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The 2015 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.  Below are brief summaries of this year’s opportunities; read the full project descriptions here. Stars indicate projects initiated by University Scholars […]

The Memorial

A Reaction to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

by Rachel Mumma, COE, Class of 2018 Standing in the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, Germany is a surreal experience. From the outside, all that can be seen is a field of gray slabs, each the approximate width and length of a coffin. Looking out on a city block taken over […]

The Cape of Good Hope

Meeting Points

Mitchell Gallerstein COS’17 reports from South Africa, where he is studying abroad. Two weeks ago I went on a peninsula tour that took us to the Cape of Good Hope—the (almost) southernmost tip of Africa and the meeting point for the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Standing on a 500-foot cliff overlooking this meeting point gave […]


Stumbling Upon History

Aneri Pattani, CAMD, Class of 2018 writes from her Dialogue of Civilizations to Istanbul and Berlin. I was walking in downtown Berlin the other day, being a typical tourist near Alexanderplatz. I had my camera in hand and my head turned upwards, looking at the tourist attractions and various restaurants in the area. But when […]

ASB Coordinators will have the opportunity to attend a Citizen School in the Grand Canyon.

Seeking Scholars Alternative Spring Break Coordinators

Due to high demand, we are seeking to increase the number of Alternative Spring Breaks the Scholars Program runs next year. To this end, we are currently seeking four (4) Scholars Alternative Spring Break Coordinators for our Program. In this role, you would work with the staff of the Scholars Program and the Center for Community Service, […]

Neighbor to Neighbor Spring Cleanup

Seeking Scholars NU Service Day Coordinators

We will be co-sponsoring (with great pride) this fall’s NU Service Day, which will be held on October 24th.  As part of our partnership, the Center for Community Service has offered Scholars three leadership positions in the coordination of the event. Two (2) Scholars NU Service Day Project Coordinators will be responsible for: Site recruitment Ongoing communication […]

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