The Weekly News

Monday, April 29, 2019

Honors News

End-of-Semester Reminders

This is the last edition of The Weekly News for the spring 2019 semester. We wish you all the best of luck with final exams and hope you have a wonderful summer! A few reminders as you wrap up the semester:

Honors Spring Picnic

Come celebrate the end of the semester with UHSA at the annual Honors Spring Picnic! We will be hosting a barbecue at East River Flats on Friday, May 3rd, starting at 3:30pm. There will be vegan options available, along with fun lawn games! Email Jack Wieberdink with any questions. We can't wait to see you there!

May Term HSem: Women Who Rock (The Boat)

Lawyers, nuns, social workers, and school girls have won the Nobel Peace Prize. In achieving this distinction, they hone their leadership skills to a fine art. They face personal danger, inner conflicts, social challenges, and pointed criticism. Succeeding despite their flaws, their ability to inspire courageous, innovative action cuts across age-groups, decades, borders, and nationality. Students in this highly interactive May session Honors Seminar will touch and experience that inspiration. HSem 3804H, Women who Rock (the Boat): Leadership and the Nobel Peace Prize is a two-credit Honors Seminar that will be taught by Maureen Reed, a physician by training and a former executive director of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. We hope you'll register! More info.

Fall '19 NEXUS Applications Due Friday

A reminder that applications for Honors NEXUS Experiences beginning during the fall 2019 semester (including winter break) are due by 12pm on Friday, May 3rd. Details and application links for each experience can be found on the UHP website.

Reminder: Ramadan Finals Accommodation

Since finals week will fall within the early week of Ramadan, the Muslim Student Association has worked with campus officials to establish accommodations for those who will be observing this holy month. Students observing Ramadan are encouraged to use this e-mail template to communicate with instructors regarding accommodations for finals week.

Other News and Opportunities

Exam Jam, Now Through May 8!

Exam Jam runs from April 28 - May 8, 2019 in Walter Library, Appleby Hall, and nearby classrooms. Connect with other students in a relaxed atmosphere for free tutoring, review sessions, and destress activities to prepare for final exams. More info.

Job Opportunity in a Pschiatry Lab

The Kalin Lab in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is looking for a motivated and detail-oriented individual to join their research team as a study coordinator. This individual would oversee operations of a longitudinal study focused on the risk to develop anxiety disorders in preadolescent girls. Those with experience working in a team and with training/management experience would be particularly well-suited for this role. This job posting was passed along by a recent UHP alumnus who works in the lab. More info and application details.

MSID Program in Kenya

Are you interested in international development? The MSID program allows you to pursue studies in Kenya, a country of immense geographic and cultural diversity. Students in this program will explore the complexities created by issues such as the environment, globalization, public health, and social justice. You’ll also contribute through an internship or research project with a nonprofit organization while you're there. Learn more! 

Campus and Community Events

Monday: Free Press, Fair Trial - The Ethics of Writing Wrongs

Monday, April 29th, 7pm, 130 Murphy: The criminal trial of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor for the shooting death of Justine Damond has raised concerns about media access to court proceedings.  The Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics suggests that media access to trials, as well as other information regarding crimes and criminal background, should balance the public’s right to know and the defendant’s right to a fair trial. This event will provide a platform for discussion to give journalists an ethical lens through which to make decisions on free press and fair trial issues. More info.

Tuesday: De-Stress Fest

Tuesday, April 30th, 1pm, North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center: Finals are coming up, and your stress is rising, but don’t let it get to you — come to De-Stress Fest! Join Student Unions & Activities in partnership with PAWS in the North Star Ballroom at the St. Paul Student Center from 1-3pm on Tuesday, April 30th. Enjoy calligraphy, watercolors, DIY stress balls, PAWS dogs and chickens, and Tim Horton’s coffee, tea, and Timbits (while supplies last!). More info.