Convocation with Jose Antonio Vargas

14 October 2022

Please note that there will be no posted recording of this Convocation. Jose Antonio Vargas takes audiences deeper into his story, sharing details of his journey to America from the…

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Convocation with Alex Barba ’09

9 October 2022

How a Liberal Arts Generalist Becomes a Chief of Staff in a Global Emergency Alex Barba is the Director of Strategy & Chief of Staff for the Division of Disease…

Alexandra Barba '09

MCAN Convocation with Aimee Nezhukumatathil

30 September 2022

Please note that there will be no posted recording of this Convocation. If you have any questions, please reach out to Noel Ponder. Born to a Filipino mother and Malayali…

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Hispanic Heritage Month / A&I Convocation with Cathy Yandell

27 September 2022

Biography – Cathy Yandell (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) teaches courses in French Renaissance literature and culture, autobiography, contemporary cultural and political issues in France, comparative literature, and the French language.…

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Opening Convocation with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar

22 September 2022

Opening Convocation – September 12th, 2022 U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is the first woman elected to represent the State of Minnesota in the United States Senate. Throughout her public service,…

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Honors Convocation with Michael Martin ’09

27 May 2022

Annual ceremony that draws the campus community together to celebrate the awards and academic accomplishments of our students.

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Convocation with Mona Chalabi: “Taking the Numb Out of Numbers”

17 May 2022

Mona Chalabi is a journalist who really loves numbers. She is the Data Editor of The Guardian where she writes articles, produces documentaries, and illustrates and animates data. After analyzing statistics for the…

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Convocation with Phil Chan ’06

6 May 2022

Phil Chan is a co-founder of Final Bow for Yellowface, and author of Final Bow for Yellowface: Dancing between Intention and Impact, and the President of the Gold Standard Arts…

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Convocation with Jorge Castañeda

29 April 2022

Former foreign minister of Mexico, Jorge Castañeda is a renowned public intellectual, political scientist, and prolific writer.

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Convocation with Jesmyn Ward

22 April 2022

Acclaimed author Jesmyn Ward writes about the experiences of the poor, and the Black and the rural people of the South.

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