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The Weekly News - Archive

October 31, 2017

Honors News

Info Session for HSem Abroad: Study Caravaggio in Rome this Spring Break

Want to spend spring break in Rome? Looking for an Honors Seminar for the spring 2018 semester? Have an interest in art and a curious mind? Hsem 3013H, Caravaggio: Bad Boy of Baroque, just might be your dream come true! This seminar explores the life and art of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610), one of the most arresting and controversial painters in the history of art. During spring break you'll experience Caravaggio's art in a whole new way, with Professor Steven Ostrow there to guide you through Rome. Find out more at an info session this Wednesday, November 8th from 3–4pm in Northrop 106!

UHSA Innovation Case Competition

Want to win some money, while learning about entrepreneurship, meeting new people, and eating great food? Join the University Honors Student Association for our second Innovation Case Competition! You've displayed your knowledge in your honors classes, now collaborate with gifted students from other colleges to come up with a product or idea to solve a given problem. First place team wins prizes worth $250 and will be announced in the subsequent UHP Weekly News. We'll first hear from two guest speakers about the prompt topic. Then, we'll be splitting up into teams—so either bring friends or be prepared to meet amazing new friends. Next Monday (11/6) at 7pm in 108 MechE. Reserve your spot today! Please contact UHSA with any questions, and make sure to click "going" on the Facebook event and share it with your friends!

Honors Lecture Series Welcomes Author Erin Soderberg Downing

Please join us on Monday, November 6th at 4:30pm in the Best Buy Theater as the Honors Lecture Series welcome aluma Erin Soderberg Downing. Erin's talk is titled "Shakespeare to Sweet Valley High: Finding Success Without Taking Life Too Seriously." Erin graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English from the University of Minnesota (where she worked as a CLA Honors Peer Advisor) in 1999. She also received her MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business, and has twice been awarded a MN State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant.

The Medical School Experience: A Student Panel

Interested in attending Medical School in the future, and want to learn about what it means to be a Medical School Student? Join us Wednesday November, 8th from 4–5pm in 240 Northrop as we welcome a panel of UHP alumni and current Medical School Students at the University of Minnesota. Our panel will share their current experiences in the program and answer your questions on the Medical School experience! Reserve your seat today.

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Other News and Opportunities

Intern Abroad in Mexico this Winter Break

Human Connections, a nonprofit organization based in Bucerias, Mexico, offers a fast-paced, intensive international internship program for students who wish to take advantage of their winter break to travel, engage in the social sector, and grow professionally. Entrepreneurship & Development Interns will spend two and a half weeks working on two projects related to consulting and nonprofit management. The internship is open to all majors and is a unique and valuable professional development opportunity for students interested in the social sector, international relations, consulting, or Spanish. The deadline to apply is November 13, and Interested students can find more information on the Human Connections website.

Minnesota Undergraduate Research Academic Journal (MURAJ)

Are you interested in publishing your undergraduate research? The Minnesota Undergraduate Research Academic Journal (MURAJ) gives undergraduate students a unique opportunity to publish official research and is a good resume builder. MURAJ is now accepting research paper submissions for its spring publication. Papers will go through a peer review process and be professionally published through the University of Minnesota libraries. The submission deadline is November 30, and interested students can find more information at the MURAJ website or the MURAJ Facebook page.

CLAgency Now Hiring

CLAgency, CLA's student-run communications agency, is looking for creative students with strong writing skills to join the team as account executives. Account executives are assigned to one or more departments in CLA to provide communications services and write for the department's website, e-newsletter, and social media pages. This position requires a commitment of 15-20 hours per week and pays $10 per hour. The priority deadline to apply for spring 2018 is November 22.

SMART Learning Commons Hiring Tutors for Spring

SMART Learning Commons is seeking tutors for high-demand subjects including math, physics, statistics, chemistry, biology, computer science, economics, writing, and other subjects based on student demand. Applicants should be able to commit to a minimum of four hours per week, but applicants who can work at least eight hours per week will receive preference. Applicants able to specialize in multiple content areas are particularly desirable. The position is paid, and the priority deadline to apply for spring 2018 is Friday, November 3 at 4pm.

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Campus and Community Events

Wednesday: Power and Privilege Series: Tiq Milan

Wednesday, 4pm, Best Buy Theater, Northrop Memorial Auditorium: The Multicultural Student Engagement Office's Power and Privilege series invites speakers who push boundaries, challenge ideas, and create open safe space for real conversations. The final speaker of the fall series is Tiq Milan, a trans activist and journalist who speaks and writes about intersectional leadership, transgender rights, and racial justice. Tiq will share stories of his life and how his transgender experience has informed his views on masculinity, race, and the gender binary. This event is free and open to the public, but attendees must reserve their free ticket in advance.

Thursday: The Future of the Humanities in a Materialist Age

Thursday, 7pm, 100 Rapson Hall: David Lyle Jeffrey, Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities at Baylor University, visits the University for the 22nd Annual Holmer Lecture. Jeffrey will explore complex questions about the transcendent character of human persons and what it means to be "human." A light dessert reception will follow the lecture. The event is free, and attendees can RSVP in advance.

Thursday-Sunday: In Arabia We'd All Be Kings

Thursday-Sunday, Liu Stage, Rarig Center: Sophomore BFA Acting students present a production of In Arabia We'd All Be Kings. This play, written by Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Anthony Vaughn Merchant, follows an eclectic group of individuals living in New York's Hell's Kitchen as they congregate at a local bar. The play is free to attend, and you can reserve tickets in advance.

Friday: Does Citation Matter in the Age of Google?

Friday, 9am, 12 Nicholson Hall: The Center for Writing invites you to a discussion about the role of citation in the age of increasingly sophisticated hypertext documents. The discussion will cover citation practices from the perspective of instructors and students alike.

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