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a weekly digest of Updates, Opportunities, and Events for honors students
May 5, 2013
If you are graduating with Latin Honors this semester (or May term), we have a medallion and a certificate to recognize your achievements! The majority of students will receive their certificates and medallions at this week's Honors Recognition Ceremony. If you are unable to attend, you may pick them up in the UHP office beginning Monday, May 6th.
This will be the last regular issue of the UHP weekly enews 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 final papers, projects, and exams, and have a wonderful summer!
Exam Jam is here! You can prepare for finals by connecting with other students for tutoring and review workshops! The full schedule of review workshops is available via the Golden Gopher Workshop Database. Click here for yutor schedules and more details.
The Medical School will host several information sessions over the course of the summer—May 20, June 17, July 15, and August 12. Find more information and registration details on the Medical School website.
Do you play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument? Are you looking for a fun way to continue playing your instrument at the U? Consider enrolling in one of four campus band course offerings this fall:
Looking for an interesting course that fulfills multiple requirements this fall? Check out GWSS 3303W: Writing Differences—Literature by U.S. Women of Color. This course meets on Mondays from 4–6:30 pm and fulfills Lib Ed requirements for Literature and Diversity & Social Justice in the U.S., as well as the Writing Intensive requiremernt. More info.
There's once again a great selection of music on camus this week:
Monday, noon, 235 Nolte: Peter Shea (director and producer, Bat of Minerva interview series) presents "Studying American on America's Front Porch." More info.
Monday, 1 pm, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School: Pull of Gravity, a documentary on coming home from prison, examines what happens to the 700,000 people released from prison each year. The screening will be followed by discussion with Joe Soss, Cowles Professor for the Study of Public Service, and assistant sociology professor Josh Page. More info and registrations.
Monday, 4 pm, Mayo Memorial Auditorium: Resilience has been defined as the ability to bend but not break, to bounce back, and sometimes to grow stronger as a result of adversity. But why are some people more resilient than others? Dr. Steven Southwick (Glenn H. Greenberg Professor of Psychiatry, PTSD and Resilience at Yale University School of Medicine and at the Yale Child Study Center) will review recent scientific advances in our understanding of genetic, neurological, psychological, social and spiritual factors that are associated with resilience. He will also discuss ways in which these scientific advances inform interventions and training designed to enhance one's capacity to effectively deal with challenges, stress and trauma. More info.
Tuesday, 3:30 pm, 415 Blegen: Professor Kieran O'Conor (National University of Ireland) presemts "Medieval Rural Settlement in Anglo-Norman Ireland." Reception follows the presentationn in the Anthropology lounge.
Tuesday, 5 pm, 135 Nicholson: Journalist and scholar Ida Dominijanni presents "The Cricket's Leap: Post-Oedipal Populism and Neoliberal Democracy in Contemporary Italy." More info.
Wednesday, 5:30 pm, Aster Café (125 Main St SE): Craig Edwards, Minnesota Public Radio meteorologist, "Climate Change: Charting Preparation and Societal Response to Weather Extremes." More info.
Wednesday, 7 pm, 100 Rapson: Toy Product Design (PDES 3711/5711) is a hands-on, project-based introduction to the product design process. Students have worked in small teams to design and prototype their own toy concepts with help from children and industry. The PLAYsentations are a theatrical show where these students present their toy prototypes to the University community, industry, and children. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is strongly encouraged.
Thursday, 4 pm, 125 Nolte: Sraman Mukherjee (Professor of History, Presidency University, Calcutta, India) presents "Secular Heritage, Sacred Reclamation: Archaeology, Buddhist Revival, and the Circulation of Relics in South and Southeast Asia." More info.
Thursday, 4 pm, Andersen Library: Lesbian Nuns book release party. More info.
Thursday, 6 pm, Weisman Art Museum: Professor Lary May (American Studies) presents "Unraveling the Culture of War: Global Hollywood and American Politics in the Age of 9/11." Film clips and illustrations detailing the changing face of movie making from World War II to the present will accompany the lecture. Lecture is free, but RSVP is required.
Friday, 12:15 pm, 3-125 Mayo: John Song presents "Moral Distress among Physicians: A Challenge to Authenticity and Practice." More info.
Friday, 7:30 pm, Xperimental Theatre, Rarig: Ray Schultz performs Blanche and Beyond: The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended. More info.
Tuesday, May 14, 3 pm, CMU Great Hall: The Wellbeing Lecture Series presents "The Power of Habit." Why do some people struggle to change, despite years of trying, while others are able to quickly remove bad habits and reinvent themselves? How have some companies changed their corporate culture—and achieved success—by altering your habits? Charles Duhigg is the author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life & Business and an award-winning investigative reporter for the New York Times. During this presentation, he will discuss how a simple habit loop—a cue, a routine, and reward—is the key to transforming behavior. Event is free to U of M students. Register here.
There are several literature and theatre events worth checking out this summer. The summer season of Talk of the Stacks at Minneapolis Central Library will feature appearances by acclaimed Milkweed Editions author David Rhodes, National Book Award winner Colum McCann, and renowned fantasy author Terry Brooks. And for our theatre buffs, check out Sweet Revenge on the U of M Showboat, Emilie: The Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight at Theatre Pro Rata, or the rarely-produced Tennesee Williams play Camino Real at The Minneapolis Theatre Garage—and don't forget the Minneapolis Fringe Festival this August! Have a great summer!
by Louis Simpson
The storm broke, and it rained,
And water rose in the pool,
And frogs hopped into the gutter,
With their skins of yellow and green,
And just their eyes shining above the surface
Of the warm solution of slime.
At night, when fire flies trace
Light-lines between the trees and flowers
The frogs speak to each other
In rhythm. The sound is monstrous,
But their voices are filled with satisfaction.
In the city I pine for the country;
In the country I long for conversation—
Our happy croaking.