Calendar of Events

October 2017

26 September–8 October

Pride at the Library

Exhibition The book display ”Pride at the Library” recognises LGBTQ issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer) and showcases examples from our collections.

1 October at 11:00–18:00

Screening of the documentary Ana Mendieta, Nature Inside

Other A documentary on Cuban American artist Ana Mendieta (2015, 8 min) will loop in Bildmuseet's Flexhallen this Sunday. Free admission.

2 October at 09:00–16:30

Game Work: Research Methods and Preservation for the Future

Workshop An academic field concerned with digital games has grown strongly during the last two decades. Sprouting up from humanities, social sciences and design research, game studies has produced analytical instruments that are useful for exploring various manifestations of play within the contemporary society.

2 October at 12:00–13:30

Drop-in Study Guidance

Other If you are not sure what to study or how to plan your future studies, you are welcome to talk to one of our study counsellors at Student Services.

3 October at 12:00–13:30

Drop-in Study Guidance

Other If you are not sure what to study or how to plan your future studies, you are welcome to talk to one of our study counsellors at Student Services.

4 October at 12:00–13:30

Drop-in Study Guidance

Other If you are not sure what to study or how to plan your future studies, you are welcome to talk to one of our study counsellors at Student Services.

4 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.

5 October at 12:00–13:30

Drop-in Study Guidance

Other If you are not sure what to study or how to plan your future studies, you are welcome to talk to one of our study counsellors at Student Services.

6 October at 12:00–13:00

Umeå Arctic Seminar October 2017

Seminar Arcum invites to a lunch seminar on Friday, October 6, 12.00-13.00 at Universitetsklubben, Umeå. Christer Nilsson, professor at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Umeå University, will hold a talk on “Vindelälven-Juhtatdahka, an upcoming biosphere reserve?”.

6 October at 12:00–13:30

Drop-in Study Guidance

Other If you are not sure what to study or how to plan your future studies, you are welcome to talk to one of our study counsellors at Student Services.

6 October at 17:00–21:00

Art Friday!

Other Friday mingle at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission – a perfect way to round off the week. Guest DJs this week are Dennis Lyxzén and Sara Almgren, INVSN. Creative workshop open for all.

8 October at 14:00–15:00

A lecture by Annika von Hausswolff

Lecture Body Double, a talk by Annika von Hausswolff based on the art of Ana Mendieta. NB, THE LECTURE IS CANCELLED.

9 October at 09:00–12:00

Elementary fire safety training (In English)

Course/education Each unit or department assigns one person as responsible for registering participants to the fire safety training. The department will be charged SEK 595 per participant.

9 October at 10:00–15:00

Drop-in Study Guidance

Other If you are not sure what to study or how to plan your future studies, you are welcome to talk to one of our study counsellors at Student Services.

9 October at 12:15–13:00

Information session about exchange studies outside Europe

Other The International Office are now announcing the university-wide exchange places outside Europe. During the information session you will get a brief presentation of the exchange places and the application procedure.

10 October at 10:00–15:00

Drop-in Study Guidance

Other If you are not sure what to study or how to plan your future studies, you are welcome to talk to one of our study counsellors at Student Services.

10 October at 10:00–16:00

SNIC Cloud Computing Workshop

Course/education All interested current and future users of SNIC Cloud are invited to a training workshop on introductory level at HPC2N, Umeå, 10:00-16:00 on 2017-10-10. We will introduce cloud computing in general, including covering best practices around security and you will learn the basics of how work with the OpenStack based Infrastructure-as-a-Service.

10 October–12 October

From muscular to brain power in the future factory

Workshop Volvo Group Trucks Operations, Umeå, in collaboration with Sliperiet invites participants from a wide range of relevant disciplines to work together to come up with concepts and ideas of the digital future for the industrial worker.

11 October at 10:00–15:00

Drop-in Study Guidance

Other If you are not sure what to study or how to plan your future studies, you are welcome to talk to one of our study counsellors at Student Services.

11 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.

12 October at 10:00–15:00

Drop-in Study Guidance

Other If you are not sure what to study or how to plan your future studies, you are welcome to talk to one of our study counsellors at Student Services.

13 October at 10:00–15:00

Drop-in Study Guidance

Other If you are not sure what to study or how to plan your future studies, you are welcome to talk to one of our study counsellors at Student Services.

13 October

GORE TEXT

Exhibition is a space for text as artistic medium!  A one night only with readings and text related artworks!  It’s time for some emotional GORE!

13 October at 15:00–16:30

Student mingle event: Japan, China, Taiwan and South Korea

Other As a student at Umeå University you can now apply for the university-wide exchange places outside Europe. In connection with the announcement of the exchange places, you can meet with students from our partner universities and Umeå students who have been on exchange.

13 October at 17:00–21:00

Art Friday!

Other Friday mingle at Bildmuseet with art, bar and free admission! This friday: Meet American artist and film maker Reynold Reynolds and Chinese artist Yafei Qi who works with interaction and film (19:00)

15 October at 13:00–14:00

Curator Brita Täljedal gives a guided tour

Other Curator Brita Täljedal talks about a personal selection of works by Ana Mendieta in the exhibition Covered in Time and History.

16 October at 09:00–17:00

Version Control Workshop

Course/education The aim of this course is to familiarize the workshop participants with version control systems, specifically Git. Both introductory and more advanced topics will be covered. Info/registration: http://coderefinery.org/events/2017-10-16-umea/

16 October at 09:00–17:00

CodeRefinery workshop in Umeå

Workshop Do you want to develop professional software? Then you should register for the CodeRefinery workshop in Umeå: Teaching researchers in sustainable software development.

16 October at 10:00–15:00

Drop-in Study Guidance

Other If you are not sure what to study or how to plan your future studies, you are welcome to talk to one of our study counsellors at Student Services.

16 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.

16 October–18 October

Life on Earth and in the Universe Current State and Future Visions

Workshop The Annual Meeting of the Swedish Astrobiology Network (SWAN), 16-18 October 2017, at Umeå University, in Umeå, Sweden.

17 October at 15:00–16:30

Student mingle event: Australia, New Zealand, India and Singapore

Other As a student at Umeå University you can now apply for the university-wide exchange places outside Europe. In connection with the announcement of the exchange places, you can meet with students from our partner universities and Umeå students who have been on exchange.

18 October at 13:00–14:00

Language and power

Seminar Alexandra Pascalidous -Language and power - Equal Opportunities Seminar

18 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.

19 October at 15:00–16:30

Student mingle event: Canada, USA and Mexico

Other As a student at Umeå University you can now apply for the university-wide exchange places outside Europe. In connection with the announcement of the exchange places, you can meet with students from our partner universities and Umeå students who have been on exchange.

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

Föreläsning

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

Föreläsning

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

Föreläsning

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

Föreläsning

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

Föreläsning

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

Föreläsning

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

Föreläsning

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

Föreläsning

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

Föreläsning

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

Föreläsning

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.