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A preview of public events at the University of Minnesota, Morris and elsewhere.

Clara Osowski and Mark Bilyeu: Mirrors and Opposites

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Clara Osowski and Mark Bilyeu will present Mirrors and Opposites on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts, Recital Hall. Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano, and Mark Bilyeu, piano, are emerging Twin Cities musicians who have just returned from immersion in the Mélodie Française at the Académie Francis Poulenc in Tours, France, exploring the nuances of poetic meaning, diction, and performance technique. This recital juxtaposes the music of Tours and Minneapolis, featuring compositions from Francis Poulenc to Stephen Paulus. Free admission; no ticket required.

Jazz Combos

On Monday, Oct. 7, there will be a jazz combos concert at 5 p.m. in the Student Center’s Turtle Mountain Cafe.

Melanie Hoffert Reading and Reception

On Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109 writer Melanie Hoffert will have a signing and reception for her first book, Prairie Silence.

Memory, Postmemory, Prosthetic Memory: Reflections on Gender and Political Trauma in Argentine Narrative

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 12 p.m. in Humanities Fine Arts 45, Amy Kaminski, professor of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities will present a lecture entitled “Memory, Postmemory, Prosthetic Memory: Reflections on Gender and Political Trauma in Argentine Narrative.” This lecture is a part of the fall 2013 Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies Works in Progress: A Discussion Series. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Jane Addams Project

The Jane Addams Project is a cross-cultural discussion circle for Spanish and English-speaking Morris residents and UMM students. The discussion will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall 111.

2013 Jooinn Lee Lecture

Eric Schwartz, dean of the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, will deliver the 2013 Jooinn Lee Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. The title of Schwartz’s talk will be “Human Rights and the Responsibility to Protect Civilians at Risk: Promise or Pipe Dream?” This lecture is free and open to the public.

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us at La Mesa de Conversación en la Universidad de Minnesota, Morris, otherwise known as the Spanish Conversation Table at UMM, on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 6–7 p.m. in the Student Center, Turtle Mountain Cafe. All are welcome! Students, faculty, staff, and community members have casual conversations in Spanish about a variety of topics. Meet new people and improve your Spanish!

Coming Out Week Professor Discussion Panel

On Wednesday, October 9, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center, Oyate Hall, Alumni Room, there will be a Coming Out Week Professor Discussion Panel. This event is sponsored by Morris E-Quality.

Russian Conversation Table

The Russian Conversation table is an informal opportunity to converse in Russian. People with all levels of proficiency are welcome! It is held every Friday at 4 p.m. in the Student Center’s Turtle Mountain Cafe.

Jazz Ensembles Concert

On Friday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall, there will be a Jazz Ensembles Concert.

2013 Festival of Spanish Language Cinema—Snow White/Blancanieves

The 2013 Festival of Spanish Language Cinema presents Snow White/Blancanieves on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. and Monday, October 14, at 9 p.m. at the Morris Theatre (12 East 6th Street, Morris, MN 56267). Films are shown in Spanish with English subtitles and are free and open to the public.

Performing Arts Extra: Discussion with Susan Werner, Bryan Simon ’03, and Heidi Eger ’13

There will be a panel featuring singer/songwriter Susan Werner as well as UMM alumni Bryan Simon ’03, CSA farmer, and Heidi Eger ’13, Green Corps staff, on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m. in the Student Center’s Turtle Mountain Cafe, in conjunction with Werner’s evening concert.

Performing Arts Extra: Susan Werner Event Open Mic

An open mic performance focusing on farming and food will take place on Saturday, Oct. 12,  at 2:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Turtle Mountain Cafe, in conjunction with singer/songwriter Susan Werner’s evening concert.

Performing Arts Extra: Susan Werner Event Farmers Market

On Saturday, Oct. 12, a farmers market will take place from 5–7 p.m. and from 9–9:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall, in conjunction with singer/songwriter Susan Werner’s evening concert.

Performing Arts Series: Susan Werner—Hayseed Project

On Saturday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium, the 2013-2014 Performing Arts Series continues with singer/songwriter Susan Werner and her unique musical mix of Americana, bluegrass, folk, and jazz. Werner grew up on a family farm in eastern Iowa, where her parents still farm today. With Hayseed, she returns to the language and characters of her roots—farming, rural America, locavores, food safety, and the comic potential of herbicides.

Chamber Concert

On Sunday, October 13, at 3 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts, Recital Hall, there will be a Chamber Concert under the direction of Professor Simon Tillier.

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