Calendar of Events

October 2017

20 October at 11:00–11:30

Exhibition

Lecture Principal Librarian Mikael Sjögren opens the exhibition of 2017’s honorary doctorates, new professors and award recipients.

20 October at 12:30–13:30

Drop-in for questions about exchange studies

Other Questions about exchange studies abroad? We have answers! In connection with the announcement of the university-wide exchange places outside Europe, you can meet with the International Office during specified drop-in hours.

20 October at 17:00–21:00

Art Friday and opening!

Other Friday mingle at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission! This friday: Opening (19:00) of Amar Kanwar’s exhibition The Sovereign Forest. The artist will be participating

21 October at 09:00–09:20

Föreläsning

Lecture Econometrics and data science Professor Giovanni Forchini at the Umeå School of Business and Economics studies statistics and econometrics, using mathematics to study the characteristics of various econometric and statistical tools.

21 October at 09:30–09:50

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Lecture Obesity related mortality in the U.S. and Sweden: A study in contrasts Dr. Paul Jenkins from Bassett Healthcare is an internationally prominent American statistician with a focus on public health.

21 October at 09:30–09:50

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Lecture Is history a social science? Professor Marco H.D. van Leeuwen from Universiteit Utrecht researches various aspects of social inequality and how the institutions of society affect the development and impact of inequality.

21 October at 09:30–09:50

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Lecture Why don’t we save the earth? Professor Malcolm Fairbrother at the Department of Sociology is researching environmental attitudes, social trust and globalization.

21 October at 09:30–09:50

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Lecture Channeling bacterial stress responsiveness to our advantage Professor Matthew Francis at the Department of molecular biology is researching bacterial physiology and disease-causing properties.

21 October at 09:30–09:50

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Lecture Metabolizing data Professor Gary Siuzdak at the Scripps Research Institute is a pioneer in mass spectrometry technology.

21 October at 10:00–10:20

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Lecture CRISPR-Cas9 – A revolutionizing gene editing technology for all life sciences Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier's research is at the molecular level and aims at developing new strategies for treating or preventing infectious diseases.

21 October at 10:40–11:00

Föreläsning

Lecture Declaring war on problems: A call to rein in the concept Professor emerita Carol Bacchi at the University of Adelaide is researching problem-creating in policy.

21 October at 11:10–11:30

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Lecture The East India company: The first modern multinational? Professor Stewart Clegg at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is an internationally established researcher

21 October at 11:10–11:30

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Lecture Tipping points in nature and society Dr. David Seekell at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science studies environmental science.

21 October at 11:10–11:30

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Lecture In bed with God Associate Professor Virginia Langum at the Department of language studies is studying medieval literature and culture.

21 October at 11:40–12:00

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Lecture Technology shifts, path dependency and environmental policy Mads Greaker, Statistisk Sentralbyrå and Kristoffer Midttømme, Menon Economics, has conducted a study on network products and their implications for environmental policy.

21 October–29 October

IDEASTHESIA

Exhibition IDEASTHESIA is the first out of three Masters Exhibitions taking place this fall. The three participating artists Carolina Andreasson, Emil Carlsiö and Laura Heuberger investigate themes of psychological and social qualms, opinion polarization and simulation.

21 October at 14:00–15:00

Arctic seminar in honour of H.M. the King

Seminar On Saturday 21 October, Umeå University invites you to a scientific seminar in the presence of HM King Carl XVI Gustaf. The theme of the seminar is the Arctic – a highly topical issue – not least because of the climate changes that pose a substantial threat to the world we live in.

23 October at 18:00–20:00

First Alumni after work New York City

Other We invite you to the ever first Umeå University alumni get together in New York City. Come, meet and mingle with fellow Umeå University alumni at an informal After Work.

24 October at 09:00–11:30

Student Generated Content

Course/education This workshop explains, justifies and exemplifies real life examples of Student generated content in an experiential workshop format, identifying and shedding light on the following questions:

24 October at 13:15–14:30

Amerikanska medel

Seminar There are a number of federal and private foundations in America to apply grants from. We explore different possibilities how to proceed, and provide practical advice and tips. (In English.)

25 October at 16:00–21:00

FabLab Sliperiet Wednesdays 16-21

Other Welcome to FabLab, a Fabrication Laboratory open for anyone who wants to manufacture almost anything. Here you will be able to try out digital tools like 3D printers, sewing machines, laser cutters and software for drawings and patterns. No previous knowledge is needed and it's free to come here.

25 October at 18:00–21:00

Alumni event Washington DC

Other Welcome to a joint alumni event at the House of Sweden in Washington DC on October 25.

26 October at 09:00–11:00

DIGSUM Ideas Seminar

Workshop Welcome to our ideas seminar in anticipation of the 2018 funding calls.

26 October at 12:10–12:50

Come get a taste of Jonas Knutssons & Rickard N Jokela Duo 50th Edition Jazz Orchestra

Culture on Campus Umeå Jazz Festival celebrates 50 years!

26 October at 18:00–20:00

Visit to Umevatoriet for international researchers and staff members

Other International Staff Support welcomes international researchers and staff members to a guided tour at Umevatoriet. Family members are also welcome to join.

27 October at 12:10–12:50

Author visit: Po Tidholm

Culture on Campus Friday, October 27th 12:10 to 12:50 PM Teacher Education Building

27 October at 17:00–21:00

Art Friday!

Other Friday mingle at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission! his Friday: Release and public play through of Po Tildholm’s audiobook Järnburen (18:00) and music by The Tallest Man on Earth.

29 October at 13:00–14:00

Museum Curator Sofia Johansson gives a guided tour

Other Museum curator Sofia Johansson gives a talk about the artist and film maker Amar Kanwar and his exhibition, The Sovereign Forest.


November 2017

1 November at 16:00–21:00

FabLab Sliperiet Wednesdays 16-21

Other Welcome to FabLab, a Fabrication Laboratory open for anyone who wants to manufacture almost anything. Here you will be able to try out digital tools like 3D printers, sewing machines, laser cutters and software for drawings and patterns. No previous knowledge is needed and it's free to come here.

2 November at 10:00–11:00

Drop-in for questions about exchange studies

Other Questions about exchange studies abroad? We have answers! In connection with the announcement of the university-wide exchange places outside Europe, you can meet with the International Office during specified drop-in hours.

3 November at 17:00–21:00

Art Friday!

Other Friday mingle at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission! This Friday: Open workshop in the Flexhall space (19:00) for those wanting to end the working week with creativity.

7 November at 13:00–15:00

How to apply for calls from MMW or MAW? Routines and tips for application

Seminar Information and advice on how to write proposals to MMW, The Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (e.g. law, social sciences) and MAW, The Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation (e.g. humanities, learning).

7 November at 13:15–15:00

Twitter data for social researchers

Workshop A DIGSUM research methods event.

8 November at 12:30–13:30

Drop-in for questions about exchange studies

Other Questions about exchange studies abroad? We have answers! In connection with the announcement of the university-wide exchange places outside Europe, you can meet with the International Office during specified drop-in hours at Infocenter, room 9.

8 November at 13:00–14:30

Reference management with EndNote Online

Course/education Basic introduction to the reference management system EndNote Online.

8 November at 16:00–21:00

FabLab Sliperiet Wednesdays 16-21

Other Welcome to FabLab, a Fabrication Laboratory open for anyone who wants to manufacture almost anything. Here you will be able to try out digital tools like 3D printers, sewing machines, laser cutters and software for drawings and patterns. No previous knowledge is needed and it's free to come here.

9 November at 12:00–14:00

Celebrate 30 years of the Erasmus programme

Other This year, the Erasmus programme is celebrating its 30th anniversary. To mark this occasion, a celebration will be arranged for students and staff. In addition, alumni events will be organised around the world. If you have been on exchange, are here on exchange or simply curious about what opportunities are available - join the celebration!

9 November at 13:00–15:00

Demonstration of Web-ISP

Course/education Umeå University has developed a web-based system for the Indvidual study plans for doctoral students (Web-ISP). We will show the system for all interested parties. You have to sign up for the event.

10 November at 09:30–18:00

Sustainable Development Goals and the North

Conference On November 10th 2017, the French embassy, together with Umeå University, invites you to a research day at Sliperiet.

10 November at 10:00–11:00

Drop-in for questions about exchange studies

Other Questions about exchange studies abroad? We have answers! In connection with the announcement of the university-wide exchange places outside Europe, you can meet with the International Office during specified drop-in hours.

10 November at 12:00–13:00

Umeå Arctic Seminar November 2017

Seminar Arcum invites to a seminar on Friday, November 10, 12.00-13.00 at Universitetsklubben, Umeå. Jenny Ask, researcher at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Umeå University, will hold a talk on "Changing ice-cover regimes in a warmer climate: Effects on northern aquatic ecosystems".

10 November at 17:00–21:00

Art Friday!

Other Friday mingle at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission! This Friday: Art quiz (19:00) for anyone wanting to take part and have a go.

13 November at 12:30–14:30

Drop-in for questions about exchange studies

Other Questions about exchange studies abroad? We have answers! In connection with the announcement of the university-wide exchange places outside Europe, you can meet with the International Office during specified drop-in hours.

14 November at 10:00–12:00

Drop-in for questions about exchange studies

Other Questions about exchange studies abroad? We have answers! In connection with the announcement of the university-wide exchange places outside Europe, you can meet with the International Office during specified drop-in hours.

15 November at 12:30–13:30

Drop-in for questions about exchange studies

Other Questions about exchange studies abroad? We have answers! In connection with the announcement of the university-wide exchange places outside Europe, you can meet with the International Office during specified drop-in hours.

15 November at 16:00–21:00

FabLab Sliperiet Wednesdays 16-21

Other Welcome to FabLab, a Fabrication Laboratory open for anyone who wants to manufacture almost anything. Here you will be able to try out digital tools like 3D printers, sewing machines, laser cutters and software for drawings and patterns. No previous knowledge is needed and it's free to come here.

16 November at 17:00–19:00

After work for international researchers and staff members

Other International researchers and staff members are welcome to an after work in Umeå city centre.

17 November at 17:00–21:00

Art Friday and opening!

Other Friday mingle at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission! This evening will see the opening of two new exhibitions, Dada is Dada and Do Ho Suh / Passages (19:00)

19 November at 14:00–15:00

A lecture about dada

Lecture When Mona Lisa got a mustasche and a goatee. Art Historian Ivar Tornéus discusses Dadaism and the break from classical and bourgeois art. Language: Swedish

22 November at 10:15–12:00

Developments in mediatization research

Seminar Theories and studies of ‘mediatization’ has become central in media and communiation research but also meet criticism. Knut Lundby will give an overview of contemporary mediatization research, emphasizing digitalization and theory development. Knut Lundby is Professor at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo.

22 November at 16:00–21:00

FabLab Sliperiet Wednesdays 16-21

Other Welcome to FabLab, a Fabrication Laboratory open for anyone who wants to manufacture almost anything. Here you will be able to try out digital tools like 3D printers, sewing machines, laser cutters and software for drawings and patterns. No previous knowledge is needed and it's free to come here.

24 November at 17:00–21:00

Art Friday!

Other Friday mingle at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission! Welcome to the Art Friday, a perfect way to round off the working week. The Umeå European Film Festival will guest this Friday evening (18:00) with talks and film screenings.

25 November at 14:00–17:00

Film at Bildmuseet

Other Umeå European Film Festival guests Bildmuseet. The films can be found in the festival programme.

26 November at 14:00–17:00

Film at Bildmuseet

Other Umeå European Film Festival guests Bildmuseet. Read more in the festival programme.

29 November at 16:00–21:00

FabLab Sliperiet Wednesdays 16-21

Other Welcome to FabLab, a Fabrication Laboratory open for anyone who wants to manufacture almost anything. Here you will be able to try out digital tools like 3D printers, sewing machines, laser cutters and software for drawings and patterns. No previous knowledge is needed and it's free to come here.

30 November at 12:10–12:50

Sibelius Inspiration

Culture on Campus Jean Sibelius is Finland's most internationally renowned composer and was of major importance for the country's national revival.


December 2017

1 December at 17:00–21:00

Art Friday!

Other Friday mingle at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission! A 45 minute “Walk and Talk” through the exhibitions and discussions about the art with others is available (19:00).

3 December at 13:00–14:00

Museum Curator Brita Täljedal gives a guided tour

Other Museum curator Brita Täljedal discusses a personal selection of works from the Dada is Dada exhibition. Language: Swedish.

5 December at 13:00–14:00

Economy for researchers in EU projects

Seminar On this occasion, we want to give researchers the opportunity to ask questions about budgeting and financial reporting in different types of EU projects. We will inform what support researchers can get from Grants office when making applications, but also when projects are running.

6 December at 16:00–21:00

FabLab Sliperiet Wednesdays 16-21

Other Welcome to FabLab, a Fabrication Laboratory open for anyone who wants to manufacture almost anything. Here you will be able to try out digital tools like 3D printers, sewing machines, laser cutters and software for drawings and patterns. No previous knowledge is needed and it's free to come here.