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Upcoming events on the U of M campus

October 31, 2013

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

Thursday, Oct. 31 – Seitu Jones: Collard Greens Manifesto
The Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) at the U of M welcomes Collard Greens Manifesto, the work of visual artist Seitu Jones. Jones takes us on a parallel journey of his ancestors and the plants he holds dear. The exhibit’s drawings, paintings, pottery, and living growing plants, compel us to ponder a greener existence.

The gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from now until Jan. 2, 2014, at UROC, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis. For more information, visit:

Friday, Nov. 1 – Day of the Dead Procession and Dance: Dia de los Muertos
The Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, Casa Sol Living Learning Community, Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE), and La Raza Student Cultural Center are hosting a procession to four altars on campus to honor people who have departed and important issues in the Chicano/Latino community. The procession will be led by the traditional Aztec dance troupe, Kalpulli Ketzal Coatlicue, who will perform a ceremony and dance at the beginning and end of the procession.

The event will begin at 12 p.m. and end around 1 p.m., in Scott Hall, 72 Pleasant St. S.E., Minneapolis. For more information, visit:

Saturday, Nov. 2 – CEHD Saturday Scholars: Working in the Achievement Gap
Understanding the many factors that affect a child’s ability to learn is crucial to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to succeed. At Saturday Scholars, College of Education and Human Development faculty members will lead concurrent sessions exploring, from multiple perspectives, what’s working to improve preK-20 student outcomes.

The event will be held at the McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. S.E., Minneapolis, from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Come ready to share ideas, meet others, and hear how our research and outreach uniquely positions the college as a leader in the effort to reduce the achievement gap in Minnesota. Keynote discussion featuring Brenda Cassellius, Minnesota Commissioner of Education.

For more information and to register, visit:

Tuesday, Nov. 5 – Arab Uprisings and the Reshaping of the Middle East
A world-renowned scholar deeply engaged in issues of foreign policy and international relations, Shibley Telhami will speak at the Cowles Auditorium in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, on Nov. 5, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Telhami will delve into the dramatic changes in the Middle East and the impacts on regional and international politics.

A non-resident senior fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution, Telhami has served as Advisor to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, advisor to the Department of State, member of the Iraq Study Group, and member of the U.S. Advisory Group on Public Diplomacy for the Arab and Muslim World.

For more information, including registration, visit:

Tuesday, Nov. 5 – "Letting the Light In: Providing Environmental Science to Direct Public Policy"
David Schindler, one of the world’s foremost freshwater ecologists, will give a free public lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center theater on the university’s St. Paul campus, 2017 Buford Ave., St. Paul.

His lecture, titled "Letting the Light In: Providing Environmental Science to Direct Public Policy," will examine the tension – sometimes conflict – between science and public policy. Dr. Schindler is an emeritus professor at the University of Alberta. He was the first winner of the Stockholm Water Prize, the world’s most prestigious award for work involving water.

This lecture is sponsored by the Freshwater Society and the University of Minnesota College of Biological Science. For more information and to register, visit:

Thursday, Nov. 7 – Paying the Price for Climate Change: Economic Policy Insights
Just how much do our climate-changing behaviors cost future generations? What will it take to harness the power of markets and create economic incentives to protect our environment? How can the economics of climate change inform policymakers and the general public?

Hear how when world-renowned economists Per Krusell and Steve Polasky answer these questions at this Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute policy roundtable on Nov. 7, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Indoor Club Room at TCF Bank Stadium, 420 23rd Ave. S.E., Minneapolis.

For more information, including registration, visit:

Thursday, Nov. 7 – Guest and Faculty Concert: Zagreb Saxophone Quartet and Lydia Artymiw, piano
The U of M School of Music will host this free concert on Nov. 7, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 4th St. S., Minneapolis. The program features Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds, K. 452, transcribed for piano and saxophone quartet by Saša Nestorović, among other pieces.

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Friday, Nov. 8 – Regis 10th Anniversary Open House
The University of Minnesota celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Regis Center for Art with a Community Open House and a series of exhibitions highlighting the artistic research of our talented faculty, staff, alumni and students on Nov. 8, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis.

The Community Open House includes exhibitions of artwork, open studios, great food, and a special Fire Performance by Professor Wayne E. Potratz.

For more information, visit:

Monday, Nov. 11 – Jazz Combos present: The Art of the Solo
Featuring Jazz Combos I, II, and III, directed by Phil Hey, the University of Minnesota School of Music presents Jazz Combos: The Art of the Solo. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall, Ferguson Hall, 2106 4th St. S., Minneapolis.

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Monday, Nov. 11 – International Education Week
Beginning Nov. 11, International Education Week at the University of Minnesota includes events to gain support of international education. The year, colleges and offices are planning receptions, seminars, brown bag sessions, and other events to draw awareness to international education.

The Global Programs and Strategy Alliance has a leadership role in supporting and publicizing these events.

For more information, visit:

Thursday, Nov. 14 – Tenth Annual NOMMO African American Author Series
The Givens Foundation for African American Literature and the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries, with support from the University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity are sponsoring the 10th Annual NOMMO African American Author Series on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Award winning poet, author and translator Marilyn Nelson, kicks off the event with Author Alexs Pate, who will serve as host and moderator for the evening. Pate founded Innocent Technologies LLC, a company devoted to addressing inequities through stronger relationships.

This event is free and open to the public. More about this event can be found at

Wednesday, Nov. 20- Global Matters speaker series: Global Mindset
Dr. Mansour Javidan, multiple award-winning executive educator and author whose teaching and research interests span the globe, will discuss the global trends that companies are facing and the implications for individual employees, managers and executives. He will explain the concept of 'global mindset' and its ingredients, and will offer examples of how and why it is critical for success in global roles.

The event will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Carlson School of Management, 3M Auditorium, 321 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

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