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Giving Thanks!

Thank you to everyone who shared their Thanksgiving thoughts with us. Here are some of the things that members of the USP community are thankful for: I am very thankful for having the privilege of working with the Scholars program (students, faculty, and staff) this past year, especially because of the zeal, positivity, intelligence, mindfulness, […]

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Colored: Crack Cocaine, the War on Drugs, and the Making of Post-Civil Rights America

The following is a blog post by University Scholar Joe Tache about his experience working on a Scholars Independent Research Fellowship this summer. I was subletting an apartment off campus this summer. My room was directly adjacent to the building next to mine, so it never got any natural light. Really great sleeping conditions. So […]

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Underrepresentation Down Under: A Critical Assessment of Higher Education Resources for Indigenous Peoples in Australia

The following is a blog post reflection by University Scholar Chynna Lewis about her SIRF project from this summer, Underrepresentation Down Under: A Critical Assessment of Higher Education Resources for Indigenous Peoples in Australia.   Over this past summer I embarked on an incredible journey to Australia with two colleagues in hopes of studying Indigenous […]

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Intergenerational Narratives of First- and Second-Generation Indian-Americans

This post is a reflection by Sneha Pandya on her Scholars Independent Research Fellowship (SIRF) entitled Intergenerational Narratives of First- and Second-Generation Indian Americans. “Still, there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled… As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination,” concluded the final […]

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Announcing the 2016 SAGE Series

Each year, we offer a wonderful assortment of activities and workshops for Scholars as part of our SAGE Series, Identifying Skills, Accomplishments, and Goals for Enterprise. These workshops are designed as ways for Scholars to continue developing as leaders and thinkers, helping you assess your leadership capabilities, clarify your goals, forge new skills and relationships, and find a meaningful path forward. […]

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2016 Scholars Service/Research Projects

A unique option for civic engagement, the Scholars Service/Research Projects offer University Scholars the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary teams on self-directed, yearlong research projects that are carried out in close collaboration with a community partner. Many of these projects are ongoing and were presented at last year’s Service/Research Project Celebration. Below are brief summaries of this year’s opportunities; […]

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