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Explore these resources to learn more about the Sawyer Seminar, the Mississippi River, and our work.

Interviews on the 2011 Mississippi River Flooding

John Anfinson, Superintendent of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, May 2011
Rob Gilmer, University of South Carolina, May 2011
Pat Nunnally, Coordinator of the River Life Program, May 2011
David Wiggins, Supervisory Park Ranger for the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, May 2011

IAS & River Life Public Programming

Strategies for a Sense of Place. Pat Nunnally and John M. Bryson, Planning & Public Affairs, Humphrey School, September 2014.
Trapped by History: The Past & Future of the Mississippi River. John Anfinson, MNRRA Superintendent, September 2014
The Irony of Carp. Panel with Brian Ickes, Research Ecologist, US Geological Survey, April 2014
The River at Our Doorstep. Remarks by Paul Labovitz, Katie Nyberg, Waltner & Nunnally, February 2014
The River in Winter. Researchers from St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, February 2014
Sawyer Seminar: Making the Mississippi. Kat Hayes, Pat Nunnally, and Ann Waltner, December 2013
Mississippi River Ideas Fair. Short presentations by U of M faculty, February 2013
Mapping the Mississippi. Mary deLaittre and Pat Nunnally, March 2012
Experiments on Rivers: The Consequences of Dams. Interdisciplinary Conference, November 2010
Restoration in/of the Mississippi River Gorge. Irene Jones, Deborah Karasov, Cordelia Pierson, and Doug Snyder, March 2010
Imagining the River: The Mississippi Gorge. Pat Nunnally, Mona Smith, Chris Lenhart, Christine Baeumler, and Scott Vreeland, December 2009
The City, The River, The Bridge. Conference on the I-35W Bridge Collapse, October 2008
Conversations Arising from the I-35W Bridge Collapse. Yasmeen Arif & Brian Horrigan, October 2008
Life on the Upper Mississippi. Performance by Patricia Hampl with Dan Chouinard, October 2008

The John E. Sawyer Seminar “Making the Mississippi: Formulating New Water Narratives for the 21st Century” has been awarded to the University of Minnesota by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Sincere appreciation to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is extended for this support.