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Semester-Long Opportunities

Tuesdays, September 30-November 18
1:30-3:30pm
Kirby Plaza 303
Senior Forum
Using guidelines outlined by Christopher Phillips in his book Socrates Cafe: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy,
participants will engage in a questioning approach to explore topics of their choice, focus on productive dialogue,
and deepen their own philosophies. Led by Gerry Ralph, a US member, retired teacher and social worker who
regards this experience as the highlight of his week. Earn one hour of credit for each session attended.
Sponsored by University for Seniors.

Thursdays, October 2-November 20
8:30-10:30am
Kirby Plaza 303
Senior Forum
Using guidelines outlined by Christopher Phillips in his book Socrates Cafe: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy,
participants will engage in a questioning approach to explore topics of their choice, focus on productive dialogue,
and deepen their own philosophies. Led by Margaret Cleveland, a member of University for Seniors and retired
nurse who is forever impressed with the depth of discussion that occurs in Forum. Earn one hour of credit for
each session attended. Sponsored by University for Seniors.

September

Thursday, September 4
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Studying and Living in China
Nathan Paul

Nathan is a recent UMD graduate who has just returned from China. This will be an opportunity to provide students
with advice in regards to living in China, how to finance their study, how to effectively learn Chinese, how to handle
the food culture, visas, and provide general information about China. He will also speak about the current issues
that China is facing in regards to politics, society, and the environment.

Wednesday, September 10
4:00pm
Kirby 268
Introduction to Kirby Leadership Institute
Joie Acheson Lee

Join us for a very informal discussion about Kirby Leadership Institute, where all your questions from "Why join?"
to "How do I document my leadership activities?" to "Is this really free of charge?" will be answered. Joie Acheson
Lee will be on hand to welcome you. No registration necessary--just show up with your questions! You will
receive workshop credit for attending this workshop.

Thursday, September 11
4:00pm
Kirby 268
Introduction to Kirby Leadership Institute
Joie Acheson Lee

Join us for a very informal discussion about Kirby Leadership Institute, where all your questions from "Why join?"
to "How do I document my leadership activities?" to "Is this really free of charge?" will be answered. Joie Acheson
Lee will be on hand to welcome you. No registration necessary--just show up with your questions! You will
receive workshop credit for attending this workshop.

Tuesday, September 16
9:00am-2:00pm
Kirby Ballroom
Community Involvement Fair
The Community Involvement Fair features many organizations that offer volunteer and community-based learning
opportunities in the Duluth community. Opportunities are available in such areas as education, environmental
sustainability, health care, youth, social justice, and the arts. KLI students are encouraged to volunteer as a way
to get more involved, add skills and experience to their resumes, and gain knowledge about organizations and
the professional world.

Saturday, September 20
9:00am-11:00am
Northland News Center, 246 S. Lake Avenue in Canal Park
After the Trauma: The Challenges of Covering Traumatic Events On and Off the Job
Featuring Mike Creger, Duluth News Tribune; Lt. Jason Hanson, Minnesota State Patrol; Dr. Jude Hennings-
gaard, US Dept of Veteran Affairs; and Barbara Reyelts, Northland's News Center
Moderated by Dr. John Hatcher, UMD Dept of Journalism

From covering mass shootings to daily crime stories, reporting on traumatic events can be challenging for
journalists, professionally and personally. Join Barbara Reyelts, news director for the Northlands News Center,
and Mike Creger, a reporter at the Duluth News Tribune, as they discuss reporting on traumatic events.
They will be joined by VA staff psychologist Dr. Jude Henningsgaard and Lt. Jason Hanson of the Minnesota
State Patrol to talk about how they, although in a different professions with different objectives, also interview
people after traumatic events and cope personally with the job’s emotional stress.  Panel moderator is Dr. John
Hatcher, associate professor in journalism at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
The event is free and open to all journalists. A light breakfast will be provided. Parking is available in the station's
lot or in nearby Canal Park streets and parking lots. Sponsored by Minnesota Journalism Center, Society of
Professional Journalists, and the Minnesota Newspaper Association.
Register at https://after-the-trauma-duluth.eventbrite.com.

Thursday, September 25
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
The State of Peace: Bosnia-Herzegovina Two Decades After the War
Dr. Karl Bahm & Dr. Haji Dokhanchi, UW-Superior

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Tuesday, September 30
7:00pm
Bohannon 90
Taking Action: Facing the Challenge of Global Climate Change
Steve Curwood

Curwood is the executive producer and host of NPR's "Living on Earth". Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

October

Tuesdays: October 14, 21, and 28
4:00pm
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.

Wednesday, October 1
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Art and Design in Sweden and Norway
Dr. Alison Aune, UMD Department of Art and Design
Cheryl Reitan, Associate Director, UMD External Affairs

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Thursday, October 2
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Hidden China of Inner Mongolia and Chinese Economy Tours
Dr. Nancy Luomala, Professor Emeritus of Art and Art History, MSU-Mankato
Xiaohong Wu, MSU-Mankato alumnus

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Tuesday, October 7
3:00pm
Kirby Student Center Garden Room
International Humanitarian Law: Born on the Battlefield
PJ Doyle, International Red Cross

Register by calling 218.726.7753 or email the Alworth Institute. Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Wednesday, October 8
4:00pm
Kirby 268
Leadership Through Sustainable Practices
Mindy Granley

Looking to create a more sustainable world? This training (around 45 minutes) will introduce the concept
and importance of sustainability. Mindy will walk you through sustainable choices you can make every day on
campus, and give you tips on integrating sustainability into your life, work, or organization. Don't miss this!

Thursday, October 9
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
"That Note of Exile": Placing and Displacing Irish Literature
Dr. Krista Twu, UMD Department of English
Dr. Simon Kress, former assistant professor, UMD Department of English

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Thursday, October 9
Noon
Kirby Rafters
These Roses Have Thorns: Flower Workers and US Free Trade with Colombia
Josefa Gomez and Leonardo Luna Alzate

Gomez is a former flower worker who spent almost a decade in the industry. She became involved in Cactus
through its outreach programs, and she eventually joined the organization's administrative team. With her
experience as both a worker and organizer, she brings a unique perspective to the analysis of the current situation.
Alzate is an expert on territorial issues and social movements. As the leader of the Cactus program directed
toward building solidarity among women flower workers, their families and youth of the savannah, he offers an
analysis of the benefits and challenges of creating a unified movement in the fact of powerful economic interests.
Sponsored by UMD Office of Cultural Diversity and WRAC.

Tuesday, October 14
1:00pm-3:00pm
Kirby Rafters
STICHD Workshop
Climbing Poe Tree

STICHED is a story-gathering project that Climbing Poe Tree started during their 2005 national tour. This incredible
multi-colored tapestry holds more than 5000 stories of testimonies, intentions, truths, confessions, healing,
expressions and dreams. Pre-registration is required. Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Diversity.
Wednesday, October 15
7:00pm
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Scotland: What Next?
Dr. William Henderson, Alworth Institute International Associate

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Thursday, October 16
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Tired of Florence?
Dr. William Henderson, Alworth Institute International Associate

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Monday, October 20
11:30am
Kirby Plaza 309
University for Seniors Travel Lectures
Tanzania
Martha Firling

Martha Firling, an avid world traveler, shares her adventures in the East African nation of Tanzania.

Tuesday, October 21
7:00pm
Marshall Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
Solitaire
Dr. Dalia Basiouny

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute, UMD Commission for Women, and the School of Fine Arts.

Wednesday, October 22
7:00pm
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Art and Revolution
Dr. Dalia Basiouny

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

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

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.

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


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
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

December

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


 

 

 


 
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