Tuesday, February 23, 2010 * Volume 27, Number 10 | PDF
Family Art Hour will be held from 10 – 12 am on Apr. 8 for children of all ages and their families.
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 Mar. 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: Nick Lundgren and Emilee Keil, from Feb. 23-28; Kimberly Halverson from Mar. 2-7; Jenna Childs from Mar. 9-14; Mike Bregel and Alex Harwood from Mar. 23-28; and Kyle Benson from Mar. 30-Apr. 4.
All events will be held in Weber Music Hall unless otherwise noted.
"Verismo: The Truth About Opera" with Regina Zona, director, and Jean R. Perrault, conductor, will be performed at 7:30 pm on Feb. 25, Feb. 26, and Feb. 27 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Two of Verismo’s most popular operas, Suor Angelica by Puccini and Pagliacci by Leonvacallo, represent the complexities that make opera irresistible.
For more information about music events, call 726-8561, or see http://www.d.umn.edu/music.
The Factory Girls, directed by Tom Isbell, will be performed in the UMD Dudley Experimental Theatre on Mar. 11, 12, 13, 23 and 27 at 7:30 pm, and on Mar. 28 at 2 pm.
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.
"Mythbusters: Astronomy!" will be presented on Feb. 24 and 26. Presenters adapt the popular Discovery Channel show to debunk some myths regarding astronomy including: the moon landing, the dark side of the moon, and why Polaris will not always be the North Star.
Stargazing Tonight will be presented on Mar. 3 and 5.
The local Arrowhead Astronomical Society presents a show on Mar. 10.
Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. See list of shows at http://www.d.umn.edu/planet/programs.
Jeff Vervoort, associate professor, Department of Geology, Washington State University, will present "Unraveling the early history of the Earth with radiogenic isotopes" on Thurs., Mar. 4 at 3:30 pm in LSCI 175.
On Thurs., Mar. 11, Rick Colwell, Professor, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, will present "Biogeochemical exhalations: Microbial methane in marine sediments" at 3:30 pm in LSCI 175.
For more information on these events contact the Department of Geological Sciences at 726-8385.
UMD Women’s Studies Open House and Women’s History Month Kickoff Celebration will take place Tues., Mar. 2 from 11 am-2 pm in Hum 494.
The Poetic Assassins will perform on Fri., Mar. 5 at 7 pm in the Kirby Lounge. Coming from the Hip Hop tradition of community and consciousness mixed with complex rhymes and thought provoking lyrics, the Poetic Assassins have put together one of the most dynamic sets around.
International Women’s Day will be held on Mon., Mar. 8 from 11 am-1 pm in the Kirby Lounge.
“Writing Women Back into History,” a reading of recent works by local authors: Linda LeGarde Grover and Ellie Schoenfeld, will be presented on Thurs., Mar. 25 at 7 pm in the Library Rotunda,
On Mon., Mar. 22 from noon-2 pm in KSC 273B, a viewing and discussion of Blossoms of Fire, directed by Maureen Gosling and Elle Osborne, will take place.
"Think You've Got Equality? Think Again! Getting an Equal Rights Amendment in Minnesota" will be presented by Barbra Peterson, Coalition for a Minnesota Constitutional Amendment for Equality, on Wed., Mar. 3 at noon in KSC 268.
"A Redefinition of Identity Lecture" with Magdalen Hsu-Li will be presented on Thurs., Mar. 4 at 7 pm in Boh. 90.
Jane La Tour, a Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker, will present "Writing Tradeswomen Back Into History" on Tues., Mar. 9 at 7:30 pm in Montague 80.
"A Closer Look: Tourette’s Syndrome" will be presented on Wed., Mar. 10 from 3:30-5 pm in KSC 264.
“Women and Finances,” a presentation by Deb Almirall and Patty Francisco, local banking and investment experts, will be presented on Thurs., Mar. 11 at 7 pm in Humanities 490.
For questions or more information on these events email email@example.com or call 726-6522.
"A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer" will be presented on Fri., Mar. 26 at 7 pm in the Kirby Rafters. Bring $2 or a non-perishable food item for admission.
The Vagina Monologues will be presented on Apr. 16 and 17 at 7 pm in Boh. 90.
For more information see http://www.duluth.umn.edu/ws/cal/events.php.
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT EVENTS
BODY IMAGE AWARENESS
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 135.
For info contact Dori L. Decker at 726-7046 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Health Improvement Program (HIP): "Fruits of the Orient" will take place Tues., Mar. 3 at noon in KSC 323. Get ideas on how to prepare or cook fruits of the Orient with recipes to share.
The "Dash Diet" will be presented on Thurs., Mar. 3 at noon in KSC 323. Dietary advances to stop hypertension, the "Dash Diet" has been shown to be as effective as many medications in the control of high blood pressure. Attend this presentation and learn the basics of this eating plan.
On Tues., Mar. 9 at noon in KSC 323, the Health Improvement Program (HIP)will present Taming the Feast Beast, by Jack Trimpey, focuses on changing thoughts and emotions about food. This system of recovery from food addictions offers dieters the tools to overcome overeating by identifying the compulsion to overeat, feeling worthwhile, valuing themselves, and eating sensibly.
"Peak Performance: How to Become Your Ultimate Best!" will be presented on Wed., Mar. 10 at noon in KSC 323. Learn what it means to live optimally and the 6 steps that can get you there.
"Fad Diets & Weight Loss" will be presented on Thurs., Mar. 11 at noon in KSC 323. Come and compare notes about currently popular diet plans and find out the scientific facts behind weight loss and maintenance.
The Health Improvement Program (HIP): "Using Exercise Bands" will be presented on Tues., Mar. 16 at noon in Kirby Ballroom . Exercise bands or resistance bands offer a portable workout solution. Learn about the benefits of bands and how to use them in this exciting class.
The National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course (DDC) 4 will be held on Wed., Mar. 17 in DAdB 25. The Department of Human Resources and Environmental Health and Safety Office offer this Defensive Driving Course 4 classes for free to UMD faculty, staff and their spouses and partners, of any age.
The Health Improvement Program (HIP): "Learning About Diabetes, Prevention and Treatment" will be presented on Tues., Mar. 23 at noon in KSC 323. Learn more about diabetes, how it is diagnosed, prevented and treated.
To register or for more information see www.d.umn.edu/umdhr.
ALWORTH INSTITUTE EVENTS
William D. Hartung, Director of the Arms and Security Initiative of the New America Foundation will speak on"The Obama Administration: A New Start for Nuclear Arms Control" on Wed., Mar. 10 at 7 pm in the Library 4th Floor Rotunda.
BROWN BAG LUNCHES
"Part II of Travels in Africa" will be presented by Helen Mongan-Rallis, UMD Department of Education, and Trisha O'Keefe, Program Coordinator for UMD's International Student Services on Thurs., Mar. 11 at noon in the Library 4th Floor Rotunda, . They will talk about their trip to private and national wildlife parks in South Africa as well as their camping trip in mokoros (dugout canoes) in Botswana.
For questions email email@example.com.
BOULDER LAKE EVENTS
"Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe" will be held Feb. 26 from 6-9 pm.
"Wilderness First Aid" will be held Mar. 6 and 7 from 9 am-5:30 pm.
A Family Event: "Maple Syrup Demonstration" will be held Mar. 28 from 1-2:30 pm.
For more information see www.boulderlake.org.
CIVIL RIGHTS AND PIZZA
STUDY ABROAD EVENTS
An informational meeting for Study in Western Australia at Curtin University will take place on Wed. Feb. 24 and Mar. 10 at 3 pm in LSBE 165.
An informational meeting for Study in Sweden: Choose from six different Universities will be held on Wed. Feb. 24 and Mar. 10 at 3:30 pm is LSBE 165.
An informational meeting for Study in Finland at the University of Eastern Finland will be held Wed., Feb. 24 and Mar. 10 at 4 pm is in LSBE 165.
For more information see http://www.d.umn.edu/ieo/.
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
COLD OUT? OUT COLD
PHILOSOPHY DEPT COLLOQUIUM
SPRING HEAD OF THE LAKES JOB FAIR
STUDY ABROAD IN ENGLAND PROGRAM
TECH TALK PLUS
BROWN BAG FINANCIAL SERIES
"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.
THE WRITE NOW HOUR
“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 Mar. 3 in EduE 142.
“Drop-In Film Festival: 20 Minute Mentors” will be held from 1-3:30 pm on Mar. 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 Mar. 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 Mar. 30 in KSC 333.
“Noon Nuggets: Getting the Most from Your Student Evaluations” will be held from noon-1:30 pm on Apr. 7 in KSC 268.
“Civic Engagement: Connecting with Community for Win-Win” will be held from 3-4:30 on Apr. 28 in KSC 268.
Register with Jason Ellis via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 726-6355.
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