Science As Art Contest

Submission deadline Friday, January 10, 2014

The Science Learning Center (SLC) is excited to announce a 2014 Science As Art Contest for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students.

We are seeking submissions of artwork that express scientific principles, concepts, ideas, processes, and/or structures. The artwork may be visual, literary, musical, video or performance-based. Depending upon the number and types of submissions received, cash prizes will be awarded based on categories which may include: Best Overall; By Discipline; By Format; Quality of Artistic Expression; Individual and Team; or Student Status such as 1st year, sophomore, etc.

 Entries will be submitted electronically to scienceasart@umich.edu.  Entries will be judged by a faculty and staff team with diverse backgrounds in science, literature, education, and art.

For more information go the Science As Art webpage.

Michigan LeaderShape is Accepting Applications

Applications deadline December 13.  Applications accepted on rolling basis until the deadline.

As a participant you will identify something you are passionate about and create a vision and action plan to help share that idea with friends, campus, the community, and the world.  You will learn how to lead with integrity through a variety of fun and educational experiences. You will leave with the tools to effectively implement this vision and lead differently.

University of Michigan LeaderShape® participants have an opportunity to attend one of two sessions in 2014: March 3 - 8 or May 5 - 10.

The sessions will be held at an off-campus conference center. Participants and facilitators are expected to stay throughout the six days; food and lodging are provided. Transportation is also provided to and from the conference center at the start and end of the program.

For more information and to apply go to http://studentlife.umich.edu/leadershape/participant.

UROP summer fellowship info sessions

Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Friday, January 10, 2014 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Monday, January 13, 2014 from 11:00am-12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.

All sessions in 1160 USB

UROP sponsors several Summer Research Opportunities designed for University of Michigan undergraduate students seeking an intense research experience in traditional laboratory settings and in the community. These fellowship provides students with the chance to undertake and complete individual research projects; learn firsthand about the life of an academic researcher; think about academic and post graduate careers; and develop strong mentor relationships.

In many cases students will use the summer to conduct work that forms the basis for an honors thesis or contributes to a published article. All of the summer fellowship programs include weekly seminars and other community- building opportunities for participants and conclude with poster presentations at a symposium. Gifts from the UROP Leadership Committee and other donors as well as outside grants provide support for our many summer fellowship programs.  The size of the program varies depending on funding.

Clinton Global Initiative University

Final application deadline January 17, 2014.

We are excited to share the news that President Clinton will host the next meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) at Arizona State University from Friday, March 21 - Sunday, March 23, 2014. This meeting will bring together student leaders and innovators from around the world, and we encourage you to share this opportunity with college and university students involved with UWC.

In order to apply to attend CGI U, students are required to develop a Commitment to Action: a new, specific, and measurable plan to address a challenge in one of CGI U’s five focus areas: education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health. The CGI U 2014 meeting is free to attend for accepted students, who will have the opportunity to hear from experts in the field, develop practical skills, identify potential partners, and formulate concrete plans of action for the months ahead.

Apply at http://www.cgiu.org/applying_to_cgiu/.

For more information, join us online every Wednesday, from 6:00-6:30 p.m. ET to participate in a virtual information session. You can also contact Sarah Whitney (sarah.whitney@clintonglobalinitiative.org or 212-710-4460) or connect with us through social media.

CCI Stress Relief Week

Join CCI from December 7th to the 15th for Stress Relief Week!

We'll have the "Express it, Don't Stress It Wall" set up on the ground floor of the Sharpiro Undergraduate Library all week. Stop by and add words of encouragement and excitement for finals and the end of the semester.

There will also be free massages, so stay tuned for further details!

Express It, Don't Stress it Wall
Shapiro Undergraduate Library
December 7-14

Therapy Dogs
Shapiro Undergraduate Library
Wednesday, December 11, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 12, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 13, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Ice Skating
Yost Skating Arena
December 12th 1-2:50 pm

Study Snack at Duderstadt
Dec 15th 1-3pm

Finals Survival Breakfast To Go

Thursday, December 12, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Pierpont Commons Atrium and in the Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom

It's finals time! Stop by and grab a free breakfast to go! It's convenient and delicious!

Undergraduate Publishing Opportunity

Want to get published? Then submit your research abstract or full length research paper to UMURJ-the University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Journal. Our goal is to tap student creativity and effort in all academic disciplines through a peer-edited, faculty-reviewed electronic and print publication. We hope to inspire interest in research in the student body, faculty, and the campus community. For more information, check out umurj.org. Send submissions and direct any inquiries to umurj-submissions@umich.edu.

UM African Presidential Scholars Program Research Symposium

Thursday, December 5, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Room, Michigan League

Please join the African Studies Center as visiting faculty from Ghana, Uganda, and South Africa share highlights of their research.

For the schedule go to http://www.ii.umich.edu/asc/events/ci.umapsresearchsymposiumithu5dec2013_ci.detail.

Sisa Ngabaza, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Policy and Lived Experiences of Young Pregnant Women and Mothers in School

Janet Nakigudde , Makerere University, Uganda
Cultural Adaptation of Trauma and Grief Measures for Ugandan Youth: Using “Best Practice” Test Construction

Kennedy Alatinga, University for Development Studies, Ghana
Health Insurance Policy in Ghana: The Challenge of Identifying and Including the Poor

Evarist Ngabirano, Mountains of the Moon University, Uganda
The Invention of Traditions in Uganda: A Comparative Study of the Konjo and Kiga Politics in the Conservation of Rwenzori and Kibale Forest National Parks, 1930-2010

Sekibakiba Peter Lekgoathi, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
The Making of a Distinctive Identity: Ndebele Radio, Language Standardization, and the “Usable Past,” 1983-1994

White House Internship Program Information Session

Monday, December 2, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Weill Hall - 1110 Betty Ford Classroom

Attend this session to hear from a panel of White House staff and interns about The White House Internship Program. The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

This program is sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Fusion of Cultures

Thursday, December 5, 8:00 p.m.
Michigan Union Ballroom

Fusion is an event that seeks to bring together the campus community to celebrate cultural diversity. There will be free food, music and other performances.  Organized by the African Students Association, Persian Students Association, Vietnamese Students Association, Pakistani Students Association, Arab Students Association, and the Michigan Latino Assemb

Pre-Med Mentorship Program with UMMS students

Are you wondering what medical school is actually like? Sign up for a University of Michigan Medical School mentor! You will be paired with a medical student who can answer your questions and tell you about life in medical school. If you are interested in having a mentor, please sign up using the link below:


In the coming months, there will be an event where you can meet your mentor. Later in the year we will host additional events on medical school experiences and admissions.

AMSA Medical Student Panel

Monday, December 2, 7:00 p.m.
Palmer Commons, Forum Hall

Join AMSA as we learn about the life of a medical student from U-M Medical School M1's and M2's as well as get advice on how to make the best of your undergraduate years and excel during the application process.

Any questions about the event? Feel free to e-mail Zach Grossbaum at zachgros@umich.edu.