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October 2014
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Isabel Wilkerson kicks off Friends’ speaker series

October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Coffman Theater,
300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson kicks off the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries speaker series with a special lecture, “The Warmth of Other Suns: Telling the Human Story of an Epic Migration.” The event will be Wednesday, October 1, 7:30 p.m., at Coffman Theater, Coffman Memorial Union

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First Fridays: ‘No Singular Expression’

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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“No Singular Expression: Unseen Diversity in the History of Computing” will be held October 3, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, presented by the Charles Babbage Institute.

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Free

Making Culturally Relevant Art:
The Role of Archives in Activating Theatre

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Penumbra Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the University of Minnesota Libraries invite you to a symposium that explores the role of archival research in producing culturally relevant and socially responsible art. The event will be held Saturday, October 4, 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., at the University of Minnesota.

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Telling Queer History

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Telling Queer History, a storytelling gathering that will be led by Beth Zemsky and hosted by the Tretter Collection, takes place Sunday, October 5, 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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Free

Bisexuality & Beyond: Re-imagining Sexual Orientation

October 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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The Critical Conversations about Diversity and Justice series features, Bisexuality & Beyond: Re-imagining Sexual Orientation, Friday, October 10, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Givens Conference Room (120)

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Free

Library School Alumni Homecoming Reception

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Please join us at Homecoming 2014 for a special Library School Alumni event at Elmer L. Andersen Library on October 17, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The reception will feature hors d’oeuvres, tours of the Archival Caverns, and an opportunity to view the Ralph Rapson exhibit.

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Free

51st James Ford Bell Lecture, featuring Andrew Lawler

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Andrew Lawler will present at the annual James Ford Bell Lecture on October 23, 2014, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Lawler is an award-winning writer/journalist. His work has appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Discovery and Columbia Journalism Review, among others. He is a contributing writer to Science Magazine, a contributing editor to Archaeology Magazine, and author of the forthcoming book “Why Did the Chicken Cross the World.”

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Free

John Berryman at 100

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - October 26 @ 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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John Berryman at 100: A Centennary Conference at the University of Minnesota, October 24-26 will celebrate the poet’s life and work and provide a forum for current scholarship about Berryman as well as responses to his work by contemporary poets from the United States and further afield.

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Free

Lange to deliver Comstock Lecture

October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cowles Auditorium and Atrium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs,
301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Professor of Medicine Carol A. Lange, University of Minnesota Medical School, will present the Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholar Lecture on October 27, 2014, 4:00 p.m.in Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

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Free

Exhibit opening for Juhla!: Celebrating 150 years of Finnish immigration to Minnesota

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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This event marks the opening of the exhibit, “Juhla!: Celebrating 150 years of Finnish immigration to Minnesota.” The event also kicks off the symposium “From Emigration to Immigration: Historical and Contemporary Finland,” which will be held on October 30.

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November 2014
Free

First Fridays: ‘If it be not a sin…’

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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“‘If it be not a sin…:’ Slavery and Revolt in the New World” will be presented Friday, November 7, 12:00 to 1;00 p.m. at the Elmer L. Anderson Library, Room 120, by Marguerite Ragnow, Curator, James Ford Bell Library.

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Free

Richard Moe, historian and preservationist, to present Paul and Joan Nagel Lecture

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cowles Auditorium and Atrium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs,
301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Please join us November 18, 7:30 p.m. at the University of Minnesota as Richard Moe discusses his book, “Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War.”

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Free

Muslims in Minnesota: Keeping the Faith, Dispelling Stereotypes, Achieving Success

November 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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The Critical Conversations about Diversity and Justice series features “Muslims in Minnesota: Keeping the Faith, Dispelling Stereotypes, Achieving Success” on Friday, November 21, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Givens Conference Room (120).

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December 2014
Free

The Mystery of Writing with Mary Logue

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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“The Mystery of Writing” with Mary Logue will be held December 2, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota. Logue wrote her first mystery in sixth grade and hasn’t stopped since. A lively interview will reveal what sparks the creativity of this award-winning author.

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Free

First Fridays: ‘The Schaper Case’ and ‘From Homophile to Queer’

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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“The Schaper Case: Academic Freedom and Institutional Power:” When the United States declared war on Germany in 1917, academic freedom was pitted against the emotions of war and the fear of others. In the second presentation at the December 5 First Fridays, representatives from the Libraries’ Tretter Collection will present: “From Homophile to Queer: Inclusion, Meaning and Power in Language.”

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