October 2012 Archives

Careers in student affairs undergraduate event

Hey folks-

Good afternoon, MCPA is pleased to host the third Careers in Student Affairs Undergraduate Students event on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Macalester College in St, Paul, Minnesota. This event is open to any undergraduate student with an interest in Student Affairs and the cost is $25.00 including lunch. The registration form is available on the MCPA website: http://www.mcpa4you.org/Programs/CSA/Undergraduate/

We have a great mix of program session topics and presenters, see the attached list. Please share this information with students and encourage them to attend the November 10 event.

Feel free to email me with any questions. Hope you're having a great fall.

Pam Boersig
Dean of Student Affairs
The Art Institutes International Minnesota
15 South 9th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-656-6865 (phone)
612-656-7680 (fax)


Join MCAE and the U of M School of Public Health to learn more about what public health has to do with you!!

If you have interest in nutrition, the environment, women's health, children's health, health policy, health administration, health disparities, global or local community health, Public Health may be a fit for you!

-Do you brush and floss your teeth?

-If you bike to class- do you wear a helmet and use the bike lanes?

-If you drive to class- do you buckle your seat belt?

-If you walk to class- do you use the crosswalks?

If you do any of these things, a career in Public Health might be for you! Join us to find out what a degree in Public Health has to offer.

We invite you to join Sherlonda Clarke, Coordinator for Diversity and Experiential Learning Programs, for the workshop "What is Public Health?". You will learn the basics of public health, how to become a competitive candidate for admission and scholarships, and why public health needs you.

Session information:

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Location: Appleby Hall 41

Space is limited, so register ASAP!!

Questions? Contact Pa Lee at leex3372@umn.edu.

We hope to see you there!



TIME: 12-3PM

Mini Bioethics Academy - Bioethical Issues in Film and Television


The Center for Bioethics would love your help in promoting our upcoming Mini Bioethics Academy series.

I've attached a brief promo (same information as below) as well as our publicity poster. Would you be willing to market through appropriate channels (pass the announcement along/post in common space/post on facebook)? Thanks, all!

Margie O'Neill
Assistant to Director of Graduate Studies

Center for Bioethics

Direct: 612-626-4817

Email: oneil169@umn.edu

University of Minnesota

Driven to Discover

Join our online community on Facebook

Get our latest news by visiting the Center for Bioethics website

Mini Bioethics School 11x17 poster.pdf

MBA promo.docx

Study Abroad in China Information session.

Study Abroad Options in China Info Session:
Monday, October 22
2:30 - 3:30 pm
110 Heller Hall (West Bank)

Info session will cover program details such as coursework, housing, excursions, as well as scholarships available.

- Session will feature the Language Immersion in China program, currently the only program whose credit has been pre-approved by the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures (ALL).
- Complete second year (CHN 3021-3022) or third year (CHN 3031-3032) while abroad. Great for finishing up the CLA or Global Studies major language requirement.
- Live in dorms with a Chinese roommate to further immersion outside of the classroom
- Semester-long options in Intensive Chinese Language and Chinese Studies & Internships also available.

More info can be found at:


Contact Thuy Doan with additional questions: thuydoan@umn.edu or 612.626.8686

Ojibwe Tutor

Hello all,

An Ojibwe language student with a visual impairment needs access assistance to be able to continue her first year Ojibwe language course. The position is funded through the University of Minnesota's Disability Services office. Here are the details of the position.

Course: OJIBWE 1101
Time: 11:15a-12:05p
Location: Amundson Hall
Days: M T W TH F

Some additional exam times, that will vary from time to time, but will be held in our office.
The student worker would be sitting next to the student during class. They will be taking notes, emailing notes to the student, and describing visuals. Basically removing the visual barriers in the classroom.

Please contact me if you are interested in this position for the semester. We hope to fill this position as soon as possible.

PRIDE-GE Summer Institute paid trip and internship.

PRIDE-GE Summer Institute in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology
with a focus on Cardiovascular and other Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders


Summer 2013

July 10-July 31, 2013 (New Cohort)

July 28-Aug 15, 2013 (Returning Cohort)

Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine, now offers an all-expense-paid summer institute in genetic epidemiology, sponsored by the NHLBI, for the purpose of increasing diversity in the biomedical research workforce. Junior faculty from Under Represented Minority population groups and faculty with disabilities qualify for this opportunity.

The summer institute is designed to prepare the participants to work at the interface of genetic epidemiology, bioinformatics, cardiovascular disease, and other heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders.

The program includes:

· Two 3-week summer sessions, beginning July 11, 2013.

· Didactic lectures in Genetic Epidemiology and Bioinformatics

· Brief mid-year meeting for all participants with their mentors

· Group meeting with all PRIDE sites and NHLBI for training and networking

· Workshops and lectures on cardiovascular epidemiology and other Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders

· Workshops in grants-writing

· Excellent opportunity to develop research skills necessary for genetic dissection of cardiovascular disease and risk factors

· Opportunity to develop a network of collaborators and resources to conduct research in the genetic epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and risk factors

Core Curriculum

· Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology: Heritability, Segregation, Linkage, Association Analysis

· Bioinformatics: Gene Expression, Data Mining and Pattern Recognition

· Survey lectures on special topics

· Group brainstorming sessions during most lunch hours with mentors and mentees for discussing and developing ideas for new grant applications

· Multiple mentor-mentee meetings throughout

Prospective Participants

Junior faculty from an under represented minority (URM) population group or those with a disability would qualify if:

· They have an interest in genetic epidemiology research with a focus on Cardiovascular or other Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders and

· They have an interest in developing an independent research career

Program Faculty

Faculty include world renowned Genetic Epidemiologists such as:

D.C. Rao, Ph.D., Program Director, who is one of the early pioneers of the field with substantive research interests in cardiovascular genetic epidemiology, is the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Genetic Epidemiology, and an early president of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society.

Victor Davila-Roman, M.D., Program Co-Director, is a renowned Cardiologist and an outstanding cardiovascular geneticist with established research programs in the fields of cardiac imaging and hypertension.

Treva Rice, Ph.D., Course Master, is an outstanding genetic epidemiologist with research preeminence in the effects of gene-environment interactions involving nutrition and physical activity on cardiovascular disease and risk factors.

Jinquin (Rosy) Luo, PhD, Course Master, has research interests of statistical methodology development and application involving classification methods, diagnostic test, variable selection, survival analysis and covariance estimation.

Additional Faculty

A host of other internationally renowned and outstanding faculty leaders from Washington University and other leading programs also participate in this program such as: Donna Arnett (University of Alabama), Eric Boerwinkle (University of Texas Health Science Center), George Bonney (Howard University), Ingrid Borecki, Anne Bowcock, Ross Brownson, Mario Castro, Aravinda Chakravarti (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine), James Cheverud, Shweta Choudhry (University of California, San Francisco), F. Sessions Cole, Michael DeBaun, Lisa de las Fuentes, James Gavin III (Emory University), C. Charles Gu, Andrew Heath, Aldi Kraja, Ronald Krone, Pamela Madden, Douglas Mann, J. Philip Miller, Aubrey Morrison, Michael Province, Susan Racette, John Rice, Charles Rotimi (NHGRI and CRGGH), Kenneth Schechtman, and Yun Ju Sung.

Application Materials: http://www.biostat.wustl.edu/pridecc/?page_id=93

1. Complete Pre Application Form

2. Upon request, complete the Full Application which consists of:

· Application Form

· Curriculum Vita

· Summary of academic work or research experience in Biostatistics, SAS, and Biological Sciences and Genetics

· Statement of research interest in CVD genetic epidemiology

· Recommendation Form and Letters of support from Department Chair and Mentor or Colleague

Apply Early. Rolling Admissions until all slots are filled with a target deadline of March 1, 2013.

Contact Information:

Linda Schreier, PRIDE Program Administrator

Division of Biostatistics

Washington University School of Medicine

Campus Box 8067, 660 S. Euclid

St Louis, MO 63110

PH: 314-362-1565

FAX: 314-362-2693

Email: PRIDE-GE@wubios.wustl.edu

Website: www.biostat.wustl.edu/pridege

Time Management Tools!

Time Management Tools In a Nutshell

Learn how to maximize the

ment Calculator to organize your life and your homework. These 20 minute sessions will
take place in Appleby Hall 41 . Bring your laptop, ipad, or just a pen and paper to learn in

small groups. No registration is necessary. Just come on by, ask questions, and expand your or-


mail, tasks, docs, calendar and the Libraries'



2:30pm-2:50pm Gmail

3:00pm-3:20pm Google Calendar

3:30pm-3:50pm Google Tasks

4:00pm-4:20pm Assignment Calculator

4:30pm-4:50pm Google Scholar

5:00pm-5:20pm Google Docs

October 15, 2012







October 29, 2012

Google Calendar

Google Tasks

Assignment Calculator

Google Scholar

Google Docs

All sessions held in Appleby 41

November 29, 20-12

Google Calendar

Google Tasks

Assignment Calculator

Google Scholar

Google Docs


2:00pm-2:20pm Gmail

2:30pm-2:50pm Google Calendar

3:00pm-3:20pm Google Tasks

3:30pm-3:50pm Google Scholar

4:00pm-4:20pm Google Docs

November 7, 2012








INTERNSHIP, Closes Oct 18th!

Hennepin County and the University of Minnesota have a strategic collaboration known as HUP (Hennepin-University Partnership) with a focus on connecting where it counts. One of the goals of this collaboration is to provide students field experiences to enrich their learning experience and build a more capable future work force. As part of this goal of HUP, this internship opportunity is only available for students currently enrolled at the University of Minnesota.

IT Project Assistant Intern

The Hennepin County Taxpayer Services Department is seeking an energetic, well organized, and skilled student for an IT Project Assistant Intern. This individual must be a quick learner and have excellent people skills. This internship will provide paid on-the-job experience in the IT area.

Employees of the Hennepin County Taxpayer Services Department play an integral part in making the county a great organization; one that provides taxpayers and citizens with easily accessible and time saving services they need while leading the way in implementing e-government solutions.

This position requires at least 19 hours per week. Work hours may be scheduled around the student's class schedule but must fall within the regular office hours of Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. This internship may last up to 18 months.

The primary responsibilities of this internship include assisting business analysts, project managers, and quality assurance analysts with a variety of assignments and special projects. Some of these responsibilities include assisting with testing software, coordinating and scheduling rooms, and providing office support as needed.

Best Qualified Candidates will have:

· Enrollment as a sophomore or junior pursuing an undergraduate degree

· Maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher

· Experience and skills using Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, and/or OneNote

· Web publishing skills

· Ability to do the following:

o Typically work at least 19 hours a week within the normal office hours of Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm

o Work effectively with the public, department, and county staff in a professional manner, be courteous and respectful to others

o Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

o Recognize and respect cultural differences and provide culturally appropriate services

Apply on line at www.hennepin.jobs, click on "Internships". The posting is open for application until 5 p.m. October 18, 2012.

Leanne Rajtar
Staffing Division
Hennepin County Human Resources

Strong careers. Strong communities.

MN TRIO Day @Uof M

Reminder: American Indian Studies Open House

The Department of American Indian Studies will be having an open house for all current and
prospective students who want to:

learn a little more about the program
review course offerings for spring
meet other students, staff and faculty
get a free lunch!!!

The event will take place on Tuesday October 16 12:00-1:30pm in the Scott Hall Commons (Room 105)

Holding Our World Together An evening with author Brenda J. Child

Holding Our World Together
An evening with author Brenda J. Child
Tuesday, October 16, 7­-9 p.m.

Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Ojibwe author and historian Brenda J. Child will discuss her 2012 book Holding Our World Together, which features stories of inspiring Ojibwe women and explores the remarkable role Ojibwe women have played in sustaining their communities.

Post-presentation reception will honor Ojibwe women leaders in Minnesota today. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Minneapolis Central Library and the Hennepin University Partnership, with support from Penguin Group (USA). Funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


UMN student Mobile App Challenge!

We need your help to get the word out to students about an amazing opportunity to:

unleash their creativity,
learn about the entrepreneurial process,
work on a design team, and
win prizes!

Please share the below invitation with students for the Mobile App Challenge kick-off informational event on October 8.

Faculty/Staff: Share this great opportunity with students you know.
Staff: Pass this message on to faculty and instructors who would like to share this opportunity with their students.

Your Idea. Your Chance to Make it Happen.
The University of Minnesota student Mobile App Challenge is back for a second year! The challenge replicates the entrepreneurial experience. Students imagine and pitch ideas for a mobile app, and then over the course of two semesters, work in teams to develop the app. Prizes include iPads for the winning team, and iPods for runners up.

An informational kick-off event will take place on October 8 in Walter Library, room 101. At 5:30 p.m., we invite you to enjoy some free pizza. From 6 - 8 p.m., we'll share more information about the challenge, and answer your questions about how you can take your idea to the next level. If you are unable to attend in person, you can follow along online via UMConnect at umconnect.umn.edu/mobileapp.

Learn about last year's winning app and finalists, and view video footage on the Mobile App Challenge web page. The Mobile App Challenge is sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and the Office of Information Technology.
Follow the Forum http://twitter.com/umcf • http://www.facebook.com/umncf • List guidelines http://umcf.umn.edu/forumcomm/listserv.php

In The Mix Roadtrip.

In The Mix would like to offer you an opportunity to road trip down to DePaul University for the 2012 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference November 1-3rd.

The CMRS conference brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines nationwide. Recognizing that the diverse disciplines that have nurtured Mixed Race Studies have fostered different approaches to the field, the 2012 CMRS conference is devoted to the general theme "What is Critical Mixed Race Studies?"

Critical Mixed Race Studies (CMRS) is the transracial, transdisciplinary, and transnational critical analysis of the institutionalization of social, cultural, and political orders based on dominant conceptions of race. CMRS emphasizes the mutability of race and the porosity of racial boundaries in order to critique processes of racialization and social stratification based on race. CMRS addresses local and global systemic injustices rooted in systems of racialization.

Other details:

Full schedule attached
The conference is free and open to the public
We will be driving vans (7 hour trip), and staying in a hotel (2-nights).


University of Minnesota Undergraduate
Available Thursday Nov.1 - Saturday Nov.3
$50 - Non-refundable deposit
Commit to planning and implementing an event upon our return.
The event is to share and bring back important discussions from the conference.

Respond by Friday, October 12th!
Contact Anthony Shields, shiel149@umn.edu, 651-468-5771

Other resources:

Conference website - http://las.depaul.edu/aas/About/CMRSConference/index.asp
Complete audio of the 2010 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference - http://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/critical-mixed-race-studies/id431739982

With Love,
- In The Mix

About this Archive

This page is an archive of entries from October 2012 listed from newest to oldest.

September 2012 is the previous archive.

November 2012 is the next archive.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.