|Momentum 2011 Speakers - Spring at University of Minnesota||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Stephanie Szurek (sjszurekumn.edu)|
|Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 13:02:25 -0800 (PST)|
Momentum 2011 Event Series This spring, the Institute on the Environment <http://environment.umn.edu/>brings three internationally renowned environmental visionaries to the Twin Cities for evenings filled with presentations, conversation and entertainment revolving around Earth’s greatest challenges—and solutions that give us hope. Tickets are available individually or for the series. March 10 - Majora Carter *You Don’t Have to Move Out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One* *Majora Carter*<http://www.environment.umn.edu/momentum/eventseries/speakers/majora_carter.html>, a world-renowned leader in local economic development strategies and green-collar job training & placement systems, will present her perspectives on transforming communities. In addition to Carter's presentation, the evening will feature a performance by Ananya Dance Theatre<http://www.ananyadancetheatre.org/>, which offers contemporary interpretations of Indian dance in a spirit of community building and social change, blending artistic dimensions of the Odissi classical dance form, yoga, martial arts, Indian ritual practices and street theater. April 26 - Hans Rosling *A Fact-Based World View* International health expert and Gapminder co-founder Hans Rosling<http://www.environment.umn.edu/momentum/eventseries/speakers/hans_rosling.html>uses animations of global trends to bring numbers to life as he talks about past and current economic, social and environmental changes in the world. The evening will begin with a performance by stand-up comedian Cy Amundson. Visit the Momentum 2011 event page<http://www.environment.umn.edu/momentum/eventseries/>for full event information and to buy tickets. May 12 - Sylvia Earle *Sustainable Seas: The Vision, the Reality* Oceanographer and National Geographic explorer-in-residence Sylvia Earle<http://www.environment.umn.edu/momentum/eventseries/speakers/sylvia_earle.html>will headline an entertainment-filled evening looking at the wonder of Earth’s “blue heart”—its oceans. Distinguished as Time magazine’s first Hero for the Planet and named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress, Earle has conducted pioneering research on marine ecosystems and led more than 100 expeditions beneath the sea. Folk-rock musician Mason Jennings will open the evening with an acoustic performance. Visit the Momentum 2011 event site<http://www.environment.umn.edu/momentum/eventseries/index.html>for full details on the evening event and to purchase tickets. All events take place at 7:30pm at the Ted Mann Concert Hall. Full event details available at environment.umn.edu/momentum/eventseries. ------ Also of interest: our Frontiers in the Environment seminar series - Wednesdays at noon, webcast live and archived after. http://environment.umn.edu/news_events/events/frontiers.html Thank you! -- Stephanie Szurek, Events Coordinator Institute on the Environment (IonE) University of Minnesota 612.626.1202 http://www.environment.umn.edu IonE Events: environment.umn.edu/news_events/events<http://environment.umn.edu/news_events/events.html> Visit the Environment & Sustainability Portal<http://portal.environment.umn.edu/app/events.php>for all environmental news and events at the U! -- Stephanie Szurek, Events Coordinator Institute on the Environment (IonE) University of Minnesota 612.626.1202 http://www.environment.umn.edu IonE Events: environment.umn.edu/news_events/events<http://environment.umn.edu/news_events/events.html> Visit the Environment & Sustainability Portal<http://portal.environment.umn.edu/app/events.php>for all environmental news and events at the U!
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