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Academic Opportunities

Five College junior and senior undergraduate students are eligible to apply for the 2018 Digital Humanities Student Fellowship. Up to five fellowships will be awarded for creative and/or scholarly projects that bring the humanities together with technology and digital resources. The fellowship... Read More
CHC Juniors: CHC is offering an interdisciplinary course that brings Honors students together. In the Junior Year Common Experience: How the 1960s Changed America course, students will become acquainted with several different perspectives on the 1960s, all of which illuminate aspects of the U.S.... Read More
Why Fruit Flies may Someday Save Your Life: A Discussion of Model Organisms, Nobel Prizes, and Cancer It may surprise you to learn that fruit fly researchers often forget that fruit flies are insects. Indeed, we often think of the fruit flies, like Drosophila melanogaster, as simplified humans or... Read More
The CHC Writing Coach, Dixie Brown, is available in the CHCRC Elm classroom wing (room 235) on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons to work with CHC students on their writing – structure and editing, style and process, class papers and thesis sections. See... Read More

Scholarships and Support

Are you interested in making study abroad a part of your academic experience? Consider applying to the International Scholars Program. Benefits of this program include limited funding for study aboroad through scholarships, seminars, and study abroad advising. The session will take place on the 3rd... Read More
Are you interested in making study abroad a part of your academic experience? Consider applying to the International Scholars Program. Benefits of this program include limited funding for study abroad through scholarships, seminars, and study abroad advising. The session will take place on the 3rd... Read More
Are you planning to apply for a CHC scholarship? This year, CHC and BDIC will be using an online system for scholarship applications, Academic Works. Join us for an information session about Academic Works, and learn how to use this system to apply for scholarships and get started filling out your... Read More
Are you planning to apply for a CHC scholarship? This year, CHC and BDIC will be using an online system for scholarship applications, Academic Works. Join us for an information session about Academic Works, and learn how to use this system to apply for scholarships and get started filling out your... Read More
Are you planning to apply for a CHC scholarship? This year, CHC and BDIC will be using an online system for scholarship applications, Academic Works. Join us for an information session about Academic Works, and learn how to use this system to apply for scholarships and get started filling out your... Read More
Calling all CHC English, History, Political Science, Communication, Economics, and Psychology Majors! Applications are now open for the... 2018 UMass Oxford Summer Seminar! The Summer Seminar is a 6-week program of study at Trinity College (part of Oxford University) in Oxford, England. Started... Read More
Calling all CHC English, History, Political Science, Communication, Economics, and Psychology Majors! Applications are now open for the... 2018 UMass Oxford Summer Seminar! The Summer Seminar is a 6-week program of study at Trinity College (part of Oxford University) in Oxford, England.  Started... Read More

Internships and Employment

Commonwealth Honors College is hiring an Undergraduate Research Conference Coordinator and Administrative Support staff member. This position takes the lead in planning and organizing the statewide Undergraduate Research Conference, which takes place annually at the end of April. Duties include... Read More
Applications for R.A. and Peer Mentor positions are due Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 12 p.m. To apply, visit: umass.erezlife.com Why be a Resident Assistant? You can:  Promote a safe and inclusive community Become a leader among your peers Connect residents with resources across campus  Why be... Read More

Open Courses

Attention Juniors! A 3-credit thesis preparation class is being offered in Spring 2018. Honors 399H, Critical Approaches to Thesis Research, is oriented toward students in the social sciences and humanities. It will focus on how to begin your independent thesis or project. The course will function... Read More

Campus Announcements and Activities

On Monday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies will host the event “Knowledge Across Borders: a Celebration of US-Mexico Scholarly Exchange." The event will highlight important intellectual developments achieved through transnational... Read More
Jennifer Lawless, Professor of Government and Director of the Women and Politics Institute at American University, will present "Why Women Don’t Run for Office and What Happens When They Do." She will discuss claims of bias against female candidates in American politics, and argue that the problem... Read More
Come learn about the Udall Scholarship — a funded opportunity for sophomores and juniors committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. This info session includes the ins and outs of the application process, and an opportunity to ask questions... Read More