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The Weekly News - Archive

November 13, 2017

Honors News

Tuesday: Honors Alumni Networking E-Panel!

Are you interested in a health career, but not sure the traditional MD or RN fields are for you? UHP is here to help with our latest Honors Alumni Networking E-Panel! Our alumni have been in your shoes and successfully launched their careers in alternative health fields. We've arranged to have 3 of them join us via video conference to tell you all about their experiences and answer your questions. See our November 9th email for details on partipants and SIGN UP NOW — the event is tomorrow night, Tuesday November 14th and 7pm in 240 Northrop!

Thursday: 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.

Reminder: 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!

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Other News and Opportunities

CLAgency Now Hiring

CLAgency, CLA's student-run communications agency, is looking for creative students with strong writing skills to join the team as account executives. Account executives are assigned to one or more departments in CLA to provide communications services and write for the department's website, e-newsletter, and social media pages. This position requires a commitment of 15-20 hours per week and pays $10 per hour. The priority deadline to apply for spring 2018 is November 22.

Center for Urban and Regional Affairs seeking Communications and Special Events Student Assistant

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) is hiring a Communications and Special Events Student Assistant to help with the organization's upcoming 50th anniversary celebration. The position involves event coordination, communications, and research around CURA's 50th anniversary festivities. This opportunity is ideal for students passionate about the issue areas that CURA works in, including housing, sustainability, community-based research, and the arts. Students can find more information at the job posting on MyU.

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Campus and Community Events

Tuesday: 200 Years After Austen: "Austen Minis"

Tuesday, 7pm, Lind Hall 207: Join the Department of English for part three of its "200 Years After Austen" lecture and discussion series. This event will feature brief talks about Austen and her literature by Professors of English Elaine Auyong, Brian Goldberg, and Amit Yahav. The event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday: Andrea Jenkins Lecture and Reception

Wednesday, 6pm, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs: The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life present the inaugural Andrea Jenkins Lecture and Reception. Jenkins is a University of Minnesota alumna and a local playwright, visual artist, writer, performer, and trans activist. This annual lecture will honor Jenkins and work to center the voices of queer and trans people of color. The reception, including a light dinner, begins at 6pm and the lecture follows at 7pm. The event is free but requires advance registration.

Wednesday: Learn about Acara Programs and Resources from Acara students

Wednesday, 11-1pm, Humphrey 50B: Sometimes, finding your place in the world means changing it. Join current Acara students to learn about how you win up to $5000 in summer fellowship funding. Stop in for a free lunch and learn more about Acara's upcoming courses: Acara Impact Venture Launchpad (PA 5743), a one-week January course; Knowledge to Impact: Creating Action with your Grand Challenge Project Idea (GCC 5501); and Design for Sustainable Development, three-week May term courses in India and Nicaragua. Acara encourages students to RSVP to prevent food waste.

Thursday: Disney Pixar: COCO Artist Tour

Thursday, 9am, 33 McNeal Hall: Join the College of Design for a special one-hour presentation and Q&A with Chris Bernardi from Pixar Animation Studios. As the sets supervisor for Pixar's upcoming film COCO, Bernardi led a team of artists and programmers to create the film's environment. This event is free and open to the public but requires an RSVP.

Thursday: Reformation Series: Pursuing Religious Life in the Later Middle Ages

Thursday, 4pm, 1210 Heller Hall: Join the Center for Medieval Studies for part four of its Remembering the Reformation Series. John Van Engen from the University of Notre Dame will present a lecture titled, "Pursuing Religious Life in the Later Middle Ages." This event is free and open to the public.

Friday: Asia Colloquium: Hollywood Made in China

Friday, 1:30pm, 135 Nicholson Hall: The Asian Literatures, Cultures and Media Program and the Moving Image Studies Program welcome Aynne Kokas, Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. Kokas will discuss the growing Chinese box office and its future impact on Hollywood. This event is free and open to the public.

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