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The Libraries have just launched an online space reservation service for library users. Students, staff and faculty may now reserve group study spaces in Wilson, Walter, Magrath and the Bio-Medical Libraries. We hope to expand the reach of this pilot in the near future, as well.

For more information about the service, including reservation instructions and links, room use guidelines and the Online Room Reservation Group’s final report, please visit the Online Room Reservation Group staff site.




McNair Scholars Program Summer 2017

The U of M Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is now accepting applications for summer 2017. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, ideally as soon as possible, until spots fill.. Below is key information about the McNair program. Additionally, I encourage you to check out the McNair website for more information, and encourage interested students to contact the McNair Team (see below) to answer questions about the program and application process and provide feedback on your personal statements.

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McNair 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 graduate school.

During the the 10-week summer research program students:

  • Develop a great relationship with a professor that is essential for applying to graduate school
  • Receive a $3,500 stipend
  • Conduct research with a professor
  • Develop a quality research paper
  • Receive guidance through the graduate school process (e.g. identify graduate programs, write a personal statement, create a curriculum vitae, etc.)
  • Present research at poster sessions held on campus


  • First generation college student and low income, or from an underrepresented group
  • GPA of 2.75 and above
  • Full-time sophomore or junior and a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
  • Students with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) focus are strongly encouraged to apply to the McNair Scholars Program, as are student veterans.

Application deadline: Hurry as rolling admissions until all spots fill. (Please let Anthony Albecker and Eskender Yousuf know if you are planning to apply). Scholars in STEM fields strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information contact Anthony Albecker ( or Eskender Yousuf ( or Amani Berry (, visit us online and on Facebook.

DirecTrack to Teaching

The DirecTrack to Teaching academic program is hosting an information session for students interested in teaching Art, Dance, English, Math, Science, Second Languages, Social Studies, Theater, etc.

DirecTrack to Teaching is an undergraduate path to the teaching licensure. It gives undergrad students an early exposure to the culture of teaching and schools along with a competitive advantage when applying to graduate school for the license and M.Ed. With DirecTrack you can enter the profession with confidence and competence.


As we are approaching the time where many students are declaring their majors, and due to our list of prospective students, the DirecTrack to Teaching academic program is hosting another information session for students interested in teaching Art, Dance, English, Math, Science, Second Languages, Social Studies, Theater, etc.
DirecTrack to Teaching is an undergraduate path\ to the teaching licensure. It gives undergrad students an early exposure to the culture of teaching and schools along with a competitive advantage when applying to graduate school for the license and M.Ed. With DirecTrack you can enter the profession with confidence and competence.
Our information session is for students interested in joining DirecTrack
 to Teaching next year.
DirecTrack to Teaching
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
College of Education and Human Development
110 Wulling Hall
86 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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 if they would like more information, provide suggestions, or commit to helping form this club!
Thank you