Sunday, February 19, 2017

Red Pockets Scholarship for educ/research experience in Greater China

Deadline March 10
China Center Scholarship

The China Center Scholarship Fund, or Red Pockets Scholarship, was created in 2004 thanks to the generous donations from the China Center’s annual fund drive in honor of its 25th anniversary. In Chinese traditional culture, a red pocket is a monetary gift which is given during holidays or special occasions. Today the scholarship fund relies on donation from individual and corporate supporters of the China Center. Make a contribution now.

The scholarship will provide an opportunity for University of Minnesota students to incorporate an educational or research experience in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Macau as part of their academic studies, internships, research, or professional training. The scholarship will be used for the payment, partially or totally, of travel or tuition. Awards are between $500 and $1,000.

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree-seeking program at the University of Minnesota
Applicant must be in good academic standing, with at least a 3.0 GPA, with potential in their field

Application Deadlines
Term of study in China
2017 May / Summer Session
March 10, 2017

How to Apply
Students should submit a completed application and the supporting materials to the China Center Office. Applications will be reviewed by a committee. Scholarship recipients will be notified of scholarship awards by email approximately three weeks after the application deadline. Materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on the deadline date. For more information, contact the China Center.

Taiwan America Student Conference 2017

We are currently looking for American delegates to represent the U.S. in this international student conference. TASC is a three week long professional conference held in Taiwan and conducted formally in English. Throughout the conference, 15 top university students from Taiwan and 15 from America will participate in:

· Roundtable Discussions designed to hone the delegates understanding of a single contemporary issue throughout the conference. (8 delegates total, 4 from each country)

· Academic Forums featuring international leaders such as Dr. Stanton, the former director of the American de-facto Embassy in Taiwan, and on previous occasions Dr. Tsai Ing-wen, the President of Taiwan.

· Professional Networking Events that will allow students to gain real-world experience in building a community of strong connections and mentors to help them professionally in their future.

· Cultural/Historical Excursions tailored to immerse students in Taiwanese culture and allow them to enjoy the conference as one that focuses on fun learning.

For more detailed information, please visit our website at Financial Aid and scholarships are available for students that qualify.

As our regular application deadline is March 11, 2017, we urge this letter to be sent to students at your earliest convenience. Feel free to CC me at in your email so that students can reach out to me if they have any questions!

Ymara Magloire
American Marketing Commitee Chair
St. John's University | Cyber Security | Asian American Studies

Taiwan-America Student Conference |

This education abroad opportunity is not affiliated with the University of Minnesota and has not been fully vetted. Notification of an opportunity should not be construed as an endorsement by the University of Minnesota. For information regarding participation on
any opportunity abroad, contact the Learning Abroad Center on the Twin Cities campus. All other campuses should consult the appropriate education abroad office for their campus.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Event happening today, all are welcome!

Women of Color in STEM: Hidden Figures Yesterday and Today

About this event

February 16, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Humphrey School Forum

301 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

In preparation for Margot Lee Shetterly's, author of the New York Times bestseller Hidden Figures, Distinguished Carlson Lecture at the University of Minnesota on February 21, 2017, this event will continue and contribute to important and ongoing conversations about issues of race, gender, and science.

Hidden Figures tells the astonishing story of African American women who served as "human computers" behind the scenes at NASA. Our panelists build on Shetterly's work and their own to discuss how the contributions of women of color have been erased historically, how women of color are contributing to science today and how we can ensure their contributions continue and grow.

Panelists include:

Duchess Harris, American Studies, Macalester College and author of Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA

Rhonda Franklin, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota

Anu Ramaswami, Professor and Chair of Science, Technology and Public Policy at the Humphrey School

                                 All welcome.  No registration required.

Photo credit: Annie Easley was a computer programmer, mathematician and rocket scientist for NASA. Her photo appeared in
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Illuminating gender-based disparities through research, teaching, and public engagement.

Feb. 21: Will There Ever Be Justice for the Mass Atrocities in Syria?

The James H. Binger Center for New Americans invites you to their upcoming events:

Will There Ever Be Justice for the Mass Atrocities in Syria?

Tuesday,  February 21

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Walter F. Mondale Hall, Room 25

Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp will give the inaugural lecture of a year-long Syria Series exploring the geo-political dimensions of the conflict, the pursuit of justice for mass atrocities, the rights and reality of the millions of refugees, and the local, national, and international responses to their bids for asylum. More details available here.

Refugees at our Border

Wednesday, March 1
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm 
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Humphrey Forum

Pulitzer Prize winning author Sonia Nazario will address the issues facing Central American migrants who continue to seek refuge at the southern borders of the United States. More details available here.


Developments in Immigration Law:        
Executive Orders, Trafficking, and Federal Litigation 

Friday, March 31
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Walter F. Mondale Hall, Room 20

Students from each of the Center's three clinics will present a half-day CLE conference on developments in immigration law relating to their practice areas. 3 CLE credits will be requested. Details and registration available here.

Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) - study abroad progam for MA students

This summer, the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) will be hosting a three week study abroad program for graduate seeking students on the challenges facing the Middle East. The program is an academic program approved by the Tel Aviv University with professors from TAU and INSS alike including former Director of Military Intelligence Amos Yadlin, Brig. Gen. (res.) Udi Dekel, and many more similar experts. To learn more about INSS and the program, go to this webpage. Please pass this along to any graduate students who might be interested. For any additional questions, contact Danielle Levin via

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

MPP Camila Fonseca wins Mestenhauser Student Award!

Our very own Camila Fonseca (front row, second from left) was recently awarded the 2017 Mestenhauser Student Award due to her involvement in many different activities that promote Campus Internationalization. Notable is her work as vice-president of the Humphrey International Students' Association (HISA), starting a Spanish Conversation Group with a Humphrey Fellow, Juan Camilo Molina from Ecuador, and the fundraising event after an earthquake in Ecuador, among others.

Camila is an international student from Colombia, currently completing the second year of the Master in Public Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Before coming to the University of Minnesota, Camila worked for the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC.

She has also been involved academically working with Professor Jerry Zhao on projects with the Volcker Alliance and the City of Saint Paul. The latter in funding the Stormwater Management of the City.

Join Camila in celebrating this award! Register here.

Last Call for Application: Global Cities Study Abroad Course in China (May 14-26, 2017)

If you'd like to join the Global Cities Study Abroad Course in China this May, please complete your application at this link by Tuesday, February 28.

There are currently 12 students registered. Registration for this course will close on March 1st to work on pre-trip plans.

When you apply, please submit the Confirmation & Payment Agreement, Health Information Form, and a photocopy of the photo page of your passport to ensure that you have a confirmed spot in the course. If you have further questions, please reach out to Yingling Fan at
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