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Prof. Miller and Rio Hart Present UHP Course at Conference

9 Nov

Most students spend their time taking classes, having fun and participating in extracurriculars. It takes a certain type of young adult to spend their free time researching algae as a source of biofuel. But that’s just what junior Rio Hart did during his freshman year–and beyond.

When the University Honors Program freshmen entered Professor Houston Miller’s science classroom on the first day, they were in for a surprise. Rather than the usual introduction or high school review, students were thrown into a business scenario. They pitched their idea to an investor (in this case, Professor Miller) and then began troubleshooting their plans. Continue reading

Candy! Carving! Cool Kids!

25 Oct

The UHP is having our annual Pumpkin Carving at the Foggy Bottom Townhouse tomorrow from 2-5pm. We’ll bid adeui to summer, welcome fall and ignore the fact that winter is barreling down on us with the force of a thousand trains.

Honors will provide the warm drinks and tasty treats, you provide a pumpkin or $5 to buy one of ours. Whole Foods has a really stellar gourd collection out right now, you really have to check it out. RSVP here ( so we know to expect you. 

We’ll watch Halloween movies, eat Halloween candy and try to defeat last year’s reigning champions of pumpkin carving competitions.

Good luck, and may the gourds be ever in your favor.

Liz has a secret…

24 Oct

And with Halloween right around the corner, it’s time we revealed her hidden past to the kind students of the UHP. Liz is a vampire, and not just any vampire. She is the worst kind of vampire. The kind based on the hit teen novel series by Stephanie Meyer. She speaks in terribly stilted dialogue, is constantly confessing her love for random people/animals/inanimate objects and sparkles in the sunlight. It’s this last point that led to the creation of evening walk-in hours.

Liz loves advising the way Edward loves the girl with the expressionless face.

Come to the UHP on Wednesday from 5-7pm and get after-hours express advising from Liz and the SPA. We recommend bringing garlic and a high tolerance for plot devices.

If you need an appointment during regular daytime hours, you can always  make an appointment.

Pretty Pumpkin Painting

22 Oct

And carving! Come to the UHP Foggy Bottom Townhouse on Friday, October 27th to get your Fall on! Drink some sweet apple cider, eat some Halloween oreos, stuff yourself with candy and enjoy all your favorite Halloween movies! While you’re at it, carve a pumpkin that looks like your roommate, take a photo of it, win a prize, revel in your victory, take a nap. That last part should be done on your own time, cause the Halloween fun never stops in the townhouse!

The party is from 2-5 with a strict BYOP or BYO$5 policy to buy one of our pumpkins. Or you can just come and critique your peers, Simon Cowell style. Definitely bring any carving tools if you have them because our kits aren’t made for these mighty DC pumpkin breeds. We can’t wait to see you there!

Let us know you are coming by RSVPing here!