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The Weekly News

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

October 26, 2014

Honors News

fridays@noon: Tuba, Guitar, and Vocal Performaces

Join us for the next installment of fridays@noon, featuring a tuba duet from freshmen Connor Neil and Jonathon Meyer and a guitar performance by senior Tyler Tracy. If a piano is available, we will also have first-year music student Madison Holtze for a vocal performance. Friday, 12:15pm, Hubbard Broadcasting Rehearsal Studio, 40 Northrop (enter ground floor East side, take a right at the ticket office). Refreshments will be served and all are welcome!

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Other News and Opportunities

BBE Sneak Peek

If you are interested in engineering, bio-based technology, the environment, or the businesses related to these disciplines, check out the BBE Sneak Peek on November 6 from 5–8pm in 302 Kaufert Labs, Saint Paul campus. Learn about undergraduate majors that promote the sustainable use of renewable resources and enhance the environment, including: Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Bioproducts Marketing and Management, Food Engineering, Residential Building Science and Technology, Bioproducts Engineering, and Corporate Environmental Management. Register now.

AmeriCorps and VISTA Positions for Fall 2015

College Possible is currently recruiting to fill AmeriCorps and VISTA positions for Fall 2015. By serving with College Possible, Service Corps members help low-income high school students earn admission into college and succeed while they work toward a degree! Over 160 new AmeriCorps and VISTA members will be selected to start in the fall in the Twin Cities, Milwaukee, Omaha, Portland, and Philadelphia! The priority application deadline is November 3, 2014, and the final deadline is March 4, 2015. More information and application instructions.

Writers and Visual Artists: Submit Your Work to Ivory Tower

Ivory Tower, the undergraduate literary magazine sponsored by the University's Department of English, is currently accepting submissions for the spring 2015 issue. Undergraduate students are encouraged to submit their poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and visual art by December 8, 2014. Review the full submission guidelines here.

Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience

DESRE (Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience) is a paid, hands-on summer research experience for undergraduate and graduate students. This six-week summer program at Georgia Southern University is hosted by the Rural Health Research Institute and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). During the program, students engage in cutting-edge rural health disparities research and receive training in the unique factors associated with addressing health disparities. Students work with and learn from a team of experienced faculty researchers from both Georgia Southern University and Mercer University. The application deadline is Monday, December 1, 2014. More info, FAQ, and online application.

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Campus and Community Events

Monday: Minneapolis At-Large School Board Candidates Forum

Monday, 6pm, Coffman Theater: All Minneapolis residents and voters are invited to hear the at-large school board candidates respond to questions and explain why they believe you should vote for them for this vital office. Come hear them speak and enjoy free food! More info. [CORRECTION TO LAST WEEK'S LISTING]

Monday: Ada Comstock Lecture

Monday, 4pm, Cowles Auditorium, HHH: The 2014 Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholars Award Lecture will be delivered by Carol A. Lange, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology. Her lecture will present an overview of her latest research on women's hormones and breast cancer, in particular how estrogen and progesterone receptors act differently in breast cancer cells versus how they act in normal breast tissue. Please RSVP for the lecture here.

Tuesday: Cirque De-Stress

Tuesday, 9:30am–5pm, Coffman Great Hall: Stressed out by school and other responsibilities? Take a break and see the biggest show on campus. For one day only, the circus is coming to Coffman! You will flip to see aerialists, high-wire walkers, clowns, jugglers, and more. Get into the action between performances: balance a peacock feather or a spinning plate, juggle, ride a unicycle, and visit therapy animals—including dogs, rabbits and Woodstock the Therapy Chicken! More info.

Tuesday: UROC Critical Conversation on the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Tuesday, 5:30pm, Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center: Join philanthropic leader Reatha Clark King, former Minneapolis Mayor Donald Fraser, and University of Minnesota historian Paul Stone as they reflect upon the role Hubert H. Humphrey played in the groundbreaking Civil Rights Act of 1964. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

Wednesday: Health at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Age, and Sexual Orientation

Wednesday, 12pm, 125 Coffey: As part of their "Topics and Pizza" series, CFANS will host Gilbert Gonzales, a PhD student in the School of Public Health. This presentation uses new health data to explore disparities in health and access to care at the intersections of sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, gender and age. Free pizza will be served! The event is open to the public, but registration is requested.

Wednesday: FUSE Night of Literary Appreciation—with Costumes!

Wednesday, 7pm, Nolte Dining Room: Fellowship of Undergraduate Students in English (FUSE) will host a Literary Appreciation Night. You're encouraged to come in costume as your favorite literary character or author. There will be food, music, and fun. It's a great way to get to know the English majors on campus and talk about literature, movies, and ghost stories. More info.

Wednesday–Friday: Macbeth in Northrop

Wednesday &Thursday at 8pm, Friday at 10pm, Hubbard Broadcasting Rehearsal Studio, 40 Northrop: This isn't your grandparent's Shakespeare. For Halloween, why not take a violent, fast, up close look at the Bard's Scottish play and open the door to the violence we can inflict on each other. Action flies about the space, all around and within the audience. Three nights only, with a special late night show on Halloween itself! Tickets are free, but space is limited. Reserve your space now!

Thursday: Statistics Lecture

Thursday, 3:30pm, 31 Rapson: Joseph Ibrahim (Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) presents "Likelihood-Based Methods for Missing Data and Bayesian Model Assessment" as part of the Seymour Geisser Lecture Series. More info.

Thursday: Viewing the Birth of the Universe from the Bottom of the World

Thursday, 7pm, Bell Museum: At one time the origin and fate of the Universe in which we find ourselves was the subject of speculation by mystics and philosophers. Now it is a hard, data-driven science—although some mysteries remain! Professor Clem Pryke will guide you through the current state of knowledge, from the discovery of cosmic expansion to dark matter and dark energy. Then journey back in cosmic time to the first instant of the Big Bang and learn about the recent evidence for gravitational waves coming from the BICEP2 radio telescope located at the South Pole. Pryke's lecture will be followed by a Q&A session, plus free viewing of Eyes on the Universe in the Bell Museum’s West Gallery. More info.

Thursday: IMA Public Lecture—Toy Models

Thursday, 7pm, 2-650 Moos Tower: Tadashi Tokieda (Director of Studies in Mathematics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge) presents "Toy Models" as part of the IMA Public Lectures series. Would you like to come see some toys? "Toys" here have a special sense: objects of daily life that you can find or make in minutes, yet which, if played with imaginatively, reveal surprises that keep scientists puzzling for a while. Tabletop demonstrations of several such toys will be presented, and you will visit some of the science that they open up. Reserve your seat now!

Friday: Einstein on Physics -vs- Math and Experience -vs- Unification

Friday, 3:35pm, 131 Tate: Jeroen van Dongen (History of Science, University of Amsterdam/Utrecht University) presents "A Virtuous Theorist's Theoretical Virtues: Einstein on Physics vs. Math and Experience vs. Unification." This is a special colloquium in honor of the 80th birthday of Roger Stuewer, founder and former director of the Program in History of Science and Technology at the University. More info.

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