University Studies 1

January 13, 2017

Spaces available: University Studies 1 (2 P/NP units).

What is University Studies 1? Well, it’s basically your guide on how to successfully navigate UCI. We are going to set you up for success not only for this quarter, but also, for the remainder of your first year and beyond. How so? Well, if any of the questions below have crossed your mind, we will be discussing them in class:

  • What majors does UCI offer, and how can I declare?
  • How can I double major or minor?
  • What do I need to do to graduate from UCI?
  • How on earth am I going to learn to manage my time and assignments?
  • Which campus resources can I take advantage of to help me ace my courses?
  • What strategies can I use for studying and test-taking?
  • How can I study abroad, write a resume, and participate in research?
  • How can I perform better this quarter than I did Fall quarter?

Also, one of the perks of this course is that the discussion sections are taught by junior and senior students, so you will have an upper-division student mentor looking out for you and sharing tips from a student perspective.

Be sure to enroll into both the lecture on Wednesdays from 4pm-4:50pm (87500) and a discussion. If you have any questions, email Anthony Bates (

UReCA call for editors

January 12, 2017

UReCA, the undergraduate Web journal of undergraduate research and creative activity is now accepting applications for positions of Associate Editors. The deadline has been extended to February 28, 2017. We have ten slots to fill and would love to have a diverse representation of students from NCHC Honors Programs and Colleges across the United States. Version 1.0 of the Web site is complete and debuted at the NCHC Conference this October in Seattle:

What We Are Looking For
Undergraduate students from NCHC-sponsored programs with a keen interest in the selection and acquisition of articles, creative works, art, and videos, and editing (scientific as well as creative works) manuscripts that have been selected for publication. Prior editing experience is a plus.

The selection of editors for UReCA is a competitive process and applications (a single Word file or pdf) should consist of the following: 1) resume, 2) statement of interest (1-page), and 3) one letter of support from the Honors director/dean at the student’s college. The deadline for application is February 28, 2017. All applications will be processed through our submissions site found here:

Serving as an editor with UReCA includes a three-day summer editing boot camp and participation at national and regional NCHC conferences. Your sponsoring college should commit to funding your attendance at the conferences, but UReCA will fund the boot camp. This year’s summer event will take place in scenic Bryce Canyon, Utah. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks,

Russell Helms
Managing Editor, UReCA
Lecturer, Dept. of English
Office: Library 413

Interdisciplinary 4+1 Master’s Program

January 12, 2017

All CHP juniors who are majoring in philosophy, political science, or economics are invited to apply for UCI’s new Master’s Program in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics (PPE).  This program, which was developed by some of the top faculty at UC Irvine, including Social Science Core instructor Jeffrey Barrett, will allow students to complete both a Bachelor’s Degree AND a Master’s Degree in just five years, total.  (This is known as a 4+1 M.A.)

Housed in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, PPE aims at providing students with a broad yet thorough education in the three constitutive fields.  The program’s objective is to train individuals to critically evaluate individual and collective decision-making and public policy.  Philosophy equips students with tools to reason rigorously and facilitates ethical reflection.  Economics provides tools for evaluating individual and collective decision-making.  And Political Science provides an understanding of the real contexts in which ethical and economic principles must be applied.  Thus the three disciplines inherent in PPE are mutually supportive and a background in each is necessary for an individual to gain a robust understanding of social phenomena.

The 4+1 M.A. in PPE may be of considerable interest to students interested in obtaining additional education focused on ethics, logic, decision-making, and public policy before applying to law school or pursuing a career in public service.

For questions, please contact Simon Huttegger, the director of the program.  Professor Huttegger will meet with CHP students individually to discuss course planning, etc.

Faculty affiliated with the 4+1 M.A. in PPE from the Departments of Economics, Logic and Philosophy of Science, Philosophy, and Political Science include:

Jeffrey Barrett (Logic and Philosophy of Science) Jean Paul Carvalho (Economics) Simone Chambers (Department of Political Science) Margaret Gilbert (Department of Philosophy) Bernard Grofman (Department of Political Science) Simon Huttegger (Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science) Aaron James (Department of Philosophy) Michael McBride (Department of Economics) Cailin O’Connor (Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science) Donald Saari (Department of Economics) Stergios Skaperdas (Department of Economics) Brian Skyrms (Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science) Charles Anthony Smith (Department of Political Science) Keith Topper (Department of Political Science) Kai Wehmeier (Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science)

The application deadline this year is March 3, 2017. For more information, check the program’s website.

Scholarship Opportunities Program: W’17 Wk 1

January 12, 2017

The Scholarship Opportunities Program welcomes you to a New Year! We look forward to helping you apply for and win prestigious scholarships.


Please visit for more info.

Strauss– Funds $10,000 for service projects to students committed to public service and leadership. Apply as a sophomore or junior (due by January 23, 2017 at NOON)

Winter 2017 Walk-In Hours: Tuesdays 2:00-3:00 p.m, and Thursday 12:00pm-1:00pm. Location: Ayala Science Library, 1st Floor in the Writing Center. Please check in at the front desk.

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.

Check out our blog, Q & A’s with Scholarship Winners.

Hope to see you soon!


The Cloisters Summer Internship

January 12, 2017

The Cloisters, a branch museum of the Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art of medieval Europe, offers eight paid internships for undergraduate students interested in art and museum careers who enjoy working with children. Visit the website for instructions concerning supplementary materials. Applications are due by January, 29, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

English Conversation Program

January 12, 2017

Are you a native English speaker?
Are you interested in meeting students from all over the world?
Are you interested in learning about other cultures, while sharing your own to international students?
Apply to be an English Facilitator for ECP!

Plan to study abroad – Deadlines soon!

January 12, 2017

You are encouraged to study abroad. UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) is offering a $2000 scholarship to ALL students who enroll in YEAR-LONG programs for the 2017-18 year abroad!!!

UCEAP deadlines for summer and fall 2017 are coming soon!!  The first deadline is January 12, 2017Deadlines vary by program.  Get your application today!

To learn about how study abroad is affordable, how it can fit your major, and get your study abroad questions answered, click here!

Early planning is encouraged to continue making regular progress toward your degree.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity.  To get started, visit the Study Abroad Center.

Social Science Research Assistants Wanted

January 12, 2017

Doctoral student Robert Kalinowski and Professor Drew Bailey would like to invite UCI Honors participants to apply to be trained in field research methods and to help execute an experiment designed to help young children learn spatial and math skills.

This fieldwork study could be a great opportunity for your CHP honors research/thesis project for students from many different departments. For more details, click here.

Win a gift card to The Hill by visiting the Locus!

January 12, 2017

All current CHP students who swipe in to The Locus during weeks 1-5 will automatically be entered into a drawing for a gift card to The Hill.  Don’t forget to bring your ID card with you and swipe in EVERY TIME you enter The Locus or the CHP Office!  Winners will be announced in CHP-News.

Nuclear Reactor Tour

January 12, 2017

Have you ever heard tales of the nuclear reactor that lies beneath our very own Rowland Hall?  On Friday of Week 3 (January 27th) from 11:30 – 1:00 PM, the CHP will be venturing down to the basement of the building and taking a tour of this fabled reactor facility!  If you are interested in attending, please come to the CHP Office by Friday, January 20th and sign up for the tour! Spaces are limited, so make sure to sign up as soon as possible if you would like to attend! *SSP*

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