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Checking in With Dean Forbes -- May 2018


What are you most excited about at the moment?

We all know how great our faculty and staff are. They make outstanding efforts in the lab, classroom and community. Again this year, the sheer numbers of awards and other forms of recognition are truly impressive and reflect that exceptional level of commitment so prevalent throughout the College. Congratulations to all and keep up the excellent work!

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow 

Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching Assistants

All teaching assistants in CBS courses (undergraduate and graduate) who have demonstrated excellence in teaching or other instructional activities that enhance the educational experience at the U of M are eligible for the annual CBS Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching Assistants. 

2018 Society of Forensic Toxicologists- Student Enrichment Program

Learn about a Career as a Forensic Toxicologist

Forensic toxicology applies the principles of analytical chemistry, pharmacology and toxicology to determine the presence of drugs in biological samples and interpret analytical findings within the context of a legal investigation. Applications of forensic toxicology include (but are not limited to):

2000-Level Stem Cell Course to be Offered Fall Semester

If you are still thinking about courses in the fall semester, a special topics course on stem cells (BIOL3700) is offered in fall 2018. The course will be suitable for students who have successfully completed at least one biology course, including students from freshman to junior year. The difficulty will be at a 2000 level class, although the course number is BIOL3700

Student opportunity at the Minneapolis VA

The Cognitive Neuroimaging Study at the Minneapolis VA is seeking a research assistant to run and manage the DNA testing in the wetlab.  Candidate will design or use established PCR protocol for gene of interest, take inventory of lab technology and chemicals, and research genetic technology and gene of interest extensively. Ideal candidate should have proficiency and experience with PCR and the multiple variants of the technique. Must also be familiar with the pre- and post-PCR  protocols from lysing the DNA sample to sequencing the amplicon.

Deadlines for Pre-Pharmacy Students

PharmCAS Application: The national pharmacy application service, PharmCAS, is scheduled to open on July 18, 2018 for fall 2019 admission.

UMN PharmD ​Summer Virtual Information Sessions: Anyone interested in attending the following sessions can register here.

Getting Started on Your Fulbright Workshops

The Office of National and International Scholarships will be holding workshops for students who want to write applications for the Fulbright US Student Program over the summer.  The campus deadline for all Fulbright Applications is August 29th, so interested students should learn more before they leave for the break.

The following workshops will take place in the UHP conference room in 390 Northrop:

2018 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs

Register now to attend the 2018 American Dental Education Association Virtual Fairs on May 23 and 24. 

Information from the ADEA website:

On Wednesday, May 23 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET, login for ADEA AADSAS® Prep Day Live which includes: