Archive | August, 2011

Do Research for Prof. Shepherd, get 1-Credit! [Research Assistantship]

31 Aug

This just in from our very own Professor Shepherd:

Researcher: Chinese Heritage Policies

This position involves background research for a book project on the politics, practice, and purposes of cultural heritage preservation in China. The research assistant will conduct Chinese language database searches for Chinese government documents including policy papers, laws, and regulations; collect articles written by Chinese scholars on cultural heritage, cultural preservation, and museums in China; and briefly summarize in a paragraph the primary main arguments and subjects of each piece of data. The historical scope of the project is from 1911 until the present, with an emphasis on contemporary issues.

This position requires a very high level of literacy in Chinese and a minimum average of about three hours per week, though each week will vary.  We will also meet bi-weekly to discuss findings.

In addition to receiving 1 academic credit, the successful candidate will also be acknowledged in the published version of this work, a monograph in a series by Springer Press that is co-sponsored by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), an international body affiliated with UNESCO.

Email Professor Shepherd at if you’re interested.

Democratic Campaign Internship

31 Aug

Democratic Campaign Internship

Less Than 70 Days Until the 2011 General Election

Interested in gaining campaign experience this fall?

Progressive Democratic candidate, Barbara Favola, running for the Virginia state senate seeks fall Field Organizer Interns.  Learn valuable skills.  Earn school credit.  Build your resume. Work with fun people.

Responsibilities Include:

– Managing targeted precincts and tracking voter contact

– Recruiting and Training Volunteers

– Contacting and Persuading Voters

– Data Entry

Great opportunity for college students, and recent college graduates.  For more information or to schedule an interview email:

Campaign is based in Arlington, VA

Recommended Event: Staged Reading of Vanishing Point

31 Aug

Join Horizons Theatre for a free staged reading, as part of the Page-to-Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center, of Vanishing Point, a novel in verse by Jeri Kroll, novelist and poet from Australia, adapted for the stage and directed by Leslie Jacobson, on Monday, Sept. 5th, at 1 p.m. on the Millennium Stage (South). Read on for more: Continue reading

Join us in the Mountains

31 Aug

Join fellow Honors students for the Stephens’ Hike along 5 miles of the Appalachian Trail on the crest of South Mountain in western Maryland. This won’t be a strenuous hike, more like a walk in the woods with a little scrambling in places to add some variety. Seats are limited and open to all Honors students. Transportation there and back, and lunch are included.

This is a well-loved tradition in the UHP, and seats fill up quickly — so hurry and reserve yours now! You can check out pics from other hikes at our Facebook page.

  • Costs $5 (Cash)
  • Saturday, September 10th, 9am-6pm (leaving from the University Honors Program Office)
  • DEADLINE to sign up: Wednesday, September 7th

Stop by the office to leave $5 to reserve your spot.

Then, RSVP on Facebook! Yay! Social media!


George Stephens served for years as the deputy director of the University Honors Program. His commitment to the honors program was genuine, and he cared deeply about his students. George was an accomplished, field-based geologist with a wide range of scientific interests. He led the annual Honors hike every year, and the hike is now named in his honor.

It’s HELApalooza!

30 Aug
It's HELApalooza!