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Congratulations to our Graduating Seniors!

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The UHP is proud to congratulate the class of 2013 for their amazing achievement!  At this year’s ceremonies, Alex Zafran will be the student speaker for commencement on the National Mall, while Paul Seltzer and Adam Bethke will both be speaking at the CCAS Celebrations.

We’re so proud of your accomplishments and hope that you’ll keep us up-to-date on your future achievements!  Big things are in store for you, and if you ever want to share your stories with UHP students you can drop us a line any time.  And yes, we will be emailing you soon as OFFICIAL ALUMNI! Keep an eye out for us, stay connected with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, and once again…..

CONGRATULATIONS!

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Join the UHP Linkedin group!

14 May
Even Lego people have to get jobs at some point. (Photo courtesy COB LOG LAB)

Even Lego people have to get jobs at some point. (Photo courtesy COB LOG LAB)

Facebook is fun, Twitter is titillating, and Pinterest is great for procrastination. But if you want to make professional connections and get yourself noticed in the world of work, LinkedIn is your new best friend. Join the members-only UHP Linkedin group where you can connect with fellow UHP students, faculty members, and alumni to ask questions, share insights, and be reminded that others who have poured over Plato are gainfully employed in a plethora of industries.

You can request to join the group if you already have a Linkedin profile. No profile? No problem! It’s easy to join. Here’s a Wikihow article on getting started. And once you’re more advanced, here are some tips on what not to do on Linkedin. Questions? Email Liz!

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!

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.

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Study Hours Continue at the UHP

4 May

It feels like finals season is just beginning, and you’ve got a mountain of work to face down.  That does not sound like fun.  But, at least you’ve got the opportunity to do work in the UHP town house in Foggy Bottom!  You’re stressed enough as it is without needing to fight for space or making endless Starbucks runs.  That’s why we’ve got space, coffee, and snacks ready for you in the UHP town house!

Just check the complete schedule for when our doors are open, stick to it, and you’ll get it all done!

Also, here’s some motivation to keep you going: