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Join Us for Commencement

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You are invited to join in the celebration of our students' achievement by volunteering for the spring commencement ceremonies being held on Sunday, May 15 in Mariucci Arena.

Since this spring ceremony will be held in Mariucci, we will need more volunteers than before to make this a memorable experience for our students.

Faculty are invited to participate in the joint commencement ceremony for graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and Engineering, the College of Biological Sciences, the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, and the Medical School basic science departments.

The ceremony will replace the two annual commencement ceremonies formerly held by the Graduate School.

Volunteers are needed for the CLA Open House

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The CLA Open House is Saturday, March 26.

The Open House is CLA's biggest recruitment event of the year. We invite admitted students and their families to join us in celebrating their admission as we continue to highlight the incredible opportunities awaiting them in CLA. The goal is to encourage students to confirm their enrollment with us for fall of 2011.

We need your help! This is an important CLA-wide recruitment event and you--CLA staff and faculty--play a vital role in the event's success!

Events, September 23 - October 6, 2010

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Assistant Professor Ali Momeni (Art) presents the public art piece Seaworthy on Northrop Plaza, after the Tania PĂ©rez-Salas dance performance at Northrop Auditorium. Friday, September 24, 10:30 p.m. More info

The Oldest Story in the World, a new performance based on the ancient Mesopotamian epic of Gilgamesh, will premiere at the Southern Theater with performances September 24 - October 3. Director is Assistant Professor Lisa Channer (Theatre Arts & Dance), with contributions from Assoc. Professor Eva von Dassow of Classic and Near Eastern Studies, student actors and faculty from the department of Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a full compliment of professional designers and actors from Theatre Novi Most. More info

Professor Elaine Tyler May (American Studies, History) will discuss her recently published book America and the Pill at the University of Minnesota Bookstore on Wednesday, September 29 at 4:00 p.m. More info

Winton Chair Nuruddin Farah reading, Friday, October 8, 7:00 p.m. More info

Events, September 9

26th Annual Kann Lecture: "The Nazi Occupation Policies in Bohemia and Serbia: A comparison"
Arnold Suppan, University of Vienna; Monday, September 13. A reception following the lecture will honor Gary Cohen for his nine years as director of the Center for Austrian Studies.

Vis-a-Vis: Faculty Art Exhibition
Opening reception September 17; show runs at Nash Gallery from September 7 to October 7.

English professor and novelist Charles Baxter (Saul & Patsy, The Feast of Love) again hosts the Third Annual Benefit for Hunger 7:30 pm Wednesday, September 22. All proceeds benefit Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest's largest hunger relief organization.

The event includes readings by memoirist and poet Patricia Hampl, poet and flash fiction writer Ray Gonzalez, poet and memoirist Madelon Sprengnether, novelist M. J. Fitzgerald, and poet Maria Damon. All are professors within the Department of English's Creative Writing Program.

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