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Alworth Institute Program Summary

Spring 2013 Chronological Program Summary

January

Wednesday, January 23 – 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda, UMD - Higher Education in the UK: Opportunities and Challenges -  Presented by Professor Rosalind (Ros) Foskett, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Worcester, United Kingdom

Thursday, January 31 – 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda - Noticing Worcester - Presented by Dr. Deborah Petersen-Perlman, Associate Professor, UMD Department of Communication


February

Tuesday, February 5 - 12:00 p.m. – Griggs Center, UMD - Brown Bag – Fresh Water for Ethiopia: 9,000 Snow Angels Raise Funds at UMD Presented by UMD faculty, staff, and students with African heritage & TJ Lind, Minnesota DECA Vice President of Business and Industry

Thursday, February 7 - 12:00 p.m. - The Kirby Rafters, UMD - Brown Bag - Levine on China: Back by Popular Demand - Presented by Gordon Levine, retired UMD Geography Professor (co-sponsored by the UMD Confucius Institute

Monday, February 11 - 5:00 p.m. – Montague Hall 70, UMD – International Lecture – UMD Veterans’ Perspectives:  Service in Iraq & Afghanistan - Presented by UMD Students and Members of the Veterans’ Club (co-sponsored by the UMD Veteran’s Club)

Thursday, February 14 - 12:00 p.m. - Library 4th Floor Rotunda, UMD - Brown Bag - Rushin' through Russia: A Riverboat Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow with my 92 year-old Aunt - Presented by Janet Pribyl, Career Counselor in UMD Career Services

Thursday, February 21 – 6:00 p.m. – Kirby Student Center Ballroom, UMD – The Alworth Institute’s 5th Annual WorldQuest Trivia Competition - To register a team, contact the Alworth Institute at alworth1@d.umn.edu or (218) 726-7493 ($5 for students; $10 for others)

Wednesday, February 27 - 6:00 p.m. – Life Sciences 185, UMD – Film & Discussion – POV (Point of View) Documentary Film Screening:  The Reckoning:  The Battle for the International Criminal Court Discussion led by Presented by Dr. Jeremy Youde, UMD Associate Professor of Political Science will lead a discussion after the film (co-sponsored by the UMD Civic Engagement Office)

Thursday, February 28 - 12:00 p.m. - Library 4th Floor Rotunda, UMD - Brown Bag - Combis, Centipedes and Temporary Diaspora: A Semester Abroad in South Africa - Presented by Sage Bonomo, UMD Communication student & 2012 Alworth Institute Study Abroad Scholarship recipient


March

Friday, March 1 - 7:00 p.m. – Montague Hall 80, UMD – International Lecture – Minnesota Leaders’ Perspectives on the German Healthcare System Panel presentation by Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon, Senator Tony Lourey, Representative Tom Huntley (additional UMD sponsors of the Alworth Institute’s year-long series of Comparative Healthcare Systems - College of Liberal Arts, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth, Labovitz School of Business and Economics’ Health Management Program, Office of Civic Engagement and the UMD Women’s Resource and Action Center)

Thursday, March 7 - 12:00 p.m. - Library 4th Floor Rotunda, UMD - Brown Bag - Adventures in Sweden: Summer Sun and Family Fun - Presented by Pauline Nuhring, MA Associate Administrator in Continuing Education at UMD

Thursday, March 7 - 7:00 p.m. - Library 4th Floor Rotunda, UMD – International Alworth Lecture – Obama’s Second Term: Issues and Challenges Ahead - Presented by Thomas Hanson, Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence & retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer
*This event will be airing on KUMD on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 7 p.m.*

Wednesday, March 13 – 7:00 p.m. – Montague Hall 80 - International Lecture - The Use of Torture: Separating the Facts from Hollywood Fiction – Presented by Brad Robideau, Media Relations Manager for The Center for Victims of Torture in Minneapolis
*This event will be airing on KUMD on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7 p.m.*

Thursday, March 14 – 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda - International Lecture - Confucianism and Traditional Values of the Chinese Family – Presented by Dr. Hairong Feng, Assistant Professor, UMD Communication Department. (co-sponsored by the UMD Confucius Institute) 

Tuesday, March 5 - 7:00 p.m. – Kirby Student Center 311, UMD – Alworth Institute Reading Group Discussion -  Unaccustomed Earth - By Jhumpa Lahiri (The author will not be present)

Wednesday, March 27 - 6:00 p.m. – Malosky Stadium Club Room - “Director’s Choice” Event – Nowruz:  The Iranian Celebration of a New Day - Presented by Dr. Cindy Christian, Director of the UMD Alworth Institute – Reservations Required - $30 per person - call (218) 726-7493 or email alworth1@d.umn.edu

Thursday, March 28 - 12:00 p.m. - Library 4th Floor Rotunda, UMD - Brown Bag - Fulbright India:  Encountering a Culture - Presented by Dr. Rosemary Stanfield-Johnson, UMD Associate Professor of History

April

Wednesday, April 3 - 7:00 p.m. – Montague Hall 80, UMD – International Lecture – Healthy Comparisons: What’s to Learn from Canada, eh? - Presented by Dr. Antonia Maioni, Department of Political Science and Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
*This event will be airing on KUMD on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 7 p.m.*
(additional UMD sponsors of the Alworth Institute’s year-long series of Comparative Healthcare Systems - College of Liberal Arts, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth, Labovitz School of Business and Economics’ School Health Management Program, Office of Civic Engagement and the UMD Women’s Resource and Action Center)

Thursday, April 4 - 7:30 p.m. – Mitchell Auditorium, College of St. Scholastica – International  Lecture – Poverty and the World’s Water Supply - Presented by Maude Barlow, Canadian author and human rights activist - Barlow will also be speaking at UMD while visiting Duluth, details TBA) (co-sponsored with St. Scholastica’s Alworth Center for Peace and Justice)

Wednesday, April 10 - 7:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda, UMD – International Lecture – A World View of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) in Higher Education - Presented by Jim Riehl, Dean, UMD Swenson College of Science and Engineering & 3M McKnight Presidential Leadership Chair

Thursday, April 11 - 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda, UMD – Brown Bag – Hiking Mont Blanc - Presented by Dr. Linda Krug, Co-Director of UMD’s Master of Advocacy & Political Leadership program, and Leslie Beiers, Assistant St. Louis County Attorney

Thursday, April 18 - 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda, UMD – Brown Bag – Nazi Concentration Camps: Sadism and Strategies for Cultural Annihilation - Presented by Dr. Deborah Petersen-Perlman, Associate Professor in the UMD Communication Department, and Dr. Cindy Christian, Director of the UMD Alworth Institute

Wednesday, April 24 - 7:00 p.m. – Montague Hall 80, UMD – International Lecture – Healthcare Access & Coverage in Our Community:  Understanding Health Insurance Coverage in the New State Exchange Model - Presented by Dr. Jennifer Schultz, UMD Department of Economics & Director of the Health Care Management Program; Dr. Kim Dauner, UMD Management Studies & Health Care Management Program; Jessica Crowley, Coordinator of the Health Care Access Office; and other local health care experts
*This event will be airing on KUMD on Monday, April 29 OR May 13 at 7 p.m.*
(additional UMD sponsors of the Alworth Institute’s year-long series of Comparative Healthcare Systems - College of Liberal Arts, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth, Labovitz School of Business and Economics’ Health Management Program, Office of Civic Engagement and the UMD Women’s Resource and Action Center)

Thursday, April 25 - 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda, UMD – Brown Bag – Surveying the Patagonia Chilean Lake District - Presented by Dr. Erik Brown, Professor with the UMD Large Lakes Observatory and Department of Geological Sciences


May

Thursday, May 2 - 7:00 p.m. - Kirby Student Center 311, UMD – Alworth Institute Reading Group Discussion– The Invisible Bridge - By Julie Orringer

**In addition, the 2012-2013 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows from the University of Minnesota Law School will give a lecture on the rights of Indigenous Peoples.  Details to be announced.**