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The Weekly News

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

March 22, 2015

Honors News

UHP is Hiring Office Assistants

The University Honors Program is currently seeking applicants for the position of Office Assistant. Applicants must be UHP students in their sophomore or junior year during the 2015–2016 academic year. This position will begin September 2015. For a full job description and access to the online application, please visit the UHP website.

Thursday: Art Tour

Are you interested in art? Have you always wondered what goes on behind the scenes in an art studio? Join UHP this Thursday as we tour the Department of Art's studio spaces and the Katherine E. Nash Gallery! We will meet at 2pm in the main lobby of Regis Center, and our tour will be led by Professor Tetsuya Yamada and Art advisor Margie McGee-Newton. RSVP now!

Scholarship Info Sessions

The Office for National and International Scholarships will be hosting several information sessions on major scholarships in the coming weeks. This Friday, March 27th marks the first of four Fulbright Info Sessions, and a general session designed for sophomores will be held on April 27th. Please check the UHP calendar for a complete list with dates & times).

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Other News and Opportunities

Take the SERU Survey

Want to make a difference in the ways you and others experience the University of Minnesota? The Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey is a powerful way to share your thoughts and opinions with University decision makers. This 30–45 minute survey opens on Monday, March 23rd. All responses are confidential and participants will be entered to win one of 100 $30 gift cards to the U Bookstore (all participants will receive a 20% off coupon for one clothing item, novelty item, or general book). Take the survey now, or find out more about SERU. Please make sure your voice is heard!


Glitchcon is a 2-day festival hosted at the McNamara Alumni Center that explores video games as a culture, career, and creative practice through panels, workshops, and discussions. It is a great opportunity for any student interested in pursuing a career in video games. Questions? or call (651) 399 2871. More info.

Grad Fest '15

Graduating this spring? Stop by the Coffman Great Hall this Wednesday (10am–6pm) or Thursday (10am–4pm) for Grad Fest '15! GradFest is the U's official "one-stop" source for graduation information, services and products, and has promised "no hassle for a tassel" to U of M graduates since 1994. GradFest is a great way to save time, and money while preparing for commencement and life after college. More info.

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Campus and Community Events

Monday: Listening In(to) Relationships

Monday, 1:30pm, N219 Elliott: As part of the Colloquia in Interpersonal Relationships Research, Dr. Graham D. Bodie (Communication Studies, Louisiana State University) presents "Listening In(to) Relationships." The purpose of this talk is to provide a perspective on how relationships research can be enhanced by taking listening more seriously in our theory building and empirical endeavors. More info.

Monday: Film Screening: Blowup

Monday, 6pm, 325 Nicholson: The deparrment of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature presents Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 counter-culture classic, Blowup, about a fashion photographer who believes he has unwittingly captured a murder on film. Due its explicit sexual content (by contemporary standards), Blowup's US release by a major Hollywood studio was in direct defiance of the Production Code. Its subsequent outstanding critical and box office success proved to be one of the final events that led to the abandonment of that code in 1968 in favor of the MPAA film rating system.

Tuesday: MN Cup Social Entrepreneurship Series

Tuesday, 7:30am–12pm, 3M Auditorium, CSoM: Minnesota is well known for its philanthropic culture. Combining this innate characteristic with an educated, talented workforce and high concentration of Fortune 500 Companies, the region is poised to become a social enterprise hub. To support and encourage growth in this space, MN Cup is hosting a social entrepreneurship event series supported by the Carlson Family Foundation and Bush Foundation. The purpose is to Inspire and educate early stage Minnesota entrepreneurs through high caliber speakers, panelists and resources. Join a lively discussion featuring experts and successful entrepreneurs to improve your business and increase your social impact. More info.

Tuesday: CEHD Research Day

Tuesday, 11am–1pm, McNamara: CEHD Research Day showcases the impact of College of Education and Human Development research on our lives. For the first time this year, in addition to faculty presentations, graduate and undergraduate students will be invited to present their research in a Student Showcase. More info.

Tuesday: Statistician Lynn Y. S. Lin

Tuesday, 3:30pm, 101 Walter Library: As part of the Buehler-Martin Lecture Series, Lynn Y. S. Lin presents "How Did I Get Into New Product Sales Forecasting Business?" Lin has spent his career applying statistics to solve real-world problems, including stints with Pilsbury and Booz-Allen Hamilton. More info.

Tuesday: Sociology Workshop Series

Tuesday, 4pm, 1114 Social Sciences: Micheala DeSoucey (North Carolina State University) presents "Another Person's Poison: Peanut Allergy, Proximity Risk, and the Social Organization of Shared Space." More info.

Wednesday: William Hoffman Discusses The Biologist's Imagination

Wednesday, 4pm, U Bookstore, Coffman: Author and University of Minnesota medical editor William Hoffman will discuss his new book The Biologist’s Imagination: Innovation in the Biosciences. This book examines the history of innovation in the biosciences, tracing technological innovation from the late eighteenth century to the present and placing special emphasis on how and where technology evolves. This work delivers a review of past models for bioscience innovation and offers a forward-looking, original argument for what future models should take into account. More info.

Thursday: Human Trafficking and Medicine

Thursday, 12:15pm, 2-530 Moos: Human trafficking is found in every county in Minnesota. Most victims are seen by healthcare professionals during their captivity, but their chance for freedom is usually lost because their plight is unrecognized. The healthcare needs of this group are complex and appropriate treatment is critical for their healing. This lecture will discuss the basic facts of human trafficking, how to recognize victims, and the healthcare problems that should be considered during their care. More info.

Thursday: Retired Colonel Michael Linick on Global Strategy and Politics

Thursday, 4pm, 240 Northrop: This installment of the IAS Thursdays at Four series features Colonel Michael Linick, USA (Retired) and Ronald Krebs, a political science professor at the U. Col. Linick has extensive experience working as Chief of US Army Force Management, leading matrixed teams in analysis, development, and integration of strategic-level policy recommendations for both institutional and operational applications, and developing broad cross-functional collaboration and transparency in analysis across all stakeholders. More info.

Thursday: Creating Your Brand with Social Media

Thursday, 6–7:30pm, 100 Rapson: Learn social media strategies from local experts from Wit and Delight, Soap Factory, and Target. These creative, media-savvy panelists will share their tips and advice for developing your own successful online brand. This event is free, but RSVP is requested. More info.

Friday: Diversity Issues in Wellness, Health, and Healthcare

Friday, 1:30pm, 120 Andersen Library: The US spends the greatest amount of GDP on health care per capita among the "most advanced" countries yet ranks 46th in the world regarding "most efficient" healthcare. This conversation examines health care research and treatment disparities while also exploring cultural knowledge and practices that communities use to maintain health. More info.

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