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Upcoming events on the U of M campus

Thursday, November 14, 2013

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

Thursday, Nov. 14 – Sunday, Nov. 17 and Thursday, Nov. 21 – Sunday, Nov. 24 - Joan: Voices in the Fire
Wrestling with classical and contemporary issues ‘Joan: Voices in the Fire’ asks, "If a saint, like Joan of Arc, would emerge from today's global chaos and religious strife, could she ignite a movement to save us given our differences?" Originally devised by Columbia University students, this play is performed by members of the BFA/Guthrie Theater Actor Training program senior class and directed by Austene Van.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. while Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m., at Rarig Center’s Stoll Thrust Theatre, 330 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis. Tickets are $11 for faculty and staff and $16 for the general public. This performance will include ASL interpreters and is presented by the University Theatre.

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Sunday, Nov. 17 - Guest Recital: duoARtia
duoARtia, pianists Jeri-Mae Astolfi (School of Music alumna) and Holly Roadfeldt will perform works by Bela Bartók, Witold Lutoslawski, Joseph Koykkar, James Leatherbarrow, Ed Martin, Kirk O’Riordan, Robert Paterson, James Wilding, and Yehuda Yannay.

The 2 p.m. recital will take place at Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall, Ferguson Hall, 2106 Fourth St, S., Minneapolis.

Monday, Nov. 18 – Teacher Leadership: What It Is, How It Matters, And Ways It Looks In Schools
CEHD and the national education fraternity Phi Delta Kappa are offering a free seminar featuring CEHD’s Jennifer York-Barr on Nov. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the University’s Urban Research and Outreach Center, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis.

The seminar will include two principals from St. Paul Public Schools: Catherine Rich, Phalen Lake Hmong Studies School, and Dough Revsbeck, Harding High School. This program is free and open to the public.

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Wednesday Nov. 20 - Geographic Information Science Day Celebration
Join the worldwide celebration of Geographic Information Science (GIS) Day, on Wednesday Nov. 20.

GIS Day is the annual salute to geospatial technology and its power to transform and better our lives.

U-Spatial will be hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in room 609 of the Social Sciences Building, 267 19th Ave. S. Minneapolis, where you can learn more about the fascinating work happening on campus. There will be mini workshops to get you started with web mapping and a Geocaching contest with a $50 prize.

Wednesday Nov. 20 - Exploring Israel: A discussion with renowned filmmaker Dror Moreh
The Center for Jewish Studies presents Oscar-nominated filmmaker Dror Moreh, who will share behind-the-scenes stories of the making of the movie The Gatekeepers, described by many as ‘the Israeli Fog of War.’ This event will take place at 1 p.m. at 135 Nicholson Hall, 216 Pillsbury Dr. S.E., Minneapolis.

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Wednesday, Nov. 20 - Resonate! How 90 Seconds of Cello Music Is Helping People Connect With Climate Science
Anthropogenic climate change is one of the most challenging problems humanity faces, but public opinion surveys show that many people are skeptical about global warming. In this seminar, Todd Reubold, Institute on the Environment (IonE) director of communications; Scott St. George, IonE resident fellow and professor of Geography, College of Liberal Arts; and Daniel Crawford, undergraduate, College of Liberal Arts, will share their experiences with using music to help climate science reach out to new audiences. Their first collaboration — a music video that reconfigures global temperature data as a cello composition — has been described as "amazing, and eerie" and "an effective tool to show people that our planet is changing."

This event is part of the Frontiers in the Environment lecture series, which takes place in R-380 of the Learning and Environmental Sciences Building, 1954 Buford Ave., St Paul. Following the lecture, there will be a short reception in IonE's Commons Meeting and Art Space.

This event is free and open to the general public. For more information visit: Frontiers in the Environment. Lectures can also be streamed live here: Stream Frontiers Live.

Thursday, Nov. 21 - Sunday, Nov. 24 - University Opera Theatre presents Bedřich Smetana’s The Bartered Bride
Bedřich Smetana’s The Bartered Bride is full of spontaneous charm, lively, cleverly drawn characters and dazzling orchestral interludes. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 Fourth St. S., Minneapolis, and 1:30 p.m., Sunday Nov. 24. Pre-opera lobby discussions begin 45 minutes before each performance.

Tickets are $20 adults; $5 students & children; 2-for-1 tickets for U of M students, faculty, staff, alumni, and retirees. For ticket information, call 612-624-2345 or visit

Monday Nov. 25 - Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World
This 90-minute film takes audiences on an epic journey across nine countries and over 1,400 years of history. It explores the richness of Islamic art in objects big and small, and revels in the use of color and finds commonalities in a shared artistic heritage with the West and East.

On Monday, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, Professor Catherine Asher, a specialist in Islamic and Indian art from 1200 to the present, will lead the discussion about the film.

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