Welcome Back Students!

Hope you enjoyed your winter break. School session begins next Tuesday, January 17th. There will be no classes on Monday, Jan. 16th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Checklist Before Classes:

  1. Check over your class schedule
    • class time, any last minute classroom changes
  2. Order your textbooks
  3. Get a UPASS if needed
  4. Deadlines
    • Jan. 23, Last day to add full semester and 7-week session classes without instructor approval
  5. Refunds/Deadlines
    • Jan. 23, Last day to receive 100% tuition refund for canceling full semester and first 7-week session classes
There are many opportunities still waiting to be claim and more to come!

Pathways to Research Program

The Pathways t o Research Program (PReP) is designed for undergraduate students enrolled at colleges and universities in Minnesota from populations underrepresented* in research to begin or advance their research career. The program provides training in human health research and career development through a structured core curriculum and mentored research project.

Applications are due on January 19, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.

Gain Research skills and experience through mentored research projects
Receive a stipend for 12 weeks over 2017 summer
Present research at CTSI’s Poster Session

Click Here for More Information


Technical and Professional Writing Club

Do you want to improve your technical, professional, and non-fiction writing skills?

This could include:

  • scholarship essays
  • letters of intent/personal statements
  • grants and proposals
  • journal and news articles
  • press releases
  • persuasive articles
  • or any other informative or non-fictitious writings

Technical and professional writing is on the rise in almost all career paths! Why not find another way to improve this valuable skill?

My name is Shane, and I would like to form a Technical and Professional Writing Club. The hope is that this club would be primarily student organized and run. I have many ideas for the club including guest speakers, peer review sessions, and student workshops, but I can’t do this alone! This club would be open to all majors, and students at any academic level would be welcome.

There would be other benefits to assisting in the organization of this group as well. Besides becoming a better writer, you could also refine your leadership abilities. Defined and exhibited leadership skills are in high demand for many routes a student may pursue during and after college—whether it is grad school, an internship, or your first job. Why not add your experience and knowledge in the formation of this club? Also, it would look great on a resume or CV!

I encourage anyone interested to email me at rosex607@umn.edu if they would like more information, provide suggestions, or commit to helping form this club!

Thank you

Apply for May term Study Abroad courses to Nicaragua or India by February 1! And apply to compete in the Acara Challenge by January 31!

Interested in learning about innovative solutions to environmental and societal challenges? In India or Nicaragua?

For May Term 2017, join Acara in either Bangalore, India or San Isidro, Nicaragua! These two 3-week interdisciplinary courses are open to graduate and upper level undergraduates, from all colleges, and fill the Global Perspectives and Technology/Society liberal education requirements and tech electives for CEGE students. No language requirement.

Deadline is February 1E-mail us with questions!

  • The trip to Bangalore, India (May 15 – June 5 – just in time for any summer job!) Read the blog from last year’s trip here: India 2016. The trip will focus on the urban side of sustainable development, and we have incredible partners ready to host us. Apply Now: z.umn.edu/applyIndia
  • Central America more your style? The Nicaragua trip runs May 16 – June 5. We are excited to partner with EOS International who coordinates our visit, as well as the home stays in San Isidro – a beautiful town in rural Nicaragua. Apply Now: z.umn.edu/applyNicaragua

Have a world changing idea that needs support?
The Acara Challenge is a competition for students with ideas for financially sustainable social ventures that address social and environmental challenges. Students receive intensive training and mentoring to learn how to best pitch their ideas at the competition, then compete for a $500 competition prize and up to $5,000 in fellowship funding. Applications are accepted from students from all majors and in all stages of project development, and are due January 31.