Archive | November, 2011

Studying Abroad? Let us know.

24 Nov

Before you fall into your post-Thanksgiving food coma, take a moment to inform us if you’re studying abroad next semester.

The Study Abroad Form is online, quick and easy.  Do it now!

UHP SURE Winners Announced

22 Nov

Congratulations to winners of the UHP SURE Award for this semester!  Students who win the Sigelman Undergraduate Research Enhancement Award use the funds to further their own research.

Sarah Freeman-Woolpert will travel to Kathmandu, Nepal with help from the UHP/SURE Award for six weeks to research the approaches of NGOs who work on this issue of prison children as well as the collaboration or lack thereof between these groups. Her research will be conducted by visiting these organizations on a weekly basis and keeping detailed records of provisions for housing, nutrition, medical attention and educational programs. By interviewing the administrators and staff members, she will gain a broader understanding of how these organizations pool resources and collaborate their efforts, or what hindrances prevent them from working together.  Not only will this research provide an opportunity to gather information on approaches in Kathmandu to address incarceration of children, it will also explore the question of how non-governmental organizations utilize or avoid collaboration to further their impact and unite their approaches.

Sushmitha Rajeevan will use the UHP/SURE Award to purchase a CC2530 Development Kit from Texas Instruments, vital in implementing her planned wireless network to support a wireless health monitoring system.  This device will remotely measure, record and display the vital signs of an individual including: heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, blood-oxygen level, respiratory rate and orientation.  It will also emit a sound alarm and turn on an LED indicator when vital signs rise or fall to dangerous levels.  No device like it is available today, it will be the first of its kind.

Congratulations to the winners, and we hope you’ll all apply again in the spring semester!

Get your ticket for the Student-Faculty Dinner

22 Nov

You could be this happy too.

Join us at our Student-Faculty Dinner — one of our most popular events of the year! All UHP students and faculty are invited to attend. It will be a night of great food and fun at the all-you-care-to-eat buffet! And you care to eat, we know.

Friday, December 9th from 5-7pm

Chalin’s Restaraunt

(Formerly Charlie Chiang’s)

1912 Eye Street NW

Remember, you can show up anytime between 5 and 7, and leave anytime between 5-7.

Students MUST purchase a $5 ticket at the UHP office to attend (cash only.)

While you’re here, grab Faculty Invite to give to your favorite non-UHP professor! (All UHP Profs are already invited.)

$5 cash for students, Faculty free!

You can RSVP here on Facebook. Don’t forget to buy your ticket!

Check out the UHP in GWToday! [Good Article]

21 Nov

Here’s a good article that I can’t wait to share!  There’s a great “inside the UHP” slice of life scoop in GWToday, and if you haven’t read it yet, you should really do so now!

From the article

When Ms. Kaplan learned she had a few open elective spots for her last semester, she immediately looked at the honors courses.

“I know that the professor will be incredible and invested in my learning, my peers will be engaged, and that I will remember the class five, 10 and 20 years from now,” she said.

The program doesn’t only focus on the students’ academic development. The small honors courses that allow students to get to know each other help to pave the way for communication outside the classroom. The honors program townhouse, located at 714 21st St. NW, is a place where students can relax, talk and study, and freshmen also have the option to live in honors housing together.

Aw shucks, guys.  You’re making us blush!

Have a Great Professor? Nominate Them!

21 Nov

It’s the time of year to give thanks, so show a little love to your favorite professors (we imagine maybe a few are UHP profs?) and nominate your best professors for the GW Teaching Awards!

In the last round, Prof. Houston Miller was a recipient of the Bender award.  This year, we hope to see even more UHP professors nominated!

It doesn’t take long to nominate a professor,  so this year while you’re home for Thanksgiving, take some time to give thanks to the professors that do so much for you.

You can find out more about the awards and how to nominate here.

Brief nominations for all three awards are due by December 16 and supporting materials must be submitted by January 13.

You’re all Honors students after all, so do the honorable thing and honor our Honors profs.