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Morris Area Farmers Market

The Morris Healthy Eating team encourages you to visit the Morris Area Farmers Market, where farmers, growers, producers, and artisans sell their own products directly to the public, allowing customers to have a direct relationship with the producer of the items they purchase. The market is held from 3 to 6 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at East Side Park (corner of Seventh Street and Colorado Avenue, Morris).

2013 O. Truman Driggs Distinguished Lecture in History

Evelyn Hu-DeHart, professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University, will deliver the 2013 O. Truman Driggs Distinguished Lecture in History. The lecture will take place on Monday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall. Hu-DeHart's talk is entitled "The Strange and Curious History of the 'Illegal Alien': The Linked Fate of Asians and Latinos in U.S. History."

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, Sept. 17, from 7 until 9 p.m. in Imholte Hall 113.

"Darwin Made Me Do It: Secular Versus Religious Ethics"

This fall's Midwest Philosophy Colloquium Speaker Series will start on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109 with D.J. Grothe, president of the James Randi Educational Foundation. He has lectured widely on topics at the intersection of education, science, and belief at universities such as Stanford, Harvard, Yale, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of California, Berkeley, and dozens of others. Formerly a professional magician and mentalist, he has special interests in the psychology of belief and processes of deception and self-deception. He hosts the radio show and podcast For Good Reason, prior to which he hosted over 200 episodes of the popular interview program Point of Inquiry. Grothe has been profiled in a number of magazines, and has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, including on NBC, ABC, SyFy's Joe Rogan Questions Everything,and Spike TV's 1000 Ways To Die, and Travel Channel's Mysteries at the Museum.

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, Sept. 18, from 6 until 7 p.m. in the 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!

Gender Women, and Sexuality Studies Works in Progress Series—Julie Eckerle: "Early Modern Women's Life Writing in the Irish Context"

Julie Eckerle, associate professor of English, will present "Early Modern Women's Life Writing in the Irish Context" on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. Once a month, Morris faculty doing gender, women, and sexuality studies-related scholarship present their "work in progress." These informal and interactive discussion presentations are as varied in subject and style as the scholars themselves! Each "work" showcased is at a different stage of production, but all presenters are looking for lively discussion and feedback from the audience. Morris students faculty, staff, students, and the community are invited. Refreshments are served.

Careers in Biology

The Careers in Biology Alumni Speaker Series will welcome Dr. Samit Joshi '01 to campus on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in Science 2950 (Auditorium). The title of his presentation is "Attempting to Build a Career in Infectious Diseases: Between the Bench and the Bedside." Joshi currently works as the associate medical director of global research and virology at Bristol-Myers Squibb, a clinical instructor at the Yale School of Medicine, and a consultant at Waterbury Hospital. Careers in Biology is supported in part by a grant to the University of Minnesota, Morris from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Precollege and Undergraduate Science Education Program.

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.

CAC Films Presents—How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days

On Friday, Sept. 20, there will be a showing of How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days in the Student Center's Edson Auditorium, beginning at 9:30 p.m.This event is sponsored by Campus Activities Council (CAC) Films.

KUMM presents: Avian Sunrise

On Saturday, September 21 there will be a concert featuring Avian Sunrise in the Student Center's Edson Auditorium at 7 p.m. This concert is sponsored by KUMM radio.

Symphonic Winds Concert

On Sunday, Sept. 22, there will be a Symphonic Winds performance at East Side Park on East Seventh Street, beginning at 2 p.m. The UMM Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Simon Tillier, represents the premier large instrumental ensemble on campus. It is comprised of music majors and non-majors who perform up to six concerts during the academic year.