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The Weekly News

A weekly digest of updates, opportunities, and events for UHP students

March 5, 2018

Honors News

No Middlebrook Advising Tonight!

There will be no Honors drop-in advising in Middlebrook Hall this evening due to weather.

No Weekly News Next Week

There will be no newsletter next week during spring break. The UHP Weekly news will resume on Monday, March 19. Enjoy your time off, everyone!

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Other News and Opportunities

Swipe Out Hunger

Interested in food insecurity, social justice, marketing, graphic design, and/or leadership? Apply to volunteer with or join the board of Swipe Out Hunger, an organization focused on addressing food insecurity through collecting and distributing donated guest meal swipes. Learn more!

Multilingual Poetry Submissions, Poetic Worlds

Poetic Worlds is now accepting submissions of multilingual poetry to be performed in their original language. Group performances are welcome, and original works are encouraged, though most pieces performed in the past have been works by other authors. The theme for this year’s selection is "In Bone and Flesh." Organized by the French & Italian Department, Poetic Worlds is a biennial celebration of multilingual poetry and music. This year’s event will be held on April 17, 2018 from 5–7:30pm at the Campus Club and the submission deadline has been extended to March 15! Guidelines and full description available here.

Get involved with ACARA

ACARA is a program for people interested in learning about and developing innovative solutions to tough, seemingly unsolvable problems facing humanity, like climate change, food insecurity, gender empowerment, and racial inequality. Students can get involved through ACARA's courses, internships, study abroad programs, fellowships, and competitions. Learn more about ACARA's programs.

Share your work at the Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual research fair that gives undergrads an opportunity to showcase their research, scholarly and creative projects to the University community. Performances, art displays, installations, digital presentations, and other types of presentations are particularly encouraged. The symposium will take place Friday, April 20 at the Northrop Memorial Auditorium atrium. Learn more and register before March 16.

Become a Health Advocate

Boynton is seeking Health Advocates to serve as a health resource in your residence hall or apartment community, fraternity or sorority. Health Advocates attend a weekly class through Boynton Health, where they are trained to respond to common health-related issues. Learn more about the program and apply by March 9.

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Campus and Community Events

Monday: The Destruction of Memory Film Screening

Monday, 5pm, Rapson Hall 100: The College of Design invites you to a screening of The Destruction of Memory, a film examining the destruction of culture occurring around the world. The film will look at contemporary situations and reveal the past decisions that have allowed this issue to remain hidden for so many years. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday: The History Behind the Trump Era

Tuesday, 3:30pm, Heller Hall 1210: Join the Department of History for a conversation featuring University of Minnesota scholar Elaine Tyler May and New York University scholar Linda Gordon. Both speakers will discuss their new books, which look back to moments and developments in the 20th century that point us toward the Trump era. The event will include an informal conversation encouraging audience participation, followed by a small reception. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday: 17th Annual Bob and Kim Griffin Building U.S.-China Bridges Lecture

Wednesday, 4:30pm, McNamara Alumni Center Memorial Hall: The China Center's annual Bob and Kim Griffin Building U.S.-China Bridges Lecture features high-profile speakers who are experts in a wide range of timely and critical China-related topics, from economics and business to culture and politics. This year, Haiyan Wang of the China India Institute in Washington, D.C. will present a lecture titled, "China in the New Era: What Lies Ahead? Mega Shifts in China and Strategic Implications." This event is free and open to the public, and you can RSVP online.

Wednesday: Evidence For Hope: Making Human Rights Work

Wednesday, 7pm, McNamara Alumni Center, Thomas Swain Room:

Join the Human Rights Program in welcoming U of M Regents Professor Emerita Kathryn Sikkink to speak on the legitimacy and effectiveness of the human rights movement. Sikkink will make the case that human rights do in fact work and that, despite struggles, human rights movements have been largely effective. This event is free and open to the public, and you can register in advance.

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