,
726-8444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday, February 15, there will be a GLBT teach-in with Laura
Jenson of Superior High School. She will speak on what its like
to be an out lesbian teacher in K-12 education. This event
will take place at 6 p.m. in 268 Kirby Multicultural Center.
An All School Dance sponsored by QSU will be held in Kirby
Rafters from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Friday, February 24. For more
information on these events, contact Angela Nichols, 726-7300 or email@example.com.
BUSHRA REHMANS POETRY
Bushra Rehman will speak at 6:30 pm on Monday, February 20 in the
Kirby Ballroom and present Slam Poetry workshops on Tuesday, February
21 (writing poetry) and Thursday, February 23 (performing poetry)
from 1 - 2 pm in the Kirby Garden Room. She will be the guest speaker
at a Poetry Slam at 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, at Pizza Luce,
11 E Superior St.
Rehman was raised in New York City, but has also lived in Pakistan and
Saudi Arabia. She is a poet and writer who tells stories of her immigrant
upbringing in Queens, the aunties, bodegas, stray dogs, street life, and
children, with both humor and sincerity. She performs regularly around
the country and travels with a group of artists to bring Asian American
literature to all parts of America.
All events are free and open to the public. The poetry workshops (Feb
21 and 23) are limited to 25 people. To register, contact 726-8996. Contact
726-7953 or 726-8996 for more info . See the website
The UM WorkLife Effectiveness Program and the UMD Human Resources are
hosting a variety of seminars on elder care. Dementia and Memory Loss
(symptoms and complexities) will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on Tuesday,
February 21 in 173 Kirby.
For information, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/worklife/
or call 612/626-0774. To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 726-7822,
or fill out the registration form at
UMD CIVIC ENGAGEMENTS CELEBRATION
2nd Annual Celebrate UMD Civic Engagement will be held from 10 a.m. -
2 p.m. on Thursday, February 23 in Kirby Ballroom. Come see the
campuss existing commitments to civic engagement and encourage it.
The program includes four panels which will showcase different aspects
of Civic Engagement at UMD. There will also be a series of posters and
booths set up to show off a variety of programs and community partnerships.
To showcase a program or civic engagement partnership with a community
member contact Casey LaCore at 726-7125 or email@example.com.
FEAST OF NATIONS
The 38th Annual Feast of Nations, sponsored by the UMD International
Club, will be held on Saturday, February 25 at 5:30 p.m., followed by
a 7 p.m. performance in the Kirby Ballroom. Tickets are $10 for students
and $15 for all others.For info contact International Student Services
The UMD Diversity Commission invites faculty and staff applications to
attend the Seventh Annual White Privilege Conference in St. Louis, from
April 26-29. One faculty member, one staff member, and 3-4 students will
to attend, with funding provided by the Kirby Leadership Fund and the
vice chancellors for Academic Administration and Academic Support and
Student Life. The conference focuses on challenging the society in which
we live and working to dismantle systems of privilege, supremacy and oppression.
For more information and an application, visit the Diversity Commission
A special Valentine Dinner will take
place on Saturday, February 11. Take a 6:30 p.m. self-guided tour,
then enjoy dinner at 7:30 p.m. in the Winter Garden. The cost for this
event is $60. Call 726-8980 or see
http://www.d.umn.edu/glen for more information.
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