UMD brown bag series renamed

The International Brown Bag Series begun at the University of Minnesota Duluth in 1987 now has a new name.

From now on, the series will be known as the Martha B. Alworth International Brown Bag Series, in honor of the woman who contributed her passion for travel and social justice to the series.

Alworth attended her last brown bag in November, a presentation on Scottish
nationalism. She died shortly after the presentation.

“Martha Alworth was an avid participant in the brown bag series for many years, and renaming the series in honor of her is a lovely, meaningful gesture on the part of the Institute,” said UMD dean Sue Maher.

The Royal D. Alworth Jr. Institute for International Studies was established in 1987 by the Alworth family to commemorate the life and interests of Royal. The institute aims to engage students, staff and the public in discussions for educational, social and democratic purposes on a wide range of international issues as they relate to lives back at home.