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.
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.
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.
For more information, contact the UMD Athletic
Office at 726-7518 or see http://www.umdbulldogs.com.
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.
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
“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.
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.
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.
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.
For questions or more information on these events email email@example.com or call 726-6522.
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT EVENTS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 726-6623.
BODY IMAGE AWARENESS
“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 email@example.com.
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.
ALWORTH INSTITUTE EVENTS
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.
HUMOR AND HUMANITY
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.
LEWIS/CLARK & INDIAN COUNTRY
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.
LAKE SUPERIOR WRITERS DINNER
SPRING STUDY ABROAD FAIR
FEAST OF NATIONS
COLD OUT? OUT COLD
U OF M JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEB CALENDAR OF EVENTS TRAINING
TECH TALK PLUS
BROWN BAG FINANCIAL SERIES
"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.
HELP FOR THE EARLY CAREER
THE WRITE NOW HOUR
“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 email@example.com or call 726-6355.
VALENTINE'S DAY BY THE LAKE
For tickets and more information see http://www.d.umn.edu/glen/visit/calendar.html#valentinedinner.
UMD EVENT PUBLICITY
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