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UMM Preview 11-2-13

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

2013 Festival of

Spanish Language Cinema—NO

The 2013 Festival of Spanish Language Cinema presents NO on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. and on Monday, Nov. 4, at 9 p.m. at the Morris Theatre. Films are shown in Spanish with English subtitles and are free and open to the public. NO (Chile 2012), directed by Pablo Larrain, is he true story of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet calling for a referendum on his presidency in 1988 due to international pressure.

2013–14 Performing Arts Series: Zenon Dance Company

Zenon Dance Company will perform on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium. As both an internationally renowned dance group and a leader in dance education, Zenon promises a captivating stage experience. This will be the third event in the University of Minnesota, Morris’s 2013-14 Performing Arts Series.

The Germans/Martians are Coming!: A Discussion of Nationalism, Liberalism and Science Fiction in the Wilhelmine Reich"

On Monday, Nov. 4, there will be a public lecture sponsored by the German Studies Discipline. It will be delivered by Thomas Leek, who is visiting from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. The lecture will take place in Imholte Hall 109 at 7:30 p.m.

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, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall 111.

Celebration of Scholarly Accomplishments

The third Celebration of Scholarly Accomplishments will be open to the public on Wednesday, Nov. 6, and on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall. This ongoing event showcases examples of outstanding research and artistic activities undertaken by more than 40 faculty, staff, and retirees. All are welcome to come celebrate the academic and creative accomplishments of UMM’s faculty and staff.

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, Nov. 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Student Center’s 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!

Mazinaatesijigan gekinoo’amaadiwin Film Series

For much of the 20th century, American Indian identities were shaped, at least in popular culture and public imaginations, by advertising imagery, Edward Curtis photographs, and wild west shows. In the past few decades, American Indian artists and filmmakers have extracted their own image from these external forces, challenging the established codes of representation. The goal of the Mazinaatesijigan gekinoo’amaadiwin Film Series is to challenge its audience through the use of film to examine and discuss the issues of culture, identity and stereotypes of American Indian people. The next installation of the film series this year will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109.

French Club Cabaret Night

On Thursday, Nov. 7, the French Club will be hosting a Cabaret Night in the Student Center’s Turtle Mountain Cafe. The event will begin at 7 p.m.

William Shakspeare’s Twelfth Night

The Theatre Discipline’s 2013–14 season opens with the oceanic flair of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Performances take place on Thursday, Nov. 7, and Friday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Raymond J. Lammers Proscenium Theatre. Ticket prices are $9 for general admission and $5 for seniors 65+, youth under 18, and UMM students.

Anishinaabe Language Bowl

On Friday, Nov. 8, the Anishinaabe Language Bowl will begin at 9 a.m. in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall.

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.

Spanish Discipline Presents: Zorongo Flamenco

On Friday, Nov. 8, the Spanish Discipline will host Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium. One of the few American Spanish-dance companies that presents traditional flamenco programs and original theater-flamenco works, Zorongo Flamenco is renowned for bringing the power, passion, and virtuosity of the art to audiences across the country. This event is free and open to the public.