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June 2017
Samira Saramo

The End of Life & The Birth of ‘Finnish North America’

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 308, 222 21st Ave. S. - Room 308
Minneapolis , MN 55455 United States
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Please join us June 20, at noon, as Samira Saramo of the John Mortono Center for North American Studies, University of Turku, presents: The End of Life & The Birth of 'Finnish North America' in Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 308.

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July 2017

Portraits in Context of Place

July 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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A closing reception for the exhibit, Portraits in Context of Place, will be held Friday, July 14, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., at the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library. Please join us!

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September 2017

Reflections on ‘A Campus Divided’ – RESERVATIONS CLOSED

September 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Political battles raged at the University of Minnesota from the 1930s to the early 1940s between students and administrators. The campus was divided over issues, which included racial and economic equality, opposition to war, and student rights. “Reflections on ‘A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anti-Communists, Racism, and Antisemitism at the University of Minnesota, 1930-1942’” takes place September 13, 2017, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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Artist Talk & Reception: Karen Gustafson

September 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Andersen Horticultural Library, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, MN 55318 United States
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The artist talk for the exhibit “Foraging for Sustenance” is open to the public and will provide an overview of how the project evolved and of the artist’s drawing process. The event takes place September 19, 2017, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at Andersen Horticultural Library at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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Residuals: Regan Golden and Ten x Ten

September 27 @ 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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Please join us September 27 for the exhibit opening celebration of Residuals: Regan Golden and Maura Rockcastle. In the exhibition, artist Regan Golden works with the landscape architecture studio Ten x Ten, to test, question, and respond to the extraordinary embedded in overlooked, liminal spaces of the city.

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The 54th James Ford Bell Lecture

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Open Book, 1011 South Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55415 United States
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Betty Bright

Writer, curator, and historian Betty Bright will deliver the 54th James Ford Bell Lecture on September 28, 2017 at the Target Performance Hall at Open Book, 1011 South Washington Ave., in Minneapolis. 

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October 2017

On African American Theater Archives: A Conversation

October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Umbra Search African American History hosts a conversation with local scholar-artists and Dr. Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin on how the stuff of archives and historical research — newspaper articles, photos, and letters — inspire and transform the creation of new works.

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Performing the Archive: At Buffalo
The Creation of a New Musical

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Coffman Theater, 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Amma Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, Ph.D. creates artistic works based on archival research and writes about late 19th-century black performance. At Buffalo dramatizes the 1901 Pan-American Exposition and the vastly different portrayals of African-Americans created entirely through archival materials. Join us Thursday, October 5, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at Coffman Theater for the season opener of the Friends Forum: A Series for Curious Minds.

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First Fridays: October 2017

October 6 @ 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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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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Annual Carl Sheppard Memorial Lecture in Medieval Art History

October 6 @ 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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Elizabeth S. Bolman, Professor of Art History at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, will be the featured speaker at the Annual Carl Sheppard Memorial Lecture in Medieval Art History on October 6, 2017, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota's Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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Byzantine Studies Talk

October 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Fr Columba Stewart

Join us Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 5:45 p.m. to hear from Columba Stewart at the Byzantine Studies Talk at Elmer L. Andersen Library, room 120. This event is free and open to the public. 

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Faculty New Book Celebration

October 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Please join us October 12 in Wilson Library for a celebration of recent book publications by faculty in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Professional Programs!

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The 75th Anniversary of The Poky Little Puppy and Little Golden Books – RESERVATIONS CLOSED

October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Join us October 12 in celebrating the 75th Anniversary of The Poky Little Puppy and Little Golden Books with children’s literature historian Leonard Marcus and editor Diane Muldrow.

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Join us at Twin Cities Book Festival

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1621 Randall Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Join us October 14 at the State Fairgrounds for the annual Twin Cities Book Festival, a free, day-long festival that brings people together to celebrate our vibrant literary culture.

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Plenary talk: The Many Possible Futures of Genomics (and Data Science)

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mayo Memorial Building Room A110, 420 Delaware St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Ben Busby, outreach coordinator at the National Center for Biotechnology Information, will discuss some emergent trends in data transfer, analysis and visualization through the lens of genomics on October 16, 10:00 a.m. in the Mayo Building's room A110.

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

October 16 @ 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 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bruininks Hall room 432B, 222 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 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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