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The Weekly News - Archive

February 19, 2018

Honors News

2017–18 Honors Programming Survey

UHP is always seeking ways to plan more exciting, innovative, and meaningful events and activities centered around you! Help us plan for upcoming semesters by taking this brief survey regarding your past, current, and potential involvement in UHP programming. The survey will remain open through Friday, March 9.

Thursday: 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!

Thursday: Join UHSA for "Painting With Bob Ross"

If you are stressed out about mid-terms and want to paint the pain away, then you are in luck! Join UHSA for a painting session with the remarkable Bob Ross in 330 Bruininks Hall on Thursday, February 22nd from 6:30–8:30pm. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you will not want to miss! If you are feeling extra creative, you can come over and paint your own masterpiece instead of following Bob Ross's lead. Show up as soon as possible because there will be limited supplies for this first-come, first-served event. You will be able to paint on and take home your own canvas. There will be door prizes for students who arrive early. Be sure to invite your friends through the Facebook event. UHSA hopes to see you there! If you have any more questions or concerns, please contact Bailey Atkinson.

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Other News and Opportunities

This Wednesday: Major/Minor Expo

The U of M's 140+ majors and minors can be overwhelming, so that's why we've gotten them all in one room ready to asnwer questions, give advice, and offer guidance at the Major/Minor Expo. Connect with advisors and faculty from academic departments, explore the University's majors and minors, and declare your major or minor after attending the expo and making a plan. This Wednesday, February 21 from 1–4pm in the Coffman Great Hall.

Reminder: 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.

Reminder: 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 11am–2pm in the Willey Hall atrium on West Bank.

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Campus and Community Events

Tuesday: Running Out of Supplies for Reproductive Health in Developing Countries

Tuesday, 12:45pm, Humphrey School, 170 Stassen 170: The Humphrey School welcomes Professor Karthik Natarajan of the Carlson School of Management for a Freeman Seminar on resource allocation and supply management of health commodities in developing countries. Professor Natarajan will examine the issue of reliable access to contraceptives in developing countries and present two commonly used inventory management systems that have the potential to mitigate risk of stock-outs at health facilities in these countries. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday: Study Night at WAM

Wednesday, 5pm, Weisman Museum: WAM Collective continues the monthly study night where students looking for a study spot can relax and focus. Artworks on the surrounding walls, a playlist, snacks, and coffee make studying a little more enjoyable. Features of study nights include hands-on art making, gallery tours, and informal networking.

Wednesday: Ecology Club

Wednesday, 6pm, Biological Sciences Building: Ecology Club is hosting a tour of the Bell Museum's zooogical and botanical collections this Wednesday, February 21. They will meet at 6pm in the basement of the Biological Sciences Building on the St. Paul Campus and head to the Bell together. Questions? Email Isabella Armour.

Wednesday: IMA Lecture—The Mathematics of 3D Illusions

Wednesday, 7pm, Coffman Theater: Possessing such remarkable visual capabilities, humans believe they can always perceive and understand the shape of objects correctly. Under the phenomenon of visual illusion, however, what humans see differs from reality. "Impossible objects" are a type of 3D visual illusion that are 2D pictures which give the impression of having inconsistent 3D structures. But real 3D objects were later discovered, with the aid of mathematics, which give the impression of impossibility, such as impossible structures and impossible motions. In this lecture, Kokichi Sugihara will show the various behaviors of "impossible objects," together with the mathematics behind them, and consider why human perception is so easily fooled by these kinds of visual illusions.

Thursday: Politics of Weeds Artist Talk

Thursday, 11 a.m., Regis Center for Art, INFLUX Auditorium: Join artist and scholar Bo Zheng for a visiting artist talk in conjunction with Politics of Weeds, an experiential exhibition at the Regis Center for Art. The exhibition explores how we work with plants to transform politics; how we propagate cultures of resistance, resilience, and re-imagination; and how we form and transform our relationships with plants. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday: Gentrification in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Friday, 12 p.m., Carlson School L-110: Join the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs for a CURA Housing Forum on gentrification. CURA staff will present results from two years of qualitative and quantitative research examining what kind of neighborhood change is happening and the perceptions of people living and working in communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday: Thoughts on Ice Seminar

Friday, 1 p.m., Weisman Art Museum: The Weisman Art Museum invites you to a seminar with American explorer Aaron Doering and the siblings behind the Herbivorous Butcher, Aubry and Kale Walch. The event will include a guided tour of the Vanishing Ice exhibition, a series of short films following Doering's expeditions investigating climate change, and a food tasting and panel conversation Doering and the Walch siblings on the connection between climate change and food production system. This event is free and open to the public.

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