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December 2016

Visualizing Sanudo’s ‘Diarii’: The Multimedia Festival in Renaissance Venice

December 1, 2016 @ 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 final event in the Celebrating Venice Lecture Series, “Visualizing Sanudo’s ‘Diarii’: The Multimedia Festival in Renaissance Venice” takes place Thursday, December 1, 7:00 p.m. at the James Ford Bell Library, 4th floor of Wilson Library. The lecture is presented by Francesca Bortoletti, Research Associate at the U of M Center for Early Modern History.

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Free

First Fridays: December

December 2, 2016 @ 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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1968 Democratic presidential candidates

Business and Politics and Hidden Networks and Special Interests are the topics of the December 2016 First Fridays event. In the 2016-2017 First Fridays season, archivists and curators will guide you along some of the most fascinating paths and introduce you to unexpected characters and stories from the collections. Join us, it will only get curiouser and curiouser!

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Free

Celebrate Sticks, Straw & Mud: Jewish Settlers in the Upper Midwest

December 5, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Schwartz Homestead

Please join us for a reception for the exhibit: 'Celebrate Sticks, Straw & Mud: Jewish Settlers in the Upper Midwest' on Monday, December 5, 3:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota's Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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January 2017

‘Hidden Human Computers’ Book Launch

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W. Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, 55102 United States
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‘Hidden Human Computers,’ by Duchess Harris tells the little-known history of African American women with math and science degrees who worked at NASA in 1943 in secret, segregated facilities. The book launch event takes places Saturday, January 14, 10:00 a.m. at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The event is co-sponsored by Umbra Search (umbrasearch.org).

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SOLD OUT: A Feast of Words: The First ‘Global Immigration Crisis’: History and Contemporary Issues

January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Campus Club, 403 Coffman Memorial Union; 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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SOLD OUT! Join us January 26 at A Feast of Words, featuring Erika Lee who will present on immigration, telling the forgotten history of the first global "immigration crisis" when Asian immigration sparked international debates, race riots, and new restriction laws around the world.

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Free

Out of the Studio and into the Streets: Using Design Thinking to Advance Equity and Sustainability

January 27 @ 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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Out of the Studio and into the Streets: Using Design Thinking to Advance Equity and Sustainability. Panelists will discuss these questions and more with professionals from architecture and urban planning, education, health care, community activism, and the arts.

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Free

Invasive: Photographs by David Luke

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Please join us, January 27, 6:00 p.m., at the Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library for an exhibit reception. The event features a talk by artist David Luke and by Dr. Lee Frelich, Director of the U of M Center for Forest Ecology.

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February 2017
February Bell
Free

First Fridays: February 2017

February 3 @ 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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Researchers and the Swedish East India Company and Whiskey and Vice are the topics of the February 2017 First Fridays event. In the 2016-2017 First Fridays season, archivists and curators will guide you along some of the most fascinating paths and introduce you to unexpected characters and stories from the collections. Join us, it will only get curiouser and curiouser!

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Collage of print materials from the Archive Givens, Sr., Collection of African American Literiature, University of Minnesota.

Givens Collection Open House – NEW DATE

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Join us for an open house celebrating African American literature and authors at the Givens Collection of African American Literature on Sunday, February 19, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120. (Please note the updated date and time).

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Free

DataRescue

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 25, 2017

Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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As part of our commitment to keeping data open, accessible, and available, the University of Minnesota Libraries is hosting a DataRescue Event in the Twin Cities on February 24 and 25. Join us in our efforts to capture and archive federally produced datasets to ensure they remain available.

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Free

Nurturing Justice: Raising Inclusive Children in an Unjust World

February 24 @ 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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Nurturing Justice: Raising Inclusive Children in an Unjust World. Join this discussion with parents, educators, and others working with children and youth as they share personal experiences with challenging bias and creating open and equitable child-focused spaces.

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DataRescue

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 25, 2017

Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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As part of our commitment to keeping data open, accessible, and available, the University of Minnesota Libraries is hosting a DataRescue Event in the Twin Cities on February 24 and 25. Join us in our efforts to capture and archive federally produced datasets to ensure they remain available.

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FOL Members Exclusive – Paleofantasy: What Evolution Tells us About Modern Life by Marlene Zuk

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
McNamara Alumni Center, 200 S.E. Oak St.
Minneapolis, 55414 United States
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What: FOL Members Exclusive – Paleofantasy: What Evolution Tells us About Modern Life by Marlene Zuk When: February 26, 2017, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Where: McNamara Alumni Center, A.I. Johnson Great Room Parking/Directions 2:00 p.m. – Doors open 2:30 p.m. – Program 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. – Reception Reservations Closed Are our bodies and brains at odds with contemporary life? Would we be better off if we went back to the way things used to be, before the rapid changes of…

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March 2017
Free

First Fridays: March 2017

March 3 @ 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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March SWHA

Discovering Diebold and The S-Files are the topics of the March 2017 First Fridays event. In the 2016-2017 First Fridays season, archivists and curators will guide you along some of the most fascinating paths and introduce you to unexpected characters and stories from the collections. Join us, it will only get curiouser and curiouser!

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Copper Plate of Map of Minnesota

Engraved in Copper: The Art of Mapping Minnesota

March 8 @ 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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Please join us for an exhibit celebration, March 8, 7:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library. View the exhibit “Engraved in Copper: The Art of Mapping Minnesota” and hear from speakers Edie Overturf, U of M Department of Art, and Ron Wencl, United States Geological Survey.

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