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April 8, 2012
Just a friendly reminder that Fulbright info sessions will be held this Tuesday and Wednesday (full details in last week's newsletter—and we'd like to receive your RSVP to the Honors Recognition Ceremony by Monday, April 9.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowships will be awarded for research-based PhDs in the social sciences, sciences, engineering, mathematics, and history & philosophy of science, beginning Fall 2013 or later. Info sessions for undergraduates will be held:
Phil 4326—Lives Worth Living: Questions of Self, Vocation, and Community (Philosophy Camp). Participants gain a fresh perspective on questions of self, vocation, and community while enjoying simple living on the prairie of southwestern Minnesota. Students and instructors form a community for living and learning to investigate their own and others responses to questions about identity, vocation, and community. May 21–June 15; 6 credits; meets LE requirements for Citizenship/Public Ethics and Other Humanities Core. More info here,or contact an advisor at 612-626-2044, , or 240 Appleby Hall.
ID 3564 and ID 3565 (optional internship component)—Environment and Agriculture: Sustainable Food Systems. Learn to understand sustainability through the lens of the U.S. food system using a diversity of theoretical tools in a range of disciplines (ecology, agronomy, philosophy, economics, and sociology). Analyze the environmental, economic, and quality of life issues that define modern farming and visit a wide variety of farms, a research lab, a meat-packing plant, a creamery, and a cultural arts center. May 9-June 10; 4 or 6 credits; meets Environment Theme LE requirement. Application deadline is April 15. More info here, or Contact an advisor at
ID 3574—Race in America, Then and Now: "Post-Racial" Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement. This program explores the Civil Rights era's struggles as well as current movements for equality, and dares to ask questions about racial justice in America today. During the one-month program, students meet with civil rights activists who were active in the 1960s and those who are active now, and with lawyers, politicians, educators, and youth to learn about how America's present is inextricably linked to its past. The program is based at Jackson State University in Mississippi, one of the U.S.'s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). June 4–June 25; 6 credits; meets LE requirements for Historical Perspectives core and Diversity and Social Justice theme. Deadline is April 15. More info here, or Contact an advisor at
The following study abroad programs still have openings for Fall 2012:
Are you interested in learning more about the Bachelors of Science in Health Professions (BSHP) degree offered at University of Minnesota-Rochester? The BSHP program staff will be up on the Minneapolis campus on Monday, April 9 (1:30 pm, 2-565 Moos Tower) to host an information session about this degree program that has 4 different tracks: Respiratory Care, Echocardiography, Sonography, and Radiography. Sign up today!
The final section in this series will be held Tuesday, 11:30 am, at 518/520 STSS: Get Started on Your Journey: Goal Setting and Creating an Action Plan.
Are you interested in a health profession? Come learn about all types of healthcare professions at the Collaborative Healthcare event. Thursday, 6:30–8:30 pm, STSS 312. More info and registration.
Back by student request, "Law School: The First Hour" is an annual event designed to give pre-law students in the Twin Cities a chance to experience and simulate their first hour in a law school classroom. Presented by Kaplan Test Prep and open to all U of M pre-law students. Thursday, 7 pm, 25 Mondale Hall. Register here.
This is an excellent event for CLA students interested in the fields of advertising or public relations. You'll get an up-close look at the Olson ad agency and learn about different career opportunities for liberal arts graduates. During the visit, you'll talk with employees and managers with liberal arts backgrounds, learn about the organization and career options, and get a tour. Friday, 12:30–2:30 pm, transportation provided. More info and registration: search the ‘Career Events' section in GoldPASS.
Come visit the College of Pharmacy's preview day on Saturday from 1–4 pm to learn about the profession of pharmacy, the Pharm.D. curriculum, admissions, and student life, and take a tour of the College of Pharmacy. Register here.
On Monday, April 16 at 2:30 pm, admissions counselors for the College of Pharmacy will hold 90-minute sessions that provide information about pharmacy career options, in-depth detail on the admissions process, and tips on putting together a strong application. Location: 2-565 Moos Tower. Register here.
The Medical School Office of Admission presents a session specifically for non-traditional Medical School applicants. Monday, April 16, 5–6:30 pm, 2-530 Moos Tower. Register here.
Monday, 5 pm, 1210 Heller: Professor Nabil Matar, "The Mediterranean through Arab Eyes: the Early Modern Period." More info.
Tuesday, 4 pm, 125 Nolte: Andrew Herscher (University of Michigan), "Non-Governmental Memory: The Socialist Monument in Post-(Socialist) Yugoslavia." More info: https://events.umn.edu/017792
Tuesday, 5:30 pm, Ted Mann Concert Hall: former President of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo will present "Globalization: The Promise and The Challenge" with Timothy Kehoe, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and adviser to the Federal Bank of Minneapolis. Zedillo is currently director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. Free and open to the public. More info.
Tuesday, 7 pm, Pohlad Hall, Central Library (3rd and Nicollet, Minneapolis): Hear local authors and baseball historians Stew Thornley, Dan Levitt, and Tom Swift talk about the history and quirks of this great American pastime, and why millions have been enthralled by it for generations. Author John Rosengren will moderate the discussion. More info.
Wednesday, noon, R380 Learning and Environmental Sciences (St. Paul): Todd Reubold (Director of Communication and Public Affairs, University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment), "Your Best Talk Ever: How to Become a Science Presentation Superstar." More info.
Wednesday, 3:35 pm, 131 Physics: Michael Brown (Cal Tech), "Tales from the Outer Solar System." More info.
Wednesday, 5:30 pm, Aster Café (125 Main St SE, St. Anthony Main): A Sip of Science happy hour forum will next feature "Geology and the Terroir of Wine Growing in Minnesota," with glacial geologist and Morris professor James Cotter. Cotter will illustrate how the challenges of wine growing in the Minnesota climate are met with the development of new grape species and innovative growing practices. More info.
Wednesday, 5:35 pm, 225 Ferguson: University Opera Theatre presents a community forum in advance of its spring production of Parables, a new dramatic cantata by Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein. Discussions will center on the issue of diversity in America in its religious, social and cultural aspects. Panelists include composer Robert Aldridge, librettist Herschel Garfein, and several guests. More info.
Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Coffman Union Theater: A rare appearance by novelist Denis Johnson, author of the short story collection Jesus' Son, which the Los Angeles Times called "one of the masterpieces of American fiction in the last 20 years." More info.
Thursday, 4 pm, 125 Nolte: Brenda Child, "Holding our world together: Ojibwe women and the survival of community." More info.
Thursday, 5-7:30 pm, 113 Folwell Hall: The classic film M, one of the most famous German films ever made, tells the story of how a large city is thrown into chaos by a serial killer whom both the police and criminal underworld mobilize to catch. More info.
Pluto and Why it Had it Coming" Thursday, 7:30 pm, 150 Tate: Mike Brown (Professor of Planetary Astronomy, Cal Tech). A heartfelt and personal journey filled with both humor and drama, this lecture is for anyone, young or old, who has ever imagined exploring the universe—and who among us hasn't? More info.
Friday, 3 pm, 240 Blegen: "Wedded to her Profession? Marie-Suzanne Roslin as Artist and Artist's Wife," Art History/TEMS presentation by Melissa Hyde. More info.
Friday, 3:35 pm, 131 Physics: Craig Calendar (University of California-San Diego), "The Flow of Time: Stitching the World Together." More info.
Friday, 6–9 pm, Bell Museum, $8 students: Feeling curiously social, or just curious? Come to the Bell Museum of Natural history for an edifying evening of original art, contemporary science, and local food, featuring Minneapolis band Brute Heart performing live in the diorama hall. More info.
by Charlene Bogonko (UHP student)
We are all of us walking
From here to there
Back and forth
On paths we know
Paths we don't
But we all feel the need
So we walk
Away from hate
Yet, one man's peace
Is another man's piece
And how he loves
Is how she hates
Still, we walk,
In and out of our dreams
In and out of our shadows
We walk until we bleed
Out our fears, hurt,
Confusion and inconsistency
And the nagging hope
Of a better tomorrow
That keeps turning into today
In the most unpredictable of ways
And yet still we walk
Whether beside atrophy
Or behind malice
Whether near pain
Or around death
And I wonder
What is this tenacity?
What is this
With which we walk
And where is it founded
And I realize
So that we can talk
And render life