January 2013 Archives

MESA Bonanza

The Middle Eastern Student Association Bonanza is a semi-formal dance being held in two weeks.

Friday February 8th 2013
TCF Stadium-DQ Ball Room
Free for UMN Students
$10 for non-UMN Students.

Check their facebook page for more details.

YMCA Jobs Fair

Once again, the University YMCA is hosting the Y of the Greater Twin Cities (Y GTC) Summer Job Fair! Please share with your colleagues and students about the opportunities and SAVE THE DATE: February 6th! All you need to know is on the attached 2013 UY Job Fair flyer, but I'm available to answer questions should they arise.

The University Y has celebrated its 125th year in 2012 - and now moving into our 126th year we continue to shape our future with diverse and inclusive opportunities, programs and initiatives for U of M students.

v The UY supports student development and learning outcomes as well as 21st century workforce development opportunities with initiatives such as the summer job fair, networking events, participant and leadership positions (volunteer/work-study) and a network for U of M students to learn about opportunities in Y GTC branches (volunteer, intern and part-time positions). Learn more about opportunities by emailing: patti.neiman@ymcatwincities.org.

v The UY offers community based and Y experiential opportunities that are founded in cause-driven equity leadership development practices and supported by integrating the Search Institute's "Developmental Assets" and best mentoring practices established by the Mentoring Partnership of MN. No shortage of personal and professional development happening at the UY.

v Social Responsibility, Youth Development and Healthy Living (Print out the attached flyer "University Y 2012-2013" about our branch opportunities and feel free to share!) practices at the UY! Perfect for those students who want to make a difference in a non-profit that is international!

Stay tuned to the UY...more Y GTC social responsibility, healthy living and youth development opportunities to come for the students within the U of M community as we move into 2013 - 2014.

Where can I find the Y jobs descriptions and opportunities at branches?


Where can I find more information about University Y student opportunities and/or the Y GTC?

Refer students to me, Patti.neiman@ymcatwincities.org or Bruce Yang bruce.yang@ymcatwincities.org

National Student Exchange

Study away in the USA (or Canada)! National Student Exchange (NSE) is a partnership between nearly 200 colleges and universities in the US, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands that allows undergrads to study at another campus for a semester or year. Most students pay U of M tuition (or instate tuition at their host school) and can apply financial aid toward their exchange!

Students cite various reasons for pursuing NSE:

NSE is very affordable!
Learn independence and self-reliance by getting out of your comfort zone!
Broaden your personal and educational perspectives!
Take courses not available at the U of M:

Biological Research of Salmon Streams and Glacial Watersheds (University of Alaska Southeast)
Geology of the Hawaiian Islands (University of Hawaii at Hilo)
Interesting language offerings: Tongan, Tahitian, Thai, Samoan, Ilokano (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Marine Invertebrate Zoology (University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas)
just to name a few...

Test out the university you may want to go to for graduate school or the region of the country you want to move to after graduation. With an NSE exchange, you get the advantage of living in another part of the country without the hassle of a permanent move!
Experience NCAA sports at another school! 5 of the top 10 ranked college football teams in 2012 are part of NSE (University of Alabama, University of Oregon, University of Georgia, Louisiana State University, University of South Carolina)!
Easily transfer the credits you earn on exchange back to the U of M!
Be immersed at a French-speaking school in Quebec or a Spanish-speaking school in Puerto Rico!
Study at an HBCU (Historically Black College or University)!
Don't limit yourself. Participating in NSE doesn't prohibit you from studying abroad!
And some students just need to get away from Minnesota winters for a short time!

For more information, please visit http://www.offcampusstudy.umn.edu/nse, contact us at 612-626-2044, nseadv@umn.edu or visit us in 240 Appleby Hall. Sign up for an info session or set up a meeting with an advisor to learn about the application process.


Hmong-Americans in Higher Education Scholarships.

www.thehaef.org provides scholarships to support individual Hmong-American students in higher education. Our scholarship applications for the 2013 - 2014 academic school year are posted on our website at: www.thehaef.org.

Apply for a position on the La Raza Student Board.


Hope your semester is off to a great start!

Please consider applying to be on La Raza SCC's Board this Spring semester. We have several positions open. You may submit an electronic copy of the application to laraza@umn.edu or you may drop it off in La Raza SCC's office in CMU room 211 to a current board member or staff. The due date is Wednesday February 6th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

Thank you,

La Raza SCC

Hmong Nationalities Organization, Inc. NATIONAL CONFERENCE

- Hmong Nationalities Organization, Inc. will have
Buasavanh Banquet Hall.
7324 Lakeland Ave. North,
Brooklyn Park, MN, 55428.


Summer 2013 Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Science & Engineering!

Click here for more information and to apply

Application Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013 (We've extended the deadline!

Welcome to 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. We hope that you will consider joining us this summer.

Students work in a university research lab on a project related to fluid power along with a faculty advisor and graduate student mentor with expertise in the field. Projects may involve background reading of technical literature and reports, computer-aided design, mathematical modeling, fabrication designs, experimental testing and group discussions and project team meetings. Every student has a project of their own with specific responsibilities and deliverables. At the end of the summer, every student creates a scientific poster and a project report. In addition, there is a program of professional development and social activities with other REU students.

REU positions are available at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

Direct link to the CCEFP REU Program

CCEFP: http://www.ccefp.org

ASU Winter Gala This Saturday at TCF Stadium DQ Clubroom

We hope you had a fantastic first few days of Spring semester! Need something to do this weekend? Come to our 2013 Winter Gala which will be held THIS Saturday, January 26th, 2013 from 8:00pm-12:00am at the TCF Stadium DQ Clubroom. The theme for this year's gala is Night of Enchantment, so come join us for a charming and magical night to remember! Don't forget to dress to impress because formal attire is required!

TCF Bank Stadium
2009 University Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Tickets are also on sale NOW! Find any ASU board member or go to ASU (Coffman, Room 219) to purchase your tickets. Prices are as follows:

Advanced Tickets:
UMN Students: $8/person, $15/couple
Public: $11/person, $18/couple

At The Door:
UMN Students: $10/person, $20/couple
Public: $13/person, $23/couple

We can't wait to see you at gala!!!!

<3 ASU

2013 Multicultural Student Development Day

2013 Multicultural Student Development Day
presented by Ameriprise
in collaboration with the University of St. Thomas

Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis Campus)

Opus College of Business
1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Thousands of students attend Job and Internship Fairs annually. Students who attend large fairs quickly discover just how competitive the process is and how difficult it can be to differentiate themselves.

This Multicultural Student Development Day seeks to address those challenges. Students will have the opportunity to:

• Attend meaningful workshops that will help and sharpen their skills

• Receive career and internship fair tips from the experts

• Arrive at their job and internship fair feeling better prepared

• Enhance their "personal brand"

• Meet recruiters from companies participating in their job and internship fairs

• Learn about graduate programs and scholarship opportunities

Students will have the option to participate in concurrent workshops on a variety of topics including: Career Fair Preparation, Improving your Résumé, Professional Etiquette, and Mock Interviews, Dressing for Success, Career Services Gems and Choosing a Graduate Studies program. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a networking session with recruiters at the end of the day. Workshop availability will be on a first come, first serve basis.

REGISTER FREE BY FEBRUARY 1 at this link: http://multiculturaldevelopmentday.eventbrite.com

Program Agenda:

11:00a.m. - 11:30a.m. (Students arrive and check-in)

11:30a.m. - 4:00p.m. (Concurrent Workshops)

4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. (Networking with recruiters and hiring managers)

For more information, contact: Tony Tolliver, Manager -Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Ameriprise Financial (612) 671-7482 ortony.x.tolliver@ampf.com

American Indian/Alaska Native Cancer Incidence Disscussion Jan 29th

The Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series on Health Disparities Research continues with Jeffrey A. Henderson, MD, MPH. Dr. Henderson is the founder, president and CEO of the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health (BHCAIH) in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Dr. Henderson will lead a discussion on "American Indian/Alaska Native Cancer Incidence" on Tuesday, January 29 at 3:00 p.m.

This event will be held at:
Urban Research Outreach and Engagement Center, Room107
2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Suite 130
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Light refreshments will be provided.
Space is limited so please R.S.V.P to phdr@umn.edu by Friday, January 25.

Dr. Henderson will also present a talk on the University of Minnesota campus on Wednesday, January 30 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. More information on this event can be found here.

Dr. Henderson is the founder, president and CEO of the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health (BHCAIH) in Rapid City, South Dakota. (Read Bio!)

The Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series on Health Disparities Research is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Medical School's Program in Health Disparities Research, Center for Health Equity, and Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations.

2013 MIHF Research Internship.

2013 Summer Research Internships - Clinical Cardiology

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation offers one of the most outstanding and unique internship opportunities available to undergraduate premed students and those studying in other health care disciplines. Working with a physician mentor and a research staff mentor, interns work directly on clinical research studies and publications that impact patient care. This past year, former interns contributed to 10 presentations at national scientific meetings and 9 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Questions past interns have worked on:

· Compiled and analyzed data from 500+ patients to assess whether frequency and severity of heart attacks varies by time of day (circadian oscillations).

· Compared the safety of closure devices vs. manual compression based on 56 patients who had complications following femoral-access catheter procedures. Identified strategies that improve the success of closure devices and prevent surgical complications.

· Evaluated whether 140 heart attack patients who did not respond to angioplasty and were referred for emergency bypass surgery had increased bleeding risk based on the antiplatelet drugs in the pre-angioplasty protocols.

Interns spend approximately 11 days on shadowing, observations and other field trips. As a member of a cohort of 12-14 students, interns also learn from the wide variety of projects and experiences of their peers.

Feedback from a previous intern: "There is no better place where you can get a holistic view of healthcare while having the responsibility to work on your own research project. It is the perfect opportunity for interactive learning, critical thinking, and relationship building. There is nothing more awesome than getting to be a part of a state-of-the-art, cutting-edge research facility while learning the ins and outs of the healthcare team. The physicians have high expectations of the interns, but they never leave you with a project that you cannot handle. If you want to work hard and learn a lot, this program is for you."

Internships are full-time, 11-12 weeks in duration, and offer a modest stipend of $8 per hour and paid parking. All internships take place on the campus of Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Out-of-state participants in previous years were able to sublet apartments near the University of Minnesota and reported that short-term relocation was very worthwhile.

We regard diversity in the internship program as an important factor in providing a rich learning environment for participants. In particular, we encourage applications from candidates who fit the NIH definition for minorities underrepresented in biomedical research: black, Hispanic, and American Indian students; students with disabilities; and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

For more information, please visit mplsheart.org/internship. Completed applications must be submitted by January 31 for consideration.

COIN Spring Semester Week 1 Activities!

The Circle of Indigenous Nations staff is looking forward to spring semester, Here is what is happening this week!

Led by Pebaamibines (Dennis Jones)
Thursday, January 24th
Circle of Indigenous Nations (322 Appleby Hall)
Light breakfast will follow

Featuring Brendan Fairbanks, Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies
Monday, January 28th
12 noon-1pm
Circle of Indigenous Nations (322 Appleby Hall)
Lunch will be provided

with Ali Miesen, American Indian Studies Adviser
Wednesday, January 30th
1:00-2:00 PM
Circle of Indigenous Nations(322 Appleby Hall)

[summer-institute-program-genetic-epidemiology] Mentored Training Opportunity - Accepting Applications Now

Applications are being accepted for the all-expense paid Summer Institute in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology at Washington University in St Louis, School of Medicine. I have included links below to a poster and brochure. I would request that you print and post the poster and brochure prominently and if you know of contacts that may fit this program, please forward them the links or provide me with their information and I would be happy to send them some information.

Who: Eligible applicants are junior-level faculty or scientists from minority groups that are under-represented in the biomedical or health sciences, and are United States Citizens or Permanent Residents. Research interests should be compatible with those of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in the prevention of treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders.

What: Our Program to Increase Diversity Among Individuals in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) is an all-expense-paid research training opportunity sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). This mentored program will address the difficulties experienced by junior investigators in establishing independent research programs and negotiating through the academic ranks. The desired outcome is to improve the recruitment and retention of faculty from disabled and underrepresented minority groups in the study of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders.

Where/When/Details: The all-expense-paid program focusing on Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology brings participants to Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine for 3-week sessions during two consecutive summers, with a short mid-year visit and an Annual Meeting for all PRIDE Mentees and Mentors across 6 programs and the NHLBI. The PRIDE program provides mentor-mentee partnerships with matching based on common research interests. The mentors are experienced in research and grant writing and will offer long-term collaborations. The didactic curriculum involve faculty and mentors from multiple disciplines with various levels of hands-on training. Special emphasis is placed on developing grantsmanship skills, with mentors assisting mentees one-on-one to develop specific research projects and improve long-term fundability. NHLBI scientific program staff will provide a grants workshop to assist mentees with project focus and to identify viable funding sources to promote a sustainable independent research program for career advancement.

For additional details about the PRIDE Program visit: http://www.biostat.wustl.edu/pridege/

A brochure and poster may be found at:


To view our latest newsletter: http://www.biostat.wustl.edu/pridecc/news-events/news/e-newsletters/

Sent on behalf of Dr. D.C. Rao,
PRIDE Program Director

PS: For information about our Post Doctoral Program for Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology, visit: https://biostatistics.wustl.edu/training/Pages/Post-DocTrainingGrant.aspx

Columbia University Summer Public Health Program

Program description: Columbia University Medical Center is preparing for its second program year of the Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP). This innovative program is designed for undergraduate students to increase interest in and knowledge of public health and biomedical science careers. SPHSP is a partnership between Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Columbia University School of Nursing, and the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Together they represent the broad spectrum of public health practice. SPHSP grant funding was awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Minority Health, and Health Equity (OMHHE).

The program is designed for undergraduates in their Sophomore or Junior year and recent baccalaureate degree students who are undecided about their career goals and who have a minimum GPA of 2.7. This is a rigorous program which includes Public Health course work at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and immersion in a diverse, economically disadvantaged urban environment; seminars and lectures with public health leaders; and mentoring by faculty members, ensuring students' exposure to the breadth and importance of public health as a career option. Please note: the application is due by February 8th.

More information is attached. Also, to visit our website and apply online, please follow this link.

Fluid Power Scholars Program: A Paid Industry Summer Internship!

Summer 2013

Application Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013

For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.ccefp.org/get-involved/students/fluid-power-scholars-program

The Fluid Power Scholars Program is a collaborative effort between the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) and companies in the fluid power industry who are corporate members of the CCEFP. This highly selective summer program identifies and connects the very best undergraduate engineering students across the United States to the fluid power industry with the purpose of training the next-generation of fluid power leaders.

This is a highly competitive program, open to undergraduates who have successfully completed at least two years in an accredited engineering program in the United States. The Scholars program begins with an intensive three and 1/2 day instructional program in fluid power, taught at the Fluid Power Institute at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), and follows with internships in the fluid power industry. The Fluid Power "Bootcamp" at MSOE will be held May 28-31, 2013. Students should expect to spend 10-11 weeks as a intern in their host company. Up to ten undergraduate students will be selected as Fluid Power Scholars by a committee of faculty and industry representatives. In addition to their paid internships, scholars will receive stipends for travel and living expenses associated with their work at MSOE.

CCEFP: http://www.ccefp.org

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