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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 through Sun. Mar. 4, 2012.

Clay + Print, works by Paul Andrew Wandless, will be on display from Tues., Nov. 8 through Sun., January 8, 2012. Wandless will give a lecture, as part of the Department of Art & Design Visual Lecture series, on Tues., Nov. 29 at 6 pm in MonH 70. For information about the Visual Lecture series, contact the Department of Art and Design or call 218-726-8225.

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

Student shows will be featured throughout the year: 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

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.

The Jazz Scholarship Concert, with the Jazz Ensembles and Big Time Jazz Orchestra, will perform on Wed., Nov. 2 at 7:30 pm in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

The Senior High Honor Band, conducted by guest composer John Mackey, will perform on Fri., Nov. 4 at 7 pm.

The Senior High Honor Bands Concert, featuring the Maroon Band and the Gold Band, will perform on Sat., Nov. 5 at 4 pm in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform on Sun., Nov. 6 at 3 pm.

A faculty artist recital featuring Theodore A. Schoen, clarinet, and Tracy Lipke-Perry, piano, will be held on Mon., Nov. 7 at 7:30 pm.

"Mozart's Women and Cosi Fan Tutte," a pre-performance event with Dr. Regina Zona and UMD opera singers will be held on Thurs., Nov. 10 at 6:30 pm in the Tweed Museum of Art. The ticket price includes the lecture, hors d'oeuvres, valet parking, and a ticket to the opera. Tickets are $50 per person.

The comic opera Cosi Fan Tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, directed by Regina Zona and conducted by Jean R. Perrault, will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 10; Fri., Nov. 11; and Sat., Nov. 12. All performances are at 7:30 pm.

The Brass Chamber Recital, conducted by Tom Pfotenhauer, will be held on Sun., Nov. 13 at 3 pm.

The Jazz Combos Concert will be held on Tues., Nov. 15 at 7:30 pm.

An Ovation Guest Artist Series Concert with Timothy Eddy, cello, and Gilbert Kalish, pianist, will be held on Thurs., Nov. 17 at 7:30 pm.

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


Athletics

FOOTBALL

The UMD Football team will play Northern State on Sat., Oct. 22 (Homecoming) at 1 pm, Minnesota- Crookston on Sat., Nov. 5 at 1 pm and Minnesota State Mankato on Sat., Nov. 12 at 1 pm. Games will be played in Malosky Stadium.

HOCKEY-MEN'S

The UMD Men's Hockey team will play Bemidji State on Thurs., Oct. 28 and Fri., Oct. 29 at 7:07 pm. They will play Alaska Anchorage on Fri., Nov. 11 and Sat., Nov. 12 at 7:07 pm. They will play Minnesota State-Mankato on Fri., Nov. 18 at 7:37 pm and Sat., Nov. 19. at 7:07 pm. Games will be played at Amsoil Area.

HOCKEY-WOMEN'S

The UMD Women's Hockey team will play Wisconsin on Fri., Oct. 21 and Sat., Oct. 22 at 7:07 pm. They will play North Dakota on Fri., Oct. 29 and Sat., Oct. 30 at 3:07 pm. They will play Bemidji State on Sat. Nov. 19 and Sun. Nov. 20 at 3:07 pm. Games will be played at Amsoil Area.

SOCCER

The UMD Soccer team will play 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.

VOLLEYBALL

The UMD Volleyball team will play Northern State on Fri., Oct. 28 at 7 pm, and University of Mary on Sat., Oct. 29. at 4 pm. They will play Concordia St. Paul on Tues., Nov. 1 at 7 pm, Southwest Minnesota State on Fri., Nov. 11 at 7 pm, and Minnesota State-Mankato on Sat., Nov. 12 at 4 pm. All games will be played in the Romano Gymnasium.

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


Lectures/Workshops/Classes


MULTICULTURAL CENTER EVENTS

The Brown Bag Lunch Lecture "Body Love and Size Acceptance" presented by Linda Gokee-Rindal, sponsored by Women's Resource and Action Center, will be held on Wed., Oct. 19 at noon in KSC 268.

The Sweetest Sound, sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement will be shown on Wed., Oct. 19 at 3 pm in Chem 150.

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 Fall Drag Show, sponsored by Queer and Allied Students Union, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 pm in the Kirby Ballroom.

The film The Unreturned, sponsored by Office of Culture Diversity, will be shown on Sat., Oct. 22 at 7:30 pm in BohH 90.

A Multicultural Center exhibition: “Dia de los Muertos,” Day of the Dead, sponsored by Latino/Chicano Student Programs and Latino/Chicano Student Association, will be on display from Mon., Oct. 24 to Fri., Nov. 4 in the Multicultural Center.

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.

A Civic Engagement Forum, sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement and the Office of Cultural Diversity, will be held on Tues., Oct. 25 at 6 pm in the Kirby Lounge.

The Clothesline Project Workshop, sponsored by UMD Women’s Resource and Action Center, will be held on Wed., Oct. 26 noon in KSC 268.

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.

"Take a Stand, Rock Your Voice" rally will take place on Fri., Oct. 28 from noon to 1 pm outside of Malosky stadium. There will be music and performances. The event is open to the community, students, faculty, and staff and is organized by a number of student groups and UMD departments and programs. Participants are invited to take a stand to support the UMD strategic plan goals of inclusion, diversity, and safety on campus. For more information, contact Tory White.

The film RACE: The Power of an Illusion: The House We Live In Explores, sponsored by Office of Cultural Diversity and the Diversity Commission, will be shown on Tues., Nov. 1 at noon in KSC 273.

The film First Do No Harm, sponsored by Access for All, will be shown on Tues., Nov. 1 at 3 pm in KSC 273B.

The film The West Stories of the Native American, sponsored by Office of Cultural Diversity and the Diversity Commission, Tues., Nov. 8 at noon in KSC 273.

An Epilepsy Art Show reception, sponsored by Access of All and the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, will be held on Tues., Nov. 8, at 4:30 pm in KSC 268.

The Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Natural Birth Options presented by Teri Kesti of Northland Birth Center, sponsored by Women’s Resource & Action Center, will be held on Wed., Nov. 9 at noon in KSC 268.

The film Armadillo Danish, sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement, will be shown on Thurs., Nov. 10 at 6 pm in MonH 70.

The play Land of Plenty: How did you come to be here? will be performed on Fri. Nov. 11 and Sat., Nov. 12 at 7 pm at Marshall Performing Arts Center. To purchase tickets, visit Brown Paper Tickets or call 1-800-838-3006. This event is sponsored by Diversity Commission, School of Fine Arts, Commission on Women, Office of Cultural Diversity, The Echoes of Peace Choir College of Liberal Arts, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, Labovitz School of Business & Economics, College of Education and Human Services Professions, Department of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Life, and Office of Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

The International Taste of UMD, sponsored by International Club, will be held on Sat., Nov. 12 at 1 pm at Hope United Methodist Church, 301 West St. Marie.

The film In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee, sponsored by Office of Cultural Diversity and the Diversity Commission, will be shown on Tues., Nov. 15 at noon in KSC 273.

A self defense workshop presented by Chris Correla of North Shore Taekwondo will be held on Tues., Nov. 15 on 3:30 pm in Sports and Health Center 150A For more information the UMD Women’s Resource and Action Center for more detail information at 218-726-6292.

The Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Sexual Assault: It’s Not Your Fault presented by Em Westerlund of Program to Aid Victims of Sexual Assault, sponsored by Women’s Resource & Action Center, will be held on Wed., Nov. 16 at noon in KSC 268.

A self defense workshop presented by Chris Correla of North Shore Taekwondo will be held on Thurs., Nov. 17 at 3:30 pm in SpHC 150A. For more information, contact the UMD Women’s Resource and Action Center at 218-726-6292.

The Annual Asian Cultural Show: “How We Came to Be Here,” hosted by UMD’s Asian Pacific American Student Association and sponsored by Asian Pacific American Association, will be held on Sat., Nov. 19, at 6:30 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. For more information, contact Hli Vang or call 218-726-6335.

For more information, contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward.

ALWORTH EVENTS

The International Lecture
"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.

"Why Obama Won the Peace Prize: Legitimacy in the International System" by Mary Durfee, associate professor, Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University, will be presented on Wed., Nov. 2 at 7 pm in the Library Rotunda.


The International Brown Bag Lunch Lecture
"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, and 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.

"Photos and Stories about South African Women Wilderness" by Helen Morgan-Rallis, associate professor, UMD Department of Education will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 3 at noon in the Library Rotunda.

"Mobility: Access, Sustainability, Nature-based Outdoor Recreation and Geo-tourism - Stories from Scandinavia" by Tom Beery, assistant professor, UMD Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 10 at noon in the Library Rotunda.

"Visions of India" by Ellen Vaagen, recipient of the 2010 Alworth Institute Study Abroad Scholarship, UMD Anthropology and Environmental Studies student, will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 17 at noon in the Library Rotunda.

Alworth Special Events

United Nations Day Celebration: Learn more about the United Nations on Mon., Oct. 24 from 10 am to 2 pm at the United Nations table in the Kirby Commons.

Alworth Institute International Reading Group presents a discussion of the book Istanbul: Memories and the City by Noble Prize winner Orhan Pamuk on Thurs., Nov. 3 at 7 pm in KSC 311. This book group is open to all and meets three times throughout 2011-2012. New members are welcome at any time. Selections for spring 2012 are The Wall Jumper by Peter Schneider, After the Wall by Jana Hensel and The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care by T.R. Reid.

International Education Week: The UNESCO World Heritage Sites Photo Identification Contest will be held on the first floor of Cina Hall from Nov. 14-18. Entry forms available at the Alworth Institute office 109 Cina Hall. Prizes will be awarded.

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


PLANETARIUM

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium offers free public shows every Wed. and Fri. evening at 7 pm. The Planetarium presents the following: "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 7pm, "The Planots: the Dwarf Planets" on Oct. 28 at 7 pm, "Stargazing" on Nov. 2 and 4 at 7 pm, "Black Holes" on Nov. 9 at 7 pm, "Relativity" on Nov. 11 and 16 at 7 pm and "Bad Science in Sci-Fi" on Nov. 18 and 23 at 7 pm. Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more.

On Sat., Oct. 15, 22, 29 at 2 pm, the Planetarium will host a matinee "Larry, Cat in Space," which is suitable for younger audiences. It will also present "Voyager" on Sat. Oct.15, 22, 29 at 7 pm.


DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES EVENTS

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 presented on Thurs., Oct. 20 at 3:30 pm.

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

The lecture "Biogeochemical records of past climate change from large tropical lakes" by Jim Russell, associate professor and director of research, Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University, will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 3 at 3:30 pm.

The lecture "How Slow Can Life Go? Lessons from Subseafloor Life" by Steve D'Hondt, professor of Oceanography, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Distinguished Lecturer, will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 10 at 3:30 pm.

The lecture "Metamorphic and oceanic core complexes" by Christian Teyssier, professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 17 at 3:30 pm.

All lectures are held in LSci 175, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the Department of Geological Sciences.


RECREATIONAL SPORTS OUTDOOR PROGRAM

RSOP is offering the following events: "Animals at Night" on Thurs., Oct. 20 from 7-9 pm; "Outdoor Survival Skills" on Sat., Oct. 22 from 12-5 pm, and "Build Your Own Snowshoes" on Thurs., Nov. 3 from 6-9 pm.

For more info and registration, visit RSOP.


DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

The lecture "Membranes, Proteins, Curves and Clusters: From Physics to Disease" by Jonathan Sachs, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, will be presented on Fri., Oct. 21 from 3-4 pm.

A lecture by Joe Johnson, UMD Chemistry & Biochemistry, will be presented on Fri., Oct. 28 from 3-4 pm.

A lecture by Minh Nguyen, DEA forensic chemist, will be presented on Fri., Nov. 4 from 3-4 pm.

A lecture by Donald Poe, UMD Chemistry & Biochemistry, will be presented on Fri., Nov. 11 from 3-4 pm.

A lecture will be presented on Fri., Nov. 18 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
A lecture by Jerry Cohen will be presented on Fri., Oct. 21 at 3:15 pm.

The lecture "Ecological Studies in Micobacteria and Myxobacteria" by John Dahl, assistant professor, Department of Biology, will be presented on Fri., Oct. 28 at 3:15 pm.

A lecture by Lisa Shimmenti will be presented on Fri., Nov. 4 at 3:15 pm.

A lecture "Regulation of Morphogenesis and ciracidan cycling in the developing zebrafish brain by Jennifer Liang, assistant professor, Department of Biology, will be presented on Fri., Nov. 11 at 3:15 pm.

All lectures are held in LSci 185, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the Department of Biology.


VISUAL LECTURE SERIES

Paul Wandless, artist, will give a lecture on Tues., Nov. 29 at 6 pm in MonH 70.

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


SPECIAL EVENTS

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.


HOMECOMING

UMD Homecoming: This is Bulldog Country will be celebrated through Oct. 22. The week is highlighted by various events, including cardboard boat races, a pep rally on campus, football tailgating, 50th year class reunion events, 5K trail run, chariot races, and more. For a complete list of activities, visit Homecoming Events. Questions can be directed to traditions@d.umn.edu.


FOOD WEEK EVENTS

A series of free and open to the public Food Week Events will be held:

Fall Sustainability Fair – Wed., Oct. 19, noon-5 pm in the Kirby Bus Hub: The fair features discussions and presentations that focus on rethinking food systems and will highlight the progress of sustainability efforts in the community.

Fall Sustainability Fair presentations include:
2 pm - Got Apples? The UMD Orchard, by Cindy Hale in the UMD Multicultural Center, Kirby 264. Hale will discuss projects at the UMD Orchard including efforts to restore it since the UMD Sustainable Agriculture Project formed in fall 2009.

3 pm - A Food Desert in Duluth? by Adam Pine and John Bennett in the UMD Griggs Center: After qualitative and quantitative research was conducted in the local shopping community in Lincoln Park/West End, barriers to food access were recognized. The research was used to make recommendations on steps that could be taken to increase access to fresh and healthy food in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

4 pm - Bringing Farming Back to the UMD Farm, by Randy Hanson in the UMD Griggs Center: The Sustainable Agriculture Project @ UMD's Vegetable Fields represents an ongoing partnership between UMD Dining Services and SAP. In 2011, they collaborated on what the Dining Services could use, contracted with area farmers on seedlings, and worked with UMD students on planting, maintaining and harvesting the garden.

Champ's Choice – Food Services has partnered with UMD Employee Health & Wellness Center and is now offering new healthy eating program called Champ's Choice. On Wed., Oct. 19-Fri., Oct. 21, Champ will be handing out coupons for free local apples and carrots (redeemable in the Food Court).

UMD Farmer’s Market – Wed., Oct. 19, 1:30-4:30 pm in Kirby Plaza: A special Market in the Plaza featuring Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association vendors.

Robert Kenner Lecture – Thurs., Oct. 20, 8 pm in the Romano Gym: Robert Kenner, producer of the documentary Food, Inc., will speak about the film, which examines corporate farming in America. A question and answer session with Kenner will follow the lecture. This event will be interpreted in American Sign Language.

For more information, contact Rachel M. Gilbertson, UPlan health coach/health educator, UMD Employee Health and Wellness Center, or call 218-726-6753.


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. 200. 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 before Fri., Oct. 21. 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.

An At-Large City Council Candidate Panel will be held on Thurs., Oct. 27 from 2-3 pm in the Kirby Lounge. Candidates scheduled to be in attendance are Linda Krug, Emily Larson, Tim Riley, and Chad Smith. A moderated discussion will be followed by questions from audience members. Attendees have an opportunity to win a free American Democracy Project t-shirt.


SOCIAL WORK DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE

The Department of Social Work is holding an open house to provide information about the UMD Master of Social program on Mon, Oct. 24 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in BohH 220.

For information about the Master of Social Work degree, contact Rita Ohman at 218-726-8497.


UMD CED 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION RECEPTION

A reception to celebrate UMD's 30-year relationship with the U.S. Small Business Administration hosting the Northeast Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the UMD Center for Economic Development's 25 years of service to Northeast Minnesota as the SBDC will be held on Thurs., Oct. 27 at the DECC Harborside Ballroom from 4-6 pm. Eric Kaler, University of Minnesota president and UMD Chancellor Lendley C. Black will make opening remarks. Featured speakers include Kjell R. Knudsen, UMD Labovitz School of Business and Economics dean, and Nancy Libersky, U.S. Small Business Administration Minnesota director.

To register, visit the CED Celebration website or call 218-726-7298.


NEMBA READINGS - MEET THE AUTHORS

Three authors who won the 2011 Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA) will read from their works on Thurs., Oct. 27 from 6:30-8 pm in the UMD Library Rotunda. The authors are: Connie Wanek, author of On Speaking Terms, winner in the category of Poetry; Peter Geye, author of Safe from the Sea, winner in Fiction; and Dennis Herschbach, author of Brown Sugar Syrup and Jack Pine Sand, winner in Memoir/Creative Nonfiction. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The NEMBAs are announced each June and honor writers whose books substantially represent the Northeastern region. The NEMBAs are sponsored by the UMD Library and Friends of the Duluth Public Library with support from Lake Superior Writers. Nominations for the 24th annual NEMBA awards open in November. For more information, call 218-726-7889 or visit the NEMBA web page.


UMD ZOMBIE FEST

Six professors from four UMD colleges will present a one-evening symposium on the topic of “Zombies" on Thurs., Oct. 27 in BohH 90 at 7 pm. John Schwetman, Department of English, will discuss will discuss the “zombie” as a literary trope tied to the Apocalypse; Scott Carlson, Department of Psychology will discuss how modern psychiatric definitions of what constitutes a mental disorder would apply to “zombie-ism”; John Dahl, Department of Biology, will discuss the discovery of prion-associated infectious diseases; Tim Craig, Department of Biology, will discuss how parasites can take over the brains of insects and other animals to manipulate their hosts for their own purposes; David Cole, Department of Philosophy, will discuss the "ethics of killing zombies"; and Edward Downs, Department of Communication, will discuss the history of zombie-themed video games.

For more information, contact John Dahl or call 218-726-6614.


A SALUTE TO LAKE SUPERIOR'S SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES

Join Minnesota Sea Grant and Chancellor Lendley C. Black on Tues., Nov. 1 at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus from 4-6:30 pm for a Salute to Lake Superior's Sustainable Fisheries. The event is a tribute to the people involved in managing, harvesting, selling, studying, and preparing Lake Superior's commercially harvested fish. It is also a tribute to Sea Grant founder Athelstan Spilhaus who would have been 100 years old in November 2011. Ten of the Midwest's finest chefs will be competing for $1,000 and American Culinary Federation honors.The winners of Spilly's Recipe Contest will also be announced.

For tickets and more information, visit the Minnesota Sea Grant website.


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”; 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.

Attend a performance of Land of Plenty: How did you come to be here? on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 at 7 pm in Marshall Performing Arts Center. To purchase tickets, visit Brown Paper Tickets or call 1-800-838-3006.


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. Starting Oct. 25, the site is open on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm; first tour begins at 10 am, and last tour begins at 3 pm. Weekday tours are available upon request, based on availability. For information, call 218-726-8910.

Students, faculty, staff, and their families are invited to carve pumpkins the week of Oct. 17-21 for the "Jack O' Lantern Spooktacular." As a thank you, carvers will receive a free ticket to the event. To sign up, contact Lori Melton or call 218-726-8921.

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

HUMAN RESOURCES EVENTS

The workshop "Creating a Respectful Workplace" will be held on Wed., Oct. 19 at 10 am in the UMD Garden Room. To register, visit the registration website.

"Getting to Know UMD Programs and Services" will be held on Tues., Oct. 25 from 10 am-12:30 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. Faculty, staff and their family members are invited to learn more about the services and programs available on the UMD campus.

The workshop "Managing Sexual Misconduct Issues" will be held on Tues., Oct. 25 from 1-3 pm in KSC 355-357. To register, visit the registration website.

For more information, visit the Human Resources website.


JUST US

The workshop "Creating an Inclusive Climate" will be held on Fri., Oct. 21 from noon-1:30 pm. The workshop "Walking the Tightrope: Ally or Champion" will be held on Fri. Nov. 18 from 8:30-10 am. All sessions meet 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.


IDS EVENTS

The workshop "Making Grading Easier" will be held on Mon., Oct. 24 from noon-1 pm. The workshop "Velcro Learning" will be held on Tues., Nov. 8 from 9-10:30 am. All sessions meet in KSC 268.

Register with Jason Ellis or call 218-726-6214. For information on IDS events, visit Instructional Development Services.


FOOD WEEK EVENTS

The UMD Employee Health and Wellness Center Open House will be held on Mon., Oct. 24, from noon-2 pm in KSC 107. Employees and their families are invited to learn more about the services offered by the Employee Health and Wellness Center.

Canning 101: Winter Fruit! – Tues., Oct. 25, noon-12:45 pm in SpHC 119: Employees are invited to this hands-on demonstration of the boiling water canning method presented by Candice Richards, associate director, Facilities Management. Richards recently completed a Master Food Preserver program through University of Wisconsin Extension.

For more information about these events, contact Rachel M. Gilbertson, UPlan health coach/health educator, UMD Employee Health and Wellness Center, 218-726-6753.


TECH TUESDAYS

The following Tech Tuesdays at 2 pm will take place in the Viz Lab - MPAC 154: "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.


HEALTH SERVICES EVENTS

Flu Clinics will be held on Wed., Oct. 26 from 10 am-3 pm in the Kirby Student Lounge and on Wed., Nov. 2 from 10 am-2:30 pm at the Employee Benefits Fair (see below) 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.


UMD BENEFITS AND HEALTH FAIR

The UMD Benefits and Health Fair will be held on Wed., Nov. 2 from 10-2:30 pm in Kirby Ballroom. Employees can talk to the medical and dental plan representatives about plan options, visit with retirement plan, disability, and life insurance representatives, and participate in health promotion opportunities. Open enrollment runs Nov. 1-30.

For more information, visit the Benefits and Health Fair website.


TECH TALK PLUS

Tech Talk Plus will be held on Fri., Nov. 11 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. RSVP to Leane Rutherford or call 218-726-6207.

For information on Tech Talk Plus events, visit Instructional Development Services.


Campus News

Academic News

JOYCELYN DORSCHER HONORED

Joycelyn Dorscher, MD, director of UMD's Center of American Indian and Minority Health, has been named a Woman of Distinction by the Duluth YWCA and will be honored at a luncheon ceremony on Wed., Nov. 2 at 11:45 p.m. at the DECC in the Harborside Ballroom.

The YWCA of Duluth hosts its Women of Distinction Awards luncheon annually to publicly honor and recognize women from Duluth who have made significant contributions related to the Y’s mission: dedicated to the elimination of racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The nominees are evaluated on their leadership, overcoming adversity, role modeling, and contributions to community.

To register for the luncheon ceremony, call Tracy Johnson at 218-722-7425 ext. 113.


UMD LABOUNTY ENTREPRENEUR COMPETITION

Full-time students in any major are encouraged to submit a one-page business idea that summarizes a product or service, why it will be successful, and how it will make money, along with a simple registration form to LSBE Student Affairs (LSBE 111A). All business idea summaries will be kept confidential. Entries are due by Wed., Oct. 26 at 3:30 pm. After being reviewed by faculty, entrepreneurs, and investors, winners will be announced at the Entrepreneurship Club meeting on Wed., Nov. 9, at noon in LSBE 165. The top five entries will receive $100.

For more information, contact Entrepreneurship Club President Casey Larson.


CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The UMD Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) invites faculty and instructors to present 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 new deadline for submitting a proposal to present a concurrent session or a poster session is Fri., Nov. 14.

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


Administration News

FOOD SERVICES NEWS

The Food Service Department has partnered with the Office of Sustainability and the UMD Employee Health and Wellness Center to make eco-friendly changes and offer healthier dining options.

This summer, Food Services received over 4000 pounds of vegetables from the UMD Farm from July-mid September. They also used produce from the Food Services edible garden, which was located outside of Center Court's windows. This fall, they served apples from the UMD Orchard in the Food Court and Dining Center. The Catering Department has made changes to "Going Green" and soon their non-food items will be 100% compostable. Food Services will soon be starting a pilot program with the Office of Sustainability for composting.

Food Services is now offering new healthy eating program called Champ's Choice. This program will help individuals select healthier food choices. On Wed., Oct. 19-Fri., Oct. 21, Champ will be handing out coupons for free local apples and carrots (redeemable in the Food Court).

For more information, visit the Food Services website.  


SPRING SEMESTER ROOM RESERVATIONS IN KIRBY STUDENT CENTER

Reservations for the use of Kirby Student Center during Spring Semester, 2012 are now being accepted from all UMD Departments. Priority reservations are accepted by lottery with a submission deadline of Nov. 1 for departments. A maximum of five (5) reservation requests from each department will be accepted. One form is required for each reservation request submitted. Additional requests for Spring Semester may be made after Nov. 15.

Please visit the Kirby website to submit your reservation requests and view the reservation policy. Questions may be directed to Reserve Kirby.


KUMD

“The Maroon Loon," a weekly UMD hockey round-up, kicks off its second season on KUMD. "The Maroon Loon" is hosted this season by UMD students Justin Capelle and Adam Broich on KUMD’s "The Basement" every Thursday at 9 p.m.

This season, KUMD is providing online streaming of all the UMD women’s hockey home games. The play-by-play is provided by long-time UMD women's hockey announcer Tom Hansen. To listen, click on the Bulldogs logo at 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


Linda LeGarde Grover,
associate professor, Department of American Indian Studies, will receive the Janet Heidinger Kafka Award for her book The Dance Boots at a ceremony and reading at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, on Thurs., Nov. 3. A reception and book signing will follow the award ceremony. The event is sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies.

Milan Kovacovic, associate professor, Department of Foreign Languages/Lit, recently published his memoir, Ma's Dictionary.

Ron Marchese, professor, Classics and Humanities, along with his co-authors, A. Konecny and V. Arvanatinos, have received a 12,000 Euro grant from the Austrian government for the publication of Plataiai: Survey und Ausgrabungen. The expected publication date is early 2012. The book, a historical and archaeological study of Plataiai, the ancient Greek city, has received early reviews and has been cited as a "major achievement in international scholarship and sets a new standard in the study of ancient Mediterranean cities." A number of UMD students participated in the excavations and survey featured in the book. In addition, many UMD students and faculty have visited the site during Marchese's annual summer Classical Study Tour.


Natural Resources Research Institute

NRRI NEWS

Bernie McMahon, research fellow, presented a poster titled “Popululus breeding and hybrid poplar development in Minnesota: A 16-Year Update” at the Poplar Council of Canada conference, held in Edmonton, Alberta, Sept. 19-22.

Larry Zanko, senior research fellow, gave a presentation titled "Research, Development and Marketing of Taconite Aggregate" at the MnROAD Research Conference TERRA Innovation Series, held in Minneapolis on Oct. 4.

Zanko gave a presentation titled "Taconite-enhanced pothole repair using portable microwave technology" at the 17th Annual Minnesota Fall Maintenance Expo held in St. Cloud on Oct.5.


Minnesota Sea Grant

SEA GRANT NEWS

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Large Lakes Observatory

LLO NEWS

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Medical School-Duluth

MEDICAL SCHOOL NEWS

Sixty first-year medical students of the University of Minnesota Medical School–Duluth Campus received their first white coats and recited an oath of humanism which they wrote for their class on Sat., Oct. 1. The event, called the White Coat Ceremony, was held in the Weber Music Hall. A special feature of the ceremony was the performance of the Center of American Indian and Minority Health Drum (group). Comprised of Native American students and medical school graduates, the Drum played and chanted honor and traveling songs. The keynote speaker was Dr. Charles Branch, class of 2011. The program was hosted by Gary L. Davis, Ph.D., regional campus dean, University of Minnesota Medical School–Duluth Campus. UMD Chancellor Black greeted the students.


Pharmacy Department

PHARMACY NEWS

Bjoern Bauer, assistant professor, organized and will moderate the symposium, "Intracellular Signaling Pathways of ABC Transporters: New Therapeutic Targets," at the 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists in Washington, DC, on Oct. 27.

Anika Hartz, assistant professor, will give an invited talk, “Blood-brain Barrier P-glycoprotein: A New Target in Alzheimer’s Disease?” at the 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists in Washington, DC, on Oct. 27.

Mark Schneiderhan, associate professor, and colleagues Cyrene Baskett and Faye Beth Pingry, presented a workshop titled “Spark in the Dark” at the 29th Annual St. Louis County Health & Human Service Conference on “How We are Changed by the Work We Do,” which was held Oct. 10-11 in Duluth, Minn.


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