The Weekly News

Monday, January 24, 2022

Honors News

Monday Night Drop-Ins Resume Tonight

Monday Night drop-in advising offcially resumes tonight -- Monday, January 24th. For the first two weeks (January 24th and 31st), these drop-in advising hours will be held via Zoom. Links are available on the drop-in calendar on the UHP website. Starting Monday, February 7th, we will once again be held in the Middlebrook Hall Maroon Room. We hope to see you there!

Chemistry/Math/Physics Tutoring 

Tutoring for UHP students in Chemistry II (CHEM 1072H and 1062), Calculus II (MATH 1572H, 1272, and 1372), Calculus IV (MATH 2574H, 2243, and 2372), and Physics II (PHYS 1402V, 1222W, and 1302W) resumes tonight -- Monday, January 24th. For the first two weeks (through Wednesday, February 2nd), tutoring sessions will be held via Zoom. Links are available on the tutoring calendar on the UHP website. Starting Monday, February 7th, tutoring will once again be held in the Middlebrook Hall Fishbow room.

BIPOC and/or LGBTQI+ Honors Student Affinity Group Starts February 1st

Student Counseling Services and UHP have collaborated to create a an affinity group that provides an affirming and supportive space for LGBTQI+ and/or BIPOC identified students in the University Honors Program (UHP). Our goal is to build community and a sense of belonging for those who hold marginalized identities. As a group, we could explore identity development, personal growth, managing mental health as an Honors student, equity/inclusion within the program, and other topics the group identifies. All group members are expected to maintain privacy/confidentiality in regards to the identities and stories shared. Students can reach out to facilitators regarding confidentiality and group expectations. The group begins February 1st and will meet on Tuesdays from 2-3:30pm. Learn more on the SCS website, and register to join here.

Next Tuesday: UHSA Study Session

Start your semester off well by joining UHSA for a Study Session! The first of the semester will be on Tuesday, February 1st, from 3-6PM. The location is TBA, but it will be somewhere on East Bank (confirm details in next week's newsletter). Stop in at any time. Future sessions will occur throughout the semester, so stay tuned for those.


Other News & Opportunities

Pre-Law Advising Resources

If you are considering attending Law School, check out the Pre-Law Advising office in Bruininks 511. Services are open to all students and alumni of the University, regardless of college. Learn about their drop-in hours, appointments, workshops, and more on the Pre-Law website, and sign up for their mailing list to receive relevant updates.

Research and Internship Opportunities at the Birth to Three Clinic

The Birth to Three Clinic is seeking undergraduate students interested in early childhood mental health, developmental psychopathology or impacts of early life stress. The clinic is led by Dr. Maria Kroupina and sees children and their families who have experienced multiple stressors or traumas, including foster care, adoption, medical care or abuse/neglect. Students would be able to volunteer or earn either research or clinical internship credits. This position would be ideal for students pursuing futures in pediatric medicine or clinical psychology. For students interested in research credits the first semester would focus on clinical data entry and students pursuing internship credits would support clinical staff during assessments and therapy appointments. Based on student interests, commitment, and reliability there are future opportunities for paid positions with the clinic as well as independent research projects. Students must be willing to commit to 3-6 hours per week, with at least 3 hours of availability Mon-Fri from 9-3pm. If interested please email Dr. Maria Kroupina and Claire Dahl with a brief summary of your previous relevant coursework, experience, interests, and future goals. 

Think Like A Researcher

Think Like a Researcher is a mini-Canvas course for Spring 2022. U Libraries has designed this course to help you become comfortable with the research skills and tools needed to participate in a variety of exciting undergraduate research opportunities, including UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) and more. It can be completed on your own time and includes optional online panels of student researchers, faculty mentors and Q&A sessions. Register today!

Campus & Community Events

Tuesday: What Will It Take To Heal?

Tuesday, 10am, Online: Join local and national educators, leaders, and activists in a virtual community conversation on racial healing, equity, and justice at the University of Minnesota's observance of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's National Day of Racial Healing. Hosted by the University's Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), the event aims to foster honest and open conversation around the question: What will it take to heal our country? Learn more and register for the Zoom event.

Tuesday: Madam Speaker Book Talk

Tuesday, 12pm, Online: The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance welcomes USA TODAY Washington Bureau chief Susan Page, author of Madam Speaker to discuss her book and women in politics. Page focuses on the rise of Nancy Pelosi into congressional politics and her ability to maneuver into the position of Speaker of the House, the first woman to hold the gavel. Professor Kathryn Pearson will moderate. Learn more and register for this online event.

Friday: Gophers in Wonderland Mini Golf

Friday, 7pm, Coffman Great Hall: Looking for a fun activity to do with friends and meet new people? Gophers in Wonderland Mini Golf is a great way to kick off the new semester! Stop by the Great Hall in Coffman Memorial Union from 7-9pm on Friday, January 28th for an exciting, Alice in Wonderland themed game of mini golf with friends.

Next Thursday: Why Does Racial Injustice Persist? A Conversation With Glenn Loury

Thursday, February 3rd, 12pm, Online: Why has the unequal economic status of Black Americans persisted into the 21st century? Glenn C. Loury, Merton P. Stolt Professor of the Social Sciences at Brown University and host of The Glenn Show, proposes we need to specify the right "model" for thinking as economists about the long-term persistence of racial economic disparities. Loury will join CLA Economics Professor Christopher Phelan and Director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance Larry Jacobs to discuss the issue in an online forum on Thursday, February 3rd at 12pm. Learn more and register today!