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Arts Quarter Festival to Feature Student and Faculty Talent

The College of Liberal Arts will be holding its first Arts Quarter Festival on Wednesday, October 5 from 6:00 to 9:00pm in the West Bank Arts Quarter at 21st Avenue and 4th Street in Minneapolis. The festival will bring together artists and performers of dance, music, and theatre arts for an evening that showcases student and faculty talent. The event is free and open to the public.
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In Their Own Words: After Collecting its 200th Story, U of M Center to Expand &...

Pa Eh Soe was a little girl when her family left a refugee camp in Thailand for the United States, and she had to leave her best friend behind. But Soe, now a high school student in St. Paul, never forgot her friend, and a brief story about the bond they shared is now part of the archives at the University of Minnesota.
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Tools for Change

Human rights abuses worldwide damage and destroy the lives of millions. Barbara Frey prepares advocates to ensure that governments everywhere make good on their promises to uphold justice and human dignity for all.
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For University of Minnesota Marching Band Director, a Historic 'Surprise'

Nearly half a century after the University of Minnesota Marching Band begrudgingly welcomed its first female percussionist, a woman is running the show. Betsy McCann is the first female marching and athletic bands director in the University band’s 125-year history — and the first woman to lead a marching band in the Big Ten Conference.
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Mapping the Future

Geography professor and new associate dean Steven Manson uses his fascination with data to create better human and environmental systems. “The way we solve our problems today,” he says, “will determine whether or not our great-great-great grandchildren will live in a livable and equitable world.”