Tuesday, February 9, 2010 * Volume 27, Number 9 | 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 – 12 am 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 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 – 1943, 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: 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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.

On Feb. 17 and 19, "Relativity" will be presented and Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity will be discussed.

Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. See list of shows at http://www.d.umn.edu/planet/programs.

On Fri., Feb. 12, in honor of Charles Darwin's 201st birthday, Bruce Lieberman, professor, Department of Geology, University of Kansas, will present “Macroevolution and Paleontology: Expanding Darwinism” at 3:15 pm in LSCI 175. Lieberman’s research involves using the fossil record to study macroevolutionary patterns and processes. A central part of his research involves reconstructing phylogenetic patterns in arthropods, especially trilobites. He is also interested in the role that earth history changes, such as tectonic changes and climatic changes, play in influencing evolution. Refreshments will be served at 3 pm before the seminar.

Nathan Johnson, assistant professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, UMD, will present "Biogeochemical contaminant transformations in aquatic sediment" on Thurs., Feb. 25 at 3:30 pm in LSCI 175.

For more information on these events contact the Department of Geological Sciences at 726-8385.

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.

“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.

“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.


On Sat., Feb. 13 from 6 - 9 pm, the Soul Food Dinner “Revive the Soul” will take place in the Kirby Ballroom with a dance following in the Kirby Rafters from 9 pm - 12 am. Tickets will be on sale in front of the UMD Bookstore through Feb. 12. Tickets are also available by contacting David Comer at 726-6187.

Book discussions for Firoozeh Dumas's Laughing without an Accent will take place in KSC 268 on Feb. 12 at noon and Feb. 24 and 25 at 4 pm.

Black Comedy and Family Marathon which includes miscellaneous film viewings will take place at 4 pm in the Kirby Lounge on Feb. 12, 19, and 26.

On Mon., Feb. 15 at 1 pm in KSC 273 My Nappy Roots will be featured.

Good Hair will be featured on Mon., Feb. 15 at 3 pm in KSC 273.

On Tues., Feb. 16 at 6 pm in KSC 273 a Brown Bag discussion and film The Life and Times of Sara Baartman will be presented.

The Edge of Each Other Battles: The Vision of Audre Lord will be featured on Wed., Feb. 17 at noon in KSC 268.

On Mon., Feb. 22 at noon in KSC 273B Roots of Migration will be featured and discussed.

The documentary film RIZE will be shown on Mon., Feb. 22 at 3 pm in KSC 273.

Queen will be featured on Mon., Feb. 22 at 5 pm in KSC 273.

On Tues., Feb. 23 at 6 pm in KSC 273 the film Pray the Devil Back to Hell will be featured.

Anna Hewitt will present “Disabilities Abroad” on Wed., Feb. 10 from 3:30 - 5 pm in KSC 264.

On Thurs., Feb. 18 at 2 pm in the Rafters "Divided Within" will be presented. This presentation will address discrimination that exists within the African/African American ethnic group.

Marilyn Simerson-Wallfred will present "ASL" on Wed., Feb. 24 from 3:30 - 5 pm in KSC 264.

The Arrowhead Associations of Artists with Disabilities (AAAWD) Artwork will be on display from Feb. 15 through March 12 in the Multicultural Center on 2nd floor of Kirby. Meet the artists of AAAWD on Wed., Feb. 17 from 4 - 6 pm in KSC 264.

For questions or more information on these events email msc@d.umn.edu or call 726-6522.


Attend the Communication Sciences and Disorders Research Celebration on Wed., Feb. 10 in the Kiby Rafters from 9 am - 4 pm. This celebration will include presentations and a poster session by the 2nd year graduate students in CSD, highlighting their graduate research projects. For more information email csd-eddy@d.umn.edu.

DocTalks: "21st Century Medical School" will take place on Wed., Feb. 10 at 7:30 pm in the School of Medicine room 142. For more information contact Janet Fitzakerley at jfitzake@d.umn.edu.

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.

Visit the first UMD Summer Showcase on Mon., Feb. 15 from 10 am - 2 pm in the Kirby Ballroom to meet with various campus groups and academic units, and learn everything you'll need to know in order to succeed academically. There will also be an opportunity to register for great prizes, including the grand prize which is a free summer course. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, or to reserve your space at the Showcase, please contact Lisa Martin Department of Continuing Education at 726-6193 or lmartin@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.

As part of the UMD Employee Wellness Program initiative, "The Losing Battle" Challenge is being offered again. Participation is FREE for UMD faculty and staff. There will be an information session to learn more about the challenge on Wed., Feb. 10 from noon - 1 pm in the Garden Room. "The Losing Battle" Challenge is a 10-week challenge to get motivated in losing weight and staying healthy! Participants are comprised of team of two. An incentive reward will be awarded to all participants.

On Tues., Feb. 16 the Health Improvement Program: "Losing the Belly! Pilates and Core" will be presented. This session will take place in Ballroom A from noon - 1 pm where basic core exercises designed to tone and slenderize the mid-section will be discussed.

The Health Improvement Program: "The Importance of Breakfast" will be presented on Tues., Feb 23 from noon - 1 pm in KSC 323 where the health benefits of breakfast along with fast and easy recipes will be discussed.

"Distracted Driving: At What Cost?" will be presented on Wed., Feb. 24 from noon - 1 pm in KSC 323. This workshop introduces the current recommendations on distracted driving, with an emphasis on cell phones, PDAs, and other wireless mobile devices. Specific topics include the concept of distracted driving, the dangers of using a cell phone while driving, how cell phone-related distractions affect drivers, and safety tips to prevent distracted driving. During the session, participants also will have an opportunity to take a short assessment to determine their own exposure to distractions. To register for these events or for more information see www.d.umn.edu/umdhr.

The Alworth Institute is sponsoring the WorldQuest Trivia competition on Thurs., Feb. 25 in the Kirby Ballroom. WorldQuest is an international quiz game that is played in teams of eight. Teams compete against one another on subjects with an international flavor: flags and capitals; geographical features and international borders; people and events in the news. Teams have a chance to win prizes, including a donation made by an anonymous donor to a favorite international charity or non-profit organization. The cost is $5 for students, $10 for others and includes a buffet dinner. To register a team contact Cindy Christian in 109 Cina, email alworth@d.umn.edu, or call (218) 726-7493.

The Alworth Institute Reading Group will meet on Thurs., Feb. 18 to discuss My Hope For Peace by Jehan Sadat. The group will meet in KSC 361 from 7 - 8:30 pm.

Firoozeh Dumas will present “Shared Humanity through Humor” at 4 pm on March 2, in Kirby Ballroom. She was born in Abadan, Iran and, in the 1970s, moved to Southern California with her family. Her two memoirs are Funny in Farsi and Laughing without an Accent.

Dumas grew up listening to her father, a former Fulbright Scholar, recount the many colorful stories of his life in both Iran and America. In 2001, Dumas decided to write her stories as a gift for her two children. Funny in Farsi was on the San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times bestseller lists and won many awards. She was also a finalist for the prestigious Thurber Prize for American Humor, and is the first Middle Eastern woman ever to be considered for this honor.

Dumas’ latest memoir, entitled Laughing without an Accent, was published in May 2008. In 2005, her one-woman show, Laughing without an Accent opened in Northern California. Dumas has traveled the country reminding us that our commonalities far outweigh our differences… and doing so with humor.

For information, contact pokeefe@d.umn.edu or 726-7531. Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Diversity, the Diversity Commission, the Kirby Leadership Program, the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies, and the Commission on Women.

The Eddy Lecture is on Sat., April 10 from 8:30 am - 4 pm in Chemistry Hall 200. This presentation addresses the impact of language disorders in school-age children and adolescents on their acquisition of literacy skills: decoding, reading comprehension, and spelling. Aspects of comprehension including vocabulary, sentence structure, and morphology will be emphasized. The classroom as a valuable resource for formal and informal assessment and intervention will be highlighted. For more information see http://www.d.umn.edu/csd/eddy.html.

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 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 – 10 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 Lake Superior Writers will be hosting a dinner on Sun., Feb. 14 at 5:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Center, 835 West College Street. Tickets are $50 a person. An auction for Gourmet Desserts and other items will be held. Entertainment includes: Comedy, Romance, Action, and Adventure with Poets Laureates Barton Sutter and Jim Johnson and works by Margie Preus and Mark Twain. Music entertainment by Terrol and Jane, Jazz and Blues, and Tracy Williams, piano. For more information visit http://www.lakesuperiorwriters.org/lsw-gala.html.

The Study Abroad Fair will take place on Thurs., Feb. 11 from 10 am - 3 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. The Study Abroad Fair is held each semester to inform the campus community of global opportunities available through UMD, provide detailed program information, and answer any questions regarding education abroad at UMD. For additional information see http://www.d.umn.edu/ieo/events.htm.

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 Saturday, 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.

UMD and Special Olympics Minnesota have teamed up to present The Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge. This is an opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by jumping into frigid Duluth waters. Take the plunge on Feb. 20 at 3 pm at lakeside in Canal Park. To register visit http://www.specialolympicsminnesota.org or for more information email polarbearplunge@somn.org.

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.

The University of Minnesota will host a Job and Internship fair on Mon., Feb. 22 from 10 am - 4 pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Almost 200 organizations will be there recruiting for jobs and internships. To register for the event see http://www.cclc.umn.edu/umjobfair/registration.html or for further information see http://www.umjobfair.org.

UMD Career Services will provide a free bus from UMD to the Fair and back. You must sign up by Feb. 18 in Career Services, SCC 22. A $10 deposit will hold your seat and will be returned to you when you are on the bus. Registration for the event does not guarantee a seat on the bus. For further questions contact Career Services at 726-7985 or carserv@d.umn.edu.

ITSS will present Techfest from 9 am – 3 pm on Fri., March 26 in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom. Techfest is set-up in a tradeshow format. At this event, faculty, staff and students showcase current trends and latest uses of technology at UMD. Request for proposals are now being taken see http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/etrg/techfest/ to submit your request for proposals. The deadline for requests is Wed., March 10. For additional information or questions contact Sheri Pihlaja at spihlaja@d.umn.edu.

EVENTS, faculty and staff

Learn about UMD’s New Web Calendar of Events from 10 - 11 am, on Thurs., Feb. 11 in Kirby Rafters (3rd floor). See the simple steps to post an event and learn how to enter an event on the Web Calendar and other websites at the same time. Cheryl Reitan, University Relations, and Andy Manteuffel, ITSS, will give the presentation. Email Cherly Reitan with questions at creitan@d.umn.edu.

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 333 KSC. The session will be held on 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.

The Brown Bag Financial Series offers seminars designed to provide tools for savvy investing. U of M employees are able to participate by attending the seminars in person at the Twin Cities campus or by participating online through UM Connect.

"A Perspective on Today's Economy and Portfolio Diversification" will be presented on Wed. Feb. 17 from noon - 1 pm in Donhowe 210.

"Building a Portfolio for any Weather" will be presented on Wed., Feb. 24 from noon - 1 pm in Donhowe 210.

For questions or further information call 612-624-9090.

Early Career is a workshop series designed to help early career faculty hone teaching, curriculum planning, and student assessment skills. Sign up for sessions which take place from 12 - 2 pm in 333 KSC on 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 noon - 1 pm on 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. 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.

The Instructional Development Service Spring 2010 Workshops:

“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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