Calendar of Events

September 2014

2 September at 13:15–15:00

Anna Storm - Post-industrial Landscape Scars

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 Anna Storm, Stockholm University, who presents her forthcoming book, "Post-Industrial Landscape Scars” (Palgrave Macmillan).

2 September at 13:15–17:00

MAX IV Roadshow at Umeå University

Workshop Scientists from MAX IV Laboratory Lund will visit Umeå University and inform about MAX IV. Scientists and users in Umeå give short presentations about their research and perspectives

4 September at 10:00–15:00

Welcome Fair for new students

Other All new students are invited to attend Umeå University's Welcome Fair on Thursday 4 September at 10:00 to 15:00 in the Universum building in the heart of Campus Umeå.

4 September at 12:00–13:00

Arcum Lunch Seminar

Seminar Arcum Arctic Film Seminar

4 September at 12:00–12:15

Grand Opening: Infocenter Universum

Other Grand opening of the new Infocenter Universum, with speeches of Pro-Vice-Chancellor Anders Fällström and University Director Caroline Sjöberg.

4 September at 12:10–12:40

Ye Banished Privateers

Culture on Campus Ye Banished Privateers play original songs inspired by traditional sea chanties, nastardized Irish folk, old Scandinavian ballads, plays and court protocols of the pirate era - everything poured into a cracked and homemade 17th century punk mold.

4 September at 13:00–17:00

India Day

Other Since January 1, 2014 Umeå University is responsible for the secretariat at the Nordic Centre of India. An India Day will be arranged to present the university's cooperation with India and to establish new networks. The day will commence with a presentation by the Indian ambassador Banashri Bose Harrison.

5 September at 12:10–12:40

Bench

Culture on Campus A woman sits on a bench and watches the world pass by. Bench is a small and beautiful acrobatic performance about the everyday theatre and dance of life. Loneliness and happiness, bag-ladies and runaway brides, spell-binding moments mixed with the comic and ordinary – a reflection on who we are and how we connect with others.

7 September at 14:00–18:00

The exhibition FFB/ Searching for Smooth Space opens

Exhibition An exhibition of the architectural collective Fellesskapsprosjektet on Fortette Byen opens.

9 September at 13:00–15:30

Anna Åberg - Is seeing believing? Tales from an environmental film festival

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 film seminar with Anna Åberg, the main organiser of Tales from Planet Earth in Stockholm.

10 September at 15:00–16:30

SQ3R - a character in a sci-fi book or a helpful reading method?

Lecture This lecture walks students through a method for reading a chapter in a textbook and covers the importance of keeping a note-taking system.

13 September at 09:30–16:15

Right is Wrong / Artist talks and lectures

Lecture Artist talks and lectures in connection to the exhibition Right is Wrong / Four Decades of Chinese Art from the M+ Sigg Collection.

13 September at 11:00–15:00

Pilgatans kulturmarknad (Market at Pilgatan)

Other In collaboration with Bokcafé Pilgatan, Kreativ Kollektiv, Verkligheten, ABF and Bildmuseet.

16 September at 18:30–20:00

Film / Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Other Alison Klaymans documentary from 2012 on the artist Ai Weiwei ( 91 min)

17 September at 15:00–16:30

Reading a research article

Lecture This lecture walks students through reading an IMRAD article (briefly addresses source-based articles) and covers the importance of keeping a note-taking system.

21 September at 13:00–17:00

Artist presentations / Survival Kit

Lecture Artist presentations from participants in the Survial Kit art festival.

23 September–24 September

The Impact of Culture - Creative businesses for sustainable cities

Conference The Impact of Culture - Creative businesses for sustainable cities

23 September at 18:30–20:00

On LGBT activism

Lecture Artist Annica Karlsson Rixon with guests in conversation about Russian LGBT activism.

28 September at 14:00–15:00

Guest Tour

Other Sinologist Stig Walter Karlsson presents works in the exhibition Right is Wrong.

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.

30 September at 18:30–20:00

Book release: Leonor Fini / Pourquoi pas

Other Bildmuseet launches the book Leonor Fini / Pourquoi pas? from the exhibition at Bildmuseet (2 February to 11 May 2014)


October 2014

1 October at 13:00–17:00

Write it in your own words!

Workshop Paraphrasing is a skill that many students find to be both confusing and challenging. This workshop is geared towards students who feel they need more help with their paraphrasing skills.

2 October–3 October

Samtidskonstdagarna 2014

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

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 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.

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 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.

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.


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

KBC DAYS 2014

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

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

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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