Tuesday, October 30, 2007 * Volume 25, Number 5

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art EVENTS  

TWEED MUSEUM

“Unsoiled,” a display of narrative ceramics, will be on display through November 11.

“Archetypes and Armatures: Sculpture and Drawings,” by John Orth will be on display through November 18.

The “Turkish American Alliance” exhibition will be on display through December 30.

“From Dreams We May Learn: Paintings by Rabbett Before Horses,” will be on display from November 20 through February 24.

“Portrait, Identity, Culture: Across Time, Space and Meaning,” selections from the permanent collection, will be on display through March 4.

The Art + Design Lecture Series brings artists and designers to UMD to speak about their work and experience. Events are held in the Tweed Lecture Gallery. Rabbett Before Horses (Robert Strickland) poet, painter, mathematician, and musician, will speak at 6 p.m. on Tues., November 20.

UMD Senior Student Shows will be featured throughout the year including: Jodi Ponsness, Sophie Karakatsoulis, and Justin Cameron from October 30 - November 4, Laura Douglas and Chris Soash from November 611, Dan Lynch, Courtney Bomkamp, and Anthony Molzahn from November 1318, Doug Lefebvre, Andrew Theros, and Brandon Hermsen from November 2025, and Masha Jordan and Kyle Schulze from November 27December 2.
The opening receptions will be on Tuesdays at 4 p.m.

For Tweed Museum information go to www.d.umn.edu/tma, contact tma@d.umn.edu, or call 726-8222.

musicEVENTS

All events will be held in the Weber Music Hall.

The Honor Bands Concert will be presented at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 3.

A Band Concert: World Winds will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 4.

A Faculty Artist Recital: Faculty at Play II will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 5.

The Ovation Guest Artist Series presents: Camerata Bariloche. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 10.

All Jazz will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13.

A UMD Band Extravaganza will be held at 3 p.m. on Sun., November 18.

A Percussion Ensemble Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 19.

A Faculty Artist Recital: Bassoon2 will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20.

A Guitar Ensemble Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 26.

Sounds of the Season: Orchestra Concert - On the Edge will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 1.

filmEVENTS

TURKISH FILM: TAKVA
The film Takva (2001) will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on November 11 in the Weber Music Hall.

theatre EVENTS

DINNER WITH FRIENDS
The sober, wise, and extremely funny play Dinner with Friends will be presented at 7:30 p.m. from November 29 - December 2 and December 4 - 8 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center Dudley Experimental Theatre. When a couple decides to split after 12 years of marriage, their friends are forced to examine their own marriage. Dinner with Friends is a keen and witty examination of our times.
For information call 726-8561.

athletic EVENTS

MEN'S HOCKEY
The UMD Men’s Hockey team will play Michigan Tech at 7:37 p.m. on November 16 and 7:07 p.m. on November 17, Alaska Anchorage at 7:07 p.m. on December 7 and 8, U.S. National Under - 18 at 7:07 p.m. on December 14, and Bemidji State at 7:07 p.m. on January 4. All games will be played at the DECC.

MEN'S BASKETBALL
The UMD Men's Basketball team will play Michigan Tech at 8 p.m. on November 23, Northern Michigan at 8 p.m. on November 24, Concordia-St. Paul at 7 p.m. on November 27 (UMD Faculty Appreciation Day), Northland College at 7 p.m. on November 29, and St. Scholastica at 3 p.m. on December 1 (Youth Day). All games will be played in the Romano Gym.

WOMEN'S HOCKEY
The UMD Women’s Hockey team will play Minnesota at 3:37 p.m. on November 17 and 3:07 p.m. on November 18, MSU-Mankato at 7:07 on November 23 and 24, Ohio State at 3:37 p.m. on December 8 and at 3:07 p.m. on December 9, and North Dakota at 7:07 p.m. on January 25 and 26. All games will be played at the DECC.

VOLLEYBALL
The volleyball team will play South Dakota at 4 p.m. on November 10. The games will be held in the Romano Gym.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
The UMD Women's Basketball team will play Michigan Tech at 6 p.m. on November 23, Northern Michigan at 6 p.m. on November 24, Concordia-St. Paul at 1 p.m. on December 15, Lake Superior State at 7 p.m. on December 21, Northern State at 1 p.m. on December 30, and MSU-Mankato at 6 p.m. on January 10. All games are played in the Romano Gym.

For 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: Astronomical Superstitions Part II on October 31, and An Introduction to the November Night Sky on November 7.
For more information call 218-726-7129.

VIZ LAB PRESENTATIONS
Summer Grant research presentations will be held in the Viz Lab, 154 MPAC. All presentations are held at noon.

On Wednesday, October 31 Joellyn Rock will present, “The Making of a Mockumentary.”

On Wednesday, November 7 Jean “Rudy” Perrault will present, “Restoring Hope: a multimedia presentation of the people of Haiti.”

For information contact Lisa Fitzpatrick at 726-8093.

LIBRARY RESOURES BROWN BAG LUNCH
Look Before You Leap: Shopping Decisions Made Easy will be held from 12:10 - 12:50 on Wednesday, October 31 in the Garden Room. Learn to search UMD Library resources to find current consumer product reviews. Special attention will be given to the UMD Library’s subscription to Consumer Reports.
For more information contact Sue Trettel at 726-7486.

UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR INSTRUCTION
Universal Design for Instruction: Small Changes that Make Big Differences will be held from 2 - 3:30 p.m. on
Thursday, November 1 in Griggs Center. Learn about small changes that make big differences, see UDI demonstrated, learn why UDI is needed in higher education, and visit a new model of accessibility.
Register with Jason Ellis at jellis2@d.umn.edu.

JOB FAIR
The Head of the Lakes Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, November 2 in the KSC Ballroom and Rafters. The job fair is sponsored by UMD Career Services, The College of St Scholastica, and University of Wisconsin-Superior.
For more information, visit http://careers.d.umn.edu/events/hol07.html or contact Career Services at 218-726-7985.

AHCD GRADUATE RESEARCH SEMINAR
Anja Bielinsky, assistant professor, Director of Graduate Studies, department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics U of M, Twin Cities, will present “DNA Replication and Genome Maintenance in Eukaryotic Cells” at noon on Monday, November 5 in SMed 130. Call Joan Olson at 726-6354 for more information.
For the complete 2007-08 schedule and more information on this speaker, visit http://www.ahc.umn.edu/duluth/Seminar/0708_Seminars.html.

IDS EVENTS
Velcro Teaching: Making Learning Stick will be presented by LeAne Rutherford from 2 - 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6 in KSC 268. This workshop will assist in overcoming the Curse of Knowledge. Learn how to cast a spell over students that will make the abstract and theoretical come alive in their minds. Contact LeAne Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu to register.

ASK A SCIENTIST
Ask a Scientist about Hibernation. Join Matt Andrews, professor of biology and a member of the UMD medical school faculty, for a lively discussion about hibernation and how scientists expect to apply this state to humans. The discussion, hosted by Minnesota Sea Grant, will take place from 7 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7 at Amazing Grace Bakery and Café, 394 S. Lake Ave., Canal Park, Duluth.

CUFS USERS
Change Management Consultant Kristin Berns of the Twin Cities Office of Human Resources will present a special session on CUFS. This session is for anyone who is a current CUFS user or may be using the new EFS system. The session will be held two times, from 1 - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7 in the Garden Room and from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 8 in the Garden Room. Register by November 5 by emailing Tanisha at tclee@d.umn.edu.
For more information call Tanisha at 726-7161.

PREVENTION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT
A workshop on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment will be held from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 8 in the Garden Room. Deborah Petersen-Perlman and Mary Cameron, will present the workshop. Participants will review the U of M Sexual Harassment policy, federal and state law regarding sexual harassment, procedures for investigating sexual harassment complaints, and standards applied to evaluation of sexual harassment claims. Participants will be asked to analyze scenes from North Country using the standards learned in the first half of the workshops.
For information, call Cathy Rackliffe at 726-6827.

GEOLOGY SEMINARS
Seminars begin at 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.

Sally Goodman, Emerald Erickson, Susie Karberg – graduate students, UMD, Department of Geological Sciences will present “Report from Fellows on the new GK-12 NSF Grant,” on Thursday, November 8 in KPlz 312.

Joshua Feinberg, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Department of Geology and Geophysics, will present
“Single Crystal Paleomagnetism: A New Approach to Measuring the Ancient Magnetic Field of the Earth and Solar System,” on Thursday, November 15 in KPlz 312.
For more information write to geol@d.umn.edu.

ALWORTH BROWN BAG LUNCHES
Events are held at noon in the Library Rotunda unless otherwise stated.

William O. Henderson, Alworth Institute Director, will speak on “Edinburgh in the Age of Enlightenment” on November 1.

Lydia Lopez will speak on “Sewing Seeds of Resistance: Colombia Flower Unions, U.S. Policy and the Struggle for Dignity” on November 8.

Zhuangyi Liu will speak on “China Perspective: UMD’s Study Chinese Language in China Program” on November 15.

Ron Marchese will speak on “More than a Famous Battle: Archaeological Investigations at the Ancient Town of Plataiai, Greece” on December 6 in the Kirby Rafters.

For information visit www.alworth.org or call 726-7493.

ITSS SEMINARS AND ECLASSES
ITSS Technology Seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays and 3 p.m. on Thursdays in the Viz Lab MPAC 154.

On November 1 Bruce Reeves presents “UMConnect (Breeze).”

For info, contact Lisa Fitzpatrick at 726-8671.

Participate in eClasses at any time and from anywhere; see: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/eclasses/.
ITSS also offers Self-Paced Training classes: “What is Copyright?” and Copyright 102: “Copyright for Faculty.”


For information and registration links visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/SPLA/itss.html.

CLA RESEARCH THURSDAYS
Jason Ford, Department of Philosophy, will present Saving Time: How Attention Can Explain Supposedly Superflous Representations from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. on November 15, in the Library Rotunda. This event is free and open to the public. For more info contact Jerry Pepper at 726-7274.

IDS EARLY CAREER FACULTY SESSIONS
Instructional Development Service (IDS) is offering a series of sessions this fall especially designed for new faculty. All sessions are held from noon to 2 p.m. on Fridays.

Learning Styles and Course Design will be held on November 2 in KSC 333.

Student Assessment will be held on November 16 in KSC 323.

Active Learning Strategies will be held on November 30 in KSC 333.

Teaching Assessment will be held on December 14 in KSC 333.

To register, contact Shelley Smith at ssmith3@d.umn.edu or 726-7715.

ALWORTH LECTURES/ EVENTS
Scott Laderman will speak on “Tourism and Memory in Vietnam,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14 in the Library Rotunda.

William Henderson will speak on “Glasgow: From Medieval to Post-Modern City” at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, November 30, at the St. Andrew’s Night Diner at the Alworth.

For information visit www.alworth.org or call 726-7493.

special EVENTS

FALL MULTI-CULTURAL EVENTS
“El Día De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Exhibition Display” will be held through November 4 in the UMD Multicultural Center KSC 270. The Day of the Dead is a tradition which dates back to the Aztecs who believed that the soul of the dead returns home to the world of the living.

“Native American Women and Spirituality” will be held at noon on Wednesday, October 31 in KSC 268. It is sponsored by Women’s Resource Action Center and Women’s Studies Department at 726-8444.

A Halloween movie will be held from noon - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, in the KSC 273 Multimedia room. It is sponsored by Black Student Association.

Family Day Event for “Día de los Muertos” will be held from 2 - 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 3 in the Griggs Center. It is sponsored by the Latino/Chicana Student Association. For info call 726-8444.

The film: Made in L.A. directed by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahor, will be shown at 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Monday, November 5 in KSC 273. It is sponsored by the Hispanic/Latino/Chicana Learning Resource Center and Latino/Chicana Student Association. For info, call 726-8444.

The film: Through Deaf Eyes will be shown from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday November 7, in K273B. A discussion will follow the film. The event is sponsored by Access For All. For info, call 726-6130

Int'l Education Week runs from November 12 - 16.

The film: A Beautiful Mind will be shown from 3 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, in K273B. This is sponsored by Access For All. For info, call 726-6130.

QASU tabling for the Transgender Day of Remembrance, will be held on Tuesday, November 20 in front of the bookstore. The event is sponsored by Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Services. For more info contact Angie Nichols at 726-7300.

A Kwanza Celebration will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 1 in the Kirby Ballroom. The event is sponsored by Black Student Association.

The Dudley Experimental Theatre will do an ASL Interpreted Performance of “Dinner with Friends” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 2.

“Historical Divisions, Myths and Stereotypes Distinguishing African and African American Similarities and Differences," will be presented by Quinnita Morris, Director of African American Learning Resource Center, from 3 - 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, in KSC 268.

NIGHTWALK
Join Greg Fox, Vice Chancellor of Finance and Operations, and Thomas DeMinico, President of the Student Association, for the annual “Nightwalk” for Campus Safety from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 5. Meet inside the Kirby Bus Hub at 6 p.m. The purpose of the “Nightwalk” is to walk together, covering all outside and several inside areas of the campus. Wear clothing appropriate for walking outside and bring a flashlight.
For more information contact Greg Fox at 726-7101

AMERICAN INDIANS IN MN SERIES
Karen Diver will speak on “Best Practices in Governance and Economic Development at Fond du Lac: a Personal Perspective” at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 5 in the Kirby Ballroom. Diver, the first woman elected chair of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, graduated from UMD in 1987 with a degree in Economics and in 2003 obtained a Master in Public Administration degree from Harvard University. She was elected chair in February 2007, and now heads a tribal government that employs between 1,600-1,800 people and has over $300 million in assets.

The UMD American Indians in Minnesota series is part of the University of Minnesota’s celebration of the Sesquicentennial of the State of Minnesota. will continue in Spring 2008 with author David Treuer at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 28 in the Library Rotunda, authors Heid E. Erdrich and Lise Erdrich at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 14 in the Kirby Ballroom, and musician Paul LaRoche at 7 p.m. on Monday March 3 (tentative), in the Kirby Ballroom.

For information contact the American Indian Learning Resource Center at 726-6379.

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK
Sewing Seeds of Resistance: Colombia Flower Unions, US Policy and the Struggle for Dignity by Lydia Lopez, president of a Colombian flower-workers union, will be held at noon on Thursday, November 8 in the Library Rotunda. The event is sponsored by Hispanic/Latino/Chicana Learning Resource Center, Latino/Chicana Student Association, and Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute of International Studies. For info, call 726-8444.

“Hmong, 30 Years at the Cross Road,” will be presented by Koua Vang, director-Asian Pacific/Islander American Learning Resource Center from 3 - 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 8 in KSC 268. For information call 726-6335.

The International Taste of UMD will be held from 2 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 10 at Hope United Methodist Church. This event is sponsored by the International Club.

The APPA Culture Show will be held from 5 - 9 p.m. on Saturday, November 10 in the Kirby Ballroom. The event is sponsored by the Asian Pacific/Islander American Association.

The International Film Fest will present the film Tavka from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 11 in the Weber Music Hall.

The MPIRG Fair Trade Fair will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Monday, November 12 and Tuesday, November 13 in the Garden Room. Stop by to browse or purchase Fair Trade items from vendors.

The International Education Office Open House will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Monday, November 12 and Friday, November 16 in 138 Kirby Plaza. Learn about study abroad opportunities, speak with program staff, meet returned study abroad participants and share your experiences abroad. Visit the IEO website at www.d.umn.edu/ieo/.

Study Abroad 101 will be held from 4 - 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13 in Solon Campus Center. Learn the basics of study abroad at this session: information about program selection, financial aid, course transfer, scholarships and more.

An Egg Roll Sale will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14 outside the Bookstore. This event is sponsored by the International Club.

The Alworth Institute International Lecture Series will present Tourism and Memory in Vietnam with Scott Laderman, assistant professor, History Department, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14 in the UMD Library Rotunda.

A Brown Bag lunch: “China Perspective: UMD’s Study Chinese Language in China Program,” will be held at noon on Thursday, November 15 in the Library Rotunda. It is sponsored by the Alworth Institute for International Studies.

The annual Salsa Dance will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 17 in the Kirby Ballroom. It is sponsored by Latino/Chicana Student Association.

For more information on any of these events contact Leigh Neys at lneys@d.umn.edu.

MASTERS OF SOCIAL WORK OPEN HOUSE
The Department of Social Work will hold an informational open house from 4 - 6 p.m. Monday, November 12 in 220 Bohannon Hall with refreshments. Interested in a MSW? Contact Sandy Maturi at 726-8497.

LSBE PROFESSOR FOR A DAY
LSBE will hold Professor for a Day events on Tuesday, November 13. For information, call 726-6696.

UMD COACHES RADIO LUNCH
Live radio shows featuring UMD coaches will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on selected Fridays at Grandma’s Sports Garden. Live radio broadcasts will be held with question and answer sessions. Game of the week strategies will also be discussed by UMD and opposing coaches. There will be ticket giveaways, door prizes, and an all-you-can-eat Bulldog buffet for purchase. Hockey coach Scott Sandelin will be at Grandma’s on Friday, November 16, December 7 & 14, January 4, 11, & 18, and February 22 & 29.
For information contact Mark Rudolph at 726-8483.

AIDS QUILT
The AIDS Memorial Quilt/NAMES Project is coming to UMD for the first time in a decade. UMD GLBT Services will host 15 of the Quilts’ 12’ x 12’ panels including a diverse representation of well-known individuals such as Pedro Zamora, Liberace, Randy Shilts, Keith Haring, and Ryan White. It also contains panels reflecting African-American, Asian, Latino, American Indian, International, and Women’s and GLBT communities. Three local panel requests were made. The display is free and open to the public in the UMD Kirby Student Center Ballroom on: Wednesday, December 5 from noon - 7 p.m.; Thursday, December 6 from noon - 7 p.m.; Friday, December 7 from noon - 7 p.m.; and Saturday, December 8 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
To volunteer or for more information, see http://www.d.umn.edu/mlrc/glbt or call 726-7300.

glensheen EVENTS
Glensheen’s Winter hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours are held on Saturdays and Sundays only through May 26. For information e-mail glen@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8910.

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