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Join CLA at the Minnesota State Fair

August 23, 2018 - 9:00am to September 3, 2018 - 9:00pm

Visit us if you’re heading to the Great Minnesota Get-together. College of Liberal Arts departments and researchers will be in the U of M Central (Crossroads) building at Dan Patch Avenue & Underwood Street or in the Driven to Discover building on Cosgrove Street.

Thursday, August 23

Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies 

9:00am - 3:00pm

U of M Central (Crossroads) building
 

Department of French & Italian 

3:00pm - 9:00pm

U of M Central (Crossroads) building

 

Friday, August 24

LATIS

9:00am - 9:00pm 

U of M Central (Crossroads) building

 

Saturday, August 25 - Sunday, August 26

American Indian Studies

9:00am - 9:00pm

U of M Central (Crossroads) building

 

Monday, August 27

Statistics

9:00am - 9:00pm

U of M Central (Crossroads) building

 

Tuesday, August 28

The Religious Studies Program and the Center for Jewish Studies

9:00am - 3:00pm

U of M Central (Crossroads) building

 

Department of Asian Languages & Literatures and Arabic Language Program 

3:00pm - 9:00pm

U of M Central (Crossroads) building

 

Wednesday, August 29

Department of English 

9:00am - 3:00pm

U of M Central (Crossroads) building 

 

Center for Applied and Translational Sensory Science 

3:00pm - 9:00pm

U of M Central (Crossroads) building

 

Friday, August 31

Institute for Global Studies

9:00am - 9:00pm

U of M Central (Crossroads) building

 

Saturday, September 1

Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, Chinese & Japanese Programs

9:00am - 3:00pm

U of M Central (Crossroads) building 

 

Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, Hindi/Urdu & Korean Programs

3:00pm - 9:00pm

U of M Central (Crossroads) building 

 

Sunday, September 2

Learn About the Premodern World

Including the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World, the Center for Early Modern History, the Center for Medieval Studies, and the James Ford Bell Library.

9:00am - 9:00pm

U of M Central (Crossroads) building

 

Monday, September 3

Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch

9:00am - 3:00pm

U of M Central (Crossroads) building 

 

CLA-Sponsored Research 

CLA Departments will be conducting three research studies at the State Fair this year in the Driven to Discover building. All studies will be held on multiple days. Some eligibility restrictions will apply.

Saturday, August 25  /  Sunday, August 26  /  Tuesday, August 28  /  Wednesday, August 29

Autism: Show what you already know, grow what you don't know

9:00am - 2:00pm

Driven to Discover building

It is estimated that 1 in 42 children in the Twin Cities have autism. Whether you work with children with autism everyday or have never heard of it, we want to find out: what do you know and where does your knowledge come from? Through a 20-30 minute survey you will have an opportunity to share your understanding and opinions of autism. We will then help you grow your understanding though a short video about autism in toddlers and ask you a few more questions about the video.

Study candidate eligibility: Age 18 or older; able to read English.

 

Thursday, August 23   /   Monday, August 27   /   Saturday, September 1   /   Sunday, September 2 

Kid Talk Study

9:00am - 2:00pm

Driven to Discover building

How do kids think about language? Can they make up a language? Can they use words they’ve never heard before? Can they spot bad sentences? Come help us find out so we can help children who have trouble learning language. Using an iPad, children will look at pictures, listen to sentences, and answer some questions about our funny sentences. 

Study candidate eligibility: Children aged 3 - 9 years; typical development; child and one parent must speak English.

 

Thursday, August 23   /   Friday, August 24  /  Sunday, August 26  /  Monday, August 27   /   Tuesday, August 28   /   Wednesday, August 29  /  Thursday, August 30  /  Friday, August 31  /  Saturday, September 1  /  Monday, September 3 

Corporations in your community: Do they make a difference? 

9:00am - 2:00pm: Friday 8/24, Sunday 8/26, Tuesday 8/28, Monday 9/3

2:30pm - 9:00pm: Thursday 8/23, Monday 8/27, Wednesday 8/29, Thursday 8/30, Friday 8/31, Saturday 9/1

Driven to Discover building

Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication is conducting a study to learn about Minnesota residents' expectations of corporations operating in their communities. Participants get a gold backpack! This research is made possible by CLA's Seed Grant program and the booth will be staffed by undergrads who are gaining valuable research experience as part of this project.

Study candidate eligibility: Must be 18+ and a MN resident to take the survey.

 

Performances

Sunday, September 2

University of Minnesota Marching Band

2:00pm

Parade Route
The “Pride of Minnesota” University of Minnesota Marching Band will perform in the State Fair Parade.
 

 

See U at the Fair 
The 12-day run of the Minnesota State Fair is also a great University of Minnesota get-together! Get information about all U of M events at the fair.