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Join the Focused Conversation on Monday and Tuesday to learn about plans in the works for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Augsburg’s founding, which will be celebrated during the 2019-20 academic year.
The sessions will be hosted by the Sesquicentennial Planning Committee: Co-chairs Darcey Engen ’88, Theater Department professor, and Jeff Swenson ’79, athletic director, along with Katie Code ’01, director of alumni and constituent relations, and Jodi Collen, senior director of University Events.
Date, time, place:
Monday, September 10, 12:30 p.m., Marshall Room (remote access link will be provided Monday)
Tuesday, September 11, 10 a.m., Marshall Room
2018-19 All Hands and Focused Conversations schedule (login required)
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Dr. Sherry Leung (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) will be speaking to PHY 317 on Monday, September 10, 8:00 AM, in Hagfors 109. Dr. Leung is a membrane biophysicist and will be discussing lipids as a material in nanomedicine. The talk is open to the public. Abstract below.
Abstract: Nanomedicine is the medical application of nano-sized materials and devices. Despite the numerous advances in the development of soft materials for nanomedicine, the number of systems that have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is surprisingly low. The majority of FDA approved nano-drug delivery systems are based on liposomes – a hollow spherical shell made up of a lipid bilayer. In addition to liposomes, the amphiphilic nature of lipids also allows them to self-assemble into other more complex structures. These other structures have a number of desirable properties for nanomedicine such as i) high surface-to-volume ratio, ii) capacity to encapsulate high loads of hydrophobic and hydrophilic solutes, as well as iii) membrane fusion properties that facilitate delivery. I will talk about my research on developing lipid materials for gene therapy applications.
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If you are interested in biology, come to Tri-Beta’s first meeting! We will be meeting in Hagfors 211 on Wednesday September 12th during chapel time (10:35am-11:00am).
Tri-Beta is a biological honors society! We complete mini service projects, promote student research on campus and create community in the biological sciences. You don’t have to be a biology major to come to our meetings, everyone is welcome! If you have questions, feel free to email Holly Kundel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there!
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Join us in Hoversten Chapel at 10:40 am to hear President Paul Pribbenow preach. Music provided by Music Therapy senior Jake Pernsteiner, voice and guitar.
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Rosemond Owens, Director of Health Equity | Diversity and Inclusion for Blue Cross and Blue Shield, will speak to The Ecology of Human Suffering nursing class on September 10th.
If you are looking for a speaker for your class please contact the Strommen Center.
Minnesota consistently ranks as one of the healthiest states in the nation, but those advantages don’t accrue to all. The fact is, our gap in health outcomes is among the greatest in the nation, with communities of color and American Indian communities usually facing the worst inequities. The face of Minnesota is changing. Our state will lose its healthy edge – and its way forward – if we don’t meet the needs of diverse communities and changing demographics.
Lately everyone is talking about health equity, while health inequities have been with us for generations. People experiencing inequities are often blamed for their predicaments, while health inequities are often caused by unfair treatment and systemic injustices such as structural and institutional racism.
Rosemond Sarpong Owens makes a compelling and urgent case for building equity into policies and practice. With her wide-ranging experience in public health, health equity and cultural competency, Rosemond brings a multifaceted perspective to this issue. She will provide insight on the many promising practices that can combat health inequities, including how Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has created tools to embed equity in its policies and practices.
In this session, attendees will:
• Obtain a shared definition of health equity
• Understand what causes health inequities
• Understand strategies for advancing health equity
• Discuss effective resources and strategies in providing culturally competent care, including the LEARN Model
Presenter: Rosemond Sarpong Owens, Director of Health Equity | Diversity and Inclusion
Strommen Center for Meaningful Work
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The Augsburg Speech Team will have a brief organizational meeting today at 10:45 in Foss 178. Stop by for 15 minutes and say hello! All are welcome.
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Come learn about Augsburg’s Campus Kitchens program and get some free, fresh veggies. Stop by our table in Christensen between 10:30am-1:30pm today!
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Help crowdsource candles and vases for the PEACE MEAL on September 14, 2018. The PEACE MEAL will take place during the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and is a curated experience designed to promote dialogue, reflection and human connection by sharing food around a common, collectively decorated table.
WHAT TO CONTRIBUTE?
– medium-sized vases that can hold small bouquets of flowers (any color or shape – 40 total needed)
– votive glasses to hold tea lights (clear or white glass, no colors – 200 total needed)
HOW TO CONTRIBUTE?
You can drop off your loan collection at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Office (Memorial Hall 20) on the following days:
– Thursday, September 6, 9am-12pm
– Monday, September 10, 9am-12pm
– Tuesday, September 11, 9am-12pm
Please put a label with your name on the bottom if you would like your item(s) back. If you would like to donate your item(s), we will gladly use it/them for the series of community dinners that will be happening on campus in the process of developing the new Environmental Action Plan.
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