Tuesday, April 10, 2007 * Volume 24, Number 12

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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 through May 6.
Adu Gindy's Into the Afterlife: The Price of Admission will be on display from
May 29 – August 5.
An Art and Design Lecture with curator Joanna O. Bigfeather will be held at 6 p.m. on April 19.
UMD Senior Student Shows are featured throughout the year. Genevieve Johnsen, Kelsey Van Hooser, and Jen Baird will be featured from April 10 - 15.
For Tweed information go to www.d.umn.edu/tma, contact tma@d.umn.edu, or call 726-8222.

music EVENTS
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 at the Ted Mann Concert Hall in Minneapolis, 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 Nebraska -Omaha at 1 p.m. on April 14 and at noon on April 15, Upper Iowa at 2 p.m. on April 17, North Dakota at 1 p.m. on April 22, Winona State at 2 p.m. on April 27, St. Cloud State at 1 p.m. on April 28, and Concordia at 2 p.m. on May 2.

The UMD men's track team has the Bulldog Open at 4:30 p.m. on April 24, and the NCC Outdoor Championships will take place on May 11 at noon and May 12 at 11 a.m.

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, and the NCC Outdoor Championships will take place on May 11 at noon and May 12 at 11 a.m.

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: 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 run all day. The program will wrap up with a keynote address by Robert Gehrz, professor and head, Department of Astronomy, UM-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.

ANNUAL MEMORIAL LECTURE 2007
“Muslims and the West in the Age of Globalization,” a Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Memorial Lecture, will be presented by Ahmed Samatar at 7:30 p.m. on April 11 in the Kirby Ballroom. Samatar has written/edited five books and more than 30 articles, is founder and editor-in-chief of Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies, and is the editor of Macalester International. His current research focuses upon two topics: leadership and the state in Somalia, and globalization and the rise of Islamic consciousness. For more information contact Michelle Rowley at 726-7493.

WELLNESS WORKSHOP
Right Now Function Fitness in the Office or Home for Fat Loss, Muscle Tone, and Unlimited Energy will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on April 11 in the Garden Room. This is a Brown Bag event. To register, fill out the online registration form at http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/regform.htm. For more information contact Lita C. Wallace at 726-7822.

CLA THIRD FIRDAY
Michael Pfau, Department of Communication, will present “Are National Party Conventions Deliberative Institutions? Convention Addresses in the Second Party System, 1832-1852” from 3 - 4:15 p.m. on April 13, in the Library Rotunda. Food will be served and all are welcome to attend. For more information contact Jerry Pepper at 726-7274.

JANKOFSKY LECTURE
The Eighth Annual Jankofsky Lecture will be held at 3 p.m. on April 17 in the Tweed Museum of Art. Andrew Galloway will present “Langland’s Vision of the Rose.” A wine and cheese reception will follow. For info, contact Krista Sue-Lo Twu at 726-6598 or ktwu@d.umn.edu.

ITSS WORKSHOPS
ITSS offers the campus community the following Technology on Tuesdays at Two presentations: Learn about Vista on April 17, Office 2007 on April 24, and InDesign Basics on May 8. For workshop descriptions and to register visit http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/ttt/ For more info contact Sheri Pihlaja at 726-6975.

special EVENTS

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

The films: Immokalee: From Slavery to Freedom and El Silencio Y La Palabra will be shown at noon on April 11 in KSC 273.

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.

The film Maquilapolis: City Of Factories will be shown at noon on April 17 in KSC 273. The film is sponsored by Latino/Chicana Student Association.

The GLBTA Fabulous Farewell will take place at 6 p.m. on April 17, in the Kirby Ballroom. Contact Angie Nichols at 726-7300.There will be dinner, a keynote, the annual slideshow, awards, and graduates will receive rainbow tassles.

Access For All Movie Night will take place from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.on April 18, in KSC 273. Refreshments will be served.

Out Front Minnesota’s Just Fair Lobby Day will take place on April 19 at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, MN. For information on buses leaving UMD, and to register, call GLBT Services at 726-6744.

The 18th Annual Fiesta begins at 6 p.m. on April 21 in the Kirby Ballroom. For more information contact: Susana Pelayo-Woodward at 726-8444. The event is sponsored by the Latino/Chicana Student Association.

An Egg Roll Sale will be held in front of the bookstore from 11-3 p.m. on April 24 and 25. The event is sponsored by Access For All.

Latin American Awareness Keynote Speaker: Marjorie Agosin, will speak at 7 p.m. on April 25 in the Kirby Ballroom. The event is sponsored by UMD Chancellor Diversity Grant, Department of Women’s Studies, Hispanic/Latino/Chicana Learning Resource Center, Latino/Chicana Student Association, and Department of Foreign Language and Literatures.

The Brown Bag lunch “Toxic Free Makeup Workshop,” will be held at noon on April 25 in KSC 268. The event is sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center and Department of Women’s Studies.

The Access For All end of the year party will be held from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. on April 25, in KSC 270D (AFA room). Free food and drinks will be provided.

Take Our Children to Work Day, “Revolutionizing the Workplace” will take place on April 26. It is sponsored by UMD Women’s Resource and Action Center, UMD Chancellor’s Office and Commission on Women.

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

STUDENT LECTURE SERIES
University for Seniors invites faculty, staff, and students to attend a Pharmacy Student Lecture Series. The lectures are in 309 Kirby Plaza from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Is it Heartburn or a Heart Attack will be held at 3:30 p.m. and Over The Counter Medication: Facts and Comparisons will be held at 4:15 p.m. on April 12. Supplementing your Diet with Calcium for Bone Health will be held at 3:30 p.m. and How to Incorporate Exercise into Daily Lives will be held at 4:15 p.m. on April 19.

For more information contact Paul Nuhring at 726-6361 or email pnuhring@d.umn.edu

BAEULMER-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 the keynote 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/. The event is ponsored by the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee.

UMD ART GUILD SILENT ART AUCTION
The UMD Art Guild Silent Art Auction will take place from 6 - 9 p.m. on April 13 in the Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth. For photographs and more information contact Topher McCulloch at 341-4151, mccu0154@d.umn.edu or Virginia Maki at 218-340-6102, maki0174@d.umn.edu.

BEAUTIFUL UMD DAY
Celebrate the Beautiful UMD Campus during the week of April 16 - 20. 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. One not-so-beautiful aspect of the Beautiful UMD Campus is the litter that surfaced as the snow melted. To help clean it up, contact Cheryl Anderson at canders4@d.umn.edu.

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.

A GREENER UMD
Find out how UMD saves energy, manages waste and protects Lake Superior. UMD Facilities Management will present “A Greener UMD”, about the University’s environmental stewardship initiatives, including the storm water management program at noon on April 18, in the fourth floor Library Rotunda. For more information contact Candice Richards at 726-8261.

LABOVITZ ENTREPRENURIAL AWARDS
The 15th Annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 18, at the DECC. Joel Labovitz will speak at this year’s event. Presented by the UMD Center for Economic Development, the awards categories include Micro-Entrepreneur, Emerging Entrepreneur, Established Entrepreneur, Mature Entrepreneur and Innovation. The UMD Labovitz School of Business and Economics will also announce its Business Person of the Year. For more information call 726-7298 or visit online at www.umdced.com/labo.

GLBT EVENTS
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 capitol 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 is necessary. Contact GLBT Services intern Emily Ramsey at ramse0052@d.umn.edu for information.

A benefit for the Cruden-Riggs GLBT Scholarship Fund will be held at noon on Monday, April 30 in 268 Multicultural Center. The suggested donation is $36. Cake has been donated by The Exchange, and coffee from Jitters. The DVD, Ellen DeGeneres Here and Now, will be shown.

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 through 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/.

JOB FAIR
The Minnesota Education Job Fair will take place from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on April 23 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. To attend the fair register with UMD Career Services by April 18. The cost is $20 per student. For more information visit http://careers.d.umn.edu/events/mnedfair2007.html.

BOOK AWARDS
The 19th Annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards will be held from 5:30 - 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, at the Weber Music Hall. Awards will be given in three categories: Fiction/Poetry; Nonfiction/Memoir; and Children’s Literature.

Duluth’s poet laureate Barton Sutter will emcee, and Will Weaver, a writer of fiction for adult and young adult readers, will be the featured speaker. Weaver’s collection A Gravestone Made of Wheat and Other Stories (Simon & Schuster, 1989) won the Minnesota Book Award for Fiction. The title story was recently produced as the independent film Sweet Land, starring Ned Beatty.

For moreinformation, call 726-7889 or see http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/nemba/index.htm.

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.

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.

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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