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Upcoming events on the U of M campus

April 24, 2014

Please find below a list of select upcoming University of Minnesota-related events taking place in the coming weeks. For the full U of M events calendar, visit events.umn.edu.
 
Wednesday, April 23 – 5th Pankake Poetry Event, featuring Joyce Sutphen
A poetry reading by Minnesota’s poet laureate, Joyce Sutphen, highlights the 5th annual Pankake Poetry Series. A reception will follow the reading in the Andersen atrium.
 
The event, sponsored by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries, is free and open to the public, though reservations are requested. It will be held in the Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, from 4-6 p.m. For more information, including reservation, visit: https://events.umn.edu/Pankake-Poetry-Series-featuring-Joyce-Sutphen-034434.htm.
 
Wednesday, April 23 – Frontiers in the Environment: Scandanavia: Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility
Business is fundamentally about competition, right? So how does this fit with a sustainability agenda in which cooperation between stakeholders, including the business sector, is sorely needed?
In this Frontiers talk, Robert Strand will consider a region of the world where business is approached as a fundamentally cooperative endeavor with positive sustainability outcomes. He will also discuss what lessons may be drawn for a U.S. context.
Frontiers in the Environment is held in room R-380 of the Learning and Environmental Sciences Building, 1954 Buford Ave., St. Paul, from noon-1 p.m., followed by a reception with refreshments in R-350. If you cannot attend the lecture in person, you can stream it live via UM Connect from the comfort of your home or office. This talk is free and open to the public.
 
Wednesday, April 23 – Will Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Bash
Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday with an afternoon of live music, food and special guests. Theatre arts and English students will join in performing their favorite scenes, readings, sword fights, sonnets and songs.
 
An open mic will provide audience members a chance to share high school tales about Shakespeare in the classroom, or those wild backstage experiences in presenting one of his plays.
 
The celebration will be outside on Church St. on the East Bank of the U of M campus. If there is inclement weather, it will be held inside Murphy Hall, 206 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis. It is free and open to the public. For more information, visit: https://events.umn.edu/034416.
 
Wednesday, April 23, to Saturday, May 3 – The Enduring Spirit of Labor
Anna Meteyer, an undergraduate senior majoring in Global Studies and Studio Art at the U of M, has organized “The Enduring Spirit of Labor,” an exhibition that speaks to injustices rampant in labor industries and services, and celebrates the struggle against systemic forces of injustice.
 
Meteyer’s involvement with the U of M Human Rights Program and her close affiliation with the Institute for Global Studies and Department of Art brings a multidisciplinary approach to social justice advocacy and artistic practice. The artists featured in the exhibition have worked collaboratively and individually on projects that speak to deeper dimensions of human rights violations in labor industries, challenging participants to consider elements of injustice existing beyond physical and explicit violence.
 
The gallery is open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. A public program and reception will be held April 23 at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public, it is located in the Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis. For more information, visit: https://events.umn.edu/033780.
 
Thursday, April 24 – 2014 Robina Annual Conference: The Future of Criminal Law?
The Robina Institute posed the question, “if you could change one thing about the criminal law, what would it be?” to a group of scholars, practitioners, and policy makers challenging them to envision a key reform that they believe could transform the criminal justice system.  Ten experts. Ten Proposals.  Fifteen minutes each.  Join us on Thursday, April 24, as we imagine what could be the future of criminal law. 
 
The conference is free and open to the public. It is scheduled from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Cowles Auditorium of the Humphrey School for Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis. For more information, visit: http://www.robinainstitute.org/events/the-future-of-criminal-law/.
 
Friday, April 25 – Living the Legacy of Hubert H. Humphrey webinar
The Human Rights Center will present a live webinar with two, one-hour sessions in “Living the Legacy of Hubert H. Humphrey.”
 
The first plenary session will feature presentations by two distinguished U of M Humphrey Fellowship Alumni: Kaka Bag-ao (2006-07 Humphrey Fellow, Congressional Representative from the Philippines) and Edmon Marukyan (2009-10 Humphrey Fellow, Member of Parliament in Armenia) about the impact of the Humphrey Fellowship program.
 
The second plenary session will be a panel of Hubert Humphrey’s family and colleagues, who will share their reflections on Humphrey’s core values of human rights and democracy, relationship-building and international cooperation, and public service for the public good.
 
The webinar is free and open to the public, and available at http://www.livestream.com/umntv. For more information, contact Vicky Nqugyen at 612-626-0041 or via email at nguye386@umn.edu.

Friday, April 25 – Department of Art's 45th Annual Iron Pour
The 45th Annual Iron Pour, at the Regis Center for Art Foundry, University of Minnesota, is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 25 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Students and visiting artists will work together to perform an aesthetic, athletic, pyrotechnic event, pouring molten iron into sand molds to make cast iron sculptures. More than 30 tons of cast iron radiators were donated by the Northrup revitalization to be melted down for iron pour events over the next 10 years.

The event is free and open to the public. 

Saturday, April 26 – Accelerating Business Innovation and Entrepreneurism Forum: An Intersection of Law, Business and Public Policy
Sponsored by the U of M Law School Corporate Institute, all are welcome to attend the Accelerating Business Innovation and Entrepreneurism forum.
 
This forum will discuss law, business and public policy on accelerating business innovation and entrepreneurism. Minnesota thought leaders in law, government, business and academia will be in attendance.
 
The forum is held in room 25 of the Law School, 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, from 2:30-5 p.m. It is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. For more information, including registration, visit: http://www.law.umn.edu/uploads/84/59/845908ed3a6fb0c19c2819a16e788888/Invitation-Email-Business-Innovation-Entrepreneursim.pdf

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Monday, April 28 – When Loved Ones Disappear: Ambiguous loss and approaches for working with families of the missing
Participate in a conversation with two of the world’s leading experts  Dr. Pauline Boss and Dr. Simon Robins, on how to deal with the unresolved grief and stress related to missing persons. This conversation is particularly relevant to recent catastrophes, such as the missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 and the Washington state mudslide victims.
 
The discussion will go from 4-5:15 p.m. in University Hall of McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. S.E., Minneapolis. It is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required. For more information, including registration, visit: https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/forms/d/12790PLphQwNsPWmMAPY_w6_gYaMcj9_X0yvaV6Togrg/viewform.
 
Tuesday, April 29 – Mathematics in Modern Architecture
Many of today’s most striking buildings are nontraditional, freeform shapes. While using current modeling tools to digitally design freeform geometry is well understood, fabrication on the architectural scale is a big challenge, providing a rich source of research topics in geometry and geometric computing.
 
Helmut Pottmann – a professor of applied mathematics at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia and a professor of geometry at Vienna University of Technology – will provide an overview of recent progress in the emerging field of architectural geometry. He will discuss its relation to contemporary research in geometry and computer graphics, and illustrate the shift of mathematical research into architectural practice.
The lecture is free and open to the public, and begins at 7 p.m. at Moos Tower, Room 2-650, 515 Delaware St. S.E., Minneapolis.
For more information, visit: http://ima.umn.edu/public-lecture.
 
Tuesday, April 29 – Administering the Tax System We Have
U of M Law School professor Kristin Hickman will deliver the Harlan Albert Rogers Professorship in Law Appointment Lecture, “Administering the Tax System We Have.”
 
Congress increasingly uses the tax system to distribute government benefits to the economically disadvantaged, provide economic subsidies for approved activities, and regulate outright certain economic sectors like nonprofits, pensions, and now, health care. This lecture will discuss the implications of this trend for tax exceptionalism from administration law norms, procedures, and doctrines.
 
The lecture is free and open to the public, but RSVP is requested. It will be held in room 25 of the Law School, 229 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, from 4-5 p.m. To RSVP, email lawevent@umn.edu.  
 
Wednesday, April 30 – “Particle Fever”
“Particle Fever” is a gripping insider account of the world's biggest, most expensive scientific experiment. But it's also a real-life drama about understanding the universe.
 
This new documentary, directed by Mark Levinson, makes the workings of the Large Hadron Collider comprehensible – and exciting – to even the most science-phobic viewer. The film follows half a dozen diverse characters – out of more than 10,000 scientists from more than 100 countries – who work on the world's largest and most expensive science experiment. It shows them theorizing, arguing and playing table tennis.
 
Admission to the documentary is free and open to the public. It will begin at 7 p.m. in the Best Buy Theater of Northrop, 84 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis. For more information, visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/particle-fever.
 
Wednesday, April 30 – Frontiers in the Environment: Adventures on the Frontiers of Carbon Reduction
The United States is finally on a trajectory to limit and lower greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector. What is the role of the Environmental Protection Agency in establishing these first-ever limits? How can Minnesota target the deep levels of carbon reduction needed to address climate change (and to meet state climate goals)? J. Drake Hamilton, science policy director of Fresh Energy, will discuss emerging opportunities and challenges in federal and state climate action.
 
Frontiers in the Environment is held in room R-380 of the Learning and Environmental Sciences building, 1954 Buford Ave., St. Paul, from noon-1 p.m., followed by a reception with refreshments in R-350. If you can’t attend the lecture in person, you can stream it live via UM Connect from the comfort of your home or office. For more information, visit: http://environment.umn.edu/news_events/events/frontiers.html.
 
Thursday, May 1 – The Future of STEM Education Policy: National Perspectives and Minnesota Impact
The College of Education and Human Development's policy breakfast series brings a research focus to the conversation about closing Minnesota's achievement gap. Five policy breakfast events will examine the role of school leadership, early childhood education, reading and literacy, STEM education and teacher preparation. Each event discusses the ways CEHD research can inform Minnesota's education policy.
 
Join CEHD and UMN President Eric Kaler for a discussion of NGSS, STEM integration and Minnesota's assessment policy. Dr. Heidi Schweingruber, Deputy Director of the Board on Science Education at the National Research Council, will deliver a keynote address followed by a response from a local panel.
 
The panel, beginning with a continental breakfast at 7:15 a.m., is free and open to the public, and is held in the Meridian Ballroom of The Commons Hotel, 615 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis. For more information, including registration, visit: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/Events/Policy-Breakfast/STEM/Default.html.
 
Saturday, May 3 – University Symphony Orchestra plays Mahler’s Symphony No. 2
The U of M School of Music's University Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the University Singers, Women's and Men's Chorus, and members of the Minnesota Chorale, mezzo soprano Adriana Zabala and soprano Linh Kauffman, to play Mahler’s Symphony No. 2.
 
Known as one of Mahler's most successful works, this epic five-movement symphony explores themes of death and resurrection. 
 
The concert, beginning at 8 p.m., will be in Northrop, 84 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis. It is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For more information, including tickets, visit: https://events.umn.edu/University-Symphony-Orchestra-Plays-Mahlers-Symphony-No-2-032439.htm.

Saturday, May 3 - Andrea Davis Pinkney to present Arbuthnot Lecture

Best-selling author Andrea Davis Pinkney will present the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture at the University of Minnesota May 3, 7 p.m. This national event is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required for admission. Get tickets at z.umn.edu/arbuthnot. Groups are encouraged to make reservations by emailing asc-clrc@umn.edu or calling 612-626-9182.

Pinkney’s lecture will be especially meaningful for those seeking to narrow the achievement gap in our schools, said Lisa Von Drasek, curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries, which is hosting this event.

Monday, May 5 – DEAF and LOUD concert
Deaf hip hop artist Sean Forbes is a musician on a mission and his DEAF and LOUD tour is coming to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus on Monday, May 5.
 
Sean Forbes is deaf and out to build a badly needed bridge between the music industry and deaf people everywhere. Inspired by what he calls “The Three B’s” (the Beastie Boys, the Beatles and Bob Dylan), Sean started out making music videos in his basement and today is producing professional music videos with a focus on the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.
 
The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert and then a meet-and-greet at 8 p.m. It is free and open to the public. For more information, visit: https://diversity.umn.edu/disability/seanforbesconcert.
 
Tuesday, May 6 – Ruttan Lecture on Science and Development Policy: Dr. Maurício Antônio Lopes
The annual Ruttan Lecture is held as part of The Minnesota Lectures on Applied Economics and Policy, a four-part lecture series present internationally-recognized speakers addressing important economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and technology. The Minnesota Lectures honor four distinguished faculty members from the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota.
 
Dr. Maurício Antônio Lopes, president of the Brazilian agricultural research corporation Embrapa, will be the keynote speaker. The lecture is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required. It begins at 2 p.m. in room 105 of the Cargill Building, 1500 Gortner Ave., St. Paul. For more information, visit: http://www.instepp.umn.edu/about-us/events/development-science-based-advanced-tropical-agriculture-brazil.
 
Wednesday, May 7 – Frontiers in the Environment: A Watershed Approach to Understanding Urban Eutrophication
Eutrophication - the degradation of water quality from nutrient-rich runoff - continues to impair the capacity for urban waters to provide clean drinking water, habitat to support biodiversity, food, and recreational and aesthetic opportunities.
 
Sarah Hobbie, Institute on the Environment Resident Fellow and professor of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior in the U of M’s College of Biological Sciences, and colleagues are taking a watershed approach to understanding the sources of nutrients that are contributing to urban water pollution. In this Frontiers talk, Hobbie will share insights from her research that might point toward novel solutions to urban water quality issues.
 
Frontiers in the Environment is held in room R-380 of the Learning and Environmental Sciences building, 1954 Buford Ave., St. Paul, from noon-1 p.m., followed by a reception with refreshments in R-350. If you can’t attend the lecture in person, you can stream it live via UM Connect from the comfort of your home or office. For more information, visit: http://environment.umn.edu/news_events/events/frontiers.html.
 
Tuesday, May 13 – Founder’s Day 2014
Experiential opportunities for students are booming across the University of Minnesota to develop new products, test new business concepts and even launch and operate real businesses. Join us for rapid-fire presentations from this year’s students participating in a broad range of entrepreneurial courses to learn how they’re applying their education to solve real problems with creative new ideas.
 
The celebration will include student presentations from the following courses: STARTUP: Customer Development; Carlson Ventures Enterprise; Entrepreneurship in Action; New Product Design & Business Development; Toy Product Design; Acara Challenge; Venture Center; Value-Added Entrepreneurship; and Entrepreneurship for the Arts.
 
The event is free and open to the public. It is held in the Carlson School of Management, 321 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information, visit: http://www.carlsonschool.umn.edu/events/034234/Founder's-Day-2014.

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