Welcome back, SAS Honors Programmers! It's a bright and chilly day out, inspiring feelings of a fresh and promising new year. Over the past few weeks, many opportunities were accumulating in the SAS Honors inbox, just waiting to be announced to Honors students looking to take them on in a heartbeat. Check out what we have for you below!
There are spaces still open in "Beyond Bollywood: Film and Literature in South Asian Culture"! Sign up today!
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Dr. Meheli Sen
Tillett Hall Room 252, Livingston Campus
Shakespeare in Bollywood? The idea seems incongruous! And yet, Bombay filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj has reinvented Macbeth, Othello, and Hamlet for audiences worldwide and to great acclaim. From epics like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata to the modern novel, many of the most celebrated films of South Asia are adaptations of literary works. In this seminar, we will engage with a wide range of South Asian films and the literary works they are based on or “inspired by”.
** Due to popular demand, Professor Sen has removed the required film screening on Tuesday evening (6:40 to 9:30 p.m.).
This course will Count Towards SAS-African, Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Literature Major and Minor; Counts in the SAS Core as a Writing Course (Writing in the Discipline).
Check out a new and truly exciting global field experience to Poland in May with Professor Nancy Sinkoff! The 1-credit field experience is open to Rutgers Honors students, SAS Honors students, and to students taking Professor Sinkoff's spring course, "Exile under Nazism and Communism." Airfair subventions will be available for all students. Honors students do NOT need to take Professor Sinkoff’s spring course in order to participate in the trip to Poland.
Professor Sinkoff's course, "Exile Under Nazism and Communism," will explore the experience of Poles and Polish Jews under Nazi and Communist rule in the 20th century through history, travel writing, memoir, poetry, and film. Interested in this course? Register for the class today!
Exile Under Nazism and Communism
Jewish Studies 01:563:270/History 01:510:263/European Studies 01:360:292
TTH 2:50-4:10 pm
Thursday, January 28 at 7:30PM
Multipurpose Room, College Ave Student Center
"The Future of Privacy, Free Speech, and the Curse of Bigness: What Louis Brandeis Means Today"
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Louis D. Brandeis was the greatest critic of what he called "the curse of bigness" in business and government since Thomas Jefferson. On the 100th anniversary of Brandeis's Supreme Court confirmation, Jeff Rosen argues that Brandeis can teach us more than any other justice about the future of free speech, freedom from government surveillance, and the dangers of big banks and corporations who take reckless risks with what Brandeis called "other people's money."
This talk will make a passionate case for why Brandeis matters and what he can teach us about current questions involving the Constituion, monopoly, corporate and federal power, technology, privacy, and free speech. Free and open to the public.
Do you want to live in SAS Honors Housing next year?
Don’t forget to apply for a lottery number! The online lottery number application process ends on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. The Rutgers Residence Life Assignments Office will send students their lottery numbers via email on Thursday, January 28, 2016.
If you have additional questions about this process, please contact the Residence Life Assignments Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (848) 445-0750.
It is essential that you 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. See below for links.
Wednesday, February 10 at 6:00PM
SASHP Main Office, 35 College Ave
Join our writer-in-residence Paul Blaney at a book reading for his recently published novel, Mister Spoonface, which investigates fatherhood in the age of "assisted reproduction." For more information on the book and details to order, see the website here!
Tuesday, January 26 at 6:00PM
Eagleton Institute of Politics, 191 Ryders Ln, Cook/Douglass Campus
Peabody Award-winning reporter Matt Katz has covered Chris Christie since 2011, first at The Philadelphia Inquirer and now for NPR and WNYC, where he reports on the radio and the "The Christe Tracker" podcast.
In American Governor, Katz weaves a compelling on-the-ground political narrative that begins with the roots of the Christie family’s journey to America and Christie's upset victory to become governor in 2009. With exclusive behind-the-scene details, American Governor delves deeply into the Bridgegate scandal before shadowing Christie on the campaign trail for the presidency.
Jersey Collective, a collaborative New Jersey Instagram project, is holding a photography exhibition at the Rutgers Art Library in New Brunswick, NJ. The show will open on Saturday, January 16, 2016 and remain on view in the library until February 18, 2016. The images are a celebration of the first year of the project.
Jersey Collective is a New Jersey-centric Instagram account that has a different photographer (anyone from a professional to an amateur with a smartphone) take over the account each week. Each photographer is given the freedom to post as they wish, as long as the photos are taken in New Jersey.
If you have questions about the Art Library Exhibition spaces, please contact Art Librarian, Megan Lotts at email@example.com or (848) 932-7189.
Please visit our research guide that includes information about our past, present, and future happenings at http://libguides.rutgers.edu/eventsandexhibits.
Thursday, February 4 at 12:45PM
Teleconference/Lecture Hall, SCC 403, Alexander Library, College Ave Campus
Nicolle Wallace is a bestselling author, political analyst for MSNBC, and former co-host of ABC’s “The View.” She served as communications chief for George W. Bush’s White House and re-election campaign, as well as senior advisor for the McCain-Palin campaign in 2008. She is the author of The New York Times bestselling contemporary political novels, Eighteen Acres, It’s Classified, and Madam President.
The Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research offers Project L/EARN, an exciting program designed to increase graduate school enrollment among students from groups that are traditionally under-represented in health-related graduate programs, such as students from economically disadvantaged communities; first-generation college-attendees; African-American, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islanders; those with disabilities; and students with strong interests in health disparities.
We invite sophomore and junior students with an interest in health, mental health, or health services research to apply to the Project L/EARN Summer 2015 research training program. Students from any U.S. college or university are welcome to apply. Applicants must satisfy all five of these criteria:
Have at least one full academic year left to complete their undergraduate degree,
Have completed at least one course in statistics or quantitative methods by the time the summer program begins. Click here for list of approved courses.
Able to be in New Jersey from Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, August 5, 2016 for the summer training program
Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent U.S. resident attending a U.S. university.
And be a member of at least one of the groups specified as under-represented in graduate education, such as, but not limited to those from economically disadvantaged communities, first generation college attenders, those from racial/ethnic minority groups (African-American, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islanders), those with disabilities, or with strong interests in health disparities
Students from any U.S. college or university are welcome to apply.
The Rutgers Research Review, known as R-Cubed, is a newly established online journal. The purpose of R-Cubed is to promote awareness of research performed by Rutgers undergraduates in all disciplines and to discuss the research experiences of students and professors within the community.
The journal is looking for articles to publish. Deadline for submission is February 15th.
The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy announces the 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at Rutgers University. The program is intended for highly motivated undergraduates interested in a research career in the pharmaceutical and environmental sciences. Students are provided with an opportunity to conduct full-time research in areas related to Pharmacology and Toxicology, Environmental Health Sciences, Pharmaceutics, Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology, and Clinical Pharmacy. The SURF program is open to undergraduate students currently enrolled at a university in the United States. Previous experience performing independent laboratory or clinical research is not required. Mentors are not needed to apply.
The 10-week program will run May 23 through July 29, 2016 and provides a $2,800 stipend. Students must be available for the entire 10-week period. Training includes hands-on research conducted in the laboratories or clinical practices of faculty members, round table discussions of research progress, and seminars on research careers and activities of the faculty. Students also participate in career development workshops, a field study, and a field trip to a pharmaceutical company. At the end of the fellowship, each student will provide a brief oral presentation on his or her summer research project.