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The Weekly News

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

February 7, 2016

Honors News

Tomorrow: Meet Me at Northrop!

Just a reminder, the first edition of Meet Me at Norhrop takes place tomorrow from 3–4pm in Northrop 240. Take a break from your busy start to spring and join us for performances by Jacob Elafandi (piano) and Colin Catlin (classical guitar). More info.

Honors Research Series

Looking for research in the arts disciplines, but not sure where to begin? Join us next Wednesday, February 17th from 4–5pm in 240 Northrop as we welcome faculty experts to share their tips and tricks. This session features: Ananya Chatterjea (dance), Sonja Kuftinec (theatre arts), Chris Larson (art–sculpture), and Christina Schmid (arts writing). Reserve your seat now!

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Other News and Opportunities

Peer Research Consultants Available

The Peer Research Consultants are now available for one-on-one consultations with students. The Peer Research Consultants (aka library research tutors) help students develop the library and academic research strategies needed to find sources for an excellent research paper. Drop-in hours are held in Walter SMART Learning Commons and at MCAE's office in Appleby Hall. More info.

Info Session, Scholarships for Graduate Study in the UK

Learn about programs such as Rhodes, Marshall, Gates, and Fulbright that fund 1–3 years of graduate study in all subjects at Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics, and other universities in the United Kingdom. This info session will be held at 4pm on Tuesday, February 16 in 101 Walter Library.

Summer Teaching Residencies with Breakthrough Twin Cities

Breakthrough Twin Cities prepares under-resourced students for college success and cultivates the next generation of educators. Because it is an opportunity unlike any other available to high school and college students, the Breakthrough teaching fellowship is competitive, and the application process is very rigorous. It is modeled after the fellowship experience itself, and it places teachers in several circumstances they will encounter during the summer. Deadline is February 23rd. More info.

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Campus and Community Events

Monday: Translating Science to Policy & Action

Monday, 1:15pm, 170 HHH: Science Technology and Environmental Policy Feedback and Research (STEP-FAR) is designed for students, staff, faculty, and fellows to get together in an informal setting to discuss their projects, research-in-progress, opportunities, and a variety of other issues related to science, technology, environment, energy, and policy. More info.

Tuesday: College to Career with CLA Business Club

Tuesday, 7pm, 240 Amundson: Join the CLA Business Club as they present Bob LaBombard, CEO of Gradstaff. With experience in helping undergraduate students find successful careers, LaBombard says “your major does not define you. Learn how to develop a compelling value proposition that employers can’t refuse." Stop by, find out more, and grab some tasty bites from Raising Cane's. More info.

Tuesday: Music & the Mind Unplugged

Tuesday, 8pm, The Whole: Music and the Mind Unplugged features unplugged performances and unfiltered conversation on creativity and mental health. Adam Levy, frontman for the Honeydogs, will lead the conversation with the musicians who open up about their own experiences—experiences that are part of being human. More info.

Wednesday: Environment & Biotechnology Commercialization Bootcamp

Wednesday, 8:30am, Cargill Auditorium, St. Paul Campus: Join MIN-Corps for a one-day Technology Commercialization Bootcamp designed for researchers in Biotechnology and the Environmental Sciences. Explore how to convert your discoveries and inventions into innovations that make a positive difference. More info.

Thursday: Big Questions–Is There a Right Way to Protest?

Thursday, 12pm, Best But Theater, Northrop: Big Questions is a new series brought to you by the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts and MPR News. This series will foster thoughtful discussion through a liberal arts lens, bringing multiple and diverse perspectives to bear on today's pressing questions. In the past year we have seen protests in cities around the nation related to the deaths of unarmed African-Americans at the hands of the police; protests at colleges and universities related to a lack of diversity, including a strike by a football team; and an armed occupation of federal land in Oregon. In Minneapolis the death of an African-American male during an encounter with the police resulted in protests on Interstate 94, at the Mall of America and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport, and an 18-day occupation of the 4th Precinct. At the University there have been several protests related to diversity over the past few years. The protests on campus, locally, and across the nation have led to many questions about the tactics used in protests, as well as their impact on change, and their appropriateness. Is there a right way to protest? More info.

Thursday: A Roman Architect at Work

Thursday, 6pm, Weisman: The Pantheon in Rome ranks among the most celebrated monuments of Classical Antiquity. Yet many questions regarding its design and construction remain. In the lecture, Dr. Pieter Broucke, Middlebury College, will explore and reconstruct this enigmatic building’s various phases of design and construction. More info.

Friday: Gopher Night at MN Orchestra

Friday,8pm, Orchestra Hall, Mpls: Calling all Gophers! This concert is for you. Want to learn more about classical music? Here’s a fun introduction to two of its giants. Mozart, the hipster: young, wickedly irreverent, amazingly gifted, impatient for the world to recognize his genius—you’ll hear it in the breathless rush of his Haffner Symphony. Haydn was his mentor, the granddaddy of composers, who worked the orchestra like a watchmaker crafts beautifully intricate gears with precision. Without these two greats, classical music wouldn’t be...classic! More info.

Friday: The AIDS Reporting of Jeff Schmalz & How It Transformed The New York Times

Friday, 12pm, 207A Lind: New York Times columnist Samuel Freedman will talk about his new book, Dying Words, which looks at LGBT journalists’ experiences during the first wave of AIDS, especially Jeff Schmalz, who had carefully kept his identity as a gay man hidden to protect his career. After his AIDS diagnosis, Schmalz began reporting on the disease, forever changing the newsroom climate at Times. More info.

Saturday: Jessica Lang Dance Master Class

Saturday, 10:30am, Northrop: Jessica Lang is a choreographer and the artistic director of Jessica Lang Dance. Hailed as "a master of visual composition" by Dance Magazine, Lang seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and transforms classical ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging contemporary works. This is a rare opportunity to take a class with Lang. There is no cost for U of M students, but registration is required. More info.