Tuesday, January 26, 2010 * Volume 27, Number 8 | PDF






Story Time at the Tweed is held every Thursday at 10 am for children ages three to five.

The Tweed Museum of Art has postponed the “Young at Art” benefit gala for the School of Fine Arts until later in 2010. Information about this event can be found online at http://www.d.umn.edu/sfa/index.php

Family Art Hour will be held from 10 am – 12 pm on Feb. 18, Feb. 19, and April 8 for children of all ages and their families.

A visual lecture series event with Beau Vallance, an art educator, will be presented at 6 pm on Feb. 23 in Bohannon 90.


An exhibit of new art acquisitions will be on display from Feb. 9 – July 11.

The exhibition, “The Atomic Edge: Design in Print Imagery, 1940s to 1960s” illustrates the development of printmaking as a fine art and how the atomic age affected American designers. The exhibit consists mostly of works from the Kiser Print Collection donated by former UMD professor Jesse Dorrance Kiser. It will be on display through March 14.

"Andy Warhol: Pop and Polaroid,” a select set of Warhol Polaroids and black and white prints, will be on display through May 16.

“Art for Hire: Prints from the Minnesota WPA,” lithographs by Minnesota artists employed by Works Progress Administration, 1933 – 43, will be on display through May 16.

The exhibition, “A Flow of Ideas: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” includes 70 artworks. They demonstrate how related works of art, when viewed together, may best reveal common themes. It will be on display through July 11.
"Form and Surface: Selections from the Glenn C. Nelson Collection" will be on display through Nov. 7.

Senior student shows will be featured throughout the year, including: Sean Elmquist, from Feb. 2 – 7; Michelle Poirier, from Feb. 9 – 14; Andew Arkelin and Andrew Nagahashir, from Feb. 16 – 21; and Nick Lundgren and Emilee Keil, from Feb. 23 – 28.

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 Weber Music Hall unless otherwise noted.

A Faculty Artist Recital will be performed by Lorie Scott, flute, at 7:30 pm on Feb. 1.

An Ovation Guest Artist Series performance will be presented at 7:30 pm on Feb. 4.
Guests artists Nikolay Kuznetsov, violin, and Viktor Portnoy, piano, from Petrozavodsk Conservatory, Russia, will perform various selections.

A fundraiser for the Chamber Orchestra, directed by Jean R. Perrault, will be performed at 3 pm on Feb. 14.

The Wind Ensembles Concert Band directed by Daniel W. Eaton and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble directed by Mark Whitlock will perform to raise funds for the James R. Murphy Scholarship at 3 pm on Feb. 21.

A Faculty Artist Recital featuring Jacob Jonker, guitar, will be presented at 7:30 pm on Feb. 22.

The Marshall Performing Arts Center will present "Verismo: The Truth About Opera", directed by Regina Zona and Jean R. Perrault, conductor. Two of Verismo’s most popular operas, Suor Angelica by Puccini and Pagliacci by Leonvacallo, represent the complexities that make opera irresistible. This double feature will be performed at 7:30 pm on Feb. 25, Feb. 26, and Feb. 27 at the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

For more information about music events, call 726-8561, or see http://www.d.umn.edu/music.

theatre/dance EVENTS

The Marshall Performing Arts Center will present their annual dance concert titled, Action/Reaction, on Feb. 11 – 13, at 7:30 pm and Feb. 14, at 2 pm. The production is directed by Ann Aiko Bergeron and Rebecca Katz Harwood and will showcase the creative work of UMD faculty and students as well as guest artists Edisa Weeks and Chlo Arnold.

For info, call the UMD Box Office at 726-8561 or see http://www.d.umn.edu/theatre.

athletic EVENTS

The UMD Men’s Basketball team will play St. Cloud State at 8 pm on Feb. 5, Concordia-St.Paul at 8 pm on Feb. 6, Upper Iowa at 3 pm on Feb. 20, and Bemidji State at 8 pm on Feb. 24. The games will be held in Romano Gym.

The UMD Women’s Basketball team will play St. Cloud State at 6 pm on Feb. 5, Concordia-St.Paul at 6 pm on Feb. 6, Upper Iowa at 1 pm on Feb. 20, and Bemidji State at 6 pm on Feb. 24. The games will be held in Romano Gym.


The UMD Men’s Hockey team will play Wisconsin at 7:07 pm on Jan. 29 and Jan. 30, and Minnesota at 7:07 pm on Feb. 26 and 7:37 pm on Feb. 27. All games will be held at the DECC.

The UMD Women’s Hockey team will play Minnesota at 7:07 pm on Feb. 5 and Feb. 6, and Ohio State at 7:07 pm on Feb. 12 and 6:07 pm on Feb. 13. All games will be held at the DECC.

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

EVENTS, lectures, workshops


The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium holds free public shows at the planetarium every Wednesday evening at 7 pm.

"Pluto the Dwarf Planet" will be presented on Jan. 27. Should Pluto be a planet? Come find out the facts about Pluto's recent demotion from planet to dwarf planet.

"Stargazing Tonight!" will be presented on Feb. 3. Shows vary, and may include information about the Solar System, current astronomical events, or commonly asked questions about the night sky.

Arrowhead Astronomical Society will present on Feb. 10. Every second Wednesday of the month the local Arrowhead Astronomical Society presents a show. Come for an interesting show, and if you want to further explore your interest in all things astronomical, stay for the monthly meeting of the AAS following the show.

Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. See list of shows at


A videocast of the annual U of M Legislative Briefing, "The Legislature and the Future of the University," will be held from 6 – 7:30 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the Library, Room 410.The videocast originates from the UM McNamara Center. President Bruininks will preview the U’s legislative request and talk about the challenges faced by higher education in these economic times. Guest speaker Mary Lahammer will share her insights as a U alumna and political journalist. The UMD capitol request is for the construction of the UMD American Indian Learning Resource Center. To register, contact slatto@d.umn.edu.

Paul Severson will present a crisis update and information about Project Haiti at noon on Thursday, Jan. 28 in CHEM 200. A Duluth medical school alumnus who also teaches at UMD, Severson is a surgeon in Crosby, MN, and is founder and president of Project Haiti, Inc., a charitable non-profit organization that has provided humanitarian relief to the impoverished people of rural Haiti. He and Howard McCollister, also a surgeon in Crosby, created and expanded a hospital and surgical education facility in Pignon, 70 miles from Port au Prince. Pignon was not damaged, but the physicians are scrambling to care for the Haitians arriving at their facility. Severson stopped his clinical work after the earthquake in order to coordinate the relief effort. He reports that they have several trauma teams in place and have shipped seven tons of supplies. For info see www.projecthaiti.info. For info about the UMD event contact m.juntunen@mmf.umn.edu.

Thomas Campbell, resource assessment manager, Cliffs Natural Resources, a Natural Resources Research Institute Guest Lecturer, will present "Geology and mineralogy of granite pegmatites" at 3:30 pm on Thurs., Jan 28 in 175 Life Science. The talk is part of the Department of Geological Sciences seminar series. Refreshments served after seminar.

Michael Nemitz, Geologist, Newmont Exploration, "Stratigraphic and structural controls on the distribution of mineralization at the Tara Gold Deposit, Elko and Eureka Counties, Nevada” at 3:30 pm on Thurs., Feb. 4 in 175 Life Science. For info contact geol@d.umn.edu.

Kirby Leadership Institute will present and co-sponsor a wide variety of leadership workshops and seminars throughout spring semester. All events are free and open to students, staff, faculty and the public. For more information, contact Joie Acheson Lee at jacheson@d.umn.edu or 726-8740. For more offerings, please see the web site: http://www.d.umn.edu/kirby/leadership/emerging.html.

"Finding Common Ground: Citizens in Action", a day-long series of workshops on topics such as becoming politically active and involved in community advocacy and action will be held from 10 am – 3:30 pm on Sat., Jan. 30 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 835 W College Street.

The Office of Civic Engagement Spring Volunteer Fair will be held from 8 am – 2 pm, on Wed., Feb. 3 in Kirby Ballroom.

“Student Leadership in Genocide Awareness: STAND on Campus” presented by Adam Meyer, CLA director of development will be held from 4 – 5 pm, on Feb. 4 in Kirby 268.

"Using Portfolio to Document your Leadership Activities", presented by Joie Acheson Lee, Kirby Leadership Institute coordinator, a training workshop for students working towards the UMD Leadership Certificate is a chance to have questions answered about the leadership program. It will be held from 4 – 5 pm, on Feb. 8 in Kirby 268.

“Beyond Facebook: Networking at Professional Functions” presented by Corbin Smyth, director, Kirby Student Center will be held at 4 pm on Feb. 10 in Kirby 268.

Funny in Farsi: Reading Aloud, a dramatic reading presentation by members of the UMD Diversity Commission will be held at noon on Feb. 15 in Kirby 268.

“Leadership: Serving the Public” presented by Don Pearce, director emeritus, UMD Library, will be held at 4 pm on Feb. 15 in Kirby 268. The event is sponsored by University for Seniors.

Art and Leadership: Jiri Trnka's "The Hand" presented by Clarice Roseen, University for Seniors study group leader, will be held at 4 pm on Feb. 16 in Kirby Plaza 311. The event is sponsored by University for Seniors.

Funny in Farsi: Reading Aloud, a dramatic reading presentation by members of the UMD Diversity Commission will be held at noon on Feb. 18 in Kirby 268.

“Women as Leaders” with Jane Maddy, associate professor emeritus, Department of Psychology, will be held at 4 pm on Feb. 23 in Kirby 268. The event is sponsored by University for Seniors.

UMD Biology Professor Steve Hedman will present “The Human Genome Project,” an update on the human genome project, and discuss its future on Mon., Feb. 1 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm in the KSC Rafters.

“Journey Jargon: Iceland-Fire and Ice!” will be presented by Marlene Johnson and will feature the wonderful open spaces, mountains, and unspoiled nature of Iceland on Monday, Feb. 8 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm in the KSC Rafters. She will also show the charm of the capital city of Reyjavik, where University for Seniors members enjoyed a five-day trip last June.

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

A Volunteer Fair will be held on Feb. 3 from 9 am to 2 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. Over 30 local community and school sites will have information for faculty, staff, and students. Contact Dylan Savall at sava0089@d.umn.edu or 726-8645.

A Webinar: Service-Learning in Online Courses titled "The Future of Service Learning: New Solutions for Sustaining and Improving Practice", featuring John Hamerlinck of Minnesota Campus Compact, will take place on Feb. 9, from 10 – 11:30 am in EduE 142. Contact Jason Ellis at jellis2@d.umn.edu or 726-6355 to register.

A Webinar presentation titled "Civic Engagement: Engaging Students and Communities through Technology" will be presented on Feb. 12, at 10 - 11:30 am in EduE 142. Contact Jason Ellis at jellis2@d.umn.edu or x6355 to register.

Independent Lens Film will present Garbage Dream on Feb. 10, 3:30 – 5 pm in Chemistry 200. This presentation is in partnership with the UMD Multicultural Center and the UMD Office of Sustainability. For more information please contact Brian Bluhm at bluh0020@d.umn.edu or 726-6623.

An Alworth Institute International Lecture entitled, "Women's Leadership & Political Participation in Iraq and Pakistan: Challenges Faced in Emancipation,"will be presented by Riffat Inam Butt and Suaad Salman Allami, 2009 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows, at 7 pm on Monday, Feb. 8 in Chemistry 200. For info contact alworth@d.umn.edu.

Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner will present the "'60s Civil Rights Movement in Holmes County, Mississippi" at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 9 in the Tweed Lecture Gallery.

Sojourner is a veteran of the Civil Rights Movement. She worked in Holmes County, Mississippi from 1964 to 1969. She is now writing a memoir entitled FREEDOM: Blacks Transforming Themselves ­— Growing a Grassroots Movement in the 1960s Mississippi as Seen by One (Transformed) White Middle-Class Outside Agitator. It tells of the real dangers and fears that local leaders experienced and how they built one of the most effective grassroots Movements in the state. For information, contact Alison Aune at 726-6216 or email aaune@d.umn.edu.

Sojourner’s talk is in conjunction with her documentary photography exhibit "The Some People of That Place — 1960s Holmes County, Mississippi: The Local People and Their Civil Rights Movement” at The Venue at Mohaupt Block, 2024 W Superior St, Duluth (old VFW), open weekdays from Feb. 1 – 28, 9 am - 5 pm. An opening reception with music and speakers will be held there at 7 pm on Mon., Feb 1.

Sponsors of the Tweed event are UMD Commission on Women and the Art Education program in UMD’s School of Fine Arts. The event is part of Black History Month.
For information, contact Alison Aune at 726-6216 or email aaune@d.umn.edu.

Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week at UMD, is Feb. 22 - 27 and the following events are offered.
“The Biological Basis of Sex Differences in Body Shape” with Colleen Belk, Department of Biology, will be presented from 3 – 3:50 pm on Feb. 22 in Chemistry 150.

UMD will get the opportunity to see the featured documentary film, America the Beautiful, Is America Obsessed with Beauty? and listen to the featured speaker, the film producer Darryl Roberts, from 6 – 9 pm on Feb. 23 in Life Science 175.

A workshop for staff and faculty, “It’s time to talk about it: How to approach a student who may have an eating disorder,” will be presented by Helen Doane, PhD, licensed psychologist and associate professor of psychology from noon – 1 pm on Feb. 24 in Kirby 333.

A workshop for students: “It’s time to talk about it: How to approach a friend who may have an eating disorder,” with Jean Baribeau-Thoennes, MSW, LICSW, Counselor, UMD Health Services, will be presented from noon – 1 pm on Feb. 24 in Kirby 268.

A presentation about The Emily Program: “A Mindful Approach to Eating” with Kirsten Nielsen, R.D., L.D., registered dietitian and Tori Frye, M.S.Ed., therapist, will be presented from 9 – 10:30 am on Feb. 25 in Kirby 268.

A Peer Workshop: "Challenging the way we think and speak about ourselves: A workshop facilitated by college students for college students," coordinated by Eleni Johnson, WRAC intern; and Heather Belknap, health education intern, UMD Health Services will be presented from 11:30 am – 1 pm on Feb. 25 in The Rafters. The event is guided by Hannah Godbout, psychology fellow specialist, counselor, UMD Health Services.

A viewing of the documentary: America the Beautiful, Is America Obsessed with Beauty? will be presented at 10 am – 12 pm on Feb. 26 in the Multicultural Lounge 273B.

“Body awareness and appreciation through movement and yoga: Honor your body!” will be presented from 10 am – noon on Feb. 27 in Sports and Health Center, room 135.

For info contact Dori L. Decker at 726-7046 or ddecker@d.umn.edu.

special EVENTS

A national traveling exhibition titled, “Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country,” will be on display in the library’s fourth floor rotunda reading room Jan. 4 through Feb. 25. The presentation tells the story of the explorers’ historic 1804 – 1806 expedition from the point of view of the Indians who lived along the route.

A panel of American Indian Studies faculty will lead a discussion in Kirby Ballroom on Feb. 11 from 6:30 – 8 pm. Presenters will include Linda LeGarde Grover, David Aubid, Jill Doerfler, and Heidi Kiiwtinepinesiik Stark.

Docent guided tours are available for groups, including an introduction to the exhibition and printed handouts. Call 218-726-8130 or visit http://libguides.d.umn.edu/lewisandclark for more information.

The UMD International Club will present the 42nd annual Feast of Nations featuring a worldly selection of foods to feast on and performers from around the globe on Sat., Feb. 20 at 5:30 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. Tickets will be on sale in front of the Bookstore on the ground floor of KSC from Feb. 15 – 19. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for adults and children 5 and under are free. For more information, contact Trisha O’Keefe at 726-7531 or e-mail pokeefe@d.umn.edu.

The First Annual Spring Student Activities Fair will be held Feb. 4 from 11 am – 2 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. Over 66 student organizations will be featured. E-mail questions to Lacey or Christina at kirbyint@d.umn.edu or cgeissle@d.umn.edu.

UMD’s OUT COLD WEEK will be held Feb. 22 – 27, and will feature the annual Frozen Yeti Film Contest, Department Decorating Contest, music, comedy, and winter fun by student organizations and groups. E-mail questions to Lacey or Christina at kirbyint@d.umn.edu or cgeissle@d.umn.edu.

ITSS will present Techfest from 9 am – 3 pm on Fri., March 26 in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom. For additional information or questions contact Sheri Pihlaja at spihlaja@d.umn.edu.

EVENTS, faculty and staff

A workshop on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment with Deborah Petersen-Perlman, Director of the UMD Office of Equal Opportunity, will be held from 1:30 – 3 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 3 in Kirby Student Center 323. Participants will review the University of Minnesota 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. To register and for questions, contact cracklif@d.umn.edu or 218-726-6827.

Tech Talk offers a forum for faculty from all disciplines to come together over lunch and discuss uses and abuses of educational technology. All session will run from 12 – 1 pm in KSC 333. The session will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28; Friday, Feb. 12; Thursday, March 25; Friday, April 2; and Wednesday, May 12. Request to join the alias by emailing LeAne Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu.

Early Career is a workshop series designed to help early career faculty hone teaching, curriculum planning and student assessment skills. Sign up for all seven sessions. They take place from 12 – 2 pm in KSC 333 on Feb. 5, Feb. 19, March 3, March 26, April 9, April 23 and April 30. Contact Shelley Smith at x7715 or ssmith3@d.umn.edu to participate.

To help faculty and staff with their professional publications, UMD offers the Write Now Hour. Feedback is available at any stage of a writing project: to help revise, and provide support. No registration required. All sessions are held in Bohannon 213 on Mondays from 12 noon – 1 pm on Feb. 8, Feb. 22, March 8, March 22, April 5, April 19, May 5 and May 17. Sessions are also offered on Thursdays from 2-3 pm on Feb. 4, Feb. 18, March 4, April 1, April 15, April 29, and May 13. For info, contact LeAne Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu or 726-6207.

Training Services workshops are offered this spring.

“Collaboration vs. Plagiarism: Helping Students Understand the Difference” will be held from 2 – 3:30 pm on Feb. 10 in KSC 268

“Noon Nuggets: Survival Techniques for Faculty Who Teach Courses that Students Do Not Want to Take” with Steve Hedman will be held from noon – 1 pm on Feb. 17 in KSC 355-357.

“Outcomes-Based Assessment: Multiple Means of Measuring” will be held from 1– 2:30 pm on Feb. 25 in KSC 268.

“Drop-In Film Festival: 20 Minute Mentors” will be held from 1 – 3:30 pm on March 3 in EduE 142.

“Drop-In Film Festival: 20 Minute Mentors” will be held from 1 – 3:30 pm on March 4 in EduE 142.

“Making Cultural Competence a Part of Our Courses” with Paula Pedersen and IDS will be held from 9 – 10:30 am on March 9 in KSC 333.

“Hot Topics: Creating a More Civil Classroom” with Deborah Petersen-Perlman & IDS will be held from 9 – 10:30 am on March 30 in KSC 333.

“Noon Nuggets: Getting the Most from Your Student Evaluations” will be held from noon – 1:30 pm on April 7 in KSC 268.

“Civic Engagement: Connecting with Community for Win-Win” will be held from 3 – 4:30 on April 28 in KSC 268.
Register with Jason Ellis via email jellis2@d.umn.edu or call 726-6355.


The historic Congdon estate, Glensheen mansion, is open for tours Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am – 3:30 pm. For information e-mail glen@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8910.

Glensheen offers two romantic evenings for Valentine’s Day celebrations at 6 pm on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14. Each event begins with an abbreviated tour and is followed by a candlelit meal in the Winter Garden.
For tickets and more information see http://www.d.umn.edu/glen/visit/calendar.html#valentinedinner.

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