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September 2015

NOMMO Author Series: Roxane Gay

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Portrait of author Roxane Gay

Join the Givens Foundation for the fall 2015 NOMMO author series featuring writer Roxane Gay. The event takes place Thursday, September 17, 2015, 7:00 p.m. at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Cowles Auditorium

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James Ford Bell Lecture: Two Jesuits, Two Manuscripts, Two Visions of Ming China

September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library,
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Antoni Ucerler

Please join us Thursday, September 24, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. for the 2015 James Ford Bell Lecture. M. Antoni Ucerler, Director of the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, University of San Francisco presents, “Two Jesuits, Two Manuscripts, Two Visions of Ming China.”

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Free

2nd Annual Library School Alumni Reception

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Wilson Library,
309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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The Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries invites all University of Minnesota Library School alumni to a reception at Wilson Library, September 25, 2015, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

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Free

Lions in the Balance: Man-Eaters, Manes, and Men with Guns

September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Coffman Memorial Union Great Hall,
300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Lions in the Balance: Man-Eaters, Manes, and Men with Guns, featuring Craig Packer

Celebrated lion researcher and conservationist Craig Packer takes us into the complex, tooth-and-claw worlds of lion conservation and behavior. Packer is Distinguished McKnight Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at the University of Minnesota and the Director of the Lion Research Center and co-founder of Savannahs Forever, Tanzania.

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October 2015

First Fridays: Nothing Funny About Architecture

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library,
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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The 2015-2016 First Fridays season will explore the theme of humor – a tool alternatively employed to instill delight, put forth political commentary, teach lessons, assuage fears, or even encourage social bonding. Come hear and laugh at stories from the more comedic side of Archives and Special Collections.

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Free

The North American Indian Republication

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Chris Cardozo, the world’s leading authority on the work of photographer Edward S. Curtis, will discuss the republication of Curtis’s master work, The North American Indian, on October 7, at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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Telling Queer History

October 11 @ 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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The Michael McConnell Files

Telling Queer History will meet at the Tretter Collection (Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120) on Sunday, October 11, 2015, 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. The featured storyteller is Michael McConnell. In 1970 Michael McConnell and Jack Baker were the first couple to apply for a same-sex marriage license in the United States. Come hear about the first efforts to achieve marriage equality, the reaction of the GLBT and mainstream communities, and the upcoming book about their journey.

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Exhibit reception for ‘People on the Move’

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library,
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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People-on-the-Move

Please join us Thursday, October 29, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. as we honor the past, celebrate the present, and look forward to the future for the Immigration History Research Center & Archives. This celebration of our 50th anniversary will feature remarks by former curator Joel Wurl.

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November 2015

First Fridays: To Be Watched and Harassed; and Join or Die

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library,
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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The First Fridays Series 2015-2016 continues with “To Be Watched and Harassed”: The Editorial Cartoons of Jerry Fearing, presented by Special Collections and Rare Books; and “Join or Die”: Early Modern Political Cartoons, presented by James Ford Bell Library. Join us November 6, 2015, Noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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December 2015
Free

Eyewitness to Climate Change

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northrop,
84 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Will Steger

Explorer Will Steger will present “Eyewitness to Climate Change” on December 3, 2015, 7:00 p.m., at the Northrop’s Best Buy Theater at the University of Minnesota.

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Free

Pop Wagner: Rolling on a Winter’s Night

December 9 @ 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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Pop Wagner

Come on in to the warmth of a folk music evening with Pop Wagner, a mainstay of the Minnesota music community, on December 9 at 7:00 p.m.

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