Archive | December, 2010

UHPers Featured at Planet Forward Film Festival!

21 Dec

Congrats to Prof. Houston Miller’s freshman science course, whose Vitalgae project was featured in the winning video at the Planet Forward Film Festival!

That’s awesome!

You can watch the video below, and read more about it here.  Pay special attention right around the 2-minute mark!  Awesome!

Follow Us on Facebook

21 Dec

Like us? Like us!

Like us? Like us!

If you’re not a fan of subscribing to RSS feeds but you do enjoy the occasional social media site (à la Twitter and Facebook), you can still keep up with the latest and greatest UHP posts at your preferred online destination.

We’re sure you’re looking forward (or already are) enjoying your well-deserved time off over this break, so put your feet up, relax, and hang out on Facebook with us. We promise we won’t fill your feed with updates from Farmville.

Pictures! Pictures! [Pictures]

20 Dec


We just posted a whole bunch of photos on our Facebook wall.

Most of you students are home already for winter break.  So, while you’re there, you can show your parents and friends the fun you have at the UHP.

Check out the three new albums:

Science Poster Session

Student-Faculty Dinner (Holiday Party!) at Charlie Chiang’s

Holiday House Decorating Party

And BTW, the best holiday gift you can give to the UHP is becoming our fan on Facebook.
(Even though it’s not technically called becoming a “fan” anymore, it sounds better than asking you to become our “liker”)

Work for Greater DC Cares [Internships]

14 Dec

With 20 years of experience, Greater DC Cares is the leading and largest coordinator of volunteerism in the region. Greater DC Cares comprehensively mobilizes volunteers and strengthens nonprofits to better impact communities and the key issues in the Greater DC Region. Currently, we have 4 intern openings: Volunteer Programs Intern, Resource Development Intern, Nonprofit Outreach & Development Intern and Partner Services Intern (See attached job descriptions for further information, and how to apply).

Volunteer Services Intern

Nonprofit Outreach Development Intern

Partner Services Intern

Resource Development Intern

Work for Sweet Charity [Internship]

14 Dec
Sweet Charity has been rated as one of Washington’s Top 100 Events and showcases over sixty award winning chefs hosting sweet and savory tasting stations, food demonstrations, a silent auction, and a chocolate fashion show! Proceeds from Sweet Charity ticket sales help The Heart of America Foundation provide thousands of books for children living in poverty in the DC metropolitan area.

At The Heart of America Foundation (a national nonprofit), we uniquely combine volunteerism and literacy to provide children in need with the tools to read, succeed and make a difference. We put books into the hands of children in need while transforming school libraries in under-served communities into vital and vibrant centers of learning that become the heart of a school. Since 1997, we have provided children living in poverty with over two million library and take-home books, and engaged volunteers in more than one million hours of service to the community.

These positions are unpaid;
however provide interns with an opportunity to develop essential professional skills, gain unique events and design experience, and to make valuable contacts.

1 Intern – Silent Auction
• 3 days a week
• Research potential donors
• Develop and maintain a database of mailings, contacts and bidders
• Mail out donation requests
• Track received donations
• Develop packages for silent auction
• Write descriptions for silent auction book
• Manage silent auction on night of event
• Provide administrative support for Host Committee subcommittee

1 Intern – Marketing and Design
• 2-3 days a week
• Assist with design and production of Sweet Charity promotion materials
• Maintain social media websites in order to promote the event
• Create e-blasts and submit free event listings
• Assist with implementation of Sweet Charity marketing plan
• Provide administrative support for Host Committee subcommittee

To apply, send resume, cover letter and 2 references to, with subject line, “Sweet Charity Internship.”

Any questions can also be sent to For more information about the Heart of America, visit