Tuesday, September 5, 2006 * Volume 24, Number 1

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art EVENTS  


“Eastman Johnson: Paintings and Drawings of the Lake Superior Ojibwe” will be on display from June 27 through October 29. The display is from the collection of the St. Louis County Historical Society.

“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.

“Eloquent Silences,” by Kyoung Ae Cho will be on display from September 19 through November 12. An Art & Design Series Lecture with Cho will be presented on September 19. A reception follows from 7 - 8 p.m.

UMD Senior Student Shows will be featured throughout September starting with Shannon Hartmark and Mary Gossett from September 5 - 10. Jessie DeCorsey, Amanda Tack, and Catherine Glancy's show will be featured from September 12 - 17. Cole Benson, Patrick Levno, and Steve Czech will be featured from September 19 - 24. The shows will be finished up with Kimberlee Smith and Janel Prazak from September 26 - October 1. The opening receptions will be on Tuesdays at 4 p.m.

For Tweed information go to www.d.umn.edu/tma, contact tma@d.umn.edu, or call


music and theatre EVENTS

A Faculty Artist Recital: The Modern Flute, will be performed in the Weber Music Hall on September 19.

“American Voices” featuring Cantus and the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers will be presented on September 22, in the Weber Music Hall.

The fifth annual Weber Concert featuring Sinfonietta de Paris, the UMD Music Ensembles, and Richard Stoltzman on clarinet, will be held on September 28 in the Weber Music Hall.

Richard Stoltzman and his son, jazz pianist and keyboardist Peter Stoltzman, will perform September 30 in the Weber Music Hall.

Events will be held at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated. For more information, call 726-8561.

athletic EVENTS

The volleyball team will play Southwest Minnesota State at 6 p.m. on September 5 and Nebraska-Omaha at 7 p.m. on September 15. They play North Dakota at 4 p.m. on September 16, South Dakota at 7 p.m. on September 22, Minnesota State at 4 p.m. on September 23, and Concordia-St. Paul at 7p.m. on September 26. The games will be held in the Romano Gym.

On September 8, the UMD Women's soccer team will play Minnesota State-Mankato at 6 p.m. They play St. Cloud State at 1 p.m. on September 10, Augustana College at 6 p.m. on September 15, and Nebraska Omaha at 1 p.m. on September 17. All games are in Malosky Stadium.

The UMD Bulldog football team plays University of Mary at 6 p.m on September 9, Central Washington at 1 p.m. on September 23, and Augustana College at 1 p.m. on October 7. All games will be played in Malosky Stadium.

The men's cross country team will hold a meet, the UMD Campus Quest (8K), at 11:15 a.m. on September 9 on the UMD campus, and the UMD Pine Hill Invitational (8K/10K) at 9:45 a.m. on October 7 in Carlton, MN.

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

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

DFL Candidate for governor
Becky Lourey, a DFL Candidate for Governor in the September 12 primary election, will be on campus Thursday, September 7. She will speak in the Kirby Lounge and answer questions from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and will visit with faculty and students before and after the presentation. For information contact Bill Miller, Department of History at 525-3256.

doc talks
Doc Talks will be held every month from September - April. On September 12, Gary Davis and Jane Hovland will present “Understanding Suicide and its Aftermath” at 7:30 p.m. in 130 SMed.

P. Patrick Cleary, professor, Department of Microbiology, UMTC, will present “The impact of TGF beta on group A streptococcus intracellular invasion and enlarged tonsils” on Monday, September 18 in SMed 130. Call Stacy Johnson at 726-6354 for more information. For the complete 2006-07 schedule and more information on this speaker, visit http://www.ahc.umn.edu/duluth/seminars/home.html.

GLBT Events
A GLBTQ “Meet and Greet” for students, and faculty and staff will be held from 4 - 6 p.m. (come anytime) on Tuesday, September 19 in Kirby 333. It's Pizza Party style informal. This is a good way to find out what’s going happening on campus this year.

Orientation for new GLBTQA Students at UMD will be held from 5 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 28 in the third floor Garden Room in Kirby Student Center. Meet a few other students and the GLBT Services staff/director. Get aquainted and meet some new friends.

Alexander McCall Smith at UMD
Alexander McCall Smith, author of the best selling book The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, will speak at UMD at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 25 in the Kirby Ballroom. McCall Smith’s talk, “The Very Small Things of Life,” will deal with the international and cultural aspects of his popular series, which is set in Botswana. His books capture the pace and wisdom of a traditional culture as it adapts to new and modern circumstances. His lecture will illustrate the situation of Botswana, with its successful democracy, economic stability, minimal corruption, and reputation for facing the AIDS crisis, while other countries in Sub-Sahara Africa are experiencing civil war, disease and unpredictable violence.
McCall Smith has written more than 50 books, including specialist academic titles, short story collections, and a number of immensely popular children’s books. He is best known for his internationally acclaimed No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, now with six books in the series and four million copies in print in the U.S. alone. The event is sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies as part of its International Lecture Series.

A new exhibition of material from the Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Museum Collection will be on display at the UMD Library from August 1 - January 31. Prior to the invention of moveable type and the printing press, book production was a laborious and time-consuming process, with scribes creating manuscript copies by hand, one at a time. The introduction of this new printing technology was revolutionary and spread rapidly throughout Europe. On display are examples of printed books in the Ramseyer Collection from roughly the first 200 years after Johannes Gutenberg completed his printed Bible in 1455. The exhibition is open to the public and may be seen in the display cases on the second floor of the UMD Library at any time the Library is open. For more information, call 218-726-7861.

UMD Human Resources offers various training related to supervisory, diversity, personal development, health, wellness, safety and professional development. To view a calendar of events and training offered by UMD Human Resources, go to http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/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

special EVENTS

A Blueprint for Creating The Institute on the Environment for the University of Minnesota. A presentation and discussion with the Provost’s Advisory Committee on creating the Institute on the Environment will be held on September 8, 1-3 p.m., 130 School of Medicine, Duluth. The Institute on the Environment will be a system-wide entity, with the dual mission of serving as a Center of Excellence for environmental research and as point of contact and coordination for University activities centered on the environment. Come learn about the Institute and give the Committee feedback on the blueprint.

The UMD University for Seniors Convocation is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, in Bohannon Hall 90. Visit with fall term study group leaders and enjoy refreshments from 9 – 10 a.m. At 10 a.m., keynote speaker, Paula Panchuck, dean of Lasell Village at Lasell College in Auburndale, Massachusetts will speak on “Lifelong Learning in University Settings: The Future of a Movement.” The convocation program is free and open to the public. A luncheon will follow the keynote address at 11:30 a.m. in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom. The cost of the luncheon is $8.50 per person. Reservations for the luncheon are required and must be received no later than Tuesday, September 5. Payment is required when reservations are made. Call Carole Schweiger at (218) 726-7637 for reservations.

UMD is planning sesquicentennial celebration events for Minnesota’s 150th in 2008. One idea is to hold an event that honors 150 UMD alumni and friends. An academic conference is also a possibility. A planning meeting will be held on September 19 at 11:45 a.m. in the Griggs Center Board Room. The Minnesota Historical Society will also be on hand to gather ideas on Minnesota 150, an upcoming exhibit celebrating 150 years of statehood. The exhibit will showcase 150 things, people, places, and events originating in Minnesota that have sparked significant change within the state or beyond its borders. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit Minnesota 150 nominations by calling 651-296-5519 and leaving a message or by entering your nominations at www.mhs.org/mn150. For more information on UMD's participation, contact Cheryl Reitan at creitan@d.umn.edu.

The Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies will present Adam Shapiro, one of the producers of the documentary, Darfur Diaries, on Thursday, September 21 at 4 p.m. in the Library Rotunda. Shapiro will show the documentary and speak about the current crisis in the Sudan, where over two million have been displaced and 400,000 have been killed. For information contact Alexis Pogorelskin at 726-7548, apogorel@d.umn.edu.

Featuring fresh fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, and indoor/outdoor plants, the Farmers Market will be sponsored again this year by the UMD Human Resources Wellness Campaign with the Sustainable Farmers Association. All produce is locally and sustainably grown. The event is held on campus every Wednesday through mid-September, from 2 to 4:30 p.m, at Kirby Drive in front of Kirby Plaza.

Finnfest 2008, “Sharing the Spirit of Finland,” will be held July 23-27, 2008, at UMD and the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC). Proceeds will support the Finnfest Scholarship, established from the success of Finnfest '92. An estimated 7,000 people are expected to attend the five-day celebration in 2008. Honorary chairs are award-winning architect David Salmela and celebrated chef Beatrice Ojakangas.

glensheen EVENTS

Glensheen's summer hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. For more information email glen@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8910.

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