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ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES   

Honors Ambassadors Fall 2018 application: Deadline August 24
The Honors Ambassadors want YOU! Be a leader of the Honors College-represent the College at recruitment and special events! Fall 2018 applications for Honors Ambassadors are currently being accepted until noon, August 24. If you are interested in applying to be an Honors Ambassador, please review the description and application here. For more information, contact Jennifer Hennessy (jhennessy@uh.edu).

Apply Now for Honors Advocates: Deadline Sept. 5
Love talking about the Honors College? Join the Honors Advocates Co-Coordinator team! Get involved, organize, and promote Honors College recruitment phoneathons, coordinate social activities, and events, and participate in Open Houses. The co-coordinator position is a two-year commitment. During the first year, you will serve as Assistant Co-Coordinator. During the second year, you will serve as Co-Coordinator. Applications for the Assistant Co-Coordinator position are being accepted until noon, Sept. 5. If you are interested in applying for the position, please review the description HERE. Contact Alice Yang for more information at auyang@uh.edu

Paid Internship Opportunity
A law firm in Houston is offering a paid internship for an undergraduate UH student. Location is not far from UH–in the Rice Military area of Houston. No specific major or pre-law intention is desired, however the candidate should be organized and detail-oriented. The timeframe for this opportunity is during the summer and could possibly extend through the fall semester on a reduced schedule.

Duties include:
                Reconciliation of record retention policy and internal department documentation
                Integration of file materials from acquired companies
                Setting up electronic file retention
                Other projects as assigned  

Please submit intent and resumes to: Allison.Adams@kirbycorp.com

Undergraduate Research Position - Molecular Basis of Bacterial Dormancy
An undergraduate volunteer research position is available in the joint-group of Professors Mehmet Sen, Steven Bark and William Widger in the Biology and Biochemistry department to investigate protein structures using X-ray crystallography. We are interested in a set of proteins critical in transitioning bacteria into a dormant state. This transition helps evade the host immune surveillance and endow antibiotic resistance without acquiring antibiotic resistance genes. This study will bridge the disciplines of protein chemistry, biochemistry, experimental biophysics, and chemical biology.  

The position is ideal for sophomore or early junior undergraduates who want to develop a strong background in protein chemistry and structural biology, and who wish to broaden their expertise and to convert their scientific findings into an honors thesis. The Biology and Biochemistry Department at the University of Houston offers an excellent scientific environment for structural and chemical biology. If interested, please email your current unofficial transcript and a statement of purpose (no more than a page) which addresses your motivation and future goals to msen@uh.edu.

Undergraduate Research Position – In-solution Characterization of Immune Receptor Activation
An undergraduate volunteer research position is available in the group of Dr. Mehmet Sen in the Biology and Biochemistry Department to investigate the structural changes of leukocyte receptors. We are primarily focusing on leukocyte receptors that modulate cellular migration, therefore they are central to immune surveillance and naturally in variety autoimmune pathologies. We are aiming to characterize the atomic basis of the drug-dependent inhibition/activation of immune receptors using biophysical and biochemical techniques. This study will bridge protein chemistry, biochemistry and experimental biophysics.

The position is ideal for sophomore or early junior undergraduates who want to develop a strong background in protein chemistry, and who wish to broaden their expertise and to convert their scientific findings into an honors thesis. Department at the University of Houston offers an excellent scientific environment for biophysical and biochemical sciences. If interested, please email your current unofficial transcript and a statement of purpose (no more than a page) which addresses your motivation and future goals to msen@uh.edu.   

Research Assistant in the Cognitive Development Lab at UH
The UH Cognitive Development Lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants for the summer semester.
Requirements:
- minimum of two semester commitment (Spring, Summer & Fall)
- minimum of 10-15 hrs/wk commitment
- ability to attend meetings Mondays, Wednesdays from 12-1:30 p.m., and Fridays from 1-2:30 p.m.

Duties would include reading scientific articles, giving presentations to lab members, creating stimuli, recruiting and scheduling participants (in person and by phone, on campus and off campus), conducting experiments with children and adults, coding data (watching experimental videos, transcribing what is said, data entry, etc.), and helping other RAs and Team Leaders as needed. Multi-media experience or programming experience are highly desired but not required. If you are still interested in this RA position, you can fill out our online application at http://www.uh.edu/class/psychology/dcbn/research/cognitive-development/students/grad-form.php

Part Time Office Assistant Opportunity at Erwing Realty
Erwing Realty is in search of a part time Office Assistant for a small but growing real estate firm in Rice Village to assist with marketing and office administration. This will be a great opportunity to learn how a small company operates and gain exposure to a professional environment and the real estate industry. We are looking for someone who thrives in dynamic environments and has strong problem solving skills.

Scheduling will be negotiable. This will be a summer position with the possibility of extending into a long term opportunity for the right candidate. It will require travel around Houston and the surrounding areas. Interested candidates should send their resume to jschragel@erwingrealty.com or contact Jennifer Schragel at 832-491-6256.

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!

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TRAVEL & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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: https://uhhonorsabroad.wordpress.com 

Enroll now for the Study Abroad trip to ItalyRomeFlorenceSienaSan Gimignano, and Capri for May 15-25, 2018! Participation is limited to 25 students, and remaining spaces are filling up fast, so please register now to secure your place. The link for registration is available here, as well as in the attached brochure which provides details about the trip, dates, cost, what is covered, flight information, and an itinerary with a few daily highlights. 

The cost of the trip has been reduced to $2,800 to make it as economical as possible, and all Honors students have access to a $500 scholarship from the Dean’s Office. Students who hold National Merit, Tier One, or Terry Foundation scholarships are also eligible to request up to $2,000 in scholarship funds be used for this Study Abroad program. Please contact Dr. Gish, if you have any questions (dgish@uh.edu).

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SCHOLARSHIP RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES  

Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program
The Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program, administered by Howard University, that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and will enter into exciting and rewarding careers representing the United States overseas.

Full-time undergraduate students seeking admission to graduate school in fall 2019 for a two-year program in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, U.S. citizenship and a 3.2 GPA are eligible to apply.

The Fellowship includes:
• Up to $37,500 annually toward tuition, fees and living expenses
• Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer
• Employment in the State Department Foreign Service
• Two summer internships

Applicants can request individual advising and feedback on application materials by emailing Dr. Ben RayderDeadline: Sept. 17, 2018.

Apply for the Pickering Graduate Fellowship Program!
The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program provides academic and professional preparation for outstanding candidates to enter the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service, representing America’s interests abroad. Pickering Fellows are graduate students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy.

Applicants in their senior year or those who have already completed a Bachelor's degree and are seeking admission to a two-year master’s degree program in the fall of 2019 can apply. Candidates must be U.S. citizens with a minimum 3.2 GPA.

Pickering Fellows receive:
• Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board and other expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service
• Two summer internships
• Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer

Contact Dr. Ben Rayder for individual advising and feedback on application materials. Deadline: Sept. 20, 2018.

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