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October 2018

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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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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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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