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The Weekly News - Archive

November 20, 2017

Honors News

Have a Good Thanksgiving Break!

The UHP offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving break. Enjoy your time off!

UHSA Trivia Night

Join the University Honors Student Association for Trivia Night on Wednesday, December 6th from 7–9pm in 240 Northrop. You have shown your knowledge in your honors classes, now battle it out in the trivia trenches. We will be splitting up into teams, so either bring your trivia squad, or be prepared to meet amazing new friends. Have you got what it takes? Great prizes for the top teams and pizza/pop for all. Please RSVP on Facebook!

UHSA Case Competition Results

Thank you to all who took part in UHSA’s 2017 Innovation Case Competition! It was an incredibly successful event and our judges were impressed with all the teams who presented. If you did not get a chance to participate this year, UHSA encourages you to register next fall. Congratulations to the following teams that placed!

  • 1st Place Team: Daniel Chi, Zach Garvis, Chad Wang
  • 2nd Place Team: Katelyn Swanson, Carter Blum, Nina Bielinski
  • 3rd Place Team: Bhavesh Viswanath, Jeff Olin, Hunter Volkmann

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Other News and Opportunities

Submit a Nomination for the Outstanding Student Community Service Award

The University's Outstanding Student Community Service Award recognizes students who, by devoting their time, talents, and expertise to serve the public good, have made significant, demonstrable, and direct contributions to society's well-being. The award is given to an undergraduate or graduate student who has made an extraordinary, significant, and demonstrated contribution to the betterment of society through research, academic studies, and/or public service. Nomination guidelines are available, and nominations are due Friday, December 15 by 5pm.

Deadline Approaching: Apply for a Campus Climate Micro-Grant

Campus climate micro-grants give members of the Twin Cities campus community an opportunity to receive funding to advance campus climate. This year's theme, "fostering understanding, building solidarity and community," encourages two or more campus groups (departments, collegiate units, or student groups) to collaborate on projects to enhance the campus climate. Micro-grants range from $500 to $1,000, and the deadline to apply is December 1.

CAPI Seeking Volunteers for Free Tax Clinic

CAPI, an immigrant-led nonprofit, is looking for volunteers to help refugees, immigrants, communities of color, and people who earn less than $55,000 file and prepare their taxes. Prior tax experience or knowledge is not required, as CAPI will train volunteers to become certified tax specialists. Bilingual preparers who speak Hmong, Somali, Spanish, and Karen are highly needed. Volunteers must commit to two Tuesdays a month from 5-9pm January through May. Anyone interested in volunteering should attend one of CAPI's volunteer information sessions scheduled for December 5 and 7 from 6–7:30 at the CAPI south office.

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Campus and Community Events

Monday: Victor Gruen: Visionary Urban Designer

Monday, 5pm, 100 Rapson Hall: The College of Design presents a screening of the documentary film The Gruen Effect: Victor Gruen and the Shopping Mall. The screening will be followed by an open discussion with Minnesota Design Center director Thomas Fisher, architect Judith Eiblmayr, and author and filmmaker Anette Baldauf. The event will conclude with a reception and book signing of Baldauf's recently published collection of Gruen's writings. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday: Body and Belief in Sattriya

Tuesday, 10:15am, Barbara Barker Center for Dance, Studio 100: Join the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance in welcoming Dr. Arshiya Sethi for an analysis of Sattriya, a classic Indian dance form. Sethi will analyze Sattriya as a living cultural expression of the community and a physical expression of faith. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Tuesday: Asia Colloquium: Animal Figure in Post-Nuclear Cinema

Tuesday, 1pm, 108 Folwell Hall: Professor Hideaki Fujiki joins the Asian Languages and Literatures program for an upcoming discussion as part of its Asia Colloquium. Fujiki will discuss documentary films about the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant meltdowns and examine how they represent place, landscape, and animals. This talk is free and open to the public.

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