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The Weekly News - Archive

December 4, 2017

Honors News

Reminder: Wednesday is UHSA Trivia Night!

Calling all students! Take a break from papers and projects to test yourself in a different way: at UHSA's Trivia Night! Meet us this Wednesday, December 6th at 7pm in Northrop 240 where you'll go head-to-head with fellow honors students. There'll be TONS of pizza and prizes as well! We hope to see you there—let us know you're coming via the Facebook event.

Reminder: Relax&Recharge this Thursday

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 de-stress 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!

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Other News and Opportunities

Deadline approaching: 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.

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes for Undergraduates

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three-to-four week programs for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university. Depending on the Institute, students will have the opportunity to: Study alongside leading academics and professionals; Develop knowledge in specific fields; Experience cultural and social events; Visit museums, galleries, castles, battlegrounds, stately homes and areas of scenic beauty; Receive credit to transfer to their home institution; Meet people from across the US and the world; Become an ambassador for studying in the UK, for the Fulbright Commission and their host institutions. Available to US citizens age 18 and up with a GPA of at least 3.7, at least two years of undergrad study remaining, and little to no study or travel experience outside the US. Deadline: February 7, 2018.

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Campus and Community Events

Tuesday: Freeman Seminar: Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy

Tuesday, 12:45pm, Humphrey School Room 170: Join Mark Bell, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, for a seminar on nuclear weapons and foreign policy. Bell will discuss what happens to states' foreign policies when they acquire nuclear weapons as well as the implications for international security. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday: Snow Business: Scientific Computing in the Movies and Beyond

Tuesday, 7pm, Coffman Memorial Union Theater: The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications welcomes renowned scholar Joseph Teran for a lecture on the applications of scientific computing for solid and fluid mechanics problems. Named one of Discovery Magazine's 50 "Best Brains in Science" Teran will discuss the simulation of virtual materials in visual effects for movies and virtual surgery. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Thursday: The Fading Hope of Democracy in the Middle East

Thursday, 11:45am, Humphrey School, Humphrey Forum: Join Middle East expert Steven Cook as he chronicles the rise and fall of the Middle East's democratic movement. Cook will discuss how the hope for democracy in the Middle East has all but disappeared as the region is plagued with violence and repression. This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is recommended.

Friday: Stars, Time, and Sanctity in Reformation Germany

Friday, 12:15pm, Heller Hall 1210: Join the Center for Early Modern History for the final event of the Remembering the Reformation Series. This series of lectures celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This lecture, featuring Dr. Robin Barnes of Davidson College, is free and open to the public.

Saturday: Lights, Camera, Justice!

Saturday, 4pm, Trylon Cinema, 2820 East 33rd Street, Mpls: Join students from HECUA's "Making Media, Making Change" class as they showcase a collection of short films and projects from over the course of the semester. Films focus on self reflection, community empowerment, and creating tangible change. This free community event recognizes students' growth as media makers and invites the community to engage in what change means to them. The event will feature complimentary food, beverages, and entertainment. Please register online.

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