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YOU ARE INVITED

Fall 2012 Event Highlights


HOMECOMING PARADE - October 12 Joi n an e x u b erant c row d of CL A alu m n i , st u dents, f ac u lt y, an d staf f for t he U of M Hom e c om i ng Parade. The f u n b e g i n s at 4 :3 0 p. m . on t he Wi lliam son Hal l Plaz a w i t h fo o d , gam e s, an d pr i z e s. Joi n CL A’s parade li n e - u p at 6 :3 0 p. m . an d re c e i v e a n e w, f re e CL A t- shi r t . Hoi st sig n s, w av e p en nants, an d c he er lou d l y as w e marc h dow n Un i v er si t y Avenue. F r e e !

GAME DAY - October 13 Sk i -U- Man ia! The U of M A lu m n i A sso c iat i on i s host i ng a Hom e c om i ng Gam e Day br u n c h f rom 8 - 1 1 a . m . at t he Mc Namara A lu m n i Center. Joi n CL A an d ot her Un i v er si t y alu m n i for a fe st i v e pre gam e gat her i ng feat u r i ng g reat fo o d , tai lgate gam e s, an d Hom e c om i ng R oy alt y. B r u n c h $

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VIEWS FROM THE U: THE POLITICAL SCIENCE OF ELECTION 2012 October 16, 5:30 p.m. Coffman Memorial Union Theatre B e come yo ur ow n p und i t w ith the help of some of the Universit y ’s leading political science researchers.

See h ow v o ter s’ brains resp ond to campaig n m es sages — l itera l l y—through MRI scans. Lear n h ow “amb i v a lent par t i san s”— voters conflicted between th ei r par t i san id ent it y and ev aluat ions of th ei r par t y ’s p er f o r man ce—promote demo crac y. Ou r ex p er ts w i l l d i s c uss how the globa l economy, c ong re ss io na l e l e c t ions, the Elec tora l Col lege, an d Sup rem e Co u r t d ec i sions ( li ke the A f fordab l e Care A c t) i m pac t e l e c t ions.

Br ing yo ur ow n q u esti ons. The last hour o f th e p ro g ram i s o p en f o r audience Q &A . F r e e !

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COLLAGE CONCERT: HONORING DOMINICK ARGENTO October 20, 7:30 p.m. Ted Mann Concert Hall Featuring more than 300 students and facult y, the 11th annual Collage Concer t is a nonstop, surroundsound, musical ex travaganza, w ith choral, orchestral, jazz, chamber, and band ensembles. In honor of the 85th bir thday of Pulitzer Prize-w inning composer and former U of M professor Dr. Dominick Argento, the Universit y Sy mphony Orchestra w ill perform Spring from A R ing of Time, w ritten by Argento in 1972. Free!

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A QUESTION OF TASTE: THE ETHICS AND CRAFT OF RESTAURANT REVIEWING October 25, 7:00 p.m. Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Center Pro f ess io na l re staurant cr it ic s are considered ex p er ien c e d , o b je c t i ve, and k now ledgeable. Bu t t h o usan d s of amateurs are posting their cr itiques online, to o, an d are g rappling w ith pr inc i ples o f med ia e t hic s l i ke avoiding confl ic ts of interest , ref us ing sp e c ia l t reatment , and cor rec t ing mi stakes.

Ly n ne R ossetto K a sper, author, co - creato r an d h ost o f A m er ican P ublic Media’s nat iona l rad i o s h ow “ The Sp l en did Table” w i l l lead a di sc ussi o n f eatur ing Jane and Mic hael Ster n (of R oad fo o d . c om) an d a Tw in Cit ies -based rev iewer w ho h o p es to mainta in an o ny mit y ! The event w i l l inclu d e a q u est io n an d an s wer session and a b o ok sig n i ng . Seat i ng i s l im ite d . F r e e ! For more information, visit cla.umn.edu/youareinvited

K asp er pho to by A n n Marsd en


SEX, LIES, AND PARADISE November 5, 7:00 p.m. Weisman Art Museum The A ssassi n s of A lamu t are pre sente d i n p opu lar m e dia an d academ i c st u di e s as t he 1 1 t h c ent u r y forer u n n er s of to day ’s “su i c i de ter ror i sts.” Vi s i ti ng W i nto n Pro f esso r G eral d i ne Heng anal y z e s t he se stor i e s to se e how t he A ssassi n s w ere b e li e v e d to ant i c i pate an Islam i c paradi se i n t he af ter li fe an d cam e to re pre sent for t he We st a v olat i le n e x us of se x an d v i olen c e. Heng e x am i n e s i n par t i c u lar how t w o p opu lar, w i de l y c i rc u lat i ng Eu rop ean te x ts— Marc o Polo’s Trav el s an d M and e v ill e ’s Trav el s— w ere ke y i n shapi ng We ster n u n der stan di ng of Islam i c hi stor y i n ter m s of a c i v i li z at i onal i dent i t y t hat “c lashe s” w i t h t hat of t he Chr i st ian We st . F r e e !

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A SPECIAL SELECTION OF COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS FALL 2012 EVENTS FIND EVEN MORE CLA EVENTS AT WWW.CLA.UMN.EDU/YOUAREINVITED

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220 Johnston Hall 101 Pleasant Street S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55455

MINNESOTA FUNK December 4, 2012 – January 12, 2013 | Katherine E. Nash Gallery Mi nneso ta Fu n k k ick s of f CL A’s 10th anni versar y cel eb rat i o n o f th e R eg i s Center fo r A r t. Mi n n e s o ta Fu n k i s a g roup ex hi bit ion that p lay f u l l y ex p l o res th e d i verse, g ro ov y, f unky s id e o f Min n e sota c ulture, through pai nt i ng , sc u l p tu re, d raw i ng , home furnishings—and a motor scooter. Artists included: Kent Aldrich, K ate Casanova, Perci Chester, Kelly Connole, Jim Dr yden, Mar y Esch, Frank Gaard, Tom Garrett, Chris Larson, Faye Passow, Lamar Peterson, Sandy Resig , Jenny Schmid, and Bobby Dues Wilson. F r e e ! (Images above Larson, Garrett, Dryden, Passow; on the cover: Chester)

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