Hey School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program Students!
I hope you all had a great weekend! It was a little bleary for a while but then it cleared up on Sunday. Let's hope for more clear days and warmer weather, now that spring is here.
There are several important events this week! Don't miss them!
Today is the very special Annual Heffner Open Mind Lecture. If you are interested in social justice and politics, come see Martha Minow, Dean of Harvard Law School, give a lecture about Americans who cannot afford legal help and therefore, have to routinely forfeit basic rights. The lecture is today, April 3 at 4:30 PM at Trayes Hall in the Douglass Campus Center. It counts as an Honors Colloquium event!
Another special event is the Tea with the Dean this Thursday, April 6 at 4:30 PM in the SASHP Main Office at 35 College Ave. We have faculty from Philosophy, Economic, and Political Sciences coming to tell us about the new collaborative certificate program where you can combine quantitative methods, liberal arts, and deep thinking.
Maybe you want to hear some good orchestral music? Come to New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's (NJSO) College Night! The event is this Friday, April 7 at 8 PM at the NJPAC in Newark. Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/SzX0z10MZymP1Pky1
Want my job? Applications are open for the Newsletter Editor and Blog Editor!
Link to Blog Editor Application: https://goo.gl/forms/IJokDsDGnT109CEy1
Link to Newsletter Editor Application: https://goo.gl/forms/CnT6sfQMuA7WAptC3
Last but not least, shout-out to Karen Biala, who was in our program and graduated from SAS in 2011! Check out her page to see what advice she has for you and what career she's in now! The link: http://sashonors.rutgers.edu/honors-alumni-spotlight
Enjoy the rest of your week, SASHP!
Student Director of Honors Media
Spring 2017 Richard D. Heffner Open Mind Lecture: Access to Justice with Martha Minow
Americans who cannot afford legal help routinely forfeit basic rights. It is not the facts of their case and not governing low, but their poverty and the design of the American legal system that is to blame. With a focus on noncriminal issues, this talk will address the crisis faced by survivors of domestic violence, returning veterans seeking to access benefits, low-income entrepreneurs, and others due to the cost and complexity of law, plans to eliminate federal support for civil legal assistance, and the operations of courts and agencies that make law both inaccessible and unenforceable for many pople until we have political, technological, and de-regulatory reforms.
Know a good song or band that most don't? Share it at a late-night study session!
Date: Tuesday, April 4 | 10 PM Location: North Tower, 8th Floor Lounge, Livi Campus Contact: email@example.com
Tea with the Dean: A Certificate in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Want to combine quantitative methods, liberal arts, and deep thinking? Consider a certificate in philosophy, politics, and economics. Gain a grounding in ethical and moral thought. Learn the essentials of policymaking and analysis, either in the U.S. or internationally. Acquire rigorous quantitative analytic skills.
Date: Thursday, April 6 | 4:30 PM Location: SASHP Main Office - 35 College Ave Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) College Night!
Come out to see the Orchestra! PLUS enjoy an all-student party with light refreshments and entertainment after the concert!
The NJSO will provide free round-trip bus transportation to the concert from select New Jersey college campuses. Buses will depart from the venue after the post-concert party. Visit www.njsymphony.org/college to see if bus transportation will be provided from your campus. Advance ticket purchase is recommended for students riding the bus.
Tea with the Dean: Summer Service-Learning Program and Departmental Honors Course
Come to the Tea to learn about the summer service-learning program in the Eastern Mediterranean. It’s a service project on the island of Leros in Greece! Also learn about the new Departmental Honors Course for Fall 2017 called Balkan Wars and WWI (489:390:01). The course has a focus on humanitarian issues and international law. Professor Elektra Kostopoulou will discuss both the program and course.
Date: Thursday, April 13 | 4:30 – 5:30 PM Location: SASHP Main Office – 35 College Ave Contact: email@example.com
SASHP Peer Mentor Program sponsoring a Sip and Paint!
The SASHP Peer Mentor Program will be sponsoring a Sip and Paint event on April 14th at the Livingston Student Center Coffee House! Space is limited so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot by April 7th! Mocktails and refreshments will be served from 1-1:30pm with the actual painting session from 1:30-3:30pm. Hope to see you there!
Date: Friday, April 14 | 1 - 3:30 PM Location: Livingston Student Center Coffee House, Livi Campus Contact: email@example.com
SAS Interdisciplinary Honors Thesis Conference
Come sample the heady intellectual brew! Hear students talk about their theses.
*This counts as an Honors Colloquium event.
Date: Friday, April 21 | 10 AM - 2:30 PM Location: South Wing, Honors College, CAC Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply for Newsletter Head and Blog Head for the SASHP!
As you all may or may not know, I am a senior and will be graduating in May, as will the Blog Editor, Stephanie Smyczek. Because of this, there will be two positions open in the Honors Media Team: Student Director of SAS Honors Media and Assistant Director of SAS Honors Blog.
I encourage all of you to apply for these positions if interested!
The Summer Shadow Experience offers Honors Program students the opportunity to visit a member of the alumni from the honors and scholars program of Douglass, Livingston, Rutgers, and University Colleges, and the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program at their place of work for a one day shadowing experience.
Limited shadowing opportunities are available in Business & Communications; Education, Public Service, Human Service; Food, Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources; Health & General Sciences; Law.
New Departmental Honors Course Fall 2017: Balkan Wars and WWI (489:390:01)
Instructor: Elektra Kostopoulou
Far from being limited only to military confrontations, World War I (1914-1918) constituted a milestone that changed perceptions of and realities in modern Europe on many fronts. Its truly global origins and connotations extended not only beyond the battlefield but also beyond Europe’s territorial limitations. This class invites students to think of WWI within the context of global trajectories and by reference to socioeconomic, environmental, political, and ideological factors that gradually transformed states, communities, and individuals. Identifying new trends in the study of the period and offering an alternative periodization of the Great War, the class will start with a discussion of regional clashes that directly preceded it, focusing on the Balkan Wars (1912-1913). There is a focus on humanitarian issues and international law.
In an increasingly globalized society, Rutgers offers you multiple opportunities to combine travel with academics and grow your life experiences. Begin planning your journey today by visiting the Center for Global Education.
Want to participate in a shorter experience? Check out the SASHP Global Experiences that take place during the winter, spring, and summer sessions.
Your Honors Program Deans
Zimmerli's Art After Hours: "A Vibrant Field: Nature and Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art, 1970s–1980s"
Join us for an evening that includes a curator-led tour of "A Vibrant Field: Nature and Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art, 1970s–1980s," live music by the Rutgers Jazz Trombones, and Slide Jam talks with artists Patrick Strzelec and Daonne Huff. Free admission and complimentary refreshments.
Screening of the First Film in Satyajit Ray's remastered Apu Film Trilogy
The South Asian Studies Program is pleased to co-sponsor the Rutgers Cinema Studies Program’s screening of the Criterion Collection's newly remastered Satyajit Ray films Pather Panchali (Wednesday, April 5), Aparajito (Wednesday, April 12), and Apur Sansar (Wednesday, April 19) – together making up the Apu Triology. On the opening night (Wednesday, April 5), Criterion’s Abbey Lustgarten and Professor Neepa Majumdar (University of Pittsburgh) will introduce the trilogy and describe the films’ restoration process.
These events are free and open to all. Parking is available in the Rutgers Parking Deck, 622 George Street (a short walk away).
Date: Wednesday, April 5 | 6:30 PM Location: Academic Building Room 1180, 15 Seminary Place, CAC Contact: email@example.com
"From pixels to objects: How the brain builds a rich representation of the natural visual world" Lecture!
Abstract: Human vision is mediated by a hierarchically organized network of visual areas that represent the increasingly complicated statistical properties of the visual world. Relatively more peripheral visual areas represent simple properties of natural scenes, while relatively more central areas represent object and action categories. In this talk i will review a series of neurophysiological and functional magnetic resonance imaging studies from my laboratory that aim to identify how information in natural images is represented in visual areas across the visual hierarchy. I will also discuss recent studies that show how these visual representations interact with language systems, and how these visual representations are modulated by attention.
Applications for The Conversation Tree, Fall 2017, are now open!
The Conversation Tree: Community-Based Language Partnerships is a program created by Rutgers Graduate School of Education and The Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service. Through partnerships with community-based organizations, The Conversation Tree provides opportunities for adult learners to practice conversation in an informal setting. Watch a brief video about this award winning program here!
All proceeds support the Rutgers Chemistry Society.
Ashley Lauren Foundation at Rutgers University's E-Board Apps Out!
The purpose of the organization shall assist in spreading awareness of and fundraising for pediatric cancer through an affiliation with the Ashley Lauren Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that serves to support the children and families affected by pediatric cancer. The organization shall participate with other community service and health organizations as well to effectively spread awareness and fundraise for pediatric cancer.