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Kao Kalia Yang: The Emergence of a Hmong-American Writer

Join the Asian Pacific American Resource Center for its spring speaker! Award winning writer, Kao Kalia Yang, will reflect on her journey into writing, the significance of The Latehomecomer and The Song Poet, and read from her forthcoming titles for the fall of 2019: her first children’s book, A Map Into the World, a collection titled What God is Honored Here?: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss By and For Indigenous Women and Women of Color, and a work of nonfiction about refugee lives in America, Somewhere in the Unknown World.

Become an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant!

The Department of Biology Teaching and Learning has approximately 15 open positions of Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Biology 1001,1003 or 1009 in the Fall 2019 semester.  The essential qualifications for these positions are advanced undergraduate standing (junior or senior carrying at least six credits) and completion of at least Biol 1951/1961 (or equivalent).  Successful candidates typically have more experience in biology through additional coursework, jobs, or research. 

Creating Effective Science Stories with MPR

On Monday, March 11, GCC 3016/5016 is hosting MPR Producer Julie Siple and reporter Elizabeth Dunbar for a discussion on creating effective science stories.

Time: 11:45 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
Location: VBS room 145

Bioethics Undergraduate Group Meeting

The Bioethics Undergraduate Group will be hosting its next open meeting on Wednesday, March 13 from 6:45-7:45 p.m. in Memorial Union 301! We will be learning about ethics regarding use of animals as research subjects. Food will be provided.

Lindahl Academic Center Tutors

The Lindahl Academic Center is recruiting tutors for summer and fall 2019! They are looking for tutors from a wide variety of programs and majors such as:

  • Carlson
  • Engineering
  • Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Kinesiology
  • and many others!

They are looking for graduate students, seniors, juniors and sophomores with strong academic performance. Apply now!

Bioinformatic Analysis Summer Course

Bioinformatics is an emerging discipline that integrates molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and computational biology. It provides the tools that scientists need to make use of the overwhelming quantity of biological data being put on online in recent years. Bioinformatics has revolutionized gene discovery and analysis, and has become an essential component of a molecular biologist’s training.

Hamm Scholarship 

Available for students in the plant sciences and related disciplines from the Philip C. Hamm Memorial Scholarship Program. This is the most prestigious award in the plant sciences at the University of Minnesota. Non renewable scholarship of up to $1,000 for qualified undergraduate students and up to $2,000 for qualified graduate students. Deadline March 15, 2019. Application and information can be found here.