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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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20th Annual Cunningham Memorial Lecture

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Willey Hall,
225 19th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Christine D. Worobec will present “The Long Road to Kyiv: Nineteenth Century Orthodox Pilgrimages” at the 20th Annual James W. Cunningham Memorial Lecture on Eastern Orthodox History and Culture on Friday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Willey Hall 125.

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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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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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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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January 2015

Feast of Words featuring Brenda Child

January 29, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Campus Club,
403 Coffman Memorial Union; 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Brenda Child, Associate Professor of American Studies and American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota, highlights the January 29 Feast of Words event at the Campus Club. The title of her talk is “Speaking Ojibwe in the Great Lakes: From Reservations to Revitalization.”

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Free

From Refugee to Citizen: The Hmong Journey from Rural History to Urban Experience

January 30, 2015 @ 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, From Refugee to Citizen: The Hmong Journey from Rural History to Urban Experience, on Friday, January 30, 2015, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Givens Conference Room (120).

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February 2015
Free

First Fridays: ‘African American History Project’ and ‘The Power of the Printing Press’

February 6, 2015 @ 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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Two First Fridays Presentations will be held on February 6, 2015 at Elmer L. Andersen Library: “African American History Project: Searching Across 300 years of Black Collections” and “The Power of the Printing Press, 1450 to 1600.”

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Beyond Myth-Making and Appropriation: African Americans in Theater and Film

February 27, 2015 @ 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, Beyond Myth-Making and Appropriation: African Americans in Theater and Film, on Friday, February 27, 2015, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Givens Conference Room (120).

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March 2015

Misa highlights Friends’ Members Appreciation event

March 1, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
McNamara Alumni Center,
200 S.E. Oak St., Minneapolis, 55414 United States
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Tom Misa, Director of the Charles Babbage Institute and author of “Digital State: The Story of Minnesota’s Computing Industry,” is the speaker for the 2015 annual Friends of the Libraries Members Appreciation program. The event will be held March 1, 2015, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center, AI Johnson Great Room

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First Fridays: ‘Record building’ and ‘Power in the archives’

March 6, 2015 @ 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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“Record-building, ‘saving culture,’ and starting archives” and “Power in the Archives” are the two presentation topics at the University of Minnesota Libraries First Fridays event on March 6, 2015 at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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Free

The Price of Healing: Diversity Issues in Wellness, Health and Healthcare

March 27, 2015 @ 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, The Price of Healing: Diversity Issues in Wellness, Health and Healthcare, onl Friday, March 27, 2015, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Givens Conference Room (120).

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April 2015
Free

First Fridays: ‘Empowerment’ and children’s literature and the YMCA

April 3, 2015 @ 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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Empowerment is the theme of the April 2015 First Fridays event, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library. Presentations will look at the case for empowerment in children’s literature and the YMCA.

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The Animal/Human Connection: Clarifying the Roles of Service, Emotional Support, and Therapy Animals

April 17, 2015 @ 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, The Animal/Human Connection: Clarifying the Roles of Service, Emotional Support, and Therapy Animals, on Friday, April 17, 2015, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Givens Conference Room (120).

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