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The Weekly News - Archive

November 7, 2017

Honors News

Please Take a One-Question HSem Abroad Survey

By now you've heard about Hsem 3013H, Caravaggio: Bad Boy of Baroque, an Honors Seminar that explores the life and art of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610) and features a spring break Learning Abroad component in Rome. Please take 30 seconds to complete this one-question survey so that we can plan accordingly for student enrollment. Thank you for your help, UHP students! (PS: We are holding an info session this Wednesday, November 8th from 3–4pm in Northrop 106 if you are looking for additional info!)

Next Week: Pie With Professors

Its pie time again and we're filling excited! Are you interested in an opportunity to meet professors outside of the classroom while enjoying tasty pie? Join us for our last Pie with Professors of the semester! We'll be in the Middlebrook Terrace Room Thursday November 16th from 6–7pm. The concept is simple: Honors students & Honors faculty, sharing ideas & sharing pie. Crust us, you won't want to miss this.

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Other News and Opportunities

Apply for a campus climate micro-grant

Campus climate micro-grants give members of the Twin Cities campus community an opportunity to receive funding to advance campus climate. This year's theme, "fostering understanding, building solidarity and community," encourages two or more campus groups (departments, collegiate units, or student groups) to collaborate on projects to enhance the campus climate. Micro-grants range from $500 to $1,000, and the deadline to apply is December 1.

Apply now for the Minnesota Student Association fellowship program

Interested in getting involved with student advocacy? Enjoy doing research and outreach? Want to help uplift marginalized and non-traditional communities on our campus? The Minnesota Student Association is looking for students outside MSA to apply for its R2R Fellowship! This is a great opportunity to learn more about student advocacy and the work of the Board of Regents, which governs over the entire University system. The application will close on Sunday, November 5th, at 11:59 PM. Email Mina Kian ( or Apoorva Malarvannan ( if you have any questions.

Display/Perform Your Work: "While You're Here"

Interested in showing a sculpture, poem, painting, dance, song or other artwork, and being in conversation with other wonderful artists at our University? "While We're Here" is a performance, gallery and presentation space which aims to foster generous art making that examines, challenges and heals. Created by seven students in the Dance Production class, this art space is a place for conversation and change. We are looking to you, the artists, for help in stepping closer to our vision of a society empowered by compassionate conversation and active listening. Interested? Learn more and propose your idea to our production team. Thank you and we look forward to hearing your ideas.

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Campus and Community Events

Thursday: Afaa Michael Weaver and Marcus Wicker Reading

Thursday, 7pm, Arthur Upson Room, Walter Library: The Department of English welcomes award-winning poets Afaa Michael Weaver and Marcus Wicker for a reading. Both poets will read excerpts from their new collections. The reading is free and open to the public.

Friday: Unspoken Truths about Working in the Creative Industry

Friday, 12:45pm, 100 Rapson Hall: Katie Mullen and Jordan Pintar, owners of BlackPaint Studios, are on a mission to share things they wish someone would have told them when they were in school. They find that many young people, especially young women who are new to the creative industry, don't feel prepared for the realities of working in the field. Mullen and Pintar will get real and raw about their own experiences in the industry and offer advice on how to stay sane and succeed with the ultimate goal of helping students avoid pitfalls and get excited about creating the change the industry needs. This event is hosted by the College of Design and the Graphic Design Student Association as part of the 2017-2018 College Speaking Series.

Friday: Covering Refugees: Roundtable with Journalists from Europe, the Middle East, North and Central America

Friday, 4pm, 130 Murphy Hall: The citizens of Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas are struggling to cope with the myriad effects of the largest refugee movements in a century. Trying to make sense of these crises is a profession itself in crisis -- factual, accurate, objective journalism is under fire. Join the Hubbard School of Journalism and the Center for German and European Studies to learn the story behind the stories from key reporters representing leading news media in all four regions. Professor Giovanna Dell'Orto of The Hubbard School and Perla Trevizo of the Arizona Daily Star will moderate a panel including journalists from the New York Times, The Associated Press, CNN Greece, the Los Angeles Times, and additional publications from Germany and Guatemala. This event is free and open to the public.

FEMME-inist Friday: The Politics of Femme Identities

Friday, 5pm, 101 Walter Library: Join the Women's Center and Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life for a discussion to explore the politics within the ever-present femme identities. This edition of Feminist Friday will seek to highlight the experiences, stigmas, and intersections of femme-identified folk through an interactive exploration of identity development.

Saturday: Humphrey School of Public Affairs Fall Preview Day

Saturday, 9am, Humphrey School Forum: The Humphrey School of Public Affairs invites you to attend its Fall Preview Day and learn more about the school and its master's programs. The preview day gives students the opportunity to discover the programs and coursework directly from faculty, hear personal anecdotes from current students, and learn about all the possibilities a degree from the Humphrey School can offer. The event is free, and attendees must register in advance.

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