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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; […]

Polevy's “scratch work” while trying to construct a function showing that a fair division must exist.

Scholars Independent Research Fellowship: The Topology of Fair Division

University Scholars have the opportunity to apply for a Scholars Independent Research Fellowship (SIRF), which provides training and funding to carry out independent research projects. Continuing our series of blog posts by SIRF recipients, University Scholar Maxwell Polevy, CCIS ’17, discusses the mathematics informing his project entitled, The Topology of Fair Division. Suppose we have […]

At the clambake, Cayman Macdonald relaxes after vigorous hula hooping.

The State of the Union

After another successful Scholars Clambake, the Scholars community came together to lay out our common goals for the year, as is our practice on Monday, September 7. This year, we revised our common goals to reflect our understanding of what we hope to bring into being. These follow. How do we create a group culture […]

Amy Zhao at the Forbidden Palace in Beijing, China.

Scholars Independent Research Fellowship: Finding Face

University Scholars have the opportunity to apply for a Scholars Independent Research Fellowship (SIRF), which provides training and funding to carry out independent research projects. Below, University Scholar Amy Zhao, COE ’18, reflects on her experience conducting research in China this summer for her project entitled, Finding Face: The Power of Narrative through Chinese and […]

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Whale Watch Reflection

In July, the Scholars Program brought students on a Whale Watch as one of many summer events. Below is a reflection on the event by University Scholar Lindsey Bressler ’13. A few months ago, along the coast of a dilapidated row of hotel beachfront properties, I learned about the plight of the disappearing red crabs. […]

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A Day at the ICA

In June, the Scholars Program brought students to the Institute of Contemporary Art as one of many summer events. Below is a reflection on the event by University Scholar Kristen Brown ’13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxM_ZKYdvqQ (link to “The Hunt”) My favorite moment from our visit to the Institute of Contemporary Art happened towards the beginning of the guided tour. […]

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