Tuesday, March 11, 2008 * Volume 25, Number 11

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art EVENTS  


“Portrait, Identity, Culture: Across Time, Space and Meaning,” selections from the permanent collection, isdisplay through August 10 .

“AT HOME(S): A Window Into the World of Duluth’s Collectors,” is on displaythrough March 16.

“All Representations of Thoughts for Art and Science,” by Todd Siler is 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 through June 15.

The Art + Design Lecture Series brings artists and designers to speak about their work and experience. Dave Lynas, artist and potter, will speak at 6 p.m. on March 11, and Michael Martin, photographer, director, and curator, will speak at 6 p.m. on March 25 in the Tweed Lecture Gallery.

Senior Student Shows will be featured throughout the year including: Joe Leek and Tom Bradseth from March 11 - 16; Nicole Hovick, John Kocon and Tony Jacobsen from March 18 - 23; Tyne Lunden, Jenny Bradley and Heather Marie Bloom from March 25 -30; Keely A. Johnson, Abby Goodell, and Kelly Thompson from April 16; Mandy McLuen, Ryan Kidder, and Joe Mohs from April 813; and Marisa Mowers, Micah Gast, and Rachel Lybeck from April 1520. The opening receptions will be held 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 Guitar Ensemble Concert will be held on March 25.

The 7th Annual Student Concerto Competition Concert will be held on March 30.

The Vocal Jazz Cabaret Concerts will be held on April 3, April 4, and April 5.

A Faculty Artist Recital: Faculty at Play III will be held on April 7.

The New Music Festival Concert will be held on April 11.

The Jazz Combo Concert will be held on April 15.

An Ovation Guest Artist Series Concert: Hüseyin Sermet, piano will be held on April 17.

The Chamber Orchestra Concert will be held on April 19.

The Opera: The Merry Widow will be held on April 24, April 25, and April 26 at the Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center. Tickets will be available at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 727-2121, Duluth Younkers, all TicketMaster locations and in person at the DECC Ticket Office. The Opera will be performed in German with English supertitles.

The Percussion Ensemble Concert will be held on April 28.

The Band Concert: American Dreams will be held at 3 p.m. on April 27.

For more information, call 726-8561.

theatre EVENTS

Bus Stop, a romantic and comedic drama, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. from March 13-15 and 25-29 and at 2 p.m. on March 30 at the Marshall Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theatre. The plot concerns a busload of weary travelers who are forced by a snowstorm to stay overnight at a roadside diner.

For more information, call 726-8561.

athletic EVENTS

The UMD Men’s Baseball team will play Concordia- St. Paul at 2 p.m. on April 9, Bemidji State at 2 p.m. on April 17, North Dakota at 1 p.m. on April 18, Winona State at 2 p.m. on April 24, MSU-Mankato (Alumni Day) at 1 p.m. on April 26, MSU-Mankato at noon on April 27, Augustana at 1 p.m. on May 2, and Augustana (Senior Day) at noon on May 3. All games will be played on campus at Bulldog Park, adjacent to Griggs Field.

The UMD Women's Hockey team will play Mercyhurst College (NCAA QUARTERFINAL) at 2:07 p.m. on March 15. 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 Tennis team will play Bemidji State at 8 a.m. on March 29 and MSU Moorhead at 5 p.m. on March 29. All matches are held in the Field House.

The UMD Women’s Softball Team will play Bemidji State at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on April 8, Concordia- St. Paul at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on April 15, Wisconsin-Superior at 3 p.m. and St. Scholastica at 5 p.m. on April 16, South Dakota at noon and 2 p.m. on April 18, Nebraska-Omaha at noon and 2 p.m. on April 19, and North Dakota at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on April 21. All games are played at the UMD Junction Avenue Field.

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

EVENTS, faculty and staff

Digging Deeper: Strategies for Creating Active Discussion with LeAne Rutherford will be held from noon - 1:30 p.m. on March 12 in Kirby Student Center 268. To register contact Jason Ellis at jellis2@d.umn.edu or 726-6355.

Tech Talk, a forum for faculty, is held fromTech Talk, a forum for faculty, is held from noon - 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 27 in Griggs Center, Friday, April 18 in KSC 355-357, and Friday, May 16 in Griggs Center. To register e-mail LeAne Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu.

UMD Wellness Program is offering a “Lunch and Learn” Series this semester with a variety of topics of interest. All sessions are free and open to faculty and staff.

Kardio Kick will be held from noon -1 p.m. on March 12.

Planning for a Healthy Retirement - Understanding Your MSRS Pension will be held from noon -1 p.m. on March 13.

Advantages of Utilizing the Medication Therapy Management Clinic (MTM) for UPlan Members will be held from noon -1 p.m. on March 19.

Health Coaching: How to Keep Exercise Fun will be held from noon - 12:45 p.m. on March 20.

Step (A Cardio Class) will be held from noon -1 p.m. on March 26.

Managing Stress and Changes in the Workplace will be held from 1 - 2 p.m. on March 27.

Common Foot and Ankle Conditions and How to Self-treat Minor Pain Associated with Them will be held from noon -1 p.m. on March 31.

Health Coaching: Healthy Eating on the Run will be held from noon- 12:45 p.m. on April 3.

Environmental Medicine/Ecological Issues will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on April 10.

Health Coaching: Ways in Changing Eating Behaviors will be held from noon - 12:45 p.m. on April 17.

QiGong will be held from noon - 1 p.m. on April 23.

To register for any of the above sessions visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/regform.htm
For more information visit HR's training website at: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/spring2008/

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

The M.W. Alworth Planetarium is offering free, public shows every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Upcoming shows include: A presentation by the Arrowhead Astronomical Society on March 12, Moons of the Solar System on March 19, and The Life and Death of Stars on March 26. Astronomy Day is on April 26. There will be star shows, presentations on many topics in astronomy, as well as helpful workshops and door prizes. Private shows available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. For information call 218-726-7129.

“Crash Course on Universal Design: A New Paradigm of Disability Identity and Inclusion” will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on March 12 in the KSC Ballroom. This year’s event will have a different focus. The day will include a presentation on The New Paradigm of Disability, Identity and Inclusion as well as a faculty panel on Universal Design. For more information contact Nancy Diener at ndiener@d.umn.edu.


Mary Currin-Percival, Department of Political Science, will present “Reports about Polls in the Media: Variation in Adherence to American Association for Public Opinion Research Disclosure Standards” from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. on March 27, in the Library Rotunda. Time will be available for questions and comments. Refreshments will be served, This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Jerry Pepper at 726-7274.

Events are held at noon in the Library Rotunda.

“China: Through the Eyes of UMD CSD and Social Work Students and Faculty” will be presented by Jolene Hyppa Martin, Lynette Carlson, Mark Mizuko, Paul Deputy, Lynn Bye, Michelle Tessier, and Katie Guerttman on Thursday, March 13.

“Listen to Girls: The International Girls Summit” will be presented by Zora Radosevich and Rachel Johnson on Thursday, March 27.

“Icelandic Landscapes, Living Legends” will be presented by Nichole Laine on Thursday, April 17.

“Images of the Divine: The Armenian Church Collections of Istanbul” will be presented by Ron Marchese on Thursday, May 1.

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

All seminars are held at 4 p.m. on Mondays in SpHC 208.

Mark Zmudy, UMD assistant professor, Adventure Education, will present “Occupational Socialization of Teachers, Ecology, and Participation Styles of Children” on March 24.

Pat Kohlin, M.Ed. candidate will present “Factors Influencing an Undergraduate’s Choice Between a Career in Adventure Education and Physical Education” on March 31.

Shayna Sellars, M.Ed. candidate will present: Integrating Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center’s “Climate and Phenology” and “Energy and CO2” Classes Into the Formal Classroom on April 7.

Dean Einerson, M.Ed. candidate will present “Identification of Behavior Intervention Strategies Utilized in Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Programs” on April 14.

Guy Merolle, M.Ed. candidate will present “A Sustainable Consumption Curriculum for the Middle Grades” on April 21.

Tiffany Smith, M.Ed. Candidate will present “Creation of a Spiraling, Interdisciplinary K-6 Curriculum for South Terrace Outdoor Learning Center” on April 28.

Kerry Hadiaris, M.Ed. candidate will present “Assessing the Usability of the University of Minnesota Extension’s Best Practices for Field Days Guidebook” on May 5.

For updates on the seminars or for more information visit: www.d.umn.edu/~tbeery.

Geology seminars are held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays, in Life Sci 185.

Geoff Pignotta, assistant professor, geology, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire will present “Magna chamber construction and evolution in the Sierra Nevada batholith: Constraints from the Jackass Lakes pluton” on March 13.

Phil Larson, Ph.D. candidate, UMD, will present “Diamond exploration in the Lac de Gras kimberlite field, Northern Territories, Canada” on April 10.

Mark Jirsa, Minnesota Geological Survey, St. Paul, Minnesota, will present “Geological Mapping in the Cavity Lake and Ham Lake Burns, Boundary Water Canoe Wilderness Area” on March 27.

Dean Peterson, Natural Resources Research Institute, will present “UMD Antarctic Magmatic Mush: pictures, stories, and insight on magmatic systems exposed in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica” on April 3.

Patrick Belmont, postdoctoral associate, National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, University of Minnesota, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory will present “Tracking sediment through drainage networks in theory and practice: applications in southern Minnesota and the Olympic Mountains, western Washington State” on April 24.

Slavik Tulaczyk, associate professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California–Santa Cruz, will present “Was Christie Bay of Great Slave Lake a large subglacial lake during glaciations?” on May 1.

For more information contact Cathy Dziuk at 726-8385.

Tribal Historian and Elder David Larsen will speak as part of The American Indians in Minnesota: Personal Histories Series, 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. For more information contact the American Indian Resource Center at 218-726-6379.

The “Be your own Personal Trainer” series is in session and meets at the RSOP welcome desk. Come dressed for movement.

“Rowing your Heart Out” will be held at 5 p.m. on March 26. Learn the skills of rowing and how effective rowing can be to strengthen the heart. The other cardio equipment found in the weight room will also be introduced.

“Stability and Balance” will be held at 5 p.m. on April 23. Learn how to use some really neat balance devices designed to improve stability and balance.

All skill levels are welcome. Note: These dates are different from the ones found in the Spring RSOP calendar.

Managing the H-1B Visa Process will be held from 10 a.m. - noon on April 4 in the Library Rotunda 460. Anyone interested or involved in processing H-1B Visas should attend.
To register or for more information visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/spring2008/isss.htm.

Sally Gorski will speak on the Management of Communication and Swallowing for Adults with Tracheostomy Tubes from 4 - 7:45 p.m on April 4 and from 8-10:45 a.m. on April 5 in Montague Hall 70.
This lecture is designed for speech-language pathologists providing evaluation and intervention for both acutely and chronically ill patients.
For more information contact Abby Linder at 726-7307 or e-mail linde305@d.umn.edu.

Learn about Green Roofs, Rain Gardens and other innovative efforts to protect Lake Superior by managing UMD stormwater run-off. This will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on April 18 in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda. It will be presented by Jesse Schomberg (MN Sea Grant) and Erik Larson (UMD Facilities Management); the UMD Stormwater Management Committee invites comments and questions from the campus community. Refreshments and Tour of new Labovitz School of Business grounds will follow. For more information call Candice Richards in Facilities Management at 726-8261.

special EVENTS

Dining for Success will be held at 5 p.m. on April 2, at the Northland Country Club. This event is open to UMD students only. Advance registration is required and the cost per student is $22. To pay with a credit card, register via GoldPASS. Registration is open through March 26 or until the event is sold out. Formal business attire is required. For information contact Becky Kavajecz at 726-8372.

The Human Rights Film Festival will be held at 6:30 p.m. through March 13, in MonH 70.

The “Buenos Aires From a Distance, Thinking Visually” Brown Bag Presentation by Cecilia Ramon will be held at noon on March 12, in Kirby Student Center 268.

Women on the Wall will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on March 12 at the Inland Wall (adjacent to SpHC Ice Rink/Courts) Women instructors and a supportive environment welcome new and experienced climbers alike. The cost is $3 for UMD Students and $10 for others.

A Disability Crash Course will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 12, in the KSC Ballroom.

The Workshop: “Past Present and future of Latinos in Minnesota” presented by Susana Pelayo-Woodward, director of the Hispanic/Latino/Chicana Learning Resource Center will be held at noon on March 13, in KSC 268.

Birthing Ways Doula Connection: Doula Training, lead by Marla Lukes, CD (DONA), Birth Doula Trainer will be held from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on March 15 and March 16.

Kirby Plaza Tabling will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from March 24 through the 29, outside the bookstore for the African Week Celebration. This is sponsored by the Black Student Association.

An Egg Roll sale will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on March 25 and 26 in the Kirby Commons area. This event is sponsored by Access For All.

The presentation, “Courage to Resist: An Army Reservist Talks about Her Decision to Refuse Deployment to Iraq” by Melanie McPherson will be held at 7 p.m. on March 25, in UMD Montague 70. This event is sponsored by UMD Women’s Resource and Action Center and Women’s Studies Department.

A Human Rights Festival will be held at 6:30 p.m. from March 25 - March 28 in Montague Hall 70.

“Outlawed: Extraordinary Rendition, Torture and Disappearances in the ‘War on Terror” will be presented on March 25.

“Discovering Dominga” will be presented on March 26.

“Witnessing Darfur” will be presented on March 27.

“Cargo: Innocence Lost” will be presented on March 28.

The Brown Bag presentation, “A Dialogue with the Post-Tsunami Gendered Victims of Tamil Nadu,” presented by Sutapa Chattopadhyay will be held at noon on March 26 in KSC 333. This event is sponsored by the UMD Women’s Resource and Action Center and the Women’s Studies Department.

The Film: The Salt of the Earth will be shown at 6 p.m.on March 26 in UMD Montague 70. A discussion and reception will follow the film. This event is sponsored by the AFSCME Education Committee Women and Labor Film Series and the Commission on Women.

“Listen to Girls: The International Girls Summit” presented by Zora Radosevich and Rachel Johnson will be held at noon on March 27 in the Library, Fourth Floor Rotunda. This event is sponsored by UMD Royal D. Alworth Institute for International Studies.

The Vagina Monologues, performed by V-Day UMD will be held at 7 p.m. on March 28 and at 2 p.m. on March 29 in Bohannon Hall 90. This event is sponsored by the Commission on Women.

QASU’s Spring Drag Show will be held from 7 - 10 p.m. on March 29 in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom. Get tickets in Kirby March 28-29, or at the door. Get there early, this event will sell out. For more information, call QASU at 726-7041.

A Bus Stop performance interpreted in American Sign Language will be held at 2 p.m. on March 30 in the MPAC Dudley Theatre. This event is sponsored by the UMD Theatre Department.

The Film: Letters from the Other Side will be shown at noon on April 8 in KSC 273 (Multimedia Room). This event is sponsored by Hispanic/Latino/Chicana Learning Resource Center and Latino/Chicana Student Association.

Yoga Class with Matthew Sanford at 4:30 p.m. on April 8 in the SpHC 138.This event is sponsored by Access For All.

Matthew Sanford will speak at UMD at 7 p.m. on April 8 in the KSC Ballroom. Sanford is a nationally recognized yoga teacher and expert in mind-body integration, and author of Walking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence. The book tells of his journey from a car accident at 13 years old that left him paralyzed from the chest down to finding wellness through yoga. This event is sponsored by Access For All.

The Film: The Nasty Girl will be shown at 7 p.m. on April 13 in Montague Hall 80. A discussion will follow the film presentation. This event is sponsored by the Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee.

UMD Wellness Program supports the American Diabetes Association’s “Step Out to Fight Diabetes” Walk The Walk will take place at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 15 at Miller Hill Mall in the Food Court. Registration will start at 7 a.m. The money raised will support diabetes research information and advocacy.
For more information or to register, visit: http://www.diabetes.org/walk or call 1-888-DIABETES (1-888-342-2383).

UMD Medical School students and faculty are in schools in communities throughout the state making presentations about the brain. A new addition to this year’s outreach: from March 17 through March 21 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. daily in Chemistry 200, the Duluth campus will make the film, Wired to Win, available to the public for free. Originally produced for IMAX, Wired to Win follows two of the 200 riders competing in the grueling Tour de France and shows how the brain controls the players’ actions as they stay motivated while they avoid danger, control pain, fatigue and emotions.

Techfest 2008 “A Decade of Technology at UMD 1998-2008” will be held from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. on Friday, March 28, in the KSC Ballroom. This year, in addition to showcasing current uses of technology at UMD, reflections will be made on the advances of the past ten years.
For more information contact Sheri Pihlaja at spihlaja@d.umn.edu or 726-6975 or Linda Glisson at lglisson@d.umn.edu or 726-6111.

Beautiful U Day, which will be held on April 17, 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 2008 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.

UMD’s sixth annual all-night Relay for Life will be held from 6 p.m. Friday night to 6 a.m. Saturday morning on Friday April 18, in the Ward Wells Field House.
Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising activity. To register for this event, visit the website at www.events.cancer.org/rflumd. For more information or for questions, e-mail: Shantel Schallenkamp at scha0868@d.umn.edu, Nicole Woodley at wille166@d.umn.edu, and Angela Schumerat at schu1639@d.umn.edu.

glensheen EVENTS
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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