Tuesday, April 29, 2008 * Volume 25, Number 14

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art EVENTS  

TWEED MUSEUM

“Apart at the Seams: Drawings and Paintings by Sylvia Schuster and Allen D. (Big Al) Carter” is on display through November 2.

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

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

“Ojibwe Inabandamowin,” (Ojibwe Dreams) Drawings by William Wilson are on display through May 18.

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

UMD Senior Student Shows are throughout the year including: Heather Haaland and
Jerree Small from April 29May 4 and Phil McCollam from May 611.

For Tweed Museum information go to www.d.umn.edu/tma, contact tma@d.umn.edu, or call 726-8222.

musicEVENTS

All events will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall, unless otherwise noted.

The Spring Choral Concert will be held at 3 p.m. on May 4.

The Jazz Combo Concert will be held on May 7.

Twin Ports Wind Orchestra: American Masters will be held at 3 p.m. on June 1.


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 30-May 3.

For more information, call 726-8561.

athletic EVENTS

MEN'S BASEBALL
The UMD Men's Baseball team will play 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.

WOMEN'S SOFTBALL
The NCC tournament will be held in Duluth from May 2 through the 4. 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

IDS EVENTS
Tech Talk, a forum for faculty, is held from noon - 1 p.m. on May 16 in Griggs Center. To register e-mail LeAne Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu or contact Jason Ellis at jellis2@d.umn.edu or 726-6355.

ITSS ECLASSES AND TRAINING
The eClass, Cascading Style Sheets 101, runs 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. For information visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/eclasses/.

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

PLANETARIUM WEDNESDAYS
The M.W. Alworth Planetarium is offering free, public shows every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Upcoming shows include: Galaxies and Cosmology on April 30, Stargazing Tonight on May 7, and The Arrowhead Astronomical Society will do a presentation on May 14. Private shows available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. For information call 726-7129.

ALWORTH BROWN BAG LUNCHES
Events are held at noon in the Library Rotunda.
“Images of the Divine: The Armenian Church Collections of Istanbul” will be presented by Ron Marchese on May 1.
For information visit www.alworth.org or call 726-7493.

SPRING GEOLOGY SEMINARS
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?” at 3:30 p.m. on May 1 in Life Science 185.
For more information contact Cathy Dziuk at 726-8385.

OUTDOOR EDUCATION SEMINARS
Kerry Hadiaris, M.Ed. candidate will present “Assessing the Usability of the University of Minnesota Extension’s Best Practices for Field Days Guidebook” 4 p.m. on May 5 in SpHC 208.
For more information visit: www.d.umn.edu/~tbeery.

ASK A SCIENTIST
The last event of the season will be held from 7-8 p.m. on May 7 at Amazing Grace Bakery and Café located in Canal Park, Duluth, MN. Join a discussion about how information moves from research laboratories and academia into the news with some of the gatekeepers: Debra Schroeder, a social psychologist with the College of St. Scholastica; Marie Zhuikov, Minnesota Sea Grant communications coordinator; and Mike Simonson with KUWS Radio. They will talk about the art, the science, and the secrets of science communications. Visit www.seagrant.umn.edu/news/aas for more information.

DENNIS BRISSETT MEMORIAL LECTURE
J. Laundergan, Ph.D., professor of sociology in the UMD Department of Sociology/Anthropology, is the featured speaker at this year’s Dennis Brissett Memorial Lecture, which will be held at 3 p.m. on May 8 in 130 Med. Laundergan has focused on the prevalence of gambling addiction and on trends in college student drinking patterns among the three colleges in Duluth. Laundergan’s 2008 lecture title: “Rationality and Happenstance: Life as-----.” For more information see: http://www.d.umn.edu/news/2008/April/21.html

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

Kyle Snell, Integrated Biosciences master’s degree candidate from UMD, will present “Experimental light manipulation influences endopolyploidy, morphology and physiology” on May 2.

Caitlin Cleary, Integrated Biosciences master’s degree candidate from UMD, will present “Antidepressant-like effects of the mTOR inhibitor rapamycin” on Tuesday, May 6 in 175 LSci.

Artur Stefanski, Integrated Biosciences master’s degree candidate from UMD, will present “The effects of reduced mycorrhizae, N availability, and plan interactions on grassland species physiology and growth” on May 9.

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

special EVENTS

APRIL/MAY MULTI-CULTURAL EVENTS
The Play Dear Finder will be performed at 7 p.m. on May 1 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

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 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.

BLOOD DRIVE
The last blood drive for spring semester will be held on May 1. Kirby Student Center is responsible for the afternoon portion of the drive, for an appointment between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. contact the Kirby Information Desk at 726-7163. If a morning appointment would work better contact Rebekah Syverson at 701-388-7075 or by e-mail at: syve0061@d.umn.edu. The check-in on the date of the blood drive will be in the Kirby Bus Hub beginning at 7:30 a.m.

RESEARCH AND ARTISTIC SHOWCASE
Support 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.

STUDENT POETRY READING
A reading by UMD students in the Advanced Poetry Writing class will showcase the work they’ve created this semester at 7 p.m. on May 5, in Kirby Plaza 311. The reading is free and a reception will follow. For more information contact the English Department at engl@d.umn.edu or call 726-8228.

EVENTS AT BOULDER LAKE ELC
Some upcoming events at Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center (a partner of UMD Center for Environmental Education) are, Boulderdash 5k Run or Log Jam 2K Walk at 10 a.m. on May 3, Boulder Birding Big Day from 7 - 11:30 a.m. on May 10, Spring Frog Festival from 1-3:00 p.m. on May 17 (Family Fun Event), and Woodland Wildflower Walk from 6-9 p.m. on May 28. Pre-registration required for all events listed. To register or for more info call 721-3731 or email boulder@d.umn.edu.

HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATION PROGRAM
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.

For more information on this event visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/holocaust/

NEMBA 20TH ANNIVERSARY
44 books published in 2007 are vying for the 20th annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA), recognizing books that represent northeastern Minnesota in the areas of history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle.
A winner and one honorable mention will be selected in each of four categories: Art, Photography, Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Nonfiction, Memoir, and Children’s Literature.
Award winners will be announced during a two-day celebration, held from May 17-18, at UMD.
Minnesota author Bill Holm will teach a writing workshop from 2-4 p.m. on May 17 in the UMD Library fourth floor rotunda and will speak at NEMBA during the program from 3:30-5 p.m. on May 18 in the Weber Music Hall.
To register for the writing workshop with Bill Holm ($40/35) contact Lake Superior Writers at 722-3094, or e-mail writers@lakesuperiorwriters.org. The reception, book fair, and NEMBA program on Sunday, May 18, are free and open to the public.
For more information, visit the NEMBA web site at http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/nemba/ or call 726-7889.

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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