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Small World Coffee Hour: Art Speaks, So Do Words

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Friday, September 9, 2016, 4:00pm to 6:00pm, Yudof Hall Clubroom, sponsored by International Students and Scholar Services (ISSS)
Were you ever amazed by a different culture and the beauty of its language? Well, come meet groups that represent various cultures around the world! The Minnesota International Student Association, Students for the Justice of Palestine, Pamela Mayorga and Small World Coffee Hour invite you to experience Palestine culture, Mexican culture and more. Read more here.

Greater Than 7: Courageous Conversation, Courageous Action

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

3rd Annual Greater Than & week is September 25 - October 1, 2016 #GreaterThan7

What is Greater Than 7?

In September 2014, the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) launched the inaugural Greater Than 7 week, which encouraged courageous conversations and highlighted the equity and diversity work that’s happening across campus. In 2014 and 2015, this weeklong event featured around 45 events sponsored by departments, units and student groups. 


ISSS Intercultural Workshop Series

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
ISSS Intercultural Workshop

The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Intercultural Workshop series combines intercultural competency and skills development workshops and “Culture In-Depth” sessions discussing the unique practices, customs, and values of some of the largest international student populations on our campus. Each session helps UMN staff members gain greater cultural self-awareness, an understanding of the contributions of international students, and communication skills to improve interactions and relationships with international students, staff, and faculty. For details and to register, visit the ISSS webpage.


Race, Religion, and Gender: Driving the 2016 Election?

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 3:30pm, Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop, Free and open to the public. A panel discussion exploring how the roles of race, religion and gender are influencing American politics, and particularly the 2016 elections. Perspectives from a variety of fields across the University of Minnesota looking at the current political climate, and its impact on the future of American government.


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