Hey School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program Students!
Welcome back, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful winter break and holiday season. Now, it's unfortunately time to put away all the decorations and get down to business.
First things first: Add/Drop period is from Tuesday, January 17 – Wednesday, January 25. The last day to DROP a course WITHOUT A ‘W’ IS TUESDAY, JANUARY 24!!! The last day to ADD a course IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25!!!
If you still have space in your schedule and are looking to add some courses, here are a few to choose from: TheEcological Imagination in Literature, Film, and Media (4), Principles of Literary Study: Poetry (3), The Water Planet (3), Marx, Nietzsche, Freud (3) , Migrants and Refugees in the Eastern Mediterranean:The Residue of the Past in Battles for the Future (3), Historical Archaeology of Slavery (3), and The Arts of Power: Ritual, Myth, and Propaganda from the Age of Augustus to the World of Wikileaks (3).
Interested in blogging for the SASHP? The application to join our team is here! The deadline to apply is Friday, January 20, 2017 by 5 PM.
If you are in the Class of 2018 and are thinking about doing a senior honors thesis next year (either Departmental Honors or Interdisciplinary Honors), open to SAS juniors, spaces are still available in this course: Introduction to the Thesis (1).
Maybe you want to attend some events in the future, like a winter formal! On Saturday, February 11 at 6:30 PM, there's the SASHP Second Annual Winter Formal: A Midwinter Night's Dream! Come celebrate under the guise of wonder at the Heldrich Hotel!
Well, maybe you want something a little more, like opportunities. Well, you're in luck, because there's a David and Dorothy Bernstein Scholarship for Summer 2017 Research, and the deadline is Friday, February 3! There's also a Project L/EARN Summer Internship, and the deadline is Monday, February 6!
Enjoy the rest of your week, everyone!
Student Director of Honors Media
Important: Add/Drop Dates
IMPORTANT: The last day:
to DROP a course WITHOUT A ‘W’ IS TUESDAY, JANUARY 24!!!
to ADD a course IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25!!!
to DROP a course WITH A 'W' IS MONDAY, MARCH 20!!!
to WITHDRAW FROM ALL COURSES IS MONDAY, APRIL 17!!!
Spaces Available in Department-Based and Interdisciplinary Honors Courses!
There are still currently spaces available in the following department-based honors courses!
The Ecological Imagination in Literature, Film, and Media (4) 01:195:220:H1 Index #20199; Core: 21C, AHo Professor J. Marcone
Principles of Literary Study: Poetry (3) 01:359:201:H1 Index #13673 ; Core: AHp, WCd Professor H. Davidson Prereq: 01:355:101 or 01:355:103 or 21:355:102 or 21:355:104 or 50:350:102
The fundamental concepts and techniques of literary interpretation, with a specific focus on poetry: the nature of poetic language and the methods of analyzing figurative discourse, genre, structure, kinds of poetry; versification and the analysis of meter; the contexts of poetry (personal, cultural, historical) and the poet’s work with tradition. Readings from a wide range of poets writing in English, including women and minorities, with detailed attention devoted to two particular poets (from diverse historical and cultural backgrounds) chosen by the instructor.
The Water Planet (3) 01:460:204:H1 Index #16370 For Honors Students only
Survey of the science, environmental impact, and resource allocation of water on the Earth. Characteristics of water; hydrologic cycle; runoff and erosion; river systems; past and present climates; water quality; political and economic aspects of water.
Marx, Nietzsche, Freud (3) 01:470:371:H1 Index #18373 ; Core: AHo, HST Professor Nicholas Rennie Cross-listed with Comparative Literature 01:195:374:01 and Philosophy 01:730:344:01 T2 9:50-11:10am, Murray Hall 211 Th2 9:50-11:10am, Milledoler Hall 100 Click here for the Syllabus . In English. No prerequisites.
Migrants and Refugees in the Eastern Mediterranean:The Residue of the Past in Battles for the Future (3) 01:489:390:02 #21410 Thursday 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM CAC HH-B5 Professor Elektra Kostopoulou
Between the years 2013-1016 more than two millions of people have attempted to cross the EasternMediterranean Sea, seeking refuge in the European Union. The often-morbid outcome of thesejourneys, as well as the lack of coherent relief strategies regarding survivors, have inspired manyto describe this as the worst humanitarian crisis of our century: one that has reshaped radicallydemographic realities in the broader region, triggering reactions that range from xenophobia andisolationism to new forms of solidarity. In more ways than one, population displacement in theEastern Mediterranean has become an issue of consuming international concern. This courseprovides a mechanism of analyzing the complex dynamics that have shaped the issue by referenceto past influences, present contingencies, and potential future developments.
The Arts of Power: Ritual, Myth, and Propaganda from the Age of Augustus to the World of Wikileaks (3) 01:510:245 (4 Credits) Core: HST, SCL Professor Alastair Bellany, History
How is power constructed and exercised? What legitimates the use of power and what makes for effective acts of resistance and revolution? What do the conceptual tools of historians, anthropologists, literary critics, and art historians reveal about the cultural construction of political power? What light do the complex experiences of the past throw on our turbulent present and future?From the cult of the Roman emperor to the sacral kingship of the middle ages; from Renaissance courts to revolutionary cities; from the propaganda image of the totalitarian leader to the tabloid celebrity of the modern princess; from the imperial colony to the surveillance state and wikileaks, myths, rituals, and the arts have created and sustained (and, at times, resisted) many different forms of political authority.
There are spaces available in an Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar as well!
Historical Archaeology of Slavery (3) 01:090:295:06 Index# 16281; Core: WCd 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.
Spring 2017 Study Abroad: Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico Applications still open!
Today's students are more international than those of any previous generation. Study Abroad programs remain the gold standard for pursuing academic studies in other countries, but many students are also interested in short, intensive experiences of one to three weeks. The SAS Honors Program is pleased to offer its students global, interdisciplinary opportunities in China, Mexico, Ireland, and Spain!
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 deadline to apply is Friday, January 20, 2017 by 5 PM.
Spring 2017 Course: Introduction to the Thesis
If you are in the Class of 2018 and are thinking about doing a senior honors thesis next year (either Departmental Honors or Interdisciplinary Honors), here is a valuable course, open to SAS juniors, to help you prepare:
Introduction to the Thesis (1 credit) 090:392:03:09636 Wednesday 4:30 PM – 5:50 PM CAC Scott 205
The senior honors thesis is the definitive research statement of an undergraduate scholar, and a calling card for graduate programs and professional life. Yet many students struggle with the thesis, having never learned the fundamentals of a successful research project.
Modeled on professional research workshops, Introduction to the Thesis is an opportunity to help you begin the process of planning a senior honors thesis in a supportive and educational environment.
IMPORTANT HOUSING ANNOUNCEMENT: SASHP Housing and Lottery!
Do you want to live in SAS Honors Housing next year?
Don’t forget to apply for a lottery number. http://ruoncampus.rutgers.edu/lottery The online lottery number application process begins on Monday, January 16, 2017and ends on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. The Rutgers Residence Life Assignments Office will send students their lottery numbers via email on Thursday, January 26, 2017. If you have additional questions about this process, please contact the Residence Life Assignments Office at email@example.com 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.
Want to know about what your fellow students did over break? Come to Winter Break Adventures and hear about students' winter breaks and cool places they went? Want to share thoughts about somewhere awesome you went? You're invited too!
Date: Thursday, January 26 | 4:30 - 5:30 PM Location: SASHP Main Office - 35 College Ave Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Save the date! SASHP Presents Second Annual SASHP Formal: A Midwinter Night's Dream
Come for a night of dancing, food, and wonder!
Transportation in the form of shuttle buses to and from the Heldrich Hotel will be provided!
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 6:30 - 10:30 PM Location: Heldrich Hotel (New Brunswick), CAC Contact: email@example.com
The SASHP Invites You to an Evening at the Theater: See Green Day's American Idiot!
Presented by The Livingston Theatre Company!
Date: Thursday, February 16 | 8 PM Location: Livingston MPR, Livingston Student Center, Livi Campus Contact: To reserve a complimentary ticket, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Order Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2017
Join the Conversations: Whose America? Democracy in a Time of Division
What's at stake for the democratic process, racial and social justice, gender equality, and immigration rights? Lectures: The Role of the Scholar in the Era of Trump: Speaking Truth to Power, Facts vs. Fantasy, Social Justice Activism: From the Classroom to our Everyday Lives
Express yourself, share your experiences, ideas, solutions, and questions: Talk to our camera and contribute to our Speak-out Wall!
Date: Thursday, January 19 | 3 - 6 PM Location: Room 411, College Ave Student Center, CAC Contact: Emily Haran at email@example.com
AMSA's 9th Annual Pre-Health Conference
AMSA's 9th Annual Pre-Health Conference: The Canvas of Healthcare: Painting a Brighter Future for Precision Medicine.
Interested in the field of medicine? Pre-medical, pre-PA, pre-nursing, pre-PT, or pre-dental? If so, make sure to mark your calendar for the biggest pre-health event of the year: AMSA’s 9th Annual Pre-Health Conference on Saturday, Everyone is welcome to attend.
Date: Saturday, January 21 | 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM Location: MPR, Livi Student Center, Livi Campus Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
David and Dorothy Bernstein Scholarship for Summer 2017 Research!
This scholarship, which was established by Professor Helen Berman of the Rutgers University Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in memory of her parents, provides funding for a research stipend for a member of the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program in support of an eight-week, full-time summer research experience. The recipient is known as a Bernstein Scholar, and receives a research stipend in the amount of $4,000. The research is to be completed working with a faculty member within one of the research groups affiliated with either the Center for Integrative Proteomics Research (http://proteomics.rutgers.edu) or the Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine (http://iqb.rutgers.edu), providing opportunities that blend physical and biological research using advanced technology and methods. The David and Dorothy Bernstein Scholarship for Summer Research thus provides undergraduate students with an exceptional opportunity for study.
To be eligible to apply, a student must be a member in good standing of the SAS Honors Program. There are no restrictions in connection with previous research experience, major, or financial need; however, applicants must have a graduation date of May 2018 or later. Students in the Class of 2020 are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must submit a completed application form and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member (preferably someone in a science discipline). Your completed application and required materials can be submitted via email to Ms. Kate Cahill at email@example.com. All application materials must be submitted to the Scholarship Office no later than 12:00 PM on Friday, February 3, 2017.
Would you like to: Conduct research rather than just reading about it? Study important topics in health and health policy? Prepare for graduate school in a health research field? Contribute your perspective and experience to a team of health researchers? Spend your summer earning academic credit and money while learning important research skills?
If you've answered yes to these questions, Project L/EARN might be for you!
The program is an intensive, hands-on summer research training internship for undergraduate students from groups that have been previously under-represented in graduate schools and health research. Eight to ten interns are selected annually from colleges and universities nationwide to participate in a ten-week residential internship at Rutgers University. During the summer, they obtain research skills and "hands-on" experience in health research through a combination of coursework on statistics, research methods, research writing, ethics and health topics and an individual research project under the guidance of a distinguished faculty mentor. Many continue to conduct research during the academic year with their summer mentor or a faculty researcher at their home institution.
Applications are now open, and are due Monday, February 6, 2017.
The Learning Centers are pleased to announce that we will be opening up the Peer Instruction Education course offered in Spring 2017 to any student serving as a peer leader (where the term “peer leader” refers to students holding positions as tutors, study group leaders, learning assistants and support coaches; any position where they are supporting fellow students in the learning process). This course has run for the past six years and we are excited to open it up to the larger peer leader community at Rutgers.
Course Description: Selected topics focus on effective methods of college teaching and program strategies to increase understanding of the role of a peer educator and effective instructional strategies. Discussions center on teaching techniques to enhance cooperative learning and differentiated classroom instruction. Student peer instructors also learn how to facilitate a lecture, lab, or recitation class or lead a study group.
Career Explorations in Arts and Sciences 01:090:210 (1.5 credits) Index #21724 Tuesday 4:30 - 5:50 at CAC SC-207 Instructor: Jenn Lehanhan Cleary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Do you want a career with PURPOSE that allows you to thrive after graduation? Do you feel anxious or confused about how to connect your academic path with a career, how to select the “right” major, or how to find and follow your passions in college and after graduation and still build a successful career? Are you struggling in a major you don’t like for fear of losing out on “good” jobs?
Career Explorations in Arts & Sciences is a new course for undergraduate SAS students that can show you how to build a successful, purposeful life and career with ANY Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences degree.
“There are two types of education… One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live.” – John Adams
This very brief survey, designed by Rutgers Consulting, is for students, faculty, and staff of Rutgers University. Its purpose is to provide feedback to our local quick-service restaurants in the area to help improve the dining experience on and around Rutgers Campus for all of us. This might also help us get your favorite food chain here on Rutgers! We greatly value your feedback!
Among the most important missions of Rutgers University is that of helping prepare our students for roles as active participants and leaders in our democratic institutions and civic life. To accomplish this, we are administering a bi-annual survey of all of our undergraduates—RU Engaged?
I urge you to participate in this survey, to make your voice heard, to share your experiences and opinions, and to help guide our efforts to create courses, certificates, programs, and other curricular and non-curricular experiences that will help our students make a meaningful mark on society.
Be on the lookout for emails with NASCE At Rutgers in the subject line, between now and January 23rd.
All Rutgers students who complete the survey will automatically be entered into a raffle to win 1 of 25 Knight Express Card giveaways, totaling $1,000!