Tuesday, February 10, 2009 | Volume 26, Number 9| PDF

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art EVENTS  


Drawings by Frank Big Bear are on display thru March 22.

Draw to Live and Live to Draw: Prints and Illustrations by Wanda Gag is on display thru May 17.

“Bright Life: Works on Paper by Karel Appel” will be on display thru May 24.

“Framing the Collection: Select Works” will be on display thru May 24.

“Work Through the Lens: Photographs from the Permanent Collection” is on display thru May 24.

Selections from “The Richard E. and Dorothy Rawlings Nelson Collection of American Indian Art” will be on display thru Sept. 13, 2009.

A family event called Story Time Art with a story, a snack, and the opportunity to create a pop-up Valentine, will be held at 2 pm on Feb. 14 in the Tweed. The featured story is the pop-up book, Brava Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola.

Each Tue., from noon - 4 pm during Spring Semester, the public is invited to Discovery at Tweed. The events allow the community to observe museum staff, UMD student interns, and volunteers as they process and assess works from the collection. The public component is important because the museum also wants to capture stories from individuals in the community.

Senior Student Shows will be featured throughout the year including: Molly Martancik thru Feb. 15, Katie Dupre from Feb. 17-22, Jesden Hansen and Alicia Weagel from Feb. 24 thru March 1, Aaron Mcleod from March 3-8, and Brit Salmela from March 10-15. 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.

music EVENTS

All events will be held in the Weber Music Hall

A Faculty Artist Recital featuring Lorie Scott, flute will be held at 7:30 pm on Mon., Feb. 16.

The Twin Ports Wind Orchestra concert will be held at 7:30 pm on Sat., Feb. 21.

A Band Concert featuring the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will be held at 3 pm on Sun., Feb. 22.

A Faculty Artist Recital: Us2 Concert – Tableau Américain featuring Jean R. Perrault, violin and Jeanne Doty, piano will be held at 7:30 pm on Mon., Feb. 23.

The opera Falstaff will be held at 7:30 pm on Fri., Feb. 27 and Sat., Feb. 28.

For more information about music events, call 726-8561.

theatre EVENTS

The Diviners, directed by Jim Leonard Jr. is a story about Buddy Layman, a diviner possessing the ability to find water, and a disenchanted, charismatic preacher. It will be presented at 7:30 pm from Feb. 12-14 and Feb. 18-21, and at 2 pm on Feb. 15 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. For more info visit: http://www.d.umn.edu/theatre/Current_Season_.html

athletic EVENTS

The UMD Men’s Hockey team will play Alaska Anchorage at 7:07 pm on Mar. 6 and 7. All games will be played at the DECC.

The UMD Women’s Hockey team will play Ohio State University at 7:07 pm on Feb. 13 and 14. All games will be played at the DECC.

The UMD Men's Basketball team will play U of M-Crookston at 8 pm on Feb. 13, MSU-Moorhead at 8 pm on Feb. 14, and Augustana College at 5 pm on Feb. 28. All games will be played in the Romano Gym.

The UMD Women's Basketball team will play U of M-Crookston at 6 pm on Feb. 13, MSU-Moorhead at 6 pm on Feb. 14, and Augustana College at 3 pm on Feb. 28. All games will be played in the Romano Gym.

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

EVENTS, faculty and staff

A series of seminars will be broadcast as Webinars through UM Connect.They are for all University employees who wish to learn more about major types of investments, the value of diversification, risk/return, and the investment options. For info on the series see: http://www.umn.edu/ohr/benefits/events/index.html. For info at UMD contact Judith S. Karon, at jkaron@d.umn.edu or 726-6326.

Upcoming Instructional Development Services workshops are held in KSC 268 (unless noted) and include:

Assessment Basics held from 8:30-11 am on Feb. 19 in the Kirby Ballroom,

Now What? Handling “Hot Topic” Moments in the Classroom held from 12-1:30 pm on Feb. 25,

Managing Expectations and Handling Difficult Students held from noon-1:30 pm on March 12 in KPlz 173,

Rubrics Revisited: Making Assessment Easier held from 8:30-10 am on March 26,

Creating Globally Conscious Citizens held from 1-2:30 pm on Apr. 6, and

Creating More Reflective Learners: Tips and Tools held from 3-4:30 pm on Apr. 30.

Register with Jason Ellis at jellis2@d.umn.edu or 726-6355.

The Write Now Series workshops are held from 2:30-4 pm in KSC 351 and include:

Thinking Aloud/Fleshing Out Ideas on March 11.

Gathering and Interpreting Data, Quantitative and Qualitative on Apr. 8.

Picking a Place to Publish on May 6.

The Early Career workshop are held from noon-1:50 pm in KSC 333 and include:

Starting Out on the Right Foot on Feb. 13.

Managing Classroom Dynamics on Feb. 27.

Backward Course Design: Using Goals to Guide Curriculum on March 13.

Using Active Learning Strategies on March 27.

Student, Course & Program on Apr. 10.

Teaching Assessment & Evaluation on May 1.

Wrap-Up Session on May 8.

If interested in these workshops email or call Shelley Smith at ssmith3@d.umn.edu or 726-7715.

To find out what is happening in classrooms and offices where technology is changing teaching, learning, and the interface with students, join Tech Talk. Tech Talk is held from noon-1 in KSC 333. The dates are Feb. 20, March 6, Apr. 23, and May 13.
For more info contact LeAne Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu or 726-6207.

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

The Study Abroad Fair will be held from 9:30 am- 3 pm on Feb. 12 in the Kirby Rafters.
IEO staff, peer advisors, UMD faculty leading short-term programs, and past student participants will be present, along with regional universities and third party program providers.

Learn basics of study abroad through Study Abroad 101. These informative sessions will be held on Thursdays (excluding Feb. 12 and March 19.) at 3 pm in SCC 21.
For application and scholarship deadlines or more information, visit the IEO website at www.d.umn.edu/ieo or stop in the International Education Office at 138 Kirby Plaza.

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium holds free public shows at the planetarium every Wed. evening at 7 pm. Shows include: Shows include:Arrowhead Astronomical Society presents on Feb. 11, Renaissance Astronomy: The Heliocentric Universe on Feb. 18, and The Long Night at the North Pole on Feb. 25. Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. See list of shows at http://www.d.umn.edu/planet/programs.

All seminars are held at 3:30 pm on Thurs. in LSci 175.

Brian Barnes director and professor, of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, will present “Strategies for Overwintering in Arctic Animals” on Feb. 12.

Will Gosnold, professor and chair, Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota will present “Heat Flow and Geothermal Energy” on Feb. 19.

Steven Petsch, associate professor of Geosciences and adjunct professor in Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst will present “The Not-so-deep Biosphere of Active Methanogenesis in Ancient Black Shales” on Feb. 26.

Carrie E. Jennings, Minnesota Geological Survey, St. Paul, Minn., will present “Turbidity-impaired streams; What’s glacial Geology got to do with it?” on Mar. 12.

Ken Lepper, assistant professor of geology, adjunct professor of physics, North Dakota State University will present “Optical Dating: A remote in-situ dating method for paleoclimatic and Geomorphological research on Mars” on Apr. 9.

Howard Hobbs, senior scientist, Minnesota Geological Survey, St. Paul, Minn., will present “Recessional phases of the Superior Lobe in western Lake Superior basin” on Apr. 23.

For more info contact Laura Chapin at lchapin@d.umn.edu.

All seminars are held at 3:15pm in 185 Life Science, unless otherwise noted.

“Sex and Time in the Hibernating Arctic Ground Squirrel” will be presented by Brian Barnes, director and professor, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks on Feb. 13.

“The Cellular Regulation and Misregulation of Rho Family Guanin Nucleotide Exchange Factors” will be presented by Mike Hamann, Biology Department, Bemidji State University, will be held on Feb. 20.

“Great river bioassessment: Lessons from EMAP” will be presented by Ted Angradi, Research Biologist, US EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division Laboratory, Duluth, on Feb. 27.

For more info contact Danielle Danke at ddanke@d.umn.edu.


The POV Film Series is back. Dylan Savall will facilitate discussions after each film on issues that were brought up in the movie. Screenings, held at 7 pm in Montague 70, include:

Made in L.A. by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar (A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting) on March 10,

Standing Silent Nation by Suree Towfighia and Courtney Hermann (A co-presentation with Native American Public Telecommunications) on Apr. 14, and

Education of Shelby Knox by Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt (A co-presentation with the Independent Television Service, ITVS) on May 5.

For more info contact Dylan at sava0089@d.umn.edu or 726-8645.

A Journey Jargon event, “Southwest Colorado Plateau” presented by John Moeller, will be held at 11:30 am on Feb 16 in KPlz 311.

A Journey Jargon lecture, “The Old Radio Days” presented by Ralph Doty, will be held at 11:30 am on Feb. 23 in KPlz 311.

A Journey Jargon event, “Egypt: A Glance at the Ancient and a Glimpse of the New” presented by Leonore Baeumler, will be held at 11:30 am on Mar. 2 in KPlz 311.

The events are free and open to the public. For info contact Clara Weitz at cweitz@d.umn.edu.


The Alworth Institute International Reading Group will discuss, The Wormdigger’s Daughter by John Farrell on Mon., Feb 16 in the UMD Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.

“Immigration and Globalization” will be presented by Michele Wucker, executive director of the World Policy Institute, New York on Tue., Feb. 24 in the UMD Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.

“Cuba: The Evolution of the Revolution and the U.S. Response” will be presented by Lissa Weinmann, Senior Fellow & Cuba Project Director at the World Policy Institute, New York on Wed., March 11 in the UMD Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.

The WorldQuest Trivia Competition will be held on Thur., Feb. 26 in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom. The
Buffet and registration will begin at 6 pm, and the competition at 7 pm.

All Brown Bag Lectures are presented at noon in the UMD Fourth Floor Rotunda.

“The Pakistan You Don’t Know” will be presented by Waqas Ahmad and Nisar Ahmed, graduate students in UMD’s electrical and computer engineering program on Thur., Feb. 12.

“La Ley no es Todo (The Law is not Everything): Feminist Politics in Venezuela” will be presented by Chere Bergeron, UMD student majoring in women’s studies and international studies on Thur., Feb. 19.

All lectures are held at 7 pm in the UMD Fourth Floor Library Rotunda.

For more info contact Cindy Christian at alworth@d.umn.edu.

An Eating Disorders Awareness week will be held from Feb. 23-27.

The “Hot Topics” Seminar Series is held from noon- 1 pm on Tuesdays in KSC 311.
Sleep/Insomnia will be held on March 10, and

Test Anxiety will be held on April 14.

A Workshop Series for improving attention, focus and organizational skills will be held from 3-4 pm on Feb 16 and 23, and March 2 and 9, in the Library, Fourth Floor Reading Room.

A Stress management workshop series will be held from 3-4 pm on April 8, 15, 22, and 29 in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda. Each session will introduce a different technique for stress reduction.
For more info on any of the events contact Dori Decker at 726-7046 or ddecker@d.umn.edu.

Eileen Zeitz, professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will present “Bolivia in the Twenty-First Century: Fiction and Reality” from 2:30-4 pm on Feb. 27 in the Library Fourth Floor Rotunda. For more info contact Jeffrey Hole at jhole@d.umn.edu or 726-7316.

HIV Evolution: Turning a Strength into a Weakness will be presented by Louis M. Mansky, professor and director, Institute for Molecular Virology, University of Minnesota, at 7:30 pm on Feb. 10 in Library 410. For more info contact Carol Peterman at cpeterma@d.umn.edu.

A workshop on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment will be held from 3:30 - 4:30 pm on March 11, in KSC 323. Deborah Petersen-Perlman will present the workshop. Participants will review the U of M Sexual Harassment policy, federal and state law regarding sexual harassment, procedures for investigating sexual harassment complaints, and standards applied to evaluation of sexual harassment claims. Participants will be asked to analyze scenes from North Country using the standards learned in the first half of the workshops.

For information or to register contact Cathy Rackliffe at 726-6827 or cracklif@d.umn.edu.

special EVENTS

Feb 12, 2009, is Darwin Day, a global celebration of the Charles Darwin’s 200 birthday.
“Strategies for Overwintering in Arctic Animals” will be presented by Brian Barnes, director, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks at 3:30 pm on Feb. 12 in Life Science (LSci) 175. A reception will follow the lecture in Griggs Center at 4:45 pm. For more info contact Howard Mooers at hmooers@d.umn.edu.
This event is sponsored by the Department of Geological Science, the Department of Biology, and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society (UMD Chapter).

February is Black History Month. Events includes:

The documentary: Black/White will be shown at 7 pm on Feb.11 in KSC 273. A discussion will follow.

A WRAC Brown Bag Panel Presentation on Diverse Professional Women will be held at noon on Feb. 11 in KSC 273B.

Train Your Brain: Epilepsy Series will be held from 3:30-5:30 pm on Feb. 11 in KSC 273B. This event is sponsored by Access for All.

The Soul Food Celebration begins at 6 pm on Feb. 14. The theme is “Feed the Soul.” Tickets will be on sale thru Feb. 13.

A Film Festival will be held from 6-9 pm from Feb. 16-19 in KSC 273. Featuring:
The Color Purple on Feb.16,
The Spook Who Sat By the Door on Feb. 17,
Sankofa on Feb. 18, and
Panther on Feb. 19.

Bold Choice Theater presents, Romeo and Juliet from 1-4 pm on Feb. 17 in the Kirby Ballroom. This event is sponsored by Access for All.

An Egg Roll sale will be held from 11 am- 2:30 pm on Feb. 24-25 in the Kirby Commons. This is sponsored by Access for All.

A Brown Bag Lunch and video Standing On My Sisters’ Shoulders, a film by Laura Lipson will be presented at noon on Feb. 25 in KSC 273B. This event is sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center.

“I can say it, you can't,” A discussion on the N word will be held at 7 pm on Feb. 25 in KSC 273. This event is sponsored by the Black Student Association.

The Vagina Monologues will be held at 7 pm on Feb. 27-28 in Bohannon Hall 90. This event is sponsored by: V-Day, The Women’s Resource and Action Center and Kirby Program Board.

The play, Ain’t I a Woman will be held at 7 pm on March 2 in the Weber Music Hall. This event is sponsored by Black Student Association, Office of Cultural Diversity, Women Resource and Action Center, YWCA, Commission on Women, Kirby Program Board.

For more info on any of the events contact David L. Comer at dcomer@d.umn.edu.

UMD Out Cold Week is February 23 - 28. Events that are being planned include the annual Frozen Yeti Film Festival, Department Decorating Contest, Pull Your Professors Weight Sled Race, Campus Battle of the Bands, Chicken Strip Eating Contest, Kubb Tournament, and Mardi Gras!! “Fat Tuesday Hallway Performances” will be from 10 am- 3 pm on Feb. 24 in MPAC 154. Check out www.d.umn.edu/kirby/outcold for a continually updated list of events.
For more info contact Christina Geissler at cgeissle@d.umn.edu.

A Bulldog reception will be held prior to the Bulldogs vs Gophers men’s hockey game on Feb. 28. The reception will have complimentary appetizers and a cash bar available from 5:30 - 7 pm. Snacks and a large screen game viewing will be at 7:07 pm. This event will be held at the McNamara Alumni Center, A.I. Johnson Great Room, located at 200 Oak Street in Minneapolis. RSVP to the Alumni Office by Feb. 23, at 726-7164 or by email alumni@d.umn.edu.

Join the UMD Alumni Association for a day at Spirit Mountain on March 7. The slopes open at 9 am and the Alumni Association will be offering a complimentary chili lunch, from 12:30-2 pm. There will be discounted rates for rental equipment as well as discounted lift tickets available. Reserve a spot by March 2 by contacting the Alumni Office by email alumni@d.umn.edu or by phone 726-7164.

The UMD International Club will present the 41st annual Feast of Nations featuring a worldly selection of foods to feast on and performers from around the globe at 5:30 pm on March 7 in Kirby Ballroom. Tickets will be on sale from 10 am-2 pm in front of the bookstore in KSC commons, weekdays from Feb. 18-27 until sold out.
For more information contact Trisha O’Keefe, at 726-7531, or e-mail pokeefe@d.umn.edu.

A Valentine Dinner will be held at 6 pm on Feb. 13 and 14 at Glensheen. The event begins with an abbreviated tour and is followed by a candlelit meal. Tickets are $60.

The first tour at Glensheen begins daily at 9:30 am, and last tour begins at 4 pm. Glensheen is open during weekends, Sat and Sun. from 10 am - 3 pm.

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

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