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Upcoming events on the U of M campus

May 7, 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, May 7 – Frontiers in the Environment: A Watershed Approach to Understanding Urban Eutrophication
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 will be streamed via UM Connect. For more information, visit: http://environment.umn.edu/news_events/events/frontiers.html.

Wednesday, May 7 – Maroon Campus Band and Gold Campus Band present Americana: In honor of the 200th Anniversary of The Star-Spangled Banner
To honor the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the Maroon Campus Band and Gold Campus Band present the Americana concert.

The concert will feature “The Star-Spangled Banner,” as well as works by Morton Gould, David R. Holsinger and Claude T. Smith, among others. It is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. in Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 4th St. S., Minneapolis. Americana is free and open to the public. For more information, visit: https://events.umn.edu/Maroon-Campus-Band-and-Gold-Campus-Band-Americana-In-honor-of-the-200th-Ann.htm.

Wednesday, May 7, May 14 and May 21 – Pet Away Worry & Stress (PAWS)
Stressed out? Forget about your worries at Boynton Health Service. Weekly PAWS sessions feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, Woodstock the chicken, and other animals—that you are welcome to interact with and pet.

The sessions are held from 3-5 p.m. in the Roen Room of Boynton Health Service, 410 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis. They are free and open to the public. For more information, visit: http://www.bhs.umn.edu/services/wellness-paws.htm.

Wednesday, May 7 through May 30 – “Earth Art” Exhibit
Throughout the year, Boynton Health Service features exhibits designed to enhance the healing environment through art. Now through May 30, come see “Earth Art,” a series of paintings by Marjorie Schalles from the U of M’s Anthropology Department that is inspired by satellite photographs from the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. It is located in the Third Floor Gallery of Boynton Health Service, 410 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis. For more information, visit: http://www.bhs.umn.edu/art-program/index.htm.

Thursday, May 8 – Immigrant Stories: Digital stories of immigrants and refugees created by U of M students (video screening and panel discussion)
The U of M Immigration History Research Center presents, “Immigrant Stories: Digital stories of immigrants and refugees created by U of M students.”

Immigrant Stories is an innovative project that uses interactive digital media to document and archive the stories of recent immigrant and refugee communities in Minnesota and connect them to the rich history of immigration in the U.S. The project broadly focuses on how and why immigrants and refugees came to Minnesota and what their experiences have been like since they arrived.

The screening and panel discussion will run from 3-4:30 p.m., in Room 1210 of Heller Hall, 271 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis. Immigrant Stories is free and open to the public. For more information, visit: https://events.umn.edu/034986.

Thursday, May 8 – Calling Citizen Archivists: Preserving your own history using archival principles and practice
Are you interested in caring for your documents, photographs and collections? Consider some practices and principles from the professional field of archives, including issues of preservation, access and use, storage and even disaster recovery.

Ellen Engseth, curator of the U of M’s Immigration History Research Center Archives and head of Migration and Social Services at the U of M Libraries, will inform you of resources available for products, further learning and online communities.

This event is held from 10-11:30 a.m. in Room 120 of Elmer Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis. It is free and open to the public. For more information, visit: http://www.continuum.umn.edu/event/calling-citizen-archivists/.

Thursday, May 8 – Boreas Booyah! Special Guests: Diane Tran
The Boreas Leadership Program hosts monthly networking events to bring together its members and highlight an environmental expert working outside of the academic setting. This month will feature Diane Tran, project manager of Grassroots Solutions.

Tran’s contributions to the environment extend far beyond her job. She serves on the board of directors of the Citizens League and blogs about active citizenship at Minnesota Rising, an organization focused on the millennial generation in Minnesota.

This event is scheduled from 4:30-6 p.m. in Room R-350 of the Learning and Environmental Sciences building, 1954 Buford Ave., St. Paul. It is free and open to the public. For more information, visit: https://events.umn.edu/Boreas-Booyah-Special-Guests-032973.htm.

Tuesday, May 13 – Founder’s Day 2014
Experiential opportunities for students to develop new products, test new business concepts and even launch and operate real businesses are booming across the University of Minnesota. Join us for rapid-fire presentations from this year’s students participating in a broad range of entrepreneurial courses and learning to apply 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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