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Carbon 101

Registration is now open for Carbon 101 to be held on Friday, Jan. 14, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the Morris campus. The daylong program will feature the language of carbon, the basic science of carbon, and the role of carbon in renewable energy production, as well as visits to working renewable energy sites for practical aspects. Participants will see carbon science in action--wind, biomass, manure/methane digester, wind to nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing, geothermal, photovoltaic, and solar. The $50 registration fee includes lunch and transportation from the Morris campus to renewable energy sites. For more information, contact Carrie Grussing at 320-589-6020, or register online at

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

The second annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service will be held on Monday, Jan. 17, the day before UMM classes resume. Students and community members are invited to celebrate King's legacy by joining in trainings related to diversity and social justice, learning about local volunteer opportunities, making a volunteer pledge for 2011, participating in a group service project, and enjoying a free meal and program. Contact Argie Manolis for more information at manolis@

Gallery Exhibit

Unbridled Vision and New Paintings featuring the work of Ken and Kathleen Kollodge, both alumni, opens in the Humanities Fine Arts (HFA) Gallery on Thursday, Jan. 20. Ken's photo work, Unbridled Vision, will be displayed on the main floor of the gallery, while paintings by Kathleen will be exhibited on the mezzanine level. The exhibit runs through March 11. An artist lecture will be held on Tuesday, March 8, at 6 p.m. in HFA 6. A closing reception follows from 7 until 9 p.m. in the gallery. HFA Gallery hours are 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Friday; 1 until 5 p.m., Saturday.

Tu B'Shevat Film and Discussion

Join Kadima, UMM's Jewish club, for a Tu B'Shevat film viewing and discussion on Thursday, Jan. 20, from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Student Center Television Lounge. Contact Barbara Burke at for more information.

Morris Documentary

Promise of the Prairie: Education in Three Acts, a documentary created by University of Minnesota, Morris Media Services, will be aired on Pioneer Public Television on Sunday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. In images and voices, the documentary explores three very different educational institutions that have made their home on the same plot of land--the Morris campus.

Book Release

Palgrave Macmillan, the publishing company's Education division, has released Brook Miller's new book, America and the British Imaginary in Turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century Literature. A reception will be held in honor of Miller, associate professor of English, on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. at LaFave House, 305 College Avenue, Morris. At 5:15 p.m., Miller will give a brief talk about the process of writing and publishing the book.