The Weekly News

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Honors News

Tuesday: Honors On the Road

We’re hitting the road! Stop by Appleby TODAY, Tuesday December 11th from 2:30-4:30pm for fresh popcorn and to meet other Honors students! UHP staff will also be present to answer any burning questions you may have. 

Tell Your Friends: UHP Post-Freshman Admission

UHP is currently accepting applications for fall 2019 admission. If you have friends who are here at the U or transferring in, let them know about this great opportunity!  Applicants should have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5, a history of strong performance in major and prerequisite coursework, and a planned graduation date of spring 2021 or later. The deadline for current U of M students is February 1st, 2019; transfer applications are due June 1st, 2019. Info sessions wll be held January 22nd-24th. Full details are available on the UHP website.

Other News and Opportunities

Exam Jam

Eam Jam is here! Connect with other students for free tutoring, review sessions, and destress activities in a relaxed atmosphere to prepare for final exams. December 8-13th. Learn more today!

Apply for a CLA internship scholarship to fund your unpaid internship experience

The College of Liberal Arts offers $2000 internship scholarships for CLA students who will be working in an unpaid internship. Students whose unpaid internships take place during spring semester must apply online by January 27, 2019.

2019 University of Minnesota McNair Scholars Deadline

The goal of McNair Scholars is to give undergraduate students intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare students for entry into graduate school. During the 10-week summer research program, students will receive a $3,500 stipend to conduct research with a professor, develop a quality research paper, receive guidance through the graduate school process, and present research at poster sessions held on campus. First-generation students or students from unrepresented groups who have a GPA of 2.75 or higher are encouraged to apply. Learn more at an information session and apply online by January 28.

Apply for the National Student Exchange

The National Student Exchange (NSE) gives students the opportunity to exchange to another campus in the USA or Canada for a semester or a full year. Most students pay U of M tuition to attend their exchange school, making it an affordable option to get an exchange experience. Students can choose from schools in Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, or cities including Boston, New York City, New Orleans, Memphis, Colorado Springs, Las Vegas, and San Francisco. The priority deadline is February 22 for summer 2019, fall 2019, and spring 2020 programs, so you have time to learn more and check out the program options over winter break.


Campus and Community Events

Tuesday: The HSem SciCourt Trial Continues

Tuesday, December 11, 6pm, Mondale Hall 25: The “SciCourt” trial continues on Dec. 11th with the second half of the trial and closing statements. The students in this interdisciplinary HSem selected a controversial issue, whether the State of Minnesota should implement a 1:1 technology program in K-12 public schools. Students have spent the entire semester studying this issue in depth to determine the facts (based on sound scientific research) and will now argue it in a mock trial in front of a citizen jury. This is free and open to the public. More info.

Wednesday: Study Night at WAM

Wednesday, December 12, 7pm, Weisman: WAM Collective continues the once-a-month study night where students, looking for a study spot, can relax and focus. Artworks on the surrounding walls, a playlist, and snacks make studying a little more enjoyable. Features of study nights include rediscovering the museum, mindfulness exercises, and relaxation breaks. More info.

Thursday: Migration and Migrants in Terrifying Times

Thursday, December 13, 6:30pm, Coffman Theater: As part of the CLA-funded Interdisciplinary Collaborative Workshop, "Migration and Migrants in Terrifying Times," members of the university community and general public are invited to an end-of-the-semester event featuring keynote speakers Daniel González of the The Arizona Republic and University of Washington sociologist and demographer Matthew Hall. More info.

Friday: Programming and Pizza

Friday, December 14, Wilson Library Research Collaboratin Studio: Do you have an idea for a web design project but need a little technical guidance? Want to experiment with scripting in R or Python? Curious about Git or GitHub? Want advice about how to create an map using GIS? Perhaps you don’t even know what you don’t know and need a helping hand. Join experienced staff from Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, and Research Computing at our monthly Programming & Pizza. We’ll connect you with an expert for 30 minutes of hands-on help. Must sign-up in advance. Find additional information here.