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Reduced Study Hours

13 May

Through Wednesday the 15th, study hours in the UHP town house in Foggy Bottom will be reduced to only 9am-5pm.  We’ve still got the snacks and coffee for you to come study for any lingering finals though!

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Win $500 from the Eckles Prize!

10 May
Enter the Eckles Prize for Freshman Research Excellence!    This annual prize recognizes freshmen who produce research that demonstrates significant and meaningful use of the the University’s library services and collections.
 
All first year students are encouraged to submit a research project of any length or format from any class that reflects their best work of the year along with an essay summarizing how they used library resources to complete the project. Top Prize is a $500 gift card!  
 
 
Don’t miss out!  The deadline is May 15.

Research for the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies [Jobs]

9 May
CONTRACT RESEARCHER
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is creating a multi-volume Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945.
In support of this effort, the Center is seeking a contract researcher to gather information and write encyclopedic entries on particular sites, using the Museum’s library and archival holdings as well as other resources in the Washington, DC area. Specifically, the research will concern camps and ghettos under European regimes aligned with Nazi Germany. The researcher may have the opportunity to publish his or her work in the encyclopedia. Some translation and editing duties may also be required. Work is to begin on July 15.  Continue reading

“Like” Us on Facebook Before You Leave!

8 May

We’re sad to see you go, but before you pack up and head home, make sure to“Like” us on Facebook first! That way you’ll take the UHP back with you – along with the memories and photos from this year, and announcements for the upcoming years! You can also stay in touch with all of your Honors Program friends during the break. You may not be in class, but you’ll definitely still be on Facebook. Don’t start summer without us!

The Physics of Rock Climbing!

7 May
Professor Kung explains the physics of rock climbing...

Professor Kung explains the physics of rock climbing…

The following post is written by UHPer and SPA member Kerry Lanzo —

My freshman year in the UHP, Professor Kung taught me Einstein’s theory of relativity. On Saturday, she revealed a different talent to four UHPers for a thrilling new type of professorial experience: rock climbing. Through three hours of Professor Kung’s (and company’s) patient belaying, there was a lot of falling, forearm fatigue, awkward bending (or stretching), and in some cases, muscular challenges that most classes in the UHP don’t require. We learned that some hand-holds really are not as nice as they look, and when in doubt, to forget the color of the course you are trying to follow and just grab anything you can that looks friendly to finish the wall. But it was worth the pain for some great photo ops from the top of the wall, a run-in with the Death Staror an end-of-the-day treat of Girl Scout Cookies and the chance to see our very own professor make a 5.10b course look easy.

More pics below.  Continue reading