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The Weekly News - Archive

February 12, 2018

Honors News

This Tuesday: Honors Alumnu E-Panel on Careers in Social Justice

Come to the Honors Alumni E-Panel and learn how recent UHP grads are working for social justice in their careers! This Tuesday, February 13th at 7pm in 240 Northrop. RSVP here. Featuring:

  • Autumn Cavender-Wilson graduated magna cum laude in 2012 with a B.A. degree in American Indian Studies. Autumn is a licensed Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). She currently does work with several social-justice birth organizations, including the Minnesota Prison Doula Project, in addition to her home birth practice.
  • Lulete Mola graduated summa cum laude in 2014 with a B.A. in Political Science. Lulete is the Director of Community Impact at the Women's Foundation of Minnesota, a statewide community foundation that makes grants, invests in research, advocates policy, and forges cross-sector partnerships to ensure community-based, community-led solutions across Minnesota.
  • Lance Witzig graduated summa cum laude in 2011 with a B.A. degree in English. Lance worked as Twin Cities Site Director for New Sector Alliance, a mission-driven consulting and leadership development firm. He also worked as Vice Curator of the World Economic Forum's Minneapolis Global Shapers Club.

This is an excellent opportunity to network with recent UHP graduates and your fellow students. Our panelists will join us via videoconference, students do not need to bring their own devices/computers. RSVP today!

Pie with Professors

It's a new semesterΩthat means it’s time for pie! Come connect with faculty outside of the classroom while enjoying our favorite dessert! Meet us in the Middlebrook Terrace Room on Thursday, February 22nd from 6–7pm. The concept is simple: Honors students and Honors faculty—sharing ideas & sharing pie. See you there!

Monday Night Advising in Middlebrook Hall Continues Tonight

Monday night advising in Middlbrook Hall resumes tonight! Honors Advisor Mary Moga will be in 132 Middlebrook from 5–9pm to answer your quick questions. Mary will be on duty each Monday night for the month of February, and Honors Advisor Nick Racz will handle Monday nights in March and April.

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Other News and Opportunities

Deadline approaching: Apply now to be a Welcome Week Leader

Gain leadership experience by helping incoming students connect with the U. Be part of a fun, energetic team of Gophers to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for new first-year students. Learn more and apply by February 15.

Deadline approaching: Apply for a UROP research grant

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) facilitates undergraduate participation in faculty-mentored research projects across all University departments. UROP offers grants of up to $1,800 for undergraduate students looking to gain hands-on research experience in laboratories, libraries, studios, and field sites. Grant recipients carry out an original project in close collaboration with a faculty sponsor or assist a faculty member with his or her scholarly or creative project. Students wishing to apply for spring 2018 projects must complete all application materials by February 19 for summer and fall 2018 projects.

Apply to be a writing consultant at the Center for Writing

The Center for Writing is seeking students to consult one-on-one with undergraduate and graduate writers from across the University. The Center welcomes applicants from all majors and all language backgrounds, and candidates from underrepresented and/or marginalized communities and/or identities are encouraged to apply. The job will begin in fall 2018, and applications are due on February 25.

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: Campus Sexual Assault: Responses to Changes in Federal Title IX Policy

Tuesday, 1 p.m., Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Cowles Auditorium: Join the Center for Women, Gender and Public Policy for a moderated discussion on how our campus and Minnesota legislators are responding to recent changes in Title IX law. The panel will feature experts from the University and the Minnesota House of Representatives. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday: Atlas of (Remote) Islands and Sea Level Rise

Thursday, 3:30 p.m., Northrop Auditorium, Crosby Seminar Room 240: The Institute for Advanced Study invites you to a talk featuring Professor Christina Gerhard. Professor Gerhard will discuss the impacts that climate change has had on low-lying islands as well as the solutions that have been brought forth by indigenous inhabitants of the islands themselves. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday: How Healing Works featuring Dr. Wayne Jonas

Thursday, 4 p.m., Mayo Memorial Auditorium: The Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing presents a Wellness Lecture with Dr. Wayne Jonas. Dr. Jonas will discuss the social, environmental, lifestyle and complementary medicine factors affecting our health, and he will present a simple, systematic technique that allows patients to tap into their inherent healing capacity. Dr. Jonas is an integrative health expert, family physician, researcher, and author, and attendees will receive a complimentary copy of his book. This event is free for students and requires advance registration.

Thursday: Factory Farming in Minnesota: Time For a Change?

Thursday, 6 p.m., Mondale Hall 25: The University of Minnesota Law School presents a panel discussion examining the social justice, environmental, and animal welfare impacts of factory farming in Minnesota. The panel will include experts in law, eco-theological issues, environmental advocacy, food ethics, and socially responsible farming. This event is free and requires advance registration.

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