All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
2018 JOOINN LEE LECTURE: SEAN PARSON, "APOCALYPTIC ANXIETIES: SCIENCE FICTION, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND THE POLITICS OF DOOM"
Sean Parson will deliver the 2018 Jooinn Lee Lecture, "Apocalyptic Anxieties," on Tuesday, October 16, at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. Parson is the author of the forthcoming book Cooking Up a Revolution: Food Not Bombs, Homes Not Jails, and Resistance to Gentrification (Manchester University Press, 2018) and the co-editor with J.L. Schatz of Superheroes and Critical Animal Studies: The Heroic Beasts of Total Liberation (Lexington Academic Press, 2017). He is currently co-editing, with Judith Grant, The Future is Unwritten: Representation of Political Resistance in Science Fiction. Parson is an editorial board member of the journal Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics and a board member for The Institute for Critical Animal Studies. The Jooinn Lee Lecture Series honors Jooinn Lee, professor emeritus of political science and retired Division of the Social Sciences chair. The endowed lecture series brings to campus distinguished alumni, scholars, and prominent practitioners representing the field of politics. The Jooinn Lee Lecture Series is made possible through charitable gifts to the University of Minnesota Morris.
UMM JAZZ - JAM SESSION
The Jazz Ensemble will have a public jam session on Tuesday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Old #1 Southside (412 Atlantic Avenue, Morris, MN 56267).
BRIGGS LIBRARY ASSOCIATES BOOK SALE
The Briggs Library Associates will hold the annual Book Sale on Wednesday, October 17, from 12-7 p.m. and on Thursday, October 18, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in Oyate Hall, Student Center.
2018-2019 LATTERELL VISITING ALUMNI LECTURE: DOUGLAS ARMSTRONG, "FROM FORENSICS TO INSURANCE: MAKING DECISIONS WITH DATA"
Douglas Armstrong '11, data scientist at Securian Financial, will deliver the 2018 Latterell Visiting Alumni Lecture on Wednesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. in Science 1020. In his lecture, Armstrong will discuss some of the research he did while working toward his PhD, and how those experiences are helping him build an innovative, data-driven culture today. Privately funded with gifts from alumni, faculty, staff, and Latterell friends and family, the Joseph J. Latterell Memorial Visiting Alumnus Program provides annual grants to disciplines within the Division of Science and Mathematics to invite alumni to campus to serve as resource persons for students and faculty.
CELEBRATION OF ANGELA HUME'S NEW BOOK
The English Discipline will celebrates the publication of Ecopoetics: Essays in the Field, edited by Assistant Professor Angela Hume, on Thursday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the LaFave House (305 College Avenue, Morris, MN 56267). Hume will give a brief talk followed by a Q&A and a reception.
Times and locations are subject to change. For the most current event information, visit events.morris.umn.edu