Tuesday, April 11, 2006 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 13

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“Ceramic Images of a Frightening Past” by Daisy Brand will be on display through July 2.

“The Dispassionate Body, Paintings and Drawing of Figures in Still Life” by Philip Pearlstein will be featured through October 15.

“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 Choua Moua and Taryn Boetcher will be on display through April 16, Rebecca Scott, Christie Culliton, and Lisa Ryczkowski from April 18 - 23, and Johanna Sinz and Kelly Gaulrapp from April 25 - 30.

The 2006 UMD Art and Design Student Exhibition will take place through May 7.

A “Gallery Hop” will take place from 11 a.m - 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 22.

Saturday Afternoon Gallery Talks led by museum staff will be held at 2 p.m. on April 22, May 20, and June 24.

“Light from Shadows,” paintings by Stephen Lubovic, Po-Lin Tong Kosuth, Sterling Rathsack will be on display from April 25 - late July. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 2 - 4 p.m.

Art and Design Lecture Series
Scott Rench, freelance ceramic artist, will present at noon on Tuesday, April 18.
Lectures are in the Tweed Museum of Art.

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

music EVENTS


“All Jazz” will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 and April 19. Jazz combos perform jazz standards, student arrangements, compositions, and improvisations.

“Guitar Ensembles Concert” will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19.

“Holy, Holy, Holy…” will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 15. The Chamber Orchestra will collaborate with a guest choir to share music inspired by the Easter season.

UMD’s music department, in collaboration with the UM-Twin Cities Department of Music, will perform La Bohème at 7:30 p.m. from April 18 - 20. This event will be held at the DECC.

“Out of Africa: Sanctus” will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, featuring UMD Concert Chorale, Percussion Ensemble, and Chamber Singers. They will perform solo repertoire and combine for the energetic and celebratory “Sanctus” by David Fanshawe, inspired by the composer’s travels throughout the African continent.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will celebrate the power of the human spirit with music by composer Stephen Meillo. “Deliverance, Liberation, and Redemption” will be performed at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 23.

Jazz I and II Ensembles will put on their “Spring Jazz” concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26.

Mozart’s “Grand Mass in C-minor” will be performed by the UMD Symphony Orchestra, University Singers, and Arrowhead Chorale at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 30.

“Swing into Spring” will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 5, featuring guest artist Jennifer Scovell and UMD vocal jazz ensembles Chill factor and Lake Effect.

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

theatre EVENTS

William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar will be performed on The Mainstage Theatre, of Marshall Performing Arts Center from April 20 - 23 and 26 - 29. Does power corrupt? Can revolution bring about real change or does it generate more suffering? This Shakespeare masterwork explores the allure and the chaos that political power can create in the world. For ticket information, call 726-8561.

athletic EVENTS

UMD’s baseball team games are held on campus at Bulldog Park, adjacent to Griggs Field. They will play against North Dakota at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 21, Winona State 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, St. Cloud State at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, Bemidji State at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, and Augustana at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 6 and at noon on Tuesday, May 7.

The women’s softball team plays at the UMD Junction Avenue Field. They will play Bemidji State at 3 and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, Nebraska-Omaha at noon and 2 p.m. on April 21, South Dakota at noon and 2 p.m. on April 22, North Dakota at 1 and 3 p.m. on April 25, and Concordia-St. Paul at 3 and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2.

For more information, contact the UMD Athletic Office at 726-7518 or see http://www.umdbulldogs.com.

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

Alworth Institute International Brown Bag lectures take place at noon on Thursdays. For more information, contact Cindy Christian at 726-8616 or alworth@d.umn.edu.

Alworth Institute Brown Bag Lectures
Hear Marlene Johnson speak about her experiences as a member of the U.S. Peace Corp, including her time in Armenia. “Armenian Adventure” will take place in the fourth floor Library Rotunda on April 13.

“Vida Nueva en Mexico” will be held in Kirby Rafters on April 20. Susana Pelayo-Woodward, Cindy Christian, and students who participated in a study abroad program in Mexico will show pictures and speak about the affect globalization has had on Mexicans.

Stefan Wojcik will present “Reconciling Two Faces: Peru’s Trade Challenge” in Kirby Rafters on April 27. Hear about the development and long-term effects of trade liberalization in Peru.

Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Memorial Lecture
Willie Henderson, director of the Alworth Institute, will speak on “Globalization: the Intellectual History of an Idea” in the fourth floor Library Rotunda at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25.

Informational workshops will be held on April 13 at 1 p.m., April 18 at 9:30 a.m., and April 21 at 2:00 p.m in 116 Bohannon Hall to show ways to integrate civic/public engagement into courses. Contact Casey LaCore at 726-7125, fax 726-8694, or e-mail clacore@d.umn.edu for more information.

“Managing Your Copyright in Academic Culture” with Dan Donnelly, UM-TC Team Member of the Copyright Information and Education Initiative, University Libraries, will take place from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 in the fourth floor Library Rotunda. Register by emailing Jason Ellis at jellis2@d.umn.edu.

Vickie Mikelonis, professor, Department of Rhetoric, UM-TC and Shelley Smith, associate professor, Instructional Development Service will present “Internationalizing/Interculturalizing the On-Campus Curriculum” from 9 -10:45 a.m. on Monday, April 24.

“Faculty ePortfolio” will be presented by Paul Treuer, director, and Lisa Reeves, assistant director, Knowledge Management Center from 2 - 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 1.

“Branching Out: Bush Grant Colloquium II” will be held from 10 - 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2. Presented by the UMD Faculty Bush Foundation Grantees.

Unless otherwise listed, events will take place in the Knowledge Management Center, Solon Campus Center 42. Register at http://www.d.umn.edu/cehsp/ids/events/ or email Jason Ellis at jellis2@d.umn.edu

Donna Whitney, Association of Women Geosciences - ConocoPhillips Distinguished Lecturer, Department of Geology and Geophysics, UM-Twin Cities, will speak on “Crustal Flow and Continental Tectonics” on April 13.

On April 20, John Goodge, professor, Department of Geological Sciences, will present “Minor Scapings from a Major Ice Cap: Proxy Basement Geology using Glacial Tills in Antarctica.”

Nick Lang, Department of Geological Sciences, will present “Geologic Processes in the Lowland Regions of Venus” on April 27.

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

A presentation entitled “Role of Ojibwe Women” will be given by presentation given by Rosemary Christensen at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 in the Kirby Rafters. There will be a feast at 5:30 p.m. preceding the presentation. This event is free and open to public. Call the AILRC at 726-6976 with questions or if bringing large groups, or classes.

Maureen Tobin Stanley will present “Francoist Repression: The Gag that Was Unable to Silence Catalonian Writer and Survivor of Mauthausen Joaquim Amat-Piniella” from 4 - 6 p.m. on Monday, April 17. In spite of the repression and censorship during General Francisco Franco’s Regime (1939-1975), Spanish poet, novelist, activist and survivor of Mauthausen Joaquim Amat-Piniella managed to publish his autobiographical novel K.L. Reich --and, thus, shed light on the Nazi concentration camp experience of 10,000-15,000 Spaniards.

“The Mortal Storm: Hollywood and Its Opposition on the Eve of War” will be presented at noon on Wednesday, April 19 by Alexis Pogorelskin. Hollywood ignored the rise of Hitler and the Nazis until FDR ran for a third term in the summer of 1940. MGM took the lead with a film that depicted for the first time in American cinema the fate of the Jews in Nazi Germany. The Mortal Storm aroused the ire of anti-Semites in Congress and triggered an investigation of an alleged “Hollywood Jewish conspiracy.”

These events will be held in the fourth floor Library Rotunda. Contact jejones@d.umn.edu for more information.

Rosemary Stanfield-Johnson, assistant professor, Department of History, will give a presentation entitled “Ritual Cursing in Early Modern Iran (1501-1577)” on April 21. The presentation 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.

Journey Jargons and Lectures will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Mondays in Kirby Plaza 311.

Journey Jargons
“India, Land of Contrasts” will take place on April 24. Barb Anderson, Ted and Lorraine Pollard, and Jill and Koresh Lakhan will share pictures and tales of their October adventure. They will report on the beauty of the marble of the Taj Mahal and the hustle and bustle of the crowded streets of Dehli, India.

“Armenian Adventure” will be presented on May 1. Marlene Johnson will give a slide presentation on life in the small mountainous country of Armenia which is girdled by two hostile neighbors, Turkey and Azerbaijan. Learn about the scenery, people, food, and education as seen by a Peace Corps volunteer who lived there for over two years.

“Coffee, the Connoisseur’s Drink” will be presented on May 8. Scott Nelson will share the story of what makes coffee special. Where does coffee come from, and how does its history relate to quality coffee and the growth of the coffee shop business in the United States? Scott will share his knowledge and experience with this beverage, and he will provide samples! Scott is the owner of Dunn Brothers Coffee on London Road.

Renegade Comedy Theater presents an evening of dinner theater in Griggs Center. “Gilbert & Sullivan: selected songs from their comic operas” will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 21. Dinner begins at 6:30, followed by the performance at 7:30. Musical actors Elizabeth Nelson, Jill Hoffman, Christa Schulz, Leslie Hoffman, Greg Nollet, with Ben Gagne on the piano, will present songs from Iolanthe, The Pirates of Penzance, Patience, Princess Ida, The Sorcerer, and The Mikado. Purchase tickets by April 13 by contacting Jason Ellis at jellis2@d.umn.edu or 726-6355.

Ray Oldenburg, professor emeritus, University of West Florida in Pensacola, will present “The Third Place: A Belated Concept” at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 27. The role of third places in allowing for sociability and facilitating local democracy is best described in his book, The Great Good Place. Oldenburg is a consultant to urban planners who are attempting to vitalize their communities. Contact Dina Flaherty at dflahert@d.umn.edu for more information.

“Stopping the Stowaways: Aliens of Lake Superior” will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 1 at Pizza Lucé, 11 East Superior Street. Explores invasive species that are impacting the country and Lake Superior. What are these aquatic invaders, and how did they come to inhabit Lake Superior? What environmental problems are caused by invasive species, and what are researchers doing to understand this threat and stem the tide? Doug Jensen and Dale Bergeron from the Sea Grant Program will discuss aquatic ecology and the environmental and economic impacts of invasive species.

Café Scientifique is a monthly forum for science and popular culture hosted by the Bell Museum of Natural History in Minneapolis, and made possible by a grant from the University of Minnesota’s Council on Public Engagement.

Go to http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/ to view a complete list of human resources workshops, lectures, and training. To register, email lwallace@d.umn.edu or fill out the online Registration Form at http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/regform.html

See the ITSS list of training and workshops, including Web/CT classes at: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/workshop/.

special EVENTS

There will be an Access For All meeting from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 in Kirby 268.

A Women’s Resource and Action Center and the Department of Women’s Studies will hold a WRAC Brown Bag at noon on April 19 in KSC 355-57.

A GLBTQ “Teach-In” will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 in KSC 268. The topic, “Courage, Creativity, and Community: Surviving the 80s and more!” will be presented by Gary Anderson.

Simon Birch will be shown from 7 - 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 in SCC 25.

Free Democracy Summit III: “Freedom is Not Free” will take place on April 21 - 23. Enjoy a weekend of art, education, and inspiration dedicated to using the tools at the root of democracy to unite individuals and organizations with a variety of goals, but similar values, in a cooperative effort to explore, define, and celebrate democracy. For more details visit www.freedemocracysummit.org.

The 18th annual “Fiesta!!!” will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, in Kirby Ballroom. For more information contact Susana at 726-8444.

“Fabulous Farewell” honoring GLBT and Ally graduates, special award recipients and Cruden-Riggs Scholarship recipient will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, in Kirby Ballroom. The event includes dinner, dessert, speaker, honorees, and a slideshow. If graduating, contact Angie Nichols at 726-7300 to participate.

OutFront Minnesota’s GLBT Lobby Day at the State Capitol is Thursday, April 27. For information or to join the contact list, contact Jaqueline Ingrouille, GLBT Services Intern at ingro001@d.umn.edu, or call 218-726-6744.

“Take Back the Night” march and rally starts at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 27. For info go to www.pavsa.org or call 726-1442.

“Take Our Children to Work Day!” is Thursday, April 27. There will be events in UMD Ballroom. For more information contact Susana at 726-8444.

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

Hear about a UMD sponsored trip tentatively scheduled for May 2006 or January 2007. Join Cheryl Reitan, Charlene Brown, and others, to hear stories about Katrina Relief efforts. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on April 13 in Griggs Board Room. Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996 or creitan@d.umn.edu for information. Students interested in volunteering can also contact Rachel King at king0415@d.umn.edu.

The film, La Vie est Belle, introduced by Nkasa Yelengi, will be shown on April 13.

The film, History of Science Theater 3000, with introduction by Steven Matthews, will be shown on April 20.

The film, Casablanca, will be shown on April 27, featuring an introduction by Alexis Pogorelskin.

All films will be shown on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in Engr 177.

Celebrate UMD during Earth Week. Volunteer for UMD campus, neighborhood, and Tischer Creek clean up events. Sign up for the student furniture disposal. Pledge support for Fair Trade Coffee/products and receive a free reusable coffee cup and free Fair Trade coffee refills. Learn about local initiatives through brochures, Regional Stormwater Protection Team commercial clips, and guest speakers from Stora Enso, WLSSD, and UMD Facilities Management. Stop by the Kirby tables from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. April 17 - 21 to get involved, learn more, and celebrate UMD.

Environmental Program Coordinator Gina Temple-Rhodes will be in the Kirby Garden Room at noon on Thursday, April 20. She will present a look at the past, present and future of WLSSD’s role in protecting the St. Louis River. Learn what can be done to make a positive difference in the area’s water quality. Refreshments will be served.

Karen Turnboom, fiber/materials/energy manager at Stora-Enso Duluth Recycled Pulp Mill will talk about paper recycling at the Stora- Enso recycling facility at noon on Friday, April 21 in the Kirby Garden Room. This presentation will show how recycling benefits the environment, as well as reduces the need for waste incineration, and conserves landfill space and energy.

Contact Cheryl Anderson at canders4@d.umn.edu for more information.

A Latin American film festival will be held on Tuesday, April 18 and 25 in KSC 273.

Three short films will be shown beginning at noon April 18. The film, Garifuna Holding Ground, details the struggles against an illegal highway that is destroying crops, old -growth forest, and the water supply. The film, When the River Met the Sea, is a documentary about the after-effects of Hurricane Mitch and the ongoing neglect by the Honduran government. The film, Dual Injustice: Feminicide and Torture in Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua, a documentary, is the personal account of one family that has suffered injustices.

The film, New World Border, will be shown at noon April 25. It documents the rise of human rights abuses along the U.S.-Mexico border.

A program, “Vida Nueva en Mexico” will be presented at noon on Thursday, April 20 in UMD Rafters. In January 2006, several UMD students participated in a study abroad program in Mexico focusing on the impact of globalization on Mexican culture, indigenous people, and women. They traveled in Mexico City and Oaxaca visiting historical sites and meeting with families in a Zapotec indigenous community where women have formed an independent weaving cooperative, Vida Nueva.

Ruminahui will perform in the Kirby Lounge on Friday, April 21.

The ¡17th Annual Fiesta! will be held at 6 p.m. on April 22 in the Kirby Ballroom. The event features a Latin American buffet and Latin American entertainment by: Los Alegres Bailadores, Son del Sur, Ruminahui, Enfinity Dancers, and music by Richard Lopez. Ticket are on sale in the Kirby Student Center.

Noemi Peregrino Gonzales will present “Roots of Migration” at noon on Thursday, May 4 in KSC 268.

For information contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward at swoodwar@d.umn.edu or 726-8444.

The following are inaugural events for the Center for Genocide, Holocaust, and Human Rights Studies:
Steven Feinstein, director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the Twin Cities will speak at 4 p.m. on April 20 in the Tweed Lecture Room. His talk is entitled “Art and Remembrance.” It is a complement to the Holocaust exhibition by the clay artist Daisy Brand, currently on display in the Tweed. A reception will follow Feinstein’s talk.

The Armenian Genocide 90 Years Later will be shown in the Kirby Rafters at 11:45 a.m. on April 25. The documentary is a production of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, TC.

Human rights attourneys Bret Thiele and Mayra Gomez will speak on the topic, “Enforcing Economic and Social Rights: Global Experiences” in the Kirby Rafters at noon on Tuesday, May 2. The talk will focus on the work of the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) with examples from Sudan (Darfur), Guatemala, Colombia, Sri Lanka, the U.S., and elsewhere.

For more information, contact Alexis Pogorelskin at 726-7548 or apogorel@d.umn.edu.

The first Walk for Women’s Scholarships will take place on Saturday, April 22, with the festivities beginning at 9 a.m. in the Ward Wells Field House. The WALK is a symbolic walk and will consist of a 30-minute walk around the track in Malosky Stadium at 10 a.m. The walk is open to anyone who would like to secure pledges and take part. All of the proceeds from the WALK will benefit women’s scholarships. For further information, contact Karen Stromme at 726-7143 or kstromme@d.umn.edu, or see http://www.umdbulldogs.com/womens_walk.php.

Attend the annual public meeting to review and comment on the UMD Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program, then take a virtual tour of the rain garden from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 in the Kirby Garden Room. In addition to cooling and cleaning parking lot run-off through the rain garden, UMD is examining other practices to reduce the sediment, litter and other pollutants carried by stormwater as it flows downstream from the campus. If unable to attend but are interested in commenting on or learning more about this plan, contact Candice Richards at 726-8261 or Erik Larson at 726-6915. Or see more information at http://www.d.umn.edu/outreach/stormwater/.

Honor faculty recipients of the Outstanding Adviser, Jean G. Blehart, Albert Tezla Award, Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Research, and Outstanding Contributions to Graduate Education Awards in Griggs Center from 2:30 - 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2. A short program will begin at 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. This reception is hosted by Vice Chancellor Vince Magnuson and Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin.

A ceremony will be held at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, in Life Science 175. Barbara Elliott will present,”At Risk Youth: We Can Make a Difference,” after the ceremony. A reception will be held in Griggs Center following the presentation and seminar.

A record-breaking 42 books have been nominated for the 18th annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA). Authors will be honored at an evening celebration, which will include a book fair, featured speaker Cheng-Khee Chee, the awards presentation, and a reception with pie and coffee. The event will be held from 6 - 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, at the UMD Library. Prizes of $300 will be awarded for the best book in each category Fiction/Poetry/Drama and Nonfiction/Art/Scholarship, and $100 will go to the authors of books chosen for honorable mention.

NEMBA is a free community event co-hosted by the UMD Library and Friends of the Duluth Public Library, with financial support provided by Northern Lights Books & Gifts. Barnes & Noble Booksellers will donate copies of the nominated titles to be given away in a free drawing.

For more information and a list of the nominated titles, visit the NEMBA Web site at http://www.d.umn.edu/ lib/nemba/index.htm or call 218-726-7889.

glensheen EVENTS

A “Mother’s Day Brunch” will take place on Sunday, May 17. There are three opportunities to dine at and tour Glensheen. See http://www.d.umn.edu/glen/subglen/calendar.htm for the schedule. Make reservations by Thursday, May 11 by calling 726-8980 or 1-888-454-4536.

“Two Mansions, One Mission” package tours will be offered on Sunday, May 21, providing the public with the chance to see both Fairlawn and Glensheen Mansions for a reduced price. Tours begin at 9:30 a.m., with the final tour beginning at 4 p.m. For more information on Preservation Month package tours, call 726-8980 or (715) 394-5712.

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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