Upcoming Events on the Twin Cities Campus

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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, Sept. 22 - The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America
The 2016 election is drawing near, and millennials have just begun to test their political clout. Join Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson and Republican strategist Vin Weber to examine shifting voter demographics in the 2016 election and offer key insights on how Republicans can keep up. It will begin at 4 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Friday, Sept. 23 - Minnesota's Child Protection System: Working Toward More Effective Data-Based Decision Making
In 2015, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s Task Force on the Protection of Children emphasized the critical need to pay close attention to the responsible and effective use of data in case decision making. This discussion will focus on the next steps in data use and development for work in the field. Panelists include State Representative Ron Kresha (R), Director of the Child Safety and Permanency Division Jamie Sorenson, and Dr. Kristine Piescher, director of research and evaluation at the U’s Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare. It will begin at 8 a.m. in the Meridian Ballroom at the Commons Hotel, 615 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis.

Friday, Sept. 23 - Pitch Fest for Women Startups
Grow the Twin Cities startup ecosystem and support Minnesota women entrepreneurs at a business pitch fest with midwest investors and community supporters. The event will begin at 9 a.m. in the 3M Auditorium at the Carlson School of Management, 321 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Friday, Sept. 23 - Wind Ensemble Concert: Homages
In celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the U of M Bands program, the Wind Ensemble will perform a concert featuring varied repertoire that has special connections to directors, significant performances, relationships, or events of years past. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 Fourth Street S., Minneapolis.

Monday, Sept. 26 - Greater Than 7 Kickoff: Intersectionality U
Intersectionality. What is it? And what does it have to do with me? Come discover the answers to these and other intriguing questions at the third annual Greater Than 7 Kickoff event. All attendees will be invited to participate in a facilitated discussion after the performance to discuss various topics and issues on intersectionality, equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice and how these are all affecting and influencing our daily lives locally, nationally, and globally. The event will begin at Noon on the Northrop Plaza, 84 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis.

Monday, Sept. 26 - "The Miller's Tale": A Reading
Chaucer's "The Miller's Tale," the second of The Canterbury Tales, is a rude tale packed with puns and a plot featuring a very misdirected kiss. It will be read out loud. In its original, Middle English form. By distinguished English faculty. A modern translation will be available. The event will begin at 2:30 p.m. in room 207A at Lind Hall, 207 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis.

Monday, Sept. 26 - Ever Onward! Celebrating the Civic Life and Legacy of Tom Swain
The eighth annual John Brandl Lecture salutes Tom Swain, now in his nineties, for his profound and ongoing contributions to public service in Minnesota. Swain has served multiple roles at the University. It will begin at 5 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Monday, Sept. 26 - ‘Well-Behaved Women (and Animals) Seldom Make History': Questioning Behavior Standards in the History of Religion
Karin Vélez of Macalester College will discuss the topic in the first of a series of lectures by women on a diverse blend of topics, values, experiences, and perspectives. The series is sponsored by the University Honors Program. The event is free for U students, $7 for faculty and $12 for the public. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Ted Mann Concert Hall.

Wednesday, Sept. 28 - Conversation with United States Ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz
Join Humphrey School Dean Eric Schwartz for a discussion with the recently sworn-in U.S. Ambassador to Somalia, Stephen Schwartz. Ambassador Schwartz will comment on U.S. policy toward Somalia, the role of Somali-Americans in promoting development in Somalia and in engaging in political, social, and economic issues in the United States. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Wednesday, Sept. 28 - Fiction Reading by Nami Mun
Nami Mun's debut novel, “Miles from Nowhere,” focuses on Joon, a Korean immigrant teenager who becomes homeless in the Bronx of the 1980s. In addition to the reading, Mun will also take audience questions and sign books. The event, sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Weisman Art Museum, 333 East River Road, Minneapolis.

Wednesday, Sept. 28 - The Paul and Joan Nagel Lecture featuring Joseph Ellis
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of “The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783–1789,” Joseph Ellis, will discuss one of the most crucial periods in American history — the years between the end of the Revolution and the formation of the federal government. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Ted Mann Concert Hall.

Thursday, Sept. 29 - Confronting Islamophobia: Promoting Human Rights in Public Policy
Prejudice against Muslims has existed in various forms throughout American history, but this issue has become far more prominent throughout the past decade. Join us for an evening symposium to discuss how we can work to address and overcome prejudice and shape our public policy to ensure human rights for all people. It will begin at 5 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Friday, Sept. 30 - Latinx Voice; Latinx Vote: How Demographics are Shifting the American Political Landscape
This conversation brings together a diverse group of panelists to explore: intersections of ethnicity, race, class, gender, and religion; how these factors affect Hispanic communities; and the role they could play in American politics, particularly in this election cycle. This event will begin at 1:30 p.m. in room 120 of the Elmer Andersen Library, 222 21st Avenue S., Minneapolis.

Saturday, Oct. 1 - Northrop presents Grupo Corpo
Passion, power, and Brazilian rhythms burst forth as Grupo Corpo takes the Northrop stage in a season opening performance. A favorite of local and international audiences alike, the company brings two works to the U that showcase their wide-ranging repertoire. Rush tickets are available for $10 for U of M students and $20 for staff/faculty the day of the performance. The event begins at 8 p.m. on Northrop's Carlson Family Stage.

Monday, Oct. 3 - The Growing Political Power of Hispanics
Hispanics are the largest minority group in the U.S. and a growing political force, as a record 27.3 million Hispanics will be eligible to vote in the 2016 election. Pew Research Center’s Mark Hugo Lopez, one of the country’s leading experts on Hispanics, traces their growth and their political importance. The event will begin at Noon in Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Wednesday, Oct. 5 - Where the Wild Things Aren’t: The future of wilderness and wildlife from the Serengeti to the Arctic
With the population of the world projected to grow by another two billion in coming decades, the future of wild places is uncertain even as the effects of climate change complicates matters. U of M experts will explore questions about the value of “wildness,” how to balance the needs of humans and wildlife in the face of scarce resources and what future generations might experience (or not) of wildness. First in a series of curiosity-driven conversations this fall about how biology affects our lives and what it means for our future. The suggested entrance fee is cost is $5. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at the Bedlam Theater, 213 4th St. E., St. Paul.

Wednesday, Oct. 5 - Arts Quarter Festival
Multimedia. Multitalented. Multi-colorful. The Arts Quarter Festival brings together arts, dance, music, and theatre arts for an evening showcasing student and faculty talent. Presented by U’s Department of Art, School of Music, and Department of Theatre Arts & Dance. Performances and exhibits will take place indoors and outdoors on the U's West Bank from 6 - 9 pm. The indoors performances and exhibits will be in the Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Ave S.E., Minneapolis.

Now - Jan. 8, 2017: Seeing 40/40: Forty Years of Collecting at GMD
This ongoing exhibit, running until January 8, 2017, celebrates the Goldstein Museum of Design's 40th anniversary and features 40 objects selected by a wide range of design thought leaders. The gallery is open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesday - Friday and 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. on weekends at the Goldstein Museum of Design, 1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul.

Now - Jan. 8, 2017: EXHIBITION: Environmental Impact: 50 Years of Landscape Architecture
This year the University of Minnesota celebrates 50 years of landscape architecture education. Visit this free exhibit to see the impact of landscape architecture. The exhibit is at HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall Lobby, 89 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis.

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