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art EVENTS

TWEED MUSEUM

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

“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 show Joellyn Rock Class Exhibition will be featured May 4–9.

For Tweed Museum information, go to http://www.d.umn.edu/tma, contact tma@d.umn.edu, or call 726-8222.


EVENTS, lectures, workshops

PLANETARIUM
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 May 5 and 7.

The Arrowhead Astronomical Society on May 12.

Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. See list of shows at http://www.d.umn.edu/planet/programs.

PHYSICS SEMINAR
"The Search for Dark Matter and the CDMS Experiment" will be presented by Angela Reisetter from St. Olaf College on Fri., May 7 at 4 pm in 195 Marshall W. Alworth Hall.

BIOLOGY SEMINAR
"Transposon Mutagenesis for Cancer Gene Discovery," a discussion about colorectal cancer, will be presented by Dr. Robert Cormier, Assistant Professor Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the UMD School of Medicine on Fri., May 7 at 3:15 pm in 185 Life Science.

SEMINAR BY FORMER MED SCHOOL STUDENT
John L. Rinn, former UMD student (1995-1999) and 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, 3:00 p.m, Room 130, Medical School Duluth. Rinn will speak on “Large Intergenic Non-coding RNAs (lincRNAs): From Discovery to Mechanism.”

GEOLOGY LECTURES
All geology lectures take place in LSCI 175.
Paul Marinos, professor, School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, will present "Geology in dam engineering - An evolving contribution for safety and efficiency" on Thurs., May 6 at 3:30 pm. For more information on this event contact the Department of Geological Sciences at 726-8385.

BOULDER LAKE EVENTS
Master Naturalist Volunteer Training featuring instructor Larry Weber will be held on May 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 EVENTS
The last Study Abroad 101 session of Spring semester will be held Thurs., May 6 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/.

COMMISSION ON WOMEN LUNCHEON
The Commission on Women Spring Luncheon will be held Wed., May 5 at 11:30 am in the Kirby Ballroom.

SWENSON ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
Particle Physics at the Soudan Underground Laboratory will be on display at the Swenson College of Science and Engineering annual open house being held at the lab, on Sat., May 8. First hour-long tour starts at 9:30 am, each next tour at 15 minute intervals, until the last one goes underground at 3:45 pm. The laboratory, located in the Soudan Underground Mine State Park in Tower Minnesota, is the site of two world-leading experiments: the MINOS neutrino oscillation experiment and the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search. These guided tours of the lab, by the scientists, are free to the public, supported by a NSF grant to UMD physics faculty Habig and Gran. For more information email scse@d.umn.edu.

UNIVERSITY FOR SENIORS EVENTS
"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.

special EVENTS

TALL SHIPS EXTRAVAGANZA
In honor of their 35th anniversary, Minnesota Sea Grant is bringing tall ships author Thad Koza to Duluth for a tall ships slide show and book lecture from 7-9 pm, Thurs., May 6 in Bohannon 90. See photographs of the tall ships and hear tales of voyages. Two SailAway tickets to ride on the tall ship Denis Sullivan in July will be given away at this event along with copies of Koza's book, and other prizes. Koza is author of the book Tall Ships: the Fleet for the 21st Century. For info see: http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/news/2010/05/06 or contact nhoene@d.umn.edu.

NORTHEASTERN MN BOOK AWARDS
The 22nd annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards will be held on Sun., May 16 in the Kirby Ballroom. This year’s program will feature renowned cookbook author Beatrice Ojakangas. A book fair, readings, and a reception will take place from 1:30-3 pm with the speaker and awards ceremony from 3:30-5 pm. For more information, visit the NEMBA Web site at http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/nemba/ or call 726-7889.

SUMMER EDDY LECTURE
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

TECH TALK PLUS
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.

THE WRITE NOW HOUR
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 10 and May 17. Session is also offered from 2-3 pm on Thurs., May 13. For info, contact LeAne Rutherford at lrutherf@d.umn.edu or 726-6207.

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

GLENSHEEN

GLENSHEEN TOURS
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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