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Art


ART EXHIBITS

The Tweed Museum of Art will take part in the 22nd Annual Gallery Hop For Earth Day Celebration on Sat., April 21. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served throughout the day. The Tweed will open its doors to the public from 11 am-8 pm. During the day, the Art and Design Department will host Open Studio and Art Sale from 11 am-5 pm. The Annual Student Exhibition Awards Ceremony will start at the Tweed at 6:30 pm, along with a reception for the show from 6-8 pm. The Tweed Museum of Art Store will host a trunk show sale.The eARTh Bus will run free shuttle services between participating Duluth galleries. For more information on participating art venues, visit the Duluth Gallery Hop website.

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: 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

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 Department 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 Concordia-St. Paul on Tues., May 1 at 1 pm, University of St. Mary on Sat., May 5 at 1:30 pm, and University of St. Mary on Sun., May 6 at noon. All games will be held at Bulldog Park.

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


Lectures/Workshops/Classes

MULTICULTURAL CENTER EVENTS

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 and Saturdays. All shows begin at 7 pm, unless otherwise noted. The Planetarium presents the following: "Voyager" on Wed., Apr. 18 and Fri., Apr. 20, Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" on Thurs., Apr. 19 at 8 pm, "Hercules and Other Superhero Stars" on Sat., Apr. 21 at 2 pm, "Marsquest" on Sat., Apr. 21 at 7 pm, "Astronomy Days" on Sat., Apr. 28 from 10 am-4 pm, "Stargazing" on Wed., May 2 and Fri., May 4, Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" on Thurs., May 3 at 8 pm, and "Mythbusters" Fri., May 11. Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more.


DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES EVENTS

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.


ALWORTH INSTITUTE EVENTS

Alworth Special Events:
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.

Alworth Institute International Lecture Series:
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.

The Alworth Institute Brown Bag Lunch Lectures:
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.

The Alworth Institute Reading Group:
The Reading Group will discuss Peter Schnieder's The Wall Jumper and Jana Hensel's After the Wall on Tues., May 1 at 7pm in KSC 355-357.

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


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.



RSOP EVENTS

Recreational Sport Outdoor Programs (RSOP) offers the following events: "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 CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

The lecture "X-Ray Crystallography of an Azurin-PHM Model Protein" by teaching assistant Melanie Ladd (Halverson) and the lecture ""Transition-Metal Aromatic Macrocycles: Insight Towards Fundamental Oxygen Formation and Atom Transfer Reactions" by teaching assistant Derrick Anderson 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 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.


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.


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 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.


2012 SIGURD OLSON LECTURE SERIES

The lecture "Wildland Conversation and Local Economies" will be presented by Spencer Phillips, vice president, Ecology & Economics Research for the Wilderness Society, on Wed., Apr. 18 at noon in the library rotunda. This lecture will present concepts surrounding the economic value of wildlands, discuss briefly some methods for estimating and documenting that value and explore several case studies where information about wildland-economy relationships has helped improve conservation and economic outcomes. For more information, contact Tim Bates, 218-726-8743.


HEALTH SERVICES EVENTS

The workshop "Epic Fail: How video games and internet overuse can create problems with college students" will be held on Wed., Apr. 18 from 1:30-3 pm in KSC 268. This event is hosted by the UMD Health Services Counseling Department.

Sat., Apr. 21- Sat., Apr. 28: Join the MOOvement towards sustainability. This week-long series of events will focus on the important connection between local and sustainably grown foods and the community.

April 21: CHAMPS day of service at the UMD Farm. Join the Sustainable Agriculture Project for a day of fence building, and planting preparation at the UMD Farm. For more information, visit the CHAMP website.

April 23: This day marks the beginning of the MOOvement in the Center Court Restaurant to provide locally raised, grass-fed beef hamburgers. The sustainable meat producer from Wrenshall, Minn., Troy Salzer, will be available for a “Meat and Greet” in the restaurant, on Mon., Apr. 23 from 11:30-12:30 pm.

April 26: Special “local foods” dinner in the Dining Center for the housing residents, the campus community and the public. The dinner will highlight hamburgers made from locally raised beef from Troy Salzer’s Sandy Hills Ranch in Wrenshall, Minn. The dinner will also serve homemade wild rice burgers, and Juneberry-rhubarb crisp. The juneberries were picked right on the UMD campus. Roasted potatoes and other vegetables from the Fisher-Merritt Farm and from Sandy Hills Ranch, both in Wrenshall, will be served as well. Dining hours, 4:30-7pm. Cost is $8.90. Visit the Health Services website for the full menu and pictures from the farms. Troy Salzer, owner of Sandy Hills Ranch, will be available for a “Meat and Greet” in the Dining Center, Thurs., April 26 from 5-6pm.

Sat., Apr. 28: The third annual Community Wellness Day will be held 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. There will be many activities for children, including rock climbing.

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.


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.


MEHS OPEN HOUSE

An Open House for the Master of Environmental Health and Safety (MEHS) program will be held on Thurs., Apr. 19 from noon-3 pm in Voss-Kovach 201. Community members as well as students and faculty from all over the UMD campus are invited to stop by and find out more about career options in EHS and about the Master of Environmental Health and Safety (MEHS) program. For more information, visit the MEHS website or contact Tracy Shaw, 218-726-6161 or Robert Feyen, 218-726-8327.


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.

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.


UNFAIR CAMPAIGN EVENTS

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.


INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE

Dr. Mitch Hammer will offer a keynote presentation "Intercultural Competence: The Key to Diversity Education" on Mon., Apr. 23 at 4 pm in Griggs Center. This presentation is in support of Strategic Plan Goal # 2, to create a positive and inclusive campus climate, and is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. All members of the campus community are encouraged to attend this event. Dr. Hammer will discuss some of the challenges in integrating intercultural competence development in the university experience. In addition, he will review some of the results from his own work and others in building intercultural proficiency within universities and P-12 Schools. For more information, the office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, 218-726-7103.


LABOVITZ ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS AWARDS

The 20th annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards will be held on Wed., Apr. 25 at the DECC from 11 am (sign-in) with a lunch and program from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Celebrate entrepreneurial leadership and successes in the Twin Ports and Arrowhead Region. This year's featured speaker is business leader and namesake of the event, Joel Labovitz. To register, visit the Center for Economic Development website.


OFFICE OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT EVENTS

The webinar "Effective Practices in Creating a Transformative Service Experience" will be held on Wed., Apr. 25 from 2-3 pm in 302 Kirby Plaza. Visit the Office of Civic Engagement website or contact Dylan Savall, 218-726-8645) with questions.


TAKE OUR CHILDREN TO WORK DAY

"Build Opportunity: 20 Years of Education, Empowerment, Experience" will be presented from 8 am-noon on Thurs., Apr. 26 in the Griggs Center. This program is intended for girls and boys ages 8-12. This event by sponsored by the UMD Women's Resource and Action Center and UMD Commission on Women. The children will participate in interactive learning activities, which will lead this "New Generation At Work" towards a future where they can participate fully in work, family, and community. To register or for more information, contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward at 218-726-8444 or the WRAC at 218-726-6292.


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. There will be many activities for children, including rock climbing.

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.


UMD SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE WORKSHOPS

Instructor Cindy Hale will lead the following UMD Sustainable Agriculture Orchard and Integrated Pest Management Workshops:
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.


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

WELLNESS/HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (HIP) WORKSHOPS:

The following workshops will be offered:
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.



INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICE WORKSHOPS

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


COMMISSION ON WOMEN GRANT REQUESTS SOUGHT

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. Both Small Grant applications (up to $300) and Large Grant applications ($301-$1000) are sought. Priority will be given to grant applications received by the deadline, Fri., Apr. 20; however, applications will be evaluated throughout the academic year. For more information, visit the Commission on Women grants website or contact the Grants Committee chair Susana Pelayo-Woodward at 218-726-8444.


FACULTY AWARDS

An awards ceremony celebrating the faculty awards for the 2011-12 school year 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. Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching will be presented to Colleen Belk, instructor, Biology, SCSE. Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award will be presented to Imran Hayee, professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, SCSE. Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Public Service will be presented to Susan Perala-Dewey, instructor, Writing Studies, CLA. Albert Tezla Teacher/Scholar Award will be presented to Linda Legarde Grover, associate professor, American Indian Studies, CLA.

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


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.


2012 UMD STUDENT AWARD RECIPIENTS HONORED

The 2012 UMD Student Award recipients were honored with a reception and program in the Kirby Student Center Ballroom on Sun., Apr. 15. The complete list of recipients may be viewed on the Kirby Student Center website.

Outstanding Staff: Sue Bourgoyne and James Vileta
Outstanding Academic Advisor: Kurt Guidinger and Lisa Rigoni Reeves
Outstanding Faculty: Clay Carter, Julie Slowiak, and Barb Titus
Outstanding Student Organization Advisor: Hli Vang
Outstanding Student Organization: KUMD – The Basement
Featherman Award: Nahom Abegaze and Michelle Lach
Leadership Award: Kendra Eisenschenk and Kimberly Newton
Bulldog Awards: Nicholas DeShaw, Gabe Fall, Steven Hendrickson, Hannah Mumm and Alicia Norby
Sieur du Luth Award: Alexandra (Lexie) Generous and Zack Filipovich


SUPPORTING LACROSSE CAMP FOR AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH

On Fri., Apri. 13, Chancellor Lendley C. Black, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Chairwoman Karen Diver, and other representatives of the University of Minnesota signed a memorandum of agreement providing support for a summer lacrosse camp for youth. The signing event was held at the Fond du Lac Tribal Government Offices, 1720 Big Lake Road, Cloquet, Minn.

UMD became involved with the initiative in 2010 when UMD's Lacrosse Team Head Coach Frank Clark began meeting with Bryan "Bear" Bosto, manager of the Brookston Community Center on the Fond du Lac Reservation. Clark and Bosto wanted to bring the indigenous sport of lacrosse to American Indian boys and girls. Read more about this agreement.


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 into KUMD. 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. 18 at 8 am, Duluth City Council member Jay Fosle joins KUMD for a conversation about the potentials of a methadone clinic in a Duluth neighborhood.
Thurs., Apr. 19 at 8 am, Dr. Roger Waage will discuss the decreasing funding for the medical residency program in Duluth that trains doctors for rural communities and what that means for the program.
Fri., Apr. 20 at 8 am, Kris McNeal and Zach Chase of Duluth will discuss their bike trip around the Great Lakes which begins May 1.

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. 18 : Scottish artist Emeli Sandé introduces her soulful pop on her debut album, Our Version Of Events.
Thurs., Apr. 19: Visions is the latest electronic pop record from Grimes, the solo project of Montreal-based artist Claire Boucher.
Fri., Apr. 20: The Icelandic indie folk outfit, Of Monsters and Men, gained attention for their hit single "Little Talks" last year and follow up with their debut full-length album, My Head is An Animal.


Live from Studio A offers interviews and performances. See 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 to support 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

Leif Brush, professor Emeritus, Department of Art and Design, is a featured artist in Sounding City: Public Sound, with a focus on ecologically-oriented international works of art, sound, and music presented in the city parks and lawns of Kortrijk from Apr. 28-May 13. Sounding CIty is a project of the 2012 Festival of Flanders Kortrijk in Belgium. Brush supervised the installation of one of his Terrain Instruments Windribbons via Skype.

Dalibor Froncek, professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, presented a lecture "Handicap tournaments and distance antimagic graphs" at the Combinatorics Seminar at Faculty of Applied Mathematics, AGH-University of Science and Technology Krakow, Poland.

Kristen Hylenski
, assistant professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, recently published a paper on German author Frank Wedekind: Hylenski, Kristen. "Die 'Not der Zeit': Modernity in Frank Wedekind’s Dance Poems." Monatshefte 104:1 (2012): 55-69.

Jim Klueg, professor and head, Department of Art and Design, has work in Clay & Print III, Apr. 20-June 8 at the Amaco/Brent Gallery, Indianapolis, Ind. The exhibition was curated by ceramist Paul Andrew Wandless.

Ron Marchese, professor, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, along with his colleagues from Cambridge University and the University of Vienna, published findings on the geo-physical survey of Plataiai recently in the prestigious journal Hesperia (Journal of the American School of Classical Study, Athens, Greece) 81:1 pp. 191-140. A 40-page electronic supplement was also published in the same venue. A number of UMD students have visited the site during Marchese's Classical Study of Greece. Students from the Dept. of Anthropology participated on the survey - considered the highest standard of geo-physical work in the Balkans. The work discovered an unknown ancient city at the site with previously unknown temples, a large market place, streets, avenues, gates, as well as additional public and private buildings. Marchese has also, once again, been added to the American Institute of Archaeology's international lecture series for 2012 and 2013. This is the third time he has been invited to participate in their endeavor. Marchese will be lecturing throughout the United States during the next academic year. He is also collaborating on a new interpretation of the Battle of Plataiai, which took place in 479 B.C., with his colleague Dr. Andreas L. Konecny.

Jennifer J. Pontinen, professional business consultant, UMD Center of Economic Development (Virginia, Minn. office) has been named Minnesota Financial Services Champion of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Financial Services Champion award is presented annually in each state to individuals who assist small businesses through advocacy efforts to increase the usefulness and availability of accounting or financial services. Elaine S. Hansen, director of UMD Center for Economic Development at the NE Minnesota Small Business Development Center, in Duluth, Minn., nominated Pontinen for this award. Since 2007, Pontinen has served as a professional business consultant for the Northeast Minnesota Small Business Development Center (MnSBDC) located at the Mesabi Range Community and Technical college campus in Virginia, Minn. She is a one-person financial authority, professional coach, and advisor for the businesses not only in her area and the surrounding community, but also in the region, the State of Minnesota and now beyond the State borders.

Eun-Kyung Suh, associate professor, Department of Art and Design, will have her textile work in the Affordable Art Fair Spring Edition in New York City from Apr. 19-22. The Affordable Art Fair will showcase new artists, galleries, programming, and installations. Suh's work review is published in the Surface Design Association Journal (winter issue), written by Michele Fricke, a program head of art history at the Kansas City Art Institute.


Natural Resources Research Institute News

Bill Berguson gave a presentation on the progress of the SunGrant Poplar Energy Crops research for woody energy crops for biofuels production in Indianapolis, Ind. on Mar. 14. Berguson is the national Species Team Leader for the program.

Cindy Hale
was keynote speaker at the Wildlife Diversity Conference held by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources on Mar. 7. Her talk was titled “Dances with Worms: The Great Lakes Worm Watch.”

Igor Kolomitsyn gave a presentation titled “Peat based products for industrial wastewater remediation” at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration annual conference in Seattle, Wash., Feb. 19-22.

Steve Kossett gave a presentation titled “Rapid Prototyping/Additive Manufacturing” at UMD’s Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering for their Senior Seminar Series on Mar. 19.

Ron Moen gave a talk to The Tuesday Club at Grand Ely Lodge about Canada lynx in Minnesota on Apr. 3.

Gerald Niemi was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Hawk Migration Association of North America. The organization is responsible for documenting the systematic counts and trends of migrating birds of prey across North America.

Jennifer Olker received the Best Student Poster Award for her poster titled “Testicular oocyte presence and severity differs across amphibian species, unrelated to atrazine concentration” co-authored by Lucinda Johnson, Pat Schoff, and Rodney Johnson (EPA MED) at the Midwest Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) meeting held Mar. 21-22 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Olker has been named a Consortium Student Scholar and also received a financial award from the Consortium for Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences for her dissertation research on “Atrazine concentration in wetlands and associated landscape factors in the Upper Midwest.”

Fifteen NRRI researchers were recognized by the University of Minnesota’s Vice President for Research with Innovation Awards at an event held on the UM Twin Cities campus on Mar. 8. The following were recognized for obtaining patents on intellectual property: Matthew Aro, Rodney Bleifuss, David Englund, Donald Fosnacht, David Hendrickson, Timothy Kemp, Andriy Khotkevych, Richard Kiesel, Pavel Krasutsky, and Lawrence Zanko. The following were recognized for licensing intellectual property: Matthew Aro, Donald Fosnacht, David Hendrickson, Timothy Kemp, and Richard Kiesel.


Minnesota Sea Grant News

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Large Lakes Observatory News

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Medical School-Duluth News

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Pharmacy Department News

Paul Ranelli, professor, was recently selected as Badger of the Year by the Twin Ports Badgers Chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association. This award is given annually to a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate who lives in the Duluth area and has made a difference in our community. He will accept the award at a Founders’ Day 2012 chapter event in Duluth on Apr. 25.

Randall D. Seifert, professor, had an article published. Gandhi G, Chon A, Johnson N, Kidder PA, Lee P, Leung K, Ma I, Ness S, Sampsel E, Schlaifer M, Seifert R, Sternaman D (AMCP Special Projects Committee). Implications of risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) programs for managed care pharmacy. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy. 2012 Apr;18(3):268-75.



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