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Upcoming events on the U of M campus

March 20, 2013

Please find below a list of select upcoming University of Minnesota-related events. For the full U of M events calendar, visit www.events.umn.edu.

Tuesday, March 26 – CEHD Research Day
Visit this exciting display of College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) research, including 50 poster presentations featuring CEHD faculty and staff. Topics cover a wide spectrum of education and human development with impact on issues such as closing the achievement gap, teacher education, early brain development and childhood education, child welfare, educational technology, international adoption, school start times, reading interventions, STEM education, and much more.

The event takes place Tuesday, March 26 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. S.E., Minneapolis. While free and open to the public, RSVP’s are required by March 21 if you wish to be served lunch.

Thursday, March 28 – ‘North of Sixty’ Arctic Expedition Kickoff Event
Four Minnesota explorers, led by Dr. Aaron Doering from the Learning Technologies Media Lab, will undertake an expedition in April 2013, pulking across a stunning landscape of ice, rock, and sheer granite mountains in Nunavut, Canada. This adventure learning expedition is tied to the ‘North of Sixty°’ project, which collaborates with schools from around the circumpolar Arctic to create a global tapestry of video stories that weave together both the ecological and cultural history of the Arctic.

A special kickoff event to celebrate the expedition, wish the explorers well, and examine the gear and technology they will use takes place Thursday, March 28 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. S.E., Minneapolis. Also, learn about the special documentary they'll be filming as they journey between two small communities across the Baffin Island. RSVP’s are encouraged at n60kickoff.eventbrite.com and you can learn more about the project at http://www.n60.co.

Wednesday, April 3 – ‘China, Inc.? China, Partners? Or China, Limited?’
Ted C. Fishman, best-selling author of "China, Inc." and "Shock of Gray," will deliver the 12th annual Bob and Kim Griffin Building U.S.-China Bridges Lecture, 'China, Inc.? China, Partners? Or China, Limited?' at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 at the McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. S.E., Minneapolis. A question-and-answer session and book-signing event will follow.

Fishman, a veteran journalist, former commodities trader, and emeritus fellow at the National Chamber Foundation, will look at the future of China and the world in its influence. He has emerged as a leading expert on two of the greatest megatrends of our age and his latest book, "Shock of Gray," explores the aging of the world’s population. His previous international bestseller, "China, Inc.," explores how the economic rise of China changes life everywhere in the world.

The Bob and Kim Griffin Building U.S.-China Bridges Lecture is free and open to the public. Tickets must be reserved online at http://chinacenter.umn.edu with a limited number of tickets available at the door. For assistance please contact the China Center at (612) 624-1002.

Thursday, April 4 - Opportunities in a Changing Defense Landscape: How Minnesota Can Lead the Way
Representatives of the U.S. Army War College will join U of M and other experts in discussing how Minnesota's industry, academia and government can work together to prepare for a marked reduction in national defense spending. The public is invited and there is no cost for attending, however, due to limited seating, RSVPs are strongly recommended. Please click here to register.

The event takes place from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the 3M Auditorium at the Carlson School of Management, 321 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Monday, April 8 - Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys
This intergenerational film and conversation event will feature the 60-minute film, "Prince Among Slaves" and will be followed by a conversation among attendees, facilitated by Joan Haan and Fardosa Hassan. The 2007 film is the true story of Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori, an African prince enslaved in the Americas.

This event runs from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 8 at the Saint Paul Area Council of Churches, 1671 Summit Ave., St. Paul.

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a collection of books, films, and other resources chosen to familiarize the American public about Islam and the cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations around the world. The U of M Twin Cities Libraries is one of 840 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to receive the collection from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).

More information is about Muslim Journeys is at z.umn.edu/mj.

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