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The Weekly News - Archive

October 24, 2017

Honors News

Tour the MN State Capitol With UHSA

Come with us and enjoy a tour of the newly remodeled Minnesota State Capitol! This summer, the Capitol reopened after a $300 million, 4-year renovation. On Saturday, November 4th, we will get a guided tour! We will meet at 10:30am at Coffman where snacks will be provided. We will take the light rail to the capitol and should be back around 1:30pm. Space is limited, so please RSVP. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Jordan Kleist. See you there!

Wednesday: Statement of Purpose Workshop

Are you interested in a Master's or PhD program? Then you won't want to miss this! Join UHP on Wednesday October 25th from 4–5pm in Northrop 240. We'll break down the basics and answer any questions you may have about writing a great statement of purpose. Reserve your seat now at https://goo.gl/forms/lFSQ3uX3ngdSubwU2.

Thursday: Relax&Recharge: Make Your Own Air Plant Terrarium!

Did you know caring for plants can be a form of self care? Join us on Thursday, October 26th from 7–8pm in the Middlebrook Terrace Room as we make mini air plant sand terrariums! Air plants are hardy and easy to care for, making them perfect for busy honors students!

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Other News and Opportunities

Games Research Forum

In its second year, the Games Research Forum will bring together interdisciplinary research on digital games from the academic and commercial sectors. Presented by the Digital Games and Learning Research Collaborative, this forum offers an opportunity to share research, meet potential collaborators, and learn about new research methodologies. The event will feature a series of roundtable discussions over lunch, followed by a poster/demo session. The forum will take place from 12-4pm on Friday, November 3 in the Research Collaboration Studio at Wilson Library, and preregistration is required.

Center for Allied Health Programs seeking student worker

The Center for Allied Health Programs is looking to hire a student worker to help with instructional technologies like Moodle, Canvas and MyU Portal. Candidates should have experience providing technical (hardware) and technology (software) support to faculty, staff and students. CAHP is looking for a student who can work up to 12 hours per week at $10 per hour for the remainder of fall semester into spring semester, and Tuesday and Thursday availability is preferred. Students can find this job posting on GoldPass by searching for job ID 320247.

MCAE seeking Marketing & Media Intern

The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence is seeking a Marketing & Media Intern to facilitate the marketing initiatives and media presence for the 2018 Career & Leadership Diversity Summit. This is a one-time, limited-term position lasting from mid-November through the end of March. The internship is paid, offering a $1000 stipend upon completion of the event, and the priority deadline for applicants is October 20. Students can find more information by searching job ID 320403 on GoldPass.

Apply now to intern with the Governor's Office

The Office of Governor Mark Dayton and Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith is now accepting applications for its Spring 2018 internship program. This unpaid program offers students the opportunity to earn college credits and valuable professional experience in a government context. Internship opportunities include Public Engagement and Constituent Services, Office of Inclusion, Communications, Scheduling, Legislative and Cabinet Affairs, and the Office of Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith. Interns commit to at least 12 hours per week, and the application deadline is October 31. Students can visit the Office of the Governor's website for more information about the program and how to apply.

Campus and Community Events

Tuesday: "Teach Us All" Screening

Tuesday, 4pm, Bell Museum Auditorium: The College of Education and Human Development presents a free screening and discussion of "Teach Us All." This documentary and social justice campaign seeks to bring the critical lessons of history to bear on the current state of U.S. education and raises the question, "Where do we go from here?" The screening will conclude with pizza and a discussion featuring local education leaders to discuss the impacts of school choice and desegregation efforts in the Twin Cities public education system.

Tuesday: First Amendment Freedom in the Trump Era

Tuesday, 6:30pm, Mondale Hall Room 25: The University of Minnesota Law School welcomes Ari Melber, MSNBC's chief legal correspondent and Emmy Award-winning reporter, to speak on the legal and practical challenges to free speech in the Trump era. Melber will bring his expertise as a former First Amendment litigator to explore how the president's approach to the press poses challenges for both citizens and reporters. The event is free, but attendees must register in advance.

Wednesday: Edwidge Danticat: "The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story"

Wednesday, 7:30pm, Coffman Memorial Union Theater: Join the Department of English for a lecture by award-winning author Edwidge Danticat. Danticat has written several novels, children's books and memoirs, and she will speak about her newest book, "The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story." After the lecture, Danticat will answer audience questions and sign books. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday: A Conversation with Jake Sullivan: A Front Row Seat to American Politics

Thursday, 11:45am, Elmer L. Andersen Library Room 120: The Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance present a conversation with Jake Sullivan. Sullivan will reflect on his roles as national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and director of policy planning at the U.S. Department of State during the Obama administration, as well as his experiences as senior policy adviser to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. This event is free, and attendees must register in advance.

Thursday: Sustainable Design Strategies and the Future of Accessibility

Thursday, 12:30pm, R-380 Learning and Environmental Sciences Building: Join the Critical Disability Studies Collaborative for a brown-bag lunch lecture with Johnna S. Keller, an Ohio-based architect specializing in sustainable design and consulting. Keller will discuss ways that architecture can promote a socially just and ecologically restorative environment by embracing sustainability and accessibility as creative design challenges. This event is co-hosted by the College of Design; the Department of Geography, Environment and Society; the Institute on the Environment; the Disability Resource Center; and Freedom by Design.

Thursday: A Campus Divided: Liberal/Left Student Activism and its Foes

Thursday, 3:30pm, Coffman Memorial Union Presidents' Room: Join UMN Executive Vice President and Provost Karen Hanson, NYU professor Robert Cohen, and student activists for a panel discussion about student activism. Cohen is one of the leading scholars of student protest, and he also writes and consults about educational policy. The panel will also feature two University of Minnesota students, Simran Mishra and Keren Habtes. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be available to attendees.

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