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Level up for career success

Open to all international students

Discover how to navigate student employment, research, volunteering, and off-campus internships with Jane Sitter, International Undergraduate Career Consultant. Hosted by ISSS and Career Services. Learn about this and other Global Gopher experiences coming up. 

All Global Gopher Experiences are optional, and they are separate from (and do not replace) any of your orientation requirements including Welcome Week or Freshman/Transfer Orientation. All new international students are encouraged (but not required) to participate in Global Gopher Experiences. 

Gaia

Visit the Bell Museum for Gaia, a touring installation by UK artist Luke Jerram, July 19–August 14

Gaia is an internally-lit sculpture of the Earth featuring imagery from NASA’s Visible Earth project. At 23 feet in diameter, it presents the Earth at a scale 1.8 million times smaller than its real size. The work includes a surround sound composition by BAFTA award-winning composer Dan Jones.

The installation evokes the overview effect, a shift in awareness experienced by some astronauts during space flight. It’s an experience of awe, interconnection, and renewed responsibility to care for the planet.

Additional details on the installation and the Bell's special extended hours

How to Take Care of My Health and Navigate the U.S. Health Care System

Open to all international students
Learn how to navigate well-being and health in the U.S., including immunizations, in this webinar with ISSS, Housing & Residential Life, the Office of Student Health Benefits, and Boynton Health. Learn about this and other Global Gopher experiences coming up. 

All Global Gopher Experiences are optional, and they are separate from (and do not replace) any of your orientation requirements including Welcome Week or Freshman/Transfer Orientation. All new international students are encouraged (but not required) to participate in Global Gopher Experiences. 

Solar Sunday

Recommended for all ages

Sunspots, prominences, and flares…oh my! Stop by the Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck on your next trip to the Bell Museum and check out the Sun. We’ll have a variety of our solar telescopes out on our observation deck for safe solar viewing (weather permitting). With solar maximum expected in 2025 we’re already getting great views of activity on the Sun’s surface and in its atmosphere. So come on by and take a look at your closest star! 

Additional details on the event

Bell Museum presents Spotlight Science: Celebrating Urban Birds

Spotlight Science is a regular program connecting you to current science, conducted at the University of Minnesota and in our community. Join researchers, students, and special guests for conversations and unique interactive experiences. Learn more details about this weekend's spotlight science event on birds that live in the Twin Cities.

CPT/OPT information session

Are you an international student interested in working in the United States? Learn more about work authorization programs in this virtual information session, and get your questions answered.
ISSS staff will discuss Curricular Practical Training (CPT), as well as Optional Practical Training (OPT) options. 

More details are on the ISSS events page

2022 CSE Undergraduate Commencement

CSE Undergraduate Commencement will be on Thursday, May 12, 2022
Doors open to graduates and guests at 12 p.m. 
Ceremony begins at 1 p.m.


View the official invitation to the CSE commencement ceremony (PDF).

Visit CSE Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony for more information!

Pre-commencement reception for ECE undergraduate students

ECE will host a reception for our graduating undergraduate students on Thursday morning, May 12th.  There will be a program in Keller 3-210.  

  • Doors open at 10:30 AM
  • Program begins at 10:45 AM
  • Lunch (will include vegetarian options) will be served after the program with the option to eat outside in the Keller Plaza area (weather permitting). 

Prof. Tom Misa at the Wilson Lecture Series

Moore’s Law, 1965-2016

Everyone knows that technology drives history, but what shapes technology?  A leading contender is Moore’s Law, initially offered as a prophesy by Gordon Moore in 1965.  It expanded into a full-blown force in technology owing to dramatic changes within the semiconductor industry, three key policy shifts in the US federal government, and the rise of national and international roadmapping efforts (NTRS and ITRS) across the semiconductor industry.  The deep enthusiasm for globalization supported Moore’s Law for nearly three decades.  Indeed, Moore’s Law looked unstoppable — until the arrival of a “thermal wall” at Intel and AMD around 2004, then the rise of complex multi-core CPUs (that prompted a “hard toggle” with “scaling dead”). Roadmapping no longer focused on “device size” (and speed and density); ITRS was terminated in 2016. The successor efforts to ITRS — the IEEE’s IRDS and “Rebooting Computing” initiatives seem (to me) not so strongly industry-centered.  Still active, Rock’s Law leads to semiconductor “fabs” costing upwards of $20 billion: this talk starts with a glimpse inside.

About the speaker

Tom Misa directed the University of Minnesota’s Charles Babbage Institute (2006-17), teaching in the Program for the History of Science, Technology & Medicine and a faculty member in the ECE department. He was President of the international Society for the History of Technology (2019-20) and is presently Past President; he is publishing articles on women in computing in Communications of the ACM and elsewhere. The Johns Hopkins University Press recently published Leonardo the Internet (3rd edition), from which this talk is drawn.

SASE Labs Symposium

SASE Labs is ready to showcase its achievements this year. They will be showing off their project with the Belwin Conservancy, demos performed for STEM booths at the Minnesota State Fair and Science Museum of Minnesota, and a machine-learned recycling organizer. There will be light refreshments (momos and juice) at the showcase. Join us to learn about the incredible projects and celebrate the accomplishments of the talented SASE Lab members!!

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