Hey School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program Students!
I hope you all had a wonderful spring break. We got a bit of blizzard in the middle there, so a lot of us had to break out the shovels to clean the driveways. Or maybe you were in the Yucatán with Dean Nazario or in Ireland with Paul Blaney and skipped all the snow. Well, wherever you were, you're all back now. Onto the events!
There's a Tea with the Dean specifically for juniors but all are welcome this Thursday, March 23 at 4:30 PM with Dr. Art Casciato at the SASHP Main Office at 35 College Ave. Find out how students like you were selected for national fellowships!
There's an Artists Collective Writing Workshop this Thursday, March 23 at 8 PM at the SASHP Main Office at 35 College Ave as well.
Don't forget about the Major and Minor Fair on Wednesday, March 22 from 1 - 4 PM at the Busch Campus Center! Find out about different majors and minors and get career advice!
Last but not least, applications to becomean SASHP Peer Mentor are open! Do you enjoy giving advice? Do you want to guide people and have a positive impact? Apply before Sunday, April 2!
PS, look out for the Heffner Open Mind Lecture with Martha Minow and the SAS Interdisciplinary Honors Thesis Conference coming up in April!
That's all for now. Enjoy the rest of your week, SASHP!
Student Director of Honors Media
Tea with the Dean with Dr. Arthur D. Casciato, Office of Distinguished Fellowships: Win a fellowship!
Rhodes? Marshall? Fulbright? Gates Cambridge? Goldwater? Udall? Truman? You can win one of these!
We invite you--specifically juniors--to come celebrate Rutgers’ success in the competitions for the Churchill and Luce Scholarships as well as the Fulbright Grant, and hear from Dr. Arthur D. Casciato, Director of Rutgers’ Office of Distinguished Fellowships, about how students just like you were selected for these prestigious national awards.
Date: Thursday, March 23 | 4:30 - 5:30 PM Location: SASHP Main Office - 35 College Ave Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Artists' Collective for a discussion about writing followed by a workshop! There will be cookies. To have your writing workshopped, please email your piece to email@example.com. Submissions of all mediums are welcome, but please try to keep submissions under 1500 words. You do not need to submit a piece to participate. See the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/229244347483055/
Career & Networking Hour sponsored by the SASHP Peer Mentor Program - Friday, March 24 at 2 PM!
Sponsored by the Peer Mentors and Open to all SASHP students, the SAS Honors Program Peer Mentors invite you to come join us to network with upperclass mentors and honors students! Do you want to have the opportunity to connect with Juniors & Seniors who've been there and done that? They sat in the same seats as you did, went through the motions, and now are on their way off to the "real world." Career & Networking opportunities may be available for Entrepreneurs ,Technology, Pre-Med, Pre-Law, Business, Academic/Research, Education/Teaching, Public Health/Health Admin., & Public Policy & Planning
Refreshments will be provided. Dress Attire: Smart Casual (Dress Pants, Skirts, No Jeans)
We will be raffling off Dunkin' Donut & RU Express Gift Cards!
Date: Friday, March 24 | 2 - 3:30 PM Location: Livingston Student Center, Gathering Lounge, Livi Campus Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
**Free Tickets to "Emperor of the Moon" - Only 2 Left!
By Aphra Behn and directed by Christopher Cartmill.
Kiss the earth goodbye, and away we fly! A space-obsessed professor believes that life on the Moon is the answer to all the world’s woes.
This event is underwritten by the Leora M. Sies Theater Fund Foundation.
Free tickets are still available!
This event also counts as an Honors Colloquium event!
Date: Saturday, March 25 | 7:30 PM Location: Philip J. Levin Theater, Douglass Campus Contact: email@example.com
Spring 2017 Drop-In Advising with Dean Dentler!
Who said Deans don’t make house calls? Dean Dentler will hold drop-in academic advising office hours in the Jameson H Lounge. Come discuss your Fall 2017 schedule, ask questions about your requirements or just stop by to say hello! A light lunch will be served.
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.
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
*Save-the-Date: SASHP Senior Celebration
The SASHP Senior Celebration will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 11 AM - 1 PM, in the Rectangular Room, Neilson Dining Hall, Douglass Campus. All SASHP seniors who will have completed the SASHP requirements for the Honors Scholar designation will be invited to this festive brunch and recognition ceremony.
Date: Wednesday, May 3 | 11 AM - 1 PM Location: Rectangular Room, Neilson Dining Hall, Douglass Campus Contact: email@example.com
Apply to Be a SASHP Peer Mentor!
Do you want to help make a positive impact and help guide an incoming SASHP first-year student? Are you the type of person who is eager to share personal and academic advice? Then apply to become a SASHP Peer Mentor!
Taught by Professor Uri Eisenzweig, this course examines the rise and fall of one of history's most fascinating figures, as well as its impact on French and world social, political, and cultural realities, throughout the 19th century and beyond. The course wil draw on the scholarship and expertise of faculty from different programs, including William Galperin (English), Jennifer Jones (History), Dan Kelemen (Political Science), Jorge Marcone (Spanish/Portuguese and Comparative Literature), Matt Matsuda (History), Susan Sidlauskas (Art History), Jonah Siegel (English), and Judish Surkis (History), providing students with a range of perspectives on the extraordinary period running from 1789 to 1815.
This class will be taught in English for non-French speakers (420:391:H1)!
Advising Tip of the Week
A reminder that today (March 20) is the last day to withdraw from a class with a W notation. Be sure to speak with your instructor and/or your advisor if this is an option you might want or need to consider. Keep in mind that students must maintain, at least, 12 credits. If you need to find an open mini class, please visit one of the SAS advising centers for an up to date list. http://sasundergrad.rutgers.edu/academics/advising/advising-centers
Your Honors Program Deans
Student Affairs S.T.E.A.M. Women’s Empowerment Conference: “Nevertheless, She Persisted”
Join the Division of Student Affairs for the Jewel Plummer Cobb S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Women’s Empowerment Conference on March 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Busch Student Center, Piscataway. The theme is “Nevertheless, She Persisted,” a phrase that encapsulates the need for women to endure even as those who oppose try to silence them. The goal is to unite, educate, and inspire women to discover their passion and purpose and elevate their understanding of what it means to be a woman in today’s society. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets and join the conference Facebook event here for up-to-date announcements.
BRAIN Blast – Where Students Talk About Their Research
Come to BRAIN Blast, hosted by Rutgers BRAIN, and hear undergraduates talk about their research in a unique, engaging lightning presentation style (used by the Aresty Research Center)! The purpose of this event is to show that neuroscience is in every aspect of our lives.You will hear about any and all research that is connected to neuroscience and its related fields--psychology, sociology, english--you name it!
We are currently still signing up undergraduate students who are interested in presenting. It's a wonderful way to gain some presentation experience and meet other researchers. If you are interested, please email Rutgers BRAIN (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, March 17th.
Date: Wednesday, March 22 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM Location: Busch Campus Center, International Lounge, Busch Campus Contact: email@example.com
Zimmerli Art Museum: Reinventing Documentary Photography in the 1970s Symposium
This event is organized in collaboration with the Developing Room and scholars Sarah Miller and Drew Sawyer. This interdisciplinary symposium seeks to question standard narratives around the reemergence of documentary photography during the tumultuous 1970s. It brings together a range of international art historians and curators who have rarely had the opportunity to exchange research and ideas on this topic.
The keynote talk will be preceded by a reception; the symposium will be followed by a reception.
Date: Thursday, March 23 | 6 PM - Keynote talk; Friday, March 24 | 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM - Symposium Location: Zimmerli Art Museum, Lower Dodge Gallery, CAC Contact: 848.932.7237
SAS Major & Minor Fair
It's not just for majors! Information is available for majors, minors, certificates, and careers.
The SAS Major Fair occurs once every Fall and Spring semester. It is an opportunity to investigate various academic and career options in one place, at one time! Over 50 Departments & Programs will be represented. It’s not just for majors anymore! (Majors, Minors, Core Curriculum, Certificates and Careers).
Students can speak with representatives of academic departments/programs, student services offices, and a variety of Rutgers Schools and Colleges by visiting their tables at the fair. The event is designed to help students who have not yet declared their major/minor as well as those who have declared, but still may be uncertain about their choice of major, minor, or career path.
The Rutgers Research Review is also looking for new members in the Editorial Board for the 2017-18 academic year! Interested in becoming an editor for the Rutgers Research Review? Please fill out the following application by April 15th.
3rd Annual Douglass Global Summit: Ideans in Action: Greating Sustainable Change Contest
Submit your presentation summary. If you’re shortlisted, you will be asked to present to a panel of expert judges. To enter, you must be Rutgers undergraduate student. If you’re shortlisted, you must attend the preliminary presenter workshop at a date to be determined and the Global Summit in April 28.
Deadline to submit summary is Wednesday, March 22. Notification of status will be by March 28.
Apply for the Ralph and Eloise DeFalco Scholarship!
Ralph DeFalco was an internationally recognized serologist and Professor of Zoology at Rutgers University. In addition to his scholarly and teaching activities he devoted much of his time to the counseling and placement of undergraduates in medical and dental schools. It was his intense interest in the undergraduate as a student and as a person that endeared him to so many.
Eloise DeFalco was a medical technologist (MT, ASCP) and Teaching Assistant/Lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology at Raritan Valley Community College. She, like her husband, derived great satisfaction from interaction with her students and in providing support and encouragement to them while they pursued their chosen healthcare profession.
To be awarded the scholarship, the student must demonstrate a high academic achievement and a potential for excellence in biology or a health related field. The purpose of the award is to recognize past academic performance and to assist in the future undergraduate studies while at Rutgers.
Four awards of $1,500 each for 2017-2018 are anticipated.
Each candidate should submit their application by April 3, 2017 to the DeFalco Scholarship Committee (c/o Dr. Martha Haviland, Division of Life Sciences, Nelson Biological Laboratories, 604 Allison Rd., Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-8082)