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'Manoomin' brings together UMN researchers and tribal members

Friday, October 4, 2019

For the past two years, River Spry has ventured out in his canoe to harvest wild rice. Spry, a forestry technician for the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in northern Minnesota, said harvesting the tall, green stalks of wild rice is an intimate process.

“Just being out there, you are so connected to the plant and the Earth. It is a beautiful thing,” Spry said. “It changed my life. The rest of my life I will be a ricer.” 


International University of Rabat faculty to share research with campus community

Thursday, September 26, 2019

International University of Rabat faculty to share research with campus community. The University of Minnesota Extension's Global Initiatives program is co-sponsoring these events with GPS Alliance and Institute for Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts.

Monday, Oct. 7 at 4:00 p.m., Room 710 Social Sciences Building, West Bank, Meriem El Haitami: Women and the state: Shifting discourses on Islam and feminism in Morocco


Make Space: Women in Architecture

Thursday, September 26, 2019

MAKE SPACE | Women in Architecture Lecture Series
September 23 – November 18, 2019
*1 AIA Learning Unit will be offered for each session marked with an asterisk.

See speakers and dates below. For more information and to register, visit the College of Design website.

Ana María León
Architect, Historian, and Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Monday, September 23
Rapson Hall, Room 100
4:30 PM


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