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Calendar of Holidays and Religious Observances

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Calendar of Holidays and Religious Observances, posted on the Office for Equity and Diversity website, has been revised and updated, and contains a list of major Christian, Hindu, Islamic, and Jewish holidays and religious observances, and U.S. public (Federal) holidays for the next two academic years. Included in this resource is a link to add the list to your Google calendar.


Multicultural Alumni Network Kickoff Event

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Wed, October 24, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., La Doña Cervecería, 241 Fremont Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Be there for the kickoff of the brand new Multicultural Alumni Network (MCAN). This network is an official Affinity Network under UMAA and will provide a space for alumni of color to stay connected to each other, students, the community, and the University.

For more information and to register.


Through Oct. 31 - ‘A Campus Divided’ reprise

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A Campus Divided” examines the U of M campus climate during a time of division over issues including racial and economic equality, opposition to war, and students' rights. Exhibit panels feature archival images and descriptions. This is the reprise of the exhibit originally displayed in fall 2017.


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