Tuesday, April 20, 2010 * Volume 27, Number 13 | PDF
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 for children of all ages and their families.
There will be a Tweed Museum Lecture Gallery: A Duluth Portolio featuring Joan Henrik on Thurs., Apr. 22 at 3 pm. This event is sponsored by the UMD Communicators Council. For info contact 726-8996.
The Tweed Museum of Art will be closed Thurs., Apr. 29.
The exhibition “Is He Dead?” with works by Jean-François Millet will be on display through May 2 in conjunction with the UMD Theatre performance of Is He Dead? by Mark Twain.
“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: Andrew Nagahashi from Apr. 20-25; and Lori Buoen Beyer from Apr. 27-May 2.
All events will be held in Weber Music Hall unless otherwise noted.
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 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.
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.
For more information, contact the UMD Athletic
Office at 726-7518 or see http://www.umdbulldogs.com.
"Astronomy Lessons from Star Wars" will be presented on Apr. 28.
The Arrowhead Astronomical Society presents a show on May 12.
"The Destructive Forces of Black Holes" will be presented on Apr. 16.
"Astrophysics" 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.
"Stargazing Tonight" will be presented on May 5 and 7.
Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. See list of shows at http://www.d.umn.edu/planet/programs.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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.
The Asian Culture Show “Asianknowledgy” will take place on Sat., May 1 from 6-9 pm in the Kirby Ballroom.
A Brown Bag film and discussion on Searching for Angela Shelton will take place on Wed., Apr. 28 at noon in KSC 273B.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 726-6522.
BOULDER LAKE EVENTS
Boulder Birding Big Day will be held on May 15 from 7-11 am.
Boulderdash 5k will take place on June 5 at 10 am.
For more information see http://www.boulderlake.org.
STUDY ABROAD EVENTS
UNIVERSITY FOR SENIORS EVENTS
"Journey Jargon: The Balkans" will be presented by John and Eleanor Collins on Mon., May 3 at 11:30 am in KPlz 311.
"Understanding Islam" will be presented by Associate Professor Nik Hassan on Mon., May 10 at 11:30 am in KPlz 311.
For info contact Clara Weitz at email@example.com.
Celebrate Earth Day by attending the Spring Sustainability Fair on Apr. 22 in the Kirby Student Center from 9 am-3 pm. This spring’s theme is Art + Design. Attend engaging talks with community experts and visit community, UMD, and vendor interactive booths.
Stop by the UMD Stores Express to check out the Recycled-Re-Used and Social Justice Art Showcase on display through Apr. 23.
Better Neighbors City Clean-Up will be held on Sat., Apr. 24 from 1-3 pm. Meet in Portland Square (10th Ave E and 4th St), and then disperse in teams to pick up garbage throughout the east hillside and neighborhoods surrounding the UMD campus. Contact Thomas DeMinico at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Overman Lecture on the Roadmap to Energy Independence with speaker Joseph Shuster, author of Beyond Fossil Fools: The Road to Energy Independence on Mon., Apr. 26 at 7 pm in Weber Music Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Bike-to-School Fest will be held on Thurs., Apr. 29 from 11 am-4 pm outside the Kirby Bus Hub Plaza. Stop by for information on local bike trails, register for prizes, and find out more about biking in Duluth. For more information, contact Hannah Schoof at email@example.com.
The Duluth Bike Route Network Public Meeting will be held on Thurs., Apr. 29 at 6 pm in the Garden Room. Bike enthusiasts are invited to give feedback about biking or walking issues in the community. Contact Codie Leseman at 218-940-3186 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
STORMWATER POLLUTION UPDATE
CHANCELLOR MARTIN RECEPTION
SUMMER EDDY LECTURE
SECURIAN RETIREMENT LECTURE
TECH TALK PLUS
THE WRITE NOW HOUR
MEDICAL SCHOOL SEMINAR SERIES
UMD SMOKE-FREE TRAINING
"Bullying in Academia: Proactive and Reactive Initiatives and Strategies" will be presented on Thurs., Apr. 22 from noon-2 pm in KPlz 173.
“Not an Add On: Creating Relevance with Civic Engagement” will be held from 3-4:30 pm on Apr. 28 in KSC 268.
Register with Jason Ellis via email at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 218-726-8910.
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