Archive | October, 2012

Norway and the Holocaust – The Untold Story [Events]

31 Oct

The Royal Norwegian Embassy, the Norwegian American organizations of metropolitan Washington and the George Washington University are joining forces to present

An opportunity to hear  Irene Levin Berman, Child Holocaust Survivor and Author of “We Are Going to Pick Potatoes”: Norway and the Holocaust, The Untold Story speak.

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We’re Fans of Voting Here at the UHP!

31 Oct

We’re also fans of Halloween!  That’s why we had an awesome Halloween Party last Friday.  If you weren’t able to make it, check out the pictures of the event.

2011’s Pumpkin Carving Contest Winner

If you’re itching for a little voting that an absentee ballot didn’t fix, check out this link to look at, and vote for, the best pumpkins!

Vote by liking the pumpkin(s) you like best in the album.  

Shameless begging to get your friends to vote for your pic is fine — just make sure they know to “like” the photo in our album (and not accidentally “like” a re-share or re-post. HEY WE DIDN’T MAKE FACEBOOK, WE JUST HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT.)

While we’re always a fan of you liking our content (speaking of which, you should like us on facebook to keep getting great updates and important information), votes must be cast by 10am on Monday, November 5th to count.   Remember, just like a regular election, if you don’t vote by the time the polls close, your opinion won’t be heard.  So vote now!

The winner of this contest doesn’t get to be president, but they do win a prize!

What’s Up Alum?: Cassandra Good

30 Oct

This post is written by Cassandra Good. Cassandra Good graduated from the University Honors Program with a bachelor’s in American Studies in 2004 and with her master’s in American Studies in 2005 through a combined BA/MA program.  She interned at the Smithsonian while at GW, then worked there for two years after graduation in new media and research.  She received her PhD in History from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2012 and is now Assistant Editor at the Papers of James Monroe at the University of Mary Washington.

Cassandra Good

My path at GW, and especially in the UHP, was unusual—but then, part of what’s great about GW is the opportunity to follow the path that works best for you.  I arrived planning to major in English, but by my second semester I realized that my real passion for literature was understanding how it reflected and shaped history and culture.  I found American Studies, a major I had never even heard of, and dove headlong into courses in that department.  So I had two intellectual homes at GW, in townhouses then down the street from each other on G St, at the UHP and American Studies.  Continue reading

Registration, Scheduling, and Advising Help

30 Oct

The superstorm knocked us out for a couple days, but so long as the University is back up and operational this week, we’ll be back to help you figure out your schedule in time for registration! Here’s what you can do:

1) Email as many of your questions and completed approval forms (for CCAS students to get their holds lifted) as you can! You can email right to Liz or Catherine, or to

2) Attend the hold removal/schedule advising bagel party on Wednesday from 10am-12pm in the UHP town house in Foggy Bottom.

3) Attend walk-in hours on Thursday, Friday, and Monday (11/1, 11/2, 11/5).  From 10am-4pm on both campuses, walk in for advising.  It’s first come, first served, so come early (and maybe bring some homework to read if you have to wait.)

4) Attend evening walk-in hours in Foggy Bottom from 5-7pm on Wednesday.

5) Make an appointment. Right now, there aren’t any appointments available until Tuesday (11/6).  If you can wait, that’s fine.  Otherwise, check out the three other options above.

Remember, you can always find all of our courses and descriptions at our website here.

Last of Hold Removal Parties This Week!

29 Oct

This is your last chance to get a hold removed and grab some tasty food while you’re at it!

Monday it’s pizza from 12-2pm (Hurrican Sandy cancelled that), and Wednesday it’s bagels from 10am-12pm (in the Foggy Bottom townhouse club room, free!) We’ll have bagels so long as the University is open again.

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