Tuesday, April 6, 2010 * Volume 27, Number 12 | PDF





The Art and Design Visual Lecture Series presents 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 with "Moovin' and Groovin" and on Apr. 9 with "Spring" for children of all ages and their families.

The UMD Art Students' Juried Exhibition will be on display from Apr. 10-May 9. Opening reception and awards ceremony will take place on Sat., Apr. 10 from 6-8 pm.

The exhibition "Is He Dead?" with works Jean-François Millet in conjunction with the UMD Theatre performance of Is He Dead? by Mark Twain 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: Chris Hagen from Apr. 6-11; Erin Schlueter from Apr. 13-18; Andrew Nagahashi from Apr. 20-25; and Lori Buoen Beyer from Apr. 27-May 2.

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.

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.

The Chamber Orchestra—both faculty and students—with director Jean R. Perrault will perform the most memorable music by Johann Sebastian Bach on Fri., Apr. 16 at 7:30 pm.

A Guest Artist Recital: Saxton Rose, bassoon, will be held on Mon., Apr. 19 at 7:30 pm.

Ovation Guest Artist Series will feature Nicolas Mallarte, piano, the winner of several international competitions on Tues., Apr 20 at 7:30 pm.

Jazz Ensembles I and II with directors Ryan Frane and Tom Pfotenhauer will perform on Wed., Apr. 21 at 7:30 pm.

The New Music Festival celebrates its first decade of annual events with the arrival of the The Luna Nova New Music Ensemble. The group will perform multimedia works to help celebrate the first decade of annual events on Fri., Apr. 23 at 7:30 pm.

The Midwest premiere of Jeremy Beck's one-act opera will be held on Sat., Apr. 24 at 7:30 pm, along with a vocal music recital by UMD faculty and students.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band with directors Daniel W. Eaton and Mark Whitlock will perform on Sun., Apr. 25 at 3 pm.

The UMD Percussion Ensemble with Gene Koshinski, director, will perform Wed., Apr. 28 at 7:30 pm.

The winners of the 9th Annual Concerto Competition will perform with the UMD Symphony Orchestra and Jean R. Perrault, director, on Sat., May 1 at 7:30 pm.

Yuri Klaz, conductor of Winnipeg Singers and Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir joins UMD Choral Ensembles and directors Tina Thielen-Gaffey and Stanley R. Wold to perform a concert, Spotlight on Russian Choral Music, on Sun., May 2 at 3 pm.

A Faculty Artist Recital: "Coast to Coast: New Music for Bassoon," a performance by Jefferson Campbell, will be held on Mon., May 3 at 7:30 pm.

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

theatre EVENTS

Is He Dead? written by Mark Twain and directed by Ann Aiko Bergeron will be performed on Apr. 22-24 and Apr. 28-May 1 at 7:30 pm, and Apr. 25 at 2 pm in the Mainstage Theatre. The play is presented in conjunction with a Tweed Museum of Art exhibit of Jean-François Millet's work.

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

athletic EVENTS

The UMD Baseball team will play 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 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 Junction Avenue Field.

The UMD Track team will partake in the Twin Ports Invite on Apr. 14 at 3:30 pm, the North Country Invitational on Apr. 17 at 10 am and will host the Minnesota Duluth Home Meet on May 1 at a to-be-determined time.

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.

"Stargazing Tonight" will be presented on Apr. 7 and May 5 and 7.

"Astronomy Lessons from Star Wars" will be presented on Apr. 9 and Apr. 28.

The Arrowhead Astronomical Society presents a show on Apr. 14 and May 12.

"The Destructive Forces of Black Holes!" will be presented on Apr. 16.

"Physics" will be presented on Apr. 21.

"Supernovas" will be presented on Apr. 23.

"UFO's: Are We Alone?" will be presented on Apr. 30.

Annual programs, special events for kids and daytime and night viewing for Astronomy Day will be held all day on May 1.

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.

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.


"A Personal Account of the Bosnian War" will be presented by Jakob Finci, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Switzerland, on Thurs., Apr. 15 at 4:30 pm in the Kirby Ballroom.

"An Historical Account: From the Holocaust to the Bosnian War" will be presented by Karl Bahm, Associate Professor of History, Univ. of Wisconsin Superior, on Thurs., Apr. 8 at noon in the UMD Library Rotunda.

"The Sarajevo Haggadah: A Symbol of Interfaith Cooperation" will be presented by Leonore Baeumler, UMD Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee, and Deborah Petersen-Perlman, associate professor of communication, UMD, on Thurs., Apr. 15 at noon in the UMD Library Rotunda.

There will be an Alworth Institute Book Group Discussion of People of the Book, a fictional account of the creation and rescue of the Sarajevo Haggadah, by Geraldine Brooks on Tues., Apr. 13 at 7 pm in the UMD Library Rotunda.

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


I (Heart) Consensual Sex T-Shirts will be sold Apr. 7-9 from 10 am-2 pm in KSC outside the bookstore. Shirts will be sold for $8 as a fundraiser for CASDA (Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse).

The Zeitgeist Spiritual Deli will host Vagina Café on Sat., Apr. 10 from 1-5 pm at 3 West Superior Street.

A Sexual Assault Awareness Month Rally and Speak Out will be held on Fri., Apr. 16 from 4-7 pm. The march will begin at Superior Burger King, heading down Main Street to the Government Center and back on Hammond Ave. to the community gardens for a jam band, speak-out, food, and bonfire.

GLBT Lobby Day is Wed., Apr. 21. A bus leaves from Ordean Court at 7:15 am and returns to campus around 5:30 pm. For more information, email anichols@d.umn.edu.

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day will take place on Thurs., Apr. 22. Contact the Women's Resource & Action Center at 726-6292 or email wrac@d.umn.edu or swoodwar@d.umn.edu for further information.

"Faces of the Displaced in Colombia" presentation and exhibit will be held on Thurs., Apr. 29 from noon-1 pm in Kirby 268.

"Take Back the Night" will be held on Thurs., Apr. 29 from 5-9 pm at the Washington Center, 310 N 1st Ave W.

Asian Culture Show "Asianknowledgy" will take place on Sat., May 1 from 6-9 pm in the Kirby Ballroom.

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

The Vagina Monologues will be featured on Apr. 16 and 17 at 7 pm in Boh. 90.

The film Crude: The Real Price of Oil, directed by Joe Berlinger, will be featured on Mon., Apr. 19 at noon in KSC 273B followed by discussion.

Rudo y Cursi, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, will be featured on Mon., Apr. 26 at noon in KSC 273B.

A Brown Bag film and discussion on Searching for Angela Shelton will take place on Wed., Apr. 28 at noon in KSC 273B.

"A Closer Look: ADD/ADHD" will be presented on Wed., Apr. 7 at 3:30 pm in KSC 264.

"Empowered Asian American Women in Media", a panel of three Asian American women who will be sharing insights of their careers in the media field, as well as the aspirations, struggles, and cultural influences affecting their path to their careers will be held on Tues., Apr. 13 at 7 pm in Montague 80.

"Train Your Brain: ADD and Loving It" will be presented on Wed., Apr. 14 from 3:30-5 pm in KSC 273B.

The Brown Bag Lunch "Sexual Assault on College Campuses" will be presented by Sarah Fries of PAVSA (Program to Aid of Victims of Sexual Assault) on Wed., Apr. 14 at noon in KSC 268.

"Memoirs of a Vietnam Soldier" with speaker Son Duong will be presented on Wed., Apr. 21 at 6 pm in SCC 120.

"Me, You, and Healthy Too! Healthy Relationships Panel" will take place on Thurs., Apr. 22 at 7 pm in the Kirby Lounge.

"LGBTQ Roles within the Hmong Life Cycle: Accepted?" will be presented by guest speaker Kevin Xiong on Tues., Apr. 27 at 6 pm in SCC 120.

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

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

Master Naturalist Volunteer Training featuring instructor Larry Weber will be held on Apr. 27, May 4, 8, 11, 18, 22, 25, and June 1.

For more information see www.boulderlake.org.

Study Abroad 101 will be held every Thursday 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.

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

The UMD Chemistry and Biochemistry Club is presenting a Chemistry Show on Wed., Apr. 7 at 6 pm in Chemistry 200. Cost for students is $2 and $3 for non-students, children under 10 admitted free. For more information, see www.duluth.umn.edu/chem/.

"Office Stretches & Self-Massage Techniques" will be presented on Wed., Apr. 7 at noon in KSC 323. Learn self and partner stretches as well as different self-massage techniques from Lisa Vogelsang.

"Thyroid Hormones: The Highs and the Lows" will be presented on Thurs., Apr. 8 at noon in KSC 323. For more information contact Lisa Wallace at lwallace@d.umn.edu.

"Tips for De-Stressing Through Food, Movement and Mindfulness" will be presented on Wed., Apr. 7 from 1-2:30 pm in Kirby 311. Physical and mental exercises that relieve stress will be practiced and discussed.

"Mind Over Mood: Strategies for thinking your way out of stress and anxiety" will be presented on Wed., Apr. 14 from 1-2:30 pm in Kirby 311. Tools will be introduced to help students learn more effective and positive ways to think and thus to change their mood.

For more information contact Dori Decker at ddecker@d.umn.edu.

The spring Eddy Lecture will be held on Sat., Apr. 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. For more information see http://www.d.umn.edu/csd/eddy.html.

"Baseball and Americana" will be presented by Fred Friedman on Mon., Apr. 12, at 11:30 am in Hum. 314.

"Journey Jargon: Cambodia Up Close" will be presented by Clarice Roseen on Mon., Apr. 19 at 11:30 am in KPlz 311.

"Reflections on Music in the 21st Century" will be presented by Justin Rubin on Mon., Apr. 26 at 11:30 am in the Kirby Rafters.

For info contact Clara Weitz at cweitz@d.umn.edu.

Celebrate 10 years at the Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab on Tues., Apr. 13 from 1:30-4 pm. For more information, see http://www.d.umn.edu/vdil/.

The first Lake Superior Service-Learning Regional Conference will take place on Apr. 15 and 16 at the University of Wisconsin Superior in the Yellow Jacket Union Great Room. Learn from nationally recognized service-learning leaders, network with other educators and service-learning professionals across the region, and investigate the research and best practices supporting service-learning.

Shelley Billig, RMC Research Corp., will present "Evidenced Based Research of Service-Learning Breakout Sessions" during a panel presentation of service-learning leaders on Thurs., Apr. 15 from 1-7 pm.

Andrew Furco, University of Minnesota associate vice president for public engagement, will present "Nuts & Bolts of Service-Learning Breakout Sessions" on Fri, Apr. 16 from 8:30 am-4 pm.

For more information, see http://www.wicampuscompact.org/lsrslc.php.

special EVENTS

The spring Campus Assembly will be held on Tues., Apr. 13 in the Kirby Ballroom. Social time begins at 1:30 pm with the meeting officially starting at 2 pm. All members of the campus community are encouraged to attend.

Celebrate the Native Heritage of Northern Minnesota and support education at the Second Annual United School's Pow Wow on Apr. 17 and 18. Saturday's events will take place at Central High School, 800 E. Central Entrance, and Sunday's will be at the UMD Ward Wells Field House. On Saturday, grand entries will start at 1 pm and 7 pm and Sunday at 1 pm. UMD, St. Scholastica, and Duluth Public Schools are the sponsors. This event is free and open to the public, families welcome. For more information contact Nick Turinetti at turin003@d.umn.edu or call 218-590-8405.

A UMD Sustainability and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Update will be held on Wed. Apr. 21 in Library Rotunda. Refreshments will be served at 11:30 am with program from noon-1 pm. Public comments and concerns are welcome. The UMD Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program is available for review at http://www.d.umn.edu/outreach/stormwater or in DAdB 241, Facilities Management. For more information, contact Candice Richards at 726-8261, or e-mail crichar1@d.umn.edu.

An open house for UMD faculty, staff, and retirees to honor Chancellor Martin will be held from 3-5 pm on Apr. 29 in the Tweed Museum of Art. The event is an opportunity for the UMD campus to honor Chancellor Martin.

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. The session will run from noon-1 pm in KSC 333 on Wed., May 12. Contact LeAne Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu.

Nominate any current or former UMD faculty or staff woman for the Linda Larson-Commission on Women "Woman of the Year" award. Contact Linda Klint at lklint@d.umn.edu for more information, Nominations are due by Mon., Apr. 12.

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 Apr. 19, May 5, and May 17. Sessions are also offered on Thursdays from 2-3 pm on Apr. 15, Apr. 29, and May 13. For info, contact LeAne Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu or 726-6207.

The Instructional Development Service Spring 2010 Workshops:
"Noon Nuggets: Getting the Most from Your Student Evaluations" will be held from noon-1 pm on Apr. 7 in KSC 268.
"Civic Engagement: Connecting with Community for Win-Win" will be held from 3-4:30 pm on Apr. 28 in KSC 268.
Register with Jason Ellis via email jellis2@d.umn.edu or call 726-6355.

Melinda Soderberg, University of Minnesota Employee Benefits Counselor, is coming to UMD and will be available on Thurs., Apr. 8 and Fri., Apr. 9, for individual consultations in DAdB 219 by appointment. Soderberg will be able to answer questions related to retirement, phase retirement, medical/dental benefits, optional retirement, short term/long term disability, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, same sex domestic partner benefits, and other benefits related questions. To make an appointment or for further information, call 726-7822.


Tours and celebratory buffets for Mother's Day will be held on May 9 at 9:30 am, and 12:30 and 4:30 pm. Seating is limited.

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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