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Parent-to-Parent Luncheon: Faculty and Graduate/Professional Student Networking Event

Monday, March 19, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 12pm-1:30pm, Mississippi Room, 321 Coffman Memorial Union

We are excited to welcome faculty parents from around campus to share experiences and conversations with students who are parenting. Join us for small format discussions with faculty and other professionals who have experienced the complexities of work family balance across the career span. Build connections and community with parenting professionals within academia. Lunch will be provided!

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Call for nominations: Women's Center awards, grants, & scholarships due June 1!

Monday, March 19, 2018

It is our pleasure to announce the call for nominations for the 2018-2019 Women’s Center awards, grants, and scholarships, with a deadline of Friday, June 1, at 4:30 p.m. Each of these awards honor the engagement, contributions, and leadership of University faculty, staff, or students. Unless otherwise noted, awards are open to students, staff, and faculty system-wide. Awardees are recognized at the annual Celebrating Changemakers Awards program held on campus each fall.


Counterpoint: Move to rename Coffman Union doesn't impose an unfair test

Monday, March 19, 2018

By Jason McGrath, associate professor, Asian language and literature

A March 14 letter from a retired University of Minnesota faculty member regarding the proposed renaming of the U’s Coffman Union gets a low grade for a surprising number of factual and logical errors.


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