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July 15, 2009

First Annual University of Minnesota Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Expo

The first Annual University of Minnesota Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Expo will be held at the new TCF Bank Stadium on the afternoon of October 7, 2009. Deadline to apply: August 1, 2009.

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Interdisciplinary Dissertation-Writing Seminars

The Graduate School has announced the Interdisciplinary Dissertation-Writing Seminars for the next academic year. Fall seminars are all being taught by American Studies graduate faculty.

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June 3, 2009

ANTHRO 8810

ANTHRO 8810, “Reading Contemporary Ethnography,” will be taught by Professor Karen-Sue Taussig Tuesdays 2:30 p.m.-4:25 p.m.

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May 11, 2009

Preparing Future Faculty Retreat

Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Retreat is Thursday, May 21, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in McNamara Alumni Center.

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May 5, 2009

SPAN 221

SPAN 221, “Reading Spanish,” will be taught by Professor Joseph Towle summer 2009, Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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ENGL 8090

ENGL 8090, “Whose Nature? The Environment in Humanistic Inquiry,” will be lead by Professor Dan Philippon. This new interdisciplinary dissertation-writing seminar is intended for advanced graduate students who are working on dissertation-related writing. Meeting times for fall 2009 are Thursdays 3:35 p.m. – 6:05 p.m.

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May 4, 2009

"Teaching with Writing 2009" Seminar

The University of Minnesota's Center for Writing will be holding its annual 5 day seminar "Teaching with Writing 2009" for Faculty, Graduate Instructors, and Teaching Assistants. The seminar will take place August 24th-28th, 2009 from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Registration ends August 7th, 2009 or when seminar fills.

April 27, 2009

COMM 8611

COMM 8611, “Habermas and the Public Sphere” will be taught by Alan Gross, Communications Studies Professor.

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April 21, 2009

TH 8120

TH 8120, “Arts-Based Action Research: Performing Civic Engagement”, taught by Professor Sonja Kuftinec will meet Mondays 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

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April 14, 2009

ARTH 5575

ARTH 5575, " Boom/Bust: American Art from the Roaring Twenties to the Great Depression", taught by Jennifer Marshall, American Studies Associate Professor.

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April 8, 2009

Anthropology Graduate Student Workshop on Publishing

The Anthropology Department’s Graduate Student Workshop on Publishing will be presented by editors from “Cultural Anthropology” Kim and Mike Fortun on April 16, 2009 from 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. in 389 Hubert H. Humphrey.

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April 7, 2009

"Work of Translation: Theory, Function, and Practice"

ALL 5261, “Work of Translation: Theory, Function, and Practice” is being offered fall 2009.

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March 24, 2009

“Families in War and Peace: Chile from Colony to Nation, 1790-1860”

“Families in War and Peace: Chile from Colony to Nation, 1790-1860”, presented by Sarah C. Chambers is the third meeting of the Spring 2009 series of the Workshop on the Comparative History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. The presentation is on March 27, 2009 from 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in the History Conference Room in 1210 Heller Hall.

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Summer Institute of Civic Studies

Tufts University is pleased to announce its Summer Institute of Civic Studies held July 13-24. Open to PhD students from all institutions and disciplines.

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March 10, 2009

“Re-Configurations of American Studies”

Dartmouth College announces the 2009 Futures of American Studies Institute: “Re-Configurations of American Studies”, June 22-26, 2009. Application deadline: April 20, 2009.

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February 17, 2009

Danny LaChance presents "State of Confusion: Social Engineering, Vigilante Distrust, and Capital Punishment in the Contemporary United States"

Danny LaChance will be presenting his paper, "State of Confusion: Social Engineering, Vigilante Distrust, and Capital Punishment in the Contemporary United States" at the U of MN Legal History Workshop. See full entry for an attachment of the paper and more details on the workshop, which is scheduled for Friday, February 20, 2009, at 1:30 pm.

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Graduate School Collaborative Leadership Development Series

The Graduate School is pleased to announce its latest workshop to this year’s Collaborative Leadership Development Series, “Developing Successful Interdisciplinary Teams and Proposals”, will be held in Coffman Memorial Union on February 23, 2009 from 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm.

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February 10, 2009

Comparative History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Spring 2009 Workshop Schedule

The Workshop on the Comparative History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality is happy to announce its spring 2009 schedule. All are welcome, papers available by request.

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January 28, 2009

Graduate Degree Completion Workshops

The Graduate Student Services and Progress (GSSP) office staff will be holding degree completion workshops for Graduate School master's and doctoral students February 16th, 17th, and 18th. The workshops on February 16th and 17th will be held on the East Bank campus and our workshops on the 18th will be held on the St. Paul campus.

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January 20, 2009

PA 5601

PA 5601, “Survey of Women, Law, and Public Policy in the United States" taught by Dr. Kathleen Laughlin, professor of History, Metropolitan State University, will meet Wednesdays 6:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

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Program in Law and History Spring 2009 Workshop Series

The Program in Law and History is pleased to announce the Spring 2009 workshop series. This semester, sessions held over lunch on Fridays, from 12:15 P.M.-1:15 P.M. in Lindquist & Vennum Conference Room on the 3rd floor of the Law School.

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CL/CSDS 8910

CL/CSDS 8910, section 004, meeting Wednesday evenings, “ We are All Americans: Re-Imagining America in a Post-9/11 World" taught by Visiting Professor Jaap Kooijman from the University of Amsterdam.

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EPSY 5401

EPSY 5401, "Counseling Procedures" is taught by Dr. John Romano will meet Mondays 4:40 P.M. – 7:20 P.M.

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January 14, 2009

David Karjanen Spring Graduate Seminar

David Karjanen is teaching a graduate seminar this spring semester, AmSt 8920, section 001 on Wednesdays, from 3:35 - 5:30. The seminar examines theories of racial formation in the United States, regionally in the Americas, from historical, cultural and political perspectives.

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January 13, 2009

PUBH 6801

PUBH 6801, “Global Health, Relief, Development and Religious & Non-Religious NGOs?, taught by Kirk Allison, PhD, will meet Wednesdays 5:40 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

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GWSS 8190

GWSS 8190, “ Gynomania: Theorizing the Pleasures of Violence?, taught by Pashmina Murthy, will meet Thursdays 2:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

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GLOS 3900/5900

GLOS 3900/5900, “The Political Economy of Financial Crisis: From Nicollett Mall to Wall Street? taught by Dara Strolovitch and Rachel Schurman, will meet Mondays 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

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GWSS 4690/5690

GWSS 4690/5690: Women, Society, and Race in the United States, taught by Zenzele Isoke, PhD, will meet Wednesdays 12:45 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.

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December 19, 2008

ARTH 8520: Seminar: American Art and Material Culture

ARTH 8520 - Seminar: American Art and Material Culture. Taught by Jennifer Marshall, Material Culture Studies: Theories and Methodologies, covers interdisciplinary approaches used for reading three-dimensional objects as symbolic material.

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December 18, 2008

GEOG 8230: Race, Space, and Biopolitics

The course GEOG 8230: Race, Space, and Biopolitics, taught by Dr Arun Saldanha in Spring 2009. This graduate seminar seeks to investigate the conceptual intricacies of the becoming-political of human life, of “biopolitics.?

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SOC 8090: Diversity, Solidarity, and the American Mosaic

The course SOC 8090: Diversity, Solidarity, and the American Mosaic , taught by Joe Gerteis with Penny Edgell and Doug Hartmann, will meet Fridays 2:30 P.M. -5:00 P.M. in Spring 2009.

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HIST 5960 Section 3: War, Memory, Politics In East Asia

The course HIST 5960: War, Memory, Politics in East Asia, taught by Professor Hiromi Mizuno, will meet Tuesdays 1:25 P.M.-3:20 P.M. in Spring 2009. This graduate seminar explores the politics of war and colonial memory in twentieth-century East Asia.

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HIST 5910/8910: Engendering Race in United States History

The course HIST 5910/8910: Engendering Race in United States History, taught by Professors Malinda Lindquist and David Chang meets Fridays 1:25 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. Engendering Race will examine the intersectionalities between race and gender, exploring both how racial ideologies are constitutive of gender ideologies and sexuality, and how gender ideologies and sexuality have shaped race formation and discourse in the United States.

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Spring 2009 Legal History Workshop Series Invites Graduate Students and Faculty

The Program in Law and History invites faculty and graduate students to participate in the Spring 2009 Legal History Workshop Series. Sessions will be generally held on Fridays from 12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M. at the Law School.

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December 17, 2008

Faculty Workshops on Conflict Dynamics

Mark your calendars and save the dates of Monday, February 2, and Monday, February 9, from 3:00 -5:00 p.m. in the Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union for two workshops focused on conflict dynamics specifically geared toward faculty. Both workshops will take a systems perspective to introduce systems-based concepts and tools to engage conflict more effectively.

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December 10, 2008

Feminist and Queer Explorations in Troublemaking

The course GWSS 8190, "Feminist and Queer Explorations in Troublemaking" taught by Sara Puotinen will be held in 400 Ford Hall on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 4:30 in Spring 2009.

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Course with Vice President Walter F. Mondale on America’s Constitutional Crisis

A course with Vice President Walter F. Mondale and Professor Lawrence Jacobs will study America’s ongoing constitutional crisis over the authority and roles of the legislative and executive branches. It is open to all members of the community and can be registered for online. Registration open until class is full.

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Medical Consumerism

The course BTHX 8610, "Medical Consumerism" taught by Carl Elliott MD PhD will be held in Boynton on Tuesdays from 10 to 1 in Spring 2009.

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Corporealities, Movement, and Social Justice: Staging 'Equitable' Choreographies

The course Dnce 5493, "Corporealities, Movement, and Social Justice: Staging 'Equitable' Choreographies" taught by Professors Ananya Chatterjea and Omise'eke Tinsley will be held in 301 Barbara Barker Center for Dance on Wednesdays from 12:45 to 3:35 in Spring 2009.

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Diversity, Solidarity and the American Mosaic

The course Soc 8090, "Topics in Sociology:Diversity, Solidarity and the American Mosaic" will be held in 1114 Social Sciences on Fridays from 2:30 to 5:00 in Spring 2009.

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December 3, 2008

TH 8120 Performance Theory, Performance Studies

The course TH 8120 Performance Theory, Performance Studies, taught by Professor Margaret Werry, will be held in Rarig 75 on Fridays 9:05 to 12:05 in Spring 2009.

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December 2, 2008

Afro 3910 Black Internationalism

In class announcement for your students: course offering. The course Afro 3910, "Black Internationalism," taught by Yuichiro Onishi will be held in Blegen Hall 330 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:45-11:00am.

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November 26, 2008

GEO 8200: Downtown Turnaround?

The urban geography seminar, GEO 8200: Downtown Turnaround? Exploring changing economic, political, and social contexts in the space of U. S. downtowns, taught by Dr. Brenda Kayzar, will be held Fridays 10:00am-12:30pm in Spring 2009.

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Ped6121/PubH 6121/Anthro 8810 On Aggression and Related Topics

The course Ped6121/PubH 6121/Anthro 8810 on aggression and related topics, taught by Michael Potegal, Ph.D, will be offered Tuesdays 10:10 AM – 12:05 PM in Spring 2009.

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History 5690: State, Genocide, and the Twentieth-Century World

The course History 5690: State, Genocide, and the Twentieth-Century World, taught by visiting Professor Michael Meng, will meet Tuesdays, 3:35 P.M. - 5:30 P.M in Spring 2009.

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November 20, 2008

SOC 8735 Sociology of Culture

Soc 8735 Sociology of Culture taught by Professor Edgell is held Thursdays from 2:30- 5:00pm in SS 915, Spring 2009.

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November 17, 2008

Engl 5200 Readings in American Literature

The course Engl 5200, "Readings in American Literature", taught by Edward Griffin is being held Friday from 11:00am to 1:30 pm spring 2009.

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November 12, 2008

Creating Good Work: Economic and Workforce Development

The course PA8204 "Creating Good Work: Economic and Workforce Development" meets Mondays/Wednesdays 9:45 to 11:00 A.M.

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Arts, Cities, and Economic Development

The course PA5590 "Arts, Cities, and Economic Development" taught by Professor Ann Markusen meets Monday/Wednesday 2:30 P.M. - 3:45 P.M.

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Sociology of Culture

The course Soc 8735, "Sociology of Culture" taught by Penny Edgell meets Thursdays 2:30-5:00pm.

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Race, Gender, and Health Policy

The course PA 5690 (Section 1) "Race, Gender, and Health Policy" taught by Professor Sonia Santos meets Tuesdays/Thursdays, from 4:00-5:15 p.m.

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New Course on Civic Participation in Urban Poor Neighborhoods

The course PA 5490 “Civic Participation in Urban Poor Neighborhoods: Theory, Strategies and Structures�? taught by Professor Teresa Terrell meets Monday/ Wednesday 4:00 - 5:15 p.m.

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November 5, 2008

Working with Others

The workshop, Working with Others, address potential ethical problems that can arise in collaborative work in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities and explore ways that investigators can prevent or handle such problems. Participating faculty will earn Responsible Conduct of Research continuing education credit. It will take place in
1-102 Hanson Hall from 2:00 to 4:30 PM on Nov. 12, 2008.

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October 29, 2008

Geographic Information Systems: Analyzing Data and Creating Maps

CLA is joining several other units to fund a Graduate Research Assistant who will provide GIS training and support. A 7-hour workshop will introduce participants to using a geographic information system (GIS) to analyze data and create maps. The first of three GIS user workshops: Dec. 5th, 2008.

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October 15, 2008

Policy and Review Council for Language, Literature and Arts

The Policy and Review Council for Language, Literature and Arts is seeking graduate student representatives. The P&R Council meets twice per year: once on Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 3-5pm, and again in the spring (date TBA).

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