Tuesday, September 16, 2008 * Volume 26, Number 2

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art EVENTS  


“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 tma@d.umn.edu, 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.

theatre EVENTS

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.

athletic EVENTS

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

EVENTS, faculty and staff

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 jellis2@d.umn.edu or 726-6355.
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 lrutherf@d.umn.edu.
Tech Talk will be held from noon - 1 pm on Fri. Sept. 19, in Kirby Student Center 333. Contact LeAne H. Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu for more information.

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

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.

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.
For info contact Cindy Christian, at 726-7493, alworth@d.umn.edu or see http://www.d.umn.edu/alworth/main/index.php.

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 rhemming@d.umn.edu.

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.

“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 alworth@d.umn.edu or see http://www.d.umn.edu/alworth/main/brownbag.php.

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.

special EVENTS

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 sava0089@d.umn.edu.

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 or kandrews@d.umn.edu.

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://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/wellness/farmersmarket/.
cschweig@d.umn.edu 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 cmoua2@d.umn.edu.

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 sava0089@d.umn.edu 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.

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 jellis@d.umn.edu.

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 or cgeissle@d.umn.edu.

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 info@mnisc.org or (515) 480-2420.

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, tbeery@d.umn.edu or 726-7333.

glensheen EVENTS

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 glen@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8910.

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