Tuesday, February 28, 2006 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 11

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There will be a Saturday Afternoon Gallery Talk at 2 p.m. on March 18.

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 María Hernando, will be featured through March 19.

“The Dispassionate Body, Paintings and Drawing of Figures in Still Life” by Philip Pearlstein will be featured from March 23 - October 15. There will be a lecture by Pearlstein at 6:30 p.m. and an opening reception at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 23. Critic Edward Lucie-Smith will discuss the exibit at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 24.

A faculty exhibition by Mariana Waisman will be on display through March 26.

“Across Space, Time, and Meaning” selections from Tweed’s collections will be on display through January 7, 2007.

Senior Student Show opening receptions will be held every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Exhibits by Brian Nigan and Andrew Potter will be on display through 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
Graphic designer Nancy Skolos and photographer Tom Wendell will give a presentation at noon on Tuesday, March 28. Bill Shipley, painter, will present at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, and Janet Abrams, designer, will give a presentation at 2 p.m. the same day. Lectures are in the Tweed Museum of Art.

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

music EVENTS

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.

An Ovation Guest Artist Concert with Olga Kern will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
March 21.

“Clarinet Rarities,” a faculty artist recital, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, featuring Theodore Shoen with guest artists Jeanne Doty, piano, and Jean R. Perrault, violin.

The Fifth Annual Student Concerto Competition Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25.

“Vocal Jazz Cabaret” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. March 30 - April 1.

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

WCHA Women’s Hockey Playoffs will take place at 7:07 p.m. on March 3 - 4.

The Women’s Tennis team plays Bemidji State on March 4 in the Field House.

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

“Desktop Security: How to Keep Your Computer Healthy” will be presented by Frank Simmons, ITSS, in MPAC 154 from noon - 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 2. For information contact Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975 or see http://www.d.umn.edu/vdil/news/index.html.

“Accreditation: What Are We Doing? What’s Working?” will be presented by Steve Sternberg, Department of Chemical Engineering from 2 - 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 2 in Kirby 355-357.

To participate in this session and earn a stamp of approval, go to http://www.d.umn.edu/cehsp/ids/events/ or e-mail Jason Ellis at jellis2@d.umn.edu.

Preston Aldrich, Benedictine University, Illinois, will present “Neutral and adaptive molecular genetic variation in red oaks and the invasive tropical tree ‘Ailanthus altissima’” at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 2 in Chemistry 200.

Steven Roberts, Marine Biological Laboratory, Massachusetts, will present a seminar in LSci 175 at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, March 6.

“FER-14 and SPE-42, two transmembrane proteins required for sperm-egg interaction during ‘C. elegans’ fertilization” will be presented by Tim Kroft, Emory University, Georgia in LSci 175 at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, March 20.

Contact ddanke@d.umn.edu for more information.

Karen Gran, National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, UM-Twin Cities will present “Fluvial Recovery Following Extreme Sediment Loading at Mount Pinatubo, Philippines” on Thursday, March 2.

Paul Myrow, Geology Department, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, will present “The Record of Ancient Storms: A Geological Viewpoint” on Thursday, March 9.

“The Future Precambrian Field Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth” will be presented by James Miller, Jr., Minnesota Geological Studies and Department of Geological Sciences and Dean Peterson, NRRI and Department of Geological Sciences on Thursday, March 23.

Leslie Pleamaster, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, Arizona, will present “Martian Highland/Lowland Boundary Zones: Studies of Hellas Planitia and Arabia Terra” on Thursday, March 30.

All seminars will take place at 4 p.m. in MWAH 191. For info contact geol@d.umn.edu.

Dan Kaufman, assistant professor of medicine, UM-Twin Cities, will present “Hemtopoietic and Endothelial Cell Development from Human and Non-Human Primate Embryonic Stem (ES) Cells” on Monday, March 6.

“Contributions of Early Life Adversity to the Neurobiology of Depression” will be presented by Christine Heim, assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry, Emory University on Monday, March 27.

All seminars will be held at noon in 130 SMed. Call Stacy Johnson at 726-6354 for information or visit http://www.ahc.umn.edu/duluth/seminars/home.html.

“The Current Climate of Race Relations in the United States” will be the topic of a presentation sponsored by the Social Work Department thanks to a U of M Diversity Grant. The presenter, Felicia Washington is a social work educator currently completing her doctorate degree at the University of Denver. She is a performing artist who has authored and produced a play on race relations. This presentation will take place on Thursday, March 9, from 5 - 6 p.m. in the Library Rotunda. This is free and open to the public. Contact Mary Simon at 726-7854 or msimon@d.umn.edu for more information.

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.

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.

Isabel Botero, assistant professor, Department of Communication will present “Leadership in Groups: The Dynamic Nature of Communication Behaviors of Leaders in the Group Context” on March 31.

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 deadline for the call for proposals is Friday, March 10. Techfest will be held on Friday, March 31 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Kirby Student Center Ballroom. Go to: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/etrg/techfest/ to fill out the Call for Proposal online. A hard copy has been sent intercampus mail. Contact Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975 with questions.

“Housing Decisions” brown bag will take place at noon on Tuesday, March 14 in 173 Kirby Plaza. Housing decisions take on new dimensions as seniors age. Learn the pros, cons, and finances of staying at home, independent senior housing, home services, assisted living, and nursing homes.

The seminars on Elder Care Initiative are offered 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.

Tom Peacock and Marlene Wisuri will present a workshop on “How to Write a Book” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 16 in Montague Hall 108. Registration is required and limited to 25 people.

To register for more information, or for disability accommodations, contact Cindy Gustafson at 726-6379 or www.d.umn.edu/ailrc.

“The New Food Guide Pyramid and Portion Distortion” Brown Bag will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 16 in KSC 268. This session is a review of a healthy, balanced nutrition and the new food pyramid, description of portions and identifying portion distortion. February 26 - March 4 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and March is “National Nutrition Month.”

A Brown Bag entitled “Diabetes Risk Factors” will be presented from noon - 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 23 in KSC 323. This session is a discussion of the risk and increased incidence of diabetes. It will answer the question “Am I at risk and what can I do about it?” March 28 is American Diabetes Alert Day.

An AED awareness workshop will be held from 11 a.m. - noon on Tuesday, March 28 in KSC 268. In this training, the use of AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) will be demonstrated and the First Response Procedures for a medical emergency will be discussed.

Contact Lita Wallace at lwallace@d.umn.edu for more information. See http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/ for more workshops.

Ann Bancroft will tell her inspirational and motivational story in Duluth at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29 in 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 experiences will provide insights on challenging subjects.

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 at 726-8993.

Sarah Sweeney James will present “Break the Code to Literacy” from 5 - 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31 and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 1 in Bohannon 90. James will discuss the speech language pathologist’s role in literacy development, as well as implementation of practical ideas and resources to be incorporated for use with small or large groups and variety of learning styles. Contact Amanda Stearns at stear039@d.umn.edu.

Part two of the Responsible Conduct in Research Workshop will take place on Thursday, April 13 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in 173 Kirby Plaza. Space is limited. Register by calling the SPA office at 726-7582. For further details about RCR workshops see http://www.research.umn.edu/first/.

special EVENTS

“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.

The Spring Health Fair will take place on Wednesday, March 1. This year’s theme is “Treasure Your Health.” The fair will be located in Kirby Rafters between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. There will also be breakout sessions featuring interactive fitness demonstrations in the Kirby Garden Room.

“Pilates with Rec Sports” will take place from 11 a.m. - noon, “Jazzercise!” from noon - 1 p.m. and “Yoga with Yoga North” will be from 1 - 2 p.m. Wear clothing that allows for movement to the fitness breakout sessions. Contact Shelly DeCaigny at 726-7046 with questions.

There will be an egg roll sale on Wednesday, March 1 and Tuesday, March 28, 11:30 - 3 p.m. in the Kirby corridor.

The Women’s Resource and Action Center and Women’s Studies will be present Brown Bag Lunches at noon on Wednesday, March 1 in KSC 355-57, March 22 in KSC 333, and on March 29 in KSC 355-57.

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

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.

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 Access For All meetings on Wednesday, March 8 and 22 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.

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

The Other Sister will be shown from 7 - 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 in SCC 25.

There will be a GLBT Teach In with Mags David, library staff member, at at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 23. She will present on “Women’s Music Movement and History” in KSC 268.

The QSU Spring Drag Show will be held on Saturday, March 25. For information, email qsu@d.umn.edu or call Queer Students Union at 726-7041.

“Women Confronting Globalization: Cultural Resistance, Fair Trade and Human Rights” will take place in UMD Ballroom at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 26. Women activists from Chiapas will speak about Zapatista women’s collective strategies of resistance while discussing the impacts of globalization on women in Mexico and the leadership role that women play in the movement for fair trade and social and economic justice.

Murderball film and speaker Mark Zupan will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28 in Kirby Ballroom.

“Disability Crash Course” sponsored by Access for All and DSR will be from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29 in Kirby Ballroom.

Robyn Ochs will appear in the Kirby Ballroom at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 30 for a lecture on bisexuality.

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

President Robert Bruininks will deliver the State of the University Address at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 2 in 173 Kirby Plaza. It will be conveyed to UMD via ITV. There will be a question and answer session following the address. Contact Steve Hedman at 726-8839 or shedman@d.umn.edu for disability accommodations.

The spring line-up for the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Film Series explores the intersection of food and culture. For more information, contact Maureen Tobin Stanley at mtobinst@d.umn.edu or Gesa Zinn at gzinn@d.umn.edu.

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.

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover will be shown at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 4:30 p.m. in 308 Cina Hall. This deadly love triangle is set in a garishly posh restaurant, the chef of which prepares an obscenely decadent meal for a thief, his wife and their entourage on a nightly basis. Passions simmer under the surface and erupt when the thief learns of his wife’s torrid affair with a customer. This dark comedy is a tale of revenge, lust and gastronomy.

Try sport lead climbing from 6 - 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 2. Traditional lead climbing will take place from 3 - 6 p.m. on Friday, March 3. Experience multipitch lead climbing from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 4.

All events will take place at the UMD climbing wall. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Kaija Webster at 726-6257 or kwebster@d.umn.edu.

A “Dining for Success” etiquette dinner will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 at the Kitchi Gammi Club, 831 East Superior Street. For more information or to buy a ticket, contact Career Services at 726-7985 or carserv@d.umn.edu.

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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