January 25, 2008


Research Day (http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/researchdev/ResearchDay/2008ResearchDay.html)
McNamara Alumni Center
Thursday, February 27, 2008
11:00 am to 2:30 pm
Call for posters: Due Friday, February 8, 2008. Download the poster application form at (http://intranet.cehd.umn.edu/researchdev/ResearchDay/PosterApplicationForm.doc)

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Poster Session (Memorial Hall)
All faculty, staff, and students are invited to view poster presentations highlighting research projects and initiatives being conducted throughout the College. This relaxed setting offers an opportunity to exchange information, identify strategies for collaboration, and renew friendships. Refreshments and over 30 poster presentations. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! For more information about the poster session and to RSVP contact Ellen Freeman (efreeman@umn.edu).

1:15 to 2:30 p.m. – Ethical considerations for conducting research with schools (Johnson Room)
Good ethics makes for good research! This is a statement that everyone can agree with when it comes to engaging in research with schools. You are invited to attend a panel presentation and discussion with representatives from area Twin Cities’ public school districts. Directors of Research from Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, and Osseo School districts will be presenting on the topic of “The Ethics of Conducting Research in Schools.? This event is sponsored through the OVRP Continuing Education Awareness/Discussion Small Grants Program and will fulfill your RCR Continuing Education Requirement (optional). Come and join us for what we hope will continue to be an on-going and fruitful conversation! For more information, contact Randi Lundell (rmlunde@umn.edu)

You may pre-register for this training online at: https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=RC9110


The Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) Seminar Series continues this spring with four sessions, with the first on February 6. We invite you to attend and join in the discussions in person or online via UMConnect Meeting. The schedule is below.

To prepare for the seminars, please see http://dmc.umn.edu/issues.shtml. For each session, we provide a description that includes: an overview of each topic with citations to related readings; information about relevant campus resources; and instructions about how to participate via UMConnect Meeting. After each session, we will add to this page a link to the UMConnect recording of the event. Video and audio podcasts are also available after each event.

The TEL Seminar Series is sponsored by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and organized by Academic and Distributed Computing Services (ADCS) and the Digital Media Center (DMC). Sessions are cosponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and collegiate/departmental units. All University faculty members, staff members, students, and members of the general public are invited to attend at no charge.

If you have questions and/or need disability accommodations (e.g., information in alternative formats, event-related assistance, etc.), please contact Cristina Lopez at (612) 626-6639 or clopez@umn.edu.

The Secret of My (Simulated) Success
February 6, 2008, 12:00–1:30 p.m. - 101 Walter Library, Minneapolis (East Bank)

Instructors discuss the successes (and potential failures) of different learning simulations, from game-like immersive environments to replications of real-life laboratory and professional work.

Moderator: Kurtis Scaletta, DMC/OIT
Panelists: Peter Moore, ADCS/OIT • Henry Liu, Civil Engineering • Murray Jensen, Postsecondary Teaching & Learning • Janet Schottel, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics • Julie Sykes, Spanish & Portuguese Studies

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Presenting Scenarios and Telling Stories with Online Video
March 5, 2008, 12:00–1:30 p.m. - 101 Walter Library, Minneapolis (East Bank)

Instructors discuss how online video can humanize learning content, illustrate concepts, and motivate students.

Moderator: Tonu Mikk, DMC/OIT
Panelists: Kristin Janke, Educational Development (Pharmacy) • Katie Granholm & Bill O'Connor, Orientation & First-Year Programs • Cari Michaels & Nicholas Leonard, Children's Mental Health

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Authentic Learning with Online Video
April 3, 2008, 12:00–1:30 p.m. - 105 Cargill Building, Saint Paul

Instructors discuss how online video can demonstrate concepts and skills and support self-assessment in preparing students for professional contexts.

Moderator: Keith Brown, DMC/OIT
Panelists: Michael Brown, Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems • Peter Dimock, Social Work • Misty Sato, Curriculum & Instruction • Michelle Everson, Educational Psychology • Yelena Yan, Academic Technology Services (Education & Human Development)

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Real Students, Real Teachers, Virtual Learning Spaces
April 23, 2008, 12:00–1:30 p.m. - 101 Walter Library, Minneapolis (East Bank)

Five faculty fellows from diverse disciplines address opportunities and obstacles students and teachers encounter as they interact in the changing spaces of the classroom.

Moderators: Kim Wilcox & Lauren Marsh, DMC/OIT
Panelists: June LaValleur, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health • Josephine Lee, English • Anne Minenko, Rheumatic & Autoimmune Diseases • Gillian Roehrig, Curriculum & Instruction • Polly Szatrowski, Linguistics, English as a Second Language, and Slavic Languages & Literature

Digital Media Center, Office of Information Technology, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis: 612/625-5055
St. Paul: 612/625-8030
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.


Dear all,

We are currently looking for students to apply for the Intercultural Leadership Retreat. I've attached the flyer, so please share this information with your students or colleagues.

This retreat is for international and U.S. students who want to learn to become more effective in international environments. This highly interactive, high-energy retreat becomes a living laboratory of what it takes to work with people from vastly different cultures. You will meet other students, begin friendships with people from all over the world, and discover your own leadership potential.

A cutting edge cross cultural leadership model, Personal Leadership, will be used to develop participants' cross cultural skill-set that is needed for professional and personal lives in the 21st century.

WHEN: Friday, February 22nd from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and
Saturday, February 23rd from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Space is limited so hurry up and apply online before February 5 2008 at:

If you have questions, please contact Thorunn Bjarnadottir at thorunnb@umn.edu.

Thank you!
Download poster: Download file
Yuki Tokuji
International Student Advisor
International Student and Scholar Services University of Minnesota 190 Humphrey Center, 301 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Tel: 612-626-7194
Fax: 612-626-7361
email: yukit@umn.edu
web: http://www.isss.umn.edu


The 2008 Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI) will open Wednesday, March 5 with keynote Ross Conner, founder of the Center for Community Health Research at the University of California, Irvine. Jennifer Greene, from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will present on Thursday morning, and there are break-out sessions ranging from NVivo to storytelling to Cultural Issues in Evaluation.

If you haven't registered yet fax, 612-624-9344, or mail your registration today - go to http://education.umn.edu/EdPA/MESI/default.html.

Questions - contact Ann Mavis, 612-624-1489 or mavis001@umn.edu



Introducing a new multidisciplinary MN Futures Symposium sponsored by OVPR with support from the College of Education and Human Development, the Digital Technology Center, Digital Media Center, ADCS-OIT, Institute for Advanced Studies, and the College of Liberal Arts. Please pass along the following event information to any other faculty, staff or graduate students that might be interested.


Facebook, Linkedln, MySpace -- these and other online networks connect millions of people every day. But how do online networks affect learning and communication? What are the educational, cultural, political, commercial and ethical implications of intersecting virtual and physical communities? How can research relationships in academic settings be better facilitated and structured by modern technologies?

Join us as we explore the brave new world of “Networks & Neighborhoods in Cyberspace?
February 11, 2008 from 8-4:30pm
Walter Library - 4th floor, Digital Technology Center (U of M East Bank campus)
Registration is FREE and includes continental breakfast, lunch buffet and refreshments.

Note: Only attendees can apply for $250,000 MN Futures Grants!

REGISTER NOW! at:www.networksincyberspace.org
FREE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 31, 2008 (limit to first 100 participants).

The symposium is convened by Christine Greenhow (Chair)- Learning Technologies, College of Education + Human Development; Ann Hill Duin and Linda Jorn – Digital Media Center and Office of Information Technology; Joanna O’Connell - Spanish and Portugese Studies, College of Liberal Art.

We hope you can participate and enrich our thinking about the formation, facilitation and investigation of online networks and make valuable contacts across disciplines to enrich and promote your own work.

If you have questions or need more information, please email greenhow@umn.edu.

Thank you for considering this invitation!

Christine Greenhow, Ann Hill Duin, Linda Jorn, Joanna O'Connell,

More information at: www.networksincyberspace.org
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Networks and Neighborhoods Symposium: www.networksincyberspace.org- FREE REGISTRATION BY 1/31/08
Research Group: www.socialnetresearch.org


TUESDAY 01.29.08, NOON –1 PM, 40 Peik Hall
Audrey Appelsies

The Complex Social Production of White Racial Identities: Dilemmas of (Re)presenting

In this presentation, I highlight the dilemmas of (re)presenting white research subjects as part of ongoing social justice work. Specifically, research participant Darrin’s stories evoked methodological and theoretical dilemmas because of the particular power dynamics encapsulated in his relationship to his student Antonio and my hope to complicate prior conceptions of white teachers represented in the research. This presentation will build descriptions of, and theoretical insights about, the racial identities of white educators and their students, and how these identities play out and are constituted in teaching and learning.


Audrey Appelsies is a fellow working on the issue of educational disparities at the University of Minnesota's Children, Youth and Family Consortium. Her research focuses on white teachers' experiences working in urban schools with students of color. At CYFC, Dr. Appelsies is directing a research working group to inform the Minnesota State Legislature on best practices in education to end the achievement gap. She also works with community groups, school board leaders, educational activists, and researchers throughout the university to address equity and access in K-12 school systems.

Posted by lind0449 at January 25, 2008 8:35 AM