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Art


ART EXHIBITS

The Tweed Museum will be one of the local art venues during the Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop to be held on Sat., Apr. 21 from 11 am-5 pm. As part of the event, there will be a reception from 2-4 pm for the exhibition Where the Two Came to Their Father: Navajo War Ceremonial. The Art & Design Department will open its studios from 11 am-5 pm, with an art sale from 6-8 pm, and an awards ceremony at the Tweed at 6:30 pm. The Tweed store will also hold a trunk sale in the Activity Gallery that day. Free shuttles will make a 40-minute loop during the Gallery Hop. The shuttles will be staggered and start at the Duluth Art Institute, transit through Canal Park, to the Tweed Musem, to Lake Avenue, and then down Superior Street to serve all participating art venues.

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

Wayne Miller On Sight: A Photographic Retrospective will be on display through Sun., Nov. 18. The Wayne Miller exhibition comes to the Tweed with financial support from the Philip and Edith Leonian Foundation and logistical support from the Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago.

The 2012 Art and Design Student Exhibition will be on display through May 6.

Student shows will be featured throughout the year: Zac Carlson from Apr. 3-8, Amanda Synder and Victoria Fortenberry from Apr. 10-15, Sara Miller and Megan Swanson from Apr. 17-22, Laura Hensel and Alex Guy from Apr. 24-29, and Monique Rogers and Meagan Hunstad (online show) from May 1-6.

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


Music


CONCERTS AND EVENTS

A faculty artist recital with Tom Pfotenhauer, trumpet, will be performed on Thurs., Apr. 5 at 7:30 pm.

Guitar ensembles, conducted by Billy Barnard, and classical guitar ensembles, conducted by Jacob Jonker, will be presented on Mon., Apr. 9 at 7:30 pm.

Jazz Combos, with conductors Tom Pfotenhauer, Ryan Frane, Billy Barnard, and Gene Koshinski, will be presented on Wed., Apr. 11 at 7:30 pm.

The Vocal Jazz Cabaret, featuring Lake Effect and Chill Factor, conducted by Tina Thielen-Gaffey, will be held on Thurs., Apr. 12, Fri., Apr. 13, and Sat., Apr. 14 at East High School, 301 N. 40th Avenue East. All concerts will be held at 7 pm.

The Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jean R. Perrault, will perform on Sat., Apr. 14 at 7:30 pm.

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by Mark Whitlock, and the Concert Band, conducted by Daniel W. Eaton, will perform on Sun., Apr. 15 at 3 pm at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2310 E. 4th Street.

The Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Gene Koshinski, will perform David MacBride's Percussion Park on Tues., Apr. 17 at 7 pm at Chester Park, 31 W. College Street. The composer will be in attendance and present opening remarks.

An Evening of Extraordinary Opera Scenes, directed by Regina Zona, will be presented on Thurs, Apr. 26 and Fri., Apr. 27. Both concerts will be held at 7:30 pm.

A Choir Concert, featuring the University Singers and Chamber Singers, Stanley R. Wold, director, and the Concert Choral, Tina Thielen-Gaffey, director, will be performed on Sun., Apr. 29 at 3 pm. Guest conductors will be Evgeny Guryev, dean of the Choral Conducting Deprtment of the Petrozavodsk (Russia) State Conservatory, and Yuri Klaz, director of the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir and the Winnipeg Singer.

A Brass Chamber Recital, conducted by Tom Pfotenhauer, will be presented on Sun., Apr. 29 at 7:30 pm.

A Wood Wind Chamber Recital, Jefferson Campbell, Lorie Scoot and Brad Bombardier: faculty sponsors, will be presented on Mon., Apr. 30 at 7:30 pm.

A faculty recital, "Doc Rocks," featuring Thomas Wegren, will be presented on Sun., May 6 at 3 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

The Rogers and Hammerstein musical, Cinderella, directed by Kate Ufema, with the UMD Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jean R. Perrault, will be presented Apr. 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 pm and Apr. 22 at 2 pm in the Marshall Performing Arts Center.


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


Athletics

BASEBALL

The UMD baseball team will host Wayne State on Fri., Apr. 6 at 1:30 pm and Sat., Apr. 7 at noon, Winona State on Wed., Apr. 11 at 1:30 pm, Upper Iowa on Sat., Apr. 14 at 1:30 pm and Sun., Apr. 15 at noon, and St. Cloud State on Tues., Apr. 17 at 1:30 pm. All games will be held at Bulldog Park.

SOFTBALL

The UMD softball team will host St. Cloud State on Sat., Apr. 14 at noon and 2 pm and Concordia-St. Paul on Sun., Apr. 15 at noon and 2 pm. All games will be held at Junction Avenue Field.

TRACK - MEN'S

The UMD Men's Track team will compete in the Twin Ports Open on Tues., Apr. 17 at 2:00 pm at Malosky Stadium.

TRACK - WOMEN'S

The UMD Women's Track team will compete in the Twin Ports Open on Tues., Apr. 17 at 2:00 pm at Malosky Stadium.

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


Lectures/Workshops/Classes

MULTICULTURAL CENTER EVENTS

The Brown Bag Lecture "Sexual Assault It's Not Your Fault," sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center and the Women’s Studies Department, will be held on Wed., Apr. 4 from noon-1 pm in KSC 268.

The film Read Me Differently, sponsored by Access For All, will be shown on Thurs., Apr. 5 from 3-4:30 pm in the Kirby Rafters.

The QASU Spring Drag Show will be held on Sat., Apr. 7 at 7 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. Tickets are $5 and on sale the week of the show and at the door. The event is sponsored by GLBT Services.

Kao Kalia Yang will present a lecture on Mon., Apr. 9 from 2-3 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. Yang is a Hmong American writer and author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir. This event is sponsored by Asian Pacific American Student Programs, Commission on Women, Diversity Commission, Department of English, Asian Pacific American Association, Women’s Resource and Action Center, TCF Bank, Department of Women’s Studies, and the Office of Cultural Diversity.

The annual "Proud Prom" will be held on Sat., Apr. 14 starting at 8 pm in the Kirby Rafters. The event is sponsored by GLBT Services and is open to students, faculty, staff, high school students, and community members. Tickets are $5.

The film Mickey Mouse Monopoly, sponsored by the UnFair Campaign, will be shown on Mon., Apr. 16 from noon-1:30 pm in the Griggs Center.

Ari Ne'eman will present on lecture on Tues., Apr. 17 from 7-8:30 pm in Kirby Ballroom. The event is sponsored by Access For All.

A Brown Bag Lecture, sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center, will be held on Wed., Apr. 18 from noon-1 pm in KSC 268.

The film Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?, sponsored by the UnFair Campaign, will be held on Mon., Apr. 23 from noon to 1:30 pm in Griggs Center.

A presentation "Southeast Asian Americans at a Glance", sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Student Programs, will be given on Mon., Apr. 23 from 1-2pm in KSC 268.

Take Our Children to Work Day, sponsored by Women's Resource and Action Center, will be held on Thurs., Apr. 26 from 8-noon in Griggs Center. Contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward at 218-726-8444.

The 23rd annual fiesta, ¿Como llegamos estar aqui? How Did We Come to Be Here?, will be held on Sat., Apr. 28 starting at 5 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. Tickets go on sale on Mon., Apr. 23 from 10 am-2 pm in front of the Kirby Bookstore. This event is sponsored by Latino Chicano Student Association and Latino Chicano Student Programs.

The film Bringing the Truth to Light: A Community Call for Racial Equity in Our Schools, sponsored by the UnFair Campaign, will be shown on Mon., Apr. 30 from noon-1:30 pm in Griggs Center.

"Art Therapy and Semester Party," sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, will be held on Wed., May 2 from noon-1 pm in KSC 268.

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: "Stargazing Tonight" on Wed., Apr. 4, and Fri. Apr. 6, "Carl Sagan's Cosmos" on Thurs., Apr. 5 at 8 pm and Apr. 19 at 8 pm, "Arrowhead Astronomy Society Presents: The Timeline of Time" on Wed., Apr. 11, "Evolution of the Universe" on Fri., Apr. 13, and "Voyager" on Wed., Apr. 18 and Fri., Apr. 20. Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more.


ALWORTH INSTITUTE EVENTS

The 2012 Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Memorial Lecture:
The lecture "India and Her Neighbors: The Foreign Policy Projections and Strategic Partnerships of a Rising Power" will be presented by Anuradha Chenoy, professor, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, on Wed., Apr. 4 at 7 pm in the Library Rotunda.

The Alworth Institute Brown Bag Lunch Lectures:
The lecture "Transforming Agricultural Development and Production in Africa: Learning from Local Practitioners" will be presented by Randel Hanson, assistant professor, UMD Department of Geography, on Thurs., Apr. 5 at noon in the Library Rotunda.

The lecture "European Religious Institutions and the Jewish Question" will be presented by Mrs. Leonore Baeumler, UMD Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee, and Deborah Petersen-Perlman, associate professor, Department of Communication, on Thurs., Apr. 12 at noon in the Rafters, KSC. This Alworth International Brown-Bag presentation will feature a review of international religious responses to the Holocaust.

The lecture "'Rattle Your Dags' and Other Terms of Endearment I Learned in New Zealand/Aotearoa" will be presented by Pat Farrell, associate professor, UMD Department of Geography, on Thurs., Apr. 26 at noon in the Library Rotunda.

The lecture "(K)ein Einwanderungsland: Redefining German-ness in the 21st Century" will be presented by Mylii Pukema, UMD International Studies and English student, on Thurs., May 3 at noon in Griggs Center, KSC.

Alworth Institute International Lecture Series:
The lecture "Roots and Challenges of Insurgency in India" will be presented by Anuradha and Kamal Chenoy, professors, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, on Thurs., Apr. 5 at 4:30 pm in the Library Rotunda.

The lecture "Geographies of Nationalism" will be presented by David Storey, senior lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Worcester, and 2012 Alworth Institute International Fellow, on Wed., Apr. 11 at 7 pm in the Library Rotunda.

The lecture "National Heritage and Place Promotion" will be presented by David Storey, senior lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Worcester, and 2012 Alworth Institute International Fellow, on Tues., Apr. 17 at 4:30 pm in the Library Rotunda.

The lecture "Confession of a War Criminal" will be presented by James Dawes, chair and professor, Department of English, Macalester College, on Tues., Apr. 24 at 4 pm in LSci 175.

The lecture "Tackling Poverty in Nigeria Through Sustainable Agriculture" will be presented by Nnaemeka Ikegwuono, executive director, Smallholders Foundation, on Thurs., Apr. 26 at 7 pm in the Library Rotunda.

The lecture "Transferring National Allegiance: Sport and Identity" will be presented by David Storey, senior lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Worcester, and 2012 Alworth Institute International Fellow, on Wed., May 2 at 7 pm in BohH 90.

Alworth Special Events:
The Alworth Institute UMD Alumni Lecture "New Political Realities in Hungary" will be presented by Katie Evans, program specialist, Center for German and European Studies, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, on Thurs., Apr. 12 at 4:30 pm in the Library Rotunda.

The Deputy, Act IV, will be performed by UMD Theatre students, faculty, and members of the Duluth community, on Sun., Apr. 15 at 2 pm in the Kirby Rafters, KSC. The Deputy: A Christian Tragedy (German: Der Stellvertreter. Ein christliches Trauerspiel), also known as The Representative, is a controversial 1963 play by Rolf Hochhuth which indicts Pope Pius XII for his failure to take action or speak out against The Holocaust. There will be a talk back session following the performance.

The documentary Weapons of the Spirit will be shown on Tues., Apr. 17 at 7:30 pm in BohH 90. This film, by Pierre Sauvage about the French village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon during the Nazi rule in World War II, is like a murder mystery in reverse. It is an examination of crimes that didn't take place, of atrocities averted, and in such a way that history itself seems to have been subverted by their absence. There will be a post-film discussion led by members of the Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee.

The panel discussion "Religious Institutions Responses to the Holocaust" will be presented on Thurs., Apr. 19 (Yom Ha Shoah) at 4:30 pm in the Weber Music Hall. The discussion features Twin Cities attorney Kenneth Engel, a representative from the Jewish Community Relations Council; Alexis Pogorelskin, professor, Department of History; and Steve Matthews, professor, Department of History. Mr. Engel, a child of Holocaust survivors, will speak on how Jews perceived their Christian neighbors and Christian institutions with respect to protection/sanctuary, support, etc. Pogorelskin will focus her remarks on the Vatican in the 1930s. Matthews will address the role of the Confessing Church and the Holocaust.

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



DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

A lecture by UMD teaching assistants, Wil Goetsch and Emily Kalinowski, will be presented on Fri., Apr. 6.

Rik Tykwinski, professor, Institut for Organische Chemie, Erlangen, Germany, will be the keynote speaker at 13th annual Undergraduate Spring Symposium on Fri., Apr. 13 at 3 pm in Kirby Ballroom B.

A lecture by UMD teaching assistants, Derrick Anderson and Melanie Ladd (Halverson), will be presented on Fri., Apr. 20.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry awards ceremony will be held on Fri., Apr. 27 at 3 pm in Kirby Ballroom.

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

A lecture will be presented on Fri., Apr. 6. Tim Craig will host the seminar.

The lecture "Potential Drivers and Consequence of Cod Recovery in the Northwest Atlantic" by Graham Sherwood will be presented on Fri., Apr. 13. Tom Hrabik will host the seminar.

A lecture by Olaf Jensen will be presented on Fri, Apr. 20. Tom Hrabik will host the seminar.

A lecture by Samantha Mueller will be presented on Fri., Apr. 27. Tom Hrabik will host the seminar.

A lecture by Katie Winkler will be presented on Fri., May 4. Julie Etterson will host the seminar.

A lecture by Elizabeth McGarry will be presented on Fri., May 11. Tim Craig 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.


RSOP EVENTS

Recreational Sport Outdoor Programs (RSOP) offers the following events: "Turkey Calling Techniques" on Tues., Apr. 10 from 6-7:30 pm at Bagley Nature Area Classroom; "Discovering the Lake Superior Agate" on Sat., Apr. 14 from noon-5, meet at the "Trailhead" in the SpHC lobby; "Sustainability on the Superior Hiking Trail" on Fri., Apr. 20 from 1:30-4:30 pm, meet at the "Trailhead" in the SpHC lobby; "Catt'in the Louis-Catfish Hunting" on Mon., Apr. 30 from 7-10 pm, meet at the "Trailhead" in the SpHC lobby; "Diamond Willow Walking Sticks" on Tues., May 1 from 5-8 pm, meet at the "Trailhead" in the SpHC lobby; and "Paper Making" on Wed., May 2 from 5-7 pm in SpHC 119. For more info and registration, visit the Recreational Sports Outdoor Program website.


DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES EVENTS

The lecture "Why Ocean Modelers Should Sweat the Small Stuff: The Influence of Langmuir Cells and Submesoscale Eddies on the Climate System" by Luke van Roekel, assistant professor of atmospheric science, Department of Environmental Sciences, Northland College, Ashland, Wisc., will be presented on Thurs., Apr. 12.

The lecture "Weather, Water & People: Regional Trout Stream Studies and Water Quality Animations to Better Understand and Protect Lake Superior Steams and Coastal Zones" by Richard Axler, senior research associate, Natural Resources Research Institute, UMD, will be presented on Thurs., Apr. 19.

The lecture "Life and Death in the Cretanceous Western Interior Seaway" by Rebecca (Schmeisser) McKean, assistant professor, Department of Geology, St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisc., will be presented on Thurs., Apr. 26.

The lecture "Water Sustainability and Food Security: Win-Win Solutions for a Thirsty Planet" by Kate Brauman, Global Landscapes Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute on the Environment, UMTC, will be presented on Thurs., May 3.

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.


VISUAL LECTURE SERIES

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 website or call 218-726-8225.


BOULDER LAKE EVENTS

Boulder Lake offers the following events: Master Naturalist Volunteer Training (Apr. 24-May 29), Project Wild/Aquatic Wild Workshop on Sat., Apr. 28, Boulder Birding Big Day/Volunteer Appreciation Day on Sat., May 12. For more information, including times, costs, registration, and driving directions, visit the Boulder Lake website, contact John Geissler or call 218-721-3731.


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. For more information, visit the IEO website.


TEA AT THE TWEED

Tea at the Tweed will be held on Wed., Apr. 4 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.


NEW STUDENT CHAPTER

The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) at the University of Minnesota Duluth, will soon become the first in the state of Minnesota to have a Student Chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA). On Wed., Apr. 4, at 2:30 pm, in the financial planning program’s TD Ameritrade Learning Lab located in the JNBA offices in Duluth's Tech Village at 11 East Superior Street, Marv Tuttle, CEO of FPA, will join Richard S. Brown, CEO of JNBA Financial Advisors and LSBE Senior Fellow; Kjell R. Knudsen, LSBE dean; faculty and student representatives from the LSBE financial planning program, to officially initiate the chapter. For more information, contact Kathleen McQuillan-Hofmann, External Affairs.


BLOOD DRIVE

UMD has organized a blood drive on Thurs., Apr. 5 from 8 am-4 pm in collaboration Memorial Blood Centers. To reserve a time slot, visit Memorial Blood Centers, enter sponsor code 2094, and follow the instructions. For more information, contact Kirby Student Center or call 218-726-7163.


OFFICE OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT EVENTS

The webinar "Service-Learning in Graduate Professional Education" will be held on Thurs., Apr. 5 from 2-3 pm in the EduE 142 conference room. This webinar will explore the challenges and opportunities involved in implementing service-learning in a graduate professional education setting. Ways of overcoming challenges and tips for success will be discussed. A few examples of existing curricula at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), including learner and community partner perspectives, will described.

The presenters will include: Naomi Wortis, associate clinical professor, UCSF Department of Family & Community Medicine; Wylie Liu, director, UCSF University Community Partnerships; Lynda Boyer-Chu, school nurse, San Francisco Unified School District, Mimi Choi, resident, UCSF Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Leadership for the Underserved, Viet-Thi Ta, executive director, Mabuhay Health Center; and Mark Anthony Maningas, past student pharmacy coordinator, Mabuhay Health Center.

CHAMP (Connecting Hopes with Action to Mobilize People) Day of Service is an opportunity for UMD students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni to support community organizations by completing volunteer projects. The UMD branch of TCF Bank challenges each department to participate in CHAMP Day of Service on Sat., Apr. 21. The registration deadline has been extended to Fri., Apr. 6. The department with the highest ratio of faculty and staff that participate in CHAMP Day of Service will win $250 to donate to a local non-profit organization of their choice. TCF is sponsoring this donation and the Office of Civic Engagement will facilitate the donation process. Sign up a team today by visiting the CHAMP Day website. Contact Erin Zoellick, 218-726-6355, in the Office of Civic Engagement with any questions.

The film If A Tree Falls, will be shown on Thurs., Apr. 12 at 5 pm in BohH 90. This film “explores two of America’s most pressing issues — environmentalism and terrorism — by lifting the veil on a radical environmental group the FBI calls America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat.” This showing is free and open to the public. The Office of Civic Engagement selects multiple films each semester highlighting important topics related to community, current issues, and civic engagement. For more information, contact the Office of Civic Engagement.


AMERICAN INDIAN LEADERSHIP LECTURE

The lecture "Styles of American Indian Leadership" will be presented by Dr. Thomas Peacock on Thurs., Apr. 5. at 4-5pm in Kirby 268. This event is free and open to the community. No registration is required. Peacock is a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and professor of Education at Winona State University. He received his Master’s and Doctorate in Educational Administration from Harvard University. He has authored numerous professional articles and authored or co-authored several books.

This is event is sponsored by University for Seniors, American Indian Learning and Resource Center and Kirby Leadership Institute. For more information, contact Joie Acheson Lee, assistant director, Student Activities and Leadership Development, 218-726-8740.


UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND ARTISTIC SHOWCASE

The 7th annual Undergraduate Research and Artistic Showcase will be held on Thurs., Apr. 12 from noon-4 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. For more information, visit the Showcase website.


LSBE PROFESSOR FOR A DAY SPEAKER SERIES

“How to Make the Jump to Corporate Executive” will be the topic of HighJump Software CEO Russell Fleischer’s lecture at the Labovitz School of Business and Economics on Wed., Apr. 11 from 4:30-5:30 pm in LSBE 118. HighJump Software is a global provider of supply chain management software and is based in Eden Prairie, Minn. This event is free and open to the public. However, online registration is required. To request disability related accommodation, contact Vicki Everett, 218-726-7440. A reception will follow in the LSBE Cyber Café.


BAEUMLER KAPLAN HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATION EVENTS

All Baeuler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration events take place on the UMD campus and are free and open to the public.

"European Religious Institutions and the Jewish Question" will be presented by Mrs. Leonore Baeumler, UMD Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee, and Deborah Petersen-Perlman, associate professor, Department of Communication, on Thurs., Apr. 12 at noon in the Kirby Rafters, KSC. This Alworth International Brown-Bag presentation will feature a review of international religious responses to the Holocaust.

The Deputy, Act IV, will be performed by UMD Theatre students, faculty, and members of the Duluth community, on Sun., Apr. 15 at 2 pm in the Kirby Rafters, KSC. The Deputy: A Christian Tragedy (German: Der Stellvertreter. Ein christliches Trauerspiel), also known as The Representative, is a controversial 1963 play by Rolf Hochhuth which indicts Pope Pius XII for his failure to take action or speak out against The Holocaust. There will be a talk back session following the performance.

The documentary Weapons of the Spirit will be shown on Tues., Apr. 17 at 7:30 pm in BohH 90. This film, by Pierre Sauvage about the French village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon during the Nazi rule in World War II, is like a murder mystery in reverse. It is an examination of crimes that didn't take place, of atrocities averted, and in such a way that history itself seems to have been subverted by their absence. There will be a post-film discussion led by members of the Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee.

The panel discussion "Religious Institutions Responses to the Holocaust" will be presented on Thurs., Apr.19 (Yom Ha Shoah) at 4:30 pm in the Weber Music Hall. The discussion features Twin Cities attorney Kenneth Engel, a representative from the Jewish Community Relations Council; Alexis Pogorelskin, professor, Department of History; and Steve Matthews, professor, Department of History. Mr. Engel, a child of Holocaust survivors, will speak on how Jews perceived their Christian neighbors and Christian institutions with respect to protection/sanctuary, support, etc. Pogorelskin will focus her remarks on the Vatican in the 1930s. Matthews will address the role of the Confessing Church and the Holocaust.

For more information, visit the College of Liberal Arts Holocaust website.


UMD SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE WORKSHOPS

Instructor Cindy Hale will lead the following UMD Sustainable Agriculture Orchard and Integrated Pest Management Workshops:
Session 1: Introduction to Orchard Tree and Pest Management, Sun., Apr. 15
Session 2: Spring Orchard Tree and Pest Management, Sat., May 19
Session 3: Early Summer Orchard Tree and Pest Management, Sat., June 2
Session 4: Mid-Summer Orchard Tree and Pest Management, Sat., July 7
Session 5: Late-Summer Harvest, Orchard Tree & Pest Management, Sat., Aug. 4
Session 6: Fall Harvest, Orchard Tree & Pest Management, Sat., Sept. 8

All workshops are held from noon-3 pm. This series of six workshops can be taken individually ($15 per session) or as an entire series (6 sessions for $75). The workshops are geared towards small growers of all skill levels, whether they have one backyard tree or a small orchard. For more information, visit the Sustainable Agriculture Project website. To register, contact Kelly Bray.


UNFAIR CAMPAIGN EVENTS

The film Mickey Mouse Monopoly, sponsored by the UnFair Campaign, will be shown on Mon., Apr. 16 from noon-1:30 pm in the Griggs Center.

The film Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?, sponsored by the UnFair Campaign, will be held on Mon., Apr. 23 from noon to 1:30 pm in Griggs Center.

The film Bringing the Truth to Light: A Community Call for Racial Equity in Our Schools, sponsored by the UnFair Campaign, will be shown on Mon., Apr. 30 from noon-1:30 pm in Griggs Center.

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


WHAT IS AMERICA EVENTS

As a continuation of UMD’s year-long How Did You Come to be Here? initiative, a series of events will explore the question, "What is America?" The public is invited to a series of workshop, lectures, discussions, and performances.

The workshop "Changing Awareness of Diversity One Card Game at a Time" will be presented by Joan Kwako, assistant professor, Education Department, on Mon., Apr.16 from 2-3:30 pm in 21 SCC.

"The American Cosmopolitan" will be presented by John Schwetman, associate professor, English Department, on Mon., Apr. 16 from 4-5:30 pm in Griggs Center

The round-table discussion forum "America: The story of immigration" will be presented by Nan Li, assistant professor, Foreign Language Department, on Mon., Apr. 16 from 4-5:30 pm in Griggs Board Room.

"Imagining America" will be presented by Steve Matthews, associate professor, History Department, on Tues, Apr. 17 from 2-3:30 pm in MohH 70.

"America That We Know: Underrepresented Perspectives will be presented by Ahmed Heikal, associate professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry Department, on Tues., Apr. 17 from 4-5:30 pm in Griggs Center.

Anton Treuer, professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and noted Ojibwe scholar, will give the keynote address on Tues., Apr. 17 from 6-7:30 pm in Griggs Center. This event is sponsored by the Vice Chancellor of Student Life.

The discussion "White Privilege 101" will be presented on Wed., Apr. 18 from 10-11 am (location to be determined). This event is sponsored by the Diversity Commission.

The discussion "Where Do We Go From Here?" will be presented on Wed., Apr. 18 from 11am-noon (location to be determined). This event is sponsored by the Diversity Commission.

The workshop "Faces of Earth: Cultural Portraits" will be presented by Alison Aune, associate professor; Fatih Benzer, assistant professor; and Joellyn Rock, assistant professor, all from the Department of Art and Design, on Wed., Apr. 18 from 2-3:30 pm in Griggs Center.

"Freedom of Thinking" will be presented by Jiyoon Yoon, associate professor, Education Department, on Wed., Apr. 18 from 2-3:30 pm in 42 SCC.

"Homeless in America" will be presented by Steve O'Neil and Cherize Payton on Wed., Apr. 18 from 4-5:30 pm in the Garden Room, KSC.

"La Frontera: Wall, Rights and the State in a Post 9/11 Era" will be presented by Susana Pelayo Woodward, director, Office of Cultural Diversity, on Thurs., Apr. 19 from 2-3:30 pm in 42 SCC.

"What is America?" performances by poets, rappers, dancers, and musicians will be held on Fri., Apr. 20 from 11 am-3 pm in the Kirby Plaza BusHub.

A Kirby Student Center Concert, featuring P.O.S., Heirospecs, Polica, and Haley Bonar, will be held on Sat., Apr. 21 in Romano Gymnasium.

For more information, contact Danny Frank 218-726-6278, or Lisa Rigoni Reeves, 218-726-7701.


BEN AND JEANNE OVERMAN DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES

"Around the World in 90 Minutes" with Marty Essen will be presented on Wed., Apr. 18 at 7 pm in the Weber Music Hall. Award-winning author, Marty Essen, has traveled to all seven continents looking for rare and interesting wildlife. His presentation features the best photos and stories from his adventures. This event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception and book signing. For more information, contact Kate Andrews at 218-726-7005.


SUSTAINABILITY FAIR

The UMD Sustainability Fair will be held on Thurs., Apr. 19 from 10 am-2 pm in the KSC. This event is free and open to the public. This bi-annual event has been established to highlight the progress of sustainability efforts within our community. The Spring 2012 Sustainability Fair will investigate sustainable development through the lens of the Nordic countries while also highlighting UMD’s connections to the region. Discussions will feature such topics as nature-based outdoor recreation, land management, education and art. For more information, visit the Office of Sustainability website or contact Brian Bluhm, 218-726-6391.



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.


TWIN CITIES GAY MEN'S CHORUS EVENT

The Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus will perform on May 3 at 8 pm in the Weber Music Hall. The one-hour concert will be followed by a reception in the Lower Weber Lobby. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased online or by calling the Weber Music Hall Box Office at 218-726-8561. UMD students are admitted free with student identification. This event is sponsored by the Chancellor's office in conjunction with the GLBT Services office. To request disability accommodations or for more information, contact Kate Andrews at 218-726-7005.



NEMBA AWARDS

The UMD Library has released the list of titles nominated for the 24th annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA), which will be presented on Thurs., May 17, starting at 5 pm in the Kirby Ballroom. A total of 47 titles are competing for prizes in six categories: (1) Fiction, (2) Poetry, (3) Nonfiction, (4) Memoir and Creative Nonfiction, (5) Children's Literature, and (6) Art/Photography. The prizes include $200 for the winner in each category, with glass plaques and 150 NEMBA book seals going to winners and authors whose books are chosen for honorable mention. For a list of the nominated titles, visit the NEMBA web page.

The celebration will begin with a book fair and refreshments, followed by suspense novelist Brian Freeman as featured speaker at 6:30 p.m. The entire event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Charlene Brown, 218-726-8539. NEMBA is presented by the UMD Library in collaboration with Friends of the Duluth Public Library and Lake Superior Writers. The 24th annual NEMBA awards will honor books published in 2011 that capture the spirit of the Northland and substantially represent northeastern Minnesota.



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.

Glensheen Mother's Day Buffets will be held on Sun., May 13. A tour of Glensheen starts the event, followed by brunch. Seatings are at 9:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 4:30 pm.

For tickets or more information, visit the Glensheen website, email Glensheen, or call 218-726-8910.


Other Events - Faculty and Staff


HUMAN RESOURCE WORKSHOPS

The workshop "Creating a Respectful Workplace" will be held on Tues., Apr. 10 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.

The New Conversations® Uncovering Five Myths that Support Racism dialogue tool will be presented on Tues., Apr. 10 from 11 am-1:30 pm in the Griggs Center. This dialogue tool is designed for individuals and groups who have begun their journey into exploring racism and want to learn more about the various facets of the problem.The presenter will be Sharon Goens, racial equity conversation coordinator, at the St. Paul Foundation. Register online.


WELLNESS/HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (HIP) WORKSHOPS:

The following workshops will be offered:
Cooking Demo: Dumplings on Tues., Apr. 10 at noon in SpHC 119.
Energy Renewal Project on Tues., Apr. 17 at noon in KSC 323.
What's For Dinner? on Tues., Apr 24 at noon in KSC 323.
Cooking Demo: Adobo on Tues., May 1 at noon in SpHC 119.
UMD Health & Wellness Center Salad Bar Potluck on Tues., May 15 at noon in Garden Room, KSC.
Visit the Wellness/Health Improvement Program (HIP) website to view descriptions of the workshops. Registration is not required except for the cooking demos in order to provide enough food for everyone.


COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES ACCESS WALK

The UMD Commission on Disabilities is coordinating an Access Walk on Wed., Apr. 11 from 1-3 pm. The purpose of the access walks is to identify areas of campus presenting access barriers or challenges to individuals with disabilities or physical limitations. This walk will cover the portion of the campus from Cina Hall to the Library. It will be an interior only walk and will include both stairwells and elevators as walkers’ abilities permit.

Meet at the Kirby Lounge, ten minutes prior to the start time. Those who plan to participate, should contact the Commission on Disabilities. Anyone encountering or knowing of areas on the campus that present potential physical barriers or challenges, should contact the Commission on Disabilities. An agenda/route for the walk will be available at the Kirby Information Desk, and will also be posted on the Commission website.


INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICE WORKSHOPS

The workshop "Showcase of Superlative Strategies" will be held on Wed., Apr. 11 from 12-1 p.m. Four UMD instructors, Paul Bates, Biology; Fizz Forsey, Environmental Education and IDS; Melanie Goldish, Communication; and Katie Nemeth, Medical School, will showcase their strategies in teaching.

The workshop "Maximize Student Learning and Critical Thinking Through Reflection" will be held on Mon., Apr. 30 from 12-1 pm.

All sessions meet in KSC 268. To register, contact Jason Ellis, call 218-726-6214 or visit the Instructional Development Services website.


JUST US

The workshop "Retention Meets Diversity" will be held on Fri., May 5 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.


Campus News

Academic News


RAYMOND W. DARLAND ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP

Faculty and staff are invited to nominate students for the Raymond W. Darland All-American Scholarship Program. The scholarship program was established in 1976 by Regent Emeritus Richard L. Griggs in honor of Provost Emeritus Raymond W. Darland. Three scholarships of $3,916 will be awarded to offset the cost of tuition in 2012-13.

In order for a student to qualify, the following criteria shall be used by the committee in selecting nominees:

1. Recipients must obtain junior status or higher during the 2011-12 academic year. They must have enough coursework remaining to attend full-time during the 2012-13 academic year.

2. Race, color, creed, sex, residence, or field of study, are not to be used as factors in selecting recipients.

3. Full consideration shall be given to the nominee's scholastic record, character, citizenship, leadership on campus, and the nominee's potential to serve as a leader in the future. Preference shall be given to students who indicate a desire and willingness to contribute to the future of our country.

Faculty or staff members may nominate a student by submitting: 1) a letter of nomination identifying the candidate and the candidate's qualifications; 2) a current UMD unofficial transcript; and 3) the candidate's resume indicating community and campus involvement.

Nominations must be made by faculty and administrative staff; no self-nominations will be accepted. Nominations must be received by Nancy Carl in the Financial Aid Office, 184 Darland Administration Building by Fri., Apr. 6.


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 celebrate their student employees by participating in an office decorating contest during National Student Employment Week.

Offices must be decorated by Mon., Apr. 9 at 4 pm. The winner will be awarded an office pizza party compliments of UMD HR. To sign up or for more information, contact Deb Herstad or RJ Potter. 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.

The winner of UMD's National Student Employee of the Year is Sam Ginsberg, student marketing director from KUMD and the Basement, nominated by Ira Salmela, Maija Morton and Vicki Jacoba.

The first runner-up is Nate Levendosk, sustainability student assistant in communication from UMD Office of Sustainability/UMD Facilities Management, nominated by Mindy Granley.

The second runner-up is Lacey Solheid, traditions manager of Kirby Student Center from UMD Kirby Student Center, nominated by Joie Acheson Lee.


2012 UMD EDIBLE GARDEN PROPOSALS SOUGHT

To recognize the “growing” interest in alternative and edible plantings on campus, UMD Facilities Management invites campus faculty, staff, departments or UMD affiliated groups to submit proposals for 2012 Edible Landscape gardens. Gardens involving students and with educational purposes such as encouraging healthy eating, learning about regional foods or producing food for specific campus activities will be given highest priority, but all ideas will be considered.

Those who submit a proposal provide a plan and the labor to plant, maintain, harvest, and use the produce. Facilities Management will provide the site, soil, tools, signs, advice, seeds, and plants if needed. Potential plots range in size from small planters to various size garden beds in many areas of campus, and will be assigned by the Facilities Management grounds supervisor after discussion with requestors. Provisions must be made for gardens to be maintained all summer.

Proposals will be considered through Apr. 13 or until available plots are all assigned. Those who submit a proposal will be contacted to discuss details of their plan. Final garden plans will be announced May 1, with planting to take place in late May and early June. For more information, contact Stephanie Vine, 218-726-7187.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STIPEND

To assist UMD faculty and departments in implementing UMD’s Strategic Plan Goal 2, Instructional Development Service is offering a $500 professional development stipend for curriculum development and redesign for a multi-disciplinary cohort of UMD faculty (7-10) who are committed to developing a climate and curriculum of inclusion in their courses. The funds would be available as professional development monies for materials, books, student assistance, conference fees, or other items that would be helpful in course transformation.

The grant is open to faculty and instructional staff who would like to integrate diversity and social justice into their curriculum and enhance their teaching around these issues. The cohort would be responsible for creating a curriculum that includes a diversity of resources stressing inclusivity, power, privilege, and/or social justice.

Submission deadline in Sun., Apr. 15. More information is available on the request of proposals pdf or contact Shelley Smith, associate professor, Instructional Development Service, at 218-726-7715.


FACULTY AWARDS

UMD has announced the faculty awards for the 2011-12 school year. An awards ceremony will be held on Tues., May 1 at 2:30 pm in Griggs Center.

The Horace T. Morse Alumni Award for Undergraduate Education will be presented to Steven P Sternberg, associate professor, Chemical Engineering. This award honors faculty who exemplify the University's commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching will be presented to Colleen Belk, instructor, Biology, SCSE. This award recognizes faculty who have made contributions to the teaching mission of UMD that are of extraordinary quality and reflect UMD’s emphasis on high quality undergraduate and graduate education. This award honors faculty for innovative pedagogy, development of creative and critical thinking, student mentoring, commitment to liberal education, and leadership and impact within a department.

Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award will be presented to Imran Hayee, professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, SCSE. Faculty members who receive this award are honored for their excellence in research or creative activity, scholarly or artistic contributions to individual disciplines, and dedication to student research.

Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Public Service will be presented to Susan Perala-Dewey, instructor, Writing Studies, CLA. This award honors faculty who have demonstrated extraordinary and sustained commitment to public service and community engagement. This award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated an integration of civic and community engagement in their teaching; shown leadership in advancing students’ civic learning; conducted community-based research; fostered community partnerships; promoted the scholarship of engagement among his/her colleagues; or made contributions to positive change on issues of public concern.

Albert Tezla Teacher/Scholar Award will be presented to Linda Legarde Grover, associate professor, American Indian Studies, CLA. This award is given annually to a faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Fine Arts who has an exceptional and effective teaching style that emphasizes the worth of research in a learned discipline and the maturing impact scholarly activity has on the development of human attitudes and values.

Outstanding Faculty Adviser Awards will be presented to Ryan Frane, associate professor, Music, SFA; Elizabeth Nelson, associate professor, Communication, CLA; Julie Ernst, associate professor, Health, Physical Education & Recreation, CEHSP; Christina Gallup, associate professor, Geological Sciences, SCSE; and Christopher McIntosh, associate professor, Economics, LSBE. This award is given each year to faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding service to their students.

For more information, contact the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  


2012 UMD MINNESOTA CAMPUS COMPACT AWARDS

Elizabeth (Beth) Ruark, instructor, Department of Education, received the Civic Engagement Steward Award, as part of the 2012 UMD Minnesota Campus Compact Awards. Nominees for the Civic Engagement Steward Award included Shane Courtland, assistant professor, Department of Philosophy; Char Harkins, assistant professor, Department of Health, Physical Education, & Recreation; Mike Mageau, assistant professor, Department of Geography; Adam Pine, assistant professor, Department of Geography; Mark Zmudy, assistant professor, Department of Health, Physical Education, & Recreation; and the PAL Project. This award is for a member of the faculty, administration, or staff or for a group 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. The Office of Civic Engagement Student Coordinators received the Student Leadership Award. Both of these awards are given to effective leaders in the development of campus-community partnerships.


COMMENCEMENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Commencement Committee is looking for volunteers for UMD's commencement ceremonies. Volunteers are needed from 5-7 pm on Thurs., May 10 for the Graduate Program Ceremony in the Romano Gymnasium. Volunteers will hand out programs, to line up the graduates, and to answer guest and student questions.

Volunteers are needed from 9:30 am to noon on Sat., May 12 for the Bachelor’s Degree Program Ceremony at Amsoil Arena, Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. Volunteers are needed to hand out programs, help the graduates line up, answer guest questions and help them find their way around the arena. Guest tickets are required for the Bachelor’s Degree Commencement Ceremony. Volunteers will receive a pass to the special seating area in the arena.

Those interested in volunteering should contact Lucy Kragness at 218-726-6176. Volunteers will review their responsibilities on Wed., May 10 at 2 pm in the Administrative Conference Room, 520 Darland Administration Building, during the
Commencement Committee meeting.


UMD RECEIVES AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AWARD

UMD's Employee Wellness Program announced that UMD recently received the American Heart Association's (AHA) Platinum Award for Fit Friendly Company in 2012. The application for the award was detailed, lengthy, and had unique requirements for the different levels of recognition. For more information about the award, like them on Facebook. At the AHA breakfast held on Mar. 29, AHA noted that UMD had the most number of students and employees that participated in the walk last year -- over 500 with 13 UMD teams. UMD is now forming walking teams. For more information about the 2012 Heart Walk, which will be held at UMD on Sat., Sept. 29, contact Melissa Jokela, 218-726-8468.

AHA is accepting nomination for the Lifestyle Change Award. AHA wants to recognize individuals who have made positive changes to improve their quality of life and health. Nominations can be submitted by friends, co-workers or relatives, or individuals can nominate themselves. Deadline for submission is Aug. 31, 2012. Winners will be announced at the 2012 Heart Walk. An application is available online.


LAKEVOICE WEBSITE

LakeVoice is a news website run by upper division Journalism students. UMD students write the content, and their focus is on the Twin Ports community. Original work is published every Thursday with a new theme each week. For more information, contact John Hatcher, assistant professor, Journalism.


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.

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.


Administration News


KUMD

Tune in to the Local on KUMD this Wednesday from 5-6pm. Minneapolis band Zoo Animal will play in the studio and talk about their performance at Zinema 2, providing the score for the silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc this Friday and Saturday. KUMD will also be giving away a pair of tickets to that event.

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

Wed., Apr. 4 at 8 am, KUMD will get all the information needed to know about this year’s shipping season. With the lack of ice this year, the ships can begin sooner than ever.
Thurs., Apr. 5 at 8 am, Guy Peterson, St. Louis County director of public health, will talk about healthcare.


Fri., Apr. 6 at 8 am, DNR's Regional Wildlife Manager Jeff Lightfoot will talk about the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource's hopes to increase hunting and fishing license fees.

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

Wed., Apr. 4 : The Robert Glasper Experiment, who fuse jazz, hip-hop, and R & B
Thurs., Apr. 5: The Weakerthans frontman John K. Samson
Fri., Apr. 6: Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker, and Yim Yames talk about their New Multitudes project that was inspired by unrecorded lyrics by Woody Guthrie.


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

Thurs., Apr. 5 at 2:30: Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer: These Arizona folk/Americana singer/songwriters recently teamed up for a CD, Seed of a Pine, and they'll perform the same night at Amazing Grace Bakery in Duluth.

See more upcoming Live from Studio A sessions and listen to past sessions on the Arts page of the KUMD website.



UMD STORES

April is "Bag Free" month at UMD Stores. Bring a bag or backpack, grab a used bag off the bag trees at the store entrances, or purchase a reusable bag at UMD Stores. ChicoBags™ and black UMD reusable bags are on sale through the month of April. Don’t take a plastic bag and get a wooden nickel to drop in the charity bin tosupport three local charities (UMD Sustainability, Boys and Girls Club of the Northland, Domiano Center). These charities benefit from this conscious effort to go green at UMD Stores. (Purchases must be "baggable" merchandise to earn wooden nickels for charity.)

Books for upcoming author events are now available:
Kao Kalia Vang : The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir
Yoram Bauman, Ph.D. : The Cartoon Introduction To Economics, Volume 1: Microeconomics and The Cartoon Introduction To Economics, Vol. 2
Kim Heikkala: Sisterhood of War: Minnesota Women in Vietnam

UMD Stores EXPRESS will hold a Plant and Garden Sale Mon., Apr. 23- Wed., May 2.

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

Academic News

Jing Bai, assistant professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has recently published two journal papers: (1) J. Bai, “Phase instability and amplitude instability of quantum-cascade lasers with Fabry-Perot Cavity”, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 292-297, Mar. 2012; (2) J. Bai, G. Sileshi, S. Burns, G. Nordehn, L. Wittmers, "Development of laser-based heart sound detection system," Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 34-37, Jan. 2012.

Moe Benda
, director, Iron Range Graduate Engineering Education Program, gave the presentation “Rewarding, Recognizing and Retaining Employees” to the Arrowhead Human Resources Association on Mar. 21.

Gloria DeFilipps Brush, professor, Department of Art and Design, will have three photographs in the D-ART 2012 online gallery for two conferences, iV 2012: The 16th International Conference on Information Visualisation, July 10-13 at LIRMM CNRS University, Montpellier, France, and the 9th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualisation, July 24-27 at National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. The reviewing committee included seven digital arts faculty from the U.S., Australia, Canada, and the U.K.

Major Troy Carlson, associate professor and Operations Flight Commander, and Major Mark Goehring, associate professor and Recruiting Flight Commander, have returned recently to UMD’s Department of Aerospace Studies after careers that have spanned the globe. Carlson (’93) has been predominantly Security Forces with an emphasis on nuclear security. Highlights of his career include an assignment to Ghedi Air Base, Italy; teaching at the United States Air Force Academy; taking command of a Regional Training Center; and a deployment to Afghanistan. Goehring (’95) has been an IM specialist in Kansas; a combat crew commander for inter-continental ballistic missiles (Minot, N.D.); a crew commander for DSCS III communication satellite; an instructor at Advanced Space Operations School, Colo.; and recently returned from deployment to Afghanistan. Both are very happy to be back at UMD where their military careers began.

Awwad Dababneh, assistant professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, made the presentation “Ergonomics of Gloves: A General Overview, and Specific Assessment of the Impact of Gloves on User Performance and Comfort in the Semiconductor Industry” - at the 15th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference, Mar. 26-29 in Nashville, Tenn.

A student chapter of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) was recently established on the UMD campus under the guidance of Richard Davis, professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, with assistance from Carlos Carranza-Torres, associate professor, Department of Civil Engineering. Adam Sersha, a process engineer at ArcelorMittal and a UMD chemical engineering graduate, serves as the chapter's industrial counselor. Membership in the chapter is open to all majors with interest in the minerals industry. The student officers of the charter are: President Kenny Kruger, Vice President Ben Egelske, Secretary Cody Shaffer, and Treasurer Luke George. The chapter has strong support from local professionals and has plans for regional industry tours, and participation in national meetings and student contests.

Dalibor Froncek, professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, presented a lecture "Distance magic graphs and tournament scheduling," at discrete mathematics seminar (DiMaS) at VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Captain Colleen Hollis, assistant professor and Unit Admissions Officer, Department of Aerospace Studies, returned in February from a one-year deployment in Afghanistan. She will retire from the Air Force on Aug. 1.

Joseph Maiolo, professor, Department of English, gave a reading from his new books Boy • Youth • Man, a collection of three novellas, and My Turkish Missile Crisis on Apr. 2 in Weber Music Hall. The books were recently published by overcoatbooks.com.

Elias Mokole, instructor, Department of Music, recently received a Chancellor's UMD Diversity Initiative Grant through which he hosted a "Diversity Dialogue . . . through Concert and Conversation" at the Tweed Museum of Art on Mar. 28.

Bruce Peckham, professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Harlan Stech, professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, John Pastor, professor, Department of Biology, and Laurence Hao-Ran Lin, a 2008 MS graduate of the UMD Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, who is currently working on his doctorate in biology at Virginia Tech, recently published a paper on the impact of energy enrichment in stoichiometric population models: L. Lin, B. Peckham, H. Stech, J. Pastor (2012): "Enrichment in a stoichiometric model of two producers and one consumer", Journal of Biological Dynamics, 6:2, 97-116.

Peckham, Stech, and Pastor published a second paper on the same subject: H. Stech, B. Peckham, J. Pastor: "Enrichment in a general class of stoichiometric producer–consumer population growth models", Theoretical Population Biology, Vol. 81, Issue 3, 2012, 210-222.

James Riehl, dean, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, presented a seminar entitled "The Origins and Consequences of Molecular Chirality" to the Department of Chemistry on Feb. 2. He also presented a lecture entitled "A preliminary world view of STEM higher education" to the College of Engineering of Maltepe University in Istanbul Turkey on Feb. 15.


Natural Resources Research Institute News

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Minnesota Sea Grant News

Minnesota Sea Grant’s newest issue of The Seiche is available online. Read about whale burbs, learn about Lake Superior’s chemical imbalance, get a gold-medal recipe for Lake Herring, and more.

Chris Benson, graphic artist and web designer, received one of UMD's Outstanding Service Awards for Continuous Service, Mar. 26. From his interest in keeping Minnesota Sea Grant on the leading edge of technology to his artistic talents in photography and graphic design; Chris consistently keeps their communications polished and cohesive, giving their program a distinctive character.

Dale Bergeron, maritime extension educator, and Craig Middlebrook, deputy administrator of the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, will be presenting a guest lecture to the class of Deborah Swackhamer, profesor and co-director, Water Resources Center, and Charles M. Denny, Jr., chair of Science, Technology, and Public Policy's Graduate Water Policy. They will be discussing the Great Lakes Seaway and providing an overview of the opportunities and threats related to inter-lake and international maritime trade within the Great Lakes Basin, UMN Twin Cities campus, Apr. 10.

Val Brady, research coordinator, spoke on WTIP radio, March 25, about Sea Grant's newly funded research projects for 2012-2014.

Diane Desotel, climate change adaptation extension educator, will speak at the UMD Sustainability Fair, Apr. 17, on Climate Change and Adaptation.

Jeff Gunderson, director, participated on a panel to discuss the bridge between research and management at the St. Louis River Summit held at the University of Wisconsin Superior, Mar. 8.

Doug Jensen, aquatic invasive species program coordinator, was an invited guest speaker, “Successes with Aquatic Invasive Species Education and Outreach in Minnesota” at the “Education and Outreach Workshop”, Mar. 21-22, Toronto, Ontario, hosted by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

Jensen co-hosted a Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! booth at the Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo, National Sports Center, Blaine, Minn., Mar. 23-25.

Jensen and Marte Kitson, aquatic invasive species specialist, co-hosted, along with the Minnesota DNR, a Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! booth at the Northwest Boat Show, Minneapolis Convention Center, Mar. 28-Apr. 1.

Kitson, in partnership with Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education, hosted an environmental stewardship workshop called The Invasion Station – aquatic invasive species, the who, how, and what now of AIS education on Sat., Mar. 17 at the School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley, Minn.

Jensen and Kitson will co-host a Habitattitude booth at the Duluth Home and Garden Show, DECC, Duluth, Minn., Apr. 11-15.

Sharon Moen, communication coordinator, received one of UMD's Outstanding Service Awards. Hers tireless effort with a "Salute to Lake Superior's Sustainable Fisheries" truly embodied the spirit and vision of UMD's new Strategic Plan, especially as it relates to Chancellor Black's emphasis on sustainability.


Large Lakes Observatory News

Jay Austin, associate professor, Physics and LLO, presented early results from UMD's Autonomous Underwater Glider at the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography/Ocean Sciences Meeting in Feb. 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Erik Brown, professor, Geological Sciences and LLO, Nigel Wattrus, associate professor, Geological Sciences and LLO,and Joe Werne, associate professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry and LLO, were participants at a workshop to develop the “Basin of Mexico Drilling Program” that was held in Mexico City (Mar. 4-8, 2012) and sponsored by the International Continental Drilling Program. Brown and Werne were lead conveners of the workshop, attended by 40 scientists and students from ten countries. The initial impetus for the workshop was investigation of the long and continuous climate and ecological record preserved in lake sediments underlying the city. Workshop attendees included others with scientific interests in sediment core and borehole instrumentation in this region, including experts in volcanology, seismology, hydrology and the associated geological hazards.

Robert Hecky
, professor, Biology and LLO, and Stephanie Guildford, associate professor, Biology and LLO, were named as co-editors of the Journal of Great Lakes Research, the leading scientific journal devoted to scientific investigation of large lakes, effective Feb, 2012. Jay Austin has been an associate editor of JGLR since July 2011.

Prosper Zigah (PhD in WRS 2011, currently at Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology), Elizabeth Minor, associate professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry and LLO, and Joe Werne were authors of the following paper, which is currently on the journal website’s “most popular” list: Zigah, P.K., E.C. Minor, and J.P. Werne, 2012. The spatial and temporal distribution of radiocarbon in organic and inorganic carbon in the Lake Superior water column, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26, GB1023, 20 PP., 2012, doi:10.1029/2011GB004132

The Blue Heron, UMD’s research vessel on the Great Lakes, will be starting its fifteenth year of operations on Apr. 30. The ship has a full schedule for the 2012 season, with over 65 days on the water supporting LLO educational and research mission. This past winter, the ship underwent $150,000 worth of renovations. Since it began work as UMD's research vessel in 1998, the Blue Heron has received $5.3 million in external funding for 972 days on the water. This has supported 38 externally funded research grants that have brought an additional $9 million in research support to the University of Minnesota.


Medical School-Duluth News

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Pharmacy Department News

Bjoern Bauer, assistant professor, was invited to give a seminar in the NIH/NIEHS Laboratory of Toxicology and Pharmacology seminar series on Apr. 3, in Research Triangle Park, N. C. He presented “Targeting the LOX/COX Dual Pathway: Blood-Brain Barrier Repair in Epilepsy.” Bauer was also invited to give a seminar by the same title on Mar. 30, in the UMD SCSE Department of Biology seminar series.

Michelle Johnson-Jennings, assistant professor, and Derek Jennings, research associate, will be keynote speakers at the National Institutes of Health, Idea Network Biomedical Research, Research and Training Symposium to be held April 18-20, 2012, in Bozeman, Mont. They will present "Indigenous Community Health: Bridging the Gap to Communities."

Johnson-Jennings and Melissa Walls of the Medical School Duluth have been named co-directors of the Research for Indigenous Community Health (RICH) Center—an interdisciplinary American Indian health equities research collaboration between the College of Pharmacy and School of Medicine. RICH seeks to build research collaborations within and across campuses and tribal entities to address American Indian health inequities and disparities.

Megan Undeberg, assistant professor, gave an invited presentation titled “Tapping Into Title III-D Older American Act Funding: Utilizing MTM to Prevent Disease and Promote Health in Rural Older Adults” as part of a 2-credit MTM Pearls CE session on March 11, 2012, at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La.

The UMD Multicultural Pharmacy Student Organization (MPSO) took first place in the 4th WorldQuest International Trivia Competition hosted by the Alworth Institute on Feb. 23. Twenty-three teams of eight competed to answer questions on flags and capitals, geographical features and international borders, and people and events in the news. Teams of UMD students, faculty, and staff competed alongside teams from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and the local community. Each placing team received a gift to an international non-profit of their choice.



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