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August 2018

Programming & Pizza — August 2018

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join us Friday, August 24, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., for our monthly Programming & Pizza. Expert staff from the Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, and Research Computing will connect with you for 30 minutes of hands-on help. Advanced registration required.

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September 2018

The Best from Pen & Press — Exhibit Open House

September 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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From Cuneiform tablets and ancient papyri to modern day fine press, this dazzling exhibit extends to two galleries in Elmer L. Andersen Library. See never before exhibited rare materials such as a 16th-century “remembrance scroll” — a sort of to-do list for the king’s court — and a book containing a Rembrandt etching. The exhibit open house features gallery talks by curators from the Archives and Special Collections department at the Libraries. 5:00 p.m. – Curator Tim Johnson, First Floor…

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East Asian Library Open House

September 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
East Asian Library, 309 19th Ave. S., OMWL 499
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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East Asian Open House flier. The Open House will be Thursday, Sept. 13, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Stop by the East Asian Library Open House on Thursday, September 13, between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. for snacks and an opportunity to learn more about the library, hangout with friends, and pick up a book or DVD. 

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‘The Shakespeare Requirement: A Novel’ — Julie Schumacher reading and book signing

September 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Julie Schumacher will read from her highly anticipated book, The Shakespeare Requirement: A Novel, at a September 13 event at Elmer L. Andersen Library. The book — a sequel to Schumacher's nationally best-selling Dear Committee Members — is an academic comedy of pitched battles waged for small stakes, tackling the latest disputes on campus from trigger warnings and safe spaces to political correctness and identity politics. 

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Programming & Pizza — September 2018

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join us Friday, September 28, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., for our monthly Programming & Pizza. Expert staff from the Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, and Research Computing will connect with you for 30 minutes of hands-on help. Advanced registration required.

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October 2018

Celebrating 50 Years of Wilson Library

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Wilson Library. Minneapolis Campus. University of Minnesota Archives Photograph Collection Local identifier una558773 http://purl.umn.edu/226300

Fall 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Wilson Library – home to collections about the arts, humanities, and social sciences – located on the west bank of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are welcome to join us at Wilson for an open house celebration on Monday, October 1 – during Homecoming Week – from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. We'll have games, snacks, button making, and a fun look back in time to…

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First Fridays: October 5, 2018

October 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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Carol Bly was a prolific and award-winning writer, publishing over 15 works of fiction and non-fiction over the course of her life. She was not only a successful writer, but a rigorous editor and loyal literary friend as well. This talk will explore the legacy of Carol Bly and the often unseen work of women editors and literary supporters as seen through the archives.

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Friends Forum Season Opener in collaboration with the Bell Museum: the Kirschner Lecture featuring Chef Sean Sherman

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55113 United States
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Reclaiming the Culture of Indigenous American Cuisine Having set a Kickstarter record for individual backers in the restaurant category, launched a unique catering company, published an James Beard award-winning cookbook, and announced a partnership with the Minneapolis Park Board for a riverfront restaurant, Chef Sean Sherman, founder of the company The Sioux Chef, clearly has hold of an idea whose time has come: The reclamation and revival of indigenous cuisine and culture. Sherman, Oglala Lakota, shares insights about Native farming,…

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Italian American Studies Symposium

October 26
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Poster demanding new U.S. immigration legislation, from the Records of the American Committee on Italian Migration, early 1960s.

The Immigration History Research Center and the Immigration History Research Center Archives are hosting a symposium on October 26 of international scholars to discuss new Italian American research of affiliated scholars and researchers.

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Programming & Pizza — October 2018

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join us Friday, October 26, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., for our monthly Programming & Pizza. Expert staff from the Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, and Research Computing will connect with you for 30 minutes of hands-on help. Advanced registration required.

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November 2018

First Fridays: November 2, 2018

November 2 @ 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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In the mid 1960s, a lack of affordable daycare options caused the St. Paul chapter of the National Council for Jewish Women to spearhead the first educational program for pre-kindergarten children in Minnesota. This enterprising effort with underprivileged children at McKinley school set the example for what would become the successful Head Start program.

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Programming & Pizza — November 2018

November 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join us Friday, November 30, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., for our monthly Programming & Pizza. Expert staff from the Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, and Research Computing will connect with you for 30 minutes of hands-on help. Advanced registration required.

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December 2018

#MeToo: Monumental or Momentary?

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Coffman Theater, 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Fifty years ago, the modern “Women’s Movement” was born. University of Minnesota Professor Emerita Sara Evans, a national expert, was at the forefront of the movement and gathers a powerful panel of woman — a cross-section of ages, ethnicities, and experiences — to reconsider the movement today. How do we ensure that the momentary media interest of today becomes a lasting, culture-shifting norm of tomorrow.

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First Fridays: December 7, 2018

December 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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The turbulent stories of women in STEM professions and the high tech industry have recently garnered a great deal of media attention. Despite this increased attention, the archives of women in computing are often ignored in favor of collections that narrate their stories through the voice and perspective of powerful men in the field. This talk will re-center the legacy of women in computing using their own words, writings, and discoveries.

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Programming & Pizza — December 2018

December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join us Friday, December 14, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., for our monthly Programming & Pizza. Expert staff from the Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, and Research Computing will connect with you for 30 minutes of hands-on help. Advanced registration required.

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January 2019

Beating Cancer at Its Own Game

January 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Campus Club, 403 Coffman Memorial Union; 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Think of a cancer cell as the invader that produces a higher-grade cancer. And then envision a Star Wars-like model that explores the mechanical aspects of cell migration. The model will serve as a kind of “flight simulator” to design new approaches that disable the mechanics that drive cancer cell invasion and tumor spreading by using the patient’s own biopsies to point to the most promising pathways. 

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February 2019

First Fridays: February 1, 2019

February 1, 2019 @ 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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Women fill the pages of early modern travel narratives, many authored by men, but a few written by women. Yet, somehow, we seem to know very little about these women; most of them remain unseen by history. Join curator Marguerite Ragnow as she explores how European men depicted the women they encountered on their travels, and hear some of the female travelers’ perspectives of the people they met on their journeys.

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March 2019

First Fridays: March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019 @ 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 University of Minnesota has been shaped by the contributions and vision of hundreds of thousands of women who have attended, worked, or taught at the University. Find out why the University’s history is women’s history.

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April 2019

First Fridays: April 5, 2019

April 5, 2019 @ 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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This presentation delves into the creative process, collaboration, arguments, and insults of a pair of prolific picture book writers from the mid-20th century.

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May 2019

First Fridays: May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019 @ 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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Join us in an exploration of the leadership and community service of the International Institute of Minnesota, on the occasion of their centennial, with guest speaker and researcher Krista Hanson. Presented by the Immigration History Research Center Archives.

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