Tuesday, January 31, 2006 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 9

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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 19.

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 tma@d.umn.edu or call 726-8222.

music EVENTS

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 19.

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 28.

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

theatre EVENTS

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.

A scholarship benefit performance of A.R. Gurney’s 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 their letters.

athletic EVENTS

The UMD Men’s 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 Women’s 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 Men’s 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 men’s and women’s basketball; February 18 is Senior Day.

The UMD Women’s Hockey team will play North Dakota at 7:07 p.m on February 10 and 11.

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


EVENTS lectures/workshops

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 jellis2@d.umn.edu or 726-6355.

“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 carserv@d.umn.edu.

“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 carserv@d.umn.edu or 726-7985.

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 rkavajec@d.umn.edu for more information.

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 jgerber@d.umn.edu.

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 or contact Cathy Rackliffe at 726-6827 or cracklif@d.umn.edu.

Journey Jargons
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 jgerber@d.umn.edu.


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 http://www.ahc.umn.edu/duluth/seminars/home.html.

“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 skurki@d.umn.edu.

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.

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 UMD’s 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 Antarctica’s landmass.

Historic still and video footage of Antarctica and Bancroft’s 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.

special EVENTS
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 Program.

Go to http://www.umdrsop.org/ for more information.

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 pknudson@d.umn.edu or 726-6278.

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, February 8.

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 Multicultural Center.

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 harp/lute.

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 swoodwar@d.umn.edu.

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 one’s identity and world view. For more information contact Maureen Tobin Stanley at mtobinst@d.umn.edu) or Gesa Zinn at gzinn@d.umn.edu.

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 erotic experience.

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, February 26.

“Go Girl! Women’s 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 kwebster@d.umn.edu.


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 rice@theodysseygroup.com. 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 carserv@d.umn.edu. $10 deposit, refunded day of the Fair.


“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 Children’s 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 msimon@d.umn.edu to register or request a brochure.


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 dolson2@d.umn.edu for more information.

The Women’s Resource and Action Center and Women’s 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 for All.

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 for All.

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 Women’s Studies Department.

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

On Wednesday, February 15, there will be a GLBT teach-in with Laura Jenson of Superior High School. She will speak on what it’s 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 anichols@d.umn.edu.

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 www.d.umn.edu/unirel/homepage/06/bushra-rehman.html.

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 lwallace@d.umn.edu, 726-7822, or fill out the registration form at http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/regform.html.

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 campus’s 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 clacore@d.umn.edu.

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 at 726-8962.

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 be funded 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 Web site at http://www.d.umn.edu/umdoeo/diversity/.

glensheen EVENTS

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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