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October 2014
Free

Open UMN Fair 2014: ‘We’re Open for Business’

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Walter Library,
117 Pleasant St SE, Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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The University of Minnesota is once again participating in International Open Access Week event, where the research and academic community worldwide come together to share and learn about open access and other connected global open scholarship and open education movements.

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51st James Ford Bell Lecture, featuring Andrew Lawler

October 23 @ 7:30 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, 7:30 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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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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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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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 closes 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

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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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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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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Free

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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