CDes events this week -- April 11, 2011


Claiming Your Story: Leading from Center
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 2:30 pm, CMU President's Room
The Buckman Fellowship and Phi Upsilon Omicron are proud to present Claiming Your Story: Leading from Center presented by Catherine Reid Day, an artist and author, coaching leaders who want to claim their optimal leadership style and make their greatest leadership contribution. Email Colleen Kahn at or call 612-624-6957 to reserve your space.

Design in 7: 7 Stories, 7 Minutes
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 6:30 pm, West Wing Campus Club
What can be shared in just seven minutes? Listen in as seven professionals from the fields of architecture, apparel, graphic and interior design, housing, landscape architecture, and retail share thought-provoking, inspiring, and sometimes curious tales from the trenches. Advanced registration required.

Career Networking for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars
Friday, April 15, 2011, 9 am - 2 pm, Radisson University Hotel
Advanced graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and recent alumni are invited to meet prospective employers from a broad range of sectors. The day will be organized in two sessions. 9-11 am: Engineering, Health, and Sciences (biomedical and electrical engineering, public health, biology, natural resources, etc.). 12-2 pm: Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (history, language, public policy, psychology, education, social work, human services, etc.). Register at

Remix Alumni Reunion, Exhibitions Reception and Great Idea! Exchange
Friday, April 15, 2011, 5 pm, Rapson Hall Courtyard and Auditorium
A celebration of students' collaborative work and potential for art and design to build equitable, healthy, and sustainable communities. Seven ReMix alumni will make seven-minute presentations about their current Great Ideas! design and community building projects. Attendees will vote on their favorite. The winner receives $200. Register at

Scrubbed Into Fashion
Saturday, April 16, 2011, 7 pm, Rapson Hall Courtyard
A collaborative fashion show produced by the U of M Medical School Student Council and FAB: Fashion and Business group, Scrubbed Into Fashion will feature 6 designers from the University of Minnesota who have transformed basic scrubs to make a couture clothing item as well as its reflective ready-to-wear garment. The designers will be judged by local members of the fashion industry and the event will be hosted by season 6 Project Runway contestant Christopher Straub as well as local TV celebrity of ShopNBC, Lisa Roberts. Purchase tickets.


Rapson Hall Courtyard

Remix Student Exhibition
April 11-17, 2011
Art, design, and research projects created by U of M graduate and undergraduate students and Juxtaposition Arts students who have participated since 2005 in ReMix, a service-learning and community-engaged research program. Juxtaposition Arts is a youth-focused and -run arts and community development nonprofit based in North Minneapolis.

HGA Gallery (Rapson Hall)

Art, Design and Community Building
March 28 - May 1, 2011
In conjunction with the 2011 Bruner/Loeb Forum, which will be held in Minneapolis this year, this exhibition features a selection of projects which combine Art, Design and Community Building from across the U.S. Projects by the Rice Building Workshop (Houston), and the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (Detroit), along with projects by several other organizations who meld these disciplines together will be showcased in this exhibition.

ALA Library (Rapson Hall)

Layering Time and Motion: Paintings and Installation by Joonja Lee Mornes
through April 29, 2011
"...the allusive nature of her well-crafted meditations [are] able to effortlessly shrink and expand scale, radiate and absorb light, and mark and move time." -Garth Rockcastle

Goldstein Museum of Design (McNeal Hall)

Smart House, Livable Community, Your Future
through May 22, 2011
Where do you want to live when you grow older? For many people the answer is "at home." This exhibition explores the housing trend of aging in place by developing products and adaptive technologies that allow people to stay in their homes. Curated by Marilyn Bruin (Housing Studies) and graduate student Jodene Riha. Made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or