Volunteer at CHP New Student Orientation

September 1, 2017

It is time to welcome a new group of students to the CHP community! The CHP needs some Cool Happy People (that’s you!) to help at the New Student Orientation Programs. If you can help with registration for either of the orientations (or both!) please fill out the EEE survey as soon as possible.

Volunteers are needed for orientations on:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7:45 a.m. in HG 1800
  • Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 2:15 p.m. in SSLH 100

Participate in the CHP Student Interest/Activities Survey

September 1, 2017

The CHP would love to hear from you about the types of events and activities that you can see yourself participating in this upcoming academic year.  By completing the following survey, you will be providing the CHP staff and CHP leaders with valuable feedback about how you want to make the most of your time in the CHP.

So that we can plan for fall quarter, please complete this survey by 11:59 p.m. September 15, 2017.  The first 200 CHPers who complete the survey will be entered in a drawing to win either a CHP t-shirt (5 prizes) or the grand prize of a free trip to the 2018 CHP Spring Retreat to Anza Borrego (1 prize, $30 value).

We look forward to making your ideas happen and your voices heard!

CHP Office Closed for Labor Day

September 1, 2017

The CHP Office will be closed on Monday, September 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  The office will reopen for normal business hours at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5.

Bio Sci 199 Research Opportunity

September 1, 2017

Attention Honors Students in the Biological Sciences: The Fruman laboratory would like to recruit a motivated student to take part in cutting-edge research projects in the fields of Cancer Biology and Immunology. The position requires a full year commitment of 12-16 hours per week (3-4 units of Bio 199). Interested students should send an email to dfruman@uci.edu.

Fall 2017 Enrollment Updates

September 1, 2017

Restrictions Lifted

Several schools have lifted restrictions on their courses for fall:

  • Arts – Removed many major restrictions on 8/31
  • Bio Sci – Will remove the NOR from Bio Sci 93, as well as repeat and major restrictions on Bio Sci courses, by noon on 9/5
  • Physical Sciences – Will remove all NORs on 9/5 at noon
  • Social Ecology – Will remove NORs on 9/5 at noon and major restrictions on 9/20.

Make sure to check the comments in the online Schedule of Classes for dates and times that other course restrictions will be lifted.

Unit Cap Lifted

The 18-unit enrollment limit will be lifted today (September 1) at noon.  After the cap is lifted, students will be able to enroll in up to 20 units without any special approval.  If you need approval to add more than 20 units, please contact your honors advisor.



UCI Saturday Academy of Law is hiring Teaching Assistants

August 7, 2017
UC Irvine School of Law is deeply committed to diversity in the legal profession. The Saturday Academy of Law (“SAL”) is an opportunity to expose a diverse group of students to the legal profession while helping them improve their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.

Currently, we are looking for dedicated undergraduate students to serve as
 Teaching Assistants to help facilitate the lesson plan for the students. In the classroom, students learn a series of Supreme Court Cases pertaining to First Amendment rights in school and evaluate a hypothetical case at the end of the session. Students and TA’s also have the opportunity to network with local lawyers and judges who present to the class.

Click here to download TA application for Fall Session. The Fall session runs six consecutive Saturdays from September 30th through November 4th, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 1 PM.
Application Deadline: August 25, 2017.

Special Invitation to CHP Research Seminar

August 7, 2017
Calling all honors students who are conducting research but are not participating in a school/departmental honors program! Get individualized support during the honors thesis process from CHP Director Ted Wright. During this research seminar you will learn about the research process and work to create a research plan as well as an abstract or prospectus that can become the basis for your introduction.
This 2-unit research course will be offered as University Studies H176A, and graded as Pass/Not Pass. It is currently scheduled for Wednesdays 2:00-3:50 p.m., however, the schedule may be adjusted to accommodate your schedule.
For more information about the CHP Research/Thesis Seminar, please see:http://sites.uci.edu/chpnews/2017/05/15/course-for-chp-thesis-support-3/
Email honors@uci.edu today to accept the invitation to the CHP Research/Thesis Seminar and to receive authorization to enroll!

Sign up for the Career Center’s Summer Group

August 7, 2017
A Career Group is targeted towards students that are undecided in their career path. Facilitated by a career counselor, these highly interactive groups meet three times and focus on self-discovery. Participants should be comfortable actively participating in group discussions. Students engage in activities to explore their interests and values to help generate potential career interests.
If this sounds like the right fit for you, join the upcoming week-long Summer Career Group.*
The group will meet for three sessions:
·         Monday: August 14 from 10:30-11:50 AM
·         Wednesday: August 16 from 10:30-11:50 AM
·         Friday: August 18 from 10:30-11:50 AM
To be part of this group, you will need to:
·         Commit to attend all three sessions.
·         Complete assignments and actively participate in discussions.
·         Pay a $5 material fee.
If you’re interested in being part of this career group, please fill out the online application (below) by Tuesday, August 8, 10:00 PM.
If you have any questions, contact Andrea Chung at andreac8@uci.edu
*Not for credit

CHP alumna creates podcast about learning to belong

August 3, 2017

Looking for a new podcast to chill on the beach with this summer? Why not give a listen to CHP alumna Misha Euceph’s (’15) new podcast, “Beginner.” The podcast follows Misha, a Pakistani immigrant, as she learns the things Americans learn in their childhood.

Eleven CHP Students Receive Chancellor’s Award of Distinction

August 1, 2017

L to R: Simon Harrison, Chancellor Howard Gillman, Emma Walsh (’17) and Lucy Dillon (’17) enjoy a dinner in honor of the Chancellor’s Award of Distinction recipients.

The Chancellor’s Award of Distinction recognizes an exceptional group of graduating undergraduate students who exhibit a commitment to cutting-edge research, leadership, or service to UCI.  Eleven out of thirty-eight total awards for 2017 were given to CHP graduating seniors!

  • Joshua Cook, Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences and School of Physical Sciences
  • Lucile Dillon, Claire Trevor School of the Arts
  • Nida Fatima, Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences
  • Stephanie Gonzalez, School of Education and School of Social Ecology
  • Christine Hua, Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences
  • Adam Keppler, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
  • Diana Magana, School of Education and School of Humanities
  • Sarah Sakr, School of Social Ecology
  • Malcolm Su, Henry Samueli School of Engineering
  • Emma Walsh, Claire Trevor School of the Arts and School of Education
  • Alice Yang, Claire Trevor School of the Arts and School of Social Ecology
  • Read more about this year’s winners here…