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Coming up in The Honors College
Now: Tutoring Opportunity  
03/22: Grand Challenges Forum
03/23: Phoneathon Blitz
03/25: SGB Nominations Now Open
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES   

Grand Challenges Forum (GCF)
The Honors College welcomes a diverse group of distinguished scholars, authors, activists and artists in an effort to further the University’s commitment to intellectual rigor, critical thinking, and scholarly excellence. The theme for the GCF’s 2018-2019 academic year is “Lead In,” hosted by the Honors College in partnership with the UHAlumni Association and the C. T. Bauer College of Business. The GCF is open to the entire UHCommunity. All lectures are held on Fridays, 1-2 p.m. in CEMO Hall 100D. Coming up: March 22: POWERFUL VOICES Presentation. For more information please visit: thehonorscollege.com/gcf 

The FrameWorks: A New Honors Co-Curricular Program
Do you love the Humanities?Are you driven to questionsurface representations? Would you like expert guidance as you think and write about things that fascinate you? Do you want to publish an article? You should apply to become a FrameWorks Fellow!

The Honors College is proud to announce the launch of The FrameWorks Program, a new co-curricular opportunity for students who are passionate about humanistic inquiry in various disciplines. Successful applicants will become FrameWorks Fellows and will join a cohort of like-minded, curious folk. Fellows will be asked to write a critical essay that engages the 2019/2020 theme: "Wall." They will be assigned faculty mentors who will guide them as they navigate the process of conceiving, researching, writing, editing, presenting, submitting, and should they meet editorial standards, publishing a critical essay in FrameWorks, a dedicated journal of undergraduate critical inquiry. For more details visit thehonorscollege.com/frameworks. If you have questions, please email Max Rayneard at mjrayneard@uh.edu 

Tutoring Opportunity
Tutoring Opportunity for UH Honors College students. We're looking for part-time tutors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Starting pay is $28/hour. We need tutors available 3 days/week, now-May 31st. We tutor in the afternoons and evenings, in the comfort of the students' homes in the Houston area. We work primarily with private school students. Must have a vehicle and tutoring experience. Please send resume to owner and UH alum: Karla@Kscholastic.com.

Health-related Experiential Learning Opportunity
Assist with weekly food distributions at two Houston Community College campuses. Students must commit to a minimum of three hours on the days and times listed below. Participation does not need to occur both Wednesday and Friday but a consistent commitment is required. 

Wednesdays include:  March 27, April 10, May 1, May 15 
Location: HCC – Northline Campus
Building E First Foyer
8001 Fulton Street Houston, TX 77022
Total time 9-2 p.m.
*Setting up starts at 9 a.m.
*Distribution 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
*Breakdown and clean up 1-2 p.m.

Fridays inlcude: March 22, April 5, April 26, May 10    
Location: HCC – Central Campus
San Jacinto Building, Room 112
1309 Holman Street, Houston, TX 77004
Total time: 1-6 p.m.
*Setting up 1-2 p.m.
*Distribution 2-5 p.m.
*Breakdown and clean up 5-6 p.m.

If interested, send an email to Dr. Hernandez dhernandez26@uh.edu, subject: Assistance with HCC Food Distribution 

Cancer Research Education Program at UH and Baylor College of Medicine
Cancer affects all ethnic populations in the United States. But certain groups have disproportionate risk of incidence or death from cancer compared with other groups.

Are you interested in Cancer Health Disparity Research?
OR
Would you like to participate in a Cancer Drug Discovery/ Development Laboratory Research to tackle cancers with disparity?
OR
Would you like to learn about various Career Opportunities in Cancer Research and cancer health disparity research?

Please write a brief description of your interest in any of the above areas (indicate all that are applicable) and send it with your CV to Ms. Rontavia Sanders at rtsanders@uh.edu. This opportunity is a joint program sponsored by the University of Houston College of Pharmacy-Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine. Deadline: March 22, 2019.

Phoneathon Blitz
Join SGB and Honors Advocates on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to call prospective students and advocate for The Honors College at the University of Houston! We will provide breakfast tacos and the opportunity to give back to your university. Please be sure to use our RSVP form if you are planning to attend to help us know how we can better prepare for this event. You can do so using the link: bit.ly/PhoneathonBlitz19

Student Governing Board (SGB) Nominations Now Open!
Student Governing Board (SGB) Nominations for 2019-20 officers are now open! The SGB helps foster community within The Honors College by organizing events for students, such as the Halloween Party, Coffeehouse, and Phone-a-thon Blitz. Every student in the College is a member of SGB, and can submit nominations for the SGB 2019-20 officer positions.

Positions available: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Historian. Multiple nominations can be submitted, and students can nominate themselves.

Please complete this Nomination Form http://bit.ly/2019SGBOfficerNomination no later than March 25 at 12:00 p.m.

Discover Languages
Are you interested in learning a new language, exploring world culture and literature and/or discovering the roots of Western civilizations? Come and find out what classes you can take in Fall 2019!

Modern and Classical Languages, Hispanic Studies and Language Commons invite you to join the Discover Languages event on March 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Butler Plaza (between the library and PGH). This is a come-and-go event. You can meet professors and learn more about the classes. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information contact: Jim Kumahata, Director, Language Commons kumahata@uh.edu

Poetics and Performance Info Session, March 27
Q: What is the Self? A: It's complicated; Q: How do we make a Self? A: Poetics.; Q: How we do a Self? A: Performance.; Q: How do we be a Self? A: Poetics and Performance. Come learn more! Wednesday, March 27, 4:30-5 p.m., Honors College, Room 212P. Dr Paul Stapleton's course, Poetics and Performance, will be offered in the fall 2019 semester, MW 1-2:30 p.m. (HON 3310).

Apply to be an Officer for Project Tree from 2019-2020
Project Tree is an organization that teaches effective English to refugee adults here in Houston. We are currently looking for students who are dedicated, motivated, and enthusiastic about making a difference in the Greater Houston Area. If you are interested in being an officer for this organization, apply now!! Applications will close April 1!! http://bit.ly/TREEofficer

Academics to Activism: Organizing Change in Your Community
Want to learn how to organize change in your community? Voices of UH and Circle K International are bringing two speakers to share their experiences in community outreach, including a panel discussion and audience Q&A. Sri Preston Kulkarni has served for over a decade as a Foreign Service Officer and Foreign Policy & Defense Advisor. Emgage Houston is an organization that works to increase overall civic engagement and political participation with students. Topics include the importance of civic participation, how to give back to one's community through public service, and engaging traditionally-excluded communities.

All attendees will be able to write letters to representatives throughout the event. Food will be provided! The event will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 4-7 p.m. in the Honors College Commons. For more information and to RSVP, visit: http://uhcirclek.weebly.com/speaker-events.html

Fulbright Launch Event
Would you like to teach English abroad for a year? Do you have a research project that you want to conduct in another country? Not sure what to do after graduation? Apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program! Applications for the 2020-2021 cycle will open on April 1 2019.

If you are interested in applying, be sure to check out the Fulbright Launch Event taking place on April 5, 12-2 p.m. in the Honors College Commons. By attending you will learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and hear from an experienced panel of UH candidates who submitted competitive applications. In addition, a representative from the Institute of International Education will present an overview of the program and be available to answer questions. Can’t make it? Let the Office of Undergraduate Research know you are interested by filling out this UH Fulbright Interest Form.For more information, contact Dr. Ben Rayder at btrayder@central.uh.edu

SPB Presents: Throwback Karaoke
The Student Program Board is hosting Throwback Karaoke on Monday, April 8,  7-9 p.m. at the Student Center Plaza. Students will be provided the chance to perform their favorite songs from the 70's to early 00's. All participants will be entered in a giveaway where Airpods, Google Home Minis. Fujifilm Camera, and SPB promo items will be given away. There will be popular snacks from the 90's as well as pizza and snow cones given out.

Apply to Advancement Ambassadors!
The UH Advancement Ambassadors is a service-focused, elite student leadership organization, led by the University of Houston Advancement Department. Their mission is to connect UH donors, alumni, volunteers, and community with students in meaningful ways, grow the student body’s awareness of alumni and philanthropy programs, and develop future Cougar leaders.

If you are selected to join the UH Advancement Ambassadors, you will represent the student experience to university donors, alumni, volunteers and community in a variety of environments. Serving as an Ambassador will enrich your understanding of UH and potential career opportunities. Through a combination of volunteer services, personal and professional development sessions, and unique networking experiences, you will help provide opportunities to UH students made possible through the generous gifts from private individuals and organizations.

Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, April 10, at 12 p.m.
Link to apply: bit.ly/ApplyAdvAmb

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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 

Learning Abroad - Barcelona (May 2019)
BARCELONA, MONTSERRAT, COSTA BRAVA
Faculty Leaders: Dr. Dustin Gish

Honors Study Abroad cultural trip to Barcelona, including on-site study and discussion of important historical and cultural sites—from antiquity to our own times; visits to major museums, churches, and galleries; in-depth urban explorations of the city of Barcelona, and excursions to Montserrat and the Costa Brava. Learn about and experience first-hand the history, cuisine, art and modernista architecture of Catalan culture. Discover renowned works of art and places associated with the intellectual, cultural, and artistic heritage of ancient, medieval, and modern Mediterranean civilizations. 

Program cost is $3,500. UH Honors students receive a $500 Dean’s Study Abroad Scholarship, and additional financial aid scholarships are also available. Participation on this trip is limited to 25 students. Contact Dr. Gish (dgish@uh.edu) for more information. Or register directly through the following link:
https://tumlare.wufoo.com/forms/p1l28lio16l3q8n/

Learning Away-Pittsburgh Trip (May 2019)
There are a small number of spaces available on the Pittsburgh study away trip for students not enrolled in the associated Artists & Their Regions class. The trip takes place from May 14-19. The cost is $600 for round-trip flight, room, and board. Additional needs-based funding may be available.

Join the Creative Work program in the Steel City! We will explore a wide range of creative activity that encapsulates the profound transformation of Pittsburgh from an industrial mecca to a city that honors yet transcends its historical roots. Please contact Dr. Lamson (bdlamson@central.uh.edu) or Prof. Cremins (rcremins@central.uh.edu) for more information.

Learning Abroad: Greece - From the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire (May 2019)
The purpose of this trip is to immerse you in the physical and intellectual heritage of ancient Greece and the imperial Byzantine civilization that succeeded it. Students will travel throughout Greece, visiting important museums, archaeological sites, and other significant destinations and will explore a number of sites throughout the country, from Crete and the Cycladic islands to the major sites of the Peloponnese and central Greece.  We will consider the rich and complex relationships between the modern world (including modern Greece) and the ancient Greek past. Various excursions and events—including visits to vineyards, mountain hikes, and Greek dancing lessons, and more—will round out our experience in the cradle of Western civilization.

The trip runs from May 20–June 13, 2019, and carries up to 6 credit hours.
For more info contact Michael Barnes(mhbarnes@uh.eduhttp://www.uh.edu/honors/students/current-students/study-abroad/

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SCHOLARSHIP RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES   

University of Houston Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program at the University of Houston (SURF-UH) provides funding ($4,000) for rising UH sophomores, juniors, and seniors to participate in a focused, full-time, 10-week research experience under the direction of UH faculty. This fellowship is open to students of all academic disciplines. Students graduating in spring and summer 2019 are not eligible for this program. http://www.uh.edu/honors/undergraduate-research/our-programs/surf/

The deadline for the SURF 2019 program is Friday, March 22. 
For more information contact Dr. Asmussen at jkgajan@uh.edu

Featured Research Opportunities for UH Students
Looking for a research experience? Check out the new Featured Research Opportunities resource on the Office of Undergraduate Research website. This webpage contains updated information on upcoming research programs and deadlines.http://www.uh.edu/honors/undergraduate-research/research-resources/featured-research-opps/ For more information contact Dr. Asmussen at jkgajan@uh.edu

Eye to the Future: Obesity Prevention Internship
Students will receive a $3,500 stipend, faculty mentorship, and career and professional development.

To be eligible for this internship, you must:
Self-identify as Hispanic.
Anticipated graduation date before fall 2020, with an associate or bachelor’s degree (including post-baccalaureate) or nearing completion of a certificate program.
Have interest in nutrition, health education, public health, childhood obesity or a related field.
Be willing and able to commit to 290 hours (on average: 15 hrs.) during the 20-week internship.

TO APPLY:
1. Complete the application at https://www.coe.uh.edu/wf/future/checklist.cfm
2. Submit a resume.
3. Submit an unofficial transcript.
4. Write a 500-word essay that answers the following:
– What are your specific educational and career goals?
– How will this program help you meet your career goals?

The deadline to apply is March 29, 2019 at 5 p.m.
For more infomation call (832) 842-5921 or email bounce@central.uh.edu

PURS Fall 2019
The Office of Undergraduate Research is now accepting applications for the Provost's Undergraduate Research Scholarship (PURS) program, a part-time, faculty mentored research opportunity which awards a $1000 scholarship for the fall 2019 semester. Rising juniors and seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA, who have not previously participated in the PURS program, are eligible to apply.

The deadline for the Fall 2019 PURS program is Friday, April 19, 2019. More information and the online application are available on the Office of Undergraduate Research website (ttp://www.uh.edu/purs)