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Now: See outside internship opportunities below.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

Applications for Honors 2017 Mentors
Online applications for 2017 Mentors are now open. The Honors Mentorship Program is a support network for students coming into The Honors College. Mentors will be trained throughout Spring 2017 and will serve as Mentors in Fall 2017. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Rita Sirrieh (resirrieh@uh.edu). Apply online by the deadline – Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. Interviews will be Dec. 12-13, 2016.

Wagner and Saenz L.L.P. 
A law firm downtown is currently looking for a junior or senior in the Honors College to help at the front desk during the spring semester. Duties and responsibilities include calendaring, scanning, copying, filing documents with the courts and other clerical tasks. In addition, to answering the phone at all times. Spanish is a plus. If interested please email your resume and references to Jason Wagner at jwagner@ws-texaslaw.com

Two Student Research Internships, Baylor College of Medicine
Healthcare Provider Barriers to Screening for Hepatitis C - Looking for a UH student to help survey healthcare providers about their knowledge of and barriers to hepatitis C screening. The student will be involved with survey design, healthcare provider recruitment, data collection, and data analysis. Interested students should send a cover letter and resume to CAPS.HCV@bcm.edu. Please include “HCV Campaign Research Intern” in the subject line of the email. 
Mobile Phone Tobacco Research - Looking for a student to help recruit, consent, and enroll adult participants for a Baylor College of Medicine research study. The study aims to understand how exposure to tobacco campaigns may influence smoking behaviors. This innovative research study is using mobile phones for data collection. The Student Research Intern will participate in weekly meetings with the research team and will provide weekly updates to research team staff. Interested students should send a cover letter and resume to project.snap@bcm.edu. Please include “Truth Campaign  BCM Research Intern” in the subject line of the email. 

Research Opportunity
The Aiden Lab at the Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University is seeking highly motivated undergraduates interested in obtaining research experience and ultimately pursuing careers in interdisciplinary research. We're especially looking for molecular biologists, computer scientists, and biophysicists, but if you're a really creative scientist of any variety and are interested in the sorts of things we do, reach out to us. Please apply 

MFAH Internship & Fellowship Programs
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is offering an internship opportunity for spring 2017: https://www.mfah.org/programs-for/colleges-and-universities/apply. Please look at the Spring 2017 Unpaid/Academic Credit Internship Opportunities heading in the link. 

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TRAVEL & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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: https://uhhonorsabroad.wordpress.com

HONORS COLLEGE CULTURAL TOURS FOR MAY 2017

Wales and Ireland:  Two Sides of the Sea, May 29-June 12, 2017
Robert Cremins and Dr. Jonathan Zecher will lead a group of students to explore the landscape, history, and literature of these two culturally rich Celtic nations!  The trip (Itinerary and cost) will feature hiking, literary festivals, workshops with Swansea faculty, Dublin city life, and the incomparable Yeats' country.  There will be components especially for students interested in medicine and public health.  The trip is now full, but if you would like to be added to the wait list, please email Dr. Jonathan Zecher

Peru Study Abroad – May 2017
Students can now sign up to travel to Peru in May 2017. Students will visit Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, and other ancient Incan sites before traveling to the shores of Lake Titicaca, where they will participate in four days of service in conjunction with the local community. Related coursework will be released in Fall 2016. Students can get more details about the trip or sign up online at http://www.efcollegestudytours.com/professors-trip/1823235DJ. Please contact Rita Sirrieh at resirrieh@uh.edu with any questions.

Russia Trip May 15–25, 2017
The trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg will coincide with the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, and will include several UNESCO World Heritage sites. We'll visit cultural and historical attractions, including St. Basil's Cathedral, the Kremlin, Lenin's Mausoleum, Christ the Saviour Cathedral, the Hermitage, the Peter and Paul Fortress, and St. Isaac's Cathedral. We'll see museums and cathedrals, ride a canal boat and take an overnight train. On several days, we'll take excursions outside the urban centers to Novgorod, Peterhof, and Sergeiv Posad. It will be led by Jesse Rainbow, David Rainbow, Bill Monroe, and Keri Myrick. You can find information and updates at http://www.jesserainbow.com/russia-2017-blog.

PURS Spring 2017--Deadline Nov. 30, 2016 
Apply for the Provost's Undergraduate Research Scholarship (PURS) program. All full-time juniors and seniors from all majors with at least a 3.0 GPA, who have not previously participated in PURS, are eligible to apply. PURS is a part-time, faculty mentored research opportunity which awards $1,000 scholarships for the spring 2017 semester. The deadline is Nov. 30. For more information and to access the online application, visit the PURS webpage.

Language Study Abroad Programs
The Critical Language Scholarship and the Boren Scholarship are language immersion programs for students of all academic disciplines. Current undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for both opportunities. Interested in applying? Review the CLS Program and the Boren Scholarship websites and contact Drs. Richard Armstrong or Jennifer Asmussen for assistance with the application process. You can also learn more about the programs on the UH Honors Abroad website. CLS Deadline: Nov. 16, 2016. Boren Deadline: Feb. 2, 2017.

SMART—Summer Medical and Research Training Program 
The SMART program is a paid Nine-Week Biomedical Research Program for undergraduates from May 29-July 28, 2017 at the Baylor College of Medicine. All continuing undergraduates may apply; graduating seniors are ineligible.

The program offers:
Nine paid weeks of biomedically related research in a broad range of areas (total compensation is approx. $5K)
Daily seminars designed for undergraduates
Free SMART GRE prep workshops
Career development activities
Housing at Rice University dorms
Application deadline: Jan. 10, 2017
Transcripts and letters of recommendation: Feb. 1, 201
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For more information, visit the SMART website: https://www.bcm.edu/smart 

SMART PREP Scholar Program
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for Baylor College of Medicine offers the SMART PREP Scholar grants to under-represented college graduates to prepare for biomedical Ph.D. study. Scholars will complete the program within 12 months, depending on each scholar's individual development plan. There are seven positions available each year.
The program features:
Paid mentored biomedical research at one of the nation's top institutions
A molecular and cellular biology course designed for the program
Weekly Introduction to Graduate Research workshops
Standardized Test Preparatory Course
Graduate school application workshops
Individual counseling on applying to Ph.D. programs
Individual tutoring and development in specific areas
Interaction with a vibrant community of more than 80 under-represented students Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students
Early Application deadline: February 3, 2017
Final Application deadline: April 17, 2017
For more information, visit the SMART PREP Scholar website: https://www.bcm.edu/education/schools/graduate-school-of-biomedical-sciences/diversity/smart-prep 

The Global Humanitarian Student Initiative (GHSI) 
Service Learning Trip to Palermo, Sicily
We are a UH student organization that gives students the power to coordinate and conduct their own humanitarian service trips at home and around the world. As a politically neutral organization, our mission is to gather and use our resources effectively in order to relieve afflicted populations to the best of our ability. Our motto ‘Humanitas Absoluta,’ “Humanity released,” effectively symbolizes our mission by acting as a proclamation towards the preservation of humanity as a whole. GHSI is currently collaborating with the University of Palermo and the Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology to offer free health care and counseling services to the North African and Middle Eastern refugees arriving in Sicily who seek asylum.
Contact Person: Christopher Wong email: ghsiofficeruh@gmail.com. Website: http://houstonghsi.wix.com/ghsiClick here for the fall meeting.

Frontier Fiesta Scholarships
Frontier Fiesta is a three-day music and entertainment festival that takes place across from the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center at the University of Houston, March 23rd – 25th, 2017, and offers a variety of attractions including concerts, student performances, a cook-off, a family fun day, and much more! Our organization also offers scholarships for incoming freshman and undergraduate students for the fall 2017 semester. Both the undergraduate and incoming freshman scholarships are on our website’s front page at http://www.uh.edu/fiesta/. Deadline is Jan. 20, 2017.

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AROUND CAMPUS & AROUND TOWN 

Unsilent Night
Presented in collaboration with Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Unsilent Night is a sound sculpture created when many individuals simultaneously play one of four music tracks by New York composer Phil Kline. Please be sure to download the music for Unsilent Night before you arrive. Bring your smartphones, boomboxes, mp3 players, portable speakers, laptops or anything else that plays music. The louder the better! Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. promenade.