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The Weekly News

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

May 3, 2015

Honors News

UHP Law Mentorship Program

The University Honors Program, together with the University of Minnesota Law School, is pleased to announce a new mentoring program to connect UHP students with current UMNTC law students. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors with a strong interest in law school and requires a one-year commitment—including a training/kickoff event in the fall, two mentor-mentee meetings/events each semester, and a wrap-up event in the spring. Meetings with mentors may include attending a law school class, law student group meeting, and/or CLE/Law School events like the Stein Conversation with Justice Scalia on October 20, 2015. Interested? Space is limited. Apply by May 8!

Semester Honors Summary Forms are Due

As the semester wraps up, don't forget to submit your Semester Honors Summary form. Using this form ensures that honors courses and experiences will be added to your honors APAS, which helps us track your progress in the program. Please submit your completed form to the UHP front desk in 390 Northrop—and remember to document the details of your non-course experiences on page 2 of the form. If you have any questions, please contact your advisor or inquire with the front desk at 612-624-5522.

Last Chance—Tweet Your Photo, Win Starbucks!

Want a Starbucks gift card? Enter the UHP Twitter Photo Contest! It's simple: 1.) Follow @UMNHonors on Twitter, 2.) Take a photo by Northrop, and 3.) Tweet it with #NorthropPhotoOp. The contest runs through Monday, May 4th, with the winner announced on Tuesday, May 5th. Good luck!

Last Weekly News of the Semester

This will be the last regular issue of the UHP Weekly News for the academic year. We will send periodic updates this summer, and The Weekly News will resume publication in late August. Best of luck with your Honors Theses, final papers, projects, and exams—and have a wonderful summer!

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Other News and Opportunities

Summer Research Assistant Needed for Aging Study

The Center on Aging and the Department of Geography, Environment &Society seek a Summer Research Assistant for their study, "Aging in the 'Right' Place." The job will run from June 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015 (some flexibility in scheduling), will require about 20 hours/week, is located on the Twin Cities campus, and pays $12.50/hour. The research assistant will be working primarily with Jessica Finlay, a PhD candidate in the Geography department. Full details can be found in the job posting.

Volunteer at Northern Spark's Water Bar

If you're looking for a great summer volunteer opportunity, consider tending the Water Bar on Northern Plaza at this year's Northern Spark festival on June 13th. The Water Bar will be open for the duration of the festival, sunset to sunrise, with Water Bar Tenders serving 3 different tap waters—each one a prompt for contemplating a variety of water issues and stories as they intersect with our everyday lives. More information and a signup form are available online.

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Campus and Community Events

Monday: Salute to the Big Bands

Monday, 7:30pm, Ted Mann: Program to include Sammy Nestico's Basie Straight Ahead; Bill Holman's Mulligan Tawny; Woody Herman's Apple Honey; Count Basie, Jerry Livingston, and Mack David's Blue and Sentimental; Joe Bishop and Woody Herman's Woodchopper’s Ball; Alan Broadbent's Reunion at Newport 1972; Ralph Burns and Woody Herman's Early Autumn; Frank Foster's Four Five Six; Neal Hefti's Cute; Tony Klatka's Blues for Poland; Count Basie's Jumpin’ at the Woodside; and Count Basie and Frank Foster's Shorty George. More info.

Tuesday: re.con de.con—BFA Exhibit Opening

Tuesday, 11am, Nash Gallery, Regis Center: The Katherine E. Nash Gallery presents re.con de.con, a group exhibition of 32 artists about to complete the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the Department of Art. The artwork represented is made in a diverse range of media including, ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, textiles, video, and installation. Exhibit runs through May 16th. More info.

Wednesday: Toy Product Design PLAYsentations

Wednesday, 6pm, Coffman Theater: Toy Product Design (PDES 3711/5711) is a hands-on project-based introduction to a product design process. Students work in small teams to design and prototype their own toy concepts with help from children and industry. The PLAYsentations are a theatrical show where the students present their toy prototypes to the UMN community, industry and children. After the show you can connect with the student designers, play with the prototypes, and enjoy milk and cookies! FREE, but Space is limited. " target="blank">Register now!

Thursday: Northrop's Primal Scream

Thursday, 10:30am–12:15pm, Northrop: Gather on the Northrop Plaza to scream out the stress of Finals! That's right, we want you all to scream at the top of your lungs, in unison! Let's see if they can hear us all the way in Saint Paul! Plus, stick around for live music, free coffee, and fun, stress-relieving activities! More info.

Thursday: American Politics and the Power of Money

Thursday, 12pm, Humphrey Forum, HHH: New research reveals that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests shape government policy in the US while average citizens have little or no influence. What does this mean for American politics? Find out with Martin Gilens, Professor of Politics at Princeton University. More info.

Thursday: MnDRIVE Robotics, Sensors, and Advanced Manufacturing Lecture

Thursday, 2pm, 3-180 Keller: The Internet of Things, or IoT, is an industry- and world-changing wave of transformation for manufacturers. Software, sensors, and connectivity are increasingly embedded into the products we design and build. This lecture—"Managing the Internet of Things: How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Competition"—is presented by James Heppelmann (an industry leader and President & CEO of PTC. More info.

Friday: Bell Social—Curious Creatures After Dark

Friday, 7–10:30pm, Bell Museum: Because only the most curious creatures come out at night. . . Enjoy a special after hours event at the Bell Museum of Natural History—City Pages 2015 winner for best museum in the Twin Cities. A variety of refreshments and refreshing activities await, including a celebration of art and science with the Bell Museum artists in residence Sam Easterson & Diane Willow. Discount admission for UMN students! More info.

Saturday: Two Events with Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky

Saturday, 3:30pm, Ultan Recital Hall, Ferguson: Guest Workshop, DJ Spooky Presents the Imaginary App— In this lecture/demonstration, multimedia artist, composer and writer Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky expands the concept of DJ with elements of data, conceptual art, collage, loops and layers. From his popular DJ app for iPad, which has enjoyed over 12 million downloads, to his latest book Imaginary App on how apps have changed everything, DJ Spooky will discuss how technology has shaped creativity throughout history and continues to guide how we actualize the future. More info.

Saturday, 6pm, West Bank Arts Quarter: A Night in the Quarter— The University of Minnesota celebrates "A Night in the Quarter" with guest artist Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, exhibitions of work by U of M students, food trucks, and more! More info.

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