Tag Archives: undergraduate research

Writing Hollywood [SURE Stories]

8 May

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

Enter UMD Humanities Research Symposium

3 Apr

If you’ve got an excellent research paper in the humanities, submit to UMD’s “Humans 2.0.”  Presenting at a conference is a nice thing to have on your résumé, and a great way to explore other research in interesting (and sometimes overlapping) topics.  Plus, with the event being so close, it’s easy to make!

Click through for the complete call for proposals for the University of Maryland Honors Humanities Program’s  Sixth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, taking place on Friday, May 3rd.

Freshmen Workshops: Just a Few Seats Left!

23 Jan

Freshmen!  The first workshops start tomorrow!  You need to attend just one session, so pick the one you’d like and sign up before it fills up.  Click here for a consolidated view if you know what topic you want to attend, or keep reading for all the details.

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Last Chance for $500 [Spring 2013 SURE Award]

23 Jan

It’s your last chance! The deadline for the SURE Award application is next Friday!

If you’ve got an excellent research proposal, we’ve got up to $500 to help you do it. Your research can be independent, or it can be part of a course or senior project as well!

The possibilities are endless, but the deadline to apply for the spring 2013 semester is February 1, 2013.

Keep reading for more info, or read about the award here.

Freshmen Workshops are Filling Up!

18 Jan

Don’t miss out on your favorite session!  Freshmen need to attend just one session, so pick the one you’d like and sign up before it fills up!  Find out how below.  Continue reading