The Weekly News

Monday, March 2, 2020

Honors News

Spring Break Hours

Your well-deserved spring break is almost here! We will maintain our regular business hours (8am-4:30pm, M-F) during spring break (March 9-13), but please note that your advisor may not be available during their regularly scheduled drop-in hours. Always check the calendar on our website for the most up-to-date info. If you're making a special trip to campus, we suggest calling ahead (612-624-5522) to confirm availability for drop-in appointments during the break. And, finally: due to the coming break , today's newsletter will be brief, and there will be no Weekly News during spring break. We hope you have a restful week and enjoy your time off!

Campus and Community Events

This Week: Architecture as Catalyst Lecture Series

Each spring, the School of Architecture offers a series of workshops for students, led by faculty and taught in collaboration with guest instructors who are leading practitioners within their disciplines, and who bring an experimental nature to the work. Public lectures and screenings are offered in conjunction with the workshops. This year the theme is "Architectures of Reassurance: Between Emergency and Play."  Learn More!

This Week: Research Ethics Week

Research Ethics Week is an annual week-long series of college and department-led educational opportunities focused on professional development and best practices to promote, maintain, and model high standards of ethics and integrity in research. You can find a wide-ranging list of events focusing on topics such as gene therapy, implicit bias, big data, plagiarism, and more. Find the full schedule here.

Tuesday: Panel Discussion: Peace Corps Week

Tuesday, 3:30pm, President's Room, Coffman: Join in a celebration of 59 years of Peace Corps service! Discover the benefits and rewards of Peace Corps service from a currently serving Volunteer. Learn about the challenging, fulfilling, and inspirational moments of Peace Corps service directly from a Volunteer currently in the field. Ask questions about service, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.  Register here. 

Friday: Empowering Women Around the World with Small World Coffee Hour

Friday, 5pm, 131B Bruininks: 

Two days before International Women’s Day, Small World Coffee Hour will host an event to celebrate womanhood around the world in collaboration with Latino International Student Association! "Empower Women" will celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Come to this event to learn about different perspectives on this topic from Pakistan and Latin America, make new friends, and enjoy some delicious authentic food!