University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Osnel Delgado has received major Cuban awards including the Premio a Mejor Coreografia del Concurso Solamente Solos (Award for Best Solo Choreography), and a Special Mention award at the VII Iberomerican “Alicia Alonso” Choreography competition in Madrid. He was a member of Danza Contemporanea de Cuba from 2003 to 2011 and founded MalPaso Dance Company […]
September 9, 2014, at 7:00pm Best Buy Theater, Northrop John Anfinson, Chief of Resource Management for the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, kicks off the Sawyer Seminar with a public lecture. Anfinson worked as the park’s historian and cultural resources specialist since 2000, and held the same position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers […]
Dancer as Driver: SOLO and the 2012 and 2013 McKnight Artist Dance Fellows September 11, 2014, at 4:00pm Northrop – Best Buy Theater Panel discussion with Taryn Griggs, Ashwini Ramaswamy, Stephen Schroeder, Tamara Ober, Greg Waletski, and Kari Mosel Moderated by Mary Ellen Childs, Program Director, McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers. >> Panel […]
The Tao of Urban Rejuvenation September 18, 2014, at 4:00pm Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room Internationally recognized urban planner and designer Weiming Lu discusses public/private partnerships, how to build a livable, creative urban village, and his new book, The Tao of Urban Rejuvenation. Weiming Lu recently retired as president of Lowertown Redevelopment Corporations in St. […]
Strategies for a Sense of Place: Taking Advantage of Location The U of M is a world class teaching, research, and engagement institution located on the banks of one of the great rivers of the world in a national park. Taking strategic advantage of this location is a challenge.  There are many things that could […]
The World According to the Bank: an Analysis of World Bank Reports, 1946-2010 October 2, 2014, at 4:00pm Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room Franco Moretti, English, Stanford University, gives a semantic, stylistic study of World Bank reports. Moretti is author of Signs Taken for Wonders (1983), The Way of the World (1987), Modern Epic (1995), […]
October 9, 2014, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop Sandra Zellmer, Robert B. Daugherty Professor of Law, University of Nebraska. What is the nature of disasters? How do human social and economic aspirations interact with the environmental imperatives of water and water bodies? Can the acknowledgement of our own responsibility for unnatural disasters lead to […]
October 23, 2014, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop Dianne Harris, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Art History, and History, University of Illinois, U-C; Director, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. Dianne Harris is a historian who specializes in studies that focus on the built environment. Her most recent scholarship examines postwar houses in the United […]
October 30, 2014, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop Mary Relindes Ellis, author of The Bohemian Flats (2014). Reviewers pronounced Mary Relindes Ellis’s debut novel, The Turtle Warrior, passionate and heartfelt, exhilarating and harrowing, and gorgeously poetic. In her next novel, The Bohemian Flats, Ellis’s rich, imaginative gift carries us from the bourgeois world of […]
Thursday, November 6, 2014, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop On November 9th, 1989 the Berlin Wall cracked open and unleashed a problematic ahistorical narrative of celebratory “re-unification”. This narrative makes less visible contradictions around the wall’s pre-Cold War history as “anti-fascist protection”. Thus, while walls can materialize ideological separation, their presence and absence often […]
The 2014-15 IAS Collaborative Brecht’s America: Rehearsing Failure is convened by: Lisa Channer, Theatre Arts & Dance, CLA Matthias Rothe, German Scandinavian & Dutch, CLA University Symposium: Strategy
December 4, 2014 at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop Eric Hayot, Comparative Literature and Asian Studies, Penn State University. Hayot’s work focuses on the transnational history of literary and cultural forms, the historical relations between the West and the Asian diaspora, and a temporally and geographically expansive version of modernism. He is the author of […]
Michael Leja, Jennifer Greenhill, and Jennifer L. Roberts.