Hey School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program Students!
Wow, the weather is absolutely awful today. It's a good day to watch A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix, because today has just been a series of unfortunate events, and all those events include mist/not-rain, winds at various mphs, and general sunless-ness.
But this past weekend, we saw Women's Marches on every continent. There were more than three million people that attended combined. I find this amazing.
Anyway: Add/Drop period is from Tuesday, January 17 – Wednesday, January 25. The last day to DROP a course WITHOUT A ‘W’ IS TOMORROW, JANUARY 24!!! The last day to ADD a course IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25!!!
If you still have space in your schedule and are looking to add some courses, here are a few to choose from: The Water Planet (3), Marx, Nietzsche, Freud (3) , Migrants and Refugees in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Residue of the Past in Battles for the Future (3), and Historical Archaeology of Slavery (3).
If you are in the Class of 2018 and are thinking about doing a senior honors thesis next year (either Departmental Honors or Interdisciplinary Honors), open to SAS juniors, spaces are still available in this course: Introduction to the Thesis (1).
Want to attend a warm Tea with the Dean? Come to the one on Thursday at 4:30 at 35 College Ave, the SASHP Main Office, discussing students' winter break adventures! Listen to your fellow classmates or share your own exciting stories!
Don't forget about SASHP Peer Mentor Week! Come have dinner with your Mentor/Mentee on Thursday, January 26 at 5 PM, or grab coffee at DSC and LSC anytime this week!
Well, maybe you want something a little more, like opportunities. Well, you're in luck, because there's a DavidandDorothy Bernstein Scholarship for Summer 2017 Research, and the deadline is Friday, February 3! There's also a Project L/EARN Summer Internship, and the deadline is Monday, February 6! The FIGS application is due Thursday, January 26.
Maybe, just maybe, you want an opportunity to dance. Well, look no further, because the SASHP is having its Second Annual SASHP Formal: A Midwinter Night's Dream on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM.
Enjoy the rest of your week, everyone! I hope the weather is better.
Student Director of Honors Media
Spring 2017 Honors Colloquium
This is a reminder that Honors Colloquium does meet this Wednesday!
Important: Add/Drop Dates
IMPORTANT: The last day:
to DROP a course WITHOUT A ‘W’ IS TUESDAY, JANUARY 24!!!
to ADD a course IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25!!!
to DROP a course WITH A 'W' IS MONDAY, MARCH 20!!!
to WITHDRAW FROM ALL COURSES IS MONDAY, APRIL 17!!!
Spaces Available in Department-Based and Interdisciplinary Honors Courses!
There are still currently spaces available in the following department-based honors courses!
The Water Planet (3) 01:460:204:H1 Index #16370 For Honors Students only
Survey of the science, environmental impact, and resource allocation of water on the Earth. Characteristics of water; hydrologic cycle; runoff and erosion; river systems; past and present climates; water quality; political and economic aspects of water.
Marx, Nietzsche, Freud (3) 01:470:371:H1 Index #18373 ; Core: AHo, HST Professor Nicholas Rennie Cross-listed with Comparative Literature 01:195:374:01 and Philosophy 01:730:344:01 T2 9:50-11:10am, Murray Hall 211 Th2 9:50-11:10am, Milledoler Hall 100 Click here for the Syllabus . In English. No prerequisites.
Migrants and Refugees in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Residue of the Past in Battles for the Future (3) 01:489:390:02 #21410 Thursday 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM CAC HH-B5 Professor Elektra Kostopoulou
Between the years 2013-1016 more than two millions of people have attempted to cross the EasternMediterranean Sea, seeking refuge in the European Union. The often-morbid outcome of thesejourneys, as well as the lack of coherent relief strategies regarding survivors, have inspired manyto describe this as the worst humanitarian crisis of our century: one that has reshaped radicallydemographic realities in the broader region, triggering reactions that range from xenophobia andisolationism to new forms of solidarity. In more ways than one, population displacement in theEastern Mediterranean has become an issue of consuming international concern. This courseprovides a mechanism of analyzing the complex dynamics that have shaped the issue by referenceto past influences, present contingencies, and potential future developments.
There are spaces available in an Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar as well!
Historical Archaeology of Slavery (3) 01:090:295:06 Index# 16281; Core: WCd Professor Carmel Schrire, SAS - Anthropology TTh 3:55-5:15P Biological Sciences Building, Room 206 Douglass Campus Will count towards SAS - Anthropology major and minor.
Historical Archaeology of Slavery covers the period of European contact, world-wide, from 900-1850 AD when European nations expanded their maritime empires to the New World, Africa and Asia. It encompasses the Age of Mercantile Capitalism, where plantations were established in overseas colonies and where the trans-Atlantic slave trade evolved to provide a massive labor force. The demographic consequences of these processes included relocation of millions of African and Asian people, the decimation of indigenous societies, and the disappearance of medieval lifeways as the rise of capitalism bred the cities and slums of the modern world.
The online lottery number application process ends on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. The Rutgers Residence Life Assignments Office will send students their lottery numbers via email on Thursday, January 26, 2017.
If you applied for a lottery number, don’t forget to check your email on Thursday (1/26)! If you have additional questions about this process, please contact the Residence Life Assignments Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (848) 445-0750.
Please read all of the information on the SAS Honors Housing Sign-Up for Continuing Students website and the RU Residence Life Lottery Website carefully and download the SASHP Housing Calendar.
The Spring 2017 Honors Colloquium (1:090:112) will use SAS Honors Program’s writer-in-residence, Paul Blaney’s short new novel, Mister Spoonface, as the starting point for a discussion of some of the most pressing issues of our age. We will debate issues that affect our private and public lives in the early 21st century, such as the planet’s surging population, privacy rights and cyber security, reproductive technologies, gender, family, and parenting.
Do you love reading fiction? Enroll in this one-credit Pass/No Credit course (01:090:224:H2) and join fellow students reading three great short novels under the guidance of SAS Honors Program Writer-in-Residence, Paul Blaney.
Thursdays, 6:10 - 7:30 PM 35 College Ave Rm 302, College Ave Campus
This course will meet for a total of 5 times over the course of the semester. Class dates: 1/26, 2/16, 3/9, 4/6, and 4/27. The first meeting is Thursday, January 26. Discussions online through Sakai.
One credit: pass/no credit
*Fulfills the second Honors Colloquium requirement.
Apply Now to Be a Tutor This Spring!
The Honors One-on-One Tutoring Program is now accepting applications for Spring 2017. This is a great way to serve your peers while building critical thinking and leadership skills. You choose your courses and set your own schedule. Click here to apply now!
SASHP Peer Mentor Program: Spring '17 Peer Mentor Week: Grab Coffee at DSC or LSC!
Grab coffee and a donut at the DSC or LSC Dunkin' Donuts! We're giving away 20 Peer Mentor/Mentee(s) $10 gift cards for you to catch up with your Peer Mentor/Mentee at Dunkin' Donuts and post a selfie on the Peer Mentor Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/rutgers.peermentor) during Peer Mentor Week.
Join The Artists' Collective and our friends at The Anthologist, Rutgers' oldest literary magazine, to celebrate the launch of the Fall 2016 issue of The Anthologist!
There will be a selection of readings from the issue and an open mic.
Come learn more about The Anthologists' meetings (Tuesdays at 9 pm in the Graduate Lounge in the basement of Murray Hall) and The Artists' Collective's writing workshops (held on a Monday at 8 pm each month)!
Refreshments will be served.
Date: Tuesday, January 24 | 8 PM Location: SASHP Main Office - 35 College Ave, CAC Contact: Dean Nazario - email@example.com
Tea with the Dean: Winter Break Adventures
Want to know about what your fellow students did over break? Come to Winter Break Adventures and hear about students' winter breaks and cool places they went? Want to share thoughts about somewhere awesome you went? You're invited too!
Date: Thursday, January 26 | 4:30 - 5:30 PM Location: SASHP Main Office - 35 College Ave Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
SASHP Peer Mentor Program: Spring '17 Peer Mentor Week: Dinner at Rutgers Club!
Have dinner at the Rutgers Club together! We invite Peer Mentor/Mentee(s) to RSVP for dinner at the historic Rutgers Club located at 199 College Ave. It requires one meal swipe per student, and the extra $2 will covered by the SASHP.
Dinner reservations are available for Thursday, January 26th every 30 minutes beginning at 5:00 with final reservations at 7:30 PM.
RSVP by e-mailing email@example.com with your top two preferred times and the name of your Peer Mentor/Mentee(s) today by 5 PM!
Be sure to post a selfie together on the Peer Mentor Facebook page!
Begin to reach out to your Peer Mentor/Mentee(s) and use Peer Mentor week as a time to reconnect! Look out for more information about upcoming Peer Mentor sponsored events, as well as Peer Mentor Applications for '17-'18!
Date: Thursday, January 26 | 5 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Rutgers Club, 199 College Ave, CAC Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists' Collective General Meeting and Salon
Spend a Friday afternoon eating cookies and talking about art with The Artists' Collective!
Learn how you can get involved with SASHP's community of artists and participate in its events: general meetings (followed by salons), student art exhibitions, coffeehouses, writing workshops, dinners, and trips.
Art supplies will be provided for anyone interested.
Date: Friday, January 27 | 3 - 4:30 PM Location: SASHP Main Office, 35 College Ave, College Ave Campus Contact: Dean Nazario - email@example.com
*Save the date! SASHP Presents Second Annual SASHP Formal: A Midwinter Night's Dream
Come for a night of dancing, food, and wonder!
Transportation in the form of shuttle buses to and from the Heldrich Hotel will be provided!
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 6:30 - 10:30 PM Location: Heldrich Hotel (New Brunswick), CAC Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The SASHP Invites You to an Evening at the Theater: See Green Day's American Idiot!
Presented by The Livingston Theatre Company!
Date: Thursday, February 16 | 8 PM Location: Livingston MPR, Livingston Student Center, Livi Campus Contact: To reserve a complimentary ticket, email email@example.com. Order Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2017
Advising Tip of the Week
Remember to use Degree Navigator as a resource to identify your remaining SAS core and major/minor requirements, especially if you're a senior who wants to graduate this spring:http://nbdn.rutgers.edu/index.php. Need a refresher on how to navigator Degree Navigator? Contact your SAS Honors Dean.
Your Honors Program Deans
Rutgers Energy Institute: Energy Policy Seminar
The Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences, Rutgers Energy Institute, and Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences will host Jordi Sole Olle, Institute of Marine Sciences (CSIC) Barcelona, Spain, speaking on "An Open Source, Transparent and Freeware Model for the Renewable Energy Transition in Europe: the MEDEAS EU Project." Learn more at www.medeas.eu/
Date: Monday, January 23, 2017 | 3:45 PM Location: Cook Campus, DMCS (Department of Marine or Coastal Studies - 71 Dudley Rd., New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520), Alampi Room Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come to a Book Discussion: The Myth of Mob Rule
Are mass publics irrational? Can they assess risk and exercise rational judgement on emotional policy issues such as crime? Many scholars conclude they cannot and argue that the power of democratic publics should thus be highly circumscribed. This book explores this claim in cross-national context and argues against this conventional view.
Join author Lisa L. Miller, Rutgers Political Science, and Michael Javen Fortner, School of Professional Studies and Graduate Center, CUNY, for a book discussion about The Myth of Mob Rule: Violent Crime and Democratic Politics (Oxford UP, 2016). Refreshments will be served.
2016-2017 Distinguished Lecture Series: Jasbir Puar: The Right to Maim
The fourth talk in the Institute for Research on Women's 2016-17 Distinguished Lecture Series "Feminist In/Security: Vulnerability, Securitization, and States of Crisis" will be on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Jasbir Puar, Rutgers University, will discuss "The Right to Maim: States of Debility/Capacity/Disability." Free & open to the public.
Are you passionate about your major and interested in teaching first-year students? Do you enjoy mentoring? Are you looking for a leadership experience that will allow you to build new skills and will stand out as a unique and prestigious experience to future medical and graduate school selection committees?
If you answered yes, then we invite you to apply to become a FIGS Peer Instructor!
David and Dorothy Bernstein Scholarship for Summer 2017 Research!
This scholarship, which was established by Professor Helen Berman of the Rutgers University Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in memory of her parents, provides funding for a research stipend for a member of the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program in support of an eight-week, full-time summer research experience. The recipient is known as a Bernstein Scholar, and receives a research stipend in the amount of $4,000. The research is to be completed working with a faculty member within one of the research groups affiliated with either the Center for Integrative Proteomics Research (http://proteomics.rutgers.edu) or the Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine (http://iqb.rutgers.edu), providing opportunities that blend physical and biological research using advanced technology and methods. The David and Dorothy Bernstein Scholarship for Summer Research thus provides undergraduate students with an exceptional opportunity for study.
To be eligible to apply, a student must be a member in good standing of the SAS Honors Program. There are no restrictions in connection with previous research experience, major, or financial need; however, applicants must have a graduation date of May 2018 or later. Students in the Class of 2020 are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must submit a completed application form and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member (preferably someone in a science discipline). Your completed application and required materials can be submitted via email to Ms. Kate Cahill at email@example.com. All application materials must be submitted to the Scholarship Office no later than 12:00 PM on Friday, February 3, 2017.
Would you like to: Conduct research rather than just reading about it? Study important topics in health and health policy? Prepare for graduate school in a health research field? Contribute your perspective and experience to a team of health researchers? Spend your summer earning academic credit and money while learning important research skills?
If you've answered yes to these questions, Project L/EARN might be for you!
The program is an intensive, hands-on summer research training internship for undergraduate students from groups that have been previously under-represented in graduate schools and health research. Eight to ten interns are selected annually from colleges and universities nationwide to participate in a ten-week residential internship at Rutgers University. During the summer, they obtain research skills and "hands-on" experience in health research through a combination of coursework on statistics, research methods, research writing, ethics and health topics and an individual research project under the guidance of a distinguished faculty mentor. Many continue to conduct research during the academic year with their summer mentor or a faculty researcher at their home institution.
Applications are now open, and are due Monday, February 6, 2017.
Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) Summer Fellowship Opportunity
The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) invites applications for a ten-week paid summer research internship for undergraduate students (rising juniors or seniors) in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. The program will be held from May 21 to July 27, 2017 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. MURAP seeks to prepare talented and motivated underrepresented students from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds, or those with a proven commitment to diversity and to eradicating racial disparities in graduate school and the academy, for graduate study in fields in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts.
Columbia Business School's 2017 Summer Research Internship program!
Columbia Business School (CBS) is seeking outstanding applicants for the 2017 Summer Research Internship program. The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and exposes the students to the world of business research. Several of the top interns have gone on to leading MS and PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Computer Science and Data Sciences. Many have been selected to join CBS afterwards as full-time Research Associates.
Under the guidance of Columbia Business School’s leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas: Finance, Economics, Marketing, Management, Decision Sciences, Operations, Accounting, and Data Analytics.
This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all backgrounds, including Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, the Physical Sciences, and the Social and Behavioral Sciences, are encouraged to apply.
The Application Deadline is 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2017.
New Brunswick 4-H: Volunteer as a teacher for dance!
Do you have training in dance? Do you like teaching others? Then here is a position for you! Volunteer for the New Brunswick 4-H teaching dance to kids in New Brunswick through a free monthly dance program Friday afternoons at the New Brunswick Public Library.
We would prefer freshmen or sophomores who are interested in a long-term commitment. If you have an interest/background in science, there is the possibility of further opportunities teaching weekly interdisciplinary programs at the Salvation Army after-school program.
Resident Coordinator Position Available at University Inn and Conference Center
The University Inn and Conference Center, located on the Cook/Douglass campus, is accepting applications for the position of Residence Coordinator. This is a live-in position with on-call responsibilities.
Duties include, but are not limited to: • Providing stellar customer service to all guests in person or via telephone and electronic media • Coverage of Guest Services Desk for a minimum of (3) 8-hour shifts per week • On-call rotation during the week and weekends at Guest Services Desk • Responding to emergency facility situations • Resolving any issues related to conferences after supervisory staff has gone home
Compensation includes: • A private room with bathroom, A/C, DirecTV, Wireless Internet, and mini-fridge/microwave • A stipend per semester deposited to your Knight Express card • Potential for incentives based on performance
Requirements Current Rutgers student, either 4th year or Graduate level preferred, leadership potential as shown through past leadership experiences, strong interpersonal, critical thinking, and communication skills. Some weekends and holidays required. Fluency in a foreign language a plus. Previous customer service, operations, and supervisory experience or hospitality experience preferred.
Interested? Email your resume to Maria Panlilio at firstname.lastname@example.org.