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Coming up in The Honors College
Now-Dec. 15: Interns wanted for Obesity Prevention Program - Spring 2018
Now: New Scholarship Opportunities


Immigration and U.S. Public Law
In this course, you will learn about today’s immigration challenges in a variety of ways ranging from lectures, group projects, guest speakers, films, and by conducting research on the topic of your choice.In this course, you will learn about today’s immigration challenges in a variety of ways ranging from lectures, group projects, guest speakers, films, and by conducting research on the topic of your choice. 

Spring 2018
POLS 3397: Selected Topics
Immigration and U.S. Public Law

Interns wanted for Obesity Prevention Program - Spring 2018
The Families Understanding Nutrition and Physically Active Lifestyles (FUN PALs) Playgroup will be an obesity prevention program for low-income African American and Hispanic toddlers and their parents in Greater Third Ward neighborhoods. Interns are needed to assist with developing and designing the curriculum and facilitator training materials, preparing the assessment protocol, and organizing community advisory board meetings. Hours are flexible, but weekly team meetings with other interns and investigators and scheduled office hours will be required. Click here for details. 

Please submit an unofficial transcript, resume or CV, contact information for 3 references, and a short letter of interest to: Associate Professor Ledoux in the UH Department of Health and Human Performance. or 7130743-1870. 

Research Assistant in the Cognitive Development Lab at UH
The Cognitive Development Lab is currently looking for research assistants for the spring semester. This position is ideal for undergraduate students in psychology or related fields who are interested in volunteering or enrolling in course credit (Psyc 4398) and who would like to gain hands-on research experience. 

- minimum of 2 semester commitment (spring and fall)
- minimum of 10-15 hrs/wk commitment
- ability to attend meetings Mondays, Wednesdays from 12-1:30 p.m., Fridays from 1-2:30 p.m. 

Duties would include reading scientific articles, giving presentations to lab members, recruiting and scheduling participants (in person and by phone, on campus and off campus), conducting experiments with infants/children and adults, coding data and so forth. Spanish fluency, multi-media experience or programming experience are highly desired but not required. You can fill out our online application here.

Campus Kitchen UH
The Campus Kitchen at UH needs your support! As part of the Bonner Leaders Program, we directly serve the residents at New Hope Housing, a nonprofit organization focused on providing affordable housing for Houstonians in the Third Ward. You can read more about us here. Please spread the word. Every action and thought makes a huge impact! Go Hunger Fighters! Go Coogs!

After Harvey, wondering what to do to help?
One of the ways the UH community is providing service and support in the aftermath is through UH CARES (Cougar Assisted Relief Efforts). The initiative organizes UH volunteers into teams and take on projects in the wake of the storm. The program is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University. Go here and join!



Interested in Going Abroad? 

Keep in touch with the Honors College’s very own study abroad blog, which outlines opportunities and reflects on students’ experiences: 

Baylor College of Medicine SMART Program
Each summer, the Baylor College of Medicine SMART Program provides an opportunity for students to conduct cutting-edge biomedical research with leading scientists in the Texas Medical Center. Benefits of the program include nine weeks of paid research experience ($5,000), daily seminars and career development activities, GRE workshops, and access to housing near Baylor College of Medicine. Students majoring in the STEM fields and non-science majors with appropriate background are encouraged to apply. For more information, click here. The application deadline is Jan. 10, 2018.



Mellon Research Scholars Program
Are you a junior interested in attending graduate school in the humanities? If so, consider applying to the Mellon Research Scholars Program. Would you like more information? Great! We are hosting a Mellon informational session on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. in the Honors College’s Estess Library. The Mellon Research Scholars Program provides scholarships for humanities students to conduct research and prepare for applying to graduate school. The deadline has been extended to Monday, Dec. 11. Click here for more info. Questions? Contact Dr. Karen Weber at

UH Bounce Program
The UH College of Education is seeking spring, summer, and fall interns for the BOUNCE Healthy Lifestyle Program. The mission of the BOUNCE program is to empower Hispanic and African American boys and girls and their families to adopt a healthy lifestyle through exercise and healthy food choices. In addition to demonstrating academic excellence, the ideal candidate is bilingual in English and Spanish, has experience working with children and families, is a team player and can work in a fast-paced environment. Click here for more information on how to apply. Deadline Dec. 15.

Apply for the DAAD RISE Program!
DAAD RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students. The program offers unique opportunities to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for 2-3 months. Interns receive funding to work with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. 

Applicants must be enrolled full-time and they will have completed at least two years of their degree program by the time of the internship placement. Knowledge of German is helpful but not required for most positions. The DAAD RISE Program welcomes applications from all qualified individuals in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and engineering. Women, underrepresented groups, international students and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Potential applicants should email Dr. Ben Rayder in the Office of Undergraduate Research about their interest in the program and feedback on materials. Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017.

Apply for the Humanity in Action Fellowship!
The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of Fellows to study minority rights and produce original research exploring how and why individuals and societies, have resisted intolerance and protected democratic values. Separate programs take place for five weeks every summer in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo, and Warsaw. 

Each program is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums and memorials. The programs seek to bridge the gap between theory and practice and highlight models of action to remedy injustice. 

Current sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2016 and 2017 are eligible to apply. Current and potential applicants can request advising and feedback on application materials by emailing Dr. Ben Rayder in the Office of Undergraduate Research. Deadline: Jan. 8, 2018. 

Apply for the Rangel Summer Enrichment Program!
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduates with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. 

The Program selects participants each year from universities throughout the US. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, D.C. Full-time undergraduate students, with at least sophomore status on the date of the application, U.S. citizenship and a 3.2 GPA are eligible to apply. Current and potential applicants can request individual advising and feedback on application materials by emailing Dr. Ben Rayder in the Office of Undergraduate Research. Deadline: Feb. 1, 2018.

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Summer Externship Opportunity
MD Anderson Cancer Center is offering a summer 10-week summer externship in the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. Students will participate in rotations where they will be exposed to common clinical situations found in animal cancer models employed in biomedical research. Interested students should submit a resume and letter of interest to Stacy LeBlanc ( no later than Feb. 1, 2018. Eligible students have completed their sophomore year or higher, and have an interest in applying to veterinary, medical, or other allied health professions school. Click here for more information.

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Science Park, Summer Program in Cancer Research
MD Anderson Cancer Center Science Park is seeking interns for the 10-week Summer Program in Cancer Research. Interns will receive a stipend for conducting hypothesis-driven research, participating in a weekly lunch lecture series, and tours of the MD Anderson Houston and Bastrop campuses. Research areas include molecular mechanisms of cancer, DNA damage and repair, and cancer epigenetics. Eligible students are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have completed at least one year of college-level courses, and have not yet received a bachelor’s degree prior to the start of the program. Application deadline is Feb. 1, 2018.

Apply for the U.S-UK Fulbright Summer Institutes!
The U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Summer Institutes are three-to-four-week academic and cultural programs hosted by top universities across the United Kingdom. Participants get an opportunity to experience an exciting course of study at a top U.K. University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the U.K., and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills. 

Each institute has a particular focus ranging from technology in society through the northern extent of the Roman Empire. A complete list of the 2018 summer can be found here. Full-time students, with at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute finishes, U.S. citizenship and a minimum 3.7 GPA are eligible to apply. 

Current and potential applicants can request individual advising and feedback on application materials by emailing Dr. Ben Rayder in the Office of Undergraduate Research. Deadline: Feb. 7, 2018.

CPRIT Summer Undergraduate Fellowship in Computational Cancer Biology
The Computational Cancer Biology Training Program (May 30–August 3, 2018) offers selected summer research undergraduates the chance to work one-on-one in labs with postdoctoral fellows who have mentors at the interface of two different research disciplines: one computational and one biological. 

You will be matched for a research experience in one of the participating labs of the Gulf Coast Consortia, which is comprised of multiple institutions in Houston and Galveston, Texas, according to your interests, previous knowledge and/or experience, and the availability of positions. You will work full time (~40 hours/week) during this 10-week period on an ongoing project in the lab, learn lab protocol and techniques, attend workshops (including but not limited to proper lab notebook keeping, research ethics, constructing effective abstracts, scientific reports, and PowerPoint presentations), and prepare a final report and present a poster on your project at the end of the program.

Apply for the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program!
The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program enables recent graduates to work for a year with a senior fellow in one of the program areas of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Fellows serve as research assistants for Senior Carnegie Associates from around the world on a range of international affairs issues. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings on international policy.

Full-time graduating seniors with a strong interest in international affairs, a 3.7 GPA and authorization to work in the U.S. are eligible to apply. The Gaither Junior Fellows Program includes an annual salary and a benefits package. Application to the Gaither Junior Fellows Program requires a campus nomination. Current and potential applicants should contact Dr. Ben Rayder in the Office of Undergraduate Research. for more information. Deadline: Jan. 15, 2018

Glamour's 2018 College Women of the Year Competition
Each year, Glamour recognizes 10 outstanding college women from universities throughout the US. Winners receive up to $20,000 and are featured in Glamour magazine. Two students from the University of Houston have received this recognition in recent years. Interested students should contact the Ofce of Undergraduate Research. Eligibility: The competition is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and Canada (except Quebec) who are at least 18 years old by the application deadline. For more information, click here.



University of Houston System Public Art Tours 2017-2018
Public Art at the University of Houston System is hosting tours of the UH System Public Art Collection the first Friday of each month throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. PLEASE NOTE some of these tours take place at UH and some at UH Downtown. All of the tours are free and open to the public, but those interested in attending are asked to view the schedule and RSVP for the dates they’d like to attend. Next on up: Wilhelmina Grove, UH on Friday, Jan. 5, 12-1 p.mA schedule of the tours can be found on the Public Art webpage. For further information you can contact Michael Guidry, Curator of the University Art Collection at 713-743-5315 or email