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A Show & Tell event will be held from 4-5:30 pm on Nov. 21.


"Gilbert Munger: Niagara Falls" will be on display through Dec.

"Variations on a Theme" will be on display through Dec.

"Entertaining the Gods: Yarn Paintings of the Mexican Huichol" will be on display through Dec. 20.

The exhibit "Vladimir Lobanov: Landscapes of the Russian North" will be on display through Feb. 6.

"Our Own State Fair: Artists of Minnesota from the TMA Collection" will continue through Feb. 13.

"In 3D: Selections From the Collection" will continue through Mar. 25.

Works from the Richard and Dorothy Rawlings Nelson Collection of American Indian Art continues at the Tweed.

Student shows will be featured throughout the year: Shawntelle Bates from Nov. 16-21, Michelle Bennett from Nov. 30-Dec. 5, Amber Burns from Dec. 7-12, and Maria Witham from Dec. 14-19. For information, visit the Tweed Museum website, email the Tweed Museum, or call 218-726-8222.



All events will be held in Weber Music Hall. A guest artist series concert featuring Mark Thomsen will be held on Fri., Nov. 19 at 7:30 pm.

A performance by the Chamber Orchestra will be held on Sat., Nov. 20 at 7:30 pm.

A concert featuring Guitar Ensemble I and Guitar Ensemble II will be presented Tues., Nov. 23 at 7:30 pm.

A concert featuring the Percussion Ensemble will be presented Tues., Nov. 30 at 7:30 pm.

Vocal Jazz ensembles, Lake Effect and Chill Factor, will perform on Fri., Dec. 3 at 7:30 pm.

A holiday concert series will feature these perfomances: "Sounds of the Season: Chamber and Symphony Orchestras" on Sat., Dec. 4 at 7:30 pm, "Sounds of the Season: Choral Ensembles" on Sun., Dec. 5 at 1:30 pm and "Sounds of the Season: Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band" on Sun., Dec. 5 at 4 pm.

A Jazz Ensemble featuring Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Ensemble II will be presented Wed., Dec. 8 at 7:30 pm.

For more information, see the Department of Music or call 726-8561.



William Shakespeare's Richard III will be performed on Dec. 2, 4, 7, 11 at 7:30 pm and Dec. 5 at 2 pm in the Dudley Experimental Theatre, Marshall Performing Arts Center. The play is directed by Tom Isbell.

For info, call the UMD Box Office at 726-8561 or see the Department of Theatre.



The Men's Basketball team will play Wisconsin-Superior on Nov. 23 at 8 pm, Minnesota Crookston on Dec. 3 at 8 pm, Minnesota State-Moorhead on Dec. 4 at 6 pm, Upper Iowa on Dec. 10 at 8 pm, Winona State on Dec. 11 at 6 pm, Bemidji State on Jan. 2 at 4 pm, Wayne State on Jan. 7 at 8 pm, Northern State on Jan. 28 at 8 pm, and University of Mary on Jan. 29 at 6 pm. All games will be played in the Romano Gym.


The Women's Basketball team will play Wisconsin-Superior on Nov. 23 at 6 pm, Minnesota Crookston on Dec. 3 at 6 pm, Minnesota State-Moorhead on Dec. 4 at 4 pm, Upper Iowa on Dec. 10 at 6 pm, Winona State on Dec. 11 at 4 pm, Bemidji State on Jan. 2 at 2 pm, Wayne State on Jan. 7 at 6 pm, Northern State on Jan. 28 at 6 pm, and University of Mary on Jan. 29 at 4 pm. All games will be played in the Romano Gym.


The Men's Hockey team will play against Denver at the DECC for the last time on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 at 7:07 pm. The grand opening of the Amsoil Arena will be held on Dec. 30 as UMD plays North Dakota at 7:37 pm. Amsoil Arena wil host the rest of the hockey games including the U.S. Under 18 Team on Jan. 8 at 7:07 pm, and Wisconsin on Jan. 14 and 15 at 7:07 pm.


The Women's Hockey team will play Ohio State at 7:07 pm on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20, and North Dakota on Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 at 7:07 pm at the DECC. The Amsoil Arena will be the site for the gamse against Wisconsin on Jan. 21 and 22 at 7:07 pm, and Bemidji State on Jan. 28 and 29 at 7:07 pm.


The Men's and Women's Track teams will compete in the St. Scholastica Early Bird event on Dec. 4.

For more information, contact the UMD Athletic Office or call at 218-726-7518.




An exhibit, "Remember Me: Voices of the Silenced in Colombia" will be on display in the Multicultural Center through Nov. 22. It is sponsored by Latino/Chicano Student Programs, Latino/Chicano Student Association, and Witness for Peace.

The talk, "Where on Earth is Bahrain?" with Brenda Butterfield, an instructor in the Psychology Department, will be presented from 10-11 am on Wed., Nov. 17. It is sponsored by International Student Services.

An International Fair, sponsored by International Student Services, will be held from 10 am-2 pm on Wed., Nov. 17 outside UMD Bookstore. It features food, displays, and informational tables.

The talk, "Nordica and Baltic Art and Culture: Inspirations from Sweden, Norway, and Estonia," will be presented by Alison Aune, associate professor of Art and Design at 2:30 pm on Wed. Nov. 17 in the Kirby Garden Room. It is sponsored by International Student Services.

A Brown Bag Lunch: "Sexual Assault on Campus" will be presented by PAVSA at noon on Wed., Nov. 17, in KSC 268. It is sponsored by WRAC.

A discussion "Train Your Brain: Temple Grandin" will be held on Nov. 17 at 3:30 pm in KSC 273B. It is sponsored by Access for All.

A student panel, "Life, Love, and Partner Selection in Pakistan Today" will be presented from 4:30-5:30 pm on Nov. 18 in Montague 70. It is sponsored by International Student Services

The Latino/Chicano Student Programs is hosting a Salsa Dance on Sat., Nov. 20 at 7 pm in the Kirby Ballroom.

A Brown Bag lunch: "Women in Bosnia-Herzegovina," will be presented on Wed., Dec. 1 at noon in KSC 268. It is sponsored by WRAC.

The film It's Kind of a Funny Story will be presented on Wed., Dec. 1 in KSC 270D. It is sponsored by Access for All.

The Hmong community of Duluth/Twin Ports will celebrate their new year at a "Duluth/Twin Ports Hmong New Year Celebration" from Dec. 4-5. A celebration will be held on Sat., Dec. 4 at First Methodist Church. The doors open at 9 am, the program starts at 11 am, and food will be served at 12:30 pm. On Sun., Dec. 5 at Copeland Community Center, there will be a social event starting at 9 am. It is cosponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Kwaanza will be celebrated in the Kirby Ballroom on Sat., Dec. 11 from 6-9 pm. It is sponsored by the Black Student Association.

For info, contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward.


A study abroad photo contest will be on display until Nov. 29 in the library hallway display case.

A discussion, "Iraq Today: An Eyewitness Report" by Sami Rasouli, founder and director of the Muslim Peacemaker Teams, will be at 4:30 pm, Tues., Nov. 17 in Library Rotunda.

A film, Freedom from Fear (2009), will be shown at 6 pm, on Tues., Nov. 17 in Kirby Lounge. It is sponsored by UMD Amnesty International.

There will be an information table for the study aboard program at 9 am, on Wed., Nov. 18 in Kirby Student Center.

A workshop, "Promoting Cross-Cultural Awareness in a Post 9-11 World: Demystifying Arab Muslim Culture" by Maryam al Sheroogi, will be held at 3 pm, on Wed., Nov. 18 in Life Science 185. It is sponsored by the Department of Psychology and the College of Education and Human Service Professions.

A discussion, "Visit South Africa and Botswana," will be held at 5 pm, on Wed., Nov. 18 in Kirby Rafters.

A film, Marmoulak (The Lizard, 2004), will be shown at 6 pm, on Wed., Nov. 18 in Kirby Lounge.

A Study Abroad 101 session will be offered at 3 pm, on Thurs., Nov. 19 in Kirby 333.

A Student Panel Presentation on Islam will be at 5 pm, on Thurs., Nov. 19 in Garden Room.

A Salsa Dance will be held on Sat., Nov. 20, at 7 pm in Kirby Ballroom. It is sponsored by Latino Chicano Student Association.

The Alworth Institute is sponsoring the Brown Bag Lecture Series "International Education through Study Abroad." See the Alworth Institute for more info.

For other UMD events, visit the International Education Office.


During International Education Week, November 15-19, a Photo Identification Contest: UNESCO World Heritage Sites will be held in the hall of First Floor Cina. Prizes will be awarded. Entry forms are available at the Alworth Institute office, 109 Cina.

An International Lecture, "Democracy Promotion in the Middle East," presented by Kristen Chick, Cairo Correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, will be held at 7 pm on Nov. 17 in the Library Rotunda.

An International Brown Bag series, "Food I Have Known: Tips and Tales from Eating Abroad," presented by John Hatcher, assistant professor, Journalism, UMD Writing Studies, will be held at noon on Nov. 18 in the Library Rotunda.

A Brown Bag Lecture Series: "International Education through Study Abroad," by Molly Minkkinen, will be held at noon, on Thurs., Nov. 19 in Library Rotunda. It is sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute of International Studies.

A St. Andrew's Night Celebration with dinner, entertainment, and a presentation, will be held at 6 pm on Nov. 30 in Kirby Student Center Ballroom. The talk, "Sir Walter Scott and the Border Country," will be presented by William Henderson, Alworth Institute International Associate.

For info, email the Alworth Institute.


"Where Physical Geography and Land/Marine/Air Navigation Meet" will be presented by Robert Harder, a 1966 UMD alumnus, at 3 pm on Nov. 17 in 202 Cina. Harder writes about military aviation and American frontier history. For more information contact Adam Meyer or visit Robert Harder's website.

“Panel Discussion: Geography of Food Security in Duluth” will be presented by Pat Farrell, Randel Hanson, Adam Pine, and Stacey Stark on Thurs., Nov. 18 from 2-3 pm in Cina 316. For more information, contact the Department of Geography.


The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarim presents the following shows: "The Clash of the Titans: the Real Story" on Nov. 17 and Nov. 19 at 7 pm and "Astronomy Lessons from Star Wars" on Nov. 24 and 26 at 7 pm.

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium holds free public shows at the planetarium every Wed. and Fri. evening at 7 pm. Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more.


Michael P. Nelson, co-editor of Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril speaks at 7 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 18, in the Library Rotunda. The editors of Moral Ground asked more than eighty visionaries to answer the question: “What do we owe the future?” This program is a Meet the Author event sponsored by the UMD Library and the UMD Center for Environmental Education. Contact Gail Trygstad at 218-726-7889 for more information.


The lecture "Broken Hill-type lead-zinc-silver ore deposits: Are they metamorphosed sedimentary exhalative ores or a distinct class of ore deposit" will be presented by Professor Paul Spry, Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University on Thurs., Nov. 18 at 3:30 pm in LSci 175. For more info, contact the Department of Geological Sciences.


Breathefree UMD presents the "Annual Great American Smokeout" on Thurs., Nov. 18 from 11 am-2 pm in the Rafters. Take a break from smoking and get a free six inch turkey sub for trying to go "cold turkey." Turn in a pack of cigarettes for a sub. There will be games and information about smoking cessation resources. For more info, contact Dori Decker.


The lecture "Are Minnesota Moose Another Victim of Climate Change?" will be presented by Mark Lenarz from the Minnesota DNR on Fri., Nov. 19 at 3:15 pm in LSci 185. For more info, contact the Department of Biology.


RSOP is offering the following events: "Make Your Own Canoe or Kayak Paddle" on Nov. 22, 6-9 pm in SpHC 9, "Master the Art of Predator Calling" on Nov. 30, 7-9 pm in Bagley Classroom, "Warm Woolen Mittens" on Dec. 1, 5-7 pm in KSC 333, "Snowshoe Making" on Dec. 2, 6-9 pm in SpHC 119, "Waxing Clinic" on Dec. 6, 6-8 pm in SpHC 9, "Mosaics" on Dec. 7, 7-9 pm in SpHC 9, "Paper Making" on Dec. 8, 5-7 pm in KSC 333, and "Build Your Own Snowshoes" on Dec. 9, 6-7 pm in SpHC 119. For more info and registration, visit Recreational Sports Outdoor Program.


Jason Rysavy, graphic designer, will give a lecture on Tues., Nov. 30 at 6 pm in Mon 70.

For info, contact the Department of Art and Design at 726-8225.


The UMD Office of Sustainabilty will host the Winter Sustainability Fair on Tues., Nov. 30 at 11 am in the Kirby Ballroom. Chris Paine, director of the film Who Killed the Electric Car?, will headline the Fair. Paine will include a preview of his upcoming 2011 film, Revenge of the Electric Car. Panel discussions and tabling of local organizations and businesses in Kirby Student Center hallways will also take place. For more details, see the UMD Office of Sustainability website or contact Mindy Granley.

Special Events


Voting continues for the Liberty Mutual Football Coach of the Year Contest and UMD Coach Bob Nielson is a favorite. Four coaches will be awarded $50,000 for charity and $20,000 for their alumni associations. NEW this year: an additional $10,000 prize is awarded to the alumni association that rallies the most votes for their coach, win or lose. Vote for Bob every day through Dec. 4 at Coach of the Year. Check out the video a UMD student made. Prove that you voted for Bob Nielson at the UMD Stores' computer corner and be entered into a drawing for an Apple iPad. The drawing will be Mon. Dec. 13. For info, contact the UMD Alumni Office.



The historic Congdon estate, Glensheen mansion, is open for tours Sat. and Sun. from 10 am-3 pm.

Holiday brunches will be held on Dec. 11, 12, 18, and 19. They include an abbreviated tour of Glenseen at 10 am along with brunch in the Winter Garden at 10:45 am.

Holiday Tea for Dolly and Me, an event that invites kids and a special doll to experience Glensheen, will be held on Dec. 11 at 2 pm. It includes a holiday program and sophisticated tea.

Glensheen's famous holiday decorations are unveiled in December making them the perfect background for seasonal Living Literature programs which will be held on Dec. 16, 17, and 18 at 7 pm.

For more information and prices for events, visit the Glensheen website, email Glensheen, or call 218-726-8910.

Other Events - Faculty and Staff


Tech Talk offers a forum for faculty from all disciplines to discuss uses and abuses of educational technology. All sessions will run from noon-1 pm in EduE 142. The sessions will be held on Thurs., Nov. 18 and Thurs., Dec. 16. Request to join the alias by emailing LeAne Rutherford.


Just Us is an ongoing training and discussion group for faculty and staff on creating curriculum/programming to address cultural competence, racism, and establishing a more welcoming climate for all faculty, staff, and students. Sessions take place on Fridays in EduE 142 on Nov. 19 from noon-1:30 pm and Dec. 10 from noon-1:30 pm. For more info, contact LeAne Rutherford or 726-6207.


Join IDS for the workshop "Just Us: Conversations on Issues and Isms" held from noon-1:30 pm on Nov. 19 in EduE 142. Register with Jason Ellis.

Campus News

Academic News


The 2011-12, 2012-013, and 2013-14 academic calendars can be found online. The 2011-12 calendar should be considered final. The 2012-13 and 2013-14 calendars are still tentative. Comments and suggestions are welcome and can be directed to Bilin Tsai.


To further the Commission on Women’s mission to improve and enrich the working and learning environments for UMD women, several grants of up to $1000 are awarded each year. Grants may be awarded to individuals or organizations seeking assistance in providing programs or activities which directly benefit a broad group of women in the UMD community. A wide range of activities have been funded. Small grant applications (up to $300) will be evaluated as they are received by the Commission on Women. Large grant applications ($301-$1000) have two deadlines: Nov. 19, 2010 (extended) and and April 15, 2011. Applicants will be notified within four weeks after the deadline. For additional questions about Commission on Women grants, contact the Grant Committee chair, Susana Pelayo-Woodward at 218-726-8444 or visit the Commission on Women website.


Library staff will now pull books for students, faculty, and staff. Request materials from the UMD Library or the Twin Cities Library using a new service called "Get It!" This service provides system-wide paging and direct lending of library material between Minnesota campuses.

Searches can be made through the MNCAT all-campus catalog and availability of holdings can be checked throughout the UM system using "Get it!" Clicking "Get it/Recall" orders an available copy and the item ships overnight via courier if coming from another campus location. It is available for pickup at UMD Library's circulation desk.

For more info, stop at the Circulation desk or contact Paul Hanson in the UMD Get It! / Recall office, or 218-726-6566.

Administration News


ITSS has successfully converted all ITSS Windows computer labs to use the Windows 7 and Active Directory. This experience with Active Directory will help us when we begin to deploy it to faculty and staff machines in January. We have updated our ITSS web site to use the new campus web templates. The conversion to Google Apps is well under way, with more than 24 percent of eligible accounts converted. NRRI has an improved network link, with bandwidth to the facility increased from 3Mbit to 40Mbit.



UMD Facilities Management is committed to do the best job possible to clear snow as quickly as resources will allow. It is their goal to do the most effective job of snow and ice control possible to provide adequate access to and safe exit from the campus. See the Facilities Management web page for more information and for a map of priority campus entrances.



Save (Football-Volleyball) UMD game tickets and receive 20% off UMD wear and gifts. Restrictions apply. Touchdown Tuesdays also give an extra 5% off UMD wear and gifts for every UMD touchdown during home games, with savings of up to 30% off. Discount is good the Tuesday after the game attended.

The Flower Cart brings flowers to the UMD street level store from 10 am-4 pm every Friday.

See the UMD Store site for store hours and information.

Faculty and Staff News



Conrad E. Firling, professor emeritus, Department of Biology, was decorated with the Gold Medal of University of Wroclaw in Wroclaw, Poland. The Gold Medal recognizes Firling's work in establishing collaborative educational programs between Wroclaw and UMD. Firling received the award during special University Day activities on Nov. 15, a traditional day of celebration at the University of Wroclaw.

Joe Gallian, professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, gave an invited address titled "Research in mathematics by undergraduates: past, present and future" in a special session at a meeting of the American Mathematical Society Nov. 5-7 at the University of Notre Dame.

Vicki Hansen, professor, Department of Geological Sciences, video chatted with high school students in Maine and Sweden. She answered their questions about plate tectonics. A newspaper article was published about her discussions.

Jim Klueg, professor and department head, Department of Art & Design, will have two vessels in Beyond the Brickyard, an international juried ceramics exhibition in January 2011 at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Mont. The exhibition was selected by Bray 2010 Voulkos Fellow, Paul Mathieu.

The Precambrian Research Center (PRC) at UMD sponsored its third annual professional workshop on the geology, mineralogy and genesis of Precambrian Iron Formations.  The workshop was held October 10-16 and included two days of short course lectures by 16 internationally and regionally renowned experts on Precambrian iron formations and four days of field excursions on the classic iron formations of the Lake Superior area led by local experts. The workshop was attended by 47 international participants from industry, government, and academia. As director of the PRC, Jim Miller, associate professor, Department of Geological Sciences, was the principal organizer of the workshop.

Ryuta Nakajima, assistant professor, Department of Art & Design, will be exhibiting his work in two group exhibitions this month: "Painting Zombies" at Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the Regis Center for Art and "Theater" Art Onion Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.

Natural Resources Research Institute


Euan Reavie, NRRI scientist, attended the “Workshop on harmful phytoplankton that could potentially be transported or introduced by ballast water,” held in Copenhagen, Denmark on Oct. 14-15. This workshop was mandated by the United Nations to derive a list of phytoplankton species that are or could be of concern as potentially invasive ballast-borne organisms.

Minnesota Sea Grant


Douglas Jensen and Dale Bergeron, extension educators, took leadership roles at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Invasive Species Conference 2010, Nov. 8-10 in St. Paul, Minn. Director Jeff Gunderson and aquatic invasive species specialist Marte Kitson also participated in the conference that Minnesota Sea Grant co-sponsored.

Kitson will discuss the economics of aquatic invasive species at Hartley Nature Center’s Adult Night Out on Nov. 17.

Jesse Schomberg, coastal communities and land use planning extension educator, will present at the Northland Innovative Stormwater Management Conference on Nov. 17 in Duluth.

Medical School-Duluth


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Pharmacy Department


Michael Swanoski, assistant professor, presented “Applying Clinical Practice Guidelines, Quality Indicators, and Clinical Literature to Geriatric Patients” at the Advanced Practice Nurse/Physician Assistant (APN/PA) Fall Conference held in Duluth in October.

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