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Art


ART EXHIBITS

The UMD Faculty Art Exhibit will be on display through Sun., Mar. 4.

Elevator, recent work from the artist collective Blind Squab (Irene Bindi, Aston Coles, Celia Coles, Martin Finkenzeller), will be on display through July 29.

Where the Two Came to Their Father – A Navajo War Ceremonial will be on display through Sun., Aug. 5. This exhibition features stencil prints from a 1943 portfolio by artist and ethnologist Maud Oakes (1903-1990), who recorded the Diné (Navajo) ceremony called Where the Two Came to Their Father.

Student shows will be featured throughout the year: Morgan Losure from Feb. 21-26, Jordan Schmidt and Natalie White from Feb. 28-Mar. 4, T.J. Sikorski from Mar. 6-11, Maxwell Ganter from Mar. 20-25, and Paul Santikko from Mar. 27-Apr. 1.

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


Music


CONCERTS AND EVENTS

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by Mark Whitlock, and the Concert Band, conducted by Daniel W. Eaton, will perform on Sun., Feb. 26 at 3 pm.

A Junior High Honor Band Concert, coordinated by Mark Whitlock and conducted by Daniel W. Eaton, will be performed on Tues., Feb. 28 at 3:30 pm in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. This event is free.

Ovation Guest Artist Series Concert: John Fedchock's New York Sextet will perform on Fri., Mar. 2 at 7:30 pm.

Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival Concert, featuring Jazz Ensemble I, conducted by Ryan Frane, and Jazz Ensemble II, conducted by Tom Pfotenhauer, will be presented on Sat., Mar. 3 at 5 pm in Marshall Performing Arts Center.

University Singers, conducted by Stanley R. Wold, and Chamber Singers, conducted by Tina Thielen-Gaffey, will perform on Sun., Mar. 4 at 3 pm. The event will also launch the UMD Dr. Vernon Opheim Choral Scholarship.

UMD Graduate Percussion Ensemble, directed by Gene Koshinski, will perform on Tues., Mar. 6 at 7:30 pm.

Ovation Guest Artist Series Concert: Geraldine McMillian, soprano, and David Mayfield, piano, will perform on Wed., Mar. 28 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.


Theatre


THEATRE EVENTS

Illusion Theatre will present My Antonia on Wed., Feb. 22 at 7:30 pm at the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

Zenon Dance Company will perform on Fri., Feb. 24 at 7:30 pm at the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

Medea, freely adapted from the Medea of Euripides by Robinson Jeffers, will be presented March 8, 9, 10, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2012 at 7:30 pm and March 25, 2012 at 2 pm in the Dudley Experimental Theatre.

For information, call the UMD Box Office at 218-726-8561 or see the Department of Theatre website.


Athletics

BASKETBALL-MEN'S

The UMD Men's Basketball team will host Winona State on Fri., Feb. 24 at 8 pm and Upper Iowa on Sat., Feb. 25 at 6 pm. Games will be played in the Romano Gymnasium.

BASKETBALL-WOMEN'S

The UMD Women's Basketball team will host Winona State on Fri., Feb. 24 at 6 pm and Upper Iowa on Sat., Feb. 25 at 4 pm. Games will be played in the Romano Gymnasium.

HOCKEY-MEN'S

The UMD Men's Hockey team will host Colorado College on Fri., Feb. 24 and Sat., Feb. 25 at 7:07 pm. They will host the first round of the WCHA playoffs on Fri., Mar. 9; Sat., Mar. 10; and Sun., Mar. 11 (opponent to be determined) at 7:07 pm. Games will be played at Amsoil Area.

HOCKEY-WOMEN'S

The UMD Women's Hockey team will host Ohio State on Fri., Feb. 24 at 3:07 pm, Sat., Feb. 25 at 3:37 pm, and Sun., Feb 26 at 3:07 pm. UMD will host the WCHA Final Five on Fri., Mar. 2 at 4:37 pm and 7:37 pm and on Sat., Mar. 3 at 7:07 pm. UMD will also host the Frozen Four on Fri., Mar. 16 at 5 pm and 8 pm and on Sun., Mar. 18 at 3 pm. All games will be played at Amsoil Area.

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

VOTE FOR HOCKEY AWARDS

Three UMD men’s hockey players are in the running for the 2012 Hobey Baker Award. They are: Sophomore J.T. Brown, Senior Jack Connolly, and Senior Travis Oleksuk. Vote once a day online. The first phase of fan balloting runs through March 4.

Jack Connolly is also in the running for the Lowes' Senior CLASS Award. Vote once a day online and once a day on facebook.


Lectures/Workshops/Classes

MULTICULTURAL CENTER EVENTS

The film What I Want My Words to Do to You, sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center and V-Day UMD, will be shown on Wed., Feb. 22 at 5 pm in BohH 90.

The film Journey into Buddhism: Vajra Sky over Tibet, sponsored by Asian Pacific American Student Programs and the Asian Pacific American Association, will be shown on Wed., Feb. 22 from noon-2 pm in KSC 273. Vajra is the Sanskrit word signifying the thunderbolt of illumination. This documentary offers a cinematic pilgrimage to central Tibet, bearing witness to the faith of its endangered Buddhist community and the threat to its survival.

Stuttering and Fluency Disorders, sponsored by Access for All, will be held on Wed., Feb. 22 from 3-4:30 in the Kirby Rafters.

A performance of “26 Seconds” will be held on Wed., Feb. 22 at 7 pm in Kirby Lounge. Students from St. Paul High School for the Recording Arts (HSRA) will perform “26 Seconds” that delivers the message that the nation must reverse the trend that every 26 seconds someone drops out of school. The event is sponsored by Office of Cultural Diversity.

The film Hip Hop: Beyond Beats, sponsored by the African American Student Programs, the Black Student Association, and the Women’s Resource and Action Center, will be shown on Thurs., Feb. 23 from 6-9pm in KSC 273.

A performance of Any One of Us, sponsored by V-Day UMD and the Women’s Resource and Action Center, will be held on Fri., Feb. 24 at 7pm in BohH 90.

A performance of “My History” by Simultaneous, sponsored by the African American Student Programs and the Black Student Association, will be held on Sat., Feb. 25 from 4-7 pm in the Kirby Rafters.

The film Eyes on the Prize, America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965: Bridge to Freedom, sponsored by African American Student Programs, the Black Student Association and the UnFair Campaign, will be shown on Mon., Feb. 27 from noon-1:30 pm in Griggs Center.

A presentation by the UMD National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), sponsored by the African American Student Programs and the Black Student Association, will be held on Mon., Feb. 27 from 6-8 pm in LSci 175.

Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week: “Family and Friends” will be held Mon., Feb. 27-Fri., Mar. 2. On Mon., Feb. 27, UMD alumna Kitty Westin, will deliver the keynote address at 7 pm in BohH 90. Westin is the founder of the Anna Westin Foundation and Anna Westin House and is a therapist at The Emily Program. This event is sponsored by UMD Health Services. For more information, contact Dori Decker at UMD Health Services 218-726-7046.

A performance of “My History” by Simultaneous, sponsored by the African American Student Programs and the Black Student Association, will be held on Tues., Feb. 28 from 4-7 pm in the Kirby Rafters.

Various films, sponsored by the African American Student Programs and the Black Student Association, will be shown on Wed., Feb. 29, throughout the day, in Kirby Lounge.

The film Killing Us Softly, sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center and the Women’s Studies Department, will be shown on Wed., Feb. 29 from noon-1 pm in KSC 268.

A Women's Studies Open House, sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center and the Women’s Studies Department, will be held on Thurs., Mar. 1 from 11 am-1:30 pm in Hum 494.

Women on the Wall, sponsored by UMD Recreational Sports Program, will be held on Fri., Mar. 2 from 5-7 pm at the inland wall in Rec. Sports.

The 4th Annual Feast of Nations, sponsored by the International Club, will be held on Sat., Mar. 3 starting at 5 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. Tickets will be on sale in the front of the Bookstore during the week of the event. For more information, contact Trisha O'Keefe at 218-726-7531.

The Brown Bag Lecture "Grandmothers For Peace," sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center and the Women’s Studies Department, will be held on Wed., Mar. 7 from noon-1 pm in KSC 268.

The film Pray the Devil Back to Hell, sponsored by LWV Duluth, Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies, the Women’s Resource and Action Center, Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs, and the Women’s Studies Department, will be shown on Wed., Mar. 7 at 6:30 pm in Teatro Zuccone. A discussion by Doris Parker, executive director of the Liberian Women Initiatives of Minnesota (LIWIM), will follow the film.

A Luncheon for International Women's Day, sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center and the Women’s Studies Department, will be held on Thurs., Mar. 8 at 11:30 am in Griggs Center. For more information, contact the Women's Resource and Action Center at 218-726-6292 or 218-726-8444.

A film on stuttering, sponsored by Access for All, will be shown on Thurs., Mar. 8 from 3-4:30 pm in the Kirby Rafters.

For more information, contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward.


PLANETARIUM

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium offers free public shows every Wed. and Fri. evening and on some Thursdays. All shows begin at 7 pm, unless otherwise noted. The Planetarium presents the following: "Spacecraft on the Frontier of Discovery" on Wed., Feb. 22, "Carl Sagan's Cosmos" on Thurs., Feb. 23, "Secrets of the Zodiac" on Fri., Feb. 24 and Wed., Feb. 29, "Stargazing Tonight" on Fri., Mar. 2 and Wed., Mar. 7, "Carl Sagan's Cosmos" on Thurs., Mar. 8, "Astronomy Lessons" on Fri., Mar. 9, "Arrowhead Astronomy Society Presents: The Timeline of Time" on Wed., Mar. 15, "UFOs" on Fri., Mar. 16, "Carl Sagan's Cosmos" on Thurs., Mar. 22, and "Galaxies" on Wed., Mar. 28 and Fri., Mar. 30. Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more.

"Cosmic Colors" will be presented on Saturday: Feb. 25 at 2 pm and 7 pm. There is a small entrance fee for Saturday shows.


FILM SERIES - THE HOLOCAUST: RESISTANCE AND SURVIVAL

The following films will be presented as part of the UMD spring semester film series, The Holocaust: Resistance and Survival: Defiance on Feb. 23 and Schindler’s List on Mar. 1. An introduction to each film will be presented by Alexis Pogorelskin, associate professor of History. An informal discussion will follow. The films will be shown on Thursdays at 3:30 pm in Montague 70. There is no admission charge, and the public is invited.

The series is presented by the Center for Genocide, Holocaust and Human Rights Studies and the History of Hollywood class, HIST 3346. The series co-sponsors are Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies and Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration. This film series shares the goal of the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration, “to remember, with dignity, the lives and sufferings of the victims and to encourage change through the dissemination of truth, justice, and peace.”

For information, contact Alexis Pogorelskin or call 218-726-7548.


DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES EVENTS

The lecture "The Behavior of Rabots Glaciär, Swedish Arctic 1910-2011: Theory and Observations of Long Term Response to Climate Change" by Keith Bruegger, associate professor, Department of Geology, U of M Morris, will be presented on Thurs., Feb. 23.

The lecture "Tales from UMD alumni: Employment in the Environmental Field" by Suzanne Hattenberger, manager, environmental operations, BNSF Railway Company, and Scott Carney, project manager, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, will be presented on Thurs. Mar. 1.

The lecture "Minnesota Water Sustainability-Looking Far into the Future" by Deborah L. Swackhamer, program director, Water Resources Center, UMTC, will be presented on Wed., Mar. 7 from 3-5 pm in Chem 200.

The lecture "Modeling and Measuring the Morphology of Fossil Algal Structures: Do the Mesabi Range Stromatolites Hold Clues to the Continent Orientation and the Dynamics of the Ancient Earth-Moon System?" by George Ojakangas, associate professor, Department of Physics, Drury University, Springfield, Mo., will be presented on Thurs., Mar. 22.

The lecture "Plate Tectonics: When a Well-Known Theory Isn't So Well Known" by Scott Clark, assistant professor, Department of Geology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will be presented on Thurs., Mar. 29.

All lectures are held at 3:30 pm in LSci 175, unless otherwise noted. Refreshments are served at 3 pm. For more information, contact the Department of Geological Sciences.


DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

A lecture by UMD teaching assistants, Sarah Geppert and Andrey Maskaev, will be presented on Fri., Feb. 24.

A lecture by UMD teaching assistants, Mike Fealey and Peggy Walsh, will be presented on Fri., Mar. 2.

A lecture by UMD teaching assistants, Samantha Jaworski and Chase Gomez, will be presented on Fri., Mar. 9.

A lecture by UMD teaching assistants, Margarita Geraskina and Nicole Heinks, will be presented on Fri., Mar. 23.

A lecture by UMD teaching assistants, Paul Steffen and Nick Czerniecki, will be presented on Fri., Mar. 30.

All lectures are held from 3-4 pm in LSci 175 , unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.


DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY SEMINARS

The lecture "Bioinformatics Instruction" by Christopher Kvaal will be presented on Fri., Feb. 24. Clay Carter will host the seminar.

A lecture by Stephen Ekker will be presented on Fri., Mar. 2. Jennifer Liang will host the seminar.

A lecture by Annelie Lindberg-Livingston will be presented on Fri., Mar. 9. Tim Craig will host the seminar.

A lecture by Allison Coffin will be presented on Fri., Mar. 23. Al Mensigner will host the seminar.

A lecture by Bjorn Bauer will be presented on Fri., Mar. 30. Jennifer Liang will host the seminar.

All lectures are held at 3:15 pm in LSci 185, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the Department of Biology.


BOULDER LAKE EVENTS

Boulder Lake offers the following events: Nature Writing Workshop on Sat., Feb. 25, a Maple Syrup Demonstration on Sat., Feb. 25, Mapping Your Land with GPS - Part of the Minnesota Family Woodlands Conference on Fri., Mar. 9 and Sat., Mar. 10, and Up North Winter Sport Sampler - Courage Duluth on Sat., Mar. 17. For more information, including times, costs, registration, and driving directions, visit the Boulder Lake website, contact John Geissler or call 218-721-3731.


ALWORTH INSTITUTE EVENTS

Alworth Institute International Lecture Series:
Thomas Hanson, a former career U.S. Foreign Service officer and the Alworth diplomat in residence, will be at UMD the week of Feb. 27, 2012. In addition to meeting with student interested in careers in the Foreign Service, he will give a lecture entitled "A New Middle East? The Arab Spring and its Aftermath" on Mon., Feb. 27 at 7 pm in Montague Hall 70.

On Wed., Feb. 29 at 7 pm in the Library Rotunda, Hanson will be joined by Dr. Paul Sharp, UMD professor of Political Science and International Studies, to present "Obama & American Diplomacy."

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

The Alworth Institute Brown Bag Lunch Lectures:
Mayra Gomez and Bret Thiele, co-executive directors of The Global Initiative, will present "Global Poverty through a Human Rights Lens" on Thurs., Mar. 1 at noon in the Library 4 Rotunda. This presentation will focus on the work of the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, an innovative new human rights organization which seeks to advance the realization of economic, social, and cultural rights throughout the world, tackling the endemic problem of global poverty through a human rights lens. They will discuss the work of their organization to build tools and partnerships to enforce human rights, combat poverty from the local to the global level, and create a more just world for all.

Justin Anderson, UMD Organizational Management and Honors student, as well as the recipient of the 2011 Alworth Study Abroad Scholarship, will present "Observations of Chile" on Mon., Mar. 5 at noon in the Library Rotunda. He will discuss his study abroad experiences in Chile during the fall 2011 semester and his research on Chilean macroeconomics which he conducted through the UMD Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). This talk represents Anderson’s Honors Capstone Project, and is co-sponsored by the UMD Honors Program.

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

Alworth Institute Special Event:
A special program, Women Rising Up for Peace and Justice: Mighty Be Our Powers will be held on Wed., Mar. 7 from 6-8:30 pm at Teatro Zuccone, 222 Superior St., Duluth. This event will feature a screening of the film Pray the Devil Back to Hell. Doris Parker, executive director of Liberian Women's Initiatives of Minnesota will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards. The film focuses on the Liberian women, led by 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Leymah Gbowee, that held peaceful demonstrations that led to an end to the civil war in Liberia.

An International Women's Day Celebration and Luncheon will be held on Thurs., Mar. 8 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Griggs Center at UMD. The Keynote Speaker will be Doris Parker, executive director of Liberian Women's Initiatives of Minnesota. For more information about the luncheon, contact the Women's Resource Action Center 726-6292 or 726-8444.


RSOP EVENTS

Recreational Sport Outdoor Programs (RSOP) offers the following events: "Make and Take: Woodcarving Art" on Wed., Feb. 29 from 5-7 pm in SpHC 119; "Basics of Speedskating" on Wed., Feb. 29 from 7-9 pm meet at the "Trailhead" in SpHC Lobby, "14th Annual Outdoor Gear Swap" on Sat., Mar. 3 from 9:30 am-noon in SpHC 135 (drop off gear Fri., Mar. 2 from 3-7 pm and Sat., Mar. 3 from 8-9 am), "North Shore Stream Ski" on Sun., Mar. 4 from noon-5 pm meet at the "Trailhead" in SpHC Lobby, and "Sew Your Own Comfy Camp Chair" on Mon., Mar. 5 from 5-8 pm in SpHC 119. For more info and registration, visit Recreational Sports Outdoor Program.


VISUAL LECTURE SERIES

Rocky McCorkie, photographer, living and working in San Francisco, Calif., will give a lecture on Tues., Mar. 27.

Annual Student Show Jurors, Scott Stulen, Walker Art Center, and Bud Rodecker, graphic designer, will give a lecture on Tues., Apr. 3.

Brian Collins, chief creative officer of COLLINS, a firm dedicated to inventing branded experiences, digital interactions, and communications, will give a lecture on Tues., Apr. 19.

Eva Cronquist, an adjunct faculty member in art education, Linneaus University, Växjö, Sweden, and Margareta Wallin-Wictorin, senior lecturer in art history and visual culture, Linneaus University, Växjö, Sweden, will give a lecture on Tues., Apr. 24. Following the talk, there will a co-sponsored School of Fine Arts and Duluth-Sweden Sister Cities reception at the Tweed Museum of Art.

All lectures are held at 6 pm in MonH 70, unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit the Department of Art and Design or call 218-726-8225.


SPECIAL EVENTS


INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION EVENTS

Study Abroad 101 is held every Wed. during spring semester at noon in 311 KSC across from the Dining Center. It is a weekly open information session for students to learn the basics of study abroad at UMD. This session guides students on how to find affordable study abroad and other international opportunities that will work for their budget, academic, and personal goals.

A Program Leader Workshop will be held on Thurs., Feb. 23 from 2-4 pm in KSC 268. This workshop is designed for all UMD faculty who have given thought to taking a group of UMD students abroad for a short-term, academic, international experience. The workshop will include topics such as developing a program idea, considerations in site selection, program planning and development, student recruitment, budgeting, resources, using third party providers, and risk management. There will be time for discussion and sharing ideas. Light refreshments will be provided. Register for the workshop by contacting Arianna Austin.

An information session for the UMD Study in England Programme at the University of Worcester, will be held on Thurs., Mar. 1 from 4-5 pm in 323 KSC (across from the Dining Center). For more information, visit the IEO England website.


OUT COLD WEEK

UMD's Out Cold Week will be held through Feb. 24, 2012. The week will culminate with a Dance Marathon Friday night. Highlighted events from the week include the annual Frozen Yeti Film Festival, Man of the Year Competition, Zombie Prom, Cold K fun run, Digital Scavenger Hunt, and much more. Visit the Out Cold website for complete event information.



JOB FAIR

The UM Job and Internship Fair will take place on Thurs., Feb. 23 from 10 am-4 pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Nearly 200 organizations will be there recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships. The Fair is open to all U of M undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni. The Fair is sponsored by the Career offices on all U of M campuses. For more information, attending recruiter list, and tips, visit the UM Job Fair website. UMD Career Services will provide a free bus from UMD to the Fair and back. Attendees must sign up by Feb 17 in Career Services, 22 SCC. A $10 deposit will hold a seat and will be returned to those on the bus. Registration for the event does not guarantee a seat on the bus.


UMD SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE PROJECT

The workshop "Pruning to Train Young Trees" will be held on Sun., Feb 26. Visit the Duluth Community Garden Program website for more information and to register.


UNFAIR CAMPAIGN EVENTS

"Power, Privilege & Difference" - Portions of this talk, given by Allan Johnson at UMD in 2005, will be shown on Mon., Feb. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in Griggs Center. Johnson is a public speaker, sociologist, nonfiction writer and novelist who has devoted most of his working life to understanding the human condition, especially as shaped by oppressive systems of privilege based on gender, race and social class. Johnson talks in depth about systems of power and privilege and looks at how these systems are kept in place. A discussion will follow, facilitated by Jane Gilley and Laura DeRosier, both employees of St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services Department, as well as members of the Un-Fair Campaign planning committee.

"Women Rising UP for Peace and Justice" by Lehmah Gbowee, Liberian human rights activist, will be held on Wed., Mar. 7 at 6:30 pm at Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by UMD, Women's Studies, DAIP and the League of Women Voters.

The film Unnatural Causes will be shown on Thurs., Mar. 8 and Mon., Mar. 12 at 6:15 pm at the Duluth Public Library, Green Room, 520 W. Superior St. This free event is sponsored by the St. Louis County Public Health Dept.

The film The Way Home will be shown on Mon., Mar. 19 at noon in UMD’s Kirby Student Center Room 273. This free event is sponsored by the U of M.



The film RACE: The Power of Illusion: The House We Live In will be shown on Mon., Mar. 26 at noon in UMD’s Kirby Student Center Room 273. This free event is sponsored by the U of M.

For more information, visit the Unfair Campaign website. Also visit the UMD's Campus Climate initiatives website.


ANNUAL BODY IMAGE AND EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK

UMD’s Annual Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week will be held Mon., Feb. 27-Fri., Mar. 2. This year’s theme will be “Family and Friends."

On Mon., Feb 27 at 7 pm in BohH 90, UMD will host keynote speaker and UMD alumna, Kitty Westin, M.A., L.P. She will present “Understanding Eating Disorders and How to Support Someone Who is Suffering.” Westin is the founder of the Anna Westin Foundation and Anna Westin House and is a therapist at The Emily Program. Westin will share the story of her daughter, Anna Westin, who lost her battle with an eating disorder in February 2000 and how her family has turned the tragedy into hope. Westin will leave participants with a basic understanding of eating disorders, the treatment and recovery process from an eating disorder, and how to best support a loved one who has been diagnosed with an eating disorder. This event is free and open to all. It is sponsored by the UMD Commission on Women; the UMD Department of Psychology; the UMD Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation; the UMD Women’s Resource and Action Center; the Emily Program; the Junior League of Duluth; and UMD Health Services.

Tues., Feb. 28: Documentary, Perfect Illusions: Eating Disorders and the Family and panel discussion based on the documentary, from 9-10:30 am in MonH 80.

Wed., Feb. 29: Film, Killing Us Softly from noon-1 pm in Kirby 268.

Wed., Feb. 29: “How to Help a Friend” from 1-2 pm in Kirby 268. Jean Baribeau-Thoennes, counselor at UMD Health Services, will discuss how to provide support to a friend, family member, or roommate who may have an eating disorder.

Thurs., Mar.1: Documentary, Perfect Illusions: Eating Disorders and the Family from noon-1 pm in the Multicultural Lounge.

For more information about these events, visit the Health Services website.


TOOTHPICK BRIDGE COMPETITION

The Duluth Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will be hosting their 19th annual toothpick bridge competition on Tues., Feb. 28 from 9:15 am to 12:30 pm in the UMD Civil Engineering Building. Over 150 students from 15 regional high schools have constructed 100 bridges of toothpicks and glue. Bridges will be judged for aesthetics, than the students will load their own bridges to failure to determine the strongest bridge. For more information, contact Jill Bergman.


PRESENTATIONS BY CHANCELLOR AWARD RECIPIENTS

The following faculty are recipients of the Chancellor's Teaching, Research, and Service awards for 2011-2012.

Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Public Service: Susan Perala-Dewey, Writing Studies; Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching: Colleen Belk, Biology; Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Research: Imran Hayee, Electrical & Computer Engineering.

The recipients will give a special lecture presentation on Tues., Feb. 28 at 3 pm in LSc 175. Their topics are: Susan Perala-Dewey, "You 'Gotta Serve Somebody' - Creating Communities of Teachers;" Colleen Belk "Telling Science Stories;" and
Imran Hayee, "Optical Fiber - Enabler of Wireless Devices in the Palms of Your Hands." For more information, contact the Office of Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at 218-726-7103.


ALUMNI ASSOCIATION EVENT

Join the UMD Alumni Association at Spirit Mountain on Sat., Mar. 3 for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, coaster riding, food, and fun. Alumni and friends are welcome to spend the day (9 am-9 pm) or just come for lunch from noon-1:30 pm in the Fireside Room (top level of the chalet). Respond for discounted tickets and/or chili lunch by Mon., Feb. 28 to the Alumni office or call 866-726-7164. For more information, visit the Alumni Association website.


TEA AT THE TWEED

Tea at the Tweed will be held on Tues., Mar. 6 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. This event is sponsored by the Commission on Women and is a networking opportunity for UMD women. For more information, visit the Commission on Women website.


TECHFEST

TechFest 2012 will be held on Fri., Mar. 23 from 9 am-3 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. Proposals are being accepted through Fri., Mar. 9 on the ITSS TechFest website.


EDDY LECTURES

The Spring Edwin Eddy Lecture "Clinical Decision Making in Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech" by Ruth Stoeckel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, will be held on Sat., Mar. 24 from 8:30 am-4 pm in LSBE 118. The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. This course will emphasize clinical decision-making regarding diagnosis and treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech based on best available evidence. Considering the relative contributions of co-occurring articulation disorder, phonological disorder, and/or dysarthria will be discussed.

The cost is $50 if registered before Fri., Mar. 2 and $60 after. For more information, visit the CSD Department.


LAKE SUPERIOR SERVICE-LEARNING REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Attend the Lake Superior Service-Learning Regional Conference, Thurs., Mar. 29 and Fri., March 30, for the opportunity to learn from nationally recognized service-learning leaders, network with other educators and service-learning professionals across the region, and explore how to create sustainable partnerships and best practices supporting service-learning. In addition, attendees will acquire hands-on skills to apply and integrate service-learning as an evidence-based teaching strategy. Visit the conference web page for more information and to register.

The registration deadline is Thurs., Mar. 1. Contact Michelle Hargrave, director of the Office of Civic Engagement, with questions, 218-726-7125. This conference is organized by UMD's Office of Civic Engagement, University of Wisconsin-Superior, The College of St. Scholastica, and Lake Superior College.

 

CHAMP DAY OF SERVICE

The Office of Civic Engagement will hold its second annual CHAMP (Connecting Hopes with Action to Mobilize People) Day of Service on Sat., Apr. 21, as a culmination to National Volunteer Week. This community day provides an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to give back to the Duluth community by working on a number of site-based projects with local agencies. Visit the OCE website for more information about their initiatives.


COMMUNITY WELLNESS DAY

The third annual Community Wellness Day will be held on Sat., Apr. 28 from 11 am-3 pm in Romano Gym. The event is a community collaboration aimed at promoting four key aspects of community wellness: health, safety, financial literacy, and environmental awareness. There will be approximately 60 vendors representing these topics.

Also, Joel Salatin has been invited to be the keynote speaker. Salatin is an alternative farmer from Swopes, Va. He has been featured in the documentary Fresh: The Movie, Michael Pollan's New York Times bestseller, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and the Academy Award nominated independent documentary, Food, Inc. The event is free and open to all. For more information, visit the Health Services website.



Glensheen


GLENSHEEN EVENTS

The historic Congdon estate, Glensheen mansion, 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 tickets or more information, visit the Glensheen website, email Glensheen, or call 218-726-8910.


Other Events - Faculty and Staff


DISCUSSIONS OF STRATEGIC PLANNING GOALS

A series of weekly informal discussions on one of the six campus goals in the UMD Strategic Plan will begin on Feb. 22. The first two sessions will cover Goal 1 on undergraduate education. Faculty and staff are invited to attend one of the two sessions on either Wed., Feb. 22 from noon-1 pm or on Thurs., Feb. 23 from 2-3 pm. Both sessions will be held in the Griggs Center. For more information, contact Denny Falk at 218-726-8862.

The discussions are being held to 1) find out about activities associated with this goal and with the action steps associated with it, 2) review and comment on a draft version of a teaching and learning philosophy statement, and 3) share your ideas of how we can achieve campus goal 1, which states: "Promote integrated curricular, co-curricular, and living-learning undergraduate experiences that achieve UMD’s student learning goals and prepare students for lifelong learning, globally engaged citizenship, and success in their academic, personal, and professional lives."


WELLNESS AND HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS (HIP)

An information session about the "Better Body Battle Challenge" will be held on Thurs., Feb. 23 from noon-12:30 pm in the the Garden Room KSC. The Better Body Battle is an eight-week challenge to get people motivated in losing weight and staying healthy. The challenge starts Mar. 5 and ends Apr. 30. It is open to UMD faculty and staff, spouses, and same-sex domestic partners and participation is free. People may participate individually or in teams of two. The challenge will provide motivation to make healthy lifestyle changes and will encourage accountability, friendship and teamwork, enhanced one-on-one support, access to wellness resources on healthy eating,nutrition, stress management, time management, and exercise.

For more information, visit the Better Body Battle website. Those who are unable to attend the session or have questions, should contact the Health Coaching Office at 726-6753 or Lita Wallace at 218-726-7822.

"HIP: Train for a 5K" will be held on Tues., Feb. 28 at noon in 323 Kirby Student Center RDC. Learn about different strength training techniques and how they help to reshape ones body and boost ones metabolism. Learn why working larger muscle groups burn more calories, and how having more muscle mass aids in more caloric expenditure. Faculty, staff, and spouse/same-sex domestic partner are invited to attend. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Lita Wallace at 218-726-7822. View the calendar of events at the Wellness & Health Improvement Program website.


INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP

A Program Leader Workshop will be held on Thurs., Feb. 23 from 2-4 pm in KSC 268. This workshop is designed for all UMD faculty who have given thought to taking a group of UMD students abroad for a short-term, academic, international experience. The workshop will include topics such as developing a program idea, considerations in site selection, program planning and development, student recruitment, budgeting, resources, using third party providers, and risk management. There will be time for discussion and sharing ideas. Light refreshments will be provided. Please register for the workshop by contacting Arianna Austin.


TECHNOLOGY TUESDAY'S @ Two Series (TTT)

The spring 2012 TTT series will be held in Kirby Plaza 175. The topics are:
Feb. 28: Netfiles 7
Mar. 6: Google Sites
Mar. 20: Open Educational Resources (OER)
Mar. 27: University Technology Support from a non-University Source
Apr. 3: Captioning Web Content

More information about the TTT series can be found on the ITSS website.


JUST US

The workshop "Science Meets Diversity" will be held on Fri., Mar. 2 from 12-1:30 pm in EduE 142.

The workshop "Sustainability Meets Diversity" will be held on Fri., Mar. 30 from 12-1:30 pm 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.


INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICE WORKSHOPS

The workshop "Helping International Students Soar in a Globally Responsive Classroom" will be held on Mon., Mar. 5 from 12-1 pm. All sessions meet in KSC 268.

For more information, contact Leane Rutherford, call 218-726-6207 or visit Instructional Development Services.


EQUITY AND DIVERSITY CERTIFICATE

The Twin Cities Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) is offering an Equity and Diversity Certificate, designed to help participants develop tools for advancing equity and diversity in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. The certification has two levels—basic and advanced—and is free of charge and open to faculty and staff.

This semester, half of the OED Certificate program will be offered at UMD:
OED Certificate workshop 1, Being an Ally in the Work of Equity and Diversity, will be held on Mon., Mar. 26 from 1-3 pm in KSC 333.
OED Certificate workshop 2, Leadership in the Context of Equity and Diversity, will be held on Tues., Mar. 27 from 10 am-noon in the KSC Garden Room.
OED Certificate workshop 3, Working Effectively in Groups and Diversity Committees, will be held on Tues., Mar. 27 from 1-3 pm in the KSC Garden Room.

The second half of the OED Certificate program is anticipated to be offered in fall semester 2012: Communicating on Issues of Equity & Diversity; Evaluating our Efforts on Equity & Diversity; and Educating about Equity & Diversity: Facilitating Challenging Conversations.

To register or learn more about the Equity and Diversity Certificate, access frequently asked questions, or contact Anne Phibbs, OED director of Education, at 612-625-9973.



TECH TALK PLUS

Tech Talk Plus #3 will be held on Thurs., Mar. 29 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 WORKSHOP

The workshop "Creating a Respectful Workplace" will be held on Tues., Apr. 12 from 9-11 am in the KSC Garden Room. Come learn how to create a respectful work environment and a more welcoming campus community. The presenters will be Mary L. Cameron, associate director, UMD Department of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, and Joie Acheson Lee, assistant director, UMD Kirby Student Center and Student Activities. Register online. To request a disability-related accommodation, contact Cathy Rackliffe, 218-726-6827, at least two weeks prior to the event.


Campus News

Academic News

SUPPORT THE U

Chancellor Lendley C. (Lynn) Black invites students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends of the U of M, who believe in higher education's role in pushing the state of Minnesota forward, to join him in actively engaging elected officials in the University's initiatives and other key issues, including UMD's American Indian Learning Resource Center project that is now before the 2012 Minnesota Legislature.

To learn more about actions that can be taken, including contacting elected officials and writing letters to the editors of Minnesota newspapers, visit the Support the U website. The entire campus is encouraged to watch two videos. One video answers the question: "What is a Research University?" The second video features President Kaler urging people to advocate for the U of M. Both videos can be found on the Support the U gallery site.


UMD ARCHIVES

The UMD Archives encourages faculty and staff to send a resume or vita, information about awards, grants, acknowledgments and publication lists, committee/governance service, and a photograph to the UMD Archives. The UMD Archives holds papers and records documenting the history and the development of the campus. One vital record series is that of biographical and professional information about UMD faculty and staff.

Electronic copies should be emailed to Patricia Maus. Hard copies should be sent to Patricia Maus, University Archivist, Special Collections Northeast Minnesota Historical Center, Library Annex 202 University of Minnesota Duluth, 416 Library Drive, Duluth, Minn. 55812. Contact Patricia Maus with questions 218-726-8526.


NATIONAL STUDENT EMPLOYMENT WEEK

UMD Human Resource and Equal Opportunity, the Office of Student Employment, and Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations encourage campus departments to take time during National Student Employment Week to celebrate the contribution of its nearly 1,500 student employees at UMD. National Student Employment Week is celebrated across the nation during the first part of April. To honor UMD student employees, consider nominating them for the "Student Employee of the Year" competition. The deadline for submitting a nomination has been extended Wed., Feb. 22 at 4 pm. Contact Mary Cameron with questions or call 218-726-7912.

Departments are encouraged to participate in an office decorating contest that week celebrating their student employees. The winner will be awarded an office pizza party compliments of UMD HR. To sign up or for more information, contact Barb Gundersen, 218-726-8297. The judges for this event include Chancellor Lendley C. Black, Jean Conner from the Chancellor's office, Vickery French from the office of Executive Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Cheryl Reitan from UMD External Affairs.


UMD STUDENT AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

Nominations are now being accepted for UMD Student Awards. Student awards highlight student leaders, and faculty and staff for their outstanding work with students. Recipients are selected by volunteers students and faculty/staff from across campus. Visit the Student Awards website for complete award description information and to submit nomination forms online. Nominations will be accepted until Fri., Feb. 24 at 4 pm. Questions about student awards can be directed to traditions@d.umn.edu.


CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

Office of Civic Engagement is calling for civic engagement award nominations. These awards are given by Minnesota Campus Compact, and the OCE is facilitating UMD's process for campus nominations. Descriptions of the three awards are listed below. Further information and nomination forms on the OCE Awards web page.

Email completed nomination forms by 5 pm on Tues. Feb. 28 to Erin Zoellick. For more information, contact Erin Zoellick at 218-726-6355.

UMD MNCC Student Leadership Award: This award is for an individual student or a student organization that models a deep commitment to civic responsibility and leadership, evidenced by initiative, innovative and collaborative approaches to addressing public issues, effective community building, and integration of civic engagement into the college experience.

UMD MNCC Civic Engagement Steward Award: This award is for a member of the faculty, administration, or staff or for a group (e.g., advisory committee, task force, project team) that has significantly advanced their campus’ distinctive civic mission by forming strong partnerships, supporting others’ civic engagement, and working to institutionalize a culture and practice of engagement.

UMD MNCC Community Partner Award: This award is for a community-based organization that has enhanced the quality of life in the community in meaningful and measurable ways and has engaged in the development of sustained, reciprocal partnerships with the college or university, thus enriching educational as well as community outcomes.


CALL FOR TECHFEST PROPOSALS

Proposals are being accepted for TechFest 2012 through Fri., Mar. 9. Submit a proposal via the TechFest website to assure a booth. TechFest will be held on Fri., Mar. 23 from 9 am-3 pm in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom.


WHAT IS AMERICA?: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit proposals for a 90-minute workshop as part of the event "What is America" Apr. 16-21 that will include a series of lectures and discussions, as well as a day of tabling and music, followed by a concert in Romano Gym. Applications are being accepted online through Sun., Mar. 18. Contact Aaron Irvine or Danny Frank with questions regarding this event or the submission process.


COMMISSION ON WOMEN GRANTS

To further the Commission on Women's mission to improve and enrich the working and learning environments for UMD women, several grants of up to $1,000 are awarded each year. Grants may be awarded to individuals or organizations seeking assistance in providing programs or activities which directly benefit a broad group of women in the UMD community.

Small Grant applications (up to $300): Applications will be evaluated as they are received by the Commission on Women. Large Grant applications ($301-$1000): Priority will be given to grant applications received by the deadline (Apr. 20, 2012 for Spring or Nov.10, 2012 for fall); however, applications will be evaluated throughout the academic year. Applicants must complete the Grant Request Form. Forms are accepted electronically or by campus mail to the Grant Committee Chair. Applications must clearly detail how the proposed project/event/activity will benefit UMD women.

For more information, visit the Commission on Women grants website, contact the Grants Committee chair, Susana Pelayo-Woodward, or call 218-726-8444.


DIVERSITY FUNDS AVAILABLE

Limited funds are available to support UMD-centered activities sponsored by UMD staff (civil service bargaining and non-bargaining employees) and students or student organizations that focus on diversity, discrimination, social justice, sexual harassment prevention, equal opportunity/affirmative action and inclusivity.

Effective 2011-2012, $2,000.00 has been allocated on a recurring basis for diversity initiatives for students and/or student organizations, and $3,000.00 has been allocated on a recurring basis for staff (civil service bargaining and non-bargaining employees) diversity initiatives. Small grants (up to $300.00) may be awarded to staff (civil service bargaining and non-bargaining employees) and individual students or student organizations. Major grants ($301 and above) may also be awarded to staff (civil service bargaining and non-bargaining employees) and individual students or student organizations.

Applications are accepted beginning July 1 of each year and will continue on a rolling basis throughout the academic year as long as funds are available. For more information. visit the grant guidelines and application website. For questions, contact Mary Cameron or call 726-7912.


HOW DID YOU COME TO BE HERE?

Chancellor Lendley C. (Lynn) Black and the Diversity Commission (DivCom) invite students, faculty and staff to participate in the year-long 2011-2012 campus project How Did You Come To Be Here? The entire UMD community is encouraged to watch “The Danger of a Single Story” and share their story on a special website.

Faculty and staff are asked to consider integrating the theme into their spring courses. Several faculty and staff integrated the Share Your Story theme into their courses this fall. The resource will continue into spring term as well. The DivCom has created a website dedicated to the integration of equity, diversity and social justice into the curriculum across disciplines. The website includes information and ideas on syllabus creation, creating an inclusive classroom climate, resources including videos, websites, curriculum, etc. as well as tips and examples from colleagues across campus. Contact Shelley Smith, Department of Instructional Development Service or Paula Pedersen, DivCom curriculum integration chair, for guidance or suggestions.

This spring, there will be an official call for proposals across campus and academic units to submit examples of curricular and co-curricular development around the theme. Selected submissions will be compiled into a multidisciplinary “lesson guide” to accompany a DVD of the production.

The UMD’s Commission on Women is seeking “How Did You Come To Be Here?” stories from women in academia. Send submissions to forse045@d.umn.edu 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


Administration News


KUMD

KUMD celebrates Black History Month with talk and music specials all month long. Every Friday in February at 10:32 am and 2:32 pm, KUMD pays tribute to some of the great African-American musicians. This week will profile of Etta James at 10:32 am and 2:32 pm on Music Through the Day. Listen to past features on the KUMD Audio Archives page.

Listen to Northland Morning weekday mornings from 6-9 am for music, features, and interviews with a local perspective. Coming up this week:

Wed., Feb. 22 at 8 am will feature a discussion about forest fire safety, what individuals can do to prevent forest fires, and the ways that the community can play a role in the preservation of the forests.

Thurs., Feb. 23 at 8 am, author Rhoda Gilman will discuss her recent book, Stand Up! and how it relates to the current "occupy" movement and the history of Minnesota's protest traditions.

Fri., Feb, 24 at 8 am, UMD Police recently sent out a statement about the proper use of the 9-1-1 line. KUMD will talk about it with one of their officers.

World Café weekday afternoons from 3-5 pm features an eclectic mix of contemporary music and live performances and interviews. This week includes:

Wed. Feb. 22: Welsh indie punk group Los Campesinos!
Thurs., Feb. 23: Novalima, blending electronic beats with traditional Afro-Peruvian music
Fri., Feb. 24: Nada Surf


Live from Studio A offers interviews and performances. This week's guests includes:

Fri., Feb. 24 at 2 pm, Caitlin Robertson, an Americana singer/songwriter from Minnesota. She performs the following night at Fitger’s Brewhouse in Duluth.


UMD STORES

The seventeenth annual UMD Grad Fair is Thurs., Mar. 8 from 10 am-6pm in Kirby Ballroom. Graduation is the culmination of a lifetime goal for most students. Approximately 3000 students graduate from UMD each year, and the Grad Fair provides a unique opportunity for over 40 campus departments, organizations, and local businesses to highlight their products and services for students to for use before, during, and after their graduation. This one-day event gives graduating students an opportunity to receive 20% off their caps, gowns, hoods, tassels, diploma frames, announcements, and more. Those unable to attend this event should visit the UMD Stores website to receive 20% off online graduation regalia orders Thurs., Mar. 8, 2012 (one-day only).

Partnerships are essential in the UMD Stores mission to provide quality products and services to students, staff, faculty, and the community through friendly, efficient customer service. The UMD Print Shop and the U Card office are now a part of the UMD Stores family. The UMD Print Shop offers digital color and black & white copies, wide-format printing, laminating, business cards, brochures, forms, graphic design, and more. This is where The Mail Center and fax services will now be located. Current students can use their U Card for purchases at the Print Shop.

Books by Tim Wise are now available at UMD Stores including, Dear White America, White Like Me, Color Blind, Between Barack and a Hard Place, Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racism Reflections from An Angry White Male.

UMD Stores donates 50% of the retail price of each pink ribbon cap and tee shirt to the St. Luke's Regional Breast Center in Duluth. Other pink ribbon items include UMD hockey jerseys and socks.

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.

Don’t take a plastic bag and get a wooden nickel to drop in the charity bin. Bring a bag or purchase a reusable bag at UMD Stores. Local charities benefit from this conscious effort to go green at UMD Stores. (Purchases must be "baggable" merchandise to earn wooden nickels for charity.)

For store hours , events, and merchandise visit the UMD Stores website. UMD Stores is also on Facebook and Twitter.

Faculty and Staff News

Academic News

David Bowen, associate professor, Art and Design, has his works sonar drawing device, phototropic drawing device, and tele-present water featured in a group exhibition titled Open Space at Intercommunication Center, Tokyo. In conjunction with this exhibition, Bowen presented a robotics workshop at ICC and lectures at both ICC and Tokyo University of the Arts in January 2012.

Bowen's works growth rendering device and tele-present water are currently included in a group exhibition titled Curious Minds: New Approaches in Design at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. This exhibition was curated by Alex Ward.

In January, Bowen's work fly drawing device was featured in a group exhibition titled Drawing In the Age of Electronic Expression at the Lab for Electronic Expression and Performance, Berlin. This exhibition is part of the Transmediale 2012 Vorspiel programme.

Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, Art and Design, served as a panelist for the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Photography Panel in St. Paul on Feb. 14 and 15.

Ryan Goei, associate professor, Department of Communication, with his professional partner, Heather Liskiewitz, won the Judges' Choice trophy for their roaring Charleston, in the Minnesota Ballet's Celebrity Dance Challenge February 9. The pair also was named Most Creative. Marcus McConico, teacher of voice in the Department of Music, sang the first lines of "Shall We Dance," to partner Leanna Ling in the sweeping Gershwin waltz; the pair was named Most Romantic.

Ryuta Nakajima
, associate professor, Art and Design, has his ongoing cephalopod research project exhibited at the Clare M. Eagle Gallery, Murray State University through Mar. 26 and at the Gallery of Art, University of Missouri Kansas City through Mar. 31.

Ted Pedersen
, professor, Department of Computer Science, attended the 2012 ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium in Miami, Fla. in January. He presented a tutorial on "Measuring the Similarity and Relatedness of Concepts in the Medical Domain" (with Serguei Pakhomov, Bridget McInnes and Ying Liu, all of UMTC) and was a mentor in the Doctoral Consortium. He was also a co-author of a paper presented there entitled "Semantic Relatedness Study Using Second Order Co-occurrence Vectors Computed from Biomedical Corpora, UMLS and WordNet."

Eun-Kyung Suh, associate professor, Art and Design, was invited to have a solo exhibition, "Discarded Memory" at the Gallery 249 in Dayton, Ohio. She also offered a workshop, "Printing imagery on textile" at the University of Dayton on Feb. 22.

Suh's textile work was invited to the Affordable Art Fair in Los Angeles from Jan. 18-22, represented by Conrad Wilde Gallery. Approximately 40 art galleries from the USA and around the world participated in the art fair.

Natural Resources Research Institute News

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Minnesota Sea Grant News

Dale Bergeron, maritime transportation extension educator, will participate in the Great Lakes Ballast Water Collaborative executive planning meeting and contribute to the Great Lakes Waterways Conference in Cleveland, Ohio from Feb. 22-23. The Conference will highlight navigation in the Great Lakes and the future of maritime fuels.

Valerie Brady
, research coordinator, is serving on an EPA STAR Fellowship panel during the week of Feb. 20.

Diane Desotelle
, climate change extension educator, was interviewed on WTIP radio out of Grand Marais, Minn, on Feb. 14. The interview is available online on the WTIP website.

Douglas Jensen, aquatic invasive species program coordinator, will participate in National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Feb. 26-Mar. 3 in Washington D.C. at the invitation of the National Invasive Species Council. He will participate in round table discussions during a week that features activities, briefings, and workshops focused on invasive species prevention, detection, monitoring, control, and management.

Minnesota Sea Grant co-hosted a Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! booth during the 2012 Duluth Sports, Travel, and RV Show, Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center, Duluth, Minn., Feb. 15-19. Marte Kitson and Jensen joined representatives from the MNDNR AIS Program and Law Enforcement, UMD's Environmental Science Club, 1854 Treaty Authority, Cook County Invasives Team, and the Lake Superior Maritime Museum Association to answer questions about aquatic hitchhikers.

Jesse Schomberg, coastal communities and land use extension educator, is presenting "Stormwater practice retrofits in an existing residential neighborhood" at the 22nd annual Energy Design and Expo in Duluth, Minn., on Feb. 22.

Minnesota Sea Grant uploaded a new suite of videos to the program’s YouTube channel. These videos about managing stormwater, raising baitfish, surviving rip currents, and more are also accessible on the MN Sea Grant website.


Large Lakes Observatory News

Robert Hecky, professor, Department of Biology and LLO, was quoted in a BBC article about methane in, above, and around Lake Kivu along Rwanda's border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. The article is available online on the BBC News Magazine website.


Medical School-Duluth News

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Pharmacy Department News

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