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Exploring Taiko and its Impact on Cultural Identity. February 11, 2016

Thunder Drums: Exploring Taiko and its Impact on Cultural Identity through Performance, Conversation, and Workshop Thursday, February 11, 2016 Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop 3:15pm Meet the drums 4:00pm Performance, Conversation, Workshop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. “Taiko” is the Japanese word for “big drum,” and is now […]

Brechtian Legacies: Expanded Theater. February 4, 2016

Brechtian Legacies: Expanded Theater Thursday, February 4, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. “Showing has to be shown”, Brecht requested from his actors, and it is perhaps possible to define Brechtian theater (if such thing exists) on the whole by reference to […]

The Future of the Meme: #Iranelection, Activism, Social Media. January 28, 2016

The Future of the Meme: #Iranelection, Activism, Social Media Thursday, January 28, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. A look at the contexts for the first long-trending global hashtag #iranelection reveals the contours of an emerging ecology of social protest in 2009. […]

Henry Buchwald, Bariatric Surgeon

Download: audio, small video, or original. Henry Buchwald is Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. During his more than 50 years at the University of Minnesota, Buchwald has been a surgeon, teacher, mentor, researcher, and inventor. He was the first Owen H. and Sarah Davidson Wangensteen Chair in Experimental Surgery […]

Cathy Jordan, Professor of Pediatrics. December 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Cathy Jordan, PhD, LP, pediatric neuropsychologist by training, is an associate professor in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. She is also an Extension Specialist in the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality. Cathy was […]

What is/was a book? Some answers from the Romantic period. December 10, 2015

What is/was a book? Some answers from the Romantic period Thursday, December 10, 2015, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Nearly two decades ago William Paulson declared that “electronically stored and retrieved text, in comparison with its printed […]

Exploring Food and Agriculture across All the Usual Boundaries. December 3, 2015

Exploring Food and Agriculture across All the Usual Boundaries Thursday, December 3, 2015, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. The “scholarly undergarments” of food studies: different relationships between information, communication, and process tools among different approaches like agroecology, […]

Craig Hassel, Prof. of Food Science and Extension Nutritionist. November 2015.

Download: audio, small video, or original. Craig Hassel is Associate Professor of Food Science and Nutrition and Extension Nutritionist at the University of Minnesota. His research explores “issues of food and health with cultural communities holding knowledge that does not correspond with Western science perspectives. This work pivots the culture/science relationship as it repositions scientific […]

James Justus, Philosopher of Biology. November 2015.

Download: audio, small video, or original. James Justus is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University. His research interests are Philosophy of Science (especially biology), Carnap, Epistemology (especially formal and naturalized), Environmental Philosophy, and the History of Analytic Philosophy. Justus spoke at the MN Center for Philosophy of Science Colloquium on Ecological Theory and […]

Adam Muller, Scholar of Representations of War & Genocide. November 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Adam Muller is Associate Professor of English at the University of Manitoba (Canada). He specializes in the representations of war, genocide and mass violence, human rights, memory studies, critical theory, cultural studies, and analytic philosophy. Muller also spoke on Embodying Empathy: Canadian Settler-Colonial Genocide and the Making of a […]

How to Make it to the Dance Floor. Thursday, November 19, 2015

How to Make it to the Dance Floor: A Salsa Guide for Women (Based on Actual Experiences) Thursday, November 19, 2015, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. A staged reading of a play by IAS Fellow Cindy Garcia […]

Building the Dream of the Red Chamber. Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang, November 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Composer Bright Sheng and playwright David Henry Hwang discuss their new opera Dream of the Red Chamber with Ann Waltner, Prof. of History at the University of Minnesota.

Violence, politics and Zulu song during South Africa’s transition. Louise Meintjes, November 5, 2015

Re-organizing the Sensory World: Violence, politics & Zulu song during South Africa’s transition Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. What happens when artists refute music as a political act yet by force of circumstance […]

Steve LeBeau, Editor of Minnesota Business Magazine

Download: audio, small video, or original. Steve LeBeau is Editor in Chief of Minnesota Business Magazine. He has more than 30 years of experience as a producer, writer and editor in radio, television, print and Internet, spanning the fields of journalism, public relations and entertainment. He served in the Communications Office of Governor Jesse Ventura […]

Trigger Warnings: A Generative Dialogue. October 29, 2015

Trigger Warnings: A Generative Dialogue Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: small video, audio, or original. Trigger warnings are designed to prevent unaware encounters with topics that might elicit strong and damaging emotional responses in some people. Some call […]

The Haunted Image in Friedrich Murnau and Jean Epstein. October 22, 2015

Ghostly Ontologies: The Haunted Image in Friedrich Murnau and Jean Epstein Thursday, October 22, at 4:00pm InFlux Gallery, Regis Center for Art (East) Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Are images haunted? Join Prof. Tom Gunning for a pre-Halloween cinematic séance as he explores the preternatural power that photography […]

Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America. Oct. 16, 2015

Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America Friday, October 16, 2015, at 12:00 noon Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop Brown bag lunch with David Krueger, author of Myths of the Rune Stone Download: audio, small video, or original. What do our myths say about us? Why […]

Origins & continuities in writing the history of science: Ahmed Ragab, Oct. 15, 2015

In the search of a good story: Origins and continuities in writing the history of science Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: small video, audio, or original. Ahmed Ragab is the Richard T. Watson Assistant Professor of Science and […]

Panel Discussion with Choreographer Gioconda Barbuto. October 11, 2015

Longevity and Transformation Sunday, October 11, 2015, 1:00-3:00pm Target Education Studio, Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis Download: audio, small video, or original. Many artists experience dramatic shifts over the long span of a lifelong career. Transformation, whether planned or thrust upon us through aging, funding changes, career twists […]

A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek. October 1, 2015

A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. For more than a century and a half, the Sand Creek Massacre has been at the center of […]

Julian Vasquez Heilig, Education Policy Researcher. September 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership at California State Sacramento. In addition to his educational work, he has held a variety of research and practitioner positions in organizations from Boston to Beijing. These experiences […]

Community-Based Education Policy. Julian Vasquez Heilig, September 24, 2015

Education Reform: What instead? Community-Based Education Policy as the Alternative to Top-Down, Private Control Thursday, September 24, at 4:00pm Best Buy Theater, 4th Floor of Northrop A conversation and reception featuring Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig Download: audio, small video, or original. NOW is the time to discuss community-based reform efforts designed to improve student achievement […]

Exhibition and Discussion of Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles. September 17, 2015

Eyes in the Skies: An Exhibition and Critical Discussion of Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles Thursday, September 17, 2015 3:00pm Exhibition on Northop Plaza 4:00pm Discussion in Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, Northrop Download: audio, small video, or original. with Peter J. Seiler, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, and Institute on the Environment […]

Diana Eicher, Paper and Print Artist. Sep 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Diana Eicher is MCAD’s Printshop and Paper Studio Coordinator and has taught at the University of Hawaii, the Honolulu Printmaking Workshop, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, the Bloomington Art Center, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and the Textile Center of Minnesota. A portfolio collaboration organized by Eicher was […]

Matteo Convertino on Complex Biological & Socio-technical Systems. Sep 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Matteo Convertino is Assistant Professor in the UMN School of Public Health’s Division of Environmental Health Sciences, and Principal Investigator of the HumNat Lab for Analysis, Modeling and Management of Complex Biological and Socio-technical Systems. He was also a 2014 Resident Fellow of the Institute on the Environment and […]

Ronald Krebs, Prof. of Political Science. August 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Ronald Krebs, Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota, conducts research at the juncture of international relations and comparative politics, with particular interests in the origins and consequences of international conflict and military service and in language and politics. He is the author of Fighting for Rights: Military Service […]

Jigna Desai, Prof. of Gender, Women, & Sexuality. Aug 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Jigna Desai is Professor of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies and Asian American Studies, with departmental affiliations in American Studies and Asian Languages & Literatures at the University of Minnesota. Her areas of expertise include Asian American literature and media, feminist theory, postcolonial studies, queer/sexuality studies, South Asian diasporas, […]

John Reimringer, Novelist, and Katrina Vandenberg, Poet, on Writing and Parenthood, 2011-2015

Katrina Vandenberg, poet and creative non-fiction writer, and John Reimringer, novelist, are annual guests on the Bat; their interviews chart their adventures as writers and teachers – and, now, parents. May 2011 Download: audio, small video, or original. June 2012 Download: audio, small video, or original. In this 2012 interview, Katrina talks about her most […]

Rachel Jendrzejewski, Playwright and Interdisciplinary Artist, 2012-15

5/11/12 Download: audio, small video, or original. 3/7/13 Download: audio, small video, or original. 8/1/14 Download: audio, small video, or original. 8/7/15 Download: audio, small video, or original. Rachel Jendrzejewski is a playwright and interdisciplinary artist. She has written, performed, and otherwise collaborated on performance, film, music, and public art works throughout the U.S. and […]

Daniel Brouwer & Jennifer Linde, on Trigger Scripting & Civil Dialogue. August 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Daniel Brouwer and Jennifer Linde are Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Human Communication at Arizona State University, and members of ASU’s Intersections of Civil, Critical, and Creative Communication (I-4C) Collaborative. Brouwer and Linde visited the University of Minnesota in August 2015 for a workshop on Trigger Scripting and […]

Zoe Daniels, Stand-up Comedian. August 2015

Zoe Daniels was born and bred in Minnesota then took a roundabout route to find her fortune in Canada. She’s a graduate of Columbia College Chicago + Second City’s Comedy Studies program (Spring ’09) and the co-creator of the NXNE ’12 improv show Road Trip Mixtape. While living in Montreal, she performed countless shows at […]

Mark L. Winston, Scientist & Expert on Bees and Pollination. August 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Mark L. Winston is that rare individual, a scientist who can speak eloquently to the public. Recognized as one of the world’s leading expert on bees and pollination, Mark has had an illustrious career researching, teaching, writing and commenting on bees and agriculture, environmental issues and science policy. He […]

Dylan Ward, Producer of “An Autistic Life Through History”. July 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Dylan Ward speaks about his production in the 2015 Minnesota Fringe Festival, “An Autistic Life Through History“.

The Effects of Multicultural Education on Elementary School Children in Korea. Hyang Eun Kim, July 15, 2015

The Effects of Multicultural Education on Elementary School Children in Korea July 15, 2015, 12:00-2:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop A talk by Hyang Eun Kim, Dept. of Social Welfare at Kosin University, South Korea Download: audio, small video, original. There has been a long history of acceptance that Korea consists of people of the […]

Shawny Anderson, Director of Justice, Community and Leadership. July 9, 2015

Download: audio, small video, original. Shawny Anderson is Associate Dean of Liberal Arts at St. Mary’s College of California. Since January 2002 (with a few breaks in between) Shawny has taken Jan Term trips that are now loosely connected under the title “DIRT.” DIRT stands for Dismantle, Immerse, Reflect, Transform. The DIRT trips have sent […]

Sharon Day, Director of the Indigenous People’s Task Force. July 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Sharon Day, Ojibwe, is executive director of the Indigenous People’s Task Force. Sharon is 2nd degree Midewin and follows the spiritual path of the Anishinaabe people; part of her spiritual practice is to care for water. In 2003 Sharon Day, Josephine Madamin and other Anishinaabe women began Mother Earth […]

Kate Brauman, Water Scientist at IonE. July 2015

Download: audio, small video, or original. Kate Brauman is the lead scientist for the Global Water Initiative at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, where she studies the coupled interaction of land-use change and water resources. Kate brings together the study of hydrology and plant-water relations with economics and policy to explore the […]

Ryland Angel, Countertenor and Composer, with Ann Waltner, Prof. of History. July 2, 2015

Download: audio, small video, original. Ryland Angel describes the beginnings of creating The Call, which began in the 2015 Spring semester at the Institute for Advanced Study. The project is headed up by Ryland Angel, Ann Waltner, and Nels Cline.

Robert Wallace, Evolutionary Biologist, on Agroeconomics of Disease. July 1, 2015

Download: audio, small video, original. Robert Wallace is an evolutionary biologist and public health phylogeographer, presently a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Global Studies at the University of Minnesota. His blog, Farming Pathogens, follows agriculture, infections, evolution, ecological resilience, dialectical biology, and the practice of science. His current work explores the evolution and economics […]