Tuesday, April 25, 2006 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 14

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

“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 Johanna Sinz and Kelly Gaulrapp will be on display through April 30.

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

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

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

music EVENTS


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 8 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, and at 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. 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 at 7:30 p.m. from April 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 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 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

Stefan Wojcik will present “Reconciling Two Faces: Peru’s Trade Challenge” in Kirby Rafters at noon on April 27. Hear about the development and long-term effects of trade liberalization in Peru. For more information on Alworth Institute International Brown Bag lectures, contact Cindy Christian at 726-8616 or alworth@d.umn.edu.

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.

Nick Lang, Department of Geological Sciences, will present “Geologic Processes in the Lowland Regions of Venus” on April 27.
On May 4, Kristin Riker-Coleman, Department of Geological Sciences, will present “New 230th Ages from the -400 m Reef of Northwestern Hawaii: Implications for Termination II.”

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

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

Journey Jargons
“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.

“Electronic Portfolio for Faculty - What can electronic portfolio do for you?” will be presented by Jill Jenson, associate professor, Department of Composition; Shelley Smith, associate professor, IDS; and 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,” presented by the UMD Faculty Bush Foundation Grantees, will be held from 10 - 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2.

“Feed Your Mouse Fridays” will take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Friday until the end of the semester. Visit for snacks, discussion, updating your portfolio, and rediscovery of this evolving personal and professional tool. Contact Lisa Reeves at lreeves@d.umn.edu for more information.

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.

“Stopping the Stowaways: Aliens of Lake Superior,” a presentation that explores invasive species that are impacting the country and Lake Superior, will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 1 at Pizza Lucé, 11 East Superior Street. 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.

“Community Resources,” a WorkLife Elder Care Brown Bag, will take place from noon - 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16. Needs change continually as we age. Whether you are near or far from your elder, community resources can make life better. Explore service availability, costs, and benefits. The WorkLife Effectiveness Program is a system-wide effort to support faculty and staff in managing their work, family, and personal responsibilities. For any questions or more information, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/worklife/ or call 612-626-0774.

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

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/.

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. See http://www.d.umn.edu/mlrc/wrac/events/take_to_work/ for schedule.

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

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

The film, Casablanca, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27 in Engr 177, featuring an introduction by Alexis Pogorelskin.

The fourth annual Twin Ports Undergraduate Psychology Conference will be held from noon - 5 p.m. on Friday, April 28 in the fourth floor Library Rotunda. The conference is hosted by three institutions: UMD, the College of St. Scholastica, and the University of Wisconsin-Superior. At 1:10 p.m. Kevin Masters, Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, Syracuse University, will present the Mark W. Olson Memorial Presentation. His talk is entitled, “Epistemology, Clinical Psychology, and Ice Hockey: An Essay on Practice and Knowledge.” Registration for the conference is free. for more information contact RaeAnn Johnson at 726-7117.

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 11th Annual UMD Undergraduate Research/Artistic Showcase will be held from noon - 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, in the Kirby Ballroom. There will be poster, computer, and speaking presentations by the students showcasing their research or creative projects. The opening ceremonies will be at noon with comments by Chancellor Martin, Vice Chancellor Magnuson, and Vice Chancellor Hedman. Refreshments will be served. For additional information, call Char Mahai at 726-7103.

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 to present the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Research 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.

The 14th Annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards will be held on Wednesday, May 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the DECC. Reservations are $25 per person and can be made by calling 726-7298 or visiting online at www.umdced.com/labo. The reservation deadline is May 12.

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 14. 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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