Tuesday, March 9, 2010 * Volume 27, Number 11 | PDF





The Art and Design Visual Lecture Series presents Andrea Carlson, painter, on Tues., Mar. 9; Andy Messerschmidt and Jesse Bodell, graphic designer, on Thurs., Apr. 1; Rich (Wrik) Repasky, printmaker, on Tues., Apr. 13; and Benjamin David, art historian, on Tues., Apr. 20. All lectures take place in Boh. 90 at 6 pm. For more information, see http://www.d.umn.edu/tma/visuallectureseries.html.

Discovery at the Tweed is held every Tuesday from 12:30-4 pm.

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

Family Art Hour will be held from 10 am-noon 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.

The exhibition “Is He Dead?” with works by Mark Twain and Jean-François Millet will be on display through May 2.

“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: Jenna Childs from Mar. 9-14; Mike Bregel and Alex Harwood from Mar. 23-28; and Kyle Benson from Mar. 30-Apr. 4.

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.

An Alumni Composer Concert featuring the Gitchigami Trio will perform on Tues., Mar. 23 at 7:30 pm.

Guitar Ensemble I & II with Billy Barnard, director, and Classical Guitar Ensemble with Jacob Jonker, director, will perform on Wed., Mar. 24 at 7:30 pm.

Jazz Combos with directors Tom Pfotenhauer, Ryan Frane, Billy Barnard, and Gene Koshinski will perform on Wed., Mar. 31 at 7:30 pm.

The Vocal Jazz Cabaret starring Lake Effect and Chill Factor with Tina Thielen-Gaffey, director, will perform on Thurs., Apr. 8; Fri., Apr. 9; and Sat., Apr. 10 at 7:30 pm.

A Faculty Artist Recital: Kelly Anderson, bass-baritone, and Regina Zona, soprano, will take place on Sat. Apr. 11 at 3 pm.

A Faculty Artist Recital: Gene Koshinski, Solo Percussion, will be held on Mon., Apr. 12 at 7:30 pm.

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

theatre EVENTS

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.

Is He Dead? by Mark Twain directed by Ann Aiko Bergeron will be performed on Apr. 22, 24, 28, and May 1 at 7:30 pm, and Apr. 25 at 2 pm in the Mainstage Theatre.

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

athletic EVENTS

The UMD Men's Hockey team will play Colorado College for the WCHA Playoffs on Mar. 12, 13, and 14 (if neccessary) at 7:07 pm at the DECC.

The UMD Women's Hockey team will play the University of New Hampshire on Sat., Mar. 13 at 2 pm at the DECC to earn a spot in the NCAA Frozen Four.

The UMD Baseball team will play Concordia-St. Paul on Mar. 31 at 1:30 pm; St. Cloud State on Apr. 1 at 1:30 pm and Apr. 2 at noon; Minnesota State-Mankato on Apr. 6 at 1 pm; University of Wisconsin - Superior on Apr. 15 at 2 pm; Bemidji State on Apr. 17 at 1:30 pm and Apr. 18 at noon; Winona State on Apr. 24 at 1:30 pm and Apr. 25 at noon; and Minnesota - Crookston on Apr. 28 at 2 pm. All games will be played at Bulldog Park.

The UMD Softball team will play St. Cloud State on Apr. 2 at 1 and 3 pm; Concordia-St. Paul on Apr. 3 at 1 and 3 pm; Minnesota State-Mankato on Apr. 17 at noon and 2 pm; Southwest Minnesota State on Apr. 18 at noon and 2 pm; Minnesota State-Moorhead on Apr. 20 at 2 and 4 pm and Apr. 21 at 1 and 3 pm; and Minnesota-Crookston on Apr. 28 at 2 and 4 pm. All games will be held at Griggs Field.

The UMD Track team will partake in the Twin Ports Invite on Apr. 14 at 3:30 pm and the North Country Invitational on Apr. 17 at 10 am.

The UMD Tennis team will compete in the Alumni Match on Mar. 27 at 4 pm and will play Bemidji State on Mar. 28 at 8 am.

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 and Friday evening at 7 pm.

The local Arrowhead Astronomical Society presents a show on Mar. 10.

The UMD Astronomy Club presents a show on Mar. 12.

"String Theory: What is String Theory?" will be presented by Howard Mooers on Mar. 17 and 19.

"2012" will be presented on Mar. 24 and 26.

"Musical Planets" will be presented on Mar. 31.

"Stargazing Tonight" will be presented on Apr. 2 and Apr. 7.

"Astronomy Lessons from Star Wars" will be presented on Apr. 9.

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 geology lectures take place 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.

Alison Anders, assistant professor, Department of Geology, University of Illinois Urbana, will present "Passive margin evolution in a monsoon climate: India’s Western Ghats" on Thurs., Mar. 25 at 3:30 pm.

On Thurs., Apr. 1, Richard Ojakangas, emeritus professor, Department of Geological Sciences, will present at 3:30 pm.

Karen Gran, assistant professor, Department of Geological Sciences, will present "Two decades of channel evolution following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines" on Thurs., Apr. 8 at 3:30 pm.

Bruce Yardley, professor, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (UK), will present "Mineralogical Society of America" on Wed., Apr. 14 at 4 pm.

Martha Tappen, associate professor Department of Anthropology, University of Minnesota, will present "Hyenas, homo erectus, and sabre-tooths, oh my!: What happened at the Dmanisi Site 1.77mya?" on Thurs., Apr. 29 at 3:30 pm.

Paul Marinos, professor, School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, will present "Rock mass characterization; A vehicle to translate geology into the design of engineering structures" on Thurs., May 6 at 3:30 pm.

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

“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.

Hotdish Milita Bake-Off annual fundraiser will take place Sat, Mar. 27 at 5:30 pm at Peace Church (1111 N 11th Ave E.) with a concert starting at 7:30 pm.

The Spring Drag Show will be held on Sat., Mar. 27 at 7 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. For information call the QASU office at 218-726-7041.

The 21st Annual Fiesta will be held on Sat., Apr. 3 at 6 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. Tickets will go on sale on Mar. 23.

A viewing and discussion of Blossoms of Fire, directed by Maureen Gosling and Elle Osborne, will take place on Mon., Mar. 22 from noon-2 pm in KSC 273B.

The film Sin Nombre, directed by Cary Fukunaga, will be featured on Mon., Apr. 5 at noon in KSC 273B.

The film Innocent Voices, directed by Luis Mandoki, will be featured on Mon., Apr. 12 at noon in KSC 273B.

"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.

A Brown Bag: “Women’s Bike Workshop” presented by Sadie Sigsord will take place on Wed., Mar. 31 at noon in KSC 268.

Joy DeGruy will present her book Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Enduring Legacy of Injury and Healing, which addresses the residual impacts of trauma on African descendants in the Americas, on Thurs., Apr. 1 at 6 pm in the Weber Music Hall.
“A Closer Look: ADD/ADHD” will be presented on Wed., Apr. 7 at 3:30 pm in KSC 264.

The Arrowhead Associations of Artists with Disabilities (AAAWD) Artwork "Bloom Under the Snow" will be on display through Mar. 12 in the Multicultural Center on 2nd floor of Kirby.

For questions or more information on these events email msc@d.umn.edu 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.

The Civic Engagement Book Group is open to any interested UMD faculty, staff, students, and Duluth community members. This spring they will be reading Civic Engagement in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices by Barbara Jacoby and associates. Discussion will take place Tues., Apr. 6 at noon in Boh. 351. For information contact Brian Bluhm at bluh0020@d.umn.edu or call 726-6623.

"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. Compare notes about currently popular diet plans and find out the scientific facts.

The Health Improvement Program (HIP): "Using Exercise Bands" will be presented on Tues., Mar. 16 at noon in Kirby Ballroom A.

The National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course (DDC) 4 will be held on Wed., Mar. 17 in DAdB 25. This Defensive Driving Course 4 class is offered free to UMD faculty, staff and their spouses and partners.

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.

"Bad Credit Good Credit" will be presented on Wed., Mar. 24 at noon in KSC 323.

"Through a Parent's Eyes" will be presented on Thurs., Mar. 25 at noon in KSC 323.

"The Importance of Sleep" will be presented on Thurs., Mar. 30 at noon in KSC 323.

"National Safety Council CPR/AED for Lay People" will be presented on Wed., Mar. 31 from 8:15 am-12:15 pm in DadB 25.

To register or for more information see www.d.umn.edu/umdhr.

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 Fourth Floor Rotunda.

"A World in Flux: The U.S. and the Rising Powers" will be presented by Thomas Hanson, Former U.S. Foreign Service Officer and the Alworth Institute's first Diplomat in Residence, on Wed., Mar. 31 at 7:00 PM in the Library 4th Floor Rotunda.

Pauline Nuhring, associate administrator, Continuing Education, will present "Hanging out in Hamburg: Winter in Germany" on Thurs., Apr. 1 noon in the Library 4th Floor Rotunda.

"Travels in Africa: A Journey in Two Part"s will be presented on Thurs., Mar. 4 at noon in the Library 4th Floor Rotunda. Deb Shubat, UMD Biology Department, visited South Africa and Botswana in the summer of 2009. She will provide a photo safari of Namibia and Botswana and will share a bit of the biology (animals, birds and plants) of these southern African countries.

"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 alworth@d.umn.edu.

A Family Event: "Maple Syrup Demonstration" will be held Mar. 28 from 1-2:30 pm.

"Project Wild Aquatic Workshop" will be held Apr.17 from 9 am-5 pm.

For more information see www.boulderlake.org.

Study Abroad 101 will be held every Thursdays during spring semester at 3 pm in Kirby 333. Integrate a global experience into your studies, have fun, strengthen your resume, and expand your experiences.

An informational meeting for Study in Western Australia at Curtin University, will be held on Mar. 10 at 3 pm in LSBE 165.

An informational meeting for Study in Sweden: six Universities, will be presented on Mar. 10 at 3:30 pm in LSBE 165.

An informational meeting for Study in Finland at the University of Eastern Finland, will be presented Mar. 10 at 4 pm in LSBE 165.

For more information see http://www.d.umn.edu/ieo/.

A workshop for prospective international program leaders will be held on Wed., Mar. 10 from 11:30 am-1 pm in KSC 268. This workshop is designed for all UMD faculty and staff who have given thought to taking a group of UMD students abroad for a short term international (academic) experience. For more information contact Leigh Neys at lneys@d.umn.edu or 726-7053.

"What is Grad School and Should I Go?" will be presented on Wed., Mar. 10 from 4:30-5:30 pm in SCC 22.

"Polish Your Resume" workshop will be held on Thurs., Mar. 11 from 4:30-5:30 pm in SCC 22.

For more information on these events see http://careers.d.umn.edu/events/.

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

The Spring Head of the Lakes Job Fair will be held on Mar. 10 from 2-6 pm at the University of Wisconsin Superior. The Head of the Lakes Spring Job Fair is the regional job fair for the entire Twin Ports region, including students and alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Superior, the University of Minnesota Duluth, and the College of Saint Scholastica. Meet employers for networking opportunities, learn about the current market, and find internships, summer, full-time, and part-time positions. For more information see http://www.uwsuper.edu/career/students/jobfairs.cfm.

ITSS will present Techfest from 9 am-3 pm on Fri., March 26 in the Kirby 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.

Student pharmacists from the College of Pharmacy, Duluth, Multicultural Pharmacy Student Organization (MPSO), in cooperation with DKMS Americas, are hosting a free bone marrow registration drive on Mar. 31 from 8:30 am-5:30 pm in the Kirby Lounge and in front of the lower level Bookstore. The drive is open to the entire UMD community (faculty, staff, students, and alumni) between the ages of 18 and 55 who are in good general health. Registering to become a bone marrow donor is a simple cheek swab. Each registrant is listed in the national "Be The Match Registry" and can be found as a donor match for any patient in need of a bone marrow transplant. This event is made possible through a grant from the Target Foundation. For more information, contact student pharmacist Katie Oja at waibe020@d.umn.edu.

EVENTS, faculty and staff

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 sessions will be held on Thurs., Mar. 25; Fri., Apr. 2; and Wed., May 12. Contact LeAne Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu.

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. Sessions are held in Boh. 213 on Mondays from noon-1 pm on Mar. 22, Apr. 5, Apr. 19, May 5 and May 17. Sessions are also offered on Thursdays from 2-3 pm on Mar. 4, Apr. 1, Apr. 15, Apr. 29, and May 13. For info, contact LeAne Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu or 726-6207.

The following sessions will be offered on Mar. 26 in DAdb 25.
"Grants.gov/Adobe Forms" from 9-10 am.
"eRA Commons/eSNAP" from 10:30-11:30 am.
"Introduction to the New Proposal Routing Form (PRF)" from 1-2 pm.
"EGMS for Beginners" from 2:30-3:30 pm.
To register or for more information, contact Claudia Carranza at ccarranz@d.umn.edu or 726-8342.

The Instructional Development Service Spring 2010 Workshops:
“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 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.

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