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Art

ART EXHIBITS

Our Treasures: Highlights from the Minnesota Museum of American Art will be on display through Sun., Oct. 23.

Psychedelic Signatures featuring 30 classic rock music posters from the collection of Andrew and Victoria Olson will be on display through Sun., Jan. 15, 2012.

The UMD Faculty Art Exhibit will be on display from Tues., Oct. 4 through Sun. Mar. 4, 2012. An opening reception will be held on Tues., Oct. 11 from 5-7 pm in the Tweed Museum.

Selections from the Glenn C. Nelson collection are on display throughout the year.

Student shows will be featured throughout the year: Curtis Huso and Anthony Zappa from Sept. 20-25, Justin Iverson from Sept. 27-Oct. 2, Sara Miller and Katelyn White from Oct. 4-9, Taylor Twite and Lauren Krueger from Oct. 11-16, Elise Ames from Oct. 18-23, Marcus Meldahl and Brent Erickson from Oct. 25-30, Niki Burger and Tiffany Quade from Nov. 1-6, Andy Lindberg (online) from Nov. 1-6, Aleah Niemczyk and Maria Peterson from Nov. 8-13, Char Aaseng from Nov. 15-27, Eric Stykel from Nov. 29-Dec. 4, and Matt Olin from Dec. 6-11.

For information, visit the Tweed Museum website, email the Tweed Museum, or call 218-726-8222.


Music

CONCERTS AND EVENTS

Soup and Sandwich: Music for Bassoon and Organ featuring Jefferson Campbell and Justin Rubin will take place at the Presbyterian Church of Cloquet, 47 Fourth Street, Cloquet, on Sun., Sept. 25 at 3 pm.

An Evening of Wind Chamber Music, featuring the UMD Faculty Wind Quintet and Tracy Lipke-Perry, piano, will take place on Mon., Sept. 26 at 7:30 pm.

Viva l'Opera, a UMD opera benefit will take place on Fri., Sept. 30 at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm) at Pilgrim Congregational Church (Fellowship Hall), 2310 E. 4th Street, Duluth. Proceeds benefit UMD opera programs and scholarships.

Variations for Flutes, a faculty recital featuring Lorie Scott, flutes; Alexander Chernyshev, piano; Jean R. Perrault, violin; Kevin Hoeschen, viola; Betsy Husby, cello; and Jianpeng Feng, marimba, will take place on Sun., Oct. 2 at 3 pm.

The Tenth Annual Weber Concert, featuring the Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra, University Singers, and Concert Chorale, will take place on Thurs., Oct. 13 at 7:30 pm.

A faculty recital featuring Tracy Lipke-Perry, piano, and Elias Mokole, voice, will take place on Sun., Oct. 16 at 3 pm.

The Choral Ensembles Concert Chorale, conducted by Tina Thielen-Gaffey, and the University Singers and Chamber Singers, conducted by Stanley R. Wold, will perform on Sun., Oct. 23 at 3 pm.

The Senior High Honor Choir, coordinated by Tina Thielen-Gaffey, will perform on Mon., Oct. 24 at 4 pm.

An Ovation Guest Artist Series Concert with Alexander Lubyantsev (piano) will take place on Mon., Oct. 24 at 7:30 pm.

A Celebration of the Life and Work of Swedish Master Composer Allan Pettersson with guest artist Duo Gelland; the UMD Chamber Singers, conducted by Stanley R. Wold; and guest composer Justin Rubin, will take place on Wed., Oct. 26 at 7:30 pm.

The Senior High Honor Orchestra, conducted by Jean R. Perrault, will perform on Fri., Oct. 28 at 4 pm.

The 12th Annual Story Hour, conducted by Jean R. Perrault, will take place on Sat., Oct. 29 at 7:30 pm.

All events will be held in the Weber Music Hall, unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit the Department of Music website or call 726-8561.


Theatre

THEATRE EVENTS

The Foreigner by Larry Shue will be performed on Oct. 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 at 7:30 pm and Oct. 23 at 2 pm at the Mainstage Theatre, Marshall Performing Arts Center.

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


Athletics

FOOTBALL

The UMD Football team will play Minnesota State-Moorehead in the Hall of Fame Game on Sat., Oct. 1 at 6 pm and Northern State on Sat., Oct. 22 (Homecoming) at 1 pm. Both games will be played in Malosky Stadium.

HOCKEY-MEN'S

The UMD Men's Hockey team will play Lakehead University (exhibition game) on Sat., Oct. 1 at 6:07 pm. They will play Notre Dame on Fri., Oct. 7 at 7:07 pm and on Sat., Oct. 8 at 7:07 pm. They will play Minnesota-Twin Cities on Fri., Oct. 14 at 7:07 pm and on Sat., Oct. 15 at 7:07 pm. Games will be played at Amsoil Area.

HOCKEY-WOMEN'S

The UMD Women's Hockey team will play the Minnesota Whitecaps on Fri., Sept. 30 at 7:07 pm and on Sat., Oct. 1 at 3:07 pm. They will play Boston College on Sat., Oct. 8 at 3:07 pm and on Sun., Oct. 9 at 3:07 pm. Games will be played at Amsoil Area.

SOCCER

The UMD Soccer team will play Concordia-St. Paul on Sat., Oct. 1 at 1 pm, St. Cloud State on Sun., Oct. 2 at 1 pm, Wayne State on Sat., Oct. 15 at 1 pm, and Augustana on Sun., Oct. 16 at 1 pm. Games will be played in Malosky Stadium.

SOFTBALL

The UMD Softball team will play Concordia-St. Paul on Sat., Oct. 1 at 9 am, UW River Falls on Sat., Oct. 1 at 11 am, Bemidji State on Sun., Oct. 2 at 9 am, Minnesota State-Moorhead on Sun., Oct. 2 at 11 am, and UW Eau Claire on Sun., Oct. 2 at 1 pm. All games will be played in Junction Avenue Field.

VOLLEYBALL

The UMD Volleyball team will play Wayne State on Fri., Sept. 30 at 7 pm, Augustana on Sat., Oct. 1 at 4 pm, and St. Cloud State on Tues., Oct. 11 at 7 pm. All games will be played in Romano Gymnasium.


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


Lectures/Workshops/Classes

PLANETARIUM

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium will host an open house to celebrate the Autumnal Equinox on Fri., Sept. 23 from 4-9 pm with shows on the half hour.

The Planetarium offers free public shows every Wed. and Fri. evening at 7 pm. The Planetarium presents the following: "Hubble Vision 2" on Sept. 21, 23, 28, and 30 at 7 pm, "Stargazing Tonight" on Oct. 5 and 7 at 7 pm, "AAS Presents: Planets" on Oct. 12 at 7 pm, and "Mercury v. Pluto: Extremes of the Solar System" on Oct. 14 at 7 pm. Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more.

On Sat., Oct. 8 at 2 pm, the Planetarium will host a matinee "Larry, Cat in Space", which is suitable for younger audiences. It will also present "Lights Years from Andromeda" on Sat. Oct. 8 at 7 pm.


DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES EVENTS

The lecture "The Magnetism of Cave Environments" by Josh Feinberg, assistant professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, will be held on Thurs., Sept. 22 at 3:30 pm in LSci 175.

The lecture "Volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits: Perspectives from sea-floor, ophiolite, and environmental studies” by Randy Koski, professor emeritus, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Calif., Swenson College of Science and Engineering inductee, will be held on Thurs., Sept. 29 at 3:30 pm in LSci 175.

A lecture by Chusi Li, senior scientist, Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University, Society of Economic Geologist Traveling Lecturer, will be held on Thurs., Oct. 6 at 3:30 pm in LSci 175.

The lecture "Volcanic Conduit Dynamics: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Modeling Low-Frequency Volcanic Seismicity" by Greg Waite, assistant professor, Department of Geological/Mining Engineering and Sciences, Michigan Technological University, will be held on Thurs., Oct. 20 at 3:30 pm in LSci 175.

A lecture by Simon Carn, assistant professor, Department of Geology/Mining Engineering and Sciences, Michigan Technological University, will be held on Thurs. Oct. 27 at 3:30 pm in LSci 175.

For more information, contact the Department of Geological Sciences.


HEALTH SERVICES EVENTS

Health Services will present "Fresh 15 Fridays" using fresh fruits and vegetables grown on the UMD campus. All recipes are designed for dorm room cooking. RSVP to ddecker@d.umn.edu.

Salsa and Smoothies: Learn how to prepare, and then sample, salsa and smoothies on Fri., Sept. 23 from 10-11:30 am in the Garden Room.

Oodles of Noodles: Learn how to prepare pasta in the microwave and how to make basil pesto and an Italian herb sauce for the noodles on Fri., Sept. 30 from 10-11:30 am in the Garden Room.

Sandwich Art: Learn to create quick, easy, and nutritious sandwiches on Fri., Oct. 7 from 10-11:30am in the Garden Room.

A Depression Screening will be held on Wed., Oct. 12 from 1-3 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. This event is held to raise awareness of depression, to educate people about the signs and symptoms of depression, and to inform students about services available for treatment and counseling. Students will have the opportunity to complete a screening tool and to meet one-one-one with a counselor.

Flu Clinics will be held on Tues., Oct. 18 from 10 am-3 pm and on Wed., Oct. 26 from 10 am-3 pm in the Kirby Student Lounge. Flu shots will be offered to UMD students free of charge with presentation of a valid student I.D. The vaccination is covered under the UPlans for staff and faculty. Staff and faculty are asked to bring their insurance cards and I.D. The flu clinics are coordinated by UMD Health Services, the College of Pharmacy, and QuickCare.


ALWORTH EVENTS

The International Brown Bag Lunch Lecture "El Salvador and Global Trends" by Dennis Falk, professor, Department of Social Work, will be presented on Thurs., Sept. 29 at noon in the Library Rotunda.

"Egypt at a Crossroad: A Personal Perspective of a History, Culture, and Future" by Ahmed Heikal, associate professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will be presented on Wed., Oct. 5 at 7 pm in the Library Rotunda. A reception will follow.

The International Brown Bag Lunch Lecture "Duluthians in Transylvania" by Jill and Koresh Lakhan, Duluth community members, will be presented on Thurs., Oct. 6 at noon in the Library Rotunda.

For more information, contact the Alworth Institute or call 218-726-7493.


VISUAL LECTURE SERIES

Kristin Makholm, executive director, Minnesota Museum of American Art, will give a lecture on Tues., Oct. 4 at 6 pm in MonH 70.

Brian Collins, chairman and creative director for Collins Design Firm, will give a lecture on Tues., Oct. 18 at 6 pm in MonH 70.

For more information, contact the Department of Art and Design or call 218-726-8225.


EDDY LECTURES

The Edwin Eddy Lecture "Pediatric Swallowing & Feeding: Decision Making with Complex Patients" presented by Joan Arvedson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, will be held on Sat., Oct. 15 from 8:30 am-4 pm is LSBE 118. Medical and health evaluation and management issues will be discussed through lecture, videotapes, and interactive discussions for problem solving.

For more information, visit the CSD Department website.


SPECIAL EVENTS

HOW DID YOU COME TO BE HERE?

Chancellor Lendley C. (Lynn) Black and the Diversity Commission invite students, faculty, and staff to participate in the 2011-2012 campus project How Did You Come To Be Here? The entire UMD community is encouraged to share their story on a special website; watch “The Danger of a Single Story”; attend a performance of Pastures of Plenty: How did you come to be here? on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 at 7 pm in Marshall Performing Arts Center; read, watch, study general curriculum integration resources and resources specific to the theme; and find inspiration in the various bulletin boards, posters, presentations and campus-wide discussions this fall and spring.


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT FAIR

The Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) is hosting the Community Involvement Fair on Wed., Sept. 21 from 9 am-2 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. Students, faculty, and staff interested in volunteering or service-learning experiences will have the opportunity to explore the possibilities with over 50 community organizations, schools, and non-profits from the Duluth area.

For more information, visit the OCE website or contact Alyssa Peoples.


INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION EVENTS

Study Abroad 101 is held every Wed. during fall semester at noon in EduE 50. It is a weekly open information session for students to learn the basics of study abroad at UMD. This session guide students on how to find affordable study abroad and other international opportunities that will work for their budget, academic, and personal goals.

UMD Fall Study Abroad Fair will be held Thurs., Sept. 22 from 10 am-3 pm in Kirby Ballroom. It is free and open to UMD students, faculty, staff, and the community and highlights UMD sponsored study abroad programs, UMD partner programs, and other study abroad related events.

For more information, visit IEO events or stop by Kirby Plaza 138 .


TWIN PORTS HEART WALK

The Twin Ports Heart Walk will be held on Sat., Sept. 24 starting at 8:30 am at Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth. The Chancellor's office and UMD Employee Wellness Program/Department of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity supports this event. To register, visit northlandheartwalk.org.

For more information, contact Melissa Jokela or call 218-726-8468.


URBAN FARM TOUR

Harvest fruit and tour the UMD Heritage Seedling Trial Orchard on Sat., Sept. 24 from 10 am-2 pm at the UMD Field Experiment Station located at 4709 Jean Duluth Road. Restoration of this five-acre historic seedling trial orchard has begun. See a variety of old and young trees and a wide range of fruit types. Learn how this orchard will provide opportunities for students and the community to learn about tree fruit development, variety identification, organic and integrated pest management, restorative pruning, grafting and more.

For more information and directions to the orchard, visit the farm website.


INDIGENOUS HEALTH RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Duluth Medical Research Institute is sponsoring the second annual Indigenous Health Research Symposium on Mon., Sept. 26 from 8:30 am-3 pm in the Kirby Rafters. Current topics in American Indian/First Nations health research will be highlighted with a focus on local and regional perspectives and collaborative models for work with Tribal communities.

This symposium is free and open to faculty, students, community members, and researchers. For information, contact Melissa Walls or call 218-726-8367.


HONOR FLIGHT CARD WRITING CAMPAIGN

Kirby Student Center is sponsoring a card writing campaign as part of the upcoming Honor Flight taking WWII veterans to Washington, D.C. on Oct. 4. Write a card/letter thanking a veteran for their service and wishing them well on their trip to the WWII Memorial. The cards/letters will not be personalized. Each card or letter should be put into a separate envelope. Drop cards/letters off at the Kirby Info Desk no later than Mon., Sept. 26.

For more information, contact Corbin Smyth or call 218-726-7165.


WEBINAR: USING THE COMMUNITY CAPITALS FRAMEWORK

The Office of Civic Engagement is hosting a webinar entitled "Using the Community Capitals Framework to Understand and Measure Community Impact" on Tues., Sept. 27 from 2-3 pm in EduE 142. The Community Capitals framework is currently used around the world by community development practioners and by researchers of asset-based development. Cornelia B. Flora, the Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Sociology at Iowa State University and one of the originators of this framework, will be the presenter.

For more information, contact Michelle Hargrave or call 218-726-7125.


UMD MARKET DAY

UMD Market Day in the Plaza, Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association (LSSFA) Farmers Market, will be held from 1:30-4:30 pm Wed. Sept. 21 and Sept. 28 in the Kirby Plaza Bus Hub. The UMD Market Day in the Plaza will return spring of 2012.

For more information, visit UMD Market Day website.


LSBE DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES

Alumni Dan Fishback ('83), CEO of DemandTec, Inc., will present a lecture entitled "Skate To Where the Puck is Going to Be" on Tues., Oct. 4 from 11 am-12:15 pm in the Weber Music Hall. Refreshments will be served prior to the lecture at 10:30 am in the Weber Music Hall lobby.

In the current economy, retail & consumer product companies are relying more heavily on retail analytics to help drive strategic business decisions. In this discussion, Fishback will demonstrate how math and science play an important role in businesses today, and how students interested in these types of undergraduate classes can have a very promising and impactful career in the business world.

To register, visit the Labovitz School of Business and Economics website.


HEAD OF THE LAKES JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR

The Head of the Lakes Job and Internship Fair will be held on Wed., Oct. 5 from 10 am-2 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. Employers will be seeking candidates for internships and full-time positions as well as promoting their companies. This event is free and open to students and recent alumni. Students may register at the door.

Several companies will be interviewing on-campus the day of the fair and on Thurs., Oct 6. Companies will select students to interview at the fair or UMD students may request an interview through GoldPASS. Log into your GoldPASS account to view/search employers attending, drop your resume to employers (until Wed., Sept. 28), and sign up for on-campus interviews.

For more information, visit UMD Career Services or call 218-726-7985.


CIVIC ENGAGEMENT FORUM

We The People: A Civic Engagement Forum will be held on Tues., Oct. 25 from 6-9 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. Participation is free and open to anyone from UMD and the Greater Duluth community. Space is limited. RSVP at the UMD Forum website.

For more information, contact Steve Wick, Office of Civic Engagement. This event is sponsored by the UMD Office of Civic Engagement, MN Campus Compact, and the Center of Democracy and Citizenship.


Glensheen

GLENSHEEN EVENTS

The historic Congdon estate, Glensheen mansion, is open daily from 9 am to 5:30 pm through Oct. 24. The first tour begins at 9:30 am, and the last tour begins at 4 pm.

The film Gracious Spaces: Clarence H. Johnston, Minnesota Architect will be presented on Sat., Oct. 1, at Star of the North Theater, Fitger's Brewery, 3rd floor, 600 East Superior Street, Duluth. A reception will be held at 7 pm, followed by remarks and the screening at 7:30 pm. Dessert and a discussion with the producers will follow. Johnston was one of Minnesota's most prolific Gilded Age architects and designed Glensheen. RSVP by emailing Glensheen or by phone at 218-726-8910 no later than Wed., Sept. 28.

Glensheen Living Literature presents, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Thurs., Oct 20 through Sat., Oct. 22 at 7 pm. Washington Irving's 1820 classic tale will be staged in the formal living room of Glensheen.

Glensheen's "Jack O' Lantern Spooktacular" will be held Thurs., Oct. 27 through Sun. Oct. 30 from 6-10 pm. Hundreds of Jack O' Lanterns will illuminate Glensheen's seven acres. Entertainers and artists will add to this community event.

For tickets to any of these events or for more information, visit the Glensheen website, email Glensheen, or call 218-726-8910.


Other Events - Faculty and Staff

IDS EVENTS

The workshop "Looking Through a Different Lens: The Albatross" will be held on Wed., Sept. 21 from 9-10:30 am. The workshop "Creating a Climate for Learning" will be held on Mon., Oct. 3 from noon-1 pm. The workshop "Making Grading Easier" will be held on Mon., Oct. 24 from noon-1 pm. All sessions meet in KSC 268.

Register with Jason Ellis or call 218-726-6355. For information on IDS events, visit Instructional Development Services.


UM PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

The inauguration of Eric W. Kaler as president of the University of Minnesota system will be held on Thurs., Sept. 22 at 11 am in the Ted Mann Concert Hall on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. The event will be broadcast via ITV in the Kirby Rafters on the UMD campus.

All are invited to attend. For information, contact Corbin Smyth or call 218-726-7165.


TECH TALK PLUS

The first Tech Talk Plus workshop of the fall will be held on Fri., Sept. 23 from noon-1 pm in the Garden Room. The second Tech Talk Plus will be held on Fri., Oct. 14 from noon-1pm in Edu 142. Topics to be determined.

Tech Talk Plus offers a forum for faculty from all disciplines to come together over lunch and discuss uses and abuses of educational technology. Register with Jason Ellis or call 218-726-6355. For information on IDS events, visit Instructional Development Services.


ACTIVE DIRECTORY DISCUSSION

Amanda Evans and Bruce Reeves will discuss Active Directory at UMD. Sessions will be held on Mon., Sept. 26 at 3 pm, Wed., Oct. 5 at 10 am, and Thurs., Oct 13 at 9 am. All sessions will be held in Kirby Plaza 175. Choose one of these sessions as content will be repeated at each session. No registration is needed.

For more information, visit the ITSS website or contact Amanda Evans.


GREEN YOUR OFFICE

Mindy Granley, campus sustainability coordinator, will present "Green Your Office" on Tues., Sept. 27 from noon-12:45 pm in KSC 323. Topics will include: energy conservation, reducing paper use, recycling, hosting green events, and more. This workshop is free.

For information, contact Rachel Gilbertson or call 218-726-6753.


FALL TRAINING SESSION: GETTING THE WORD OUT

Join the External Affairs team as they offer an informal one-hour workshop on what is needed to promote events and news to the UMD campus and the world beyond. This event will be held on Tues., Sept. 27 from 2-3 pm in the Tweed Museum of Art lecture gallery. The workshop is free and open to UMD staff and faculty.

For more information, visit the event's webpage.


UMD AT THE TWINS

The UMD Alumni Association invites alumni, family, and friends to attend a pregame party at Target Field on Wed., Sept. 28 at 5:30 pm. The Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals game begins at 7:05 pm.

For tickets and more information, contact the UMD Alumni office or call 218-726-7164.


JUST US

The workshop "Creating an Inclusive Climate" will be held on Fri., Oct. 21 from noon-1:30 in EduE 54. 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.

For more information, contact Leane Rutherford or call 218-726-6207.


Campus News

Academic News

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The UMD Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) asks faculty and instructors to consider presenting their work during a concurrent session or a poster session at the 2012 Lake Superior Service-Learning Conference to be held Mar. 29-30, 2012 at UMD. The theme of the 2012 conference is Creating Sustainable Partnerships through Service-Learning. The deadline for submitting a proposal to present a concurrent session or a poster session is Fri., Nov. 4.

For more information, visit the OCE website or call Michelle Hargrave at 218-726-7125.


UMD CONNECTS WITH ISD 709 SCHOOLS AND YMCA

The UMD Office of Civic Engagement is partnering with the Duluth Area Family YMCA and ISD 709 in a new initiative to mobilize college student to be tutors and mentors in the Duluth Public Schools (DPS). The intent of this program is to close the achievement gap through intentional, sustainable, and strategic interventions. UMD students will be paired with DPS students for a 20-hour commitment per semester, including tutor/mentor training.

Students interested in participating in this program should attend the Community Involvement Fair on Wed., Sept. 21st from 9 am-2 pm in the Kirby Ballroom (see the Special Events section in this issue of Currents). For more information, contact Dylan Savall.


 

Administration News

ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORTATION

Accessible transportation assistance is available on the UMD Campus. Departments are encouraged to arrange transportation for individuals with mobility limitations at the same time they arrange their other University-sponsored travel transportation needs.

Possible sources for this transportation include Courtesy Cab (218-590-9222) or Northern Access (218-728-5464). Requests for reimbursement of costs should be submitted to the UMD Business Office, DAdb 209. Questions regarding transportation arrangements, reimbursement requirements, and this procedure should be directed to Greg Sather, UMD Business Office, or call 218-726-6137.


KUMD

KUMD is seeking student and community volunteers for its upcoming Fall Pledge Drive. Contact Ira "Mimmu" Salmela to sign up for training on Mon., Sept. 26 at 4 pm. KUMD's ten-day membership drive will kick off on Sept. 30.

KUMD also has on-air opportunities for Indie Rock & Blues hosts. For more information about training to be on-air and hosting a program monthly or weekly, contact Program Director Maija Jenson.

KUMD workshops are new this year. They will give UMD students an opportunity to get involved and learn about KUMD.


UMD STORES

Visit UMD Stores for hours and merchandise information.

UMD Stores has promotions and events year round.


Faculty and Staff News

Academic

NEWS FROM FACULTY AND STAFF

Alison Aune, associate professor, Art and Design, will have new paintings featured at the exhibition "Så Vi Skaper Fred: Paintings by Minnesota Norwegians" at Norway Hall in Duluth in conjunction with the visit of the King and Queen of Norway Oct. 17. A public reception for the public will be announced at a later date.

Aune and six UMD art education students have been selected to present their international research findings in a presentation "Nordic-Baltic art Northern Lights: Comparative Art Education" at the Art Educators of Minnesota (AEM) annual fall conference in Minneapolis (http://www.d.umn.edu/unirel/homepage/11/arted.html). Aune will present Contemporary American Indian Artists and Art Education with Carla Stetson at the New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA) 63rd Annual Conference, IMAGINE THAT!, in Tarrytown, NY, Nov.18-20.

David Bowen, associate professor, Art and Design, currently has his work tele-present wind in Uncontainable, a group exhibition at the 2011 International Symposium on Electronic Art in Istanbul. tele-present wind is a kinetic installation that draws information from the intensity and direction of the wind in a given location. A sensor device attached to a plant stalk installed on the roof of the Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab on the UMD campus detects the movement of the wind. The gathered information from the sensor is sent in real-time to a collective of 50 plant stalks installed in the gallery space in Istanbul. These stalks are connected to mechanisms which are programmed to move based on the wind data. The result is a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of the air from a distant location. Therefore the movement of the wind in Duluth is currently being recreated at the exhibition in Istanbul.

Natural Resources Research Institute

NRRI NEWS

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Minnesota Sea Grant

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Large Lakes Observatory

LLO NEWS

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Medical School-Duluth

MEDICAL SCHOOL NEWS

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Pharmacy Department

PHARMACY NEWS


Anika Hartz (PI), assistant professor, and Bjoern Bauer, assistant professor, received a $1.547 million NIH RO1 award for their study, “Blood-brain barrier P-glycoprotein: A new target for Alzheimer’s disease.”

Hartz presented “Blood-brain Barrier P-glycoprotein: A New Target for Alzheimer's Disease?” at the International Workshop on Transport Processes in Neurodegenerative and Neuromuscular Diseases held Sept. 13 at the University of Greifswald, Germany.


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