Upcoming Events on the Twin Cities Campus

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Friday, Oct. 7 - Sketch-a-thon

Join us for an overnight art party in the Bell Museum. Whether you're looking to fill up your sketchbook or set up an easel in the diorama halls this event is for you! Be prepared, because this is roughing it on the indoors. Tickets are $20 for students, staff, and Bell members. More ticket information can be found here. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bell Museum of Natural History, 10 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis.

Friday, Oct. 7 - Star Party: Milky Way/Andromeda Merger
Explore the sky with astronomers from the Bell Museum and the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics. This family-friendly Star Party will provide the telescopes and guide you through observations of the same celestial objects that have inspired sky-gazers throughout history. The event will begin at 8 p.m. at the Bell Museum of Natural History.

Monday, Oct. 10 - Wilhemina's War: Documentary Film Screening with June Cross
In much of America, progress in HIV/AIDS treatment and improvement in education may suggest the worst is behind us, but every year 50,000 Americans are still diagnosed with the virus. Wilhemina’s War is the story of Wilhemina Dixon, an uneducated daughter of sharecroppers who becomes a force in her family’s fight for survival from HIV and AIDS. Filmmaker June Cross will be joined by Columbia University Professor Samuel Freedman for a panel discussion moderated by University of Minnesota Regents Professor Elaine May following the screening. It will begin at 6 p.m. in the Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave S., Minneapolis.

Tuesday, Oct. 11 - A Conversation with U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, the highest-ranking female elected official in American history, will discuss women in leadership, the 2016 Congressional elections, prospects for House Democrats, and issues that could still come before Congress this year. Professor Larry Jacobs, director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, will moderate the event, which will include questions from the audience. The event will begin at 10 a.m. in the Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Tuesday, Oct. 11 - Teaching Leadership: An Integrative Approach
Join Barbara Crosby, author of the book “Teaching Leadership: An Integrative Approach to Leadership” on a talk about leadership and personal leadership journeys. Joining Barbara will be Lars Leafblad, Yvonne Cheek and Jodi Sandfort, fellow contributors to the book. The panel will feature a brief discussion of the book, leadership stories of the panelists, and a chance for audience members to share their leadership stories. It will begin at 3 p.m. in the Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Wednesday, Oct. 12 - Business by Carlson: A Quarterly Report. The Business of Politics: How Innovations in Campaign Financing, Operations, and Strategy Are Changing Our Elections and Our Democracy
Spending on US federal, state, and local elections in 2016 may top $7 billion. Listen to WCCO AM Radio’s Business by Carlson Quarterly Report with WCCO’s Dave Lee and University of Minnesota Professors Paul Vaaler and Larry Jacobs to find out how the business of politics and elections matters for you and your community. The event will begin at 10 a.m. in Carlson School of Management, 321 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Thursday, Oct. 13 - Discovery Across Disciplines
This event is a destination for students, researchers, faculty and industry leaders who are interested in crossing disciplinary lines to answer tough questions and advance breakthrough research. Sixty of the U of M’s interdisciplinary research centers and institutes will be on-­hand to network and share their discoveries. The event will take place at 12 p.m. in Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis.

Thursday, Oct. 13 - IMMIGRATION NATION: Writing Our Next Chapter
During the discussion, panelists will consider the positive contributions of immigrants in Minnesota and the regional implications of national and global migration trends. The panel will also discuss how to protect immigrants’ rights locally amidst national deadlock on comprehensive immigration reform and growing anti-immigrant sentiment. It will begin at 4 p.m. in Room 25, Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis.

Thursday, Oct. 13 - The Somali Diaspora in Norway and Minnesota: A Conversation with Two Ambassadors
Eric Schwartz, dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, hosts a conversation with Ahmed Isse Awad, Somalia's Ambassador to the United States, and Kåre R. Aas, Norway's Ambassador to the United States. The two ambassadors are visiting Minnesota to meet with members of the community and to discuss challenges and opportunities surrounding diaspora engagement in Norway and the United States, as well as issues related to Somalia and ways for the diaspora to support the development process there. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Friday, Oct. 14 - Panel Discussion: Prison And Juvenile Justice Reform In Minnesota
Panelists include: Jason Sole who is an assistant professor at Metropolitan State University, Ebony Ruhland, research director for the Law School’s Robina Institute’s Parole Release and Revocation Project and the Probation Revocation Project, and Coddy Harris, who has over 26 years of professional experience within the correctional system in the State of Minnesota. The event will begin at 9:45 a.m. in Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall.

Saturday, Oct. 15 - Best of Saturday with a Scientist
Your favorite U experts are back for one last Saturday with a Scientist. Enjoy hands-on science from chemistry and anthropology to, biology, entomology, and astronomy. There will also be free ExploraDome planetarium shows, Honey House tours and DIY mini dioramas. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the Bell Museum of Natural History.

Saturday, Oct. 15 - Design Forward
DESIGN FORWARD engages College of Design community members in service projects that help improve the quality of life for members of our communities. Bring your family and friends and join members of the College of Design community for a day of service in the Twin Cities area during Alumni Day of Service in the Fall. This event is free, however registration is required. It will begin at 9 a.m. at Second Harvest Heartland - Maplewood, 1140 Gervais Ave., St. Paul.

Monday, Oct. 17 - Theory to Practice Luncheon: Accountability in Practice
In the current climate where public institutions are under increased scrutiny, what effect does this increased attention have on the understanding of what accountability is and how it is demonstrated? Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), will discuss what accountability looks like in practice today at the GAO. It will begin at 12:30 p.m. in Room 50B, Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Tuesday, Oct. 18 - CEHD Book Week Event - Author Candace Fleming
Children’s book author Candace Fleming will discuss her versatile and acclaimed works in a free lecture, answer questions, and sign copies of her books, which will be available for purchase. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the McNamara Alumni Center, 200 S.E. Oak St., Minneapolis.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 - Tucker Center Fall Distinguished Lecture: “Paradox, Pitfalls & Parity: Where Have all the Women Coaches Gone?”
Two generations removed from Title IX, female sports participation is at an all-time high, yet the number of women coaches is near an all-time low. So where have all the women coaches gone and why does this paradox matter? Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi will examine this “coaching paradox” by highlighting systemic gender discrimination, unfair double standards, and both explicit and unconscious gender bias in the hiring process. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 - Claudia Rankine & Marilynne Robinson in Conversation
Best-selling author and media commentator Claudia Rankine will be speaking with novelist Marilynne Robinson in a free event open to the public. Rankine and Robinson are two of America's most cogent and inspiring thinkers about our shared culture and history. It will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 S. 4th St., Minneapolis.

Thursday, Oct. 20 - Can Economics Reduce Global Pollution Deaths?
The Global Burden of Disease study (Lancet 2015) estimates that 7.8 million people died in 2013 due to ambient and household air pollution, lack of access to safe water and sanitation, and exposure to lead. Over 90% of these deaths occurred in low and middle income countries. Can economic analysis help reduce this burden in a cost effective way? Hear from Maureen Cropper, University of Maryland Professor of Economics, and moderator Kate Wolford, President of the McKnight Foundation. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center.

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