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Clay + Print, works by Paul Andrew Wandless, will be on display through Sun., Jan. 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 more information about the Visual Lecture series, contact the Department of Art and Design or call 218-726-8225.
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.
Selections from the Glenn C. Nelson collection are on display throughout the year.
Student shows will be featured throughout the year: 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
An Ovation Guest Artist Series Concert
with Timothy Eddy, cello, and Gilbert Kalish, piano, will be held on Thurs., Nov. 17 at 7:30 pm.
A faculty artist recital featuring Tom Pfotenhauer, trumpet, and Gene Koshinski, percussion, will be held on Sun., Nov. 20 at 7:30 pm.
Guitar ensembles will be performed on Mon., Nov. 21 at 7:30 pm.
The Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Gene Koshinski, will be perform on Tues., Nov. 22 at 7:30 pm.
Sounds of the Season: Orchestras, conducted by Jean R. Perrault, will be performed on Sat., Dec. 3 at 7:30 pm.
Sounds of the Season: Choral Ensembles, conducted by Tina Thielen-Gaffe and Stanley R. Wold, will be performed on Sun., Dec. 4 at 1:30 pm.
Sounds of the Season: Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert band, conducted Mark Whitlock and Daniel W. Eaton, will be performed on Sun., Dec. 4 at 4 pm.
A woodwind chamber recital will be performed on Mon., Dec. 5 at 7:30 pm.
The Winter Big Band Concert, conducted by Ryan Frane and Tom Pfotenhauer, will be performed on Wed., Dec. 7 at 7:30 pm.
Vocal Jazz Lake Effect and Chill Factor, conducted by Tina Thielen-Gaffey, will be performed on Sat., Dec. 10 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 218-726-8561.
Target Behavior by Caity Shea Violette will be performed on Dec. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 pm and Dec. 4 at 2 pm at the Dudley Experimental Theatre, Marshall Performing Arts Center.
For information, call the UMD Box Office at 218-726-8561 or see the Department of Theatre website.
The UMD Men's Basketball team will play Wisconsin-Superior on Tues., Nov. 22 at 8 pm, Northern State on Fri., Dec. 16 at 8 pm, and U of Mary on Sat., Dec. 17 at 6 pm. Games will be played in the Romano Gymnasium.
The UMD Women's Basketball team will play Wisconsin-Superior on Tues., Nov. 22 at 6 pm, Northern State on Fri., Dec. 16 at 6 pm, and U of Mary on Sat., Dec. 17 at 4 pm. Games will be played in the Romano Gymnasium.
The UMD Football team will play Saginaw Valley State University on Sat., Nov. 19 at noon. The game will be played at Malosky Stadium.
The UMD Men's Hockey team 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.
The UMD Women's Hockey team will play Bemidji State on Sat. Nov. 19 at 3:07 pm and Sun. Nov. 20 at 3:07 pm. They will play St. Cloud State on Fri., Dec. 2 and Sat., Dec. 3 at 7:07 pm. Games will be played at Amsoil Area.
The Women's Track team will compete in the St. Scholastica Early Bird on Sat., Dec. 10 at 1 pm at the College of St. Scholastica.
For more information, contact the UMD Athletic Office at 218-726-7518.
The BRAINSTORMS Art Show,
sponsored by Access of All and the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, will be on display through Wed., Nov. 30 in the Multicultural Center.
Brown Bag: Sexual Assault: It’s Not Your Fault, presented by Em Westerlund of Program to Aid Victims of Sexual Assault and sponsored by Women’s Resource & Action Center, will be held on Wed., Nov. 16 at noon in KSC 268.
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.
A film, sponsored by the Office of Cultural Diversity Commission, will be shown on Tues., Nov. 22 at noon in KSC 273.
International Day to End Violence Against Women, sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, will be held on Mon., Nov. 28 all day in the Kirby Student Center.
The film The New Americans, sponsored by the Office of Cultural Diversity and the Diversity Commission, will be shown on Tues., Nov. 29 at noon in KSC 273.
The lecture "A Closer Look: Epilepsy," sponsored by Access for All, will be held on Tues., Nov. 29 at 3 pm in the Garden Room.
Brown Bag: Human Trafficking, presented by Shunu Shrestha of Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault and sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, will held on Wed., Nov. 30 at noon in KSC 268.
The film The Split Horn: Life of a Hmong Shaman in America, sponsored by APAA and Asian American Student Programs, will be shown on Thurs., Dec. 1 at noon in the Kirby Student Center. A discussion will follow.
World's Aid Day, sponsored by Women's Resources and Action Center, will be held on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 10am in the Kirby Commons.
Salsa Dancing, sponsored by Latino/ Chicano Student Organization, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 pm at the Maya Mexican Restaurant.
WRAC Holiday Party, sponsored by Women's Resources and Action Center, will be held on Wed., Dec. 7 at noon at the KSC 266.
On-Campus Volunteer Opportunity, sponsored by Student Engaged in Rewarding Volunteer Experiences, will be performed on Thurs., Dec. 8 at 10:30 am.
Kwanzaa, sponsored by Black Student Association, will be held on Sat., Dec. 10 at 5 pm at the Kirby Ballroom.
Brown Bag: Yoga and Relaxation, presented by Molly McManus of Yoga North and sponsored by Women's Resource and Action Center, will be held on Wed., Dec. 14 at noon at KSC 268.
For more information, contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward.
KIRBY LEADERSHIP EVENTS
"Get Going Now: Don't Wait for Opportunity to Find You," presented by Corbin Smyth, director, Kirby Student Center, will be presented on Wed., Nov. 16 at 4 pm in Kirby 268.
"A Moral Issue 'as Old as the Scriptures': John F. Kennedy and Civil Rights," presented by Professor Emeritus Neil Storch and sponsored by the University for Seniors, will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 17 at 4 pm in Kirby 268.
For more information, visit the Kirby Leadership Institute website.
International Brown Bag Lunch Lectures
"Visions of India" presented by Ellen Vaagen, recipient of the 2010 Alworth Institute Study Abroad scholarship and UMD Anthropology and Environmental Studies student, will be presented on Thurs., Nov. 17 at noon in the Library Rotunda.
"Trekking in Nepal" presented by Robert Flagler, retired UMD associate professor in Student Supports Services, will be presented on Thurs., Dec.1 at noon in the Library Rotunda.
"Connecting Sweden, Uganda and the U.S.: Global Connections though On-line" presented by Aydin Durgunoglu, professor in UMD Department of Psychology, will be presented on Thurs., Dec. 8 at noon in the Library Rotunda.
"Revisiting Politics in the United Kingdom: Evaluating the Work of the Coalition Government" presented by William Henderson, former director of the Alworth Institute, will be presented on Wed., Nov. 30 at 7 pm in the Library Rotunda.
"Rwanda Recovers: Reflections of a Peace Corp Volunteer" presented by Shawn Grund, U.S. Peace Corp volunteer and 2010 UMD College of Liberal Arts graduate, will be presented on Wed., Dec. 14 at 7 pm in Mon80.
Alworth Special Events
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 are available at the Alworth Institute office 109 Cina Hall. Prizes will be awarded.
A St. Andrew's Night Celebration, with a lecture on Scottish identity and Scottish nationalism, presented by William Henderson, former director of the Alworth Institute, will be held on Tues., Nov. 29 from 6-9:30 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. Dinner and local Scottish entertainment included. $30 per person. Reservations are required.
For more information, contact the Alworth Institute or call 218-726-7493.
DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES EVENTS
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.
The lecture "How do soils see rivers? Connecting hillslope geochemistry to tectonically-driven river incision" by Kyungsoo Yoo, assistant professor, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, will be presented on Thurs., Dec. 1 at 3:30 pm.
The lecture "Application of the H/V (Horizontal to Vertical Spectra Ratio) Passive Seismic Method In Minnesota Some Preliminary Insights" by Val Chandler, senior scientist, Minnesota Geological Survey, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, will be presented on Thurs., Dec. 15 at 3:30 pm.
All lectures are held in LSci 175, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the Department of Geological Sciences.
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
A lecture by Donald Poe, UMD Chemistry & Biochemistry, will be presented on Fri., Nov. 18 from 3-4 pm.
A lecture by Alexei Novikov, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, will presented on Fri., Dec. 9 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 "Thyroid hormone and brain development" by Grant Anderson, associate professor, Duluth Pharmacy Program University of Minnesota, will be presented on Fri., Nov. 18 at 3:15 pm.
A lecture by Gerald Ankley will be presented on Fri., Dec. 2 at 3:15 pm.
A lecture by John Meitzen will be presented on Fri., Dec. 9 at 3:15 pm.
All lectures are held in LSci 185, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the Department of Biology.
The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium offers free public shows every Wed. and Fri. evening. All shows begin at 7 pm, unless otherwise noted. The Planetarium presents the following: "Bad Science in Sci-Fi" on Nov. 18 and 23, "Evolution of the Sky" Nov. 25 and 30, "Stargazing Tonight" on Dec. 2 and 7, "UFO's: Fact or Fiction on Dec. 9, "AAS Presents: Stars" on Dec. 14, "Astronomy Lessons from Star Wars" on Dec. 16, and "Star of Bethlehem" on Dec. 21 and 23. Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more.
On Sat., Nov. 19 and 26 at 2 pm, the Planetarium will present a matinee geared towards younger audiences. "Larry, Cat in Space" is a cartoon about a curious cat who takes a trip to the moon. The Planetarium will also present "Lights Years from Andromeda" on Sat., Nov. 19 and 26 at 7 pm.
The Planetarium gift shop is now open on Wed. and Fri. from 3-8 pm. They offer educational gifts and toys, astronomy books, binoculars, small telescopes, glow-in-the-dark t-shirts, fleece jackets, coffee mugs, water bottles, Astronaut Ice Cream (freeze dried), and much more.
RECREATIONAL SPORTS OUTDOOR PROGRAM
RSOP is offering the following events: Canoe Paddle Making
on Mon., Nov. 28 and Mon., Dec. 5 from 6-9 pm,
on Wed., Nov. 30 from 6-8 pm, and Make Your Own Messenger Bag on Thurs., Dec. 1 from 6:30-9 pm.
For more info and registration, visit RSOP.
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.
BOULDER LAKE EVENTS
Boulder Lake will hold a Holiday Tree cut on Sat., Dec. 3 from 10 am-3:30 pm. Participants will enjoy a warm fire, music, free hot chocolate and cookies. All proceeds support educational programming at Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center which is a part of the Center for Environmental Education within UMD's Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
Boulder Lake is also offering the following events: Tracking Workshop on Sat., Dec. 17, Wilderness and Remote First Aid on Sat. and Sun., Jan. 7-8, Boulder Lake Ski Race & Snowshoe Stomp on Sun., Jan. 15, Up North Winter Sport Sampler - Courage Duluth on Sat., Jan. 21, JeeHaw Jaunt Skijoring Race on Sun., Jan. 22, Moonlight/Candlelit Ski or Snowshoe Family Fun Event on Fri., Feb. 3, Winter Tree and Shrub Identification on Sat., Feb. 11, and Nature Writing Workshop on Sat., Feb. 25.
For more information, including times, costs, registration, and driving directions, visit the Boulder Lake website, or contact John Geissler or call 218-721-3731.
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.
The Study Abroad Photo Contest winners will be on display through Nov. 30 in the Library display case leading to and from Kirby Plaza.
Visit the Study Abroad table on Wed., Nov. 16 from 10 am-2 pm in the Kirby Commons.
An information session: UMD Study in England Programme will be held on Thurs., Nov. 17 from 5-6 pm in LSBE 125.
For more information, visit IEO events or stop by Kirby Plaza 138.
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) DAY
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day: “GIS in Your Community” will be held on Thurs., Nov. 17 from 1-5:30 pm in the Kirby Rafters. A panel "Working in GIS: Education, Degrees, Certifications, Internships" will be held at 3 pm. The keynote address at 4 pm will feature David DiBiase, director of education at Esri, the GIS software industry leader. The event is open to all students, faculty, schools, and the community at large. Over twenty regional organizations will display maps and hold demonstrations on how geographic information systems technology is used in the community.
This event is a collaborative project between UMD Geographic Information Sciences Lab and the Northern Minnesota GIS Users Group. Funding was provided by the MN GIS/LIS Consortium, College of Liberal Arts, and Geographic Information Science Laboratory. For more information, please contact Stacey L. Stark, GISL director or call 218-726-7438.
LEADERSHIP PANEL DISCUSSION
Red Lake Tribal Chairman Buck Jourdain and Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Chairwoman Karen Diver will join Master of Tribal Administration and Governance (MTAG) students and UMD faculty and staff for a leadership panel discussion on Fri., Nov. 18, from 6-8 pm in Kirby Griggs Center. The panel will explore topics in tribal government today; leadership and ethics will constitute the mainstay of the discussion.
For more information, contact Tami Vatalaro in the Master of Tribal Adminstration and Governance Program, 218-726-7332.
GERMAN STUDIES EVENT
The film, On The Edge Of Heaven, by Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin will be shown at Zeitgeist Zinema on Sun., Nov. 20 at 5 pm. An introduction and discussion will be given by German Studies faculty. For more information, contact Gesa Zinn, associate professor, German Studies, at 218-726-8990.
AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES EVENT
A public presentation “Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England” by Jean M. O’Brien, professor, Department of History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, will be held Mon., Nov. 28 at 5 pm in the Library Rotunda. A reception will follow the presentation.
This event is sponsored by the Chancellor's Diversity Initiative, the American Indian Learning Resource Center, the American-Indian Student Organization, the Commission on Women, the Department of History and the Department of American Indian Studies. For more information, visit the Department of American Indian Studies website or call 218-726-8771.
CENTER FOR GENOCIDE, HOLOCAUST AND HUMAN RIGHTS EVENT
“A Tribute to Jack and Rochelle: Creating a Record of Holocaust Survival" will be presented by Lawrence Sutton at 3:30 pm on Thurs., Dec.1 in MonH 80. Sutton is a Minnesota author and the son of Holocaust survivors. Lawrence Sutin and his parents, Jack and Rochelle Sutin, wrote Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance. A reception and book-signing follows the presentation in the lobby of the Marshall Performing Arts Center.
The event is sponsored by the Center for Genocide, Holocaust and Human Rights and co-sponsored by the Alworth Institute. For information contact, Associate Professor Alexis Pogorelskin, Department of History or call 218-726-7548.
CENTER FOR ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY EVENT
The Center for Ethics and Public Policy is sponsoring a public lecture by Dave Benson, executive director of the Damiano Center, on Mon., Dec. 5 at 5 pm. The Lecture, "Poverty in Duluth: Alien Neighbors, Plastic Santas, and the Uncharted Future," will take place at UMD’s Library Rotunda. Benson has been with the Damiano Center for seven years and has also worked as a teacher, writer, editor, and naturalist. He is the author of over one hundred published articles and two award-winning books, Stories in Log and Stone: The Legacy of the New Deal in Minnesota State Parks, and Owls of the North: A Naturalist's Handbook. For more information, visit the Center for Ethics and Public Policy 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.
The UMD’s Commission on Women is seeking “How Did You Come To Be Here?” stories from women in academia. Send submissions to email@example.com and indicate if the story may be shared with the author's name, anonymously, or simply added to the archives. UMD's Instructional Development Service (IDS) will be choosing from the stories that may be shared for an article that will be published in the IDS Newsletter. All stories will be added to the Commission on Women's website
The historic Congdon estate, Glensheen mansion, 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.
Glensheen Holiday Brunches will be held on Sat. and Sun., Dec. 10 and 11 and Dec. 17 and 18 at 10 am. This event includes a tour of the decorated mansion and brunch, complete with a wassail toast.
Holiday Tea for Dolly and Me will be held on Sat., Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. Details. This tea for children, their dolls or bears, includes a special tour of the mansion, a program, and a tea.
For more information and reservations, visit the Glensheen website, email Glensheen, or call 218-726-8910.
Other Events - Faculty and Staff
"Pointing U in the Right Direction" is the theme of Facilities Management’s Customer Service Appreciation Week that runs through Fri., Nov. 18. Register once daily for prizes at Facilities Management’s Customer Service Desk at 241 DAdB. On Fri., Nov. 18 from 9-11 am, take a break with FM in the second floor lobby of the Darland Administration Building. The event will feature a flavored coffee bar and pumpkin bars. Everyone attending will receive a special gift. The week-long observance also includes a daily newsletter available on the Facilities Management website.
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT CUSTOMER APPRECIATION WEEK
HEALTH SERVICES EVENT
The annual Great American Smokeout will be held on Thurs., Nov. 17 from 10 am-2 pm in the Kirby Commons. Various organizations including the Student Health Advisory Committee, UMD Health Services, UMD Employee Health and Wellness, the College of Pharmacy, the American Lung Association, and Essentia Health Tobacco-Free Services will be on hand to answer questions. Each person handing in a pack of cigarettes will receive a “cold turkey” sub. There will also be a drawing for a $25 gift card to UMD Stores.
The annual Student Health Fair will be held on Wed., Dec. 7 in the Kirby Rafters from 11 am-2 pm. A wide variety of student health information will be available.
For more information about these events, visit the Health Services website.
The workshops "Walking the Tightrope: Ally or Champion" will be held on Fri. Nov. 18 from 8:30-10 am and "Understanding Privilege" will be held on Fri., Dec. 9 from 12-1:30 pm. 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.
The workshops "Fostering Critical Thinking" will be held on Mon., Nov. 21 from 12-1 pm and "Active Learning Strategies" will be held on Mon., Dec. 12. All sessions meet in the KSC 268.
Register with Jason Ellis or call 218-726-6214. For information on IDS events, visit Instructional Development Services.
The fall Campus Assembly meeting will be held on Tues., Nov. 22, in Kirby Ballroom. A social time begins at 1:30 pm, and the meeting will follow promptly at 2 pm. For more information, contact Wendy J. Larrivy, Office of the Chancellor, or call 218-726-7507.
KIRBY STUDENT CENTER BLOOD DRIVEMemorial Blood Centers will hold a blood drive on Thurs., Dec. 1 in the Kirby Bus Hub from 8 am-4 pm. Call Michele Keil at 218-740-1541 to sign up or schedule online.
TECH TALK PLUS
Tech Talk Plus will be held on Thurs,. Dec. 8 and Wed,. Dec. 21 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.
HUMAN RESOURCE EVENTThe workshop "21 Days to a Green Life" will be held on Tues., Dec. 20 from noon-12:45 pm in the KSC 323. The event is free for faculty and staff. For more information, contact Rachel Gilbertson.
NAME THE FARMING COLLABORATIVE
The UMD Sustainable Ag Farm is asking for submissions in naming the farming collaborative. The collaborative includes a vegetable garden, ethno-botany garden, teacher training garden, composts, soil research, orchards, and more, and consists of faculty, staff, students, community members, and sustainable food enthusiasts. The winning title will explain what they do, be marketable, and look good on a label. Email suggestions to Alyssa Peoples, community health program coordinator, UMD Office of Civic Engagement by Thurs., Nov. 17.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Office for Public Engagement (OPE) seeks proposals for the Engaged Department Grant Program which supports departmental or academic program teams that wish to develop or strengthen researchfocused or teaching-focused university/community engagement initiatives for faculty and/or students. The purpose of this initiative is to advance the institutionalization of public engagement at the University of Minnesota by furthering the integration of public engagement into the programmatic features of academic departments. Request for proposals are available on the OPE website. Proposals are due by 5 pm on Fri., Dec. 9, 2011. For more information, contact Kate Kent.
NEW PROJECTS: OFFICE OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
The P.A.L. (Promoting Academic Learning) project will focus on mobilizing UMD students to complete 20 hours of mentoring and tutoring in the Duluth Public Schools as a form of community-based learning. For more information, contact Michelle Hargrave.
The Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) strives to educate students to be civically aware, skilled, and committed to act for the public good. Faculty interested in the following areas should contact Michelle Hargrave: Consulting on incorporating community-based learning such as service-learning or community-based research into courses; finding community organizations to collaborate with on projects; volunteer opportunities; and/or conducting research or seeking publication opportunities on community-based learning. For more information, visit the faculty section of the OCE website.
International Student Services is looking for people willing to host 1 to 4 international students for a Thanksgiving meal or weekend homestay. Many students are living on campus and don’t have access to food services or a means of cooking over the break. This is an opportunity to get to know international students at UMD and share a U.S. tradition with them. To host a student or to learn more, contact Anna Naughten or Tory White.
Tune in to Northland Morning weekdays from 6-9 am for a mix of music, news, features, and local interviews. This week’s interviews include:
Wednesday, Nov 16 at 8 am: Julia Cheng will talk about a free tax preparation program for low-income families that starts in February.
Wednesday, Nov 16 at 8:15 am: Green Visions, a KUMD program dedicated to encouraging green living in our community, will feature Jane Cleave of the Duluth Audubon Society. She will talk about the Society’s recent designation of the St. Louis River Estuary and Minnesota Point as an Important Bird Area.
Thursday, Nov 17 at 8 am: Jill Doberstein, a representative from the Lung Association of Minnesota will talk about the upcoming Great American Smokeout and share information about local smoking cessation resources.
For a complete list of programming, visit KUMD.
UMD Stores is holding a Faculty/Staff Appreciation event on Wed., Nov. 16 from 11 am-2 pm. UMD faculty and staff who present a UCard will receive a special coupon sheet. Free refreshments will be served. Register to win one of ten $25 UMD Stores Gift Cards.
The UMD Stores Holiday Sale will be held on Nov.18-20 at the Amsoil Arena Bulldog Shop during the UMD men's and women's hockey games and Nov. 30-Dec. 6 at UMD Stores Street Level. Take 25% off UMD wear and gifts, art supplies, and general books.
The annual UMD Stores Thanksgiving Weekend Sale will be held Nov. 25-27 from 11 am-5 pm.
UMD Stores has partnered with MBS Textbook Exchange, the nation's largest textbook wholesaler, to offer the best prices for used books. Sell books anytime under "textbooks" and receive free shipping.
Shop UMD Stores. Get Rewards. Every dollar spent at UMD Stores equals one point. Hit 1,000 points and earn a $10 UMD Stores Gift Card. Sign up for UMD Stores Rewards and receive 100 points just for signing up.
Jefferson Lines offers daily bus service, year round, from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities. Purchase tickets at UMD Stores street level.
For store hours, events, and merchandise visit the UMD Stores website. UMD Stores is also on Facebook and Twitter.
Faculty and Staff News
Several professors from the UMD Philosophy Department participated in the Minnesota Philosophical Society conference, held at Mankato State University on Nov. 5. Eve Browning presented a paper on Xenophon and commented on a paper about Epicurus, David Cole presented a paper on philosophy of history and commented on a paper about good reasons, and Shane Courtland presented a paper on political absolutism and commented on a paper about human rights. Jason Ford presented a paper on consciousness and commented on a paper about materialism, and Robert Schroer presented a paper on metaphysics and commented on a paper about causality. Jeanine Weekes Schroer also attended the conference.
Zhuangyi Liu, professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, will be honored as a 2011 recipient of an all-university Award for Global Engagement on Wed., Nov. 16 at the McNarama Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, for his contributions to create and sustain international programs. This award is given to faculty and staff members—active or retired—in recognition of outstanding contributions to global education and international programs at the University or in their field or discipline. The award is sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for System Academic Administration and administered by the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance.
Kathy Morris, director of counseling, Health Services, co-authored the following article in the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy: "Practical, Ethical, and Legal Considerations Regarding Videocounseling in College and University Counseling Centers: a Response to Quarto's Influencing College Students' Perceptions of Videocounseling."
Ron Morton, professor, Department of Geosciences, and acclaimed Ojibwe artist and historian Carl Gawboy have written a sequel to their award winning book Talking Rocks entitled Ancient Earth and the First Ancestors: A Cultural and Geological Journey. Gawboy, a member of the Bois Forte Band of the Minnesota Ojibwe, is a retired professor of American Indian studies at the College of St. Scholastica. The book was published by Rockflower Press.
Judith Ann Trolander, professor, Department of History, had her article "Age 55 or Better: Active Adult Communities and City Planning" published in the Nov. 2011 issue of the Journal of Urban History (pp. 952-974). This article is an overview of her recently published book, From Sun Cities to The Villages: A History of Active Adult, Age-Restricted Communities, (University Press of Florida, 2011).
Natural Resources Research Institute NewsDon Fosnacht presented a talk titled “University Research and Development Support for Minerals Development in Minnesota: Society of Mining Engineers" at the Twin Cities Subsection, annual meeting held Oct. 27.
NRRI staff recently published two research papers in GRC (Geothermal Resources Council) Transactions, Vol. 35, 2011. NRRI staff also presented information about these papers at the Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting held in San Diego, October 23-25 and the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, October 9-12:
1) An Assessment of Heat Flow and Enhanced Geothermal System Resources in Minnesota authored by Robert Klenner (University of North Dakota), Will Gosnold (University of North Dakota), Steve Hauck, John Heine, and Mark Severson.
2) Implications of Post-Glacial Warming for Northern Hemisphere Heat Flow authored by Will Gosnold (University of North Dakota), Jacek Majorowicz (University of North Dakota and University of Alberta), Rob Klenner (University of North Dakota) and Hauck.
George Hudak, Jim Miller, C. Wittkop (Minnesota State University) and P.I. McLaughlin (Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey) edited Archaen to Anthropocene: Field Guides to the Geology of the Mid-Continent of North America by the Geological Society of America, Field Guide 24.
Steve Kossett gave a presentation titled “Rapid Prototyping/Additive Manufacturing” to Mechanical and Industrial Engineering students at UMD’s Swenson College of Science and Engineering for their Fall Seminar Series held Nov. 7.
R. W. Ojakangas (UMD), Mark Severson and P.K. Jongewaard (Cliffs Natural Resources) also published a chapter in this field guide titled “Geology and sedimentology of the Paleoproterozoic Animikie Group: The Pokegama Formation, the Biwabik Iron Formation, and Virginia Formation on the eastern Mesabi Iron Range and Thomson Formation near Duluth, northeastern MN” Field Trip 6.
Gerry Sjerven has been appointed to the Minnesota Statewide Geospatial Advisory Council as the GIS/LIS consortium representative by Carolyn Parnell, commissioner of the Minnesota Office of Enterprise Technology. The council advises the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office about issues, policies, priorities and investments needed to improve services statewide through the coordinated, affordable, reliable and effective use of geospatial technology.
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Pharmacy Department NewsKeri Hager, assistant professor, and Sarah Schweiss, assistant professor, have been appointed to the executive board of the Duluth Area Pharmacists (DAP) organization for a one-year term.
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- Go to the Currents List Subscription Page.
- Under “Subscribing to Currentslist”, provide your email address.
- Click the “Subscribe” button.
Unsubscribe From Currents
If at any time you decide you no longer wish to receive the Currents listserv messages, you can unsubscribe.
- Go to the Currents List Subscription Page.
- Go to the second option under Currentslist Subscribers.
- Fill in your email address next to the “Unsubscribe or edit options” box and click the box.
- You will be taken to a second page. Ignore the request for a password.
- Click on the “Unsubscribe” button
A notice will be sent to your email address notifying you that you have been unsubscribed.
If you have problems subscribing or unsubscribing, contact the ITSS Help Desk at 218-726-8847.
There are many ways to get publicity for your UMD events: the UMD Calendar of Events, Currents faculty-staff newsletter, Business Announce E-mail, Department Web pages, Media Releases, the UMD Home Page, advertisements, producing brochures, and advertising in the Statesman student newspaper or on KUMD. For more details, visit Getting Publicity for UMD Events and News.
Scheduling events? Make sure you post them on the UMD Events Calendar.
Don't forget, public events must be posted on the online UMD Events Calendar and sent to Currents before you can send out a UMD business announce message. For more information, contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.