Upcoming Events on the Twin Cities Campus


Please find below a list of select upcoming University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus related events. Visit the full U of M Events Calendar for more information.

Thursday, Oct. 20 - Current and Future GNSS Applications for Vehicle Navigation and Guidance
This seminar will present an overview of the current state of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology and how it is being used to address emerging transportation applications. It will also describe threats to GNSS robustness that must be addressed before it can be widely used in safety- and liability-critical transportation applications. It will begin at 3 p.m. in 1130 Mechanical Engineering Building, 111 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis.

Monday, Oct. 24 - Clinton and Trump on Health Reform: What Can We Expect From the Next President?
The next president will be in a position to either solidify the Affordable Care Act or to water down and unravel key provisions.  What are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump promising in their campaigns?  What can we expect each to pursue if they are elected President? How will the changing makeup of the Congress impact the ACA? Lastly, how will the new political dynamics reverberate in Minnesota? The event will begin at noon in the Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave. S. #307, Minneapolis.

Monday, Oct. 24 - Views from the U: The Political Science of Election 2016
U of M political science experts will answer your questions on modern politics including topics such as campaign strategy, political advertisements, campaign finance, race and gender, the national economy, foreign policy, and electoral rules and procedures. Featured presenters include Kathryn Pearson, Timothy Johnson, Joanne Miller and Howard Lavine. Bring your own questions, the last half hour of the program is open for audience Q&A. You can register for this event here. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. in McNamara Alumni Center Memorial Hall, 200 SE Oak St., Minneapolis.

Tuesday, Oct. 25 - A Conversation With Anthony Ray Hinton
Anthony Ray Hinton was exonerated from death row in 2015 after serving more than 30 years in an Alabama prison. Hinton's release was the result of work by the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), an organization that provides legal representation to marginalized populations who have been denied fair legal treatment. EJI's work is highlighted in the memoir “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson, the common book selection that all first-year students in the College of Education and Human Development will read in fall 2016 and fall 2017. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Northrop, 84 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis.

Wednesday, Oct. 26 - The Future of Middle East Peace Negotiations and U.S. Engagement in the Arab World
In a recent commentary on the U.S. reaction to new Israeli housing construction on the West Bank, Dr. Zogby wrote that "[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu has been playing [the Administration] for almost eight years, repeatedly sticking his finger in their eye and getting away with it," and he suggested a range of measures that the Obama Administration could take to demonstrate its disapproval. We will hear Dr. Zogby's perspectives on these and related issues and on the prospects for movement on the peace process in a new Administration. It will begin at 5 p.m. in the Humphrey Forum, The Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave. S. #307, Minneapolis.

Wednesday, Oct. 26 - Samuel Freedman: "Altar Call: American Religion in Presidential Politics"
The U.S. may be a nation without an official religion, but religion has played a major role in presidential elections, particularly in the past century. Various denominations have sought to wield their influence and impart their values at the ballot box. Alliances have been formed at times across sectarian lines on the basis of shared liberalism or conservatism. In the days leading up to the 2016 election, Professor Samuel G. Freedman will guide us through this fascinating and contested terrain. Freedman is an award-winning author, columnist, and professor. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in Murphy Hall Room 130, 206 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis.

Thursday, Oct. 27 - Make Time to PAWS
Join your favorite dogs, bunnies and therapy chicken for Make Time to PAWS. The Great Hall in Coffman will transform into a park filled with your favorite furry friends from PAWS, a labyrinth, giant coloring sheets and forest bathing. Feeling in control of your life can be a challenge, especially if you’re stressed by school, social or family pressures, work or finances. Make Time to PAWS will show you simple actions you can do on your own anytime to stay healthy and reduce stress. The event will begin at 11 a.m. in The Great Hall in Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis.

Thursday, Oct. 27 - Sustainability is Dead, Architecture as a (Re)Generator.
Please join us for a symposium that will explore the future of sustainable design and what it means for the practice of architecture. The cost of this event is $10 for the Oct. 27 portion. It will begin at 4 p.m. in Ralph Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis.

Thursday, Oct. 27 - Ink Link | A Letterpress & Screen Printing Mixer
We’re opening up the print studios so drop by, roll up your sleeves, and pull a few proofs incorporating letterpress, monotype, screen printing and more. Hang out in the studios and reconnect with friends from the college. Light munchies and a cash bar provided. Snacks and cash bar available during the event. Last call, 8 p.m. The cost is $10 for the general public and is free to students, however registration is requested. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the B-level studios, McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul.

Saturday, Oct. 29 - School of Music Collage Concert
Collage is a non-stop concert showcase of many of the performance opportunities that the School of Music has to offer, including performances by choral, orchestral, jazz, chamber, world music, and wind ensembles as well as solo performances by faculty and students. Come hear more than 300 students and faculty performing in this theatrical, musical extravaganza. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Ted Mann Concert Hall, 128 Fourth St. South
, Minneapolis.

Wednesday, Nov. 2 - It’s Complicated -- Our evolving relationship with the microbial world in and around us
Our relationship to the microbial world in and around us is a bit fraught. From the rise and fall of antimicrobials to the growing popularity of probiotics, our perception of these tiny organisms that populate our soil, air, even our gut, is evolving. New discoveries about the role they play in our health and the environment are creating even more ambiguity. Explore what we know and what we don’t about the vast invisible world under (and in!) our noses with computational biologist and microbiome expert Dan Knights, microbial ecologist Michael Sadowsky and geomicrobiologist Cara Santelli. Tickets are $5 to $10 pay what you can. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the Bedlam Theater, 213 East Fourth St., St. Paul.

Thursday, Nov. 3 - Doing Good and Doing Well: Corporate Social Engagement as Competitive Advantage
Most organizations claim a commitment to community, sustainability, diversity, and "responsibility." Is it possible to maximize shareholder value and to meet external stakeholder needs at the same time? Can a corporation "do good" in the community while it also "does well" for shareholders? Join Senior Lecturer Rand Park, an expert in ethics and corporate responsibility, to explore the emerging world of corporate social engagement and how it can be leveraged for competitive advantage. The cost of the event is $10. It will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Carlson School of Management - 3M Auditorium, 321 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Thursday, Nov. 3 - Visiting Artist Talk: Travis McEwen
Travis McEwen is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota, Department of Art. Primarily working within the medium of painting as well as collage, his work has been preoccupied with experiences of otherness and peripheral positions especially in regard to western limitations of gender and sexuality. More recently this has extended to Science Fiction and utopian motifs. It will begin at 7 p.m. in the Regis Center for Art InFlux Space, 419 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis.

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