Tuesday, April 1, 2008 * Volume 25, Number 12

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art EVENTS  


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

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

The UMD Art Students' Juried Exhibition will be held from April 12 through May 11.

The Art + Design Lecture Series brings artists and designers to speak about their work and experience. Robin Murphy, a ceramic artist, and Jeffrey K. Johnson, graphic designer and founder of Spunk Design in Minneapolis will speak at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on April 3, and Olivia Gude, founding director of Spiral Workshop and art ed. professor, will speak at 6 p.m. on April 22, in the Tweed Lecture Gallery.

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.

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 are available at www.ticketmaster.com.

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
Dear Finder, a drama about the Holocaust, returns to UMD ten years after it's premiere at 7:30 p.m. on April 24-26 and April 30-May 3 and at 2 p.m. on April 27 at the Mainstage Theatre.

For more information, call 726-8561.

As part of the International Film Series, The Lives of Others will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on April 6 in the Weber Music Hall.

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 gamesare double headers and will be played on campus at Bulldog Park, adjacent to Griggs Field.

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 Junction Avenue Field.

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

EVENTS, faculty and staff

Hear the latest information on security and safety issues, available resources, standard response plans, how to identify early warning signs of violence and develop prevention and crisis response plans from 2:30 - 4 p.m. on April 2, in the KSC Ballroom. For info email hrhelp@d.umn.edu.

Tech Talk, a forum for faculty, is held fromTech Talk, a forum for faculty, is held from noon - 1 p.m. on 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.

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/

Web Accessibility 101, runs through April 4 and Cascading Style Sheets 101, runs from April 21 through May 2. For information visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/eclasses/.

The Self-Paced Training classes Copyright 101: What is Copyright? and Copyright 102: Copyright for Faculty can be found at http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/SPLA/itss.html.

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

The M.W. Alworth Planetarium is offering free, public shows every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Upcoming shows include: Stargazing Tonight on April 2, The Arrowhead Astronomical Society will do a presentation on April 9, and Weird Science of the Moon on April 16. Astronomy Day is on April 26 with star shows, presentations, workshops and door prizes. Private shows available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. For information call 218-726-7129.

Chris Lau, Ph.D., lead research biologist, Reproductive Toxicology Division, U.S. EPA, will present “Toxicity of Perfluoroalkyl Acids: Highlights from recent findings” at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, in LSci. Call Joan at 726-6354 for more information or visit http://www.ahc.umn.edu/duluth/seminars/home.html.

A blood drive sponsored by Lutheran Campus Ministry will be held on April 3. Call Christine Wagner at 320-279-2776 or for an afternoon appointment, contact the Kirby Information Desk at 726-7163, Teri at 740-1545 or Michele at 740-1541.

The Ninth Annual Jankofsky Lecture will be held at 3 p.m. on April 4, in the KSC Ballroom C. Julia Reinhard Lupton, professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine will present “Wizards of Uz: Shakespeare and the Book of Job.” A reception will follow. For more information contact Krista Sue-Lo Twu at 726-6598 or ktwu@d.umn.edu.

Human rights activist Ray Ybarra will be on campus at 5 p.m. on April 8 in the Kirby Student Lounge to discuss the issue of immigration and human rights on the U.S. / Mexico border. For more info contact Casey LaCore at 726-7125.

The UMD Public Engagement Day will be held on April 16. From 8:30-9:30 a.m. there will be a General Psychology students Poster Session in Montague 80 and Bohannon Hallways 2 and 3. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be tables in the rafters with faculty and community members. From 10-11 a.m. there will be an Environmental Panel. From 1-1:45 p.m. Keynote speaker Andrew Furco and from 2- 3 p.m will be a panel on Active Citizenship. For more info contact Casey LaCore at 726-7125.

A Health Care Forum will be held at noon on April 17 in the Kirby Student Lounge. The panel will feature Jennifer Schultz who will discuss the economics of universal health care. For more info contact Casey LaCore at 726-7125.

Events are held at noon in the Library Rotunda.

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

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

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 more information visit: www.d.umn.edu/~tbeery.

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

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.

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

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.

Department of Biology seminars are held at 3:15 p.m. on Fridays in 185 Life Science, unless otherwise noted.

Daniel Funk, associate professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University will present “Investigating the Ecology of Speciation: Herbivorous insects and beyond” on April 4.

Micheal Pace, professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia will present “Do Aquatic Ecosystems Run on Alternative Fuels?” on April 11.

Brian Kram, Biology master’s degree candidate, UMD, will present “Uncovering the Arabidopsis thaliana Nectary Transcriptome and Functional Analysis of Nectar Proteins from Jacaranda mimosifolia” on April 18.

Rachel MaKarrall, Biology master’s degree candidate, UMD, will present “Creating useful tools for learning insect anatomy” on April 25.

For more information visit www.d.umn.edu/biology or call the biology department at 726-6262.

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

“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.

What is a paleoclimatologist? Discover how scientists like Tom Johnson, a professor with the UMD’s Large Lakes Observatory and Department of Geological Sciences, use tree rings, marine sediments and coral, ice cores, and cave deposits to learn about climates. The discussion, hosted by Minnesota Sea Grant, will be held from 7 - 8 p.m. on April 2, at the Amazing Grace Bakery and Café, located off of Lake Ave. in Canal Park.

Visit www.seagrant.umn.edu/news/aas for more information.

Managing the H-1B Visa Process will be held from 10 a.m. - noon on April 4 in the Library Rotunda 460.
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.

Job fair will be held from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on April 14, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
For more information visit: http://careers.d.umn.edu/events/mnedfair2008.html or contact Career Services at 726-7985 or carserv@d.umn.edu.

Learn about Green Roofs, Rain Gardens and other innovative efforts to protect Lake Superior by managing UMD stormwater run-off, noon to 1 p.m. on April 18 in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda with Jesse Schomberg (MN Sea Grant) and Erik Larson (UMD Facilities Management). Refreshments and tour of new Labovitz School of Business grounds will follow. For more information call Candice Richards at 726-8261.

Congresswoman Betty McCollum will present The Ben and Jeanne Overman Distinguished Speaker Series lecture at 1:30 p.m. on April 21 in the Weber Music Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.
For more information contact Kate Andrews at 726-7005.

special EVENTS

Dining for Success will be held at 5 p.m. on April 2, at the Northland Country Club. This event costs $22 and is open to UMD students only. Advance registration and formal attire are required. For information contact Becky Kavajecz at 726-8372.

Michael Pace will present a seminar at 3:15 p.m. on April 11 in 185 Life Science. Pace is the G. Evelyn Hutchinson Chair in Ecology, assistant director of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, and a professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. Pace’s seminar is part of the first Water Resources Science Distinguished Visitor Series and the Minnesota Aquatic Sciences Retreat. For more information visit http://wrs.umn.edu.

The Film: Letters from the Other Side will be shown at noon on April 8 in KSC 273 (Multimedia Room).

Yoga Class with Matthew Sanford will be held at 4:30 p.m. on April 8 in the SpHC 138.

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.

The Film: The Nasty Girl will be shown at 7 p.m. on April 13 in Montague Hall 80. A discussion will follow.

The video Murderball will be shown as part of the Train Your Brain Film Series from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on April 16, in KSC 273 (Multimedia Room).

The 8th Annual Fabulous Farewell for GLBT Graduates (u-grad/grad students) will be held on April 16.

Chere Bergeron and UMD participants in the J-term will present on the Study Abroad Program in Mexico City & Oaxaca at noon on April 17 in the Rafters.

The Annual GLBT Lobby Day will be held on April 17.

The film: Cocalero will be shown at noon on April 22 in KSC 273 (Multimedia Room).

The Book Thief, a readers’ theatre presentation with historical context will be presented at 4 p.m. on April 23.

A Campus Clean-Up will be held at 6 p.m. on April 23. Meet in KSC 270A.

The Play Dear Finder will be performed at 2 p.m. on April 27 and at 7 p.m. on April 24, 29 and May 1 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. It will be interpreted in American Sign Language at 2 p.m. on April 27 at the MPAC Main stage.

A Day of Silence will take place all day on April 25 on the UMD campus.

“Become a Grassroots Flower Investigator,” will be presented by Lyn Pegg at noon on April 28, in KSC 268.
Learn how flower workers in Latin America are working to improve their labor rights, working conditions, and environmental protection.

Leonore Baeumler will present her Memoir Zeit Zeuge - Time Witness at 4 p.m. on April 29, in the Weber Music Hall. This event is sponsored by Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee.

An Egg Roll Sale will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on April 29 and 30 in the Kirby Commons.

Angie Nichols 2nd annual campus birthday party fundraiser with cake, coffee, and fun will be held at 12:30 p.m. on April 30.

The 19th Annual Fiesta will be held at 6 p.m. on May 3, in the Kirby Ballroom. Ticket Prices are $12 students, $15 General Public, Children $8 (6-10) and under 5 is free. For more information call 726-8444.

An End of the Year Celebration will be held from 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. on May 7, in K268.

Beautiful U Day, which will be held on April 17 conjunction with Earth Day, 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. Departments or groups planning events are encouraged to contact canders4@d.umn.edu.

UMD’s sixth annual all-night Relay for Life fundraising activity 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.To register visit www.events.cancer.org/rflumd. For more information, 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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