March 19, 2009

China & India Lecture on March 27th

The University of Minnesota’s The Center for Integrative Leadership and The Carlson School of Management’s Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management Research Center presents the lecture --"Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India Are Reshaping Their Futures and Yours"
Speaker: Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

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U of M Grad Fest 09 - March 25 & 26

Interested in how American college students graduate? GradFest is the U of M's official "one-stop" source for graduation information, services and products, and has promised "no hassle for a tassel" to U of M graduates for 15 years. GradFest is a great way to save time, and money while preparing for commencement and life after college.

http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/grad/gradfest.html

March 16, 2009

St. Paul is Fabulous Too

The City of St. Paul website lists its museums and annual festivals:
http://www.stpaul.gov/index.asp?nid=2450

Also the Visit St. Paul website is an official website for visitors:
http://www.visitsaintpaul.com/

Minnesota Science Museum and Minnesota State Capitol are highly recommended to visit during your stay here. The latter provides free tours to public and you will get a chance to walk around the State Senate and House as well as the Governor's office.

Minneapolis Landmarks

The City of Minneapolis website recommends landmarks and tours.
http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/visitors/landmarks.asp

You can take a walk or take bus #6 to St. Anthony Main area, which includes numerous landmarks worthy visiting --Stone Arch Bridge, Guthrie Theater, Mill City Museum, as well as St. Anthony Falls known as the birthplace of Minneapolis and the only waterfall on the Mississippi River.

March 12, 2009

What is Next?

1. Visit U of M website to double check your personal information
www.umn.edu

2. Update your home address and emergency contact at One Stop (click "personal information" in the right column)
www.onestop.umn.edu

3. Check University emails:
www.mail.umn.edu

4. Review your health insurance policy at Byonton Health Services:
http://www.bhs.umn.edu/insurance/twincities/scholar.htm

5. Review safety and security resources within U of M
http://www1.umn.edu/prepared/

March 11 China Center Orientation PPT

Hello eveyone! The attached PDF document includes lots of useful links and information.

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March 4, 2009

March 23 Conference on Higher Performance

"Bring Lessons from the World's Top Educational Performers to Minnesota"
Speaker: Andreas Schleicher
Time: March 23, 9-11AM
Location: Coffman Memorial Union - Theater University of Minnesota


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Welcome Beijing Research Scholars!