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Coming up in The Honors College
10/27: Grand Challenges Forum (link available)
10/27: Mellon Research Scholars Program Info Sessions (RSVP required)
11/09: Apply to become an Honors Advocate


The New Grand Challenges Forum, Tuesdays, 6 p.m. via Zoom
The New Grand Challenges Forum encourages students to think critically, discuss openly, and learn unequivocally. The Honors College welcomes a diverse group of distinguished scholars, authors, activists, and artists in an effort to further the University’s commitment to intellectual rigor, critical thinking, and scholarly excellence. The New Grand Challenges Forum offers students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the local community a time to hear a wide range of lectures dedicated to three compelling themes, which for the fall 2020 semester, are Plagues and PandemicsJustice and Equity, and Mental Health. 
Oct. 27: Attorney Safa Ansari-Bayegan, Georgetown Law Center’s Criminal Justice, E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow, Honors College Alum

Use of Honors College Spaces and How to Contact Honors College in Fall 2020
Click here to read and print important information for the fall 2020 in the Honors College. 

2021 Mellon Research Scholars Program Info Sessions
The Mellon Research Scholars Program is committed to training future scholars from backgrounds underrepresented in the academy and other undergraduates with a demonstrated commitment to the goal of building a diverse academy in the humanities. Students receive a total of $5,000 to participate in this faculty-mentored undergraduate research and graduate school preparation program in the humanities. 

Information session will be held: Oct. 27 at 12 p.m. and Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. Learn more and sign up at Applications are due Nov. 13!

Student Staff Position Available
A student staff position is available to support the Director of Co-Curricular Learning, Dr. Rita Sirrieh, in the administration of new programming. Competitive applicants will be in good academic standing, have great communication and interpersonal skills, and be organized, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented.

If you would like to be considered for the part-time student position, please email your resume to The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. Applicants must be available to work through the spring 2021 semester, and we are looking for applicants who can commit to working into the following academic year (and beyond!).

Join us at Honors College Phoneathons!
The Honors College is hosting phoneathons for fall 2020. Join us to make phone calls and recruit the Honors College Class of 2025! Phone calls provide that personal touch central to the Honors College recruitment efforts. RSVP to join the phoneathons at

Phoneathons are hosted via Zoom from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on the following dates:
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Monday, November 2, 2020
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Debate: Should Restrictive Measures Be Taken To Prevent Voter Fraud?
Braver Angels is collaborating with Honors students to host a virtual debate centered around voter restrictions. With the election on the horizon, the question "How do we protect the integrity of our elector process?" is in the back of many minds. Come advocate your opinion on why do or do not need restrictive measures to prevent voter fraud. This debate is intended to help broaden perspectives and open dialogues in our current climate of political polarization. The debate will take place over Zoom from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. on Oct. 29. RSVP For the debate HERE. Contact Simon Nichols ( with any questions!

Honors Learning Abroad Info Session
Travel with Honors! Explore the ancient ruins of Greece, the North African culture in Tunisia, or immerse yourself in the Syrian refugee community of Jordan. Honors College faculty are leading learning abroad experiences to these three destinations in Summer 2021.

You can learn more about these opportunities during the Honors College Learning Abroad Information Session, Friday, November 6, at 2 p.m. RSVP at

Apply Now for Honors Advocates
Love talking about the Honors College? Join the Honors Advocates Co-Coordinator team! Get involved, organize, and promote Honors College recruitment phoneathons, coordinate social activities, and participate in Open Houses. The co-coordinator position is a two-year commitment. During the first year, you will serve as Assistant Co-Coordinator. During the second year, you will serve as Co-Coordinator. Applications for the Assistant Co-Coordinator position are accepted until 12 p.m. on Nov. 9. If you are interested in applying for the position, please review the description HERE. Contact Alice Yang at for more information.

Spanish Tutoring in Houston area
Looking for University of Houston spanish majors to tutor spanish in-person in the Houston area. We tutor in River Oaks, Memorial, Rice, Bellaire, Galleria, and the Heights. Must have a properly working vehicle and we will be providing tutors with PPE. Must be majoring in Spanish.  

Please email resume and cover letter to apply. Must have experience with K-12 students and be able to teach/tutor grammar for Spanish 1-AP. Must be very familiar with the Subjunctive, Imperative, Indicative, etc. Contact Karla Machado ( for more information. 

Sources of information concerning the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at UH and in the Honors CollegeUH information and guidelines

Honors College events postponed or cancelled:
Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Induction – postponed until the fall
The Great Conversation – April 10, 2021 via Zoom



Critical Language Scholarship
The Critical Language Scholarships is a fully-funded scholarship that allows undergraduate and graduate students to study a critical language abroad for 8-10 weeks. Successful applicants will be enrolled in language classes, take part in cultural activities, and go on overnight excursions in their country. Those interested in applying should email Dr. Ben Rayder ( for further information. Application Deadline is Nov. 17

Elizabeth D. Rockwell Student Scholarships in Ethics and Leadership
Six Elizabeth D. Rockwell Student Scholarships in Ethics and Leadership will be given in the amount of $1500 each to students with have demonstrated excellence in ethical leadership and also in financial need. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors in a field related to public policy, but other students will also be given full consideration. CLICK HERE to view requirements. The following application materials should be submitted in a single PDF electronically to Please include in the subject line: 'EDR Student Scholarship application, Last name, first name' by Nov. 15, 2020



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 Ben Raydar at 

Baylor College of Medicine Internship Program
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.

The successful candidate will participate 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

Salary Range: $11/hour 
Contact: Loning Fu ( for more information

Apply to the 2021 Mellon Research Scholars Program!!
The Mellon Research Scholars Program is committed to training future scholars from backgrounds underrepresented in the academy and other undergraduates with a demonstrated commitment to the goal of building a diverse academy in the humanities. Students receive a total of $5,000 to participate in this faculty-mentored undergraduate research and graduate school preparation program in the humanities.
Questions about the Mellon Research Scholars Program may be sent to Dr. Rikki Bettinger at Learn more and apply at Applications are due Nov. 13, 2020.