What's New at the Honors College

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Honors College Events

Open rehearsal featuring an eclectic mix of classical and popular music.  Instruments may include Oboe, Flute, Clarinet, Violin and Piano.   Stop by and enjoy!
This is a great opportunity to enjoy pizza and learn! The following topics will be discussed:  - The value of research laboratory experience in applications to health professions and schools - The most effective strategies to obtain a research lab position - The impact of biomedical research on... Read More
As our society races down the superhighway of consumption and natural resource use, we seem oblivious to road-side historical markers and flashing “climate change” lights. It is time to make a right turn at the exit marked grateful stewardship and voluntary simplicity (central tenets of Native... Read More

Campus Announcements and Activities

On Sunday, April 2nd, there will be an Autism Speaks 5k run / 3k walk in downtown Amherst! Sign up here, and there are spaces for teams and individuals. There is a petting zoo booked and Boltwood will be running a scavenger hunt for all ages during the 3k walk! It will be a fun spring day downtown... Read More
Less than a year ago the BBC announced that over 160,000 asylum seekers had crossed into Sweden in 2015, which is more per capita than any other country in Europe. Sweden’s prime minister then declared: “My Europe doesn't build walls." But only months later, Sweden introduced border checks as it... Read More
The College of Natural Sciences at UMass Amherst is pleased to announce
the 5th annual Women in Science Initiative Spring Lecture 2017

"Negotiating for Life: Personal Fulfillment, Professional Success and the Power of Negotiation"
Presented by Sara Laschever Wednesday,... Read More
The UMass Amherst Libraries host an interactive sustainability event, “A Climate for Change: Research, Reflection and Action around Climate Change,” on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 4 – 7 p.m. on the Lower Level of the W. E. B. Du Bois Library. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments... Read More
Friday April 7th, 2017 12-2:30PM
UMass-Amherst~Student Union~Cape Cod Lounge

Stephanie Y. Evans ('03) will preview her most recent book, Black Women's Mental Health: Balancing Strength and Vulnerability (SUNY, July 2017) and share the ups and downs of building a sustainable... Read More
The UMass Amherst Libraries are hosting an exhibit “All That Dwell in the Light: 350 Years of Quakers in New England,” from January 23 through August 18, 2017, in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, both on the Lower Level and in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), on Floor 25, at the... Read More
The UMass Amherst Libraries host Color Woodblock Prints, an Exhibition by Linda Mahoney ’79, from January 23 through April 28, 2017, in the Science & Engineering Library (SEL), Lederle Graduate Research Center Lowrise, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Linda Mahoney has been a... Read More
Meet UMass alumni attorneys and get your questions answered about practice areas, the law school experience, legal career paths, and much more. There will be food and an opportunity for speed networking with up to eight alumni attorneys. The event is free to attend, and the RSVP due date was March... Read More
Undergraduate students from across Massachusetts are selected to present the results of their research, creative work,  independent study, community service, or study abroad. The conference is attended by students, faculty, and the public.

Internships and Employment

UMass Athletics is currently looking for tutors for our student-athletes. In order to tutor a course for UMass Athletics, a student must have received a “B” or better in the course they intend/wish to tutor. We are especially looking for tutors in the following courses/areas of focus: PUBHLTH 223... Read More
University of Massachusetts students interested in PR, marketing, sales, and social media are being asked to apply for committee openings with the McCormack Future Leaders Conference (FLC). These yearlong volunteer positions offer students unparalleled experiential learning opportunities and the... Read More
Do you want to learn about climate communication? Do you want to help climate science reach the hands of those who really need it? The Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC) seeks an undergraduate student with exceptional writing, data management, and... Read More

Academic Opportunities

First-year and sophomore students— Want to build community and create change? Want to develop pathways for learning and work in areas you care about? The Citizen Scholars Program (CSP) combines four courses and work with local community organizations such as Safe Passage, MASSPIRG, Amherst... Read More
The deadline to apply for Research Assistant Fellowships for Fall 2017 is Monday, March 27, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Guidelines: https://www.honors.umass.edu/scholarship/research-assistant-fellowships Students... Read More
The UMass Amherst Libraries invite submissions for the Friends of the Library Undergraduate Research Award. The deadline is March 24, 2017. Submission guidelines and evaluation criteria are available at: http://bit.ly/flura2017 The ninth annual Friends of the... Read More


We are looking for student Marshalling help with the Commencement Weekend event for the graduating Commonwealth Honors College seniors - The Celebration of Excellence. It takes place on Friday, May 12th at 1:30 in the Mullins Center. Please contact Jennifer Bennett, Assistant to the Dean,... Read More
Students interested in health care careers are invited to network with alumni physicians, dentists, and physical therapists as well as UMass Amherst faculty. The keynote speakers during dinner are Dr. Thomas F. Burke ‘84, Chief of Global Health and Human Rights at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr... Read More

From the Dean: All Good News!

We're looking for a student speaker for the Celebration of Excellence -- Friday, May 12, at 1:30 p.m. in the Mullins Center. If you're interested in applying to be this speaker, please send a 3-4 page (double spaced) sample (speaking time at the ceremony will be 3-5 minutes, total) to Jennifer... Read More

Scholarships and Support

The International Scholars Program is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. The program is open to all first-year honors students in good standing who plan to spend all or part of their junior year studying abroad. Benefits of the program include limited funding for study... Read More
Are you an undergraduate student with financial need (demonstrated via your FAFSA) who is interested in research, an internship, or service activity that complements your campus course work or major? The Maureen Flanagan Scholarship was created to support undergraduate students who have financial... Read More