Archive | April, 2012

UHPers Dominate Rice, Gamow, and Provost/OVPR Research Prizes!

30 Apr

Congratulations to the winners of the George Gamow, Luther Rice and Provost/OVPR research prizes! Honors students made up 22% of the winners of these prestigious awards, while the UHP makes up less than 5% of the total student population at GW.

UHPers Adam Bethke and Michelle Kuhn received the Provost/ OVPR Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

UHPers Madison Boggs, Alexandra Kralick, Julia Wagner and Hannah Wendling were selected for the Gamow Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program. The Gamow provides funding to undergraduates who submit a proposal with a faculty member to conduct research, scholarship or creative activity.

UHPers Jeremy Barr, Jeffrey Messina, Josh Rivers and Paul Seltzer won the Luther Rice Collaborative Fellowship, which requires a significant, focused examination of an idea or an area of inquiry. The research should result in work that could merit presentation or publication in a scholarly venue.

Also, congratulations to the five UHP freshman whose writings on the summer reading, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, were chosen for the anthology. Kevin Frey, Shira Herald, Jacob Learned, Michelle Stuhlmacher and Brooke Talbot were among 16 freshman chosen to have their responses published. If you’d like to read their pieces, we have a copy in the townhouse for your perusal!

Honors Students, Honoring a Hero [Good Article!]

30 Apr

There are two great articles today that prominently feature Honors students and an organization called Babies Behind Bars. The title of their organization isn’t just a clever play on words — they’re actually working to keep innocent children out of prison.  Continue reading

Dr. Vann on the Road Again

30 Apr

Congrats to our very own Prof. Vann!

Dr. Cheryl Vann was selected to participate in the The Japan Studies Association Freeman Summer Institute for incorporating Japan Studies into the undergraduate curriculum.  The three week intensive workshop on Japan will take place from May 20th to June 8th. The workshop will be held at Tokai International College in Honolulu,Hawaii.  Tokai International College is the only American campus of Tokai University Educational System in Japan.

The workshop will cover a wide variety of topics relating to Japan, including history, politics, literature, business, Japanese language, and the arts. Its primary purpose is to introduce participants into all aspects of Japanese society so that they can return to their institutions and infuseJapanstudies into their courses.

The workshop will have multiple instructors, primarily drawn from theUniversityofHawaii, but also including noted scholars from other universities.

Miss DC: From the UHP?

30 Apr

This post was written by UHPer Siddhi Salvi.

Many of you may know me as the spunky little Indian girl around the honors program, however you may not have known that I am a finalist in the Miss District of Columbia Pageant this upcoming June. This pageant is through the Miss America Organization and has an Interview, Talent, Swimsuit, Evening Gown, and On-Stage question component. I auditioned for the pageant in late April and am thrilled to have made it as a finalist! This is my first pageant, but more than that it is a great chance for me to grow as a young woman. After meeting all of the contestants, I am amazed at how well spoken, kind, smart, and put together everyone is! They inspire me to try my best and give this my all!

However, I cannot do this without your support. Please help me raise $5,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and save the lives of many children. You can donate at: Also, if you choose, feel free to follow my journey on my blog at: “

Studying Abroad? Don’t Leave Us in the Dark

26 Apr

We only ask two things of students who go abroad 1) send us a postcard, and 2) complete the Study Abroad Form so we know that you’re gone.

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