Thursday, September 24, 2015

Masters of Science in Security Technologies

Attend an MSST Information Session

Few degree programs are geared toward making our communities, our country, and the world a safer place. In just 14 months, the MSST program will give you the opportunity to confront and solve real-world challenges as you secure tomorrow’s critical infrastructure systems.

Join the Technological Leadership Institute for an information session to learn more about our M.S. in Security Technologies in one of two ways: an in-person group information session or a one-on-one session, either in person or online. Information sessions are usually held at the McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Many sessions are also offered virtually; inquire about this option if it works better for you.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015

Time: Noon—1 p.m.

Location: McNamara Alumni Center

Register Online:

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Catalyzing External Collaborations and Partnerships

Join colleagues interested in food and agriculture to hone your collaboration kills for public-private partnerships. 

Best practices for effective collaborations will be highlighted. Case studies of successful (and not so successful) public and private partnerships will be shared. This is the first of a four part series of Global Food Ventures Catalyzing Partnerships events scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

Participation is welcome from across the University of Minnesota and all MnDRIVE initiatives at this Global Food Ventures sponsored program. 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015
  • 8-8:30 a.m. continental breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. program begins
  • 10 a.m. program finishes
  • North Star Ballroom, Saint Paul Student Center
Please RSVP online

Please direct questions to Deb Barron or 612-624-5975.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fall 2015 CSE Career Fair

The Fall College of Science and Engineering Career Fair is sponsored by the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering Career Center and the Society of Women Engineers–UMN student chapter. The career fair connects organizations with current science and engineering students and recent alumni. Open to undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Science and Engineering, the career fair provides an opportunity for students seeking full-time positions, part-time positions, co-ops, and internships to connect with potential employers.

More than 200 employers are expected to attend as they search for students to fill full-time, part-time, co-op, and internship positions.

The career fair is free and open to University of Minnesota science and engineering undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni who have graduated in the past three years.

The career fair is an excellent opportunity for students to:
  • Learn about internship and job opportunities in the engineering, physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science fields
  • Develop a network of contacts
  • Gain experience interacting with professional recruiters
  • Discover various career paths
  • Learn about different companies

Dates: Tuesday, Sept. 22 and Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (tentative)

FFI: Visit the website.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Misel Family Lecture

The 2015 Edythe and Irving Misel Family Lecture Series

Joseph Polchinski, The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara will present "Spacetime Versus the Quantum" at the 10th Annual Misel Family Lecture. The William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute is proud to host the annual lecture. This lecture is free and open to the public.

We look forward to seeing you there! Refreshments will be served afterward in the McNamara Atrium.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall

Polchinski will talk about the search for a unified theory of the laws of physics including quantum mechanics, which governs the very small, and general relativity, which governs the very large. Stephen Hawking showed 40 years ago that these theories make conflicting predictions near black holes. This ignited a battle that continues to this day: either quantum mechanics must break down, or our understanding of spacetime must be wrong. The latest wrinkle is the `firewall' paradox: if quantum mechanics is to be saved, then an astronaut falling into a black hole will have an experience very different from what Einstein's theory predicts. This has led to many new ideas that may lead to the unification of these two great theories.