Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Synthesist: March 22, 2016


Conferences, Events & Calls for Papers

Reducing Violence Against African American Males

Public Health Solutions: Reducing Violence Against African American Males
March 23, 2016 | 1 p.m. | The Commons Hotel


This panel discussion will focus on violence prevention, interventions, and solutions, and will feature a keynote address by Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith. As a physician working in inner-city Boston, Dr. Prothrow-Stith broke new ground with her efforts to define youth violence as a public health problem, not just a criminal justice issue. Her passion for prevention was not satisfied with the emergency room work of “Stitching people up and sending them out.” She turned to public health and, along with others, created a social movement to prevent violence that has had an impact on Boston and the nation. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS). More information & registration

Frontiers in the Environment Lecture Series

Frontiers in the Environment is held at noon on Wednesdays in R-380 Learning and Environmental Sciences on the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus. Each hour-long session includes a lively 30-minute presentation followed by Q&A and a networking reception. Check the listings for details and live stream links. Talks are free and open to the public.

Are the days of regulating water quality numbered?
March 23, 2016 | 12-1 p.m.
John Linc Stine, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency commissioner, will examine the sources that are driving water quality degradation and explore how policy leaders can sustain efforts to restore and protect clean water. More information

How can Minnesota improve on the water conservation status quo?
March 30, 2016 | 12-1 p.m.
Anna Henderson, energy and environment policy planning director, and Erik Cedarleaf Dahl, rulemaking planning director at the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, will explore how to encourage landowners to choose to protect water quality without introducing more regulations and discuss the role of the private sector, which in Minnesota represents an enormous brain trust of global water technology companies. More information

Boreas Booya Series
Thursdays | 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Do you want to change the world? Or become a more effective leader? Boreas Booya is a weekly forum for building the Boreas community through discussions, collaboration and fun. All UMN graduate and professional students and post-docs are invited to attend. View the upcoming schedule here. No application or RSVP necessary to attend.

March 24, 2016: Special Guest – Darrell Johnson
Institute on the Environment Commons, Learning and Environmental Sciences Room R350

Darrell Johnson is the Chief Information Officer for the State of Minnesota’s Pollution Control Agency and the Board of Water and Soil Resources. A former business executive, Darrell has navigated the corporate world and now finds himself at the intersection of state policy and environmental science.

Graduate School Fellows Summer Institute

Call for Applications for 2016 Graduate School Fellows Summer Institute
Application deadline: Midnight, Wednesday, March 30, 2016

What drives you? Sparks your curiosity? Ignites your passion? What impact do you want to make in the world? How can you use your research and scholarship to make a difference–whether locally or globally, whatever your field? How do you begin to tackle a problem that crosses disciplines, public and private sectors, and even national boundaries? Want to learn more? The Graduate School Fellows Summer Institute (August 15 -19, 2016) will help you answer these questions while connecting you with other Ph.D. students and postdocs in an intensive week of learning. For more information and to apply, see the website.

Graduate and Professional Education Assembly

Spring GPEA: Equity, Access & Diversity Issues in Graduate & Professional Education
April 5, 2016 | 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Coffman Memorial Union

The Graduate & Professional Education Assembly will take place on Tuesday, April 5 from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Mississippi Room at Coffman Memorial Union. Leading diversity advocates, scholars and practitioners from other institutions, as well as from the U of M, will help frame the discussion. Registration is currently full, but students, faculty and staff are invited to sign up on the waiting list and will be notified if a space becomes available.

Doctoral Research Showcase

Check out Grad Student Discoveries at the Doctoral Research Showcase
April 6, 12-2 p.m. | Great Hall in Coffman Memorial Union

80 of the U’s prestigious doctoral fellows will share their research and discoveries in a casual and conversational environment at the 2016 Doctoral Research Showcase.

4th Annual Natural Resources Association of Graduate Students Research Symposium
April 15, 2016

The 4th Annual NRAGS Research Symposium is set for Friday, April 15 at the Cargill Building on the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus. Presentations and posters will be from UMN graduate students who address any research topic under the natural resources umbrella. Oral presentations will be allotted 12 minutes plus three additional minutes for questions. A schedule will be released once presentations are selected. Presentations will be judged by a panel of graduate students, staff and faculty, and prizes will be awarded. Lunch will be provided with free registration. More Information, or email nrags@umn.edu

The Next System Project

The Next System Project Teach-in
April 27, 2016 | 4-8 p.m.

The Katharine J Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership is hosting a Next System Project Teach-in. Our purpose is to build a next system community of practice, learning and research related to health care innovation and design. More information/registration

Trends, Tools, Issues, Reports & Best Practices

Taking Advantage of CGS Website Resources
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | 1 p.m.

The Council of Graduate Schools' website features many important resources for the graduate education community. In this short presentation, you will learn how to search the CGS membership database, download publications, and more. CGS staff will also provide a brief tour of website resources with a focus on those requiring member login. Register

Employment, Fellowship & Funding Opportunities

SEED Awards

2016 Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Awards
Application deadline: April 1, 2016 | 4:30 p.m.

The 2016 Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Award Application for undergraduate and graduate/professional students is open. SEED Awards honor and acknowledge diverse students who are doing outstanding work at the University of Minnesota, both in and out of the classroom. More information

CAS Awards in Austrian and Central European Studies
Application deadlines: 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2016

The Center for Austrian Studies is able to offer a limited number of Summer 2016 Research Grants of $3,000 - $5,000. The grants are intended to provide financial support to currently enrolled UMN graduate students in order to further their progress towards the degree. Applications are welcome from all disciplines with a connection to Austrian/Central European Studies. More information

The $4,000 Voices of Vienna scholarship, established by Kathryn and Wilbur Keefer in honor of Professor Emeritus William Wright, founding director of the Center for Austrian Studies (1978), will be awarded to a UMN undergraduate senior or graduate student in the social sciences or humanities who proposes to do research in Austria or one of the other former central European Habsburg lands. More information

2016 Dunn Peace Research Scholarship
Application deadline: Noon, Friday, April 15, 2016

The J. W. G. Dunn, Jr., Scholarship for Foreign Research on International Peace was developed to provide an annual award for a University of Minnesota student to pursue research abroad dealing with issues of direct relevance to international peace. More information 

Graduate and Professional Student Grant Program

Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives (HFHL) Institute Seeks Graduate and Professional Student Proposals
Application deadline: Friday, April 15, 2016

The HFHL Institute is requesting proposals for small research grants to fund student research and/or other activities related to broadening interdisciplinary learning in the areas of food, agriculture, and human health. Funds will be distributed through a competitive review process. The grants to be funded through this program must utilize novel and innovative approaches to answer potentially high impact research questions. The request should seek to establish cross-disciplinary learning and engagement.

For this grant cycle, HFHL plans to award a total of up to $20,000. Applicants may seek grant funds ranging from $2,000-$10,000. More information

Call for Applications to DOE Office of Science Graduate Research Program
Application deadline: May 11, 2016, 5 p.m. ET

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for supplemental awards for Ph.D. students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory. Details and application

Hennepin County Internship Opportunities

Hennepin County is looking to hire University of Minnesota Graduate level interns starting Summer 2016 - Spring 2017. They have posted two positions, Data Analyst and Planning Analyst. More details


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