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What's New at Honors

November 07, 2016 to November 13, 2016

In this issue

New Honors Course for CHC juniors: How the 1960s Changed America

SHAHA - Campus Storytellers

CHC Hiring a Photographer

Ruth Ravina Presents Experience as Holocaust Survivor

Honors Course and India Trip May 2017

Quilt for Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Awareness

Undergraduate Sustainability Research Award

Hult Prize Foundation Competition

Cultivating a Supportive Culture for International Students

GERMAN 365: BERLIN – GLOBAL CITY (GenEd Global Diversity)

Info Session: Isenberg's One-Year Master of Science in Business and Analytics

Transit Services Hiring Bus Drivers

Lecture: Why Are All the Black Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

CHC Hiring Communications Assistants

New Winter Course: Psychological and Academic Benefits of Sports and Physical Activity for Youth

Apply to the Grassroots Community Organizing, Anthro 380!

Second Annual Tower Run at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library

Deadline: Submission of Honors Course Contracts

Thanksgiving Recess

Friday Class Schedule

Holiday - Veterans' Day

Registration for Spring 2017 Semester Begins

Academic Opportunities

New Honors Course for CHC juniors: How the 1960s Changed America

CHC juniors: there's a new honors course just for you! Enroll in "HONORS 390EH: How the 1960s Changed America" to learn about the decade that has shaped today's social, political, artistic, and... Read More

Honors Course and India Trip May 2017

Enroll in Intro to World Religions, History 112H, an honors course that culminates in a trip to Pune, India from May 15-May 27, 2017. History 112H introduces students to the history, philosophy,... Read More

New Winter Course: Psychological and Academic Benefits of Sports and Physical Activity for Youth

Interested in how exercise can benefit the mind? Want to learn how to make those benefits accessible to all school-aged chidlren? Take EDUC 397JA this winter. Earn 3 credits with this online course,... Read More

Apply to the Grassroots Community Organizing, Anthro 380!

Are you interested in social justice, activism, and community organizing? You might be interested in applying for Grassroots Community Organizing, a 5-credit honors class with an Alternative Spring... Read More

SHAHA - Campus Storytellers

Shaha: The Storytellers is a peer education theatre troupe of undergraduate students that supports Residential Life's commitment to creating and sustaining inclusive, socially-just communities by... Read More

Quilt for Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Awareness

Join Commonwealth Honors College in creating a quilt display to increase community awareness about sexual assault and sexual violence. The intent of this display is to celebrate survival and healing... Read More

Second Annual Tower Run at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library

UMass Amherst students, faculty and staff are invited to register for the second annual Tower Run at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. The Tower Run offers the opportunity to run the 440 steps of the Du... Read More

Internships and Employment

CHC Hiring a Photographer

An undergraduate student with excellent photography skills and a flexible schedule is needed to cover occasional CHC events and activities, and also take portrait photos of students, faculty and... Read More

Transit Services Hiring Bus Drivers

UMass Amherst Transit Services is seeking prospective bus drivers. Bus drivers will be trained to receive the Class B Commercial Driver's License to operate the buses. All associated license fees... Read More

CHC Hiring Communications Assistants

Commonwealth Honors College seeks two Honors students with exceptional writing skills to serve as communications assistants beginning in the spring 2017 semester. Orientation and training will begin... Read More

Campus Announcements and Activities

Ruth Ravina Presents Experience as Holocaust Survivor

The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies will host a presentation by Ruth Ravina, a Survivor of the Holocaust from Poland. Ruth Ravina was born in Kozienice, Poland in 1937.  She was... Read More

Hult Prize Foundation Competition

The Hult Prize Foundation is a start-up accelerator for budding young social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities. The Social Entrepreneurship Club is hosting the 2nd annual Hult... Read More

Cultivating a Supportive Culture for International Students

El-Houcin Chaqra will present "Cultivating a Supportive Culture for International Students" as part of International Education Week. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to join the... Read More

Lecture: Why Are All the Black Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita at Spelman College, will present Why Are All the Black Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race in the 21st Century... Read More

Thanksgiving Recess

No classes will be held Sunday, November 20 through Sunday, November 27. Classes resume Monday, November 28.

Friday Class Schedule

A Friday class schedule will be followed on Wednesday, November 16.

Holiday - Veterans' Day

No classes will be held on Friday, November 11.

Registration for Spring 2017 Semester Begins

Registration for the spring 2017 semester begins on November 7.

Scholarships and Support

Undergraduate Sustainability Research Award

The UMass Amherst Libraries invite submissions for the Undergraduate Sustainability Research Award. All currently enrolled undergraduate UMass Amherst students, part or full-time, are eligible. For... Read More

Announcements

GERMAN 365: BERLIN – GLOBAL CITY (GenEd Global Diversity)

Need to fulfill your GenEd Global Diversity requirement next semester? Check out GERMAN 365: BERLIN – GLOBAL CITY! In this course you will focus on how Berlin is represented as a global city with... Read More

Info Session: Isenberg's One-Year Master of Science in Business and Analytics

Come learn about a new opportunity from the Isenberg Graduate & Professional Programs: One-Year Master of Science in Business & Analytics (MSB&A). This 1-year accelerated on-campus... Read More

Deadline: Submission of Honors Course Contracts

Students must use CHC PATHS to submit spring 2017 course contracts for an Honors Independent Study (ISH) or an Honors Thesis/Project (499Y/T/P) no later than Wednesday, December 14.

Events This Week

Registration for Spring 2017 Semester Begins 11/07/2016 (All day)

 

Quilt for Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Awareness 11/07/2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

 

Info Session: Isenberg's One-Year Master of Science in Business and Analytics 11/09/2016 - 5:30pm Isenberg 210

 

Pizza and Prof: Streaming Recognition: Race, Digital Culture, and Technologies of Protest 11/09/2016 - 5:45pm CHC Events Hall - 160 East

 

Holiday - Veterans' Day 11/11/2016 (All day)

 

Bragging Writes

Honors InSight

Dining Diaries: Writer's Block=Pizza

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