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Adam Bethke Picked for Hertog Summer Fellowship

8 Mar

Congrats to UHPer Adam Bethke for being accepted!  He writes:

This summer I will be spending 6 weeks participating in the Hertog Political Studies Program, which is hosted here at GW.  The program is an intensive study of political thought texts – including Machiavelli’s The Prince, Aristotle’sEthics, and de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America – and issues in policymaking and policy implementation.

Join the UHP Relay for Life team!

6 Feb

Check out this post from UHP Sophomores Brian Dab and Thomas Josephson:

Join the UHP Relay for Life team! It is an exciting and fun opportunity to raise money and awareness benefiting cancer research! Team members take turns walking the track and participating in games and activities and enjoying entertainment.

Intrigued? Follow the link.

Where: Right here on campus at the Lerner Health and Wellness Center

When: April 20, 2013, starting at 7pm

For more information, contact the team captains: Thomas Josephson ( and Brian Dab (

You can do it!

You can do it!

Alex Yudelson at the DNC

12 Sep

Two UHP students went to the DNC as delegates earlier this month.  Alex Yudelson checked in with us to tell us about his amazing opportunity.

-The following is written by Alex Yudelson.-

Alex Yudelson

Alex Yudelson at the DNC

In February I got a phone call informing me that I was chosen as a delegate for Barack Obama to the Democratic National Convention, representing the 29th Congressional District in Upstate NY.

Fast forward seven months and I found myself casting my ballot to nominate President Obama for another term as president of the United States.  Continue reading

UHP Travel Blogs

25 Jun

We’re well into summer already and our students aren’t wasting a minute of it.  If you’re keeping your friends and family posted, let us know! We’ll share them all here to so that everybody can see the awesome stuff you’re doing!

For now, check out Margaret Kavaras’s blog as she travels and teaches in Budapest, Transylvania, and Oradea this summer, and then studies and travels in London this fall.

RealClimateGW [SURE Stories]

7 May

–This post is written by UHP students and SURE Award winners Alec Nadeau, Emilia Totzeva,Colleen Tan, and Sameer Aggarwal.

Emilia Totzeva, Alec Nadeau, Sameer Agarwal, and Colleen Tan

The team members of RealClimateGW that have been focused on creating a kiosk have progressed a long way since we received the SURE Award in February of this year.

The kiosk itself, intended to create greater awareness of our efforts to build a more climate conscious community, consists of a programmed IPad mounted in a form of kiosk. At the time of our grant application we had already built a functional and appealing website, but we felt like we needed a way to get our message to the GW student body more effectively. We therefore have already refined an IPad program that will allow us to display an adapted version of our website, with some bonus features, in a way that can catch the attention of the casual passerby and keep that person informed on the local status of Climate Change. Continue reading