Tuesday, February 14, 2006 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 10

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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 through March 26.

Senior Student Show opening receptions will be held every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Exhibits by Max Frost and Christina Johnson will be on display through 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

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.

There will be a jazz performance with Frank Morgan, alto saxophone and Cyrus Chestnut, piano on Friday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.

The 33rd Annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival will take place in the Marshall Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 4. World-class trombonist Robin Eubanks and the UMD Jazz I Ensemble will be perform.

“Mid-Winter Choral Showcase” will be held on Sunday, March 5 at 3 p.m. Tina Thielen-Gaffey and Stanley R. Wold will direct UMD’s classical choral ensembles: Concert Chorale, University Singers, and Chamber Singers.

At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, “Humanly Organized Sound” featuring the UMD Percussion Ensemble will take place. Conventional percussion chamber works, as well as world music from West Africa, Brazil, and the Caribbean will be performed.

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

theatre EVENTS

The Memory of Water, Shelagh Stephenson’s Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy winner, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. from March 9 - 11 and 21 - 25 (2 p.m. on Sunday, March 26) in Dudley Experimental Theatre, Marshall Performing Arts Center. Three sisters are reunited on the eve of their mother's funeral. Old memories resurface, old arguments resume and a family secret is revealed.

athletic EVENTS

The UMD Men’s Hockey team will play Colorado College at 7:07 p.m. on February 24 and 25.

The UMD Women’s Basketball team will play Nebraska-Omaha at 1 p.m. on February 18.

The UMD Men’s Basketball team will play Nebraska-Omaha at 3 p.m. on February 18. February 18 is Senior Day.

The Women’s Tennis team plays Bemidji State on March 4 the fieldhouse.

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

“Diagnosis and Treatment of Manganese Parkinsonism: Bench, Bed and Beyond” with speaker Wei Zheng, associate professor, Purdue University of Health Sciences, will take place on Wednesday, February 15 from 9 -10 a.m. in 385 Kirby Plaza. This seminar is sponsored by the College of Pharmacy. For more information, contact Laurie Fosnacht at 726-6001 or lfosnach@d.umn.edu.


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.

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.

Tom Powers, assistant professor, Department of Political Science, will present “Religion in America: Should Anti-Discrimination or Separation of Church and State Be Our Model?” on March 10.

All events 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.

The Office of Financial Aid and Registrar and the student records training team are giving “PeopleSoft Version 8.9 Preview” sessions Monday, February 20 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., 11 - noon, and 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in Kirby Garden Room. See what the new student records pages will look like, and talk about the upgrade schedule. The same information will be presented at each session. Contact Jackie Carlson at 726-8799 or jcarlso1@d.umn.edu by Wednesday, February 15 with desired attendance time.

“Dreamweaver 101 Basics Section 101” will be held on February 20 and 22. ITSS is offering a WebCT/Vista series starting in March. See a complete listing of Spring Semester workshops and register at http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/workshop/.

“Dementia and Memory Loss” will take place from noon - 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21. Many elders remain alert, yet most fear the loss of memory and reason above all else. Their families do, too. Learn about memory loss symptoms and complexities.

The seminars on Elder Care Initiative are offered at UMD via ITV. To view the topics, see http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/worklife.htm. To register, email lwallace@d.um.edu or fill out the registration form at http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/regform.html. For any other questions or more information, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/worklife/ or call 612-626-0774.

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.

On February 27, at 11:30 a.m., the University for Seniors presentation “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. For info, contact Carole Schweiger at 726-7637 or cschweig@d.umn.edu.

Claudia Schmidt-Dannert, McKnight Land-Grant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, UM-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 information, visit http://www.ahc.umn.edu/duluth/seminars/home.html.

Tech Talk is the place to meet and network with others who are incorporating technology into their teaching and their students’ learning. Join the group over lunch to exchange ideas, gain inspiration, view demonstrations, mull things over aloud, and ask questions. The first Spring semester meeting is in Kirby 355-357 from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 9. Consider joining other Tech Talkers this semester by emailing lrutherf@d.umn.edu to be added to the group alias.

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

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 Women’s Resource and Action Center and Women’s Studies will be present a Brown Bag Lunch at noon on Wednesday, February 15 in KSC 355-57.

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 in the Library Rotunda. The event is sponsored by Women’s Studies Department.

There will be an egg roll sale on Wednesday, March 1, 11:30 - 3 p.m. in Kirby corridor.

There will be an “I Am Who I Am” speaker from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, in Kirby Rafters.

A GLBT Teach-In with Joan Varney about “Queer Asians in the Bay Area” will be held on Wednesday, March 1 at 6 p.m. in Kirby 268.

State Senator John Hottinger from Mankato will speak about fair and clean elections on March 1. This event is sponsored by MPIRG.

International Women's Day is Wednesday, March 8 at noon. Go to Kirby Lounge for music, poetry, speakers, food, and information booths. This event is free and sponsored by Women's Resource and Action Center and Women's Studies.

There will be an Access For All meeting on Wednesday, March 8 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in Kirby 264.

Felicia Washington will present “The Current Climate of Race Relations in the United States” on March 9 from 5 - 6 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Department of Social Work.

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 - 10 p.m. on Friday, February 24.

On Wednesday, March 1, there will be a GLBTQ “Teach-In” in 268 Kirby Multicultural Center. The topic, “Queer Asian Americans in the Bay Area,” will be presented by Joan Varney, from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Drag Show “Fundraiser at the Saloon” in Minneapolis, for UMD Cruden-Riggs Scholarship will take place on Saturday, March 11. For more info, contact GLBT Services at 726-7300 or see www.d.umn.edu/mlrc/glbt.

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.

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.

Wedding Banquet by Ang Lee, will be shown on Thursday, March 9, 4:30 p.m. in 308 Cina Hall. A gay Taiwanese-American man is happy and settled until his parents convince him to marry. His young Chinese tenant, in need of a green card, appears to be the perfect match for him in this marriage of convenience. Complications arise when his overjoyed parents arrive from abroad, and wedding banquet plans are underway.

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.

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.

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.

Second Annual Celebrate UMD Civic Engagement event 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 and will be on sale from February 15 - 17 and 20 - 23, outside the Bookstore. Contact the International Club at 726-8962 or intlclub@d.umn.edu for more information.

The UMD Diversity Commission invites faculty and staff applications to attend the Seventh Annual White Privilege Conference in St. Louis, from April 26-29. Registration is due by February 17. 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/.

“Waste Goes to Work: Putting Industrial Byproducts to Use” will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28 at Pizza Lucé, 11 East Superior Street. This event will feature a panel of researchers from the NRRI, where scientists and engineers are exploring creative ways to put industrial byproducts to use.

From using forest industry waste as building materials, to constructing roads with mining byproducts, three researchers will share some of the work that NRRI does to help maintain a balance between technological development and natural resource conservation. With NRRI researchers Larry Zanko, Pavel Krasutsky, and Pat Donahue.

Café Scientifique is sponsored by the Bell Museum of Natural History in Minneapolis and is made possible by a grant from the University of Minnesota’s Council on Public Engagement.

An exhibition of material from the Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Museum Collection entitled “Languages of Six Continents” will be on display on the second floor of the Library through July 31. The display includes 26 examples of Bibles in different languages. For further information, call the Library Administrative Office at 726-8102 or visit the Library website at: http://www.d.umn.edu/lib.

glensheen EVENTS

Glensheen’s Saturday and Sunday tour hours will be from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. through May 26. Call 726-8921 for more information or see http://www.d.umn.edu/glen.

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