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What's New at Honors

November 14, 2016 to November 20, 2016

In this issue

Innovation Challenge Application Deadline

Lecture: Early-Life Chemical Exposures and Female Puberty-Related Outcomes in Animal Models

Native Heritage Month: Lecture by Gyasi Ross

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)

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

Apply to the Grassroots Community Organizing, Anthro 380!

Deadline: Submission of Honors Course Contracts

Thanksgiving Recess

Friday Class Schedule

Campus Announcements and Activities

Innovation Challenge Application Deadline

The Innovation Challenge Seed Pitch Competition awards up to $15,000 in equity-free funding for teams of students with a business venture or idea. In this closed-door competition, all teams are... Read More

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.

Announcements

Lecture: Early-Life Chemical Exposures and Female Puberty-Related Outcomes in Animal Models

Dr. Suzanne Fenton’s current research is designed to understand mechanisms underlying the effects of early life exposures that lead to persistent changes in breast tissue and enhance disease... Read More

Native Heritage Month: Lecture by Gyasi Ross

Leading Native American author, social activist and commentator will speak on intersections of Native life and national dialogues on race and racism.  5:30-6:30 pm - Dinner and Networking 6:30-7:30... Read More

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Events This Week

Ruth Ravina Presents Experience as Holocaust Survivor 11/14/2016 - 10:00am

 

Cultivating a Supportive Culture for International Students 11/14/2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

 

Native Heritage Month: Lecture by Gyasi Ross 11/14/2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm Campus Center 10th Floor Room 1009

 

SHAHA - Campus Storytellers 11/15/2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm CHC Events Hall - 160 East and West

 

Friday Class Schedule 11/16/2016 (All day)

 

Second Annual Tower Run at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library 11/17/2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm W.E.B. Du Bois Library

 

Lecture: Why Are All the Black Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? 11/18/2016 - 11:00am CHC Events Hall

 

Thanksgiving Recess 11/20/2016 (All day) to 11/27/2016 (All day)

 

Bragging Writes

Honors InSight

Love, The Old Man: All The Small Things

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