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Scholars Independent Research Fellowships Foster Innovative Projects Across the Disciplines

University Scholars demand to be challenged, are passionate about learning, and innovate when given the freedom to explore. The Program provides the intellectual and financial resources that enable Scholars to perform high-caliber, in-depth work. In Summer 2015, we awarded nearly 40 Scholars Independent Research Fellowships, which provide up to $5,000 for University Scholars to undertake independent […]

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A True Fan

Kyle Roeloffs, COS ’19 reflects on his experience with the University Scholars Dialogue to Istanbul and Berlin.   My father sent me off prior to leaving for the dialogue by telling me to “buy me some weird Turkish soccer jersey.”  Since I spent the majority of my time in Istanbul exploring the area of Besiktas and studying […]

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A Pressing Adventure in Istanbul

Kara Morgan, CSSH ’18 reflects on her experience with the University Scholars Dialogue to Istanbul and Berlin. We found it. After thirty minutes of wandering the streets of Istanbul, fellow University Scholar Aneri Pattani and I found the Journalists Association of Turkey’s ‘Press Museum.’  We embarked from our hotel that scorching afternoon, our last free […]

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Dancing in the Streets

John Howard, COE ’18 reflects on his experience with the University Scholars Dialogue to Istanbul and Berlin. On the dialogue to Istanbul and Berlin, I was given a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the culture of two of the most exciting cities in Europe. In addition to having the freedom and ability to go explore […]

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The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Kelli Lynch, ’17 COE reflects on her experience with the University Scholars Dialogue to Istanbul and Berlin. To select and reflect upon a single experience on my dialogue to Istanbul and Berlin is difficult because there were so many. However, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe was without question one of the most thought provoking […]

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Queer Identity in Germany

Mason Gersh, CSSH ’18 reflects on his experience with the University Scholars Dialogue to Istanbul and Berlin. As a queer Jew, and one that has grow up in a very open and embracing environment at that, my trip to the German History Museum was one of the most rewarding experiences in my recent memory. The […]

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Reflections on the Conflict in Syria

Alexander Kavourias, CCIS ’18, reflects on his experience with the University Scholars Dialogue to Istanbul and Berlin. When I decided to sign up for this Dialogue, I anticipated that my trip to Istanbul would fall somewhere within the general lines of the tourist experience.  I would see the historic old city, visit a few neighborhoods, […]