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Upcoming events on the U of M campus

May 9, 2013

Please find below a list of select upcoming University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus related events. For the full U of M events calendar, visit

Thursday, May 9 – Book release party of "Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence"
Out of print for two decades, "Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence," an explosive international best-selling book, is back with a new foreword analyzing the unprecedented impact it had on the lesbian community and mainstream culture.

On Thursday, May 9, co-editor Nancy Manahan will read from the book at 4 p.m., and a book signing and reception will follow beginning at 5 p.m. in room 120 of the Elmer L. Anderson Library, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis. Copies of the new edition will be available for sale.

Reservations are requested. This event is co-sponsored by The Quatrefoil Library and the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Friday, May 10 – Understanding Infant Brain Development
More than 100 area human services professionals will attend a half-day event Friday, May 10 on infant brain development featuring U of M researchers Megan Gunnar, director of the Institute of Child Development and Regents Professor, and Ann Masten, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development. Attendees will engage with the researchers in a discussion of recent studies that are especially relevant to their work with families and children. Facilitated conversation as well as a practitioner and policy panel will be included.

The event begins at 8 a.m. at the Central Lutheran Church, 333 S. 12th St., Minneapolis. Coffee and rolls will be provided in the morning and a networking lunch will follow the last presentation. Space is limited, so please register at This event is sponsored by the Hennepin-University Partnership, in collaboration with the Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department and the Hennepin County Library.

Tuesday, May 14 - Crowdsourcing: A Conversation Among Crafts
Crowdsourcing allows reporters to gather sources, ideas and content from a large group of people, whether that be the general public or fellow reporters. The method uses a "crowd"-mentality and the power of many to solve a problem. In this event, learn how people from different fields use crowdsourcing techniques to complete complicated projects. Representatives from American Public Media, Ancient Lives and the Minnesota Historical Society will speak.

The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place Tuesday, May 14 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in room 100 of Murphy Hall, 206 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis.

Wednesday, May 15 – Towards Sustainability: Building Community Support for Net Zero Multifamily Affordable Housing
Students in Architecture, Housing Studies and Graphic Design classes have collaborated with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and the City of Cottage Grove to design and develop sustainable housing for moderate-income families. An open house, featuring designs, funding proposals and prototypes for Net-Zero housing, will take place Wednesday, May 15 from 8:30 – 11 a.m. on Room R380 at the Institute on the Environment, 1954 Buford Ave., St. Paul.

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Wednesday, May 15 - Book of Elements performance
The U of M School of Music will present composer and U of M professor James Dillon’s Book of Elements, a five-volume piano solo, performed by pianist Noriko Kawai on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Ted Mann Concert Hall (2128 4th St. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455). This event is free and open to the public.

Kawai performed The Book of Elements, which has been described by BBC Music Magazine as “rich” and “utterly riveting,” at the UK Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Royal College of Music in London, and the Alicante Summer Festival in Spain. In 2003, she recorded a CD of Elements, which takes 90 minutes to play.

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