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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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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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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 […]

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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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Hannah Bergam Earns Muckenhoupt Scholarship

Congratulations to Hannah Bergam, COS’17, who recently earned the Dr. Carl F. Muckenhoupt Scholarship! The Scholarship, which provides support to an undergraduate student majoring in science or math in the College of Science, is designed to recognize students with “a demonstrated interest in aiding the environment.” According to Bergam, her co-op, research, and volunteer experiences […]