News and Perspectives


Refugee Health Lecture & Panel

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 5, 4:30-6:30 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center

Dr. Alexander Kraemer will deliver the 2017 Gaylord Anderson Memorial Lecture on the topic of refugee health in Germany. After the lecture, Dr. Kraemer will be joined by two local refugee health workers for a question & answer session to connect the lecture to refugee health in Minnesota.


Diversity Through the Disciplines 2017 Symposium

Thursday, April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017, 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, 100 Murphy Hall

The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy is proud to host these special presentations from past Multicultural Research Award Recipients. 

These talks are always free and open to the public. No registration is required.  
Lunch will be provided - (Holy Land).  Join us for lunch and be enlightened.

Catherine Squires, Professor, Communication Studies, College of Liberal Arts  Hallie Q. Brown: Bringing a Namesake to Life in Partnership with Community Educators & Youth


Annual U of M Spring Powwow 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sat. April 1 from 12 pm to 10 pm, Mariucci Area. Hosted by the American Indian Student Cultural Center - AISCC

FREE ADMISSION! Grand entries will be at 1pm and 7pm and our feast will be at 5pm. A food and clothing drive will be happening all day.

Drum/Dancer Registration starts at 11:00 AM.
First 10 drums split honorarium.
Minimum of 5 singers per drum.

News and Information

Minnesotans Urged To Help Millions Struggling Amid East Africa Famine

Monday, March 27, 2017

Humanitarian groups estimate more than 21 million people across East Africa are in desperate need of humanitarian help and facing famine.

Several seasons of drought – and civil war, in some countries — has made getting enough food and water extremely difficult in the region.

University of Minnesota student Zamzam Yusuf was among many leaders of organizations asking for donations.

Yusuf is the leader of the Al-Madinah Cultural Center on campus.


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