Calendar of Events

October 2014

29 September–2 October

5th Scandinavian Symposium on “Amyloid Diseases and Amyloid Mechanisms” (“ADAM 5”)

Conference Umeå University's experts on amyloid diseases organise this conference which addresses the broad research field on amyloid diseases and amyloid mechanisms. Registration is needed for this conference. Deadline: 11 August 2014.

2 October–3 October

Samtidskonstdagarna 2014

Conference a conference on boundary-crossing collaborations between art, science and other disciplines.

2 October at 12:00–13:00

Arcum Lunch Seminar

Seminar October 2 2014, Arcum invites to a second lunchseminar for the Autumn.

2 October–3 October

SWEDBO - The Swedish Developmental Biology Organization 2nd Conference

Conference Lifting Swedish developmental biology to the next level

3 October at 12:10–12:50

I Have A Dream - A Gospel Story

Culture on Campus Excerpt from the "I Have a Dream - A Gospel Story" peformance. "A Gospel Story" takes you on a captivating musical journey 50 years back in time when dig Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood before 200,000 people in Washington D.C. and spoke about his dream, a dream of freedom, diversity and tolerance.

5 October at 14:00–15:00

Guided Tour: Right is Wrong

Other Director Katarina Pierre gives a guided tour of the exhibition Right is Wrong / Four Decades of Chinese Art from the M + Sigg Collection.

7 October at 18:30–20:00

On new architecture in China

Lecture Ma Yansong, MAD architects, Beijing, gives a talk on new architecture in China. Language: English

8 October at 12:10–12:50

Mullin Mallin & Svensk Peppar

Culture on Campus Mullin Mallin and Svensk Peppar play music spanning from the Balkans to Swedish Lappland.

8 October at 15:00–17:00

Academic writing in English

Lecture This lecture focuses on writing effective paragraphs, problems with sentences, word choice and proofreading. This lecture does not address: how to write the different sections of a paper, citation style, referencing, paraphrasing.

9 October

Entreprenom – Kickoff

Course/education Do you want to be an entrepreneur? This course is open to all students who want to learn about innovation and setting up your own business

10 October at 10:15–12:00

The C-society and the Creative Regions - Retrospect and Prospects

Lecture "The C-society and the Creative Regions - Retrospect and Prospects" a lecture by Professor of Economics Åke E. Andersson, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University.

12 October at 14:00–15:00

The exibition Geir Tore Holm / Fughetta opens

Exhibition The exhibition Geir Tore Holm / Fughetta opens. The artist gives a presentation.

12 October at 14:30–15:30

Workshop with Geir Tore Holm

Other Workshop with Geir Tore Holm, in conjunction with the exhibition Geir Tore Holm / Fughetta.

14 October at 09:30–15:00

14 October at 13:00–14:00

CROSSING BOUNDARIES- Trans Disciplinary Design and the Age of the Polymath

Lecture Brent Richards is an International Award winning Architect, Designer, Creative Polymath and Academic in a diverse range of fields and has been a key creative provocateur in the emergent field of food and design, Notably for Heston Blumenthal 3 star Michelin Chef the Fat Duck Restaurant.

14 October at 13:15–15:00

Yuki Masami - Meals in Catastrophe: Emerging Tropes in Foodscapes of the Nuclear Age

Seminar series The research seminar series in History of Science and Ideas together with Umeå Studies in Science, Technology and Environment invites you to a seminar with Yuki Masami (Kanazawa University, Japan, and guest professor at Umeå University).

14 October at 18:30–20:00

Readings lived

Lecture Three audiovisual interpretations of Sara Lidman´s archives

15 October at 10:00–11:30

Reference management system Zotero

Course/education Basic introduction to the reference management system Zotero.

15 October at 15:00–17:30

Giving a presentation in English

Lecture This lecture focuses on structure, language and techniques used in presentations. This lecture does not cover: instruction in how to use PowerPoint, slide formats, instruction in pronunciation, specific presentation situations.

16 October at 18:30–18:50

Can the greying world population continue to extend life and also stay healthy?

Lecture Senior lecturer Nawi Ng, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine

16 October at 19:00–19:50

Gender, genetics and your grandchildren’s health

Lecture Professor Susan Phillips, Queens University, Ontario, Kanada. Honorary doctor at the Faculty of Medicine.

16 October at 19:00–19:20

Deciphering craniofacial development

Lecture Senior lecturer Amel Gritli-Linde, University of Gothenburg.

17 October at 13:00–13:20

Toxic fish – a history

Lecture Professor Nancy Langston, Michigan Technological University, USA. Honorary doctor at the Faculty of Arts.

18 October at 10:00–10:20

“Measuring” the labour market

Lecture Gauthier Lanot, professor of national economy, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE).

19 October at 14:00–15:00

Art Walk at Umeå University

Exhibition A guided tour where curator Brita Täljedal speaks about some of the art works at Campus Umeå. No fee, no need for RSVP.

20 October at 12:10–12:50

Nina Ramsby

Culture on Campus Nina Ramsby is one of Sweden's popular artists right now. With an extraordinary presence and a never-ending curiosity, this multi-instrumentalist, sing-songwriter and producer has been involved in numerous genres in ten high-profile groups and projects.

23 October–24 October

8th interdisciplinary conference for the University Network of the European Capitals of Culture

Conference Annual conference for universities in European Cultural Capitals. The 2014 conference was held in Marseille, this year in Umeå.

24 October at 12:10–12:50


Culture on Campus The group ÁRA takes a prominent place between Sami tradition and visionary energy. Their first album titled “O” created new ways for yoik as an art form, a musical meeting that bridged cultural boundaries.

27 October at 13:00–15:30

How to attract students's interest in Mathematics using puzzles and mathematical magic tricks.

Lecture Michael Lambrou from the University of Crete lectures on mathematical puzzles and mathematical magic tricks.

November 2014

2 November at 14:00–18:00

Opening of three exhibitions

Exhibition The exhibitions Rafael Lozano-Hemmer/ A Draft of Shadows, Anders Sunna and Campanas opens.

3 November–4 November

Family relationships: ethical and legal aspects

Workshop Workshop at Umeå University concerning ethical and legal aspects of family relationships.

4 November at 13:00–14:30

Reference management system Zotero

Course/education Basic introduction to the reference management system Zotero.

9 November at 12:00–17:00

Workshop in the exhibition Campanas

Other Open Workshop in the Campanas / Woods exhibition with Jonas Nobel, Ugly Cute

11 November–12 November


Conference Annual conference at KBC for scientists and staff at KBC. Interested collaboration partners and guests are welcome!

13 November at 09:00–12:00

Short course: Optimising the quality of video tutorials

Course/education Online lectures are widely becoming the norm in education at all levels. If you have studied online you have probably experienced a wide variation in quality. This is a hands-on workshop which guides you to becoming an expert.

16 November at 14:00–15:00

The curator gives a guided tour

Other Curator Cecilia Andersson gives a guided tour of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer / A Draft of Shadows

19 November at 13:15–15:00

Doing Global Social Science: Issues, Problems and Challenges

Seminar Sujata Patel, Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad.

30 November at 14:00–15:20

Dance Performance: Movement’s Corner

Other Time: 14:00 and 15:00. Duration: 20 min.

December 2014

13 December at 11:00–15:00

Pilgatans julmarknad (Christmas Market at Pilgatan)

Other A collaboration between Bokcafé Pilgatan, Kreativ Kollektiv, Verkligheten, ABF and Bildmuseet.

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