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October

Tuesdays: October 14, 21, and 28
5:00pm
Kirby 268
Kirby Leadership Institute Capstone Seminar
Joie Acheson Lee
If you have completed all, or nearly all, of the required workshops, academic classes and volunteer hours
required for the UMD Leadership Certificate, you are elgible to take the three-session Leadership Capstone
seminar. In this not-for-credit seminar, we will assist you in preparing your Leadership Resume, talk about your
leadership strengths, and review theoretical aspects of inclusive leadership. YOU MUST take the Leadership
Capstone Seminar in the fall or the spring in order to receive the UMD Leadership Certificate at the spring awards
ceremony. To register, email Joie Acheson Lee.

Thursday, October 23
10:00am-2:00pm
Kirby Commons
United Nations Day
UN Quiz, prizes and information! Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Thursday, October 23
6:00pm
Chem 200
Hunting Ethics: A Panel Discussion

Panel includes Sam Cook, outdoors writer for the Duluth News Tribune and essayist; Michael Furtman, wildlife writer
and photographer; Becca Kent, chapter coordinator for the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association; Rich Staffon,
retired DNR area wildlife manager; and James Zorn, executive administrator of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and
Wildlife Commission.
The panel will address such questions as 1) what are the morally acceptable ways to hunt?;
2) What role does hunting play in responsible environmental management?; and 3) What are the improper ways
to hunt? The goal is to create an open discussion in a respectful atmosphere. Sponsored by UMD Center for Ethics
and Public Policy.

Thursday, October 23

Undocumented, Unafraid and Unapologetic: Fighting for Immigrant Rights with Dignity
Antonio Gutierrez, Immigrant Youth Justice League

The Immigrant Youth Justice League is a Chicago-based group led by undocumented organizers working toward
full recognition of the rights and contributions of all immigrants through education, leadership development, policy
advocacy, resource gathering, and mobilization. In 2010, IYJL launched the first "Coming Out of the Shadows"
rally, where a group of undocumented youth proclaimed, "We Are Undocumented and Unafraid". "Coming Out
of the Shadows" has become an incredibly successful strategy for the immigrant rights movement that empowers
people to overcome their fear and go into the streets to organize. Sponsored by Latino/Chicano Student Association
and the Office of Cultural Diversity.

Friday, October 24
3:00pm
Kirby Garden Room
Open Forum: South Meets North
Dr. Sonia Davila Poblete

Join Dr. Davila Poblete for a discussion of the relationship between Bolivia and the United States.
Sponsored by Department of Social Work.

Monday, October 27
11:30am
Kirby Plaza 309
University for Seniors Travel Lectures
Hard Work and a Good Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota
Barb Sommer

Barb Sommer, a published historian, discusses the history of the CCC in Minnesota. Her presentation will be
based on her book Hard Work and a Good Deal, and augmented by historical images.
Wednesday, October 20
7:00pm
Bohannon 90
Things Fall Apart: Crises in the Ukraine and the Greater Middle East
Thomas Hanson, Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Wednesday, October 29
4:00pm
Kirby 268
Leadership on a Global Scale
Thomas Hanson, Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence

Take this opportunity to have an in-depth conversation with the Alworth Institute's Diplomat in Residence. In
addition to his vast experience as a retired Foreign Service Officer, he is a storyteller supreme. Tom is happy to
answer any questions you may have about his experiences, or to coach you in considering this field as your
own career.

Thursday, October 30
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Mapping in Belize: Perspectives on Culture and Conservation
Dr. Kate Carlson, UMD Department of Geography

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.


November


Monday, November 3
11:30am
Kirby Plaza 309
University for Seniors Travel Lectures
Vietnam for Tourists
Gale Kerns

Vietnam is an extremely resilient country, and despite its long history of fighting for independence, welcomes
tourists from all nations with grace and enthusiasm. Gale Kerns, US member and world traveler, leads us on a
tour of this beautiful country, as well as brief side trips to Angkor Wat and Laos.

Monday, November 3
6:00pm
Hope United Methodist Church
301 W. St. Marie Street
Beliefs: Doorways or Traps?
Living an Examined Life
Deborah Adele

In a time when people seem to be fighting for their beliefs and compromise has become almost unheard of,
come and explore together the nature of beliefs. Where do beliefs come from? Why do we believe what we believe?
What is the purpose of beliefs? How do I know if a belief is true or not? And what do beliefs have to do with
diversity, anyway? For more info please contact Cynthia at ucmduluth@gmail.com.
Sponsored by United Campus Ministry, Lutheran Campus Ministry, and Students Seeking Spirituality.

Tuesday, November 4
7:00pm
Kirby Student Center 268
Reading Group Discussion:
New Slow City: Living Simply in the Planet's Fastest City
William Powers, World Policy Institute Senior Fellow

Join Powers for a discussion of his work. Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Wednesday, November 5
7:00pm
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
New Actions to Fix the Climate Crisis: Solutions from Around the Globe...and What You Can Do!
William Powers, World Policy Institute Senior Fellow

Part of the year-long lecture series "Taking Action: Facing the Challenge of Global Climate Change."
Sponsored by the Alworth Institute with support from UMD Office of Sustainability and the Environment and
Sustainability Program.

Thursday, November 6
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Holocaust Memorials: Marketing, Commemoration, or Both?
Dr. Deborah Petersen-Perlman, UMD Department of Communication and chair, Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust
Commemoration Committee.

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute and the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee.

Friday, November 7
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Kristallnacht: A Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Presentation
Dr. Alexis Pogorelskin, UMD Department of History

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute and the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee.

Sunday, November 9
1:00pm
Weber Music Hall
Film
Nuremberg: Its Lessons for Today
Sandra Schulberg, producer

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute and the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee.

Sunday, November 9
7:00pm
Solon Campus Center 120
Film
Punches N Ponytails
Pankaj Rishi Kumar, director

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute, WRAC, and the UMD Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Monday, November 10
11:30am
Kirby Plaza 309
University for Seniors Travel Lectures
Thailand, Laos and Cambodia
Pat Miller

Take an armchair journey through these fascinating lands with Pat Miller.

Monday, November 10
Noon
Kirby Rafters
Film
Seeds of Dissent
Pankaj Rishi Kumar, director

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute, WRAC, and the UMD Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Monday, November 10
7:00pm
Montague 70
Film
In God's Land
Pankaj Rishi Kumar, director

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute, WRAC, and the UMD Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Thursday, November 13
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
East African Adventures: Tanzania
Immanueli Magomolla and John Anderson


Saturday, November 15
2:00pm
Hope United Methodist Church
301 W St Marie St
International Taste of UMD

Sample delicious foods from around the world! Sponsored by International Club.

Saturday, November 15
7:00pm
Kirby Ballroom
Fall Drag Show

Enjoy performances by drag kings and queens from the campus and the community. Sponsored by QASU.

Monday, November 17
11:30am
Kirby Plaza 309
University for Seniors Travel Lectures
Egypt and the Arab Spring
Mohamed Mubarak

Repeated by popular demand! UMD student Mohamed Mubarak presents a first-hand look at this social and
political movement.

Tuesday, November 18 and Wednesday, November 19
10:00am-2:00pm
Kirby Commons
UNESCO World Heritage Sites Contest
Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Tuesday, November 18
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Oh Morocco! Tales and Lessons from over Two Years in the Maghreb
Dr. David Wyrick, William L. McKnight Distinguished Visiting Professor in Technology Development

Thursday, November 20
10:00am
Kirby Commons
Transgender Day of Remembrance

Stop by the table and learn about patterns of violence inflicted upon transgender people worldwide.
Sponsored by QASU.

Thursday, November 20
Noon
Griggs Center
I Was in Italy, and I Spoke Italian: Territories of Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms
Dr. John Schwetman, UMD Department of English

Dr. David Wyrick, William L. McKnight Distinguished Visiting Professor in Technology Development


Saturday, November 22
5:30pm
Kirby Ballroom
APAA Culture Show: Celebration

Learn how the Asian/Pacific-American culture has changed through time, and the influence it has had and
created in the modern day. For more information, contact Kaohlee Vue.

December


Monday, December 1

10:00am
Kirby Commons
World AIDS Day

Stop by the table to learn about HIV/AIDS, get free condoms, and find out where you can get tested for the virus.
Sponsored by QASU.
Thursday, December 4
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Argentina: Living in a Collapsing Economy
Dr. John Schwetman, UMD Department of English

Savanna Ellena, UMD student and 2013 Alworth Institute Study Abroad Scholarship recipient

Saturday, December 6

7:00pm
Kirby Ballroom
Kwanzaa Celebration

Sponsored by BSA and the Office of Cultural Diversity. For more information, contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward.

 

 

 


 
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