Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Memorial Elevator out of Service August 4-29

The Memorial Hall elevator modernization (to comply with City of Minneapolis ordinances), will begin on Monday, August 4. The project completion is expected Friday, August 29 and the elevator will be out of service for the duration of the project. If you have any need for assistance, moving supplies, furniture or other items during this period please contact the Facilities Management Office at 612-221-0232, and we will be happy to assist you.

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Fire Alarm Testing this Weekend

You will hear fire alarms in several buildings this weekend as a part of routine testing. Although the testing will not take all day in all buildings, be prepared for the noise from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday, August 2: Science, Sverdrup, Memorial and Christensen Center
Sunday, August 3: Lindell Library

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Teaching and Learning

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General Announcements

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions


You can discuss your personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant on a confidential basis. They are available to discuss how to help you pursue your financial goals by investing in financial products such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities.

Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can.
Call 800 732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

You can also scheduled an appointment on-line using the link below.

Date(s) Time(s) Location(s)
Wed, Aug. 27, 2014 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sverdrup Hall, Room 102
Thu, Aug. 28, 2014 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sverdrup Hall, Room 102
Fri, Aug. 29, 2014 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sverdrup Hall, Room 102

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"Ode to Joy" Music Garden Deadline

Many of you have been involved in the Music Therapy program at some time during the past 40 years. This fall, we are celebrating our 40th anniversary by installing three beautiful outdoor music instruments close to the Charles Anderson Music Hall. Here is the link to the instruments:

We are hoping that you will contribute to this effort by a generous donation of $250, which will include your name on our commemorative plaque. We already have several faculty and staff whose names will appear on the plaque. Of course, a donation in any amount will be appreciated. We need 12 more donations of $250 by this Friday, August 1. You may donate at this link:

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AchieveMpls Graduation Coaches Needed

AchieveMpls is seeking volunteers to serve as Graduation Coaches, providing one-on-one mentoring for high school juniors as they navigate the path to college and careers. Graduation Coaches volunteer for 2-3 hours per month, meeting with their student during the school day at a Minneapolis public high school and following up over email. Training and curriculum are provided and a 9-month academic year commitment is required. The application deadline is August 8. For more information about the program and to apply on-line to be a Graduation Coach, go to

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Telephone Maintenance on 8/6/14 at 5:00 a.m.

Starting at 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 6, maintenance will be performed on the campus telephone system. This maintenance will intermittently interrupt campus telephone service for approximately 1 hour.

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Event Announcements

URGO Summer Research Presentations This Week

Thursday, July 31

12:00: URGO STEM Researchers
Anika Clark (Biology; Dr. Kevin Potts) The Chimpanzee Social Network: Identifying the Potential Targets of Ebola Vaccination in Wild Chimpanzees
Cory Haight-Nali (Mathematics; Dr. Pavel Belik) Effects of Symmetry on the Performance of Laguerre's Method
Robert McDonnell (Biology; Dr. Matt Beckman) The role of dopamine in the appendage movements associated with locomotion and feeding in Daphnia magna
Chinyan Ollor (Biology; Dr. Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright) Evaluating the effects of human airway secretions on Pseudomonas aeruginosa using a Petroff-Hausser chamber

1:55: URGO STEM Researchers
Roman Khadka (Biology; Dr. Jennifer Bankers-Fulbright) The effect of human airway secretions on Pseudomonas aeruginosa twitching and biofilm formation
Lucinda Bukowski (Biology; Dr. Bill Capman) Effects of host plant stress on flowering in dodder, Cuscuta pentagona
David Gersten (Biology; Dr. Ann Impullitti) The effect of latent and pathogenic infection of Cadophora gregata on soybean physiology and growth

3:25: URGO STEM Researchers
Alan Medina-Gonzalez (Chemistry; Dr. Michael Wentzel & Dr. Vivian Feng) Continuous flow synthesis with heterogeneous catalysis for amide bond formation with aromatic nitriles
Bram Oosterlee (Computer Science; Dr. Shana Watters) Pronoun Reference Resolution on the Dutch Word 'Het', An Empirical Study
Priti Bhomik (Computer Science; Dr. Shana Watters) An Empirical Study to Determine the Cognitive Status of the Third Person Bengali Pronouns
James Leonard (Biology; Dr. Matt Beckman) Imaging and Analysis of Daphnia magna motion in 3D

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Keeping Track of Auggies

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Auggie Athletics

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2 Bed/ 2 Bath Condo Available for Rent

Great condo available for immediate occupancy in the Midtown Exchange Condos on the Greenway (about 2 miles south of Augsburg). Features include:
*great open floor plan
*2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms
*gas fireplace
*Brazilian cherry floors
*master suite with walk-in closet and bath
*open kitchen with island and fluid access to the living room
*in unit laundry room with full size washer and dryer
*1 underground parking stall and bike storage
*conveniently just south of Downtown Minneapolis with tunnel access to the Sears Building/Midtown Global Market, Allina, Sheraton Hotel, and Abbott Northwestern Hospital
*quick access to pick up the Midtown Greenway Bike Path as well as the 21, 53, and 5 bus lines
*building & garage are secured, monitored, and patrolled
*community room and patio space available for reservation

$1,325 per month

Contact Parker for more information or to schedule a showing - 612-437-1300 or

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