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The Weekly News - Archive

November 27, 2017

Honors News

Relax&Recharge: Back At it Again With the Air Plants!

We're big fans of self care in the University Honors Program. This time of year can be a stressful time, so it’s important to remember to take a break and decompress. What better way to destress than making air plant art? Stop by the Middlebrook Terrace Room on Thursday, December 7th from 7–8pm and paint a rock to hold your new air plant!

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!

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Other News and Opportunities

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.

Deadline approaching: Submit Your Work to The Tower

The Tower, the University's art and literary magazine, is now accepting submissions for this year's issue. The publication is edited, designed and produced by students in the English Department, and it is distributed for free to students during spring semester. The Tower accepts visual art, poetry, fiction and nonfiction from University of Minnesota undergrads. Students can submit their work now.

Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP)

MURAP is accepting applications for its 10-week paid summer research internship for rising juniors or seniors with an interest in pursuing doctorates in fine arts, social sciences, or the humanities. The program seeks talented and motivated undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds or with a proven commitment to diversity. The conference will take place May 21 to July 25, 2018 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During the program, students will develop a research project under the guidance of a UNC faculty mentor. Student fellows will receive on-campus housing and a stipend of $3900, plus an additional allowance for meals and travel expenses. Qualified candidates can request an application online, and the deadline to apply is Friday, February 9, 2018. For more information, check out the MURAP website or this informational flier.

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Campus and Community Events

Wednesday: Judith Katz Reading

Wednesday, 4pm, Lind Hall 207: Join the Department of English for a celebration of the 25th anniversary edition of Judith Katz's award-winning novel "Running Fiercely Toward a High Thin Sound." Katz, an academic advisor for the Departments of English and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, will read an excerpt of her writing. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday: Chris Abani Reading

Wednesday, 7pm, Coffman Memorial Union Theater: The Department of English welcomes acclaimed novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter and playwright Chris Abani for a reading of his work. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday: Synods and Sermons Lecture

Thursday, 4pm, Mondale Hall: The Center for Early Modern History invites you to a lecture by Rowan Dorin, Assistant Professor of History at Stanford University. Dorin will present a lecture titled "Synods and Sermons: Legal Diffusion and the Rise of Mass Expulsion in Late Medieval Europe." This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday: Visiting Artist Talk: Cynthia Daignault

Thursday, 7pm, Regis Center for Art, INFLUX Auditorium: In conjunction with the Department of Art's Visiting Artists and Critics Program, Cynthia Daignault will give a presentation of her work. Daignault is a painter, writer, musician and curator. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday: Trapped in History: Collective Memory and Social Justice

Friday, 12pm, Nicholson Hall 325: The Center for Jewish Studies and the Department of History welcome Caroline Light for a discussion addressing the intersections of historiography and justice. Light will discuss how contemporary politics frame collective memory. Light is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Harvard's Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and studies the ways in which race, gender, and region shape collective (mis)memory and archival silence. This event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided.

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