Represent the CHP at the Western Regional Honors Council Conference on April 14-15 in Orange, California! This two-day conference is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff of honors programs across the western U.S. to come together to network, share research and ideas, and discuss current issues relevant to honors programs and honors education. The CHP will be able to provide registration funding for a limited number of students who are interested in attending or presenting at the conference. Deadlines are approaching, so please complete the WRHC RSVP form or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, January 11 if you are interested in finding out more information.
The Department of Political Science is honored to announce that our very own Chancellor Gillman will be teach a special honors course during winter 2018. Only students currently active 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: 67620)
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 Andrew Hallak at email@example.com to obtain an authorization code.
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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.
The Civic and Community Engagement Minor is a very exciting campus-wide program for students. Specifically, the minor operates as a supplement to students’ major. The minor’s purpose is to provide students with interdisciplinary knowledge and training in engagement at local, national, and international level. Overall, students in the minor program learn how to become active and responsible community members in the 21st century.
The requirements for the minor are fairly minimal, and often build on very exciting and interesting campus opportunities that many students already pursue. Specifically, the minor has two required courses: University Studies 10 and University Studies 100, an internship (many students’ majors have internships or field placement requirements that can count), and 4 electives. There is a long list of already-approved courses across the entire campus (here is a link to the minor: http://engage.due.uci.edu/), and some courses can count both for students’ majors and minors.
One of the required courses for the minor, UniStu 10, will be offered this winter, 2018. The course is an introduction to public scholarship, community engagement, social action and philanthropy. The minor has received a $50,000 donation, and students in the course will decide how to distribute the funds to community organizations. In other words, students don’t just learn about community engagement, non-profits, and social action, students directly participate in these activities. The US10 course code is 87630 if students are interested.
Fall 2017 Walk-In Hours:
- Julissa: Tuesdays 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.
- An: Wednesdays 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.
- Location: Ayala Science Library, 1st Floor in the Writing Center. Please check in at the front desk.
Advising Appointments: If you are interested in one-on-one advising for any scholarships, you can schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor. Please view Advising Appointments for more information on how to set up an appointment. Our office is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 – 4:00 pm at the Writing Center of Ayala Science Library.
Q&A’s with Scholarship Winners: CHP alumna and George Mitchell Scholarship Recipient, Brittany Schick, 2005
Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines
Beinecke Scholarship: 1/9/18 at NOON
Junior-level students with a demonstration for financial need and plan to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences may apply to the Beinecke Scholarship. This scholarship seeks highly motivated students to pursue opportunities in these fields.
Donald A. Strauss Foundation: 1/22/18 at NOON
Sophomore and junior undergraduates may apply to the Strauss foundation and receive $15,000 to fund their service project. Must demonstrate an interest in public service, outstanding leadership potential, and wish to make a difference in their local, regional, or national communities.