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Opportunity for Teaching Alumni


On behalf of Chinquapin Prep, a private school for highly motivated, low income students, I would like to share a potential opportunity for your graduating teaching alumni. The Chinquapin Teaching Fellowship takes people dedicated to becoming outstanding teachers and provides targeted training to help them achieve that goal. This 2 year program focuses on developing a rich understanding of instructional best practices and strong classroom management, and provides support by a mentor throughout the program.

As a former Breakthrough teaching alum, I can say that Chinquapin is an ideal place to work in Urban Education. The Program places Fellows in charge of 2-3 courses in first year, and 3-4 courses in their second year. Additionally, Fellows lead extracurricular activities (sports, arts, clubs), mentor students, and help supervise the boarding program. This workload provides many opportunities for the Fellows to make a profound impact on these students' lives both inside and outside the classroom.

In addition to salary and health benefits, housing is provided in apartments inside students dorms, allowing the Fellows to build life-long relationships with students. Students board Monday through Friday, and meals are provided when students are present.

More information about the school and a summary of this information can be found in the attached flyer. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Jeremy Goodreau (

GLBTA PO Mentor Programs

[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:

A brochure and poster may be found at:

To view our latest newsletter:

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

PS: For information about our Post Doctoral Program for Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology, visit:

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.


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

We hope to see you there!

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:

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



Serve on the American Indian Heritage Month committee

Hello all,

The American Indian Student Cultural Center (AISCC) at the University of Minnesota is seeking any student/faculty/staff, as well as community members, to serve on our American Indian Heritage Month committee. Two main events that we have planned for November are the Honoring American Indian Women Luncheon and our Fall Powwow. At this point, we are gauging interest for the committee, and we will subsequently be setting up a weekly meeting time for this committee. All are welcome to be on this committee, and attend our events.

If you are interested in being on this committee, and/or have any questions, please contact Janelle White at or the American Indian Student Cultural Center at, or by phone at 612-624-0243.


Janelle White

The University Women of Color (UWOC) Tapestry Award

The University Women of Color (UWOC) Tapestry Award is granted to those that help create a thriving campus community where diversity in the widest sense is welcomed and supported. The selection committee particularly seeks efforts that affect the campus climate for women students, faculty, and staff of color.

All current U of Minnesota faculty, staff and students are eligible to apply. Students may be enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or continuing studies. Previous applicants may re-apply. An award of $500 will be given to faculty, staff or students who have worked to enhance campus equity and diversity.

All entries must include the UWOC Tapestry Award Application Cover sheet, one page personal statement of describing the candidate's strengths and contributions to diversity on campus and two statements of support.

Please see attached application. Completed applications must be received by September 21, 2012. For questions, contact

Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Career Development Workshop.

The LAGRANT Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides programs for ethnic minority college students pursuing degrees in advertising, marketing and public relations.

We have partnered with the advertising agency, Carmichael Lynch to host a career development workshop in Minneapolis. The workshop will take place on Friday, September 7 at 12 p.m. I am sending you the attached flyer with all the information. Please let me know if you would like to register for this free event.

Ericka Iniguez
Senior Programs & Outreach Manager
The LAGRANT Foundation
600 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 1520
Los Angeles, CA 90017
323.469.8680 Ext. 223

Carmichael Lynch flyer.doc

Minnesota Pre-Law Scholars Program (MPLS)

Minnesota Pre Law Scholars Program (MPLS)
The University of Minnesota Law School will be offering the Minnesota Pre Law Scholars (MPLS) Program for its fifth summer. MPLS is a free, intensive LSAT and admissions summer preparation program. College students considering law school, especially rising-seniors and those from groups historically underrepresented in law school are encouraged to apply. The program is open to undergraduate students (and recent alums) from any undergraduate institution.

Attached is additional information, including a class schedule and application. The application deadline is April 27, 2012.

Any questions can be directed to Rachel Martinez, Associate Director of Admissions at
MPLS Fill-In Application.pdf

Spend a Week at Harvard Business School

Apply for Harvard Business School's Summer Venture in Management Program
Application Deadline: May 16, 2012

The Harvard Business School (HBS) Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) is a one week management training program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. This thirty-year HBS tradition demonstrates the many rewards of an MBA degree to students who may not otherwise have considered this path. Participants spend a week on campus living the MBA student experience - attending classes, analyzing case studies, and debating management issues with peers and faculty.

This unique educational experience, in combination with a summer internship at a sponsoring company or organization, gives participants a broader understanding of the challenges business leaders face, the innumerable opportunities that exist in management, and the impact they can have on their community and the world through leadership.

Participants will be selected based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and personal characteristics. Consistent with the objective of promoting educational diversity and opportunity in business leadership, additional criteria to be considered among others, are whether the applicant is:
· The first family member to attend college;
· A member of a group that is currently underrepresented in business schools and corporate America (e.g. African-American, Latino, Native American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender);
· From a family with little business education or experience; and/or
· From a school whose graduates do not typically attend a top-tier university (e.g., attends a rural or predominantly minority college, or has attended a community college as part of a four-year degree).

The SVMP Application will be available online in February 2012. The deadline is May 16, 2012. To apply and for more information about this program, please visit the SVMP website

Follow on Twitter @hbs_svmp_2012

Rural Community Development Initiative Grants

USDA Accepting Applications for Rural Community Development Initiative Grants

Applications are being accepted for the traditional Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) program and the RCDI Rural Jobs Accelerator (RJA).
More information can be found in the Federal Register. Applications are due May 9, 2012. In Minnesota, applications must be submitted to Terry Louwagie in our state office (375 Jackson St., Suite 410, St. Paul, MN, 55101).
USDA Rural Development plans to award up to $8.6 million through the RCDI program. Applications are sought for projects that:
Provide technical assistance to improve the capacity of local organizations to complete successful housing, economic development and community facilities projects;
Help recipients complete pre-development requirements - such as architectural and engineering plans;
Help development organizations improve their board operations, management and knowledge of financial and information technology systems;
Provide homeownership education or training for entrepreneurs.
Part of the RCDI funds to be awarded may be used for projects associated with the Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge, which was announced on March 8, 2012.
Applications for Jobs Accelerator projects must be submitted to both USDA and the EDA. More information can be found at

CAIMH Native Americans into Medicine Program 2012


We are excited to announce that Center of American Indian and Minority Health (CAIMH), University of Minnesota Medical School, will once again be offering the Native Americans into Medicine (NAM) program for undergraduates in 2012! This 6-week summer program will be held from June 18th - July 27th, 2012 on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. NAM participants learn how to develop their personal and professional skills to become a physician or other type of health professional. Curriculum focuses on math and science coursework resembling health professions school content, as well as writing and computer skills. Students also meet with Native American health professionals, community members, and medical school faculty. Participants receive a weekly stipend while participating in the NAM program.

CAIMH will also be offering a new program in collaboration with Fond du Lac Reservation. Stepping Stones to Health Careers (SSHC) is for high school students who will be going into grade 10, 11 or 12 in fall 2012. SSHC provides two one-week residential opportunities on the University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School campus July 8th-13th and/or July 15th-20th. Students will explore health-related sciences, healthy living, research, and college preparation. Each week will have different topics and activities. Current medical students provide advice and inspiration as they interact with the participants in various activities during the sessions. Students may participate in week 1, week 2, or both weeks, but must return home between week 1 and week 2. On campus housing and meals are provided.

The Pre-Admission Workshop (PAW), hosted by CAIMH and Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) will be held July 30th-August 1st, 2012. The Pre-Admission Workshop addresses common challenges encountered by Native American students in the medical school application process. Join us in Anchorage, AK to learn more about MCAT preparation, financial aid and scholarship resources, writing a personal statement, filling out the AMCAS application, how to present yourself in an interview and more! College Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates are eligible to apply for this opportunity.

For more information on NAM, SSHC or PAW or to apply for one or more of the programs, please visit our website at

Jessica Zibell

Current Research on Hmong Americans and the Hmong Diaspora from the Hmong Studies Journal

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Friday, March 9, 12:00-1:30
609 Social Sciences Building

Dr. Mark Pfeifer. Hmong American Partnership/Hmong National Development and State University of New York, Institute of Technology, Chair. "An Overview of the Hmong Studies Journal and Recent Research in Hmong Studies."

Nancy Herther. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Libraries. "Citation Analysis and Hmong Studies Publications: An Initial Examination."

Dr. Nengher N. Vang. Gustavus Adolphus College. "Political Transmigrants: Rethinking Hmong Political Activism in America."

Dr. Zha Blong Xiong. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Department of Family Social Science. "Predicting Hmong Male and Female Youth's Delinquent Behavior: An Exploratory Study."
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SUA Program Board - Opportunity for Students!

Have you ever wondered who plans the events such as Homecoming and Spring Jam? Or who chooses and contracts performers such as Bo Burnham or The Comedians of Chelsea Lately? Or who picks what musicians come to campus?

Want to see new and different events and programs on campus?

Apply to be on the Student Unions and Activities Program Board and get paid to plan and create these cool events! Applications are due Friday, February 17.

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You'll be part of a team that has a large voice on campus!

Visual Arts,
Gophers After Dark
Whole Music Club
St. Paul Programs

Any questions feel free to email:

2012 Travel and Study Grant Program


February 27, 2012, has been set as the Application Deadline
for the 2012 Travel and Study Grant Program

he 2012 Travel and Study Grant Program will award grants to emerging creative artists (choreographers, film and video directors, poets, spoken word artists, fiction and creative nonfiction writers). Minnesota-based executive and program administrators working for nonprofit organizations in dance, film and video, and literature are also eligible to apply. The deadline for applications in Dance, Film and Video, and Literature is February 27, 2012.

The Travel and Study Grant Program places emphasis on individual exploration and growth. The program supports such activities as research leading to the creation of new work, the development of collaborations, participation in specific training programs, time for reflection and individualized study, investigating artistic work outside of Minnesota or New York City, and dialogue on aesthetic issues.

Application materials will be available after December 1, 2011, on the website at and in paper form upon request to the Jerome Foundation office, 400 Sibley Street, Suite 125, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101-1928. Telephone: 651.224.9431 or 1-800-995-3766.



Are you a U of M student considering law school? If so, connect with
CLA Career Services for help. We provide pages of useful advice on our
website at . While you're there,
watch the new 1-minute video summarizing all our pre-law services.

McNair Scholars Program

The University of Minnesota McNair Scholars Program is pleased to
announce we are accepting applications for Summer 2012. Please see
below information about the McNair Scholars program including:
program-at-a-glance, qualifications, application deadline, and where
to get more information.

Program at-a-glance

The goal of McNair Scholars is to give undergraduate students
intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare students
for entry into and success in graduate school.

McNair Scholars program is a 10 week summer research program where
students will:

--Receive a $ 3000.00 stipend throughout the summer

--Be paired up with a professor to work on their research

--Learn how to develop a quality research paper

--Receive help with the application process (i.e. identify graduate
programs, write a personal statement, and create a curriculum vita)

--Present their research at poster sessions held here at the U of M

--Most importantly, develop a great relationship with a professor that
is invaluable in terms of getting admitted into graduate school


First generation college student and low income, or from an
underrepresented group, and a GPA of 2.75 and above. You must be a
full time sophomore or junior and a U.S. citizen or a permanent

Application deadline: February 6, 2012

For more information:





What is CAPE?


Summer Dental School Program (PAID OPPORTUNITY)

The Summer Dental School Experience is a six-week program that will provide participants hands-on experiences in dentistry, exposure to prerequisite courses and Dental Admissions Test review, health disparities research experience, and workshops designed to enhance academic skills or to teach students more about dentistry.

Participants will be able to interact with current dental students as mentors. A maximum of thirty undergraduate students and post-baccalaureate students from disadvantaged backgrounds will participate in the Summer Program on the UM campus in each of the three projects years. Eligible students will receive a stipend of at least $40 for each day they attend class that may be used to pay for on-campus housing or for other expenses if a student chooses to live off-campus. The 2012 Summer Dental School Experience will run from May 21-June 29, 2012.

For more information on the program/applying please go to:

The final film in the 2011 AICH Film Series is The Way of the Warrior.

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Time: 5:30pm refreshments served, 6:00 pm film starts
Location: Bell Museum of Natural History Auditorium

AICH proudly presents a Q & A with Jim Northrup, who appears in the film.

Jim Northrup, Anishinaabe, writes a syndicated column, Fond du Lac Follies, which is distributed in the The Circle, The Native American Press, and News From Indian Country. Fond du Lac Follies was named Best Column at the 1999 Native American Journalists Association convention. In 1990-1992, Jim worked as a roster artist for the COMPAS Writer in the Schools Program. He has been a Mentor in the Loft Inroads Program, a Judge for the Lake Superior Contemporary Writers Series and The Jerome Fellowship, and a Member of the Minnesota State Arts Board Prose Panel. Jim also has given radio commentaries on the Superior Radio Network, National Public Radio, Fresh Air Radio, and the BBC-Scotland.

Jim Northrup visit is co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity and the University Libraries.

Join the Somali Women's Health & Wellness (SWHW) Program!

Join the Somali Women's Health & Wellness (SWHW) Program! This student group supports Somali women in the areas of exercise, physical and mental health in order to thrive as students at the U of M. SWHW meets twice a month at the Recreation Center on campus. One session meets in a private aerobics room to learn different kinds of aerobic, strengthening & conditioning exercises for women of differing levels of physical abilities. An instructor at the Recreation Center will teach the fitness classes once a month. The second session focuses on presentations and discussions surrounding health & wellness issues within the Somali community- selected by you- the SWHW members. Through physical activity and discussions, we hope to increase self-confidence & promote healthy supportive lifestyles. Become an active part of the Women's Somali Health & Wellness Program today!

In order to become a member, fill out and send in an interest survey due October 19, 2010. They are attached to this mailing or are available at the Women's Center in Appleby Hall, Office 52. Please consider applying, or pass on this information to others who might be interested.

SWHW Interest Survey.doc

For more information, contact Robyn Kelly at
Mahadsanid for your interest & support!
Aqoon la'aani waa iftiin la'aan.

Fall Semester Workshop Series: Preparing for Graduate and Professional School


Workshop One
'I want to go to Graduate School- Now What?!?'

This workshop is intended for students considering the pursuit of graduate or professional school admission.

We will discuss:
Timelines for preparation
Strategies for admission and success in graduate school
Unique challenges and opportunities for diverse student populations
Ways to fund grad school, and more!

Dates offered:
Wednesday, September 29th - at Noon
Thursday, October 21st - at Noon

Workshop Two
Preparing and Revising Your Personal Statement

This workshop will help you to think critically about how to write your personal statement, and revise it.

We will discuss:
Tips for answering application questions
Ways to make your statement stand out from the rest
Editing strategies, and more!

Note: Prior to attending this session you will need to spend a minimum of two hours writing a draft version of your personal statement.

Bring two copies of your draft statement to the workshop for editing and revision exercises.

Dates offered:
Thursday, October 28th - at Noon

Workshop Three
Writing an Effective Research Proposal

This workshop is intended for students interested in preparing a research proposal for various undergraduate research programs, including, UROP, MSROP, or McNair, etc. All students with general interests in proposal writing are also welcome!

Note: Application due dates for UROP -
October 4th, 2010 and early March, 2011.

Dates offered:
Thursday, September 30th - at Noon


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Spend a Week at Harvard Business School

Apply for Harvard Business School's
Summer Venture in Management Program
Application Deadline: May 17, 2010

The Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) hosted by Harvard Business School ( a week of HBS instruction (June 19-25, 2010) that exposes high-potential college students in the summer between their junior and senior year to the HBS MBA experience and the variety of opportunities a degree in management can afford. This twenty-year HBS tradition demonstrates the many rewards of an MBA degree to students who may not otherwise have considered this path. Participants spend a week on campus living the MBA student experience - attending classes, analyzing case studies, and debating management issues with peers and faculty.
This unique educational experience, in combination with a summer internship at a sponsoring company or organization, gives participants a broader understanding of the challenges business leaders face, the innumerable opportunities that exist in management, and the impact they can have on their community and the world through leadership.
Participants will be selected based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and personal characteristics. Consistent with the objective of promoting educational diversity and opportunity in business leadership, additional criteria to be considered among others, are whether the applicant is:
the first family member to attend college;
a member of a group that is currently underrepresented in business schools and corporate America (e.g. African-American, Latino, Native American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender);
from a family with little business education or experience; and/or
from a school whose graduates do not typically attend a top-tier university ( e.g., attends a rural or predominantly minority college, or has attended a community college as part of a four-year degree).

Tiffani M. Bender
BJ '09 | Strategic Communication
University of Missouri | School of Journalism

Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships

University of New Mexico Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships

The University of New Mexico under the auspices of the Office for Equity and Inclusion invites applicants for postdoctoral fellowships. The fellowships will be awarded to African American, Hispanic or American Indian doctoral degree recipients whose teaching, research and service contribute to diversity in any academic discipline. Doctoral students at the latter stages of their dissertation completion or recent PhD graduates may apply. Doctoral candidates must have completed their doctorates before the award date.

Three (3) awards will be made each year. Postdoctoral fellows will be appointed for one (1) year with a possible renewable appointment for a second year, contingent upon excellence of research produced and funding availability. The fellowships are designed to enable recent underrepresented minority PhDs to advance their research agenda and their academic portfolio while contributing to diversity initiatives at the University of New Mexico. Appointees will have a .75 FTE appointment in an academic department and a .25 FTE appointment in the Office for Equity and Inclusion for a 9-month period. The postdoctoral fellowships are intended as a recruitment strategy of underrepresented faculty. Department Chairs and Deans are encouraged to nominate individuals whom they feel might potentially become faculty in their departments. A letter of nomination from the nominating Dean and Department Chair must be submitted. Fellows will receive a stipend of $35,000 per year plus benefits and research and travel support. Relocation expenses up to $1,000 will also be provided.

Application deadline is May 17, 2010 and the award notification date will be June 18, 2010. A cover letter, vita and recommendation letter should accompany the application. Application forms can be downloaded from the Office for Equity and Inclusion website at or may be accessed and submitted online. Send completed packet to:

Dr. Jozi De León, VP for Equity and Inclusion
Office for Equity and Inclusion
The University of New Mexico
Scholes Hall 240
MSC05 3400
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Application Deadline: June 1, 2010

Notification Date: July 1, 2010

Summer 2010 Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Science & Engineering!

Summer 2010 Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Science & Engineering!

Application Deadline:
Friday, March 5, 2010

For more information and to apply:

Welcome to the NSF Engineering Research 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 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.


Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program (MSROP) Summer 2010

Dear University of Minnesota Undergraduate Students,

The Office for Diversity in Graduate Education would like to invite you to consider participating in the Multicultural Summer Research Opportunity Program that will be held on the Twin Cities Campus from June 7 - August 13, 2010.

Established in 1986, the Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program (MSROP) at the University of Minnesota provides undergraduates an opportunity to develop research and inquiry skills with a faculty mentor on an individual basis or as part of a research team, which may include graduate students, research scientists, technicians and other MSROP students. Through the mentoring process, students are introduced to the methodology of their chosen discipline by involving them in research and other scholarly activities. Such involvement is expected to improve the quality of the students' undergraduate experience, to enhance the likelihood of their completing bachelor's degrees, and to attract larger numbers of prepared students of color to graduate or
professional schools.

If you are interested, please refer to the MSROP website
( for:

* Application Form
* Program Structure
* Program Goals
* Financial Support Package
* Eligibility Requirements
* Frequently Asked Questions
* Additional U of MN Summer Research Programs

We encourage qualifying students to apply. Contact us at

Research Experience for Undergraduates

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) is now accepting student applications for our Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program. This program is funded by the National Science Foundation. Students are matched with mentors and conduct independent field research on topics such as climate change, animal behavior, pollination biology, plant ecology, veterinary research, and more. REU awards cover expenses and pay a $4750 stipend. Students from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply for an REU award is February 15, 2010.

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