Tuesday, April 20, 2010 * Volume 27, Number 13 | PDF





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 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 UMD Art Students' Juried Exhibition will be on display through May 9.

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.

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.

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.

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 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-Moorhead on 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 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.

"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.

All geology lectures take place in LSCI 175.

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.


Access For All will be holding an egg roll sale fundraiser in the Kirby Commons on Apr. 21.

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.

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

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.

"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.

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

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 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/.

"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.

"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 cweitz@d.umn.edu.

There will be a mini-symposium "Research on Taste and Pain: Sensors, Nerves, Interactions" at the Medical School, Duluth on Apr. 30 from 11 am-2 pm SMed 130. Recent research in the interdisciplinary area of taste and oral pain will be presented. For more information contact Dr. Göran Hellekant at ghelleka@d.umn.edu.

special EVENTS

The Edible Landscape Project and Garden Construction will be held on Apr. 22 from 8:30-10 am at the outside courtyard on top of the MWAH building. Volunteers needed over the summer and into the fall. Contact Brian Bluhm with the Office of Civic Engagement at bluh0020@d.umn.edu or 726-6623 for more information.

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 demi0042@d.umn.edu 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 schoo076@d.umn.edu.

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 lesem002@d.umn.edu for more information.

A UMD Sustainability and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Update will be held on Wed. Apr. 21 in the 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/fm/stormwater/ or in DAdB 241, Facilities Management. For more information, contact Candice Richards at 726-8261, or email 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 celebrate 15 years of success.

The Eddy Lecture will be held on Fri., May 21 from 4-7:45 pm and Sat., May 22 from 8-10:45 am in Bohannon Hall 90. This lecture series will focus on the effects that FASD and complex trauma have on child development and functioning in general, with a specific focus on social communication and pragmatic language skills. Assessment and intervention processes will also be discussed. More information is available at http://www.d.umn.edu/csd.

EVENTS, faculty and staff

Two representatives from Securian Retirement, a unit of Minnesota Life Insurance Company, are coming to the UMD campus Thurs., Apr. 22, and Fri., Apr. 23. They will provide information about investments, consolidating retirement savings, understanding withdrawal options, and much more. To schedule a review with a Securian representative, simply call 1-800-421-3334. Meetings will take place in either Kirby Student Center or Darland Administration Building. Room information will be determined upon scheduling.

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.

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

John L. Rinn, assistant professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and associate member of the Broad Institute, will be the guest speaker at the Duluth Medical Research Institute – Medical School Duluth Seminar Series on May 4 at 3 pm in SMed 130. The former University of Minnesota Duluth student (1995-1999) who received his B.S. degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry will speak on “Large Intergenic Non-coding RNAs (lincRNAs): From Discovery to Mechanism.”

UMD smoke-free policy “supporter” training will be held on Thurs., Apr. 22 from noon-1:30 pm in 268 KSC and on Wed., May 5 from 1-2:30 pm in 311 KSC. RSVP to Dori Decker at ddecker@d.umn.edu.

"Basics and Beyond," a UMSurvey workshop will be held on Apr. 27 from 2-4 pm in 116 Library to learn more about what you can do with UMSurvey. To register or for additional information contact Amanda Evans at amevans@d.umn.edu.

The Instructional Development Service Spring 2010 Workshops:

"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 jellis2@d.umn.edu or call 726-6355.


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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