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Tuesday, October 19, 2010 * Volume 28, Number 4 | PDF

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GRAPH LABELINGS WORKSHOP
Department of Mathematics and Statistics is organizing the Sixth International Workshop on Graph Labelings. The event will take place in the Library Rotunda from Oct. 20–22. There will be keynote lectures daily at 9 am and on Thurs. at 3 pm. There will also be invited and contributed talks daily from 10:30 am–noon and 2–5:30 pm. More than 30 participants from four continents will take part in the workshop. Previous workshops were held in Australia (twice), Indonesia, Slovakia, and India. For more information contact Dalibor Froncek at dfroncek@d.umn.edu.

ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY
UMD has just completed installation of a robotic astronomical observatory on top of Marshall W. Alworth Hall. UMD RoboDome resembles R2-D2 standing about 4.5 feet tall and about 3.5 feet in diameter. RoboDome houses an 11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain telescope and is fully automated with an astronomical camera, remote focus capability, and a computer.

Students studying observational astronomy have already begun imaging the night sky. This observatory is capable of research-quality imaging and will be used to support course work in astronomy and astrophysics courses and for graduate and undergraduate research. The RoboDome and all of the equipment housed within were purchased with student technology fees. For information contact hmooers@d.umn.edu.

MORRIS UDALL SCHOLARSHIP
Students in fields related to the environment, and American Indian and Alaska Native students in fields related to health care or tribal policy, are invited to seek nomination for the Morris K. Udall scholarship. It was established by the U.S. Congress in 1992 to honor Congressman Morris King Udall and his legacy of public service. The deadline to apply is Dec. 10. Go to http://www.udall.gov for more information or contact Rick Smith at rsmith1@d.umn.edu.


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FLU SHOTS
Seasonal and H1N1 flu shots will be available on campus in the KSC Lounge on Wed. Oct. 27 from 10 am-3 pm. The clinic is sponsored by UMD Health Services and the College of Pharmacy. Staff and faculty with UPlan Insurance are covered with presentation of their insurance card and ID. All others will pay $20, cash or check only. For info, contact health@d.umn.edu.

UMD STORES
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and UMD Stores will donate 50% of the selling price of each pink ribbon UMD cap, $4 from the sale of each pink ribbon Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs tee, and $20 from the sale of each pink UMD hockey jersey to St. Luke's Regional Breast Center.

Wear UMD wear and get 20% off UMD wear on Fan Fridays throughout Oct. Save your UMD football, soccer, and volleyball game tickets and get 20% off UMD wear and gifts the Sat. and Sun. after the game attended.

Get 5% off UMD wear and gifts for every UMD touchdown during home games up to 30% off on Touchdown Tuesdays. Discount is good the Tues. after the game attended.

UMD Stores presents the Flower Cart on Fridays. Bouqets range from $5-$50.

A Brighter UMD Energy Event will continue through Oct. 29 in UMD Stores Express. CFL light bulbs, desk lamps, table lamps, floor lamps, and more are specially priced through Minnesota Power to save energy and money. Minnesota Power will make a donation to the U-Pass Program for every product purchased through Oct. 31.

Shoppers can support local charities through the UMD Stores “Wooden Nickel Program” when they don’t take a plastic bag. Reusable bags and back packs are available for purchase at UMD Stores and plastic bag recycling containers are located at each entrance.

For store hours, events, and merchandise visit http://www.umdstores.com.


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