Tuesday, March 27, 2007 * Volume 24, Number 11

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art EVENTS  

TWEED MUSEUM
The UMD Art and Design Biennial Faculty Exhibition will be on display through May 17.
The UMD Art and Design Students Juried Exhibition will be on display from April 7 - May 6.
Adu Gindy's Into the Afterlife: The Price of Admission will be on display from May 29August 5.
Several Art and Design Lecture Series events will be held in March and April: David Hodges at 10 a.m. and Marsha Hystead at 2 p.m. on March 29, Marcia G. Anderson at 6 p.m. on April 3, and Joanna O. Bigfeather at 6 p.m. on April 19.
UMD Senior Student Shows will be featured throughout the year. Calley O’Niel, Lisa Atkinson, and Meghan Sitek will be featured from March 27April 1.
For Tweed information go to www.d.umn.edu/tma, contact tma@d.umn.edu, or call 726-8222.

music EVENTS
The Vocal Jazz Cabaret will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 29, 30, and 31.
A Faculty Artist Recital featuring Charles Brooks will be held on April 1, at 3 p.m.
An Ovation Guest Artist Concert featuring Michael Schade will be held on April 3.
The Chamber Opera Performance will be held on April 13 and 14 and at 3 p.m. on April 15.
A Percussion Ensemble Concert will be held on April 19.
The Chamber Orchestra Concert will be held on April 20.
Time Machine will be held on April 22.
The Big Band Extravaganza will be held on April 25.
A Vocal Jazz Concert will be held on April 27.
A Jazz Combo Concert will be held on May 1.
The Turkish-American Alliance Masterworks Concerts will be held on May 4, 5 and at 3 p.m. on May 6.
Events begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held in the Weber Music Hall unless noted.
For more information, call 726-8561.

theatre EVENTS
The play A Streetcar Named Desire will be performed from April 19 - 22 and 25 - 28 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 726-8561.

film EVENTS
The international film series will show Motorcycle Diaries at 7:30 p.m. on April 15 in the Weber Music Hall.

athletic EVENTS
The UMD men's baseball team will play Bemidji State at 2 p.m. on April 4, Nebraska-Omaha at 1 p.m. on April 14 and at noon on April 15, and Upper Iowa at 2 p.m. on April 17.

The UMD men's track team has the Bulldog Open at 4:30 p.m. on April 24.

The UMD women's softball team will play Concordia at 2 p.m. on April 17, Augustana College at noon on April 20, MSU-Mankato at noon on April 21, and St.Cloud State at noon on April 24.

The UMD women's track team has their Bulldog Open at 4:30 p.m. on April 24.

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


EVENTS, lectures, workshops

PLANETARIUM WEDNESDAYS
The M.W. Alworth Planetarium is offering free, public shows every Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Upcoming shows include: Weird Science of the Moon on March 28, Stargazing Tonight on April 4, Space Stations on April 11, and In Search of Martians on April 18. Astronomy day on April 21, will be a day full of shows, demonstrations, booths and give-aways. Presentations start at 10 a.m. and events will run all day. The program will wrap up with a keynote address by Robert Gehrz, professor and head, Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
Private shows for 10 or more individuals can be scheduled by calling the planetarium at 726-7129. E-mail: planet@d.umn.edu or see http://www.d.umn.edu/~planet.

ALWORTH LECTURE SERIES
“The US Arms Trade: Promoting Freedom or Fueling Conflict?” will be presented by Frida Berrigan at 7:30 p.m. on March 28, in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Michelle Rowley at 726-7493 or email mrowley@d.umn.edu.

CAREER WORKSHOPS
Graduate school information workshops will be held from 1 - 2 p.m. on March 28, in SCC 42. This informative workshop will cover: researching graduate schools, filling out the application, writing a personal statement, and taking the GRE. For more information contact UMD Career Services at 726-7985 or email carserv@d.umn.edu.

An internship workshop will be held from 4 - 5 p.m. on March 28 in Engr 290. This workshop will teach participants why an internship is needed, how to find one, how to apply, and what it takes to get one.
“Get to Know the GRE” will be held from 11 a.m. - noon on April 3, 1 - 2 p.m. on April 4 or 11 a.m. - noon on April 5, all of them are in SCC 42. For more information contact the UMD Career Services at 726-7985 or email carserv@d.umn.edu.

DOCTALKS
Musculoskeletal Disorders: The Mind/Body Connection will be presented by Doug Hoffman, M.D., SMDC Sports Medicine and Orthopedics at 7:30 p.m. on April 3 in room 142 School of Medicine. The event is free and intended for the Public. For more information visit http://www.med.umn.edu/duluth/research/doctalks/.

HR WORKSHOPS
A time management workshop will be held from 10 a.m. - noon on April 4 in KSC 333.
Problem Solving for Customer Service will be held from 1 - 3 p.m. on April 3 in KSC 333.
Participating in Your Own Performance Appraisal (for Employees) will be held from 1 - 3 p.m. on April 4 in the Garden Room.
The “Write” Polish for Your Business Correspondence and Emails will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on April 9 in KSC 323. For m ore information contact UMD Human Resources at http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/.

special EVENTS

MULTICULTRUAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
UMD's WRAC Brown Bag Series presents Cindy Christian talking on “Changes in the Role of Women in the United States Politics,” at noon on Wednesday, March 28 in Kirby 268.

Women on the Wall will be held at the UMD Inland Climbing Wall (by the ice rink) from 6 - 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28.

AFA Meeting-Help with Disability Crash Course will be held from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. on March 28 in Kirby 268.

A screening of the film, Keep Not Silent: Orthodykes followed by Q & A session with Rabbi Amy Bernstein will be held on March 28 at 6 p.m. in Bohannon 90. The film is about the struggle between Orthodox Judaism and lesbian sexuality. This evemt is free and open to the public.

Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker Ann Russo will present “Feminism, Privilege and the Politics of Accountability” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 in Chemistry 200.

The film Granito de Arena A Grain of Sand will be shown on April 3 at noon in Kirby 273.
A Disability Crash Course full day session will be held on April 4 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom, there will be free refreshments and food. Come and experience different types of disabilities.

A Brown Bag entitled “Peace and Justice in Tzaljachen, Chiapas” will be held on April 5 at noon in the UMD Rafters. It will be presented by UMD students who studied in Mexico City and Chiapas during J-term.

Mary Caprioli will speak about “Top 10 Vacation Destinations for Misogynists” at noon on April 11 in Kirby 268.

A Democracy Summit will be held from April 13 to 15. For more information visit, www.freedemocracysummit.org.

Professor Sebastian Oleas will give a speech at noon on April 16, in Kirby 355-57.

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

STUDENT LECTURE SERIES
University for Seniors invites UMD faculty, staff, and students to attend a weekly UMD Pharmacy Student Lecture Series. The lectures are in 309 Kirby Plaza from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. The topics include:
Shingles - Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and the New Vaccine at 3:30 p.m. and Medication Organization at 4:15 p.m. on March 29. Vaccinations Recommended for Older Adults at 3:30 p.m. and Shingles and the New Shingles Vaccine at 4:15 p.m. on April 5. Is it Heartburn or a Heart Attack at 3:30 p.m. and Over The Counter Medication: Facts and Comparisons at 4:15 p.m. on April 12. Supplementing your Diet with Calcium for Bone Health at 3:30 p.m. and How to Incorporate Exercise into Daily Lives at 4:15 p.m. on April 19. For more information contact Paul Nuhring at 726-6361 or email pnuhring@d.umn.edu

GET YOUR STUDENT
A session about the unique characteristics of the millennial student and how they affect faculty and staff in teaching, advising, and/or interacting with our students will be held from 11 - 11:50 a.m. on March 28 in 42 Solon Campus Center. Faculty members Helen Rallis, Sue Darge, and Kim Roufs will present. The session is full. Contact kroufs@d.umn.edu or call 726-8761 for info on the next session.

CLICKING INTO BLOOM
Faculty that are using “clickers” (personal response systems) in their classes are invited to a session on Realizing the Potential in Personal Response Systems, 2 - 3:30 p.m. on March 29 in 268 Kirby Student Center. Learn about increasing this technology’s value for your students. At this workshop, eight presenters will demonstrate how Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy has helped them to be more intentional in promoting higher level reasoning and critical thinking. The session is sponsored by IDS and the Bush Foundation Grant for Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Teaching. To register, please email jellis2@d.umn.edu or phone 726-6355.

SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES
The Social Justice Film Series will present a film produced and directed by Shakti Butler, Making Whiteness Visible, from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on March 29 in the Rafters. For more information contact Shelley Smith at ssmith3@d.umn.edu or 726-7715.

STUDY ABROAD WORKSHOPS
UMD is hosting system-wide Study Abroad Curriculum Integration Workshops for faculty, advisers, and student services staff from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on March 30 in the Grigg’s Center. A pre-workshop for those new to study abroad curriculum integration will be held. To register for the pre-workshop, contact Maria Vuldjeva at mvuldjeva@d.umn.edu. To register online go to http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/ci/resources/register.html or contact Laurel Johnson at laurelj@umn.edu or 612-625-8829 for more information.

TECHFEST 2007
UMD Techfest 2007 will be held on March 30 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom. At this annual event, faculty, staff, and students showcase current trends and latest uses of technology at UMD. UMD Techfest 2007 is free and open to the public. T-shirts and door prizes will be given away. Refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Sheri Pihlaja 726-6975 or email spihlaja@d.umn.edu. Techfest is set-up in a tradeshow format. Thirty booths represent how all areas of the campus uses technology to teach, learn, and share information.

IDITAROD ADVENTURE
A reception for Matt Rossi, UMD catering, will be held from 3 - 4 p.m. on April 2 in the Kirby First Floor Lounge to celebrate his successful completion of the 2007 Alaska’s Iditarod dog sled race. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Jean Conner at 726-6202.

CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE
Sessions entitled “Ask a Scientist about Lake Superior's Warming Trend” will be held from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. on April 3 at Blue Water Café and from 7 - 8 p.m. on April 4 at Amazing Grace Bakery and Café. Lake Superior is warming about twice as fast as the air around it. Discuss the relationships among ice cover, air temperature, wind speed, and water temperature with UMD’s Large Lakes Observatory/Physics Department researcher, Jay Austin. Visit www.seagrant.umn.edu/news for more information.

STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY ADDRESS
The annual State of the University address by President Robert Bruininks has been rescheduled to 4 - 5 p.m. on April 5. It will be broadcast “live” on the UMD campus in 410 UMD Library, via interactive TV. There will be time for questions from each campus after the speech. Associate Vice Chancellor Steve Hedman will be the room host. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. For more information contact Susan Latto at 726-8830 or email slatto@d.umn.edu

PREVENTION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT
This workshop will be held from 10 - 11:30 a.m. on April 5 in Kirby 333. Prevention of Sexual Harassment is designed to inform participants about the University’s sexual harassment policy. Essential information about the policy will be reviewed and examples of problem behaviors will be provided. For more information and to register go to http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/diversity.html

BAEUMLER KAPLAN COMMEMORATION
“Introduction to Buchenwald” will be held at 4 p.m. on April 11 in the Rafters. The film Fateless, will be presented at 7 p.m. on April 18 in Bohannon 90, and Reidar Dittmann will present a lecture at 4 p.m. on April 19 in the Ballroom. For more information, call 726-6849 or visit http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/holocaust/. Sponsored by the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee.

AHCD GRADUATE RESEARCH SEMINAR
Bradley E. Enerson, will present on the topic of “Drug-Induced Vascular Injury: Pathways to Mechanisms and Biomarkers” at noon on April 16, in Med 130. Call Joan Olson at 726-6354 for more information.

BEAUTIFUL UMD DAY
Beautiful U Day, which will be held on April 19, is an annual initiative celebrating the University of Minnesota’s natural resources, buildings, and grounds.
Project proposals from UMD have been awarded funds for April 2007 activities. Beautiful U is held in conjunction with Earth Day, and Departments or groups planning related events are encouraged to contact canders4@d.umn.edu to be included in event listings.

GLBT “JUST FAIR” LOBBY DAY
On April 19 join GLBT Services and the Standing on the Side of Love Committee of the Twin Ports for one of the largest GLBT Lobby Days in the country, organized by Outfront MN. Coach buses depart for the Capital from Ordean Court at 7:30 a.m. Participants must be 18 to ride, or be accompanied by an adult. Buses return to UMD at 5:30 p.m. No lobby experience necessary. Contact GLBT Services intern Emily Ramsey at ramse0052@d.umn.edu for information.

KUMD'S ANNIVERSARY
In honor of KUMD's 50th anniversary, a concert with Shawn Colvin, Iris Dement, and Pat Donohue will be held at 7:30 p.m. on May 4 at the DECC auditorium. Tickets are on sale at the DECC, http://www.decc.org and through Ticketmaster, (218) 727-2121 or http://ticketmaster.com.
Other reunion events will be held Saturday, May 5 including an open house at KUMD studios, a live 50th anniversary broadcast, a reception and dinner, and a program. For questions about the event or the station, contact Station Manager Mike Dean at 726-8097 or mikedean@kumd.org.

UMD WELLNESS PROGRAM
There are two ways to participate in the UMD Wellness Program. Participate in one or both of them. This program is available free and open to all faculty and staff. For more information visit http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/wellness/spring2007/.
61 Days of Wellness runs from March to April 30.
For more information, log form, and completion gifts
visit the above website.
Quickwalk to Sports Health Center events will be held on April 14 and April 18. Take a Quick Walk to Sports Health Center anytime between 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. There will be a drawing on each day of the walk. For more information visit, http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/wellness/spring2007/.

HOLOCAUST IN NORWAY
The Holocaust in Norway, a panel discussion featuring Berit Reisel, Arnfinn Moland, Bjarte Bruland, and Irene Levin Berman will be held at 4 p.m. on April 23 in the Rafters. A film screening featuring Holocaust in Norway: Oral Testimonies, Origin Unknown, and The Man Who Loved Haugesund will begin at 7 p.m. on April 23 in the Rafters. The event is sponsored by the Center for Genocide, Holocaust, and Human Rights Studies. For more information call 726-7548.

NEMBA
The Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards, NEMBA, will be held on Thursday evening, May 17, in the Weber Music Hall at UMD. Featured speaker will be author Will Weaver, whose short story was the basis for the independent film “Sweet Land,” starring Ned Beatty. The book fair starts at 5:30 p.m., and the event goes until 9 p.m. It is free as usual, with free pie, too.

glensheen EVENTS
A Mother/Daughter Tea event will be held at 2 p.m. on April 14. The event will feature Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club. Tickets include a distinctive tour, presentation, and tea in Glensheen’s winter garden.
Glensheen is hosting Mother's Day Buffets at 9 a.m., noon, and 4 p.m. on May 13. Start off with a self-guided tour. Glensheen’s winter hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information e-mail glen@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8910.

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