1. USJI Event: Biomass Based Energy Use after March, 2011


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    Biomass based energy has been promoted as alternative to fossil sources of energy. The conflict with food security in land use has been a concern for the use of biofuel. This seminar elaborates the current energy policies after the nuclear power incidence in Fukushima and discusses the future directions of the use of biomass based energy sources.

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    • Campus Safety Forum


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      On January 29, 2014 at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, several campus groups and units came together to host a forum on campus safety. In response to highly publicized increase in crimes on and near the University of Minnesota campus during the 2013 fall semester, this forum provided a space to discuss such topics as campus safety and climate, urban campus realities and challenges, and racial profiling. Welcome by Humphrey School dean Eric Schwartz, address by University President Eric Kaler, and panel including Vice President for Equity and Diversity Katrice Albert and others. The event was organized by the College of Education and Human Development, African American & African Studies Department, Black Men’s Forum, and the Office for Public Engagement and the University's Public Engagement Council.

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      • Professor Otto Strack:The analytic element for solving groundwater problems


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        The analytic element method is a numerical method used to solve partial differential equations, which has been used worldwide over many years specifically for modelling regional flow, although it is not commonly used in Australia. There is a range of advantages and limitations to using this approach compared to MODFLOW, and this forum will delve into when it can be most successfully applied. Professor Strack, from the University of Minnesota, will focus on the use of elementary analytic solutions and models created with the analytic element method for solving groundwater flow problems. This approach to solving groundwater problems, regardless of their complexity, is greatly enhanced in terms of both insight and efficiency by carrying out preliminary computations. Such computations may consist of relatively simple solutions amenable to implementation, either in interactive computer programs such as MATLAB®, or in dedicated analytic element computer programs such as SLAEM or MLAEM.

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        • Sustainability Workshop #2


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          In the fall of 2012, Twin Cities - North Suburban residents and public officials collaborated with Sustainability Studies minor students from the University of Minnesota to undertake a project to foster the growth of sustainable initiatives in the community. The project was the focus of the Sustainability Studies capstone class for the fall semester. The instructors of the class arranged two public meetings at which residents and officials from the community came together with students and discussed a vision of sustainability for St. Anthony Village, Falcon Heights and Lauderdale. This student-city partnership project was designed to further galvanize an interest in sustainability by focusing on more comprehensive sustainability planning, encouraging a broader level of resident participation, and encouraging collaboration with the nearby cities of Saint Anthony Village, FalconHeights and Lauderdale.

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          • In the Room with Robert Wright (produced version)


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            February 2, 2010 - University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (Minneapolis, Minnesota) In this public conversation with Robert Wright, the author of "The Evolution of God" and "Non-Zero" speaks with Krista Tippett about his ideas of God, religion, and the "moral direction" of humanity. Look for the produced radio program, "The Evolution of God," at http://speakingoffaith.org/programs/2010/evolution-of-god.

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            • The Next Christians ~ In the Room with Gabe Lyons, Jim Daly, and Krista Tippett


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              http://onbeing.org/ccp September 12, 2012 ~ Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) As part of The Civil Conversations Project, Krista Tippett speaks with Jim Daly and Gabe Lyons. They are emerging figures of authority in important spheres of American Christianity that fall under the radar, especially in poll-oriented political seasons. They represent the diversity within American Evangelicalism that is lost in coverage of Christian voters and candidates, and the way this significant swath of American religiosity continues to evolve. Gabe Lyons is a voice for a new generation, and a new key, of evangelical: alienated by the strident public Christianity of recent decades, and committed to finding ways for Christian conviction to have a robust and constructive place in the pluralistic culture of the 21st century. Jim Daly shares this concern, even as he represents the legacy of Focus on the Family, one of the most publicly influential conservative “moral values” organizations of recent decades. He succeeded James Dobson as president of that organization.

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              • Faith and Politics with Krista Tippett, Richard Land, Jim Wallis, and Steven Waldman


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                September 1, 2008 Krista Tippett moderates this panel discussiong with two Evangelical Christians -- one conservative, Dr. Richard Land, and one liberal, Rev. Jim Wallis -- and the co-founder of Beliefnet, Steven Waldman. They explore faith as it relates to each political party's agenda and how each side may break free from the poles traditionally associated with these voting blocs. This discussion took place at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota. The panel was part of a series of public forums examining policy and politics during the 2008 Republican National Convention.

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                • YSR "Brain Tumors" 12/05/2011


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                  Dr. John Ohlfest Director, Gene Therapy Program (Ohlfest Brain Tumor Lab) Department of Neurology, University of Minnesota

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                  • Dr. Jon Foley: "Planet Levers: A More Strategic Approach to Global Sustainability"


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                    The Colorado State University School of Global Environmental Sustainability presents a public lecture by External Advisory Board member Dr. Jon Foley, Director of the Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion featuring Dr. Tom Lovejoy, Maggie Fox, Kim Jordan, Dr. Osvaldo Sala, moderated by Dr. Diana Wall. The program was recorded by RAMProductions. RAMProductions was created by the Department of Journalism and Technical Communication at Colorado State University with support from Campus Television (CTV), the College of Liberal Arts, and the Division of External Affairs. Dr. Tom Lovejoy's talk from the same day may be viewed here: http://vimeo.com/80477234

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                    • Mathematical models: Uses, abuses, and non-uses


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                      IRMACS Day: Mathematical models: Uses, abuses, and non-uses April 12, 2013 Dr. Andrew Odlyzko, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota Abstract: Models are indispensable, but have to be used with caution. Some early quantitative models, drawn from the early history of British railways and related to the ubiquitous gravity models of transportation, urban planning, spacial economics, and related areas, will be presented. They demonstrate how even clearly false models can be useful, and how sometimes they are misused or tragically not used.

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