Archive | September, 2011

Jerusalem Boulevard II [Recommended Event]

27 Sep

Honors is currently hosting a one-credit course, “Eye on Israel:  Photography of the Middle East,” whose instructor, Sharon Ya’ari, is a Shusterman Foundation Visiting Artist from Israel.

He will be giving a talk about his own work on Wednesday, October 5th, at 6:15 p.m. in Room 114 of the Smith Hall. His illustrated presentation, which is called “Jerusalem Boulevard II,” is sure to be lively and compelling.

You’re all highly encouraged to attend!

An Open Letter about the Dual Campus Plan

27 Sep

You might have seen a letter to the editor I wrote that got published online at the GWHatchet.  You can read what they published here, but it’s pretty heavily edited —  they even took out the fact that I’m an Honors alum!  For your reading pleasure, I’m including the complete (unedited) letter here.

If you want to join the conversation too, I encourage you to join us at the online town hall forums.

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Food for Thought with Professor Vann [Event]

27 Sep

Join us for the first food for thought of the year!  Professor Cheryl Vann will be joining us for a small, informal discussion about some of her amazing summer travels!

We provide the lunch, you just show up and be ready to join the conversation.

From Kurukshetra to Qutb Minar to Khan Market: An Excursion into India’s Past and Present.

Thursday, October 13th at 12pm in the UHP Club Room.

The Best Mode of Transport

Prof. Vann in India

Beginning with Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of the Mahabharata to the advent of the Muslim Sultans to one of Delhi’s most popular markets today, we will explore aspects of India’s fabulous history.

This event is so exclusive we can’t even post it on Facebook!  Seats are extremely limited, so sign up online right now!

(Hint: if the registration form doesn’t load right way, just hit refresh.)

Reminder – Freshman Small Group Meetings

27 Sep

UHP Freshmen!

If you haven’t yet, be sure to sign up for a small group meeting. This month, we’ll be discussing:

  • anxiety and stress
  • four year planning
  • spring registration
  • goals reflection
  • learning style assessment

You can sign up for any remaining times here.

Meet the Professor: Theo Christov

26 Sep
Theo Christov

Prof. Theo Christov

Hi UHP-ers,

During the New Faculty Orientation, just shortly before the rocky and earth-shattering welcome Washington gave me, an incoming professor in the Sciences asked me what I will be teaching at GW. When I told him Intellectual History, he looked at me, quite puzzled: ‘So is the rest of history then… non-intellectual?’. After that question, I could not bring myself and tell him that my primary appointment is, in fact, in Honors. Imagine, intellectual history and honors: could one get any more snobbish, I am sure he would have thought. And yet, the pursuit of ideas is more than an academic title: it is a journey.

It is this journey for ideas that brought me to America when I was your age. The journey began in the early 1990’s when I was a freshman in high school, learning English for the first time. I had received a 1992 calendar-book from the Voice of America- the venerable voice of truth in Communist Bulgaria, where I grew up. The calendar had photographs of the most famous Washington landmarks, which, frankly, reminded me of imperial Rome. Little did I know that, two decades later, I would end up living right here, in Washington.

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