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The Weekly News

A weekly digest of updates, opportunities, and events for UHP students

April 17, 2018

Honors News

Law School Mentor Program Info Session

Interested in Law School? Attend an information session about the fall semester UHP Law School Mentor Program to find out more about the program, the application process, and the opportunities available. Refreshments served! This session will be held on Friday, April 27 from 2–3pm at the Law School in 65 Mondale Hall. Please RSVP!

Enjoy a Night of Trivia with UHSA!

Join UHSA for a night of fun trivia on Thursday, April 26th at 7pm in Bruininks Room 330! There will be trivia on a variety topics. Come by yourself or with a group of friends! Many great prizes for top teams and Timbits/pop for all! Please let UHSA know if you plan on attending by joining the Facebook event. Questions? Contact Bailey Atkinson.

Raptor Center Tour and Ice Cream Social

Are you a fan of birds of prey? Do you like to eat free ice cream made right here at the U? Then join UHSA on Saturday, April 28th for a tour of the Raptor Center in St. Paul, followed by an ice cream social where you can meet and chat with fellow UHP students! We will be meeting at 11am in front of Coffman to take a Camupus Connector together to St. Paul, followed by the tour at 11:30 and ice cream at noon. Already living in St. Paul? Just meet us at the Raptor Center by 11:30! Please let UHSA know if you plan to attend! Questions? Contact Byron Rusnak.

This Wednesday: Pizza for Your Opinion

They say we live in a "post truth" world, but there is no such thing. Humans would not have survived as a species if they were not able to rationally assess the world about them and make sensible decisions. In Fall 2018, Professor Ellad Tadmor will be teaching an Honors Seminar called "Science Court." The purpose of the course is to apply this same sort of common sense thinking—within a mock trial system run by students—to reach agreement on controversial issues that divide us. The hope is that the "Science Court" mechanism will help our democracy function in a time when trust in all institutions (including democracy itself) are at historical lows. Come to 390 Northrop on Wednesday, April 18th from 4–5pm to hear about this effort from Professor Tadmor and give your feedback while the course is being designed. He wants to hear what you think and he's willing to ply you with pizza! Sign up now!

UHSA Board Applications Due This Friday

UHSA—the official student association of honors students on campus—is now accepting applications to serve on the UHSA Board during the 2018–19 academic year. UHSA provides a wide variety of programming that promotes intellectual, professional, leadership, and community development. As an officer of the group, you would participate in the planning of such programming and represent the collective voice of University Honors Program students. Apply now! Applications are due by Friday, April 20th at 11:59pm. Please Pushkar Chaubal with any questions.

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Other News and Opportunities

Participate in the Thank a Teacher program

Have you had a teacher that has made a difference in your education? Take a moment to let them know why! The "Thank a Teacher" project is put on through the Center for Educational Innovation and has been around since 1998. Visit the website to write a note of thanks and the center will take it from there. You can choose to be anonymous, if you prefer. All notes are reviewed before being printed and sent to instructors. The Thank a Teacher project is a great way to express your gratitude for your instruction, and teachers at the University really appreciate hearing these unsolicited comments.

Compete in MN Cup

MN Cup is a startup competition and hub to connect Minnesota’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and support emerging entrepreneurs through events, educational programming and an annual startup competition. The competition provides them with tools and resources to launch and accelerate the development of their new ventures. Apply by April 27, 2018 in the largest statewide startup competition that awards $475,000 in cash prizes.

Last chance to apply for HECUA fall and summer programs

Interested in an experience off campus or abroad that allows you to intern and create social change? HECUA offers undergraduate students internship opportunities that give students the tools they need to be engaged citizens and active changemakers. Learn more and apply before April 15.

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Campus and Community Events

Wednesday: The New Portuguese Letters, Anti-Colonial Struggle and the Decolonization of Gender

Wednesday, 4 p.m., Carlson School of Management, 3M Auditorium: Join the College of Liberal Arts in welcoming Professor Ana Paula Ferreira for the annual Samuel Russell Lecture on the Humanities. Ferreira's talk is part of the first book-length study to query the voices of Portuguese women as creative writers, journalists and feminist activists. This event is free and open to the public, and advance registration is requested.

Thursday: The Tower Literary Magazine Launch

Thursday, 6 p.m., Weisman Art Museum: Join the Department of English and the Weisman Art Museum to celebrate the unveiling of the new Tower magazine. The Tower is the University of Minnesota's literary arts magazine produced by students in a two-semester English course, with contributions from undergraduates across the University. This literary event will feature readings from ArtWords winners and Tower contributors, live music, snacks, and free copies of the 2018 Tower magazine. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday: Undergraduate Research Symposium

Friday, 10:30 a.m., Northrop Atrium: You're invited to the Undergraduate Research Symposium, an annual research fair that gives all undergraduate researchers from all UMN campuses a chance to share their research, scholarly, and creative projects with the University community. The symposium is free and open the public.

Saturday: The State of Our Satirical Union

Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Humphrey School, Cowles Auditorium: The Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law invites you to The State of Our Satirical Union, a symposium exploring the Hustler Magazine v. Falwell case of 1988. The symposium will examine the history of the case and participation by editorial cartoonists and other First Amendment advocates. Leading media law scholars and editorial cartoonists will interpret the legacy of the ruling in the context of major political events and legal developments of the last 30 years. This event is free, but registration is required.

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