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CLA at the Minnesota State Fair

July 28, 2015

A woman from the Center for Medieval Studies talks with a young girl wearing a pickle headband at the U of M Building.

A woman from the Center for Medieval Studies talks with a young girl wearing a pickle headband at the U of M Building.
The Center for Medieval Studies demonstrated calligraphy to State Fair attendees.

If you’re heading to the Great Minnesota Get-together, stop by the University of Minnesota building, located 2 blocks west of gate 5 on Dan Patch Avenue. The Institute for Global Studies, the Consortium for the Premodern World, and the Departments of American Indian Studies, Anthropology, and English will be there. Sunday, September 6 is Maroon & Gold Day. The U of M Marching Band will perform.


Thursday, August 27 (9:00am - 6:30pm)
Department of Anthropology
Discover what anthropology is, and come see the research our students and faculty are currently working on!

Friday, August 28 (9:00am - 9:00pm)
Institute for Global Studies
Play global trivia or ask an expert about the latest international events. Learn about upcoming public events.

Saturday, August 29 (9:00am - 9:00pm each day)
Sunday, August 30
Monday, August 31

Department of American Indian Studies
Listen to the voices of Minnesota Anishinaabe elders and find the names for traditional and contemporary objects with the Ojibwe People’s Dictionary, a free online Ojibwe language resource for students, teachers and other Minnesotans interested in our indigenous languages.

Wednesday, September 2 (3:00pm - 9:00pm)
Department of English
Come discover our fall 2015 author line-up and enter to win a free book! Also, stop by to see Professor Paula Rabinowitz's collection of flamboyant pulp novels of the 1950s (3:00 pm) and talk with alumna Kate Hopper about her new book on autism and running (5:00 pm). Professor Michael Dennis Browne will star as our awe-inspiring "Poetry Jukebox" at 4:00 pm.

Saturday, September 5 (9:00am - 9:00pm)
Minnesota & the World: Premodern Studies at the University of Minnesota
Travel back in time with the University of Minnesota's Consortium for the Premodern World, featuring the Center for Medieval Studies, the Center for Early Modern History, and the Bell Library. Learn about the history of the book, test your knowledge of early modern Minnesota, and discover our state's global connections.

Saturday, September 5 (1:00pm - 5:00pm)
Understanding Climate Change
How do we know that climate change is happening? What are the consequences for Minnesota and the world? Sociology professor Jeffrey Broadbent will answer your questions and share information about the future of our planet.