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Fourth Annual
Josef A. Mestenhauser Lecture Series on Internationalizing Higher Education
Internationalizing the Curriculum and Student Learning: 
Preparing Graduates for the 21st Century

Betty Leask, associate professor in internationalization at the University of South Australia, will give the 2012-13 Mestenhauser Lecture. Leask argues that universities have a responsibility to prepare all graduates to live and work in a global society. Internationalizing the curriculum and student learning play a central role in achieving this goal. Her lecture will explore issues related to internationalization and offer conceptual and practical solutions to these issues.

Friday, February 8, 2013 
2:00-4:00 p.m.; reception to follow 
3M Auditorium, CSOM Building 
(map) 
Twin Cities campus

The lecture will also be streamed online.

Hands-On Workshops

Betty Leask will also lead an interactive and practical workshop on internationalizing the curriculum and student learning. The workshop will be offered twice:

Saturday, February 9, 2013
12:30-3:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Monday, February 11, 2013
3:00-6:00 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

The workshops are free of charge to University of Minnesota faculty and staff; the
workshops are $50 for non-University of Minnesota attendees.


Registration now open: global.umn.edu/icc/lecture

Upcoming Events from IDEA

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THE EXPERIENCES OF

HMONG/ASIAN

PACIFIC ISLANDER

LGBTQA

 

TUESDAY
APRIL 17, 2012
1:30-3:00 PM

WEISMAN ART MUSEUM
The William G. Shepherd Room

 

 

A light reception will follow

 

This lecture is one

in a series of events for 
Gender Justice Week 2012

More Information HERE!

A discussion on the experiences of Hmong/Asian Pacific Islander 
LGBTQA as well as other current issues that are 
impacting the Hmong community.

 

Featuring

OSKAR LY
PHENG THAO
and 
MEY CHAU

(Shades of Yellow)

 

Moderated by Prof. Naomi Scheman

 

THIS LECTURE IS FREE 
AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

 

SPONSORED BY

INSTITUTE FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND ADVOCACY (IDEA), 
Shades of Yellow, Asian American Studies Department, 
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally Programs Office 
and 
TRANSGENDER COMMISSION


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DIVERSITY

THROUGH THEDISCIPLINES 
SYMPOSIUM
 

APRIL 27, 2012
9:30am- 1:00pm

Coffman Memorial Union
Conference room 303

 

Continental Breakfast at 9:30am

Presentations begin at 10:00am

 

FREE and OPEN

TO THE PUBLIC

 

FIND MORE INFORMATION HERE!

Diversity Through the Disciplines Symposium 
showcases the research conducted by 
IDEA Multicultural Research Awards. 


Presenters
Leah McGuire
The Importance and Impact of Real Contexts in Test Items
Zenzele Isoke
Permissible Murders: Black Women, Premature Death and Urban Resistances
Luis Ramos-Garcia
Latino Artistic Expression in the United States: A Research Project
Katy Backes Kozhimannil
Diverse Experiences of Motherhood in U.S. Hospitals
Erika Busse
Threads in the Peruvian Transnational Family Fabric: 
Interweaving Gender and Ethnicity

Moin Syed
Developing a Multicultural Ideology
Cawo Abdi 
Divergent Migrations: Comparing Somali Experiences 
in America, South Africa and UAE

Enid Logan
Asian American and Latino Voters in the 2008 Election: 
The Politics of Color in the Racial Middle

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International Finnish Deaf 
Hip-Hop Artist

SIGNMARK
BREAKING THE RULES TOUR

Live and In Concert

May 3, 2011
McNamara Alumni Center

 

Doors Open

6:00pm University of MN students
6:30pm General public

7:30pm Performance begins

Cost: FREE!!!

 Autographs follow performance!

SIGNMARK 
Signmark was born deaf into a world where music is for the hearing. He pursued his childhood dream and became the first deaf person in the world to get a record deal.



Signmark (a.k.a. Marko Vuoriheimo) started spreading his message over strong beats where hard, low frequencies and bass are playing a crucial part in his performance. These elements help him adapt to the rhythm as he proves; music is more than what you can hear!

Presented by

ASL House and the Deaf Student Ambassadors

 

Download the Signmark flyer.

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COVERING the

SOUTHERN BORDERS:

European and U.S. Journalists Compare Reporting on Immigration and Immigrants in the Mediterranean and the Southwestern United States
 

Friday

April 27, 2012

4:30-6 p.m.

130 Murphy Hall

UMN East Bank


Program in Human Rights and Health 
recently sponsored a lecture on March 27 with

Saundra Crump
Minnesota Hartford Geriatric Nursing Education Scholar 
Principal, BioEthical Solutions, Inc.

Moderated by Kirk Allison

The recording can also be found at 
(www.phrh.umn.eduunder web and podcasts.


8th Annual NOMMO African American Author Series

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A conversation with and reading by notable African American authors, exploring their work and thoughts on the state of the art of African American literature. All events hosted by Alexs Pate, University of Minnesota professor and author ofAmistad.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Percival Everett

Percival EverettPercival Everett is the author of nearly twenty novels, three collections of short fiction, and two volumes of poetry, including the recent collection Swimming Swimmers Swimming. Among his novels are Assumption and I Am Not Sidney Poitier, which won the Believer Book Award. Everett is also the recipient of the PEN Center USA Award for Fiction, the Academy Award from an American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, The Vallombrosa Von Rezzori Prize, the PEN/Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature, and a New American Writing Award. His stories have been included in the Pushcart Prize Anthology and Best American Short Stories. He has served as a judge for, among others, the 1997 National Book Award for fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 1991. He teaches fiction writing and critical theory and is currently Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California.

Time, Location, & Tickets

7:00 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 
Parking map »

Tickets are $15 each or $25 for the series
Order online now »
Complimentary tickets for members of the Givens Foundation and the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries and for U of M students (limit two) are available by phone (612-624-2345) only. 

http://staff.lib.umn.edu/communications/email/2011/nommo2011/index.html

August 30-31, 2011

Multicultural Kickoff (hosted by Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence)

 September 8, 2011

The Consensual Project: From Hookups to Relationships

Time: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Location: The Whole Coffman Memorial Union

Cost: Free

Description:

What turns you on? What turns you off? Are you interested in trying? The Consensual Project strives to inform students on the merits, strengths, and empowerment of consent. Free food and free sex toys. Dance party after!

Sponsored by: Women's Student Activist Collective, The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education, Medical Students for Choice, University Pro-Choice Coalition, MPIRG, Health Advocates, SHADE, Womens Center, GLBTA Programs Office

 

Circle of Indigenous Nations Open House

Time: 11:30-1:00 PM

Location: (3rd floor of Appleby Hall)

 

2011 Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)

 

September 16, 2011

American Indian Cultural House Fall Feast

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Comstock Ballroom

 

September 20, 2011

Religious Accommodation

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: 655 West McNamara Alumni Center

Cost: Free but registration required

Description:

The University has an obligation to prevent mistreatment based upon religious preference and to accommodate individuals for their religious needs. In this interactive workshop we will explore rights and responsibilities, University policies, and state and federal law pertaining to religious discrimination and reasonable accommodations. Gain insight into the type of claims that may arise and how requests for accommodation should be handled.

Facilitators: Kimberly Hewitt, Maria Eustaquio

Audience: Faculty, instructors, supervisors, managers, HR Pros, EOAA Liaisons.

Sponsored by: Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Reservation Information:

To register online go to http://www.eoaffact.umn.edu/services/training.html or call the EOAA Office at 612-624-9547. 

 

MCAE St. Paul Open House

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: St. Paul Student Center

 

Women Faculty of Color Fall Luncheon

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Carlson School of Management

Cost: Free

Description:

You are invited! Please join other women faculty of color at the University to network, to share resources and strategies, and to learn about additional opportunities.

We are being extra careful during these economic times. Help us by saying yes to lunch IF you are sure you can come, and calling IF you need to cancel. Thanks!

RSVP by September 12 to women@umn.edu or 612-625-9837.

Sponsored by: Womens Center

Reservation Information:

RSVP by September 12 to women@umn.edu or 612-625-9837.

 

September 29, 2011

Equity and Diversity in the Search Process

Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: 655 West McNamara Alumni Center

Cost: Free but registration required

Description:

This workshop describes how to incorporate equity and diversity throughout all stages in the search process, including writing a position description and interview questions, using diverse recruiting sources, understanding your unit's Affirmative Action goals and workforce statistics, and recordkeeping.

Facilitators: Michael O'Day; Kim Boyd
Audience: All University staff involved in the search process.

Sponsored by: Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Reservation Information:

To register online go to http://www.eoaffact.umn.edu/services/training.html or call the EOAA Office at 612/624-9547. 

 

STEP UP! Allies for Women's Equity (Part 1)

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Room 1-149 Carlson School of Management

Cost: Free

Description:

How do you respond to the rumors that women have reached equality? What can you to say when you hear a sexist joke, or when you think someone is being put in an uncomfortable situation? In this interactive workshop, participants discuss their experiences, increase their knowledge of women's status today, think about intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, sexuality, ability, and culture, discuss language and privilege, and practice bystander interventions. Leave with concrete tools to be more effective allies! Register online at http://workshop.umn.edu/Leadership_and_Advocacy/.

Sponsored by: Womens Center

Reservation Information:

Register online at http://workshop.umn.edu/Leadership_and_Advocacy/.

 

October 2011 National Disability Employment Awareness Month

 

October 10, 2011

Circle of Indigenous Nations: Pipe Ceremony

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Circle of Indigenous Nations, 3rd floor of Appleby Hall

 

Developing Intercultural Skills and Competency

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: 530A STSS Bldg. East Bank

Cost: $12.00; registration required

Description:

The ability to effectively serve and work with diverse populations and to create inclusive and multicultural organizations is dependent on our cultural competence. Participants take the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) to gain insight into how to improve their interactions, understanding, and worldview of different cultures. Taking this course is a step towards working more effectively in a multicultural environment.

Note: Participants must complete the IDI inventory prior to the workshop. Registration closes on September 26 and participants will be sent a link to complete the inventory online by October 3. (Workshop fee covers the cost of the inventory.)

Course Fee: $12.00 (covers the cost of the inventory)

Facilitators: Kimberly Simon & Maria Eustaquio

Audience: All members of the U community

Sponsored by: Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

 

October 12, 2011

Addressing Bullying Behavior in the Workplace

 Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: 655 West McNamara Alumni Center

Cost: Free but registration required.

Description:

Bullying behavior affects morale, productivity, creativity, and retention in work and learning environments. In this workshop we will describe the harmful effects of bullying, consider how it is often seen as discriminatory, and identify steps to promptly and effectively address it.

Facilitators: Kimberly Hewitt; Gabrielle Mead.

Audience: All members of the University community.

Sponsored by: Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Office for Equity and Diversity

 

October 12, 2011

Uncovering the Past, Charting the Future: The Rise of Women in Science

Date: 10/12/2011

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Cowles Auditorium Hubert H. Humphrey Center

Cost: Free

Description:

Studying the history of science has allowed Professor Sally Gregory Kohlstedt to combine her long-standing interest in science and math with her fascination with the detective work of uncovering the past. Gregory Kohlstedt, past president of the History of Science Society, also served for five years on the Board of Directors of the largest scientific society in the country, the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her most recent book, Teaching Children Science: Hands-On Nature Study, 1890-1930, is a study of the ways in which innovative women teachers introduced science into the public school for the first time in the early twentieth century. Professor Gregory Kohlstedt's lecture will pose questions that persist about what women's engagement in science over the past century has meant and what it signals about the future. Why are there unexplained differences in participation rates among the sciences and engineering fields? Has feminism in any way changed science and science practice? Do women select career paths that are distinct from their male counterparts? Are the opportunities for girls and women commensurate with their ambitions and abilities? Historical experiences provide some tantalizing clues.

This award honors a University of Minnesota woman faculty member's exceptional research, scholarship, teaching and leadership contributions via a public lecture. Information about Ada Comstock and other awards can be found at www.umn.edu/women.

Dessert reception follows in the HHH Atrium. Please announce to classes and colleagues.

Sponsored by: Womens Center, University Libraries, Graduate School, Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Reservation Information:

This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVP online at z.umn.edu/ada2011

 

October 15, 2011

Beauty Mark: Body Image and the Race for Perfection

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: Twin Cities

Cost: Free

Description:

In this courageous, deeply personal new film, Diane Israel examines American culture's toxic emphasis on thinness, beauty, and physical perfection. Israel, a Boulder-based psychotherapist and former champion triathlete, talks candidly about her own struggle with eating disorders and obsessive exercising, fearlessly confronting her own painful past as she tries to come to terms with American culture's unhealthy fixation on self-destructive ideals of beauty and competitiveness.

The film lends context to Israel's personal odyssey with fascinating insights from athletes, body builders, fashion models, and inner-city teens, as well as prominent cultural critics and authors such as Eve Ensler, Paul Campos, and Naomi Wolf. In a special bonus feature, Israel talks in detail about where she is in her recovery 2 years after the filming of Beauty Mark.

Discussion follows the film, which will be screened as part of the Social Justice Film Festival.

Sponsored by: Womens Center

 

November Native American Heritage Month

 

November 1, 2011

STEP UP! Allies for Women's Equity (Part 2)

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Room 15 Hubert H. Humphrey Center

Cost: Free

Description:

How do you respond to the rumors that women have reached equality? What can you to say when you hear a sexist joke, or when you think someone is being put in an uncomfortable situation? In this interactive workshop, participants discuss their experiences, increase their knowledge of women's status today, think about intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, sexuality, ability, and culture, discuss language and privilege, and practice bystander interventions. Leave with concrete tools to be more effective allies! Register online at http://workshop.umn.edu/Leadership_and_Advocacy/.

Sponsored by: Womens Center

 

November 9, 2011

Handling Discrimination Concerns Effectively

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: 655 West (6th Floor) McNamara Alumni Center

Cost: Free but registration required.

Description:

Effective and efficient resolution of discrimination concerns is critical to creating an inclusive and respectful workplace. This hands-on workshop helps managers, and supervisors understand their key role in resolving discrimination concerns. Case studies and interactive exercises provide opportunities for participants to learn different approaches and share best practices in handling discrimination concerns. 

Facilitators: Kimberly Hewitt & Kimberly Simon

Audience: Supervisors, administrators

Sponsored by: Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

 

November 11, 2011

Mestenhauser Lecture Series on Internationalizing Higher Education

Time: TBA

Location: Carlson School's 3M Auditorium

Description:

This annual lecture provides an academic forum in which scholars from around the world present innovative and thought-provoking scholarship on the internationalization of higher education. The lectures are recorded and posted online, and the resulting paper is published by the GPS Alliance.

The lecture is named in honor of Josef A. Mestenhauser, Distinguished International Emeritus Professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development at the University of Minnesota in its College of Education and Human Development. His more than fifty-year long career included being teacher, researcher, administrator, counselor and consultant.

 

November 14-18, 2011 International Education Week

 

November 16, 2011

Sexual Harassment: Awareness, Prevention & Response

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: 432 STSS Bldg & via UMConnect East Bank

Cost: Free but registration required

Description:

In this workshop, we will define and identify sexual harassment and learn the signs of potential sexual harassment. We will also discuss strategies for preventing and responding to sexual harassment, including the formal complaint process and corrective action that can help remedy sexual harassment situations in the classroom or on the job.

Facilitator: Michael O'Day & Gabrielle Mead

Audience: All members of the U community

Note: This session will also be offered online via UMConnect. Registrants for the November session wishing to participate via UMConnect, will be emailed the web address for access several days prior to the workshop.
Sponsored by: Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Please join the Office for Equity and Diversity and the Systemwide Equity and Diversity Action Network (SEDAN) on Tuesday, May 3, for:

Cyberbullying and Cybervictimization: The New Rage against Racial, Gendered, and Sexual Differences

Presenter: Dr. Ronald L. Jackson II, Professor and Head, Department of African American Studies, and Professor of Media and Cinema Studies, College of Media, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

May 3, 2011
Free and open to the public

Presentation by Dr. Jackson
12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Theater, Coffman Memorial Union

Breakout Session
2 - 3 p.m.
Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union


Program overview:
With the proliferation of cell phones, hand-held devices, e-tablets, and computers comes a tremendous ethical responsibility. Unfortunately, this is often overlooked by those who believe their online behaviors communicated publicly--but written in private--are exempt from the law. There was a time when those assumptions were completely correct, but with recent legislation and increasing numbers of anti-online bullying campaigns, citizens are taking back their right to be safe...even on the Internet.

In this open discussion about the perils of online misbehavior, Professor Ronald L. Jackson II explores definitions, functions, and examples of cyberbullying and cybervictimization. Furthermore, he explains how this form of humiliation permeates higher education and the workplace. Then, while discussing what is at stake in cyberbullying, he invites us to rethink what each of us must do to preserve a higher education environment where employees model ethical behavior and train students to be responsible citizens. Learn more about event details. Contact Richard Kronstedt (krons002@umn.edu or 612-624-4101) to request disability accommodations.

Note: Dr. Jackson's presentation will be streamed and broadcast over the the internet. Go to the following web address: http://mediasite.uvs.umn.edu/Mediasite/Viewer/?peid=cb33dd7355454fbf93f8e36e1484ffd6 . To view the presentation PC users must have Windows Media Player downloaded on their computers; Mac users must have Silverlight downloaded.
If you were unable to attend this event on November 12, you can now view it here. 

Presentation Details:
Title: Intercultural Matters: The Internationalization of Higher Education
Date: Friday, November 12, 2010
Time: 2:00 PM CST
Duration: 1:37:12
Link: http://mediasite.csom.umn.edu/mediasite/Viewer/?peid=de520adf7a9d4b31a0e788a09763a449&playFrom=6000

Description: Dr. Jolene Koester
President, California State University, Northridge
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4504 Low Vision flyer FINAL2.pdf
The Institute for Diversity, Equity and Advocacy (IDEA)presents
"SEEING LOW VISION" a presentation by GORDON LEGGE and a performance by LESLYE ORR

WEDNESDAY
NOVEMBER 17, 2010
4:30pm and 8:00pm
with reception between event times!

Presented TWICE this day due to limited seating SO ARRIVE EARLY!

at
DREAMLAND ARTS
677 Hamline Avenue North
St Paul, MN 55104-1921
(651) 645-5506
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"Seeing Low Vision"
features a presentation by
Gordon Legge
Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Chair
Department of Psychology, U of MN

and a performance by

Leslye Orr
Theater Artist and Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director
Dreamland Arts
(with musical accompaniment by Alex Lubet)

An open dialogue with Gordon Legge, Leslye Orr and Alex Lubet will follow both events.

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"Seeing Low Vision"
is co-sponsored by
Department of Psychology, UMN
The Interdisciplinary Graduate Group on Disability Studies, UMN


This event is the part of the year-long lecture series
"Marginalization within Margins: Diversity and Equity Across Disciplines and Contexts%e2� sponsored by the Institute for Diversity, Equity and Advocacy (IDEA) and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity educator and employer

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Limited Seating! Arrive early to guarantee a seat.
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Disability Options:
To request disability accommodations or for more information, please contact
Jennifer Caron at jcaron@umn.edu or call 612-625-7439


Location and Map
Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55104
Tel: 651-645-5506 Website: http://www.dreamlandarts.com/contact/
E-mail: info@dreamlandarts.com

LOCATION:
DreamLand Arts is 12 blocks north of I-94, and 6 blocks east of Snelling Ave.
PARKING:
There is free parking on the street on both sides of Hamline Ave. right in front of the theater building.







2010 Lecture

Intercultural Matters: The Internationalization of Higher Education
by Dr. Jolene Koester, president
California State University, Northridge

Jolene Koester


Friday, November 12, 2010
2:00-4:00 p.m., Lecture
4:00-5:00 p.m., Reception
3M Auditorium
Carlson School of Management (map)

Register here now!

The 2010 Mestenhauser Lecture will be given by Dr. Jolene Koester, president of California State University, Northridge, and noted scholar and author in the field of intercultural communication. She earned a Ph.D. in speech communication from the University of Minnesota in 1980 and was professor of communication studies at Sacramento State University.

The lecture is organized by the Office of International Programs and co-sponsored by the Carlson School of Management and the College of Education and Human Development. Additional support is provided by the College of Liberal Arts.