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Sustainability Film Series 2019: RiverBlue

Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, one of our favorite iconic products has destroyed rivers and impacted the lives of people who count on these waterways for their survival. This documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future. It focuses on the power of water and the importance it has in multiple cultures, while exploring the international inequity of manufacturing processes, global consumerism and capitalism.

Join the Botany Bus!

Visit third graders at Weaver Lake Elementary, a STEM magnet school, to deliver plants and talk to them about plants from biomes and their adaptations. The visit takes place on April 24 from 10-10:30 a.m. and 2:30-3:00 p.m.

Bioethics Undergraduate Group Meeting

The Bioethics Undergraduate Group will be hosting its second open meeting next Wednesday, February 27 from 6:45-7:45 p.m. in Memorial Union 301! The meeting will be centered around research ethics cases and eating pizza! Please RSVP to the Facebook event here.

College Health Corps Vista Program Now Accepting Early Applications

Low-income college students and community members face an array of barriers to health, such as access to health insurance, food security, safe housing, and child care. The College Health Corps VISTA program is dedicated to helping remove these barriers through the full-time capacity building service of it members.

This program provides an excellent gap year experience for those interested in fields such as public health, higher education administration, medicine, and many more.

Truman Scholar Nominations

Sophomore Leaders:

Are you working to create positive change?

Do you have a record of community involvement?

Can you articulate a vision and bring together people and resources to achieve it?

Do you plan to have a career of public service?

Could you use $30,000 for a graduate education and opportunities to network with similarly motivated young people and public leaders?

Apply for a University of Minnesota nomination to become a Truman Scholar by April 1.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity in the Voytas Lab

Arjun Khakhar, a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Daniel Voytas, is looking for sophomore or junior undergraduate students interested in working on projects involving cutting edge genetic engineering, virology and synthetic biology in crop plants. This position is for students who are thinking about a research career in biotech/life sciences.

While prior lab experience is a plus, it is by no means required. Students who are accepted will gain skills in:

Careers in Law Fair

The fair will be held Wednesday, March 6, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Willey Hall Atrium.

This is a great opportunity to speak with representatives from law schools, government agencies, paralegal programs, nonprofits, criminal justice organizations, political offices, and LSAT prep programs. Stop by any time to learn and ask questions about graduate school requirements, volunteer programs, internship experiences, and professions in the legal community.