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Coming up in The Honors College
Now: Internship Baylor College of Medicine
Now: Honors is Hiring: Advancement Team


The FrameWorks: A New Honors Co-Curricular Program
Do you love the Humanities?Are you driven to questionsurface representations? Would you like expert guidance as you think and write about things that fascinate you? Do you want to publish an article? You should apply to become a FrameWorks Fellow!

The Honors College is proud to announce the launch of The FrameWorks Program, a new co-curricular opportunity for students who are passionate about humanistic inquiry in various disciplines. Successful applicants will become FrameWorks Fellows and will join a cohort of like-minded, curious folk. Fellows will be asked to write a critical essay that engages the 2019/2020 theme: "Wall." They will be assigned faculty mentors who will guide them as they navigate the process of conceiving, researching, writing, editing, presenting, submitting, and should they meet editorial standards, publishing a critical essay in FrameWorks, a dedicated journal of undergraduate critical inquiry. For more details visit If you have questions, please email Max Rayneard at 

Internship Baylor College of Medicine
Pediatrics/CNRC/MCB/Baylor College of Medicine. We are seeking a motivated 2nd or 3rd year UH undergraduate student, who is genuinely interested in biomedical research and has a long-term career goal in research or medicine, to join an active research team as a part-time technician/student intern to study the role of circadian disruption in obesity, metabolic syndrome, and cancer. $11.00/hr, 16-18 hr/week.

The successful candidate will participates in exciting research projects studying the mechanism of circadian control of tumor suppression and energy homeostasis using genetic, cellular and molecular biology techniques including: Liver tumor and drug treatment studies; Energy homeostasis studies; PCR genotyping; Analysis of Gene expression at RNA and protein levels; Animal circadian behavioral studies; Histological studies. Contact Loning Fu, Ph.D.( ) Associate Professor Dept. of Pediatrics USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center Baylor College of Medicine.

Health-related Experiential Learning Opportunity
Assist with weekly food distributions at two Houston Community College campuses. Students must commit to a minimum of three hours on the days and times listed below. Participation does not need to occur both Wednesday and Friday but a consistent commitment is required. 

Wednesdays include: May 15 
Location: HCC – Northline Campus
Building E First Foyer
8001 Fulton Street Houston, TX 77022
Total time 9-2 p.m.
*Setting up starts at 9 a.m.
*Distribution 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
*Breakdown and clean up 1-2 p.m.

If interested, send an email to Dr. Hernandez, subject: Assistance with HCC Food Distribution 

Fellowship Writing Workshops
All UH Students are welcome to join the NSM Peer Writing Group, which provides an opportunity to produce competitive materials for awards such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) over the course of three months in the summer as they apply for fellowships. Students will be introduced to current fellowship opportunities, receive guidance on writing, hear from previous applicants about the process, and receive feedback on their written work!
The Spring 2019 information sessions will all be held from 4-5:30 p.m. in McElhinney, Room 106 on the following date: Thursday, May 16.

All undergraduate juniors/seniors and first year graduate students in STEM fields are encouraged to attend. For more info, contact Dr. Ben Rayder ( in the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Honors is Hiring: Advancement Team
Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors — looking for a job for the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters? The Honors College events and advancement team is hiring.

Qualified applicants should have an interest in special events, fundraising, or alumni and volunteer relations. A background in communications, experience representing the University at events with high-profile constituents, or previous experience putting on events would be helpful. However, we are happy to train.

Events and advancement team assistants will work on events including Fall Convocation, The Great Conversation scholarship fundraiser, alumni events, and weekly events in the Honors College Commons. To apply or learn more, send your resume to by May 18.

Ars Lyrica Houston Concert: From Brandenburg to Esterházy
Ars Lyrica’s 2018/19 season finale travels from Brandenburg to Esterházy, with Bach’s two remaining concertos and a concerto by Franz Joseph Haydn. The second “Brandenburg” concerto offers the set’s oddest combination of soloists—recorder, oboe, violin, and trumpet—while the fourth is a stealth concerto, ostensibly for violin and two recorders, though the violinist leaves everyone in the dust. Honors Students received tickets for $11.50 with the code RUSH11. Sunday, May 19 at 6 p.m. in Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

Texas Music Festival: 30th Anniversary Festival 
The Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival was founded in 1990 to provide young professional musicians with a challenging musical environment in which to develop skills in orchestral, chamber music, and solo performance. The intensive four-week orchestral fellowship program on the University of Houston campus is guided by renowned guest conductors, members of Houston’s orchestras, faculty from the Moores and Shepherd schools of music, and other distinguished artists.  Festival runs from June 4-29, 2019 in the Moores Opera House and Dudley Recital Hall, unless noted otherwise.  For more information



Interested in Going Abroad? 
Keep in touch with the Honors College’s very own study abroad blog, which outlines opportunities and reflects on students’ experiences: 

Learning Abroad: Greece - From the Bronze Age to the Byzantine Empire (May 2019)
The purpose of this trip is to immerse you in the physical and intellectual heritage of ancient Greece and the imperial Byzantine civilization that succeeded it. Students will travel throughout Greece, visiting important museums, archaeological sites, and other significant destinations and will explore a number of sites throughout the country, from Crete and the Cycladic islands to the major sites of the Peloponnese and central Greece.  We will consider the rich and complex relationships between the modern world (including modern Greece) and the ancient Greek past. Various excursions and events—including visits to vineyards, mountain hikes, and Greek dancing lessons, and more—will round out our experience in the cradle of Western civilization.

The trip runs from May 20–June 13, 2019, and carries up to 6 credit hours.
For more info contact Michael Barnes(mhbarnes@uh.edu



Featured Research Opportunities for UH Students
Looking for a research experience? Check out the new Featured Research Opportunities resource on the Office of Undergraduate Research website. This webpage contains updated information on upcoming research programs and deadlines. For more information contact Dr. Asmussen at