Hey School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program Students!
This is it, folks: the final stretch, the final countdown. Many of you took a final today, some have already finished, and some are awaiting them. I wish you all the very best in your finals. Carpe diem, friends.
There are no events this week! Everyone is either grading or studying, so there's no surprise here.
However, there are some wonderful opportunities available!
Want to be a tutor this spring? The Honors One-on-One Tutoring Program is now accepting applications for Spring 2017!
Want to take an honors seminar? Take the new SASHP Honors Seminar: Historical Archaeology of Slavery!
Want to blog about your experiences instead? The application is here!
Also, don't miss out on two courses with our Writer in Residence, Paul Blaney: Lessons from Mister Spoonface: Privacy, Reproduction, and Creativity in the Modern World and Great Short Reads Spring 2017!
And if you're about to graduate, these opportunities might strike your fancy: Continuing Care Leadership Coalition Fellowship and International Monetary Fund Summer Research Assistant!
Last but not least, let's congratulate some of the members of our community for their accomplishments! Sridhar Sriram was accepted to the 17th annual Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Only 55 were chosen out of 500 applicants.
And shoutout to KeKe Cruickshank for obtaining the internship at Congressman Pallone's office!
I think the Terminator said it best when he said, "I'll be back." After break.
Student Director of Honors Media
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!
New SASHP Honors Seminar: Historical Archaeology of Slavery
Need another course to add? Looking for something interesting? Try this course!
Historical Archaeology of Slavery 01:090:295:06 Index# 16281 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.
It is never too early to start thinking about your plans for Housing for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Residence Life Assignments Office anticipates that the demand for on-campus Housing will be high again next year.
To live in SAS Honors Housing, you will need to apply for a lottery number. The lottery number application process will begin on January 16, 2017. The Residence Life Assignments Office and SAS Honors Program will not accept late requests.
The SASHP and the Residence Life Assignments Office anticipate that we will have a few vacancies in SASHP housing for the Spring 2017 semester.
If you are interested in moving to SASHP Housing for Spring 2017, please complete the online Room Change Request form or the Spring Housing Application. (Links are listed below.) Please be sure to indicate your preferred building(s) on the form.
Want to be a SASHP Blogger? Applications are open!
Enjoy blogging? Want to tell the SASHP students about your experiences and advice? The Honors Program is looking for additional students to join our Blog team! We invite you to apply to share in our goals of keeping SAS Honors students updated and involved in the many events and opportunities that the University and world have to offer!
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.
United Nations Association's (UNA-USA) 2017 Members' Day
The United Nations Association's (UNA-USA) 2017 Members' Day will be held Friday, February 17, 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Region, this conference will bring together UNA-USA and GenUN members from across the nation for a day of dynamic discussions on the theme 'The U.S. and the UN: New Leaders, Pressing Challenges.' This is an unparalleled opportunity to hear firsthand from global experts and high-ranking UN and U.S. Government officials at the very home of the UN. Online registration opened on December 1, 2016 and is ongoing.
The event is open to members of the United Nations Association and its collegiate arm, GenUN. If you are not already a member, please join (membership is free for college/university students) as soon as possible (preferably upon receipt of this message) by following this link: http://genun.unausa.org/join (please select Rutgers University as your campus chapter). Once you have joined GenUN, you will be able to register for Members' Day.
Once you have registered, please forward your registration confirmation to Dean Bouchenafa at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will reply with your next steps.
Closed out of the seminar you want? Sign up for the Spring 2017 Honors Seminar Waiting List!!
We will try our best to accommodate your request. You will be notified if you are approved before the spring semester begins.
Advising Tip of the Week
Remember that students will continue to make changes to their spring schedule throughout the winter break. Courses that were once closed might now have a seat available so don't hesitate to keep looking on Webreg. Have a restful holiday break!
Your Honors Program Deans
Continuing Care Leadership Coalition Fellowship
Recent, or soon-to-graduate, applicants: consider this one-year, paid job opportunity at the Continuing Care Leadership Coalition (CCLC) in New York City. Our member healthcare organizations are pleased to be providing a meaningful “first job” experience to three talented CCLC Fellows working in the growing field of long term care. The current CCLC Fellows hail from Princeton University and University of Michigan, and are working on a broad range of exciting projects in quality improvement, human resources, and operations. Applicants interested in the field of health care administration and management are welcome to apply to this exciting opportunity to work in a mission-driven long term care organization in the New York metropolitan area.
The deadline for applications is January 31, 2017, and will require a few weeks to organize official documents and recommendations. Please contact us at CCLC to discuss any questions you might have regarding the CCLC Fellowship Program.
International Monetary Fund Summer Research Assistant
International Monetary Fund
The Macro-Financial Division at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s Research Department is currently recruiting students with background in economics and/or finance for a full-time research assistant position starting this summer at the IMF headquarters in Washington, DC. The employment contract will be for two years or for one year, with the option to extend for a second year. To apply, interested students should send their CV to Deniz Igan (email@example.com) by January 31, 2017.
General information about the IMF’s Research Assistant Program, including responsibilities and requirements, can be found on the IMF website: https://www.imf.org/external/np/adm/rec/job/rap.htm. Additionally, for this particular position, exceptional analytical skills and proficiency in statistical programming is a must. Hence, preference will be given to applicants with an outstanding academic record and substantial experience in data analysis software beyond Excel, such as Stata, EViews, Matlab, R, or SAS.
The Research Assistant Program is primarily designed for recent college graduates, but those with more qualifications, such as a master’s degree and relevant work experience, are also encouraged to apply and may be offered a higher position as a research officer.
Note that this particular position is in a research division and would be especially suitable for students interested in pursuing graduate studies after the job. Previous holders of this position have gone on to pursue their PhD in top programs, including MIT and Columbia University.
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