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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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Today is April 30th

30 Apr

Do you know what that means about tomorrow?


Honors students know that one of the first things to do in May is enjoy the Honors Student-Faculty Dinner!  Have you purchased your ticket yet?

Live Life on the (L)edge!

22 Apr


Professor Kung is taking a lucky group of UHP-ers ROCK-CLIMBING at Earth Treks in Rockville, Maryland on Saturday, May 4!

Don’t worry, you’ll still have time to study. Kerry Lanzo will be leading a group from the Townhouse in Foggy Bottom at 10am, to return by 1:30pm, and you can leave early if you need (it’s right up the red line). The cost is $22 for entry for the day, and $11 for the materials. It’ll be well worth it to get some exercise, de-stress, and hang out with one of UHP’s coolest faculty members.

To RSVP, please send an e-mail to the account. The group will most likely cap at 5 or 6 to keep it small, but we’re flexible!

New UHP Course Offerings Available

1 Apr
Just in time for registration, we’d like to announce the addition of four new courses for next semester.  Keep reading to find out more!

Foggy Bottom Block Party [Recommended Event]

17 Oct

You are invited to the 10th Annual Foggy Bottom/West End FRIENDS Neighborhood Block Party on Sunday, October 21st, 2012 from 1:00-4:00 PM.  The event will be held on the 2200 Block of Eye Street, NW between 22nd and 23rd Streets, NW at the Foggy Bottom Metro Station.  Over 100 neighborhood groups, business and student groups and organizations from Foggy Bottom/West End as well as the DC Metro area will have booths at the event. This year’s block party will feature live entertainment, as well as food and drink from various local eateries.  Please join us and bring your friends!