April 2012 Archives

April 2-May 11, 2012
2nd/3rd Floor Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library

A Lecture by: Jonathan Judaken, Rhodes College
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Room 710 Social Sciences Building
4:00 p.m.

Professor Judaken will reconstruct the very different theoretical paradigms of the interactionist and the socio-psychoanalytic that Hannah Arendt and Theodor Adorno developed to understand anti-Semitism.

Congratulations to Anna Kaminski recipient of the Inna Meiman Human Rights Award and Tenzin Pelkyi, who was awarded the Sullivan Ballou Award in a ceremony among family, friends and University faculty on Friday, April 20, 2012.

Each award, carrying a $1,000 scholarship, recognizes a University of Minnesota undergraduate student who embodies a commitment to human rights and has worked tirelessly to address human rights abuses.

Read article in Minnesota Daily by clicking here.

Coffman Memorial Union
Great Hall
May 2-4, 2012
Free and Open to the public

Ancient Traditions Increasingly important in Turbulent Modern Times

The Art of Zhen, Shan, Ren, opens an intimate window into ancient and contemporary China. The works reveal the traditional Chinese culture based around mind and body cultivation (self-improvement) and living in harmony with nature. With moral improvement, a resilient inner beauty arises. The re-emergence of this tradition in China has come through in the recent popularity of Falun Gong over the past 2 decades.

Alicia Borinsky
April 19, 2012 12:00-1:30
325 Nicholson Hall

Alicia Borinsky will focus on the Diaspora and its tales of displacement and integration.

St. Anthony Main Theatre

Free Men
Forced by the Nazi's, a Algerian immigrant (Tahar Rahim) spies on the leaders of a Paris Mosque under suspicion of secretly hiding Jews and working with the Resistance, leading him to an awakening from illiterate worker to passionate freedom fighter. Based on actual events in Paris under the Occupation.

May 5
To view the trailer click here.

Alvin Rosenfeld, Irving M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies; Director, Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism (Indiana University)
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Cowles Auditorium
The Humphrey School of Public Affairs

In his public address, "Is There an Anti-Jewish Bias in Today's University?" Professor Alvin Rosenfeld will discuss how many of our campuses have become hospitable to certain political and ideological currents of thought that issue in actions and statements hostile to many Jewish students and professors. A review of contemporary debates about two issues of particular concern to Jews--the Holocaust and the State of Israel--suggests that we may be witnessing the emergence of some new versions of the "Jewish Question."

Betrayal of the Humanities: The University During the Third Reich
Sunday April 15 & Monday April 16
Mondale Hall, Law School

Public Program: "Is There an Anti-Jewish Bias in Today's University?"
Alvin Rosenfeld,Irving M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies; Director, Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism (Indiana University)

Sunday, April 15, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Taner Ak├žam
The Tenth Annual Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Lecture

Monday, April 16, 2012, 7:00p.m.
Maroon & Gold Room, McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis MN 55455

This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.

97th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide
Tuesday, April 24
7:00 p.m.
St. Sahag Armenian Church
203 N. Howell St., St. Paul

The Human Rights Program and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
are pleased to announce The 2nd Annual Inna Meiman Human Rights Award.

Recognizing undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota who have made significant personal contributions in the promotion and protection of human rights.

This award will be given in recognition of the friendship between Inna Meiman, a Soviet era Jewish refusnik who was repeatedly denied a visa to seek medical treatment, and Lisa Paul, a graduate of the University of Minnesota who fought tirelessly on her behalf, including a 25-day hunger strike that galvanized a movement for Inna's freedom. The friendship between Lisa Paul and Inna Meiman is memorialized in the book, Swimming in the Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope.

The award is intended to recognize a University of Minnesota student who embodies a commitment to human rights. The Awardee will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, April 6, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.

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