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Dialogue with the Dean

THE UNIVERSITY is hosting a dialogue with the Dean on Monday, March 30th, from 11:30-1:00p, in 140 Nolte Center. Graduate students are invited to share their experiences and with Henning Schroeder over lunch. The first half hour will be devoted to a networking lunch among graduate students, followed by an hour-long conversation with Henning Schroeder. Click here for more information and to register.

American Indian Studies Lecture, Vicente Diaz

THE DEPARTMENT of AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES is hosting a lecture by Professor Vicente M. Diaz. Professor Diaz will present "Native Canoes and the Politics/Poetics of Indigenous Cultural Revitalization and Discursive Flourish" on Monday, March 30th from 3:30-5:00 in the Crosby Seminar Room in Northrop. Click Diaz Talk.pdf for more information.

THE LAW SCHOOL is hosting their Legal History Workshop on "'A Constitutional Right Rendered Utterly Meaningless': Religious Exemptions and Reproductive Politices, 1973-2014" with speaker Professor Linda Kerber on Friday, March 27th from 10:10-12:10pm in Mondale Hall Room 473. Click here for more information.

UMN AMST Student Group Panel & Discussion

THE UMN AMERICAN STUDIES STUDENT ASSOCIATION and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Student Association are co-hosting a Post 9/11 panel and discussion on Friday, March 27th at 3:00 pm in 1-106 Hanson Hall (West Bank). The event will focus on the social, political, and cultural climate of the US post-9/11, as well as explore narratives about and portrayals of Muslim Americans that have been (re)produced and circulated after 9/11. Both AMST Professor Elliott Powell and graduate student Waleed Mahdi will be participating in this event! For more info please contact Laura Garvey at

"Backwater Blues: Environmental Disaster And African American Experiences"

THE INSTITUTE for ADVANCED STUDY presents "Backwater Blues: Environmental Disaster and African American Experiences" on Tuesday, March 31st at 4:00pm in 1210 Heller Hall. The panel will feature American Studies faculty member Elliott Powell and affiliate faculty member David Pellow. Click here for more details on the other panelists and the talk.

"The Culture Wars: Then and Now" Symposium

"THE CULUTRE WARS: THEN & NOW" will be taking place Thursday, March 26th - Saturday, March 28th. University Departments, the Walker Art Center, and Patrick's Cabaret present a weekend of events dealing with Ron Athey's 1994 performance at Patrick's Cabaret, art, and censorship. See the below for full details

Brenda Child at the Loft Literary Center

THE LOFT LITERARY CENTER will be hosting Minnesota Book Awards: Meet the Finalists on Friday, March 20th at 6:30 at the Loft. The event will feature the authors nominated for Minnesota Book Awards including American Studies faculty member Brenda Child, for her book My Grandfather's Knocking Sticks: Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on the Reservation. Click here for more information.

David Noble Lecture feat. Louise Erdrich

THE 21st ANNUAL DAVID NOBLE LECTURE will be held on Wednesday, April 29th at 7:00pm in the Cowles Auditorium in the Hubert H. Humphrey Center. Louise Erdrich, who will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, will be presenting this year's lecture. Click here to see the event page, with more details to follow.

Robert Warrior Talk

AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES is hosting a talk by Robert Warrior on Wednesday, March 25th from 2:30 - 4:00pm in the Lindahl Founders Room in Northrop Auditorium. His talk is titled "Indian (Art) Hating: Vandalism Beyond the Chief." Warrior Talk flier.pdf

Doctoral Research Showcase on April 7, 2015, Noon - 2 p.m

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL presents the Doctoral Research Showcase.
Eighty-five recipients of prestigious doctoral fellowships will
present their work in a casual and conversational environment. Our
doctoral students fuel the engine of research and discovery - they are
the creators of new knowledge and the next generation of innovators.
You'll have the chance to interact with them one-on-one and learn how
their work benefits students, scholars, and communities across the
state, the nation, and the world.

Presentations will encompass a wide-range of topics and disciplines,
from increasing self-control skills in preschool children to
disability and living arrangements in later life; from the causes and
consequences of hospital financial performance to the relationship
between consumer confidence and fluctuations in business cycles; from
the behavioral responses of moose to climate change in northeast
Minnesota to the environments of hyper-giant stars; from the effects
of green tea extract on biomarkers of breast cancer risk to the impact
of same-sex marriage on LGBT health; from the design of a multi-robot
system to help monitor the location of invasive fish in Minnesota
lakes to the design of a new telescope that sees gravity.

Event details:

• April 7, 2015 from 12-2 pm
• Location: Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union
• No cost; no RSVP required

For more information about the event or to view a list of this year's
participants, please visit:


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