“Honoring Tradition: Finnish and Sami-inspired Textiles” will
be on display thru Oct. 5.
“Apart at the Seams: Drawings and Paintings
by Allen D. (Big Al) Carter and Sylvia Schuster” is on display through
Oct 5. A Visual Lecture Series event with Allen D. (Big Al) Carter will
be presented at 6 pm on Tues., Sept. 16. A reception follows at 7 pm.
A Visual Lecture Series event with Philadelphia-based
artist and printmaker Daniel Heyman will be presented at 6 pm on Tues.,
Sept. 23 in Bohannon 90. A reception follows. In this lecture Heyman will
show and discuss work done on site at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison.
For info contact Robert Repinski at 724-3603.
Senior Student Shows will be featured throughout
the year including: Sarah Mennes thru Sept. 21, and Robert Callahan from
Sept. 23-28, The opening receptions will be held on Tues. at 4 pm.
For Tweed Museum information go to http://www.d.umn.edu/tma,
contact email@example.com, or call 726-8222.
All events will be held in the Weber Music Hall.
The 7th Annual Weber Concert will be presented at 7:30 pm on Thurs., Oct. 9.
A Faculty Artist Recital: Faculty at Play I will be presented at 7:30 pm Mon., Oct. 13.
An Ovation Guest Artist Concert with soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian will be presented at 7:30 pm on Thurs., Oct. 23.
A Senior High School Honors Orchestra Concert will be presented at 4 pm on Fri., Oct. 24 and Sat., Oct. 25.
A Fall Choral Concert with choral classics by the Concert Chorale, University Singers, and Chamber Singers will be presented at 3 pm on Sun., Oct. 26.
A Senior High School Honor Choir Festival Concert will be presented at 4 pm on Mon., Oct. 27.
A Jazz Scholarship Benefit Concert with the UMD
Jazz I & II and Duluth's Big Time Jazz Orchestra will be presented
at 7:30 pm on Wed., Oct. 29.
A Senior High School Honor Band Festival Concert will be presented at 7:30 pm on Fri., Oct. 31.
For more information, call 726-8561.
Seussical, a musical based on the books of Dr. Seuss, directed by Ann Bergeron will be presented at 7:30 pm from Oct. 16 - 18 and Oct. 22 - 25 and at 2 pm on Oct. 19 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. See the memorable characters from childhood in unexpected and enchanting ways.
The UMD Football team will play Southwest Minnesota State at 7 pm on Sept. 11, Univ of Mary at 1 pm on Sept. 27, Northern State at 1 pm on Oct. 11, and Bemidji State at 1 pm on Oct. 25. All games will be played in Malosky Stadium.
The UMD Men's Hockey team will play Lakehead U. at 6:07 pm on Oct. 5,
and Western Michigan at 7:07 pm on Oct. 17 & 18. All games will be
played at the DECC.
The UMD Women's Hockey team will play the University of Minnesota at 7:07
pm on Oct. 10 & 11, and Minnesota State University, Mankato at 7:07
pm on Oct. 24 and 25. All games will be played at the DECC.
The UMD Men's and Women's Cross Country team will compete in the UMD Campus
Quest III (8K) on the UMD Campus on Sept. 6 and the UMD Pine Hill Invitational
& Alumni Day (8K) in Carlton on Oct. 11.
The volleyball team will play Bemidji State at 12 pm on Sept. 12, New Haven at 7:30 pm on Sept. 12, Minnesota State-Mankato at 12:30 pm on Sept. 13, Western Washington at 5:30 pm on Sept. 13, U. of Mary at 6 pm on Sept. 23, Upper Iowa at 7 pm on Sept. 26, Winona State at 4 pm on Sept. 27, St. Cloud State at 7 pm on Oct. 10, Concordia-St. Paul at 4 pm on Oct. 11, Bemidji State at 4 pm on Oct. 25, and Southwest Minnesota State at 8 pm on Oct. 31. The games will be held in the Romano Gym.
The UMD Soccer team will play Mesa State College at 8 pm on Sept. 5, Fort
Lewis College at 12 pm on Sept. 7, Minnesota-Crookston at 6 pm on Sept.
26, MSU-Moorhead at 1 pm on Sept. 28, Upper Iowa at 1 pm on Oct. 4, Winona
State at 1 pm on Oct. 5, U of Mary at 1 pm on Oct. 18, Northern State
at 1 pm on Oct. 19, and Bemidji State at 6 pm on Oct. 24. All games are
played in Malosky Stadium.
For more information, contact the UMD Athletic Office at 726-7518 or see http://www.umdbulldogs.com.
faculty and staff
LEARN ABOUT TEACHING
The Instructional Development Service (IDS) presents “Do Tell! What
UMD Students Say about Good Teaching” from 2-3:30 pm on Wed., Sept.
24, in the Garden Room. To register contact Jason Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org
The IDS invites faculty participation in a writing group, WRITE NOW. The
first of four meetings will be held from 2:30 -4 pm on Tues., Sept. 30,
in Kirby Student Center 351.
For more information visit: http://www. d.umn.edu/ids or contact LeAne
H. Rutherford at email@example.com.
Tech Talk will be held from noon - 1 pm on Fri. Sept. 19, in Kirby Student
Center 333. Contact LeAne H. Rutherford at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium holds free public shows at the planetarium
every Wed. evening at 7 p.m. Private shows are available by appointment
for groups of 10 or more. See list of shows at http://www.d.umn.edu/planet/programs.
ALWORTH LECTURE SERIES AND EVENTS
An Alworth Institute Reception for UMD International faculty will be held
from 4:30 - 6 pm on Wed., Sept. 17, in Griggs Center.
The film: The Singing Revolution will be shown at noon on Mon., Sept.
22, in the Kirby Rafters and at 7 pm on Thurs., Sept. 25 in LSBE 118.
An Alworth Institute International Lecture Series
entitled “Ruskin’s ‘Unto to this Last’: Elegant
Nonsense or Rationale for Fair Trade?” will be presented by William
Henderson, director of the Alworth Institute at 7 pm on Tues., Sept. 23
in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda.
The Alworth Lecture “Russia-Georgia Conflict:
Putin’s View” will be presented by Zefirov Nikolay, professor
of Chemistry, Moscow State University at noon on Wed., Sept. 24, in the
Library Fourth Floor Rotunda.
The Alworth Institute is sponsoring a Morning School
from 9:30 am - noon on Sat., Oct. 4, at the Tweed Museum Lecture Gallery.
The title of this program is "The Palace of Versailles and how French
Style came to England" with Dianne Barre. This event if free to the
public, but reservations should be made.
info contact Cindy Christian, at 726-7493, email@example.com
or see http://www.d.umn.edu/alworth/main/index.php.
RAPTORS: BIOLOGY SEMINAR
The Department of Biology presents a seminar "The Quiet Decline of
a Common Raptor" with Chris Farmer from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary,
Kempton, PA and Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA at 3:15 pm on Fri.,
Sept. 19 in 185 Life Science. The event is hosted by Gerald Niemi and
co-sponsored by Hawk Ridge. For more info contact Ruth Hemming at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLA RESEARCH THURSDAYS
Eve Browning, Department of Philosophy, will present “It will not
always be summer!’: Hesiod and the Ethics of Work” from 3:15-4:30
on Thurs., Sept. 25, in the Library Rotunda. Social time will begin at
3:15, with the presentation starting at 3:20. 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.
INT'L BROWN BAG LUNCH
“Redefining the Renaissance: The Culture of Artistic Exchange between
the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia and the Italian Mainland” with Jennifer
Webb will be held on Thurs. Sept. 25.
“The Fate of the English Country House” with Dianne Barre
will be held on Thurs., Oct. 2.
“Researching Garden History” with Dianne Barre will be held
on Fri., Oct. 3.
All events will be held in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda For information
contact Cindy Christian, at 726-7493 or email@example.com
or see http://www.d.umn.edu/alworth/main/brownbag.php.
LSBE PROFESSOR FOR A DAY
The campus community is invited to participate in the LSBE Professor for
a Day event with Craig P. Omtvedt at 11 am on Thurs. Oct. 2, in the Weber
Music Hall. Omtvedt, a 1972 LSBE Bachelor of Accounting alumnus, is now
a director of General Cable Corporation and of Oshkosh Corporation. There
will be time for questions and answers following the presentation. For
more information contact Lawrence P. Johnson at 726-6696.
The Center for Freshwater Research and Policy announced its 2008 Distinguished
Aquatic Speaker, Peter Annin, the director of the Institutes for Journalism
and Natural Resources, a former correspondent with Newsweek magazine,
and author of The Great Lakes Water Wars. He will discuss his book at
a free public lecture at 7 pm on Wed., Sept. 24 in the Weber Music Hall.
A book signing and reception will follow Annin's lecture. For more information,
please visit http://www.d.umn.edu/cfrp
or call 218-726-6262.
A talk entitled, "Free Speech in the 21st Century" will be held
at 1 pm on Wed., Sept. 17 in the Kirby Rafters. Attorney Mark Anon, a
media and communications law specialist, will discuss his experience at
the GOP convention in St. Paul with a focus on protesting and first amendment
rights. Afterward, local journalists will discuss free speech in the 21st
century. Sponsored in part by the Duluth News Tribune.
A Panel on Minnesota Data Practices Act will be
held from 2:30 - 3:30 pm on Thurs., Sept. 18 in the Kirby Lounge. Last
year students in Chris Julin's Research for Reporters class were asked
to visit law enforcement agencies and obtain from them current arrest
reports. The Minnesota Data Practices Act should have allowed them to
get this information with no problem. The students found out that for
the most part, the agencies were not aware of the act and they were often
met with confusion and miscommunication. Former Research for Reporters
students Dave Buckner and Abel Gustafson, as well as Julin, will describe
their experiences on this project.
For info on these and other events, contact Dylan Savall at 726-8645 or
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMD hosts the Sieur du Luth Fall Lecture and Symposium focused on Campus
Architecture on Thurs., Sept. 18, from 2:30-6:30 p.m., in the Weber Music
Hall. The event will feature five noted architects who have designed UMD
buildings. Architect Cesar Pelli will deliver the opening address. In
the second event, Pelli from Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, New Haven,
Conn. (UMD Weber Music Hall), will be joined in a panel presentation by
Carol Ross Barney, Ross Barney Architects, Chicago, Il. (UMD Swenson College
of Science and Engineering), Tom Oslund, Oslund and Associates, Minneapolis,
Minn.(UMD landscape design), Ralph Johnson, Perkins + Will, Chicago, Il.
(UMD Labovitz School of Business and Economics), and Ken Johnson, SJA
Architects, Duluth, Minn. (UMD Library and local architecture support).
Dean Thomas Fisher, College of Design, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
will serve as moderator for the event. The symposium will conclude with
a presentation on LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
certification and sustainability. For info contact Kate Andrews at 218/726-7005
The Farmers Market at UMD - Market Day at the Plaza runs every Wed. until
Sept. 24 in front of Kirby Plaza (outside UMD Stores). Vendors from the
Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota sell locally produced items
such as vegetables, fruits, etc.
Participate in wellness classes, browse the Sidewalk Sale, listen to the
music provided by local musicians, etc. See: http://email@example.com
or visit http://www.d.umn.edu/goto/seniors.
The Office of Civic Engagement is sponsoring a Volunteer Fair from 9 am
to 3 pm on Wed., Sept. 17 in the Kirby Ballroom. Over 50 community volunteer
sites will present information about volunteering. Contact Chong Moua
at 726-6747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
POINT OF VIEW VIDEOS
The Office of Civic Engagement will present Point of View video screenings
this fall. Dylan Savall, an AmeriCorps VISTA staff member will facilitate
discussions after each film. Faculty or staff interested in helping facilitate
discussion or serve on a panel are encouraged to contact Dylan.
The Ballad of Esequiel Hernandez by Kieran
Fitzgerald, an official selection of the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, will
be shown at 7:30 pm on Wed., Sept. 17 in Montague 80. Contact Dylan Savall
at email@example.com or at 726-8645.
Meet with UMD International Education Office staff, past student participants, and representatives from regional universities and study abroad program providers at a Study Abroad Fair from 9:30 am to 3 pm on Thurs., Sept. 18 in the Kirby Ballroom.
Hear from UMD International Education Office staff and past student participants
about study abroad opportunities at UMD in a Study Abroad General Information
Session from 4-5 pm on Tues., Sept. 23 in the Kirby Rafters. For more
information, visit http://www.d.umn.edu/ieo
or call 726-6673.
SCIENCE IS FUN
The UMD Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry presents an informative
and fun seminar from 4:30- 6 pm on Fri., Sept. 19 in Chem 200. Bassam
Z. Shakhashiri, The William T. Evjue Distinguished Chair for the Wisconsin
Idea, from the Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
and the director of the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy will
present “Science is Fun.”
Shakhashiris's presentation will include demonstrations to show how science
can be communicated to all segments of our society. His presentation includes
information about combustion, exploding balloons, liquids that glow in
the dark, polymers, and other spectacular scientific phenomena. For information
contact Joanne Ellis at 726-7257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first ever U of M System-Wide GLBTA Summit, to be held Sept. 26-27,
is hosted by UMD. It is a gathering of students, staff, faculty, alumni,
and community members doing GLBTA work on all five UM campuses. The goals
of the event include networking and strengthening relationships. There
is an opportunity for campus/community dialogue and involvement in creating
a three-five year strategic plan to best serve all UM campuses (Rochester,
Morris, Crookston, Duluth, and the Twin Cities). Upon check-in, participants
will receive a goody bag, including a T-shirt. Door prizes and auction
items are extensive. A Fri. night dinner, with a welcome by Duluth mayor
and alumnus, Don Ness and keynote speech by Nancy “Rusty”
Barcelo, is a featured event. After the Fri. night dinner, Sara Thomsen,
Paula Pedersen and others will present a UMD GLBT Program Foundation Fund
benefit concert in the Weber Music Hall. For information see: http://glbta.umn.edu/summit/
or contact Angela Nichols at 726-7300.
The Homecoming theme this year is "Dawg Days 2008: Bulldogs Lead
the Pack" for the Oct. 9-11 events. See the UMD Bulldogs play the
Northern State University Wolves. If your department has any special Homecoming
Activities that are open to the campus and/or community, let the Kirby
Student Activities Office know so they can help advertise those events.
They are looking for volunteers from student organizations to get involved
in various activities. For information contact Christina Geissler at 726-8739
INVASIVE SPECIES CONFERENCE
This first statewide conference on invasive species, “Acting Locally
to Protect Our Legendary Lands and Waters” will be held Oct. 26-29
at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. The conference focuses
on topics relating to aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. Pre-conference
workshops for the general public and professionals will be held Sun.,
Oct. 26. They include topics such as earthworms, gypsy moths, and lake
vegetation management. To view the preliminary program or register, visit:
http://www.minnesotaswcs.org/Invasives.htm or contact Nancy
Herselius at email@example.com or (515)
50 YEARS ON ISLE ROYALE
UMD commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the wolf-moose research on Isle
Royale with several events in Nov. UMD's connections to the project are
numerous. UMD serves as a member of the Isle Royale Institute; UMD professor
John Pastor has joined Peterson to conduct research on the island; and
UMD conducts a yearly series of student trips. Also, for two consecutive
summers UMD students have served as intern naturalists on the island.
George Desort's documentary on the Isle Royale
wolf and moose study, Fortunate Wilderness, the Duluth premiere,
will be shown from 7 –- 8:30 pm on Thurs., Nov. 6 in the Marshall
Performing Arts Center. Fortunate Wilderness captures the science
and wonder of the world’s longest large mammal study — the
study of wolves and moose on Isle Royale.
American Indian Ethics Meets Wolf-Moose Research”
with wilderness scholar Michael Nelson will be presented from noon- 1
pm on Fri., Nov. 7 in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda.
“50 Years of Wolf Moose Research”
with biologists Rolf Peterson (BS ’70 Zoology) and John Vucetich
will be presented from 7 – 8:30 pm on Fri., Nov. 7 in the Marshall
Performing Arts Center. They will present findings from the 50 years of
large mammal study on Isle Royale. Peterson is the lead researcher for
the study. For information contact Tom Beery, firstname.lastname@example.org
Glensheen mansion is celebrating its 100th year
in Duluth. Glensheen is open daily from 9
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through October 19; first tour begins
at 9:30 a.m., and last tour begins at 4 p.m. For information e-mail email@example.com
or call 218-726-8910.
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