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New Scholarship through UROP

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International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Scholarship opportunity!

Deadline: May 1, 2012 (for fall 2012 or 2012-13 academic year)
Award Amount: $1,500


The International Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Scholarship
is designed to promote learning abroad opportunities to undergraduate students by providing critical funding to students enrolled in select credit-bearing learning abroad programs involving a research project. The learning abroad program must be a semester or academic year in length involving a minimum of 100 hours dedicated to research that occurs onsite.

For more information: http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/students/finances/scholarships/urop-scholarship.php

Funding is provided by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), Learning Abroad Center (LAC), and the Office of Undergraduate Education.

On-Campus Leadership & Other opportunities

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Welcome Week Leader
Looking for a unique opportunity to further develop your leadership potential? Submit your application to become a Welcome Week Leader. As a Welcome Week Leader, you will have the opportunity to lead a group of approximately 24 students in their transition to college during Welcome Week.

As a Welcome Week Leader, you'll gain:
- Knowledge of how to use your Strengths in individual & team situations
- Confidence when leading a group of peers
- Increased tolerance of ambiguity
- Practical knowledge of the University of Minnesota
- Cooperative relationships among the people with whom you work

For more information on the position and to apply, go to www.ofyp.umn.edu/wwl. The application deadline is Wednesday, February 22. If you have any questions, feel free to call 612-624-1979 or email wwl@umn.edu.

UROP Deadline Right around the Corner

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UROP - Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Please consider applying for an undergraduate research grant this spring through UROP - Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. Earn up to $1400 plus $300 in supply money! The UROP application deadline is Monday, March 7th, 2011.

Please see a list of UROP project ideas submitted by faculty members. This list of prospective research projects is an excellent resource for those students who haven't already identified a project idea or aren't sure about the possibilities. I encourage you to contact a faculty member(s) on the list and discuss the possibility of developing a UROP proposal.

Click the following link to learn more about undergraduate research in CFANS: http://www.cfans.umn.edu/UndergraduateStudents/CurrentStudents/UROP/index.htm

A final resource you may wish to review is the "Opportunities Gallery" posted on the central Undergraduate Research website. Please see the Undergraduate Research website for more details about the application process. UROP applications must be submitted electronically through the following website: http://www.research.umn.edu/undergraduate

UROP projects funded in the spring round will begin in May/Summer/Fall, 2011.

Questions? Contact Bill Ganzlin, CFANS UROP Coordinator, bganzlin@umn.edu or 612-624-3047.

The Office for UMore Park Academic Initiatives is pleased to invite nominations for new members to the UMore Park Academic Mission Advisory Board. The Academic Mission Advisory Board, established in November 2008, helps to identify mechanisms to integrate University research, education and public engagement into UMore Park planning and development. Importantly, academic initiatives make the University's vision for the creation of a community on the UMore Park property innovative and distinctive.

Nominations
The Academic Mission Advisory Board is composed of University faculty members, undergraduate and graduate students, and staff members. The membership represents the range of interests and expertise across the colleges, coordinate campuses, interdisciplinary centers, and outreach and public engagement programs. Membership also reflects the University's commitment to diversity and multiculturalism.

The deadline for nominations of faculty, students and staff to serve on the Academic Mission Advisory Board is Monday, February 7, 2011. Submit nominations of others or yourself to Julie Bodurtha at jgb@umn.edu. Include the nominee's name, title, contact information and a brief resume or biographical sketch describing his or her academic focus, expertise and interest in supporting the integration of research, education and public engagement into UMore Park planning and development. Undergraduate and graduate student nominations should list the student's degree program, academic department and collegiate affiliation, and anticipated degree completion date.

The advisory board convenes approximately four times per year. Terms of service for board members are staggered so that approximately one third of the membership is appointed annually.

Thank you for further distributing this information on the call for nominations.

Information about the vision for UMore Park is at www.umorepark.umn.edu.

Please consider applying for an undergraduate research grant this spring through UROP - Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. Earn up to $1400 plus $300 in supply money! The UROP application deadline is Monday, March 7th, 2011.

Please see a list of UROP project ideas submitted by faculty members. This list of prospective research projects is an excellent resource for those students who haven't already identified a project idea or aren't sure about the possibilities. I encourage you to contact a faculty member(s) on the list and discuss the possibility of developing a UROP proposal.

Click the following link to learn more about undergraduate research in CFANS here.

A final resource you may wish to review is the "Opportunities Gallery" posted on the central Undergraduate Research website. Please see the Undergraduate Research website for more details about the application process. UROP applications must be submitted electronically through the website here.

UROP projects funded in the spring round will begin in May/Summer/Fall, 2011.

Questions? Contact Bill Ganzlin, CFANS UROP Coordinator, bganzlin@umn.edu or 612-624-3047.

Duties: Help graduate student with behavioral video analysis (cows)
Starting Date: February 1-15, 2011
Pay Range: $10/hr
Hours: 14 hrs/week
Desired Qualifications: Attention to detail, proficient in Excel, Work-study Qualified Students Only

Contact Person/Email/Telephone:
Marcia I. Endres
Associate Professor
University of Minnesota
Department of Animal Science
612-624-5391 - office
miendres@umn.edu

Opportunities for Study and Research in China

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Interested in studying or conducting research in China? University of Minnesota undergraduate and graduate students who will be studying or conducting research in China during the 2011 spring semester can apply for a Hsiao Scholarship and/or a Red Pocket Scholarship through the China Center.

The application deadline is Friday, December 10, 2011. Contact the China Center for eligibility and application information: 612-624-0016 or download an application from the China Center's website.

ISSS Short Term Programs Positions- Deadline November 17th

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ISSS Short Term Programs Positions Posting

ABOUT THE PROGRAMS:
International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) at the University of Minnesota has the opportunity, through its Short Term Programs division to conduct several short-term study abroad programs during the Spring 2011 term for individuals from around the globe. Participants in the programs will attend lectures, make field visits and participate in small group discussions. Generally, these programs explore current U.S. American culture, cross-cultural competencies, language immersion and the overall study abroad experience. Specific programs may also focus on a thematic area such as U.S Culture, US higher education, or leadership. Specifically designed for participants who are in the midst of studying abroad, these programs seek to equip international students and scholars with strategies that will assist them in successfully approaching, understanding and evaluating their language and cultural learning processes and experiences. These programs also seek to inform participants about life and culture in the United States by directly engaging them in interactions with citizens from a variety of backgrounds. Throughout the programs, participants will actively participate in a mixture of discussions, presentations, outside visits, reflective writings, workshops, and related projects.

STAFFING OVERVIEW:
We seek to hire several undergraduate and graduate students to work as student mentors or administrative support. Most positions will require a commitment of approximately 15 - 20 hours per week. There will be some additional required training (see below).

All programs require weekend or evening commitments. Past evening and weekend activities have included outdoor and indoor experiences in Northern Minnesota and attendance at various community events, as well as attending airport arrivals and departures. While dates and times would be set in advance, mentors who accept one of the open positions must be willing to participate in activities which occur outside of the standard Monday - Friday workweek.

Start and End Date
• Position is to begin on or about December 1, 2010, with an average of 10-20 hours/week through December 23rd for program preparation
• Candidates must be available Full time the week January 10-14 (including the evenings and overnight January 12-13) for program preparation and additional required training
• Preference may be given to candidates available the week of January 3-7 for program preparation
• Position will be part-time (average 15-20 hours/week) beginning January 18th for program delivery and wrap up
• Position end point will depend upon the program assigned to you (this will range between March 31st and June 15th)

Additional Training Date
• Candidates must be available for required office training. You will be asked your availability for this training if you are invited to an interview
• Wednesday December 8, 1-3 p.m. - 15 passenger van training

Pay Rate
The hours are to be paid at the hourly rate range of $8.50-15.10/hour, with the average weekly hours from 15 to 20 hours/week. The total number of hours for these responsibilities of the position shall not exceed 180-400 hours over the course of the position without prior permission. These projects are short term and as a result, do not include any benefits.

Responsibilities
Responsibilities may include:
• Logistical tasks such as airport pick-ups and drop-offs and event planning
• Facilitating small group discussions and reflection/discussion sections with participants from multiple countries
• Attending site visits as well as program events in the afternoons, evenings, and weekends
• Maintaining and updating program budget, including meeting budget goals
• Maintain a valid U.S. or Canadian driver's license
• Completing University of Minnesota 15 passenger van training
• Creation of program binder and other participant materials
• Accompanying participants on visits to business, government, educational and non-governmental agencies. These visits are designed to augment the learning that takes place in lectures and discussions
• Assisting instructors in coordinating all classroom activities for course or presentation components of the program. This includes:
o Coordinating guest speakers and making any necessary final arrangements including AV and all other logistical needs
o Developing discussion questions for students
o On days when guest speakers will not be present, provide course content, select readings, provide lecturettes and facilitate activities and discussions
o Attend lectures as assigned
• Assisting in ongoing and final program evaluation and reporting
• Assist in coordinating and facilitating participant orientation and program wrap-up
• Coordinate field trips (including trips to Northern Minnesota and other out of town locations) and make necessary arrangements for all other logistical needs (possibly including transportation needs)
• Other duties as assigned

Required Skills
• Interest and experience in the topic of intercultural education and/or leadership
• Knowledge of U.S. institutions and culture
• Group facilitation skills with non-native speakers of English
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to communicate effectively with other staff members
• Ability to work well independently and also as part of a team
• Current US or Canadian Driver's license and the ability and willingness to be trained to drive a 15 passenger van
• Ability to work well under pressure and flexibility to deal with last minute programming changes
Brief description of the programs

1) RIEA (Russia International Education Administration) Program. This program offers 10 Russian International Education Professionals an opportunity to learn more about international education in the context of the U.S. Each of the 4 weeks of the program focuses on a particular theme:
1. Internationalization of the campus and curriculum;
2. International Student & Scholar Services;
3. Learning Abroad; and
4. A capstone week.
o The actual program begins January 20th, and ends February 19th, 2011, with the positions likely to end around April 1st, 2011 (exact date to be determined), with the bulk of the program work hours to occur between January 3rdth - February 19th, 2011.
o The hours for this position between January 20th - February 19th, 2010 are expected to average 20 hours/week. The total number of hours for the responsibilities of the position shall not exceed 200 hours over the course of the position without prior permission.
o Interest and experience in the topic of international education, including international student advising and counseling, learning abroad advising and administration, and strategies for internationalizing a campus are strongly desired.
o Candidates with interest in Russian culture and higher education and ideally some proficiency in the Russian language are encouraged to apply.

2) Education for a Global Citizen (EFGC): The EFGC program is an intensive undergraduate program that explores current U.S. American culture, cross-cultural competencies, language immersion and the overall study abroad experience. This program seeks to equip international students with strategies that will assist them in successfully approaching, understanding and evaluating their language and cultural learning processes and experiences. The program also seeks to inform students about life and culture in the United States by directly engaging students in interactions with citizens from a variety of backgrounds. Highlights of the program include:
1. Weekly Academic Field Programs integrated into the English and Culture course materials
2. Classroom time focusing on U.S. Culture and Intercultural Competence and Communication
3. Weekly small discussion groups
o The actual program is anticipated to begin January 25th, and end May 27th, 2011, with the positions likely to end around June 15th (exact date to be determined).
o Depending upon the size of the group, the total number of hours for the responsibilities of the position shall not exceed 400 - 500 hours over the course of the position without prior permission.

3) Intensive English & Culture Course for Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Students (APU): For the past several years, APU has been sending groups of students to the University of Minnesota for intensive English and cultural immersion programs. ISSS partners with the Minnesota English Language Program (MELP) to provide an experiential learning program which is integrated with and builds upon the ESL classroom component of the program. This year we are expecting a group of 14 undergraduate students (typically primarily Japanese) for a 6 week program that will take place in February and March. Highlights of the program include:
1. Weekly Academic Field Programs integrated into the English and Culture course materials
2. Classroom time focusing on U.S. Culture and Intercultural Competence and Communication
o The actual program is anticipated to begin February 6th, and end March 19th, 2011, with the positions likely to end around April 15th, 2011 (exact date to be determined), -including working over the U of MN spring break.
o The total number of hours for the responsibilities of these positions shall not exceed 250 hours over the course of the position without prior permission.

4) The Study of U.S. Women's Leadership: A five week - long program for 20 undergraduate participants. The goals of the program are to:
1. Examine the history of women's participation in public, non-profit, and private life in the U.S. and efforts to engage women worldwide.
2. Explore the issues faced by women leaders in the state of Minnesota as well as the global linkages among women leaders.
3. Learn to appreciate the role that culture and context play in shaping leadership styles open to women both in the U.S. and in the participants' home countries.
4. Develop project management skills appropriate in the U.S. context and adaptable to women's home countries.
5. Create friendships among their fellow participants and among other students, guest speakers, and community members that will last beyond this time in Minnesota.
6. To understand and experience the diversity in the U.S. in terms of socioeconomics, ethnicity, and gender. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the Academy for Educational Development.
o The actual program is anticipated to begin January 28th and end March 2nd, 2011, with the positions likely to end around April 15th, 2011 (exact date to be determined).
o The hours for this position between January 28th - March 2nd, 2011 are expected to average 10-20 hours/week. Depending upon the position, the total number of hours for the responsibilities shall not exceed 200 - 300 hours over the course of the position without prior permission.
o Interest and experience in the topic of leadership, particularly women in leadership, are strongly desired.

TO APPLY:
Please submit a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae to apply for these openings. Please indicate in an attachment to your cover letter a) your availability for all weeks November 29, 2010 through June 15, 2011, b) if you are at least 19 years old, c) whether you hold a valid U.S. or Canadian driver's license and are willing to train and drive a 15 passenger van, and d) any time restrictions you may have during the programs. Although we will consider you for the full pool of positions, in your cover letter, please indicate the program(s) in which you have the most interest.

For questions or to apply:
Leah C. Brink
brink169@umn.edu
612-625-4184

PRIORITY DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, November 17th, 2010!!!

SEEDS Internship Available

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Seeds is a Mn/DOT program that provides job opportunities for seniors in high school and college students. It provides an excellent opportunity for highly motivated minority or economically disadvantaged students and focuses on permanent placement upon graduation. Seeds is not an acronym, but a concept -- the concept of growing our own talent at Mn/DOT.

Find the application and eligibility requirements here.

Philosophy Camp

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Participate in a unique May-term residential course that explores topics including vocation, community, education, and sustainability. While living in an intentional community on the prairies of southwest Minnesota, we'll eat healthy foods, live simply and thoughtfully, work to create and maintain rich, nourishing social spaces, and discuss how to grow as individuals, community members, and citizens. We create the syllabus democratically based on our interests. We share stories. We share meals together. We learn from each other. Philosophy Camp is now taking applications for the upcoming May-term.

Find more information about how to apply here.

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING TO PHILOSOPHY CAMP HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 22nd.

Walk in Hours with Americorps - Tomorrow!

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There will be walk in hours with Americorps tomorrow, April 14th from 10 am to Noon in 135 Johnston Hall.

Stop by between 10 and noon to learn about full-time AmeriCorps positions open to all CLA students and recent graduates.

Find more information here!

Medical Devices Job Fair

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The Design of Medical Devices Conference is hosting a unique opportunity for those seeking jobs to network with Medical Device industry professionals and companies. The Medical Devices Job Fair will be held at the Radisson University Hotel on Tuesday, April 13th from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Find more information and a list of participating companies here.

Idealist.org Career Fair

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The Idealist.org Career Fair will be tomorrow, April 13th from Noon to 4 pm in Coffman Union Great Hall.

Come to this event to explore jobs and career options in nonprofits and social-change organizations. This free event is a career fair and a career exploration conference. You can stop by anytime between Noon and 4 to take part.

Find more information here.

FullBright Information Sessions

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There will be FullBright Information Sessions at the following times:

Monday April 5, 12:00-1:00, 135 Blegen Hall
Tuesday April 6, 3:35-4:30, 275 Nicholson Hall

Attend an info session to learn about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which provides generous support for 1000+ recent college graduates to study, carry out research or creative work, or serve as English Teaching Assistants abroad each year in over 100 countries. U.S. citizenship is required. Current juniors who have strong academic records are especially encouraged to attend an info session to learn how to apply for a Fulbright for 2011-12. Other interested undergraduates are also welcome to attend.

For more information and the application here.

Boston University Summer Study Internship Program

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Boston University is pleased to offer the Summer Study Internship Program. This is a unique opportunity for students that combines in-depth academic knowledge and valuable, real-world experiences on the job. Student who participate in this program will take two academic summer courses and also be placed as an intern at an organization for part of the summer.

To apply for the program or find more information click here.

Undergraduate Research Proposals due March 8

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If you want to conduct research and get paid, then be sure to submit your application/proposal to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) by Monday, March 8. UROP provides stipends of up to $1,400 and research expenses of up to $300 for undergraduate students.

For more information visit the UROP website.

Apply for the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. The program allows undergraduates to gain hands-on experience in conducting original research and apply it to cutting edge applications in fluid power and related disciplines. The program and center are funded by the National Science Foundation. Students come from all around the country to work at the seven universities that are part of the center. Students have a diverse range of majors, experiences and interests.

For more information and to apply click here.

Attend a UROP Workshop

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Learn how to get started working on your own research as an undergraduate by attending a UROP workshop.

Workshops will be held:
Wednesday, February 10th from 3:15 - 4:00 in 22 McNeal Hall, St. Paul Campus
Thursday, February 11th from 2:15 - 3:00 in 433 Johnston Hall, East Bank
Friday, February 12 from 11:15 - 12:00 in 186 HHH, West Bank

Click here for more information about UROP!

Environmental Internship and Career Fair

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This job and internship fair is free and open to all U of M students from all campuses. Stop by for information about jobs and internships that focus on the environment. You can talk to representatives from corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, consulting firms, and more.

The fair is being help this Wednesday, February 3rd form 1 pm till 5 pm in the St. Paul Student Center, North Star Ballroom.

Find a list of organizations that will be there here!

Bridge To Academic Excellence

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Apply to be a Peer Mentor or Teaching Assistant for the 2010 Summer Bridge to Academic Excellence Program. Applications for both positions are due February 26th.

Find the online application for the Peer Mentor position here and the online application for the Teaching Assistant position here.

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