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The Weekly News - Archive

March 20, 2017

Honors News

Tuesday: Honors Lecture Series: Hybrid Art Director Marjorieth Sanmartin

The Honors Lecture Series continues on Tuesday, March 21st at 7pm, Ted Mann Concert Hall. We're excited to welcome Hybrid Art Director Marjorieth Sanmartin. As a Hybrid Art Director, Sanmartin creates conceptual advertising throughout the range of media from classic TV commercials, print ads, and product packaging, to social media and viral web content. Her lecture is titled "From Strife to Strength: Seven Laws for Women Surviving in a Male-Dominated Business World of Rapid Global Change." The event is free for all UMNTC students, but tickets are required.

Wednesday: UHSA Library Event

Looking for research ideas? Interested in Medicine? Love Libraries? UHSA is hosting a honors outing at the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine. This archival library is a secret gem of our University. The library has over 80,000 rare books including a 1st edition Charles Darwin and diaries from Clara Barton, the founder of Red Cross. The event will highlight rare books and discuss research projects students have done in the past, many crossing disciplines such as art and medicine. The event will be held on campus at the Wangensteen Library on Wednesday, March 22nd from 5-6:15pm. If interested, please apply here. The event is space limited so apply early to reserve your spot. Questions? Email Elizabeth Moy.

Now Hiring UHP Office Assistants for 2017–2017 Academic Year

The University Honors Program is currently seeking applicants for the position of Office Assistant. Applicants must be UHP students in their sophomore or junior year during the 2017–2018 academic year. This position officially begins September 2017. A full position description and application can be found on our website.

UHP Staff Book Recommendation: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

The next UHP staff book recommendation comes from Honors Advisor Mary Moga: Connie Willis's Doomsday Book. Willis's Hugo and Nebula Award-winner draws upon her understanding of the universalities of human nature to explore the ageless issues of evil, suffering and the indomitable will of the human spirit. A copy is available in 310 Northrop!

Reminder: 2017 Honors Academic Retreat! "The Red Planet: Humanity's Next Frontier?"

UHSA would like to invite you to the 2017 Honors Academic Retreat, "The Red Planet: Humanity's Next Frontier?" Over the course of the Retreat, we will investigate the question, "What will life on Mars look like?" —engaging the topic from a multidisciplinary approach. Students, check your email later today for details on our faculty participants! The basics: Transportation to and from campus, all meals, and accommodations will be provided. We will be taking a bus to Camp Ihduhapi, about a 45-minute drive west of the Twin Cities. The group will depart from Middlebrook Hall at 4pm on Friday, April 7 and will return to the University around 8:15pm on Saturday, April 8. (Drop off locations on West Bank, East Bank, and St Paul campuses.) Spots fill up quickly, so please RSVP as soon as possible! The sign up deadline is March 29 and space will be granted on a first come, first served basis. A deposit of $20 (cash/check) will be required by March 31 to hold your spot for the retreat. Please bring your deposit to the UHP office to reserve your spot. The deposit will be refunded in full at the conclusion of the retreat. Questions? Email Troy Yamaguchi!

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Other News and Opportunities

Wednesday: Fulbright Info Fair

You could spend a year abroad doing research, teaching English, or getting a Master's degree with a Fulbright Scholarship! Juniors and Seniors, don't miss the Fulbright Info Fair on Wednesday, March 22nd and 4–5pm in 240 Northrop. You'll hear from former Fulbrighters, learn about on-campus resources, and begin to think about the application process.

SLSH Seeks Student Worker

This position provides clerical assistance for the day-to-day activities of the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department and the Julia M. Davis Speech-Language-Hearing clinic. The student will provide back-up clinic reception, including answering phones, scheduling appointments and greeting visitors to the department. The student will also provide academic and departmental support with various projects that require a working knowledge of Google Drive and Microsoft Office. The posting is for a summer position, with the intention of training in late spring. This is a part- time position with potential for increased hours in the summer. Send your resume, cover letter and spring semester/summer schedule availability to

2017 Children of Incarcerated Caregivers Paid Internship

Children of Incarcerated Caregivers (CIC) is seeking a team of interdisciplinary students from the University of Minnesota and Macalester College for a paid, part-time, three-month summer internship, from May 30 to August 25, 2017. Founded in 2014, CIC is a Minneapolis-based non-profit dedicated to researching and advocating for policies and programs that improve the lives of children whose caregivers are affected by the criminal justice system in the United States and abroad. Find out about the four available positions. Upper-level undergraduates and graduate students with knowledge of human rights, public policy, law, psychology, sociology, or other programs related to the issues affecting children of incarcerated caregivers will be considered. Candidates must have demonstrated research and writing skills. Fluency in Spanish and/or successful experience with grant writing are especially desirable qualifications and will be weighed heavily in the selection process. Application deadline is March 31, 2017. Applicants should email their résumé and cover letter to Rochelle Hammer. If applying for the Research Intern position, please include a 5–10 page writing sample with your application.

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Campus and Community Events

Monday: Achieving Sustainability in Minnesota and the World: A Science-Policy Dialogue

Monday, 7:30pm, Humphrey Forum: Leaders from Minnesota and around the world will discuss policies and strategies drawn from different world regions that are effective in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The panel will specifically highlight strategies, and identify key challenges and areas where science-policy dialogue is critical to achieving the SDGs with a focus on natural resource management, economy and human wellbeing. Registration is requested.

Tuesday: GoodMuslimBadMuslim—Resistance and Comedy in a Time of Uncertainty

Tuesday, 4pm, 310 Anderson: Join an afternoon full of conversation, laughter, and social justice! Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh, co-hosts of the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim Podcast, will be performing a live show featuring stand-up comedy, dialogue, and storytelling. They will be sharing their experiences of activism, comedy, and combating Islamophobia. A facilitated Q&A will occur immediately after the interactive lecture. Registration is required.

Wednesday: Neuroscience and Diversity

Wednesday, 2:30pm, N219 Elliott: Dr. Luke R. Enge presents "Neuroscience and Diversity - New Methodologies." Dr. Enge is a Scientific Consultant in the Marketing Department at Brain Products, based in Munich, Germany. He supports Brain Products in providing solutions for neurophysiological research across a variety of research applications. His current topics range from mobile EEG to Brain-Computer Interfaces.

Wednesday: Six Technology Trends Poised to Change Our Lives

Wednesday, 5:30pm, Johnson Great Room, McNamara: Renowned social entrepreneur and lecturer Naeem Zafar will discuss some of the most innovative technologies coming out of Silicon Valley and how they will likely have profound impacts on our lives. In a lecture exclusive to alumni and students, Mr. Zafar will discuss the implications of these technologies and engage in a rigorous dialogue with the audience. Registration required.

Friday: "Attending Others— A Doctor's Education in Bodies & Words"

Friday, 12pm, 2-620 Moos: Dr. Brian Volck will read from his recent memoir Attending Others: A Doctor's Education in Bodies and Words. From the publisher's description: "Becoming a doctor requires years of formal education, but one learns the practice of medicine only through direct encounters with the fragile others called 'patients.' Pediatrician Brian Volck recounts his own education in the mysteries of suffering bodies, powerful words, and natural beauty. Attending Others is a highly personal account of what the author learned about medicine after he completed his formal education."

Friday: Power on the Page

Friday, 4pm, Shepherd Room, Weisman: Join regional writers, teachers, and publishers as we discuss the intersection of activism, politics, identity, and the written word. Featuring Tai Coleman, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Heid Erdrich, Shawn Gude, Andy Johnson, Sun Yung Shin, and Valerie Wetlaufer. Panel #1: Politics in the Classroom (4–5:30pm): How can the writer-as-teacher and the writer-as-student engage with the political in the classroom? Panelists will discuss issues of representation, identity, oppression, and politics-at-large. Panel #2: Activism in Publishing (6–7:30pm): How can writers and editors use publishing as a platform for activism? Panelists will share their own experiences and also consider historical approaches to advocacy and activism.

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