November 2011 Archives

Male participants needed for study

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The Adiposity and Infertility Study (ADONIS) at the University of Minnesota is currently seeking volunteers for a study investigating the role of a lifestyle weight loss intervention on reproductive function in men. Eligible subjects are men who have a BMI of 30 or greater and between the ages of 18 and 45 years old. Men currently enrolled in a weight-loss program are not eligible to participate. Participants will be compensated. Interested individuals should contact Dr. Ruby Nguyen at adonis@umn.edu .

For more information, check out the attached flier...

Final Brochure_08192011 PDF.pdf

Henning Happy Hour, Wednesday Nov. 30

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Come to Acadia Cafe on Wednesday, November 30th to talk with Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education Henning Schroeder. The happy hour will be from 5:30-6:30. Hope to see you there!

Thanksgiving Carpooling Service

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Going home for Thanksgiving? The University of Minnesota has an official "green transportation solution for students" .

Here's some information from Zimride, the service that you can use to arrange a carpool.

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We provide a super easy way for your members to organize carpools. Whether going home for Thanksgiving or doing a cross country road trip, Zimride has you covered!

How to take advantage of Zimride:
1. Sign-in with your University of Minnesota email.
2. Driving? Post your trip and sell the empty seats in your car to fellow University of Minnesota students.
3. Need a ride? Grab a seat from a University of Minnesota student heading home for the holidays.

Check out their website for more information.

Reduced-Price Tickets to Minnesota Opera

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$20 tickets are available to students for the upcoming productions of Silent Night and Werther through the Opera's new Project 20-Something.

Silent Night (composed by Kevin Puts, Libretto by Mark Campbell) is a world premiere which draws much of its dramatic material from Joyeux Noel, the motion picture by Christian Carion.

The fascinating true story recounts a miraculous moment of peace during one of the bloodiest wars in human history. On World War I's western front, weapons are laid down when the Scottish, French and German officers defy their superiors and negotiate a Christmas Eve truce. Enemies become brothers as they come together share Chistmas and bury their dead. Sun in English, German, French, Italian and Latin with English translations projected above the stage. Running time, including intermission, is about 2 hours, 12 minutes. $20 tickets (for seats valued up to $120) are available for the performances on Saturday, November 12 and Tuesday, November 15. For the November 12 performance, several additional perks are offered:

To order these tickets, call the Minnesota Opera Ticket Office, Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm, at 612.333.6669 and be prepared to give your complete contact information, including email, phone number and birth date.

Werther (composed by Jules Massenet)

Overflowing with yearning and heartbreaking melancholy, Massanet's most romantic tragedy is inspired by a true story of unrequited love. The passionate James Valenti returns to star as Werther, the idealistic young poet who cannot live without love. Roxana Constantinescu, who dazzled audiences as Cinderella, returns as the object of his obsession, Charlotte. Sung in French with English translations projected above the stage. Estimated run time, including intermission, is 2 hours. $20 tickets (for seats valued up to $120) are available for the performance on Saturday, January 28.

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