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From the Dean: All Good News!

David Oshinsky, professor of history at NYU and Director of the Division of Medical Humanities at NYU Langone Health, will present the 2018 Kathryn and Paul Williamson Lecture on April 24. His talk, which is free and open to the public, is entitled "Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem... Read More
Paige Warren, associate professor of environmental conservation, will present the Daffodil Lecture "From a Silent Spring to a Noisy One: The Domestication of Biodiversity in an Urbanizing World." Cities can be sources of novelty, hotspots of resource inputs, and drivers of evolutionary change--but... Read More

Academic Opportunities

Honors 323H, Junior Year Common Experience: How the 1960s Changed America 
Lecture: Wednesdays 4-5:30PM.
See SPIRE for discussion sections. Attention CHC juniors and seniors: enroll now in the innovative honors course "How the 1960s Changed America." As a General Education SB and DU... Read More
Learn about the history of the Asian/Pacific/Americans in a meaningful and in-depth way. The course deals with not only the history of Asian/Pacific/Americans but also the principles and practice of civic-engagement. Apart from readings and reports, there will be two structured visits to the... Read More
Applications are open for the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) 2018-2019 Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence. This opportunity for undergraduate students from historicially underrepresented groups offers a paid internship working in the discipline of library and information... Read More

Scholarships and Support

Learn the ins and outs of applying for the English Teaching Assistant (ETA) component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program (application deadline is in September 2018.) Discover the potentional rewards of teaching English as a second language in a community overseas.Come to one of our workshops:... Read More
Get a competitive edge by mastering the Fulbright U.S. Student Program Research Grant application process. Learn tips and strategies for formulating your overseas research proposal and choosing which country best suits your research goals. Come to one of ONSA's workshops:Wednesday, April 18 at 2:30... Read More
This session introduces you to three major scholarships for teaching, study, research, and professional development in Asia--the Luce, Schwarzman, and Fulbright scholarships. Come check out these opportunities to expand your knowledge overseas in an Asian country.  Plan early, ask questions, and... Read More
Learn about applying for post-graduate nationally competitive scholarships that bring students to research arenas and universities in the British Isles and Ireland. You’ll hear about opportunities for such scholarships as Gates-Cambridge, Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Churchill, to name a few.... Read More


Are you presenting at or attending the Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference? For the latest updates and news, follow @MassURC on Twitter, massachusetts_urc on Instagram, and... Read More
The Commonwealth Honors College is collecting photos to showcase seniors' journey through both the Honors College and UMass. Photos will be used to create a slideshow to be displayed during the Celebration of Excellence ceremony on... Read More
Ceremony to Recognize Commonwealth Honors College Graduates.The Commonwealth Honors College “Celebration of Excellence” will take place on Friday May 11, at the Mullins Center.Graduates are asked to arrive at 12:15 p.m. wearing their cap and gown. The procession will begin at 1:15 p.m. and the ... Read More
Volunteer to be a Marshal for the 2018 Celebration of Excellence on Friday, May 11th at 1:30 pm, in the Mullins Center.  During this Commonwealth Honors College event, we acknowledgethe achievements of all graduating CHC seniors and present them with their gold stoles. We need the help of first-... Read More

Honors College Events

This public panel discussion will explore the overuse of antibiotics and the dangers of antibiotic resistance. Topics will include: - Current practices contributing to the overuse of antibiotics - Superbugs and antibiotic resistance- Promoting new regimens and antibiotic stewardshipSpeakers will... Read More
Do you have a little time to make a big difference in the life of a child? Do you like working with children? The "Big Brothers Big Sisters Program" may be for you. The CHC will be holding a Big Brothers Big Sisters Information Sessions at 2:00pm and 3:00pm on April 12th. In these sessions, you... Read More
Today, the Smithsonian holds more than 2 million cultural artifacts. But where did these objects come from? Why were they brought to a museum in Washington D.C. and what motivated people to work hard to preserve them for so many years? This talk will explore how "salvage anthropology" became a... Read More

Internships and Employment

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 a UMass undergraduate student with exceptional writing, data... Read More
Attention CHC rising sophomores and rising juniors!The CHC is hiring Student Ambassadors for the next academic year (there may be an opportunity to work in the summer as well). CHC Student Ambassadors work with the Recruitment and Outreach Unit to provide support for outreach efforts to prospective... Read More

Open Courses

KIN597W: ST: Wearable Technologies-Objective Monitoring of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior is a 3 credit (there is an option to audit), graduate level course which provides a thorough overview of using wearable technologies to objectively monitor physical activity and sedentary behavior in... Read More

Campus Announcements and Activities

On April 28, stop by the 4th Annual CHC Carnival. This event will take place from 12-4:00 p.m. in the Commonwealth Honors College Residential Area, and will be open to all students. There will be a variety of activities and events on the Honors College concourse between the residential halls. 
The UMass Amherst Job Shadows program is now accepting student applications.The UMass Amherst Job Shadow Program creates the opportunity for students to experience a day in the life of an alumnus. Through both one-on-one shadow opportunities, as well as group days, students will become more... Read More
ASL Workshop- Saturday, April 14th 1-3pm ILC S231Come join NSSLHA for an American Sign Language workshop taught by Professor Ruth Moore! You will learn basic signs and vocabulary to gain conversational skills in sign language. The $5 admission includes a raffle ticket for a FREE Kaplan Prep course... Read More
April 3: Resources for Research Kate Freedman - Reference Librarian, WEB DuBois Library  Explore the research and writing process in more depth. Find resources and strategies for researching your thesis or project. University librarian Kate Freedman will walk you through the steps of... Read More
The Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference welcomes students from any of the Commonwealth's public college and university campuses to present their research. This year's conference will be April 27, 2018 in the Campus Center. Learn more about the conference here.