Tag Archives: Events

Student2Student and the UHP Student Advisors

10 Feb

We won't meet in a dimensionless white void though, so don't worry.

Hey UHP’ers! You’ve spent a semester or more here, you’ve learned the basics – but what do you still want to know? What information are you seeking that only Honors students can tell you? Are you looking to get to know and meet other Honors students? Then Student2Student is the event for you!

Student2Student is a unique opportunity for Honors students in all class years to discuss issues and experiences unique to the Honors Program. Student Advisors serve the explicit purpose of peer advising; they share their experiences and provide peer guidance where professional academic advisors and faculty advisors cannot.

Students in all UHP class years serve as Student Advisors.  Freshman are specifically encouraged to attend our first Student2Student event, but students in any class year should feel free to come.  Check the Facebook event to see who’s planning on coming.

Come to Student2Student to meet your UHP Student Advisors! Each advisor will host a table and we’ll provide a list of their areas of expertise. Examples of these areas include class selection, study abroad,  academic adjustment, student orgs, conflict resolution, balancing science and Honors – the list goes on! You choose a table, chat with an Advisor and fellow students for about 10 minutes, then switch to another table. We will of course have FREE FOOD for you to munch on as you switch! Think of it like speed-networking or speed-dating – but with a LOT less awkwardness.

Can’t make it on February 24? We’ll also share contact info and bios of the Student Advisors via email and on the web. When you have a question for any of the advisors, just email and ask!

Our first UHP Student2Student night is 5:00 – 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 24, in the Honors Townhouse. RSVP required to uhp@gwu.edu – spaces are limited so sign up ASAP!

Join the Facebook event to show your friends you’ll be there too. Just remember, an RSVP on Facebook does NOT confirm your spot at the event.

Want more info?
Email Liz at lsutton@gwu.edu if you have any questions, or if you’re an upperclassman who’d like to serve as a Student Advisor! We hope to see you on February 24 at Student2Student!

Asian Movie Series [Recommended Events]

27 Oct

The Organization of Asian Studies Presents

Fall Asian Movie Series

Thursdays at 6.30pm
The Chung-wen Shih Conference Room
The Sigur Center for Asian Studies
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503
Please RSVP to gsigur@gwu.edu with your name, affiliation, and contact

October 28th

Mother (South Korea)

A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it’s his mother’s call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned. She will stop at nothing.

Presented by Heo Na Sil

November 4th

Ghajini (India)

Medical student, Sunita, is driven by curiosity to study the case of Sanjay Singhania, who is afflicted with short-term memory loss. She runs into him, befriends him, and finds out that he is out to kill a seemingly benevolent citizen, Ghajini Dharmatma. After warning the latter of the impending danger, she subsequently comes across a number of diaries written by Sanjay and attempts to put together a jigsaw puzzle as to how a successful and wealthy businessman became a crazed recluse, who re-lives his past through tattoos on his body, notes and Polaroid photographs on the wall of his Hiranandani Complex flat, and his sole obsession of carrying out his deadly mission – little knowing that Ghajini and his goons are out to erase every bit of evidence he has gathered and thus ensure that he ends up remembering nothing.

Presented by Ganesan Annamalai

“A Modern Narrative for Muslim Women in the Middle East” (Dinner and Experts) [Recomended Events]

28 Sep

“A Modern Narrative for Muslim Women in the Middle East”

Thursday, September 30, 7pm
GW Hall of Government, Room 104
Catered by Lebanese Taverna
RSVP to jeehanf@aicongress.org

Reserve your space for the launching of the American Islamic Congress’ new study titled “A Modern Narrative for Muslim Women in the Middle East.” Written and developed by some of the region’s leading women’s rights activists, the publication critically analyzes women’s status in the social, legal, political, religious, and economic spheres – and concludes with provocative recommendations for bolstering women’s equality. The narrative marks the culmination of two years of research in the field by women in Iraq, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Egypt and via regional conferences for activists in Cairo.

To mark the unveiling of the report, AIC and Project Nur are proud to host a unique gathering at George Washington University of remarkable women who played major roles in shaping the narrative. Invited speakers include:

  • Rana Husseini, Jordanian journalist author of the book “Murder in the Name of Honor,” a controversial examination of honor crimes and how to stop them.
  • Safia al-Souhail, Iraqi Parliamentarian who helped lead the struggle to establish minimum quotas for women’s participation in civic
  • Fawziah al-Hani, Saudi activist and manager of the Gherass Center for social education that works to empower women on the periphery.

Do You Use the Events/Deadlines Calendar?

16 Sep

We’ve had this up for a while now, but we want to know: do you use it?

The UHP Events/Deadlines calendar lists three things: UHP Events are blue, UHP Deadlines are red, and UHP Recommended Events are yellow.

At a glance, you can see what’s coming up for the next month, or you can click through to see what’s happening in the future.  If you’re a Google Calendar user, you can even add the events directly to your own calendar.

You can get to the calendar by clicking the link at the bottom of any NewsFlash!, through the icon on this blog, or find it on the main website under “Program Information.”

Free Kyogen tickets from Prof. Jacobson!

17 Mar

Leslie Jacobson, of TRDA and frequent AWC prof, has FIVE TICKETS to a very unique opportunity here in DC – performances of Kyogen by the esteemed Sengoro Shigeyama Family as part of the 2010 National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Kyogen, a major form of traditional Japanese plays created during the Muromachi Period (1336-1573), is an easily understood comedic spoken drama whose primary goal is to make its audience laugh and relax.

This performance will consist of three short plays on Friday, March 26 at 7pm at the Studio Theatre, 1501 14th Street, NW.

The FIRST FIVE COMMENTERS can each get a ticket to this marvelous performance, so speak up!

Can you tell that I’m envious that I have another engagement that night?