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Bamboo Carving Workshop

Professor Watanabe will demonstrate bamboo carving techniques and will give a lesson on carving CHASHAKU 'bamboo tea scoop', one of the utensils used to scoop tea in the Japanese tea ceremony.

Questions Without Borders: Why Future Research and Teaching Will Be Interdisciplinary - Forum led by Myron Gutmann, National Science Foundation

02/13/2012 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Join us in the Coffman Theater for a forum, chaired by University of Minnesota Provost Karen Hanson, on why large research universities need to do more to offer interdisciplinary undergraduate and

Why Does the Past Matter? Towards a Social Science of the Past - A talk by Elizabeth Chilton

02/07/2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

The study of the past has long been relegated to the historiographical disciplines, e.g., archaeology and history. These fields will always be at the core of a contemporary study of the past.

Shan Shui, Ren Qing: Re-envisioning Chinese Cities with Eastern Genius Loci - Presentation by Weiming Lu

02/02/2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Chinese cities have been undergoing rapid changes. Historic fabrics are fast disappearing.

Driven to be Creative with Professors Michael Sommers (Theatre Arts and Dance) and Guerino Mazzola (Music)

01/27/2012 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Explorations of the concept of creativity from Michael Sommers (Theatre Arts and Dance) and Guerino Mazzola (Music).

Climate Change, Crisis, and Resilience: Perspectives from History - Sam White, Oberlin College

01/26/2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Climate change forecasts for the coming century have added to alarms over scarcity, mass migration, and instability in the developing world.

The Big Spill: A presentation by Leigh Fondakowski

12/01/2011 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

In the wake of what is now being called the largest environmental disaster in United States history, playwright and Tectonic Theater Project member Leigh Fondakowski (The Laramie Project,<

Travel in Spirals - Screening and discussion with filmmakers Tou SaiKo Lee and Justin Schell

11/30/2011 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Travel in Spirals tells the story of Hmong hip-hop MC, spoken word poet, and community organizer Tou SaiKo Lee as he journeys back to his birthplace of Thailand.

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