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November 30-December 1, 2012: Performing Enlightenment in the 21st Century – A Multidisciplinary Conference

November 30-December 1, 2012 125 Nolte Center for Continuing Education The conference seeks to re-open a discussion on the Enlightenment in times of today’s economic crisis when the basic driver of the academe is the distribution of resources. The propensity to avoid moral considerations and to restrict ourselves to issues of profit and loss—economic questions […]

November 15, 2012: Fairy Tales, Child Abuse, and “Childism”

Fairy Tales, Child Abuse, and “Childism” November 15, 2012, 1:30 – 3:30 pm 125 Nolte Center for Continuing Education Are we are ‘childist’ society? What role does children’s literature play in dealing with child abuse and abandonment?  Jack Zipes will explore the question of child abuse in fairy tales along with a discussion of Elizabeth […]

November 7, 2012: Sense of Place in Artist Books – A panel discussion with Sarah Bodman, Betty Bright, Jeff Rathermel, and Marianne Combs

A Site & Incitement Symposium panel discussion on Sense of Place in Artist Books, with Sarah Bodman, a Research Fellow for Artists Books, and Masters Program Leader for Multidisciplinary Printmaking, at Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, Department of Art & Design; Betty Bright, independent scholar and curator; Jeff Rathermel, Artist […]

October 25, 2012: Made to Hear: The Medicalization of Deafness in the Age of the Cochlear Implant

A Presentation by Laura Mauldin October 25, 2012: 4:00 – 5:30 125 Nolte Center for Continuing Education The cochlear implant (CI) has greatly altered how deafness is understood, particularly by emphasizing the importance of the brain.  But the CI has also been quite controversial in the Deaf community, especially their increasing use in pediatric patients. Because of the […]

November 1, 2012: What We’ve Learned about Dictionary Use Online – Presentation by Peter Sokolowski, editor-at-large, Merriam Webster

November 1, 2012 Looking up a word in the dictionary is an intimate act. Lexicographers of the past could have no knowledge about which of their entries were being consulted and which were ignored. Today, dictionaries are easier than ever to use and can be consulted from anywhere. Also, by watching trends of lookups on […]

October 19, 2012: Mapping Spectral Traces Symposium

October 19, 2012 Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: 100 Rapson Hall This free, public symposium is offered as part of the Mapping Spectral Tracesseries of exhibitions and events, including A Sense of Place in Artists Books at the ALA Library in Rapson Hall and shadows traces and undercurrents at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery. For more information, visit the Mapping […]

October 18 2012: The IKEA Project: Coloring in the Rooms

Please note location: InFlux Space, Regis Center for Art When you walk through an IKEA, you’re moved through a series of rooms each designed to offer up suggestions for your compact, space savvy, dream home. Display tags with bar codes offer up options for your budget. Would you buy room A, B or C? Does […]

October 16-November 16, 2012: shadows traces undercurrents

October 16 to November 16 Time: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Location: Katherine E. Nash Gallery Regis Center for Art (East) shadows traces undercurrents is an exhibition co-curated by Christine Baeumler and Joyce Lyon, faculty members in the University of Minnesota Department of Art and members of the international artist/academic networks Mapping Spectral Traces and PLaCE. These […]

October 15, 2012: On the Subject of Anthropomorphic Maps and Their Narratives

October 15 Martine Sauret is a professor of French and Francophone Studies at Macalester College, where she specializes in literatures of the fifteenth and sixteenth century as well as Art in the contemporary world. She has worked extensively on Rabelais, Montaigne, Tory, Apian and on cartography. She studies relations of space and writing in literature […]

September 21-23, 2012: Black Environmental Thought II Conference

Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Location: Cowles Auditorium Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs Cost: $125 for full conference. Single day, student, and community rates available. Filling the deep void in the literature and practice of Black environmental thought. The second national Black Environmental thought and practice conference invites scholars, activists, farmers, artists, gardeners, environmentalists and […]