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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: 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.
CONCERTS AND EVENTS
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.
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.
The UMD Football team will play Northern State on Sat., Oct. 22 (Homecoming) at 1 pm. The game will be played in Malosky Stadium.
The UMD Men's Hockey team will play Notre Dame on Fri., Oct. 7 at 7:07 pm and Sat., Oct. 8 at 7:07 pm. They will play Minnesota-Twin Cities on Fri., Oct. 14 at 7:07 pm and Sat., Oct. 15 at 7:07 pm. They will play Bemidji State on Thurs., Oct. 28 at 7:07 pm and Fri., Oct. 29 at 7:07 pm. Games will be played at Amsoil Area.
The UMD Women's Hockey team will play Boston College on Sat., Oct. 8 at 3:07 pm and Sun., Oct. 9 at 3:07 pm. They will play Wisconsin on Fri., Oct. 21, at 7:07 pm and Sat., Oct. 22 at 7:07 pm. They will be play North Dakota on Fri., Oct. 29 at 3:07 pm and Sat., Oct. 30 at 3:07 pm. Games will be played at Amsoil Area.
The UMD Soccer team will play Wayne State on Sat., Oct. 15 at 1 pm, Augustana on Sun., Oct. 16 at 1 pm, Southwest Minnesota State on Sat., Oct. 29 at 1 pm, and Minnesota State-Mankato on Sun., Oct. 30 at 1 pm. Games will be played in Malosky Stadium.
The UMD Volleyball team will play St. Cloud State on Tues., Oct. 11 at 7 pm, Northern State on Fri., Oct. 28 at 7 pm, and University of Mary on Sat., Oct. 29. at 4 pm. All games will be played in Romano Gymnasium.
For more information, contact the UMD Athletic Office at 218-726-7518.
"Femicide Awareness" presented by Maude of Safehaven Shelter for Battered Women and sponsored by Women's Resource and Action Center will be presented on Wed., Oct. 5 at noon in KSC 268.
MULTICULTURAL CENTER EVENTS
"National Coming Out Day Luncheon" sponsored by Queer and Allied Students Union, will be presented on Tues., Oct. 11 at noon in the Kirby Ballroom.
The film Food, Inc., sponsored by Access for All, will be shown on Tues., Oct. 11 at 3 pm in KSC 273B.
Spat out featuring music, speakers, food, and poetry will be held on Tues., Oct. 11 at 5 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. This event is sponsored by SPAT, Access for All, Latino/Chicano Student Organization, Black Student Association, Asian/Pacific American Student Association, MPIRG, WRAC, SERVE, QASU, Office of Cultural Diversity, Diversity Commission, Kirby Program Board, CJMM Board, and Echoes of Pace Choir.
An on-campus volunteer opportunity, sponsored by Students Engaged in Rewarding Volunteer Experiences, will be held on Wed., Oct. 12 at 10:30 am in location to be determined.
"Hate Crimes Vigil", sponsored by Queer and Allied Students Union, will be held on Wed., Oct. 12 at 5 pm in the Kirby Lounge.
"Come Out, Cookout", sponsored by Queer and Allied Students Union, will be held on Thurs., Oct. 13 from 10 am-2 pm on the Kirby Terrace.
Pieces from the Clothesline Project, made by UMD students, faculty and staff, will be on display from Oct. 17-Oct. 28 in the UMD Kirby Bus Hub. This exhibit is sponsored by the UMD Women’s Resource and Action Center
The film Which Way Home, sponsored by the Office of Cultural Diversity and the Diversity Commission, will be shown on Thurs., Oct., 18 at noon in KSC 273.
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture "Body Love and Size Acceptance" by Linda Gokee-Rindal, sponsored by Women's Resource and Action Center, will be presented on Wed., Oct. 19 at noon in KSC 268.
A lecture by Robert Kenner, the producer of the documentary Food, Inc. will be presented on Thurs., Oct. 20 at 8 pm in the Romano Gym. This event is sponsored by Access for All.
The film The Unreturned, sponsored by Office of Culture Diversity, will be shown on Sat., Oct. 22 at 7:30 pm in BohH 90.
The Fall Drag Show, sponsored by Queer and Allied Students Union, will be presented on Sat., Oct. 22 in the Kirby Ballroom.
The film Obama's Border Fence and Immigration on Main Street, sponsored by the Office of Cultural Diversity and the Diversity Commission, will be shown on Tues., Oct. 25 at noon at KSC 273.
The film Young and Restless in China, sponsored by Asian Pacific American Association and Asian Pacific American Student Programs, will be shown on Thurs. Oct. 27 at noon in KSC 273. A discussion will follow.
For more information, contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward.
"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.
"The Global Financial Crisis: Implication for U.S. Policy" by Thomas Hanson, former U.S. Foreign Service officer and Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence, will be presented on Wed., Oct. 19 at 7 pm in the Library Rotunda.
"Global Health Governance: The Role of the United Nations and the World Health Organization" by Jeremy Younde, assistant professor, Department of Political Science, will be presented on Mon., Oct. 24 at 7 pm in the Library Rotunda.
"Virtual Neighborhoods: Turkish-German Relations through Family Photographs and Wedding Videos" by Barbara Wolbert,visiting professor of Anthropology, University of Minnesota- Twins Cites and professor, Europa Universitat Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, will be presented on Wed., Oct. 26 at 7 pm in the Library Rotunda.
International Brown Bag Lunch Lectures:
"Duluthians in Transylvania" by Jill and Koresh Lakhan, Duluth community members, will be presented on Thurs., Oct. 6 at noon in the Library Rotunda.
"Railroaded by NAFTA/CAFTA: the Perilous Journey from Central America to the States" by Nancy Garcia, Center for the Orientation of Migrants (COMI), Oaxaca, Mexico (co-sponsored by Latino Chicano Student Program) will be presented on Thurs., Oct. 20 at noon in the Library Rotunda.
"Northern Lights: Comparative Art Education" by Alison Aune, professor, Department of Art and Design, and Cheryl Reitan, Interim Director of Public Relations and Marketing, will be presented on Wed., Oct. 26 at noon in the Library Rotunda.
"Showcasing Diversity: German-Turkish Relations Through Art Exhibitors" by Barbara Wolbert, visiting professor of Anthropology, University of Minnesota-Twins Cites and professor, Europa Universitat Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, will be presented on Thurs., Oct. 27 at noon in the Library Rotunda.
Alworth Special Event:
A special event to honor United Nations Day will be celebrated on Mon., Oct. 24 from 10 am to 2 pm at the United Nations table in the Kirby Commons.
For more information, contact the Alworth Institute or call 218-726-7493.
The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium offers free public shows every Wed. and Fri. evening at 7 pm. The Planetarium presents the following: "Stargazing Tonight" on Oct. 5 and 7 at 7 pm, "AAS Presents: Planets" on Oct. 12 at 7 pm,"Mercury v. Pluto: Extremes of the Solar System" on Oct. 14 at 7 pm, "Mars and Venus"on Oct. 19 at 7 pm, "Jupiter and Saturn" on Oct. 21 at 7 pm, "The Blue Giants" on Oct. 26 at 7 pm, and "The Solar System" Oct. 28 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.
Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more.
DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES EVENTS
The lecture "Formation of Magmatic Sulfide Deposits in Magma Conduits: Examples from Jinchuan, Noril'sk and Voisey's Bay" 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-Frequencey 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.
RECREATIONAL SPORTS OUTDOOR PROGRAM
RSOP is offering the following events: “Apple Sauce and Cidering: The Old Fashioned Way” on Thurs., Oct. 6 from 5-7:30 pm; "Horseback Riding" on Sat., Oct. 8 from 9 am-4 pm; "Nature Photo Hike and Competition" on Mon., Oct. 10 from 5-7:30 pm; "Process Your Own Deer" on Tues., Oct. 11 from 5:30-10 pm; "Animals at Night" on Thurs., Oct. 20 from 7-9 pm; and "Outdoor Survival Skills" on Sat., Oct. 22 from 12-5 pm.
For more info and registration, visit the RSOP website.
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 email@example.com.
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, Wed., Oct. 26 from 10 am-3 pm in the Kirby Student Lounge, and on Wed., Nov. 2 from 10 am-2:30 pm in the Garden Room. 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.
For more information, visit the Health Services website.
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
A lecture by Brian Netzel, Mayo Clinic, will be held on Fri., Oct. 7 from 3-4 pm.
A lecture by Angela Wilson, University of North Texas, will be held on Fri., Oct. 14 from 3-4 pm.
A lecture by Jonathan Sachs, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, will be held on Fri., Oct. 21 from 3-4 pm.
A lecture by Joe Johnson, UMD Chemistry & Biochemistry, will be held on Fri., Oct. 28 from 3-4 pm.
All lectures are held in LSci 175, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY SEMINARS
The lecture "Wildlife Ecotoxicology: new and old contaminant threats to survival and reproduction of terrestrial vertebrates" by John Elliott will be held on Fri., Oct. 7 at 3:15 pm.
The lecture "Vectorborne Chagas disease in the U.S. - Notes from the field to the bench" by Sonia Kjos will be held on Fri., Oct. 14 at 3:15 pm.
All lectures are held in LSci 185, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the Department of Biology.
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 in 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.
VISUAL LECTURE SERIES
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.
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.
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.
For more information, visit IEO events or stop by Kirby Plaza 138.
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.
For more information, visit UMD Career Services or call 218-726-7985.
APPLE CIDER PRESSING
The third annual apple cider pressing event will take place on Sat., Oct. 8 from 1-4 pm (rain or shine) at the UMD Field Experiment Station, Seedling Trial Orchard. Tour the orchard, learn about projects, and taste fresh cider. All are welcome. For more information, visit the Sustainable Agriculture Program website.
NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY LUNCHEON
UMD employees, students, and community members are invited to the 6th Annual UMD National Coming Out Day Luncheon on Tues., Oct. 11 at noon in the Kirby Ballroom. The speaker will be UMD student Sovann Khong. Vegetarian lasagne will be served. This is a free event, however RSVP is required as attendance is currently capped at 200. Please contact one of the members of the GLBTQA Advisory Commission (Angie Nichols, Alexis Pogorelskin, Jake Caceres, Cindy Spillers, Dan Burrows, David Cole,
Deborah Petersen-Perlman, Mike Raschick,
Rhonada Sclavi, Sara Fitzgerald,
Brian Turk, Julian Vela).
Stop by before the luncheon and record a short contribution to the It Gets Better Project. CLA will have a mobile recording unit set up in Kirby 264 (inside the Multicultural Center) from 11 am-noon.
MAJOR MINOR EXPO
Explore majors and careers at the annual Major Minor Expo on Wed., Oct.12 from 10 am-2 pm in the Kirby Student Center Commons (outside the UMD Bookstore). Academic advisors from the five undergraduate colleges at UMD will be on hand to answer questions. Learn more about study abroad programs from the International Education Office, discuss career options with counselors from the UMD Career Services Office, and get help using Graduation Planner from the Knowledge Management Center staff. This event is free and open to all UMD students, faculty and staff. It is sponsored by the UMD Academic Advising Committee and the Swenson College of Science and Engineering.
For more information, contact Amy Renne or visit the Major Minor Expo website.
"TORTURE AND THE U.S.: WHY ACCOUNTABILITY MATTERS"
Allen Keller will present the lecture "Torture and the U.S.: Why Accountability Matters" on Wed., Oct. 12 at 3 pm in Montague 80. Keller is associate professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine, founder of the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, and director of the NYU School of Medicine Center for Health and Human Rights. This event is part of the lecture series presented by the Center for Genocide, Holocaust and Human Rights Studies.
CIRCLE OF COURAGE WORKSHOP
Dr. Martin Brokenleg presents: Circle of Courage: Culture in the Classroom and At Risk Youth: Differences and Sameness on Thurs., Oct 13, at Grand Casino Hinckley Convention Center from 8:30 am-3 pm. Brokenleg consults worldwide providing training for individuals who work with youth at risk. Cost is $100 per person and includes lunch. This event is sponsored by Eni-gikendaasoyang Dept.
Visit the Eni-gikendaasoyang website for registration information. Transportation from UMD is being provided at no cost. Please contact 218-726-8378 for transportation information.
UMD Homecoming: This is Bulldog Country will be held Oct. 15-22. Activities kick off as Chancellor Black drops the puck when the UMD men's hockey team meets the Minnesota Gophers at AMSOIL Arena on Sat., Oct. 15 at 7 pm. The week will be highlighted by various events, including a campus decorating contest, community pep rally at the downtown Holiday Center, cardboard boat races, a pep rally on campus, football tailgating, 50th year class reunion events, 5K trail run, chariot races, and much more. For a complete list of activities, visit Homecoming Events. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OFFICE OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT EVENTS
A New York Times workshop and luncheon will be held on Wed., Oct. 19 from noon-1:30 pm in Kirby Plaza 302 (CLA conference room). A New York Times representative, Paul Wilson, will discuss ways the publication can be utilized in courses to support awareness of civic engagement, global citizenship, and related issues. Dennis Falk, professor, Department of Social Work, will also discuss teaching global issues through the Seven Revolutions. Free lunch will be provided. RSVP to Steve Wick by Fri., Oct. 14 at 5 pm.
The film The Sweetest Sound will be shown on Wed., Oct. 19 from 3-4:30 pm in Chem 150. A discussion will follow.
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. This event is sponsored by the UMD Office of Civic Engagement, MN Campus Compact, and the Center of Democracy and Citizenship.
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.
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
STUDENT ORGANIZATION ADVISORS MEETING
A student organization advisor meet and greet will be held on Tues., Oct. 11 from noon-12:50 pm in KSC 355-57. Bring a lunch and meet other faculty and staff advisors. Swap stories, get advice, ask questions, and learn about the benefits a student group can receive by being registered through Kirby.
For more information, contact Christina Geissler or call 218-726-8739.
UMD WELLNESS EVENTS
Part 1 of the film, Food, Inc., will be shown on Tues., Oct. 11 from noon-1:00 pm in the Garden Room. Part 2 of the film, Food, Inc., will be shown on Wed., Oct. 12 from noon-1:00 pm in the Garden Room.
For more information, contact Rachel Gilbertson or call 218-726-6753.
The following Tech Tuesdays at 2 pm will take place in the Viz Lab - MPAC 154: "Moving to Moodle 2.0" by Bruce Reeves and Amanda Evans on Oct. 11, "Social Networking Tips Geared for the University?" by Bruce Reeves, Mary Keenan, and Jen Eltink on Oct. 25, "Sending Emails Using Lyris" by Debbie Wing on Nov. 1, "Cloud Computing" by Bruce Reeves and Amanda Evans on Nov. 8, and "Seeing Your Screen" by Mark Paulson on Nov. 15.
Sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, contact ITSS.
TECH TALK PLUS
The second Tech Talk Plus will be held on Fri., Oct. 14 from noon-1pm in EduE 142. 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.
The workshop "Creating an Inclusive Climate" will be held on Fri., Oct. 21 from noon-1:30 in EduE 142. 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.
The workshop "Making Grading Easier" will be held on Mon., Oct. 24 from noon-1 pm. This session will meet in KSC 268.
Register with Jason Ellis or call 218-726-6355.
For information on IDS events, visit Instructional Development Services.
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.
NATIONAL TUTORING WEEK
National Tutoring Week runs from October 3–7. The UMD Tutoring Center is housed within the Supportive Services Program and is a unique credit-based peer-tutoring program that has documented over 250,000 tutorials since its inception in 1987. This walk-in service is free and confidential. For more information, visit the Tutoring Center web site.
UMD AT SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE
UMD was represented by students, staff, and faculty at the Upper Midwest Campus Sustainability Conference and University of Minnesota Sustainability Leadership Workshop on Sept 23-24 at the University of Minnesota Morris campus.
Five UMD Students (Carl Berwald, Stacy Gerths, Nate Levendoski, Kevin Pexa, Lanae Smith), one staff member (Mindy Granley), and one faculty member (David Syring) attended Creating Change Together, the 2011 Upper Midwest Campus Sustainability Conference. Syring presented The Sustainable Agriculture Project at UMD (SAP@UMD), co-authored by Randy Hanson. Granley and Levendoski presented Lessons learned: effective sustainability communications on a lean budget. Pexa presented a poster about the UMD Students for Sustainable Agriculture Project.
Pexa, Smith, and Levendoski gave a 5-minute "Lightning Talk" on Reviving the UMD Farm. Gerths and Granley shared information through a "Lightning Talk" on Investing in energy savings: the UMD Green Revolving Fund.
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, 209 DAdB. Questions regarding transportation arrangements, reimbursement requirements, and this procedure should be directed to Greg Sather, UMD Business Office or call 218-726-6137.
HOMECOMING CAMPUS DECORATING CONTEST
This year's homecoming theme is This is Bulldog Country. All UMD departments and student group offices are encouraged to enter. For more information about categories and prizes, contact Christina Geissler in Student Activities. Groups must sign up with Christina Geissler no later than Mon., Oct. 10.
KUMD's fall membership pledge drive runs through Sun., Oct. 9.
Tune in Sat., Oct. 8 at 4 pm for a 2-hour "Highway 61 Revisited" celebrating 20 years with host and show creator John Bushey, including listener favorites, inside information, and interviews with Bushey and special guests.
Visit UMD Stores for hours and merchandise information.
UMD Stores has promotions and events year round.
Faculty and Staff News
NEWS FROM FACULTY AND STAFF
Eve Browning, professor, Department of Philosophy, reviewed the book Xenophon's Mirror of Princes: Reading the Reflections, by Vivenne Gray, in the Sept. 2011 volume of Bryn Mawr Classical Review.
Shane Courtland, assistant professor, Department of Philosophy, has been appointed director of the Center for Ethics and Public Policy. The center is housed in the UMD Department of Philosophy, and its mission is to promote "discussion and understanding of ethics and policy issues. The center fulfills its mission primarily through organizing public programs. The programs aim to be balanced and represent a diversity of views, especially through panel discussions involving the UMD and regional community."
Julie Etterson, associate professor, Department of Biology, received a $1.199 million grant from the National Science Foundation for a four-year study, Project Baseline, a living plant genome reserve for the study of evolution. Etterson, principal investigator, joins Steven Franks, Fordham University; Susan Mazer, University of California, Santa Barbara; and Ruth G. Shaw, Duke University who will serve as co-principal investigators. The UMD budget is $816,200.
Thomas R. Hrabik, associate professor, Department of Biology, was elected president of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.
Jean “Rudy” Perrault, associate professor, Department of Music, will be honored with the Gallery of Success Award from Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University (his alma mater) on Fri., Oct. 14. A portrait of him will be unveiled in the Great Court of Mitten Hall.
Eun-Kyung Suh, associate professor, Department of Art and Design, was commissioned by the Weisman Art Museum on the U of M Twin Cities campus to create a new work in relation to the collection for the exhibition, "Sympathies." Suh agreed to work with WAM’s renowned traditional Korean furniture. "Sympathies" is a part of the Weisman’s yearlong focus on the collection and addresses the popular question of the relevance of museum collections in the 21st century and will run through May 20, 2012. The Weisman Art Museum reopened to the public on Oct. 2, following a major expansion designed by Frank Gehry.
Natural Resources Research Institute
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Large Lakes Observatory
Jay Austin, associate professor, Department of Physics and LLO, and Matt James, assistant scientist LLO, continue an active program of Autonomous Underwater Glider (AUG) operations in Lake Superior, having undertaken five deployments for a total of over 600km of surveying this summer and collecting over 6800 vertical profiles of data on lake temperature, chlorophyll content, organic matter content, turbidity, and oxygen concentrations. It is the world's only active freshwater AUG. Several more deployments are planned through the rest of the year.
Stephanie Guildford, associate professor, Department of Biology and LLO, was co-editor of a special issue of the Journal of Great Lakes Research (vol. 37, supp. 1) entitled “Lake Simcoe and its Watershed: Multiple Stressors and Management Challenges.” Guildford and Robert Hecky, professor, Department of Biology and LLO, were authors or co-authors of four articles in this issue.
Hecky was co-editor of a special issue of the Journal of Great Lakes Research (vol. 37, supp. 3) entitled “Lakes and Fisheries of Malawi: Reconciling Livelihoods and Aquatic Ecosystem Resilience.” Hecky, Guildford, and Messias Macuiane, PhD student in Water Resources Science at LLO, were authors or co-authors of seven articles in this publication.
Thomas Johnson, Regents professor, Department of Geological Sciences and LLO, convened a session on tropical climate history at the 5th International Conference on Limnogeology (Konstanz, Germany in August) and presented recent results on the temperature history of Lake Malawi.
Sergei Katsev, assistant professor, Department of Physics and LLO, presented work on Lake Superior sediment geochemistry at the Goldschmidt 2011 Conference in Prague, Czech Republic in August and was invited to present a seminar at the NordCEE Center for Earth Evolution, University of South Denmark.
Josef Werne and Elizabeth Minor, both associate professors, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and LLO, made presentations and chaired sessions at the International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry (IMOG), in Interlaken, Switzerland in mid-September.
Minor also gave an invited seminar on her Lake Superior research at ETH in Zurich.
MEDICAL SCHOOL NEWS
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Kerry Fierke, assistant professor, presented “Exploration of Personal Leadership to Improve the Pharmacists’ Role in the Healthcare Team” at the Arrowhead meeting of the Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) held September 8 in Duluth, Minn.
Ahmed Heikal, associate professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences (adjunct), gave oral presentations at two international conferences in September. He presented “Single Molecule Studies of Bodipy-FTY720 Immune Suppressor in Biomembranes” at the 17th International Workshop on Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Ultra Sensitive Analysis in the Life Sciences, held Sept. 7-9, in Berlin, Germany. This was co-authored by two of his students at UMD: Dhanushka Wickramasinghe (graduate) and Jillian Bartusek (undergraduate).
Heikel also presented "Multiscale Dynamics of Single Molecules in Biomimetic Crowding” at the 12th Conference on Methods and Applications of Fluorescence (MAF-12) held Sept. 11-14 in Strasbourg, France. This was also co-authored by his UMD students: Robb Welty (graduate), Jacob Bentley, (undergraduate), and Dhanushka Wickramasinghe (graduate).
Heikal will serve as co-editor for a book entitled Natural Biomarkers for Cellular Metabolism: Biology, Techniques, and Applications which will be published by Taylor & Francis Group. Vladimir Ghukasyan (Neurosceicence Research Center, Cell and Developmental Biology Department, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) is the other editor for this book.
As an outreach to the Duluth community, Heikal wrote an Op-Ed for the Duluth News Tribune entitled "The America That I know," which was published on Sept. 6.
Debbie Sisson, assistant professor, presented “75th Anniversary of Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists” at the Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting held Sept.16, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. On Sept. 19, Sisson presented a poster, "Pharmaceutical Toxins: The Effects on the Fetus—Education for Special Education Staff and Teachers," at the 8th Annual Women's Health Research Conference in Minneapolis, Minn.
Sisson was named co-chair of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Section Advisory Group (SAG) on Small and Rural Hospitals.
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