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April 1, 2012
Fulbright grants for 2013-14 information sessions for undergraduates are scheduled:
The University Honors Program is proud to announce that Paul David Carlson, Chung-Yun (George) Chao, and Mark Strom have been named 2012 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars! Goldwater Scholarships (up to $7500) are awarded to outstanding sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research-oriented careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Congratulations! Read the press release
The registration timetable for fall 2012 is now posted on the One Stop Web site. If you access the "When to register" Quick Link, you will now see their fall 2012 registration time. Twin Cities undergraduate students will receive an email with their registration queue time on Thursday, April 5.
The next installments in this series are scheduled as follows: (More info)
Do you have an interest in a career in student affairs? If so, you are invited to attend an interest session designed especially for you to learn more and make connections with folks in the field of student affairs. Tuesday, 1–2:30 pm (come and go as class permits), Common Room, Yudof Hall. Please RSVP by April 1.
Please join Associate Director of Admissions, Rachel Martinez, on Wednesday, April 4 from 1:30–2:30 pm in STSS 123 to learn more about an exciting new opportunity for Minnesota undergraduate students—Minnesota Law Early Admissions Program (MLEAP). Light refreshments will be provided; no RSVP is necessary. The purpose of MLEAP is to provide current University of Minnesota students who have not taken the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) an opportunity to apply to the Law School. Students considering MLEAP should have researched law programs and determined that the University of Minnesota Law School is the best choice for their legal education. This binding decision program requires that admitted students do not take the LSAT prior to matriculation or initiate any new law school admissions applications. More info
Attention CLA students: Attend this panel discussion to learn about the benefits of internships, hear from people who've done successful internships, and grab a slice of pizza! Free. Friday, noon–1:30 pm, Presidents Room, Coffman Memorial Union. More info
The Health Careers Center offers a series of online and in-person classes for students interested in a career in the health sciences. The full fall list is available online.
Has your life, or the life of someone close to you been affected by mental health issues? To promote awareness about the sometimes profound impact of mental health issues on college students, a coalition of student groups on campus are planning a Mental Health Awareness Day on campus. As part of this awareness event, we're asking U of M students, their friends, and families to contribute personal stories that we can incorporate into our display. These stories may describe your own experience with mental health, illness, or suicide, or how a loved one's experience affected you—positively or negatively. For more info, please find us on Facebook.
Are you curious about the farm to school food movement, how health is a human right, how the GLBTQ community rose above the devastating effects of the 1980s AIDS epidemic, the terminally ill's controversial end-of-life decisions, or female orgasms and how the medical industry is trying to stake claim on prescription medication? If so, check out this week's National Public Health Week Film Festival. More info
Monday, 4 pm, 125 Nolte: Kaushik Sunder Rajan (Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Chicago), "Pharmaceutical Crises and Questions of Value: Terrains and Logics of Global Therapeutic Politics." More info
Tuesday, 4 pm, Bell Museum auditorium: Tracy L. Davis (professor and director of the Center for the Study of Masculinities & Men's Development, Western Illinois University) will discuss how men can advocate and promote gender equity. More info
Tuesday, 4 pm, 1210 Heller: Thomas E. A. Dale (Art History, University of Wisconsin) presents "Romanesque Sculpture, the Senses, and Religious Experience." More info
Tuesday, 7 pm, Heritage Gallery, McNamara Alumni Center: Jacqueline Bhabha (director, Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies; Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer, Harvard Law School; lecturer in Public Policy, the Kennedy School) will speak about two forthcoming books—an edited volume, Children Without a State: A Global Human Rights Challenge, and Moving Children: Human Rights Dilemmas in Contemporary Child Migration. More info
Wednesday, 4 pm, U bookstore, Coffman Memorial Union: John Capecci, local communications trainer and author of Living Proof: Telling Your Story to Make a Difference, and Tami Spry, Professor of Performance Studies at St. Cloud State University and author of Body, Paper Stage: Writing and Performing Autoenthnography, will discuss their books. More info
Wednesday, 6:30–9:30 pm, Coffman Memorial Union Theatre: What can be shared in just seven minutes? Listen in as seven professionals from the fields of architecture, apparel, graphic and interior design, housing, landscape architecture, and retail share thought-provoking, inspiring, and sometimes curious tales from the trenches. Reception with presenters follows program. More info
Thursday, 10 am–3:30 pm, Maroon and Gold Room, McNamara Alumni Center: "The Buried Book: The Surprising Impact of the Folded, Spindled, and Mutilated." More info and a complete schedule are available online.
Thursday, 4 pm, 140 Nolte: "The Magdalene Project: The Ecstasy in Music." Performance by Consortium Carissimi and discussion with Kelley Harness (Music, U of M). More info
Thursday, 4 pm, 1210 Heller: The Frederick and Catherine Lauritsen Lecture in Ancient History presents Edward Champlin (Costen Professor of Humanities, Professor and Chair of the Department of Classics, Princeton University), who will discuss Lucius Aelius Seianus—Sejanus, as he is known in English—the Prefect of the Praetorian Guard under the emperor Tiberius. More info
Thursday evening, Bell Museum, open until 9 pm: The first Thursday of the month continues to be BIG at the Bell! April's programming includes the third feature in the Sustainability Film Series, the popular "Sketch Night," and a gallery tour of Jim Brandenburg's Chased By the Light exhibition, led by John Pastor (professor of Biology, UMD.) More info
Thursday, 7 pm, St. Paul Student Center Theatre: Two Spirits interweaves the tragic story of a mother's loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn't simply divided into female and male and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders. After the film, join us for refreshments and facilitated discussion with local activist Richard LaFortune (featured in Two Spirits.) More info
Friday, noon, 120 Andersen Library: "Pacific Explorers," presented by the James Ford Bell Library as part of the "Call It Character" series. More info
Friday, 3:35 pm, 131 Physics: Rebecca Slayton (Program in History of Science and Technology, U of M), "Efficient, Secure, Green: The Shifting Logic of 'Smart' Grids." More info
Friday, 4 pm, Yudof Hall Club Room: Bring your friends to an Indian feast for all your senses! You can learn to dance the Bhangra (North Indian/Punjabi dance) and Bollywood styles, try on clothing, play a traditional game of Antakshari, and get a henna tattoo. BHARAT will perform a dance to sitar and tabla music and present video and slide shows. Last but not least, some of the most beloved Indian food: samosa (patty made with potatoes), chaatpapri (an Indian snack with potatoes, onion, and tomatoes) and chutney, kheer (rice pudding), gulabjamun (sweet cheeseballs), choolebhature (chickpeas dish) with Indian bread/naan, palao/vege biryani (veggie rice with Indian spices). More info
April 7–May 3 (Saturdays 9–11 am and 1–3 pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays 7–9 pm), In the Heart of the Beast Theatre, 1500 East Lake Street, Minneapolis: Workshops are free and open to everyone; no reservations or experience necessary. Please wear clothes and shoes that are appropriate for painting. Workshop participants will be given an overview of the 2012 Parade theme and then invited to choose which section of the Parade they would like to work on. Participants can come to as many or as few workshops as they want, and their creation will be theirs to keep after the Parade. More info
by Barton Sutter
To live until we die—
The job seems just impossible.
The great weight of the past
Pushing us forward, the long future
Thrust out before us, and so little room to either side!
The least we can do is stay sober,
Look sharp. The thousand-foot ore boat
Slides through the ship canal
And eases beneath the bridge,
All engines thrumming,
Including the pilot's heart.