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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 […]

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Two Scholars Earn Critical Language Scholarships

Northeastern University Scholars and Honors students Taylor (Tallie) Hausser DMSB’20 and Sydney Mokel CSSH’19 have been named recipients of the 2016 Critical Language Scholarship. An initiative of the US Department of State, the Critical Language Scholarship is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. Hausser, an International Business […]

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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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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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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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Scholars Independent Research Fellowships Awarded

The University Scholars Program is pleased to announce that over 40 Scholars Independent Research Fellowships have been awarded to support research projects and creative endeavors during Summer 2015. Scholars Independent Research Fellowships (SIRFs) are designed to support original, student-initiated independent research, creative performance, and project making in close collaboration with a faculty mentor. University Scholars in good academic standing and […]

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Scholars Receive Nu Rho Psi Research Grant

University Scholars Kristen Brown COS’18 and Christine Boutros COS’18 have received an Undergraduate Research Grant from Nu Rho Psi, the National Honor Society in Neuroscience, to support their summer research. Brown and Boutros, both behavioral neuroscience majors, are undertaking a study of the cross-effects of marijuana and alcohol consumption in mice, under the mentorship of Professor […]

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Erin Bourque Wins Critical Language Scholarship

Erin Bourque, a first-year University Scholar and member of the Honors Program, has won a Critical Language Scholarship to advance her study of Russian this summer. Erin, an international affairs major and native of Dover, NH, will travel to Vladimir, Russia, for nine weeks of intensive study at the KORA Russian Language Center. When she […]

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Dialogue of Civilizations: Istanbul and Berlin

Did you know that the University Scholars Program is sponsoring two Dialogues of Civilization this summer? In addition to an updated iteration of last summer’s amazing Dialogue to study the science and policy of climate change in India, we’ve added “Politics of Space: Islam, Gender, Sexuality in Istanbul and Berlin,” taught by Professors Berna Turam […]

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Learning to Change the World

Wow, summer is finally coming to a close. Four solid months of summer is a long time without classes, but luckily I had an exciting international experience lined up! I had the chance to go on a Dialogue of Civilizations program to Bali, Indonesia. After the program I also had lined up a twenty-day whirlwind […]