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March 2017

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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Unmasking ‘Choice’: Moving from Reproductive Rights to Reproductive Justice

March 31 @ 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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Unmasking ‘Choice’: Moving from Reproductive Rights to Reproductive Justice. Join a conversation that offers an intersectional and human rights lens regarding important aspects of the ongoing struggle for reproductive freedom.

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April 2017

Medical Materialities: Teaching, Feeding, and Healing the Body through Medical Humanities

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Medical Materialities Symposium

Medical Materialities will bring together local faculty and graduate students with medical humanities researchers from Italy, the U.K. and across the United States to explore the ways humanities and medical research can interact to explore the complexities of the human experience of health and illness.

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First Fridays: April 2017

April 7 @ 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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April CLRC

Beyond Golden Books and Letters to Bill Holm are the topics for the April 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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Naomi C. Chase Lecture 2017 with Melissa Sweet

April 12 @ 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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Join us April 12 for the annual Chase Lecture featuring Melissa Sweet, who has illustrated many award-winning books, including two Caldecott Honor books: A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams and The Right Word: Peter Mark Roget and His Thesaurus, both by Jen Bryant.

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Elizabeth Kolbert

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Northrop, 84 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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In her fascinating, Pulitzer Prize-winning work The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert draws on extraordinary field work and both intellectual and natural history, revealing just how destructively we humans have affected our planet.

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Pankake Poetry Reading featuring Bao Phi

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cowles Auditorium and Atrium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Bao Phi will read from "Thousand Star Hotel" at the annual Pankake Poetry Reading on April 18, 4:00 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium. The Saigon-born, Minnesota-raised Bao Phi is a spoken word artist, writer, and visionary activist who seeks to build community through the arts.

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Reception: Protest Publishing and Art

April 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Please join us for the opening reception for the exhibit, Protest Publishing and Art on April 20, 5 to 7:30 p.m., at the T.R. Anderson Gallery, 4th Floor of Wilson Library.

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Rutherford Aris Memorial Lecture

April 20 @ 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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Join us for the annual Rutherford Aris Memorial Lecture in Medieval Communication Technologies, Thursday, April 20, 2017, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Emma Cayley, Associate Professor of Medieval French, University of Exeter, presents the lecture “Mediating Medieval Materialities: Text, Fabric, Screen.”

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Pride not Pity: Disability as Culture

April 21 @ 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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Pride not Pity: Disability as Culture. Engage in a conversation with diverse panelists from the disability community to gain greater understanding of the implications of disability culture within disabled communities and for American culture at large.

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John Coy to accept Kerlan Award April 29 – SOLD OUT

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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$20 - $25
John Coy by Anna Min

John Coy whose most recent books are Their Great Gift, a story about immigration with striking photographs by Wing Young Huie, and Gap Life, a Young Adult novel about a boy whose parents will pay for college as long as he studies what they want, is the winner of the 2017 Kerlan Award. The award will be presented April 29, 12:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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May 2017

First Fridays: May 2017

May 5 @ 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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Free
May NAA

Sympathy for Sullivan is the topic of the May 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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Alan Page, in conversation with Gary Eichten – RESERVATIONS NOW CLOSED

May 9 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McNamara Alumni Center, 200 S.E. Oak St.
Minneapolis, 55414 United States
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$48 - $58
Alan Page

Alan Page has had an extraordinary career trajectory. Discover his motivations and passions in this conversation with Gary Eichten, known and revered for his many years as an MPR host and news editor.

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Black Memory and Imagination

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408 United States
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How do we preserve, celebrate, reclaim, and reimagine Black creativity within and beyond the archive? ”Black Memory and Imagination: A Conversation on Archiving Black Arts” is an open conversation with local artists to consider this and more. Join us Thursday, May 25, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis.

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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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Free

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

Introduction to Citation Managers (e.g. Mendeley, Zotero, EndNote etc.)

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Magrath Library, 1984 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Learn why you should use a citation manager to organize your PDFs and create bibliographies and in-text citations. This workshop will look at common citation managers: Mendeley, EndNote and Zotero.

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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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Introduction to Zotero

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Magrath Library, 1984 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Free

Zotero is a research tool that collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and more. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes.

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Introduction to Citation Managers (e.g. Mendeley, Zotero, EndNote etc.)

September 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Walter Library, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Learn why you should use a citation manager to organize your PDFs and create bibliographies and in-text citations. This workshop will look at common citation managers: Mendeley, EndNote and Zotero. Workshop held in Walter Library 310.

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Demystifying Metrics: Tracking and maximizing the impact of your research

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Walter Library, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Curious about measuring the impact of your scholarly work? This session will discuss a number of metrics that are frequently used to measure the performance of scholarly publications.

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Introduction to Mendeley

September 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Walter Library, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Mendeley can automatically locate, rename, and organize your citations and PDFs then automatically create in-text citations and the bibliography. This hands-on class will cover how to use Mendeley to organize, read PDFs and more. Workshop in Walter Library 310.

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Introduction to Mendeley

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Magrath Library, 1984 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Free

Mendeley can automatically locate, rename, and organize your citations and PDFs then automatically create in-text citations and the bibliography. This hands-on class will cover how to use Mendeley to organize, read PDFs and more. Workshop held in Magrath Library 81.

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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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