Tuesday, April 15, 2008 * Volume 25, Number 13

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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 through May 11.

The Art + Design Lecture Series brings artists and designers to speak about their work and experience. 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 Jazz Combo Concert will be held on April 15.

An Ovation Guest Artist Series Concert with 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 Band Concert: American Dreams will be held at 3 p.m. on April 27.

The Percussion Ensemble Concert will be held on April 28.

For more information, call 726-8561.

theatre EVENTS
Dear Finder, a drama about the Holocaust, returns to UMD 10 years after it's premiere. See it 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.

athletic EVENTS

The UMD Men's Baseball team will play 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 are double headers and will be played on campus at Bulldog Park, adjacent to Griggs Field.

The UMD Women's Softball Team will play 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

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.

What UMD Students Say about Good Teaching will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on April 23, in Kirby Student Center 268. A light lunch will accompany the workshop. To register, contact Jason Ellis at jellis2@d.umn.edu or 726-6355

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: 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/

The eClass, 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: Weird Science of the Moon on April 16 and The Northern Lights on April 23, Galaxies and Cosmology on April 30, and Stargazing Tonight on May 7. Astronomy Day is on April 26 with star shows, presentations, workshops and door prizes. Presentations start at 10 a.m. and events run all day. The program will be wrapped up with a keynote address “The Greatest Impact: We are Stardust” by Lawrence Rudnick, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Astronomy, UM Twin Cities. Private shows available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. For information call 726-7129.

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. Andrew Furco will present the keynote speaker and from 2- 3 p.m there will be a panel on Active Citizenship. For a complete agenda of the event visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/cehsp/civic-engagement/index.html. Or contact Jason Ellis at 726-6355 or jellis2@d.umn.edu.

A forum addressing “Cultural and Global Perspectives on Terrorism,” will be held at 2:30 p.m. on April 16, in the Weber Music Hall. The keynote speaker for the forum is Jim Northrup, and the moderator is William Henderson, supported by a four member panel of speakers. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be available at 2 p.m. For more information contact Raj Karim at 726-7250.

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.

Learn how Green Roofs, Rain Gardens and other innovative efforts can be used to protect the streams running through campus. This event will be held from noon -1 p.m. on April 18 in the fourth floor Library Rotunda. Jesse Schomberg, will present along with Erik Larson and Candice Richards. There will be refreshments and a tour of the new Labovitz School of Business rain gardens will follow. For more information call Facilities Management at 726-8262 or Candice Richards at 726-8261.

Deborah Petersen-Perlman, will present a worksop from 2:15-3:45 p.m. on April 18 in Kirby Student Center 355. Participants will be asked to analyze scenes from the film North Country using the standards learned in the first half of the workshop. For more info and to register send an email to Catherine Rackliffe at cracklif@d.umn.edu or call 726-6827.

The following lectures in the International Lecture Series are free and open to the public and will be held in the UMD’s Solon Campus Center, 117. Receptions will follow all lectures.

“Polish Foreign and Security Policy in a Period of Transformation” will be held at 7 p.m. on April 16.

“The European Union, Russia and the Ukraine” will be held at 7 p.m. on April 23.

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

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.

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.

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 April 17.

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.

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.

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.

Planning for Success in Software, A Little Pain Now Prevents Lots of Pain Later will be held from 10:30 a.m. - noon on April 21 in the Knowledge Management Center SCC 42. It will be presented by John Carlis, Computer Science and Engineering, UM, Twin Cities. For more information contact ITSS at 726-7587 or 726-7589 or itss@d.umn.edu.

Emily Gaarder and Denise Hesselton, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, will present “Innovative Responses to Crime: Restorative Justice for Delinquent Girls” from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. on April 24, in the Library Rotunda. The presentation will start at 3:20 p.m. Time will be available for questions and comments. Refreshments will be served, and this event is free and open to the public. For more info contact Jerry Pepper at 726-7274 or e-mail gpepper@d.umn.edu.

The Master of Environmental Health & Safety program invites anyone interested in finding out more about the program to an informational seminar at 4 p.m., on April 24, in 201 Voss-Kovach Hall. Refreshments will be provided. For more info, call 726-8117, email mehs@d.umn.edu, or visit their home page at http://mehs.d.umn.edu.

Support the students by attending the 13th Annual UMD Undergraduate Research & Artistic Showcase from noon to 4 p.m. on May 1, in the Kirby Ballroom. Students will present their research projects with a poster or a computer presentation. Refreshments will be served. For more info contact the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Administration at 726-7103.


special EVENTS

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

The Film: The Nasty Girl will be shown at 7 p.m. on April 17, in Montague 80. A discussion will follow the film.

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).

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

Take Our Children to Work Day, “Revolutionizing the Workplace” will be held on April 24. This event is free for children 8-12 years old. For more information contact 726-8444 or 726-6296.

Take Back the Night March and Rally will start at 5 p.m. on April 24, at Washington Center. For info go to website for Program to Aid Victims of Sexual Assault at www.pavsa.org or call 726-1442.

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.

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.

The “Seductive Side of Advertising” will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 28, in the Kirby Lounge.
Leonore Baeumler will present her Memoir Zeit Zeuge - Time Witness at 4 p.m. on April 29, in the Weber Music Hall.

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

“Feminism Saint-Simonian Stile”, presented by Tineke Ritmeester, will be held at noon on April 30, in KSC 333.

Angie Nichols second 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. 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.

The film, The Nasty Girl, will be shown at 7 p.m. on April 17, in Montague 80. A post-film discussion will be held highlighting questions about citizen complicity, accountability and integrity in the face of evil.

A Reader’s Theatre presentation of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak will take place at 4:30 p.m. on April 23, in Griggs Center at UMD. The Book Thief is the story of a young girl in Nazi Germany whose life, in many ways, parallels Leonore Baeumler's experiences. Members of the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee will set the scene as they read portions of the book. A discussion will follow.

The featured presentation, “Zeit Zeuge: Time Witness” by Leonore Baeumler will take place at 4 p.m. on April 29 in Weber Hall. Born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1928, Leonore was four years old when the Nazis came into power. She has vivid memories of her childhood and how the Nazi rule influenced her life: her father losing his job because he was “politically unreliable,” her mother keeping the family going with her skills as a seamstress, Leonore secretly joining a neighbor to go to a Nazi rally and watch Hitler, the beginnings of World War II, the horrors of the war, and the end of it. She was in Nuremberg during the war crimes trial, finished secondary school in 1948, worked as an employment counselor, and was active in the democratic re-education of German youth.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information on the events visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/holocaust/

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

The worm composting bin open house and kick-off party will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. on Beautiful U Day, April 17, at UMD’s Children’s Place (260 Kirby Plaza). For questions or more info contact Jonathan Tupper at 726-6623 or tupp0008@d.umn.edu.

UMD's sixth annual all-night Relay for Life fundraising activity will be held from 6 p.m. Friday night, April 18, to 6 a.m. Saturday morning, 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.

Some upcoming events at Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center (a partner of UMD Center for Environmental Education) are, Measuring and Reading your Forest, from 6-9 p.m. on April 16, Cultural History of the North Shore on April 22, and Chainsaw Safety from 6-9 p.m. on April 28. Pre-registration required for all events listed. For more info call 721-3731 or email boulder@d.umn.edu.


glensheen EVENTS
Glensheen is honoring Mother's Day with three occasions to celebrate. Glensheen's Mother's Day Dining, which includes a tour and buffet will be held at 9 a.m., noon, and 4 p.m. on May 11.

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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