Tuesday, December 4, 2007 * Volume 25, Number 7

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art EVENTS  


“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 through February 24.

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

“All Representations of Thoughts for Art and Science,” by Todd Siler will be on display through March 30.

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. Todd Siler, author, visual artist, inventor, and educator, will speak at 6 p.m. on Tues., December 4 and Deborah Mersky will speak at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12.

UMD Senior Student Shows will be featured throughout the year including: Ashley Anderson, Nicole Bro, and Katy Kittelson from December 4-9, and Neal Peterson from December 11-16. 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.


All events will be held in the Weber Music Hall.

Opera Scenes will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 6 and Friday, December 7.

A Chamber Orchestra Concert: Turkish Delights will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 8.

Sounds of the Season: Choral Concert will be held at 1:30 p.m and the Sounds of the Season: Band Concert will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 9.

The Winter Jazz Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12.

The Vocal Jazz Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 14.

A Faculty Artist Recital: “Northern Class” with Tom Wegren will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, January 28.

The Junior High/Middle School Honor Choir Concert will be held at 4 p.m. on January 29.

A Facculty Artist Recital: Jefferson Campbell, Bassoon will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 11.

A Facculty Artist Recital: Rachel and Elsie Inselman will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 21.

The Twin Ports Wind Ensemble Concert: Johan De Meij will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 24.

A Faculty Artist Recital: U3 Trio Concert, "First Trio," will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 25.

theatre EVENTS

The sober, wise, and extremely funny play, Dinner with Friends will be presented at 7:30 p.m. from 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

The UMD Men's Hockey team will play 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. MSU-Mankato at 7:07 p.m. on January 11 and 12, Minnesota at 7:07 p.m. on January 18 and 19, and Colorado College at 7:37 p.m. on February 22 and 23. All games will be played at the DECC.

The UMD Men's Basketball team will play Southwest Minnesota State at 3 p.m. on December 16, MSU-Mankato at 8 p.m. on January 10, Augustana College at 8 p.m. on January 17, Nebraska-Omaha at 3 p.m. on January 19, St. Cloud State at 3 p.m. on January 26 (Alumni Day), North Dakota at 3 p.m. on February 16, and South Dakota at 3 p.m. on February 23 (Senior Day). All games will be played in the Romano Gym.

The UMD Women’s Hockey team will play Ohio State at 3:37 p.m. on December 8 and at 3:07 p.m. on December 9, North Dakota at 7:07 p.m. on January 25 and 26, Wisconsin at 7:07 p.m. on February 8 and 9, and St. Cloud State at 3:37 p.m. on February 23 and at 3:07 p.m. on February 24 (Senior Day). All games will be played at the DECC.

The UMD Women's Basketball team will play 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, MSU-Mankato at 6 p.m. on January 10, Augustana College at 6 p.m. on January 17, Nebraska-Omaha at 1 p.m. on January 19, St. Cloud State at 1 p.m. on January 26, North Dakota at 1 p.m. on February 16, and South Dakota at 1 p.m. on February 23. 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

New York Times representative, Paul Wilson, will be on campus to demonstrate how faculty, staff, and students can access New York Times online content for free. The demonstration will take place from noon - 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 6 in Kirby Student Center 268. Space is limited, so RSVP with Jason Ellis at jellis2@d.umn.edu or 726-6355.

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. Teaching Assessment will be held on December 14 in KSC 333. To register, contact Shelley Smith at ssmith3@d.umn.edu or 726-7715.

Enhancing, Innovating, and Strategizing: A Showcase of New Products and Projects by Bush Grant Participants will be held from 3 - 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4, Garden Room. This colloquium showcases new projects by faculty members participating in the Archibald Bush Foundation Grant for Enhancing Student Learning through Innovative Teaching and Technology Strategies Members, coordinated by Bilin Tsai. To register for this event contact Jason Ellis at 726-6355 or jellis2@d.umn.edu.

The M.W. Alworth Planetarium is offering free, public shows every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Upcoming shows include: Stargazing Tonight on December 5 and Can Astronomy help save our planet? on December 12. For more information call 218-726-7129.

Come to a free screening of the independent film, “Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea,” at 8 p.m. on Wednesday December 5 in the Life Sciences Bldg., Auditorium 185. The award-winning film details the sea’s progression, from its heyday as the “California Riviera” where boaters and Beach Boys mingled in paradise to its present state as a decaying, forgotten ecological disaster that contains lessons for us on the shores of Lake Superior. A Q&A session with California director Chris Metzler and water experts Rich Axler (NRRI) and Jesse Schomberg (Sea Grant) will be held following the film.
For more information visit www.seagrant.umn.edu/news/aas.

Ron Marchese will speak on “More than a Famous Battle: Archaeological Investigations at the Ancient Town of Plataiai, Greece” at noon on December 6 in the Kirby Rafters. For information visit www.alworth.org or call 726-7493.

David Beard, Department of Writing Studies, will present “Definition and Ideology in the New Rhetoric: I. A. Richards, Richard Weaver, and Current Research on Definitions,” from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. on December 13 in the Library Rotunda. Social time will begin at 3:15, with the presentation starting at 3:20. All are welcome to attend this free event. For more info contact Jerry Pepper at 726-7274.

The Master of Environmental Health & Safety program invites anyone interested in finding out more about the UMD Master of Environmental Health & Safety program to an informational seminar which will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, December 13 in 201 Voss-Kovach Hall. Refreshments will be provided. If interested in an MEHS but are unable to attend the seminar, call 726-8117, email mehs@d.umn.edu, or visit our home page at http://mehs.d.umn.edu.

All seminars are at 3 p.m. in classroom 165 in the Medical School Duluth unless noted otherwise.
“Changes in quality of life of homeless girls with access to health care” will be held on Tuesday, December 11.
For more information visit: http://www.med.umn.edu/duluth/research/seminars/home.html.

special EVENTS

“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.

Joseph Maiolo, Department of English, will read Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory" at 4 pm on December 12 in the Weber Music Hall. "A Christmas Memory" has been called a holiday classic. It's the autobiographical account of a simpler Christmas celebrated by a young boy, "Buddy" and his elderly distant cousin. Maiolo's been hosting a public reading of Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory" every year for nearly 30 years. He will also read his story "Saint Matthew in Appalachia" at 3 p.m. on December 13 in the Weber Music Hall. For information contact 726-8228 or engl@d.umn.edu.

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. Game of the week strategies will 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, December 7 & 14, January 4, 11, & 18, and February 22 & 29. For information contact Mark Rudolph at 726-8483.

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 info, see http://www.d.umn.edu/mlrc/glbt or call 726-7300.

glensheen EVENTS

Glensheen's Holiday Brunches and Tours will be held every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday in December. The tour begins at 9:30 a.m. with brunch following at 10:30 a.m.

Holiday Tea for Dolly and Me is an event where children bring their special doll to Glensheen. This production includes a holiday program and a sophisticated tea.

Glensheen’s Holiday Twilight Tours begin at 2 p.m. and run through 6 p.m. five nights: December 27 through December 31.

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


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