Tuesday, January 29, 2008 * Volume 25, Number 8

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art EVENTS  


“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 August 10 .

“AT HOME(S): A Window Into the World of Duluth’s Collectors,” curated by Renaissance art historian and Department of Art and Design faculty member Jennifer Webb, showcases unique items from wealthy Duluth homes of the early 20th century. The Community Curators Series draws on local collections including Glensheen Historic Estate, Tweed Museum of Art, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center, and UMD Library’s Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Collection. The exhibition will be held through March 16.

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

“Ojibwe Inabandamowin (Ojibwe Dreams): Drawings by William Wilson,” is on display through March 31.

“Ceramics and Drawings,” by Dave Lynas will be on display from March 11 through June 15.

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. Deborah Mersky, public artist, will speak at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12 and David Stark, art historian and educator, will speak at 6 p.m. on February 26.

Senior Student Shows will be featured throughout the year including: Anna Mattson, Emma Kratoska, and Kristi Henrickson through February 3, Ellen Kretzschmar and Emily Schansberg from February 5 - 10, Katie Djerf from February 12 - 17 Danielle McCalliser and Calley O’Neil from February 19 - 24, and Annalie Norlander, Jenna Ammerman and JR Mathews from February 26 - March 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.


All events will be held in the Weber Music Hall.

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

An Ovation Guest Artist Series Concert with Sharon Isbin on guitar and Gemma Coma-Alabert, mezzo-soprano will be held at 7:30 p.m. on February 19.

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

The Twin Ports Wind Ensemble Concert with Johan De Meij will be held at 7:30 p.m. on February 23.

The Twin Ports Band Concert with 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.

A Jazz Concert featuring the Jeff Tain Watts Quartet will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 6 and 7.

The Junior High Honor Band Concert will be held at 4:30 p.m. on March 5.

The Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 8.

The Mid-Winter Choral Concert will be held at 3 p.m. on March 9.

A Faculty Artist Recital: L’Amour de la France will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 10.

A Guitar Ensemble Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 25.

The 7th Annual Student Concerto Competition Concert will be held at 3 p.m. on March 30.

For more information, call 726-8561.

theatre EVENTS

A Flea in her Ear will be performed at 7:30 p.m. from February 14 - 16 and 20 - 23 and at 2 p.m. on Feb 17 at the Marshall Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theatre. Eccentric characters, misunderstandings, clandestine trysts, and misplaced jealousies create overall fun and mayhem.

For more information, call 726-8561

athletic EVENTS

The UMD Men's Hockey team will play Colorado College at 7:37 p.m. on February 22 and 23 and North Dakota at 2:07 p.m. on March 1 and 2. All games will be played at the DECC.

The UMD Men's Basketball team will play 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 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). The WCHA Playoff Championships will be held on March 8 and 9. All games will be played at the DECC. Women's Frozen Four: UMD is hosting the NCAA Women's Frozen Four on March 20 and 22 at the DECC. Tickets for the 2008 NCAA Women's Four Frozen are now on sale.

The UMD Women's Basketball team will play 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, faculty and staff

The Instructional Development Service (IDS) invites participation in an ongoing faculty group, WRITE NOW. The first of four meetings will be held from 2:30 - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, in KSC 351.

Tech Talk is a forum for faculty from every corner of the campus and an arena for educational adventure. Tech Talks are held from noon - 1 p.m. The dates for Tech Talks are as follows: Friday, February 15 in Griggs Center, Thursday, March 27 in Griggs Center, Friday, April 18 in KSC 355-357, and Friday, May 16 in Griggs Center.

To register for either of the above events e-mail LeAne Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu.

The Instructional Development Service (IDS) will offer a series of sessions this Spring Semester especially designed for new faculty. IDS requests that those who sign up attend all six sessions as they are designed to help participants build solid and coherent syllabi and course curricula over the course of the series.
There will be 20 slots available. Topics, dates and times include:
Early Career #1: Starting Out on the Right Foot will be held from noon - 2 p.m. on Friday, February 22 in 351 Bohannon Hall.

Early Career #2: Classroom Management will be held from noon - 2 p.m. on Friday, March 7 in 351 Bohannon Hall.

Early Career #3: Course Design will be held from noon - 2 p.m. on Friday, March 28 in 351 Bohannon Hall.

Early Career #4: Student Assessment will be held from noon - 2 p.m. on Friday, April 11 in 351 Bohannon Hall.

Early Career #5: Active Learning Strategies will be held from noon - 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25 in 351 Bohannon Hall.

Early Career #6: Teaching Assessment will be held from noon - 2 p.m. on Friday, May 9 in 351 Bohannon Hall.

To register, contact Shelley Smith at ssmith3@d.umn.edu or 726-7715 by Friday, February 15.

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

UMD Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin and the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies present a lecture by former U.S. Vice President and U.S. Senator Walter F. Mondale, at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 31 in the UMD Weber Music Hall. Mondale’s speech, titled “Foreign Policy Development and Presidential Candidates”, is the UMD 2008 Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Annual Memorial Lecture.

For more information on this event contact Michelle Rowley at 726-7493 or e-mail alworth@d.umn.edu.

The Department of Biology at UMD will be hosting two seminars.

“Competition between cyanobacteria and green algae: factors affecting Microcystis aeruginosa and Chlorella vulgari growth in direct competition” will be presented by Mike Aho biology master’s degree candidate, UMD at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 31 in room 115 Swenson Science Building.

“Exotic earthworm invasion dynamics and forest decline syndrome” will be presented by Cindy Hale research associate, NRRI, UMD at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, February 1 in room 185 Life Science.

For more information about any of the seminars contact the biology office at 726-6262.

The seminars are held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays, in Life Sci 185 (unless otherwise indicated.)

On January 31, Matt Kuchta, instructor, University of Minnesota Duluth, Geological Sciences will present, Digital Photography and Photoshop: tips and techniques for geologists.

On February 21, Stephen T. Allard, geoscience department, Winona State University, Winona, MN will present, Fold-shear coupled deformation in the Black Hills, local structure or regional-scale event.

On March 6, Laurel G. Woodruff, U.S. geological survey, Minnesota Water Science Center, Mounds View, MN will present on the, Impact of forest fire on mercury in forest soils in northern Minnesota: short- and long-term effects.

On March 13, Geoff Pignotta, assistant professor, Geology, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire will present.

On April 24, Patrick Belmont, postdoctoral associate, National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, University of Minnesota, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory will present.

For more information contact Cathy Dziuk at 726-8385.

Preparing for Winter Adventures: Key Points for Managing Safety, First Aid and Survival will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30 in the Garden Room.

A general framework for managing safety, first aid and survival in winter will be presented. The concepts will then be applied to various “what-if” winter outdoor scenarios to determine how to maintain an enjoyable outing or how to resolve problems.

To register send an email to hrhelp@d.umn.edu. For more information contact Cathy Rackliffe at 726-6827.

Reducing Energy Costs in the Home or Apartment with guest speaker: Dean Talbott from Minnesota Power will be held from 5 - 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, in Griggs Center. This event is sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement and UMD’s Sustainability Coalition.
For any questions regarding this event, call 726-6623.

A Volunteer Fair open to students/faculty/staff will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday, February 4 in the Kirby Ballroom. Over 50 Duluth community sites will be attending.
For any questions regarding the Volunteer Fair, call 726-8482.

Michael Sunnafrank, Department of Communication, will present “At First Sight: Persistent Relational Effects of Get-acquainted Conversations” from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. on January 31, in the Library Rotunda. The presentation will start at 3:20 p.m. Questions and comments will follow the presentation, all are welcome to attend, and the event is free and open to the public.
For more info contact Jerry Pepper at 726-7274.

Remond Fijneman, senior post doc, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Departments of Medical Oncology and Pathology, will present “Effects of genomic alterations in colon tumor epithelium on stroma content and identification of biomarkers for early diagnosis of colorectal cancer” at noon on Monday, February 1, in SMed 142. For more information call Joan Olson at 726-6354.

“What it took to get there” will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, February 4 in the Rafters.
In February of 2007, Karen Diver became the first female chair of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in northern Minnesota. To achieve this honor at age 45 is impressive, but what’s more impressive is what it took her to get to this position. Karen will talk about how the tribe is organized, what their achievements and successes have been, what her responsibilities are, and “what it took to get there.”
For more information contact Krista Hill at 726-7515.

Charles Gessert, senior research scientist with the SMDC Health System, will discuss normal aging, offer ideas about how to age gracefully, and explore some of the special opportunities and responsibilities of old age.
The discussion, hosted by Minnesota Sea Grant, will take place from 7 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6 at the Amazing Grace Bakery and Café located on 394 S. Lake Ave., Canal Park, Duluth.
“Ask a Scientist” is inspired by the internationally successful Café Scientifique and backed by Nova scienceNOW. For more information visit www.seagrant.umn.edu/news/aas.

A Blood Drive will be held from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 7. The Blood Mobile will be located outside of Kirby Plaza by the bus hub. To set up an appointment or to ask any questions, call Tanisha Lee at 726-7161.

The American Indians in Minnesota: Personal Histories series continues
with two events: Authors Heid Erdrich and Lise Erdrich on February 14 and David Larsen on March 13. For info, contact the American Indian Learning Resource Center at 218-726-6379.
Authors Heid Erdrich and Lise Erdrich will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, in the Kirby Ballroom. Heid E. Erdrich, is author of three collections of   poetry, The Mother's Tongue, National Monuments, and Fishing for Myth, as well as   co-editor of Sister Nations: Native American Women on Community. She co-founded the Turtle Mountain Writing Workshop with Louise Erdrich, her sister. Her books have each
been nominated for the Minnesota Book Awards and her writing has received numerous grants and honors. Her degrees are from Dartmouth and Johns Hopkins. Lise Erdrich, is the author of Night Train, her first collection of short fiction. She has also published Bears Make Rock Soup and Sacagawea, two books for children. A member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, she was born in Minnesota, lives in Wahpeton, North Dakota, and has been occupied in the fields of Indian Health Service and Indian Education for twenty years. Co-sponsored by Lake Superior Writers.
Tribal Historian and Elder David Larsen will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 13 in the Weber Music Hall. The event is presented by the UMD Center for Genocide, Holocaust, and Human Rights Studies. Larsen will speak on “History of American Racism and How it Affects us as People.” He is a Dakota educator and elder, former Tribal Chairman of the Lower Sioux Community, Tribal Historian, and descendant of Chief Wapasha (Wabasha). He will discuss the plight of American Indians as the Civil War raged and western expansion spread. His words add the Native voice to understanding of Minnesota and American history. He brings the spirituality of the Dakota into his presentation, and emphasizes today's struggle in the Dakota community to preserve Dakota language and culture.

Stop by the Study Abroad Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 14 in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom. All UMD programs will be represented with numerous outside program providers also in attendance. Meet with program staff, ask questions, learn about financial aid, credit transfer and more. See the website at http://www.d.umn.edu/ieo for more information.

UMD’s Out Cold Week this year is February 25-29. Events featured are the annual Frozen Yeti Film Festival, Department Decorating Contest, Outdoor Sledding Competition, and more. T-Shirts will be sold the week prior and during Out Cold week on the First floor Kirby Student Center, in front of UMD Stores.
Watch the Kirby Student Center’s website in coming weeks for more information at www.d.umn.edu/kirby. Contact Christina Geissler with any questions: cgeissle@d.umn.edu or 726-8739.

The UM Job and Internship Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, February 25 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The fair is free and open to all U of M undergraduates, graduate students and recent alumni. Pre-registration is required at www.umjobfair.org.
Career Services will provide a free bus from UMD to the fair and back. Sign up for the bus by February 21 in Career Services, 22 Solon Campus Center. Registration for the fair does not guarantee a seat on the bus, register for both.
For more information about the fair and a list of employers, visit www.umjobfair.org or call 218-726-7985 or email carserv@d.umn.edu.

special EVENTS

American Indian Related Programs, 2008 Spring Feast, will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, in the UMD Kirby Ballroom, 3rd Floor Kirby. The speaker will be Brian McInnes, UMD Education Instructor with an Emphasis on Ojibwe Language Revitalization. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Lea Carr at 726-6976.

Two-Spirit Speaker Richard LaFortune will present “Restoring Our Memory and Our Cultures” with a feast to follow at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19 in the Kirby Ballroom. For more information call Angie Nichols at 726-7300 or Rick Smith at 726-6293.

The UMD International Club will present the 40th annual Feast of Nations featuring a worldly selection of foods to feast on and performers from around the globe at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 23 in the Kirby Ballroom. Tickets will be on sale from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. in front of the bookstore on the ground floor of KSC on the following dates: Monday, Feb. 4, Thursday, Feb. 7, Friday, Feb. 8, and Feb. 11,13,15 and Feb. 18-22 until sold out. Ticket prices are $10 students of all ages,
$15 adults, and children 5 and under free. For more information contact Trisha O’Keefe, at 726-7531, or e-mail pokeefe@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, February 22 & 29.
For information contact Mark Rudolph at 726-8483.

glensheen EVENTS

Celebrate Valentine's Day, February 14 and 16 at Glensheen, the historic Congdon estate. The event begins with an abbreviated tour and is followed by a candlelit meal in the charming Winter Garden.

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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