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The Weekly News

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

February 13, 2017

Honors News

UK Scholarships Info Session TODAY!

Interested in Graduate Study in England or Ireland? Come to the UK Scholarships Information Session and learn about Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Churchill, and Mitchell Scholarships. Monday, February 13, 4–5pm in 240 Northrop.

Next Week: Honors Lecture Series Welcomes Linda Holmes!

The Honors Lecture Series continues next Tuesday, February 21st! We're excited to welcome NPR pop culture correspondent Linda Holmes, who will deliver a lecture titled "And Me Without My Pink Cocktail: Images of Women in Television. The lecture is FREE for UHP students, but tickets are required.

Pie with Professors

It's a new semester and that means it’s time for pie—come connect with faculty outside of the classroom while enjoying our favorite dessert! Meet us in the Middlebrook Terrace Room on Thursday February 23rd from 6–7pm. All UHP students are welcome.

Reminder: UHP Programming Survey

We're always looking for ways to better plan exciting, innovative, and meaningful events and activities centered around you! Help UHP plan for the upcoming semesters by taking this brief survey regarding your current and potential involvement in Honors programming.

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Other News and Opportunities

Exeter Summer Program in Oxford

The new Exeter Summer Program at Oxford University is a 6-week residential program comprising 12 thematically arranged, research-enriched courses in Literature & Art/Cinema, History & Anthropology/Sociology/Culture, International Relations & Economics, Law & Philosophy, Science & Maths, and Engineering & Medicine. This program is committed to a multidisciplinary pedagogy—any combination of lectures is possible and students are encouraged to combine their major interest(s) with something new. The approach to teaching and learning is modelled on that offered at Oxford to deliver an authentic experience of life as an Oxford University undergraduate. Some scholarships are available, and applications are due by February 24th.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Are you actively working for social and economic justice and have a demonstrated need to cover educational expenses? Consider applying for up to $10,000 from the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund. Application deadline is April 1, 2017.

Job, Internship, and Research Assistant Positions with RIGS

Several positions are available for students studying in a department affiliated with the Race, Indigeneity, Gender & Sexuality Studies Initiative (RIGS). Affiliated disciplines include American Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicano Studies, American Indian Studies, and Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies. All postings are being updated on a Google Document provided by the initiative.

U of M Job and Internship Fair

Connect with potential employers at the U of M Job and Internship Fair on Friday, February 24th from 10am–4pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This is the biggest student career fair in Minnesota, featuring more than 300 companies and organizations will be in attendance recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships. Tips, registration, and more are available on the job fair website.

Submit Abstracts for the 2017 Student Sustainability and Energy Expo

The 2017 Student Sustainability and Energy Expo (formerly known as Sustainability Symposium) will take place at Coffman Memorial Union on Friday, April 7th! Submit your research, student-initiative, or creative work proposal by February 24th! This year's Expo will showcase student research and work, and welcomes submissions from post-doctoral, graduate, professional and undergraduate students. Submissions for research or creative work may be in categories of: posters, lightning talks, and creative work (including multimedia).

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Campus and Community Events

Monday: Inverse Problems and Harry Potter's Cloak

Monday, 7pm, 2-650 Moos: Inverse problems arise in all fields of science and technology, where information is obtained about an object from a set of observed measurements. Taking human vision as an example, our brains construct a detailed, 3-D map from measurements of scattered light that reach our retinas. Thus, solving inverse problems can reveal what is hidden. But can objects be made invisible? Fascination with this subject includes Greek mythology and science fiction like Star Trek and Harry Potter. This lecture will explore several inverse problems and then describe a simple and powerful proposal for achieving invisibility, the so-called transformation optics, and other progress that has been made in the last decade.

Tuesday: Opera Valentine's Duets

Tuesday, 7pm, Davis Gallery, Weisman: Love Lost, Love Found! Start your date night with WAM and have a Valentine's Day to remember! You and your sweetheart will be serenaded by singers in the beautiful galleries of the Weisman Art Museum. The romance, tragedy, passion, and revenge of opera have captivated composers and audiences for ages. This performance is open to everyone from seasoned opera lovers to opera first-timers.

Wednesday: Science Salon— "Reinventing Cities"

Wednesday, 6:30pm, Humphrey Forum: Join this Minnesota Academy of Science Salon to learn about reinventing cities through innovations in energy, water, transportation, green infrastructure, and food systems together with social, behavioral, and policy change. Dr. Anu Ramaswami will discuss eight principles for developing smart, sustainable and healthy cities, recently published in the journal Science, and will discuss the application of those principles to research and development of sustainable urban policies in cities in the U.S., China and India.

Thursday: Alumni Webinar on Professional Presence

Thursday, 12pm, Online (register here): Who has presence you admire? This webinar will help you discover strategies to confidently convey your genuine spark in all types of situations, and ultimately build your brand for your career journey. Learn tips and practices to develop your professional poise for meaningful interactions and to showcase your authenticity and leadership capabilities. Register now!

Friday: Small World Coffee Hour

Friday, 4–6pm, Club Room, Yudof Hall: This Friday, Small World Coffee Hour will be joined by members of PERSISMA (Malaysian Student Association) and LISA (Latino International Student Association)! Immerse yourself in this multicultural event, accompanied by cultural presentations, clothing and, most importantly, a variety of FOOD.

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