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October 2017

Using BLAST, Gene, RefSeq and Variation Resources for Biomedical Research (hands-on)

October 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bruininks Hall room 432B, 222 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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This workshop will demonstrate how to use a variety of free resources for various bioinformatics tasks, including tools for finding information about gene sequences and identifying regions of similarity between different organisms. 

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Large-scale Genomics for Biomedicine

October 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bruininks Hall room 432B, 222 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

This workshop will provide demonstrations of how to use APIs to stream data and do analysis in real time from public genomic datasets hosted by NCBI. Students will learn about tools to annotate or discover human pathogenic variants, antimicrobial resistance genes and possibly viral genomes (time permitting).

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In Their Own Words: The Tretter Collection Transgender Oral History Project

October 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Join us October 19 at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the Transgender Oral History Project and a new exhibit at Elmer L. Andersen Library. We will feature vignettes from the project, artifacts, books and documents from the Tretter Collection — and entertainment from community member and international recording artist Venus Demars. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

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U of M Library School Alumni Reception

October 20, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Walter Library, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Please join us for a special celebration honoring the U of M Library School Alumni on Friday, October 20, 2:30 p.m. at Walter Library. The celebration immediately follows a special, FREE lecture at Northrop featuring Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” which we encourage you to attend.

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Klub Tito and the People’s War for Freedom:

October 24, 2017 @ 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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The Center for Austrian Studies presents Klub Tito and the People's War for Freedom:  Croatian Americans, Transnationalism, and Political Action during WWII on October 24, 4:00 p .m., in room 120 of Elmer L. Andersen Library.

The featured speaker is Rachel Batch, associate professor and chair of the History Department at Widener University.

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PAWS at Wilson Library Oct. 26

October 26, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
PAWS at Wilson Library

PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) sessions feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, bunnies, chickens and other therapy animals. Sessions are FREE and open to the University of Minnesota community. PAWS will visit Wilson Library once a month, 11:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. through April. 

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November 2017

First Fridays: November 2017

November 3, 2017 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free

The Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota contains more stories of nice and not-so-nice Minnesotans than you can shake a Pronto Pup at. From the selfless and heroic local innovators and activists to the insular recidivists throughout its history, Minnesota’s historical extremes will be highlighted in the 2017-2018 First Fridays season.

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PAWS at Wilson Library Nov. 16

November 16, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
PAWS at Wilson Library

PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) sessions feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, bunnies, chickens and other therapy animals. Sessions are FREE and open to the University of Minnesota community. PAWS will visit Wilson Library once a month, 11:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. through April.

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‘Sneakerheadz’ Discussion and Film Screening

November 16, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Northrop, 84 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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The film “Sneakerheadz” examines the cultural influence of sneaker collecting around the world and delves into a subculture whose proud members don’t just want to admire art, they want to wear it. The event takes places Thursday, November 16, 7:00 p.m. at Northrop. The panel discussion takes place at 3:30 p.m. in the Ellie and Tom Crosby Seminar Room and the film screening starts at 7:00 p.m in the Best Buy Theater. Sponsored by Umbra Search, the Givens Collection, and the Institute for Advanced Study.

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Programming & Pizza November

November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Join experienced staff from Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, and Research Computing at our monthly Programming & Pizza on November 17, 12:00 p.m. We’ll connect you with an expert for 30 minutes of hands-on help. Must sign-up in advance.

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Italian War Brides. Love Stories and Emigration

November 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 308, 222 21st Ave. S. - Room 308
Minneapolis , MN 55455 United States
Free

Please join us for a research-in progress talk, "Italian War Brides. Love Stories and Emigration," on November 20, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in 308 Elmer L. Andersen Library, featuring Silvia Cassamagnaghi, Ph.D., and Researcher of Contemporary History at Università degli Studi, Milan, Italy.

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The Singular Case of Sherlock Holmes in Minnesota

November 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Willey Hall, 225 19th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Reservations are closed

Sherlock Holmes is not just a character on PBS!  He made quite a mark in Minnesota during his career as the world's foremost detective. Learn how Holmes first came to the state in 1894 and returned for six more adventures. And why the great detective remains very much a presence in Minnesota today via the magnificent Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries. This event features author Larry Millett and our own Sherlock Holmes' curator, Tim Johnson!

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December 2017

First Fridays: December 2017

December 1, 2017 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free

The Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota contains more stories of nice and not-so-nice Minnesotans than you can shake a Pronto Pup at. From the selfless and heroic local innovators and activists to the insular recidivists throughout its history, Minnesota’s historical extremes will be highlighted in the 2017-2018 First Fridays season.

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James Wright: A Life in Poetry

December 4, 2017 @ 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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Jonathan Blunk. Photo by Joanna Eldredge Morrissey

Join us Monday, December 4, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library to celebrate the publication of “James Wright: A Life in Poetry,” a sweeping new biography by Jonathan Blunk. The evening features a reading by Jonathan Blunk, remarks by Charles Baxter and Patricia Hampl, and a conversation with Blunk and Anne Wright facilitated by Michael Dennis Browne.

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PAWS at Wilson Library

December 14, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
PAWS at Wilson Library

PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) sessions feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, bunnies, chickens and other therapy animals. Sessions are FREE and open to the University of Minnesota community. PAWS will visit Wilson Library once a month, 11:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. through April. 

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Programming & Pizza December

December 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Join experienced staff from Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, and Research Computing at our monthly Programming & Pizza on December 15 at 12:00 p.m. We’ll connect you with an expert for 30 minutes of hands-on help. Must sign-up in advance.

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January 2018

Wikipedia edit-a-thon

January 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Three people working on computers and interacting at the wikipedia Edit-A-Thon 2017

As part of this year's #1Lib1Ref campaign, join your colleagues at Wilson Library on January 17 to improve Wikipedia. Share your knowledge, add references to existing pages, build new entries, or locate open access versions of sources. Our working theme will be topics and entries related to underrepresented groups, as those have the greatest need (see further readings, below), but you are welcome to work on anything you’d like to. The Libraries' Kate Dietrick will be there to help new editors get started, and our own best practices document will be shared if you’d like some guidance.

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Exhibit Celebration: Eye Hand Gesture

January 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Please join us for a reception celebrating the exhibit Eye Hand Gesture: Forming with Black Label Movement.  The event is free & open to the public. Reservations requested. Reservations This exhibition celebrates the collaborations of the dance company, Black Label Movement (BLM), known for its daring physical, intellectual, and emotional compositions. Over the years, BLM has joined with scientists, journalists, horses, composers, fellow theater and dance-makers, and visual artists. Work by BLM collaborators and visual artists Lara Hanson, Anne Swan,…

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PAWS at Wilson Library

January 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:30am on day Last of the month, repeating until April 26, 2018

Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
PAWS at Wilson Library

PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) sessions feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, bunnies, chickens and other therapy animals. Sessions are FREE and open to the University of Minnesota community. PAWS will visit Wilson Library once a month, 11:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. through April. 

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A Feast of Words

January 25 @ 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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Join us January 25, 2018 for A Feast of Words, with historian Ann Waltner at the University of Minnesota Campus Club. Hear how Waltner's scholarship fuels the imagination and how her work outside the classroom informs her teaching and writing.

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Programming & Pizza January

January 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 experienced staff from Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, and Research Computing at our monthly Programming & Pizza on January 26. We’ll connect you with an expert for 30 minutes of hands-on help. Must sign-up in advance.

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February 2018

First Fridays: February 2018

February 2 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free

The Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota contains more stories of nice and not-so-nice Minnesotans than you can shake a Pronto Pup at. From the selfless and heroic local innovators and activists to the insular recidivists throughout its history, Minnesota’s historical extremes will be highlighted in the 2017-2018 First Fridays season.

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Valentine’s Crafternoon

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bio-Medical Library, Diehl Hall, Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Come to our Valentine's Crafternoon in the Makerspace, 314 Diehl Hall, Wednesday, February 7, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Cross Stitch, 3D Printing, Vinyl Stickers & More.

Homemade valentines are the best! Come to the Bio-Medical Library's Makerspace and use 3D printers, cross-stitch, vinyl cutters, virtual reality, and more to create something for the ones you love. We'll have projects ready (or bring your own ideas) and people to help you out.

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A Russian in Love

February 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Walter Library, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Anatoly Liberman

Love is the theme of the day! And also the theme of 19th-century European lyric poetry resulting in the Golden Age of Russian poets. Join Anatoly Liberman as he reads from great authors who have been rarely or never translated into English. Modeled on John Gielgud’s one-man show, The Ages of Man, the reading features the progress of love from its timid beginning, through its pangs of jealousy — a sweet remembrance of former joys and love after death. Bring your Valentine!

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Exhibit reception for Mysterious Beauty

February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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The exhibit reception for Mysterious Beauty: Photographs and Installations by Thomas Rose takes place Thursday, February 15, 5:00 p.m. at the Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library. Free and open to all; reservations requested.

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