Hey School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program Students!
Wow, it's a bleary-looking day! I hope you all wore your rain-boots and have umbrellas--because you can't stand under my umbrella, ella, ella, ay--because it's not big enough and it's breaking.
Interested in attending the annual Heffner Open Mind lecture? Come see Access to Justice with Martha Minow about Americans who cannot afford legal help routinely forfeit basic rights. It is Monday, April 3 at 4:30 PM at Trayes Hall in the Douglass Campus Center.
Or Maybe you want to hear students talk about their theses? Come to the SAS Interdisciplinary Honors Thesis Conference on Friday, April 21 at 10 AM to 2:30 PM at South Wing, Honors College, CAC.
And there's the Senior Gathering / Senior Celebration coming up on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 11 AM to 1 PM, in the Rectangular Room, Neilson Dining Hall! All students who have completed or will complete the SASHP requirements are invited!
Maybe you want to hear some good orchestral music? Come to New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's (NJSO) College Night! The event is Friday, April 7 at 8 PM at the NJPAC in Newark. Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/SzX0z10MZymP1Pky1
Also, applications to become an 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! Here's the application: http://www.sas.rutgers.edu/cms/sashonors/peer-mentor
Want to combine a quantitative methods, liberal arts, and deep thinking? Consider a certificate in philosophy, politics, and economics! Hear all about it at the Tea with the Dean next Thursday, April 6 at 4:30 PM in the SASHP Main Office at 35 College Ave.
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
Enjoy the rest of your week, SASHP!
Student Director of Honors Media
Upcoming Artists Collective Events
Artists Collective Zine Workshop - Tuesday, March 28
The Artists’ Collective and the Rutgers Review invite you to join us for our Zine Workshop! Learn about the history of zines and how to make your own zine! Supplies will be provided.
Come with or without ideas, with or without friends, and with or without room in your stomach for cookies.
Artists Collective April Fools’ Coffeehouse - Thursday, March 30
Feel free to make a fool of yourself at the Artists’ Collective’s March but almost April coffeehouse! We invite you to bring us your worst interpretive dances, knock knock jokes, and middle school poetry. You can also perform something good if you feel like it.
Artists Collective General Member Meeting and Salon - Friday, March 31
Spend a Friday afternoon eating pizza and talking about art with the Artists' Collective! We will have art supplies, including a button maker!
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.
We will also be discussing upcoming Executive Board elections. You must either attend this meeting or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information if you are interested in running! To be eligible, you must be both an Artists’ Collective general member (have attended at least one Artists’ Collective event) and a member of either SASHP or the Honors College.
Date: Friday, March 31 | 3 - 5 PM Location: Art Library, Lower Level Teaching Space, CAC Contact: email@example.com
Thomas Drake is visiting Professor Paul Hirschfield's Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar, "Surveillance, Freedom, and Democracy!"
Controversial whistleblower Thomas Drake is visiting Professor Paul Hirschfield's Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar, "Surveillance, Freedom, and Democracy" this week and will give an additional lecture (open to the Rutgers community) on the Livingston Campus on Wednesday, March 29 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30.
Before there was Edward Snowden, there was Thomas Drake! Thomas Drake worked for the National Security Agency. Technical Director for Software Engineering Implementation within the Cryptologic Systems and Professional Health Office until he blew the whistle on what he considered waste, fraud, and unconstitutional governmental invasions of privacy. Drake was charged under the Espionage Act since 1971 and faced 35 years in prison before the government’s charges against him were dropped in 2011.
Date: Wednesday, March 29 | 3 - 4:30 PM Location: Livingston Student Center, Room 201 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donuts with Dean Kim-Lee
Deans make house calls!
Fall 2017 registration has begun!
Stop by the McCormick lounge for some donuts and academic advising with Dean Kim-Lee!
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2 - 4 PM Location: McCormick lounge, McCormick housing, Busch Campus Contact: Dean Kim-Lee email@example.com
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.
Tea with the Dean: A Certificate in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Want to combine a 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. Come to the Tea with the Dean to learn more!
Date: Thursday, April 6 | 4:30 PM Location: SASHP Main Office - 35 College Ave Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
*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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcing our new SASHP Senior Administrative Assistant, Mary Jo Zachary!
When you stop by the SAS Honors Program at 35 College avenue, you may notice a new friendly face. Mary Jo Zachary is our new Senior Administrative Assistant in the main office. Although she is new to this position, Ms. Zachary has worked in the Honors Program since 2012. You may know her from your work with Dean Bouchenafa, from the SASHP Tutoring Program, or as the party-planner extraordinaire who played a key role in organizing the Honors Program's winter formal dinner dances. Ms. Zachary has broad interests (ask her about her college minor in Animal Behavior!) and is eager to meet you. Feel free to stop by 35 College Avenue and say "hi". Ms. Zachary looks forward to meeting you and helping you make most of the SAS Honors Program.
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!
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!
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.
Fall 2017 Registration has begun! If you haven’t already, you should meet with you SAS Honors Dean and your major/minor Department Advisor to start planning.
Your Honors Program Deans
Advances in Tuberculosis Research Relevant To Global Tuberculosis Control
Hear a talk by Jerrold J. Ellner, MD, Professor and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston Medical Center.
Light lunch will be provided.
Date: Tuesday, March 28 | 12 - 1:30 PM Location: Room 3 A/B - School of Public Health , 683 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ, Douglass Campus Contact: Michelle M. Ruidíaz-Santiago at email@example.com.
An Evening With The New York Times' Frank Bruni ...He Has Opinions!
Come see Frank Bruni's talk! He's a veteran New York Times op-ed columnist, first openly gay Times columnist, former Times White House correspondent, Rome correspondent, and restaurant critic, former Detroit Free Press war correspondent, movie critic and religion writer, and author of three bestselling books and a forthcoming cookbook: Ambling into History (2002 chronicle of G.W. Bush presidential campaign), Born Round (2009 personal memoir), Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be (2015 reflection on higher education and college admissions), and A Meatloaf in Every Oven (2017).
Date: Wednesday, March 29 | 7 PM Location: Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, Douglass Campus Contact: 848-932-9355
Toastmasters Speech Competition
Toastmasters will be hosting a speech competition on Wednesday, March 29th at the Livingston Student Center Coffeehouse from 8:15 to 9:45 PM. Toastmasters is an international club dedicated to improving leadership and public speaking skills. This competition is open to all Rutgers students, and we encourage you all to come.
The speeches must be 3-5 minutes long and can be on any topic you like. If you want to give a speech but don't have any topics in mind, we will give you a short list of quotes and ask that you give a speech on one of those quotes. There will also be snacks and refreshments at the speech competition. You can sign up here.
Date: Wednesday, March 29 | 8:15 - 9:45 PM Location: Livingston Student Center Coffeehouse, Livi Campus Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Don't Tell Anyone: No Le Digas a Nadie" Film Screening
Come see this film about courage, facing insurmountable obstacles and the determination to fight for justice. Meet Angy Rivera, a 24 year-old who steps out of the shadows to share her parallel journey of being undocumented and sexually abused, emerging as an activist, blogger, and advice columnist for other young people in her situation. Screening with bi-lingual subtitles followed by a discussion with Mikaela Shwer and Angy Rivera.
Free parking: Douglass Deck & Lot 70 (Entrance on Lipman Drive)
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 7 PM Location: Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center, 9 Suydam Street, Douglass Campus Contact: email@example.com
BEN Healthcare Innovation Summit, Hosted by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
This April, BEN is hosting its inaugural healthcare innovation summit, Care Redesigned: Catalysts in Healthcare Innovation, which will take place on Saturday, April 1st at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. The event is open to members of the greater New Jersey community, and will feature keynote speakers and panels, as well as ample intercollegiate and interdisciplinary networking opportunities.
Students and faculty of the SAS Honors Program department at Rutgers are welcome to attend!
One of Rutgers previous students, Shabbar F. Danish, MD of Rutgers College Honors Program will be speaking!
Date: Saturday, April 1 | 10 AM - 4 PM Location: Arline & Henry Schwartzman Courtyard at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.