October 2012 Archives

CIC Smithsonian Institute Fellowship

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The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the Smithsonian Institution (SI) invite fellowship applications for one-year fellowships to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities. Fellowships carry a stipend of $30,000. All fields of study that are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Smithsonian Institution are eligible. The application materials must be submitted electronically through https://solaa.si.edu by November 15, 2012 at 5 PM.

For more information GO HERE.

Student Political Advocacy Workshop!

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Please join us at Coffman Great Hall on Friday Nov 9, for the first in a series of three workshops meant to teach nonpartisan skills in political organizing, lobbying, and communications! Student Regent Maureen Ramirez is Master of Ceremonies for this event. Graduate, professional and undergraduate students of the University of Minnesota are welcome. RSVP here:http://z.umn.edu/advocacyrsvp.

The day will kickoff at 9am, with a Keynote Address by Paul David Wellstone, known as Dave. He will discuss his new book, Becoming Wellstone, (Hazelden Books) which is a memoir about growing up as the son of Paul and Sheila Wellstone, his personal journey after the death of his parents and sister, fighting for mental health and addiction parity in Washington, and his hopes for our future civic engagement. The first chapter of his book is available online at the Hazelden Bookstore:http://z.umn.edu/becomingwellstone.

After Dave's talk, we will have a series of workshops, before and after lunch, hosted by UMN alumni and faculty from Humphrey, the Masters of Advocacy and Political Leadership (MAPL at UMD) and more. Click here to see the full workshop descriptions for the morning and evening sessions: http://z.umn.edu/advocacyworkshops.

We will have a lunch networking event (by RSVP, see above) hosted by Minnesota Rising, with food by Common Roots.

Student Political Advocacy Workshop Agenda

Keynote Speaker Dave Wellstone: Becoming Wellstone
9-10 am

Book signing, Coffee / Tea, Meet & Greet
10-10:25 am

Intro to Advocacy with UMN Government Relations
10:30-10:55 am

AM Workshops
11 am- Noon

Lunch / Group Work (RSVP required, provided by GAPSA/MSA, hosted by MN Rising)
Noon-1:30 pm

PM Workshops
1:45 - 2:45 pm

Closing Information - Online Resources; Join the Minnesota Student Legislative Coalition http://supporttheu.umn.edu/advocacy/mslc.html
2:50 - 3:30 pm

A Community Dialogue at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus

Location: Presidents Room, Coffman Memorial Union

Date & Time: October 9, 2:30-4:30 PM

Register here! http://umndialogue.eventbrite.com/

Minnesota Campus Compact is organizing a series of dialogues inviting campus and community members to consider different perspectives on the public purposes of higher education--advancing economic competitiveness, offering individual opportunity, and preparing people to work together to solve problems--and to identify common ground and priorities for action locally. Our goals are not only to foster new kinds of civil civic dialogue and build capacity to facilitate dialogues, but also to increase public awareness and support for campuses' civic work. Partners in this initiative include the American Commonwealth Partnership, the Blandin Foundation, the Kettering Foundation/National Issues Forums Institute, Public Agenda, and the Travelers Foundation.

What to Expect

During the first hour, participants will discuss the three perspectives provided in the National Issue Forums guide (available, with other background materials and an introductory video, at http://www.nifi.org/issue_books/detail.aspx?catID=10&itemID=21640). After a short break, participants will identify common ground for action and discuss local priorities for collaboration. Participants may share information about current activities related to the priorities that emerge, and brainstorm ways they might build on existing strengths.

Visit from Tibetan Prime Minister

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On his first official state visit to Minnesota, the Political Leader of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, Dr. Lobsang Sangay, will be speaking on campus in a guest lecture on US-China relations, Tibet, and human rights in the region, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

A Harvard Law School graduate, Dr. Sangay is the first democratically elected Tibetan Prime Minister after His Holiness the Dalai Lama devolved political power to him in 2011. He was a Senior Fellow at the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School after he obtained his LL.M. He is an expert on international law, democratic constitutions, and contemporary China. In 2007, he was selected as one of the twenty-four Young Leaders of Asia by the Asia Society and a delegate to the World Justice Forum in Vienna, Austria, where top legal experts and judges from around the world congregate.

The event will take place next Friday, October 12, 2012 at Walter Mondale Hall in Room 25. Doors open at 3:30pm and the event will begin at 4:00.

You can rsvp on the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/492483977428396/

Please feel free to contact Tenzin Pelkyi at palky001@umn.edu with any questions about the event.

Graduate Women in Science Travel Awards

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Graduate Women in Science Travel Awards: Applications due Oct 26, 2012

Graduate Women in Science of Minneapolis (Xi chapter of Sigma Delta Epsilon) has established several travel awards to defray some of the costs that female graduate students incur while traveling to national or other major scientific meetings where they are presenting the results of their research. Any female graduate student in Minnesota engaged in scientific research is eligible to apply but, other factors being equal; preference will be given to active members of Xi Chapter. The applicant should have limited other support for attending scientific meetings. The funds may be used for travel expenses and registration fees, not for room and board. The usual award is in the range of $200 to $300. Applications are now being accepted for the Agnes Hansen Award and are due Oct 26th, 2012.

Please see attached announcement flier for details about applying. If any further questions, email RuthAnn R Duda at awards.xi@gwis.org or rrduda@mmm.com

SDE announcement flyer 2012-13 .doc

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