1. Social Innovation Initiative to host Midwest Social Innovation Start-Up Challenge Aug. 15

The Social Innovation Initiative will host round three of the Midwest Social Innovation Start-Up Challenge this summer. This challenge provides an opportunity for students and aspiring entrepreneurs to submit a business model that will have a social or environmental impact. Up to five teams/individuals will be selected to present their idea in the Brady Midwest Regional Championship on Aug. 15. Cash prizes totaling $25,000 will be shared among the three final winners.

Business model ideas must be submitted by Monday, July 29, at noon. The competition timeline and additional details are available online. Registration can also be completed online. For additional information, contact Elise Chapman, special project manager for the Social Innovation Initiative, at 8-4990.

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2. College of Health Sciences to host Student Research Day on July 26

The College of Health Sciences will host a poster session Friday, July 26, at 9:30 a.m. in Cramer Hall, 016, where 36 students from the College of Health Sciences will share their work. The poster session is being held as part of Student Research Day, a culmination of the college's Summer Research Program, which offers undergraduate students the opportunity to learn first-hand about biomedical research through an intensive, 10-week experience. Since it was established in 2003, more than 200 students have participated in the program, which gives students the opportunity to be involved year-round in research. More information, including a schedule of events, can be found online.

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3. Undergraduate research joint poster session will be held July 30

The McNair Scholars, along with the departments of Biological Sciences and Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, will host a joint poster session Tuesday, July 30, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cudahy Hall atrium. More than 50 undergraduate students will present the results of their summer research projects at the poster session.

For more information, contact Dr. Edward Blumenthal, associate professor of biological sciences, at 8-6270.

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4. Register for Dissertation Boot Camp

Registration for the Graduate School's August 2013 Dissertation Boot Camp is now open. The boot camp will be held Monday, Aug. 5, through Friday, Aug. 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily in the Raynor Memorial Libraries, lower level.

Dissertation Boot Camp offers a dedicated time and location for doctoral students to come together and work toward the completion of their dissertations. Faculty facilitators are available throughout the week to monitor progress and offer guidance. For more information or to register, contact Lizzie Kerrick, graduate assistant, by Friday, July 19.

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5. Registration open for Briggs & Al's Run & Walk

Registration is now open for the 35th annual Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 14. More than 16,000 participants are expected to line up on Marquette's campus for an 8K run and 3- and 5-mile walks to help make a difference in the lives of children from across Wisconsin. The event was founded by former Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire and has raised more than $14 million for the hospital to fund medical care, research and education.

The race starts at 12th Street and Wisconsin Avenue and continues to Lake Michigan near the Summerfest grounds. There is a $25 registration cost for walkers and a $30 registration for runners, which includes a t-shirt. Register online as an individual or with a Marquette team by Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. For more information about joining the Marquette University team or to learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Ali Myszewski, assistant director of the AMU, at 8-3129.

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6. Spirit Shop holding sale on clearance merchandise

The Marquette Spirit Shop is holding a 50-percent off sale on already reduced clearance clothing and gifts, while supplies last. For additional information, contact the Spirit Shop at 8-3050.

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7. Subjects needed for physical therapy research

The Department of Physical Therapy is looking for people with type 2 diabetes and healthy adults 40 years of age or older to participate in exercise science and physical therapy research. Compensation will be provided for participants.

This study has been approved by Marquette's Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. Those interested in participating should contact Bonnie Schlinder-DeLap, research assistant, at 8-6674.

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