Coo-KIES, Conferences, and the SURE Award [SURE Stories]

10 May

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Seattle – home of notable Starbucks, Nordstrom, and the awe-inspiring Costco – is also the home of my research début at the 2013 SRCD Biennial Meeting. The UHP/SURE award partially funded my travel expenses for this three-day conference with professionals in the field of child development research. With the help of two of my professors in the Speech and Hearing Science Department, Dr. Francys Subiaul and Dr. Cynthia Core, I submitted my Independent Study research as a poster presentation for the conference and was fortunate enough to be selected. Continue reading

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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

Writing Hollywood [SURE Stories]

8 May
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Jacob Garber and Prof. Phalen working together.

The following post is written by UHP student Jacob Garber, who received a UHP SURE award for research in Spring 2013. —

Hollywood TV is created behind the closed doors of the writers’ room. The writing staff brings life to comedies and dramas alike, yet the operation of these writers is largely unexplored. I am assisting Professor Phalen conduct an in-depth study of Hollywood writers, venturing into the writers’ room, exploring the relationship between the writer and the program, and tracing the history of TV writing from its roots in radio and stage performances. We hope to provide a holistic view of TV writers, from professional microculture to their larger role in the Hollywood system.  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!