Scholarship Opportunities Program: F’16 Finals Wk

December 5, 2016

Beinecke Scholarship – Funds up to $34,000 for graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Due Date: January 9 at noon.

Donald Strauss Scholarship– Funds $10,000 for junior or senior service projects. Demonstrate commitment to public service and leadership. Due Date: January 23 at noon.

*All application materials are available on SOP website. Complete applications include 2-3 letter of recommendations, resume, personal statement, and official transcripts. Requirements differ for each award. Please visit for more info.

Fall 2016 Walk-in Hours: Thursdays 3:00-4:00 pm. Check in at front desk of Writing Center, 1st Floor Ayala Science Library.

Advising Appointments: If you would like to make a personalized appointment to learn more about prestigious scholarships, please read Complete the Prospective Scholarship Winner Information Form and please email to set up an appointment.

Good Luck on Finals: SOP staff wishes you the best of luck on your finals! Study hard!

Study Abroad Updates

December 5, 2016

Several competitive program deadlines, such as England Sussex Summer, are fast approaching.  Get your application now and submit within the specified deadlines.

Need help deciding on a program?
Visit the Study Abroad Center for help!  They have peer and staff advisors available on a walk-in basis every day from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Need Money? Get Ahead!  
UCEAP is offering a $1,000 discount for every student who enrolls in a summer program and a $2,000 discount to students who enroll in fall, spring, and full-year programs.  You can also apply for study abroad scholarships!

Become an RA!

December 5, 2016

The UCI Student Housing Resident Advisor (RA) application is now open.  The RA role (and Honors RA in particular) is crucial to building community on campus.  If you love UCI and want to make a difference, then consider applying to be an RA.  If you’re interested in being an Honors RA and would like to learn more about how that role differs from the non-honors RA role, contact one of the current Honors RAs.  More information about the position responsibilities and requirements can be found online. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 15, 2016. Please apply online.

Finals Week Study Breaks

December 5, 2016

Stop by honors housing this week for some tasty treats and a quick break from finals studying!

  • Sunday, December 4, 4:00-6:00 p.m. in The Shire, Middle Earth for Krispy Kreme and coffee!
  • Monday, December 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Arroyo Vista 1012 for healthy snacks!
  • Tuesday, December 6, 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Loma, Mesa Court for smores!
  • Wednesday, December 7, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Arroyo, Mesa Court for fruity snacks!

Winter Entrepreneurship Class Filling Up!

December 5, 2016

Want to earn class credits while learning all about the basics of entrepreneurship? Introduction to Entrepreneurship (Social Science 189) is now open for registration. There are no prerequisites for this fun, engaging and inspiring class and it counts toward the new Certificate in Entrepreneurship through the School of Social Sciences. Every major is allowed! Last year the class filled up quickly so don’t delay. Enroll!

Freshman seminar with Julia Lupton on Shakespeare!

December 5, 2016

In this one-unit course (University Studies 3: Reading Shakespeare, course code 87557), we will read Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, a delightful and mysterious comedy about shipwrecked twins, mingled genders, disordered households, and wise folly. We will read Shakespeare’s play out loud as a group, supplemented by discussion, viewing opportunities, and a field trip. There are still a few spaces, so enroll now! If you have any questions, please contact Julia Lupton,

CHP now has a new Office Manager!

December 5, 2016

roberts-rachelWe are pleased to announce that Rachel Roberts has joined our staff as Office Manager!

Rachel, an alumna of UCI and the CHP (’14, English with an emphasis in Creative Writing), worked as a Student Assistant at the CHP office. She returns to us from UCSD, where she has been working in student affairs.

Rachel hails from San Diego but is thrilled to return to UCI, which she considers her second home.

PAA Message

December 5, 2016

Wishing everyone the best on finals! We know all you CHPers can ace every final! PAA’s Malcolm and Christine will be in the office (at the times listed below)  if you want to stop by. If not, we’ll see you after Winter Break!

Monday, Dec. 5th, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 10:00 -11:00 a.m
Friday, Dec. 9th, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

CHP Office Hour Updates

December 5, 2016

Please note the following office hour updates and closures:

  • CHP advisors will be unavailable on Tuesday, December 13.
  • The CHP Office will close on Wednesday, December 14.
  • The CHP Office will be closed from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 19.
  • The CHP Office will close for winter break at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20 and will reopen for regular business hours at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3.

Good luck on finals and happy holidays!

Honors Seminar in Political Science

December 2, 2016

Greetings Campuswide Honors Students!

The Department of Political Science is honored to announce a new course addition this coming winter quarter being taught by our very own Chancellor Gillman and Dean Chemerinsky of the UCI School of Law. Only students currently admitted in the Campuswide Honors Program or the Political Science Honors Program are being invited to enroll in this limited-enrollment course.

Honors Seminar in Political Science: The First Amendment and College Campuses
This seminar will examine basic principles of freedom of speech under the First Amendment with a focus on how they apply on college campuses and will focus on the free speech rights of students and whether, when, and how expression can be regulated.

POL SCI H180D (code: 67600)
Mondays 1:00-2:50PM
Aldrich Hall 501

If you are interested, please sign up immediately as the course has limited seating and will fill up quickly! To enroll, please contact contact Cristy Prado at to obtain an add authorization code.

Chancellor Howard Gillman, Ph.D., is an award-winning scholar and teacher, he has academic appointments in the departments of law, political science, and history. Among his books are The Constitution Besieged: The Rise and Demise of Lochner Era Police Powers Jurisprudence (Duke 1993), The Votes That Counted: How the Court Decided the 2000 Presidential Election (Chicago 2001), and American Constitutionalism (with Mark Graber and Keith Whittington). He has also co-edited two other volumes and authored more than 40 articles and book chapters. He has received many awards for his scholarship, and for teaching excellence and dedication to students.

Prior to his appointment as provost and executive vice chancellor at UC Irvine, Dr. Gillman was a professor of political science, history, and law at the University of Southern California. From 2007 to 2012, he served as dean of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

Howard Gillman became UC Irvine’s sixth chancellor on September 18, 2014.

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at University of California, Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in Political Science.

Prior to assuming this position in 2008, he was the Alston and Bird Professor of Law and Political Science at Duke University from 2004-2008, and before that was a professor at the University of Southern California Law School from 1983-2004, including as the Sydney M. Irmas Professor of Public Interest Law, Legal Ethics, and Political Science. He also has taught at DePaul College of Law and UCLA Law School.

Dean Chemerinsky holds a law degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.