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The Weekly News - Archive

January 30, 2018

Honors News

Honors Abroad Showcase

Come to the Honors Abroad Showcase on Monday, February 5th from 2:30-4:30pm in 240 Northrop! UHP students have unique and enriched experiences while studying and learning around the world, and this event explore the ways in which your global experiences become Honors Experiences. Whether you've recently returned from the trip of a lifetime or you're just starting to think about opportunities abroad, your attendance will help make this a memorable event for all. You are encouraged to come for one session, stay for the entire event, or stop by for any portion that your schedule allows. Details are as follows:

  • 2:30–2:45pm: Welcome from UHP Director
  • 2:45–3:05pm: Mini-session on "Getting Started" with Learning Abroad, featuring Maria Wentworth from the Learning Abroad Center
  • 3:10–3:35pm: Student panel highlighting the Honors Abroad experience
  • 3:40–4:20pm: Mini-session on returning from abroad, focusing on scholarships (Tim Jones, Office for National and International Scholarships) and career integration (Learning Abroad Center)
  • 4:20–4:30pm: Mingling

Valentines and Palentines with UHSA

You'll find everything you need for Valentine's Day in Bruininks Hall 330 on February 8th at 6pm. Join UHSA to enjoy free donuts and to create your own confectionery bouquets and cards for your sweetheart or for any sweet person in your life! Invite friends through our Facebook event. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Carlie Mell.

Access to Advisors This Week

Due to Super Bowl events and activities, there will be no student access to Northrop this week. In order to continue to serve the needs of our students:

  • Honors Advisors will be available in 101 Walter Library as follows: 8am–4:30pm on Monday 1/29; 8am–2pm on Tuesday 1/30; 8am–11am & 1pm–4pm on Wednesday 1/31. No appointment is necessary during this time; students will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have an emergency during this time, please contact your advisor to make other arrangements.
  • The front desk phone in the UHP Office (612-624-5522) will be monitored all week from 8am–4:30pm. Please call with questions or to schedule future appointments with your advisor.

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Other News and Opportunities

Graduate Study Abroad Scholarships

The Office for National and International Scholarships will hold an information session on February 12th at 4pm in 240 Northrop for students interested in applying for competitive scholarships to support graduate study in England, Ireland, Germany, China, and elsewhere beginning in fall 2019. This includes high profile scholarships such as: Rhodes, Marshall, Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Fulbright, Mitchell, and more! For more information please contact Tim Jones.

Center for Writing Seeks Student Writing Consultants

The Center for Writing invites undergraduates to apply to be writing consultants during the 2018–19 academic year. Writing consultants consult one-to-one with undergraduate and graduate writers from across the University to support them in developing confidence and effective writing habits. The Center looks for candidates who collaborate well with others and who are curious learners and attentive listeners. Applications from students in all majors and all language backgrounds are welcome. Candidates from underrepresented and/or marginalized communities and/or identities are encouraged to apply. Applications are due on Sunday, February 25th. The job will begin in Fall 2018. Find more information about the position, including applications instructions, on the Center's website.

Submit Your Work for This Year's ArtWords Competition

ArtWords, an annual writing contest for undergraduate and graduate students at the U, is celebrating its 20th year. Students select a work of art from the Weisman Art Museum’s permanent collection and create an original piece of prose or poetry in response. Winners will be published and invited to read at a public event at the Weisman. Read more about ArtWords and submit your work online by January 31.

Register for the UMN Job & Internship Fair

Explore job and internship opportunities and connect with 350 employers representing all industries at the UMN Job and Internship Fair. The fair will take place Monday, February 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The fair is open to all undergraduate and graduate U of M students as well as recent graduates. Registration is free and includes a professional headshot photo, and attendees who pre-register will also receive a free box lunch. Register in advance and explore tips to prepare for the fair.

Careers in Law Fair

Student Legal Services and CLA Career Services invite you to the Careers in Law Fair. This fair will feature representatives from law schools, nonprofits, congressional offices, the public sector, paralegal programs, test prep groups, and graduate schools. The Careers in Law Fair will take place Wednesday, February 28th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Willey Hall atrium on West Bank.

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Campus and Community Events

Tuesday: Betrayal or a Right? The NFL National Anthem Protests

Tuesday, 12pm, Andersen Library: Join the Humphrey School's Center for the Study of Politics and Governance for a panel discussion of the NFL's recent protest controversy. Panelists will include Doug Hartman of the University of Minnesota Sociology Department, attorney and legal blogger Scott Johnson of Power Line, and Frank White of the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Black Baseball Project. This panel is free and open to the public.

Tuesday: Startup Capital of the North Showcase

Tuesday, 3pm, McNamara Alumni Center: As Super Bowl week kicks off, the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship invites you to celebrate the breadth of innovation across Minnesota. The event will feature Minnesota's leading startups, including demos from emerging local sports and student startups, as well as an opportunity to network with leading entrepreneurs over happy hour drinks and appetizers. This event is free but requires advance registration.

Wednesday: Lunch with the Gender and Sexuality Center!

Wednesday, 12pm, 40 Appleby: Come stop by the Gender and Sexuality Center's student lounge for lunch with our staff, learn about our Spring 2018 programming, and to meet our interim director, Qais Munhazim! Holy Land will be catering, so come prepared to eat.

Wednesday: Unsettling the Revolutionary Subject: The Feminist Implications of the Egyptian Revolution

Wednesday, 4pm, Social Sciences Building 710: The Institute for Global Studies and the Middle East and Islamic Studies Collective welcome Nadine Nabor for a lecture on women's protesting and revolutionary mothering. Nabor will theorize the feminist possibilities of revolutionary women's labor during the 18 days of the Egyptian revolution. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday: Resilience—A Panel Discussion

Thursay, 3:30pm, Institute on the Environment, St. Paul Campus: The idea of resilience is everywhere, and it has many different meanings. This discussion will explore resilience from multiple perspectives with a panel of academics and practitioners. Panelists will discuss issues like how cities are working on resilience, current resilience research, and the how the what is happening from individual to national scales impacts resilience. Panelists include Kate Knuth (Minneapolis Chief Resilience Officer), Carissa Slotterback (Associate Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs), and Roopali Phadke (Professor of Environmental Studies, Macalester College).

Saturday: Exhibition Opening—Fashion Show @ 50

Saturday, 10am, HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall: Then and Now: Fashion Show @ 50 highlights the evolution of the annual Student Fashion Show, where apparel design students at the University of Minnesota (UMN) have been presenting their original designs since 1968. This exhibition captures the continuing creativity and innovation of our alumni in apparel design, costume design, fiber arts, and the multi-faceted, and interdisciplinary field of wearable products. Exhibition runs February 3–April 28.

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