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“On Life and Death”: CHP Becker Lunch with Sheldon Solomon, October 26

On October 26, we are excited to welcome Dr. Sheldon Solomon, psychologist and Professor at Skidmore College. From Skidmore’s website: “His studies of the effects of the uniquely human awareness of death on behavior have been supported by the National Science Foundation and Ernest Becker Foundation, and were featured in the award winning documentary film Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality. He is co-author of In the Wake of 9/11: The Psychology of Terror and The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life. Sheldon is an American Psychological Society Fellow, and a recipient of an American Psychological Association Presidential Citation (2007), a Lifetime Career Award by the International Society for Self and Identity (2009), and the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs Annual Faculty Award (2011).” Continue reading

“For All the World to See” – Honors & Scholars Guided Tour Plus Lecture

Honors & Scholars is partnering with the McClung Museum to present a guided tour of the museum’s civil rights exhibit For All the World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights on October 18th at 5:00 p.m. This exclusive tour will be followed by a guest lecture by Dr. Herman Gray, a scholar of African-American popular culture.

To sign up, please submit the form below. Space is limited.

*1794 Scholars can use this event for Global and Cultural Awareness.

*For Chancellor’s Honors, this program counts as a Becker Seminar.

Leadership in Action: My Orientation Summer

Written by Julia McGuire

“Why do you want to be an orientation leader?” If I had a dollar every time a peer, supervisor, or family member asked me this question, I could pay my tuition. People  are usually curious because their mental image of a college students during the summer usually involves coursework or the beach. Not many students spend their days decked out in orange and welcoming UT’s largest ever class. When asked, I always told people I wanted to practice the leadership skills I learned through the Honors Leadership Program or creating a better orientation experience for the first-year students. After having served as an orientation leader this summer, I’ve realized, that while I may have accomplished those goals, my initial understanding of role was nowhere close to the reality. Continue reading

Yearning to Lead: Researching Medicine in Kenya

Written by Kendall Mcevoy

Throughout my four years of high school I had the opportunity to conduct medical research at a hospital in Kijabe, Kenya. Alongside my mentors—students and doctors at Vanderbilt University and Kijabe Hospital—I began a pilot observational study on anesthesia care during cesarean sections focused on emergent and urgent cases. As a medical assistant, my job was to collect and record data, and report it to my superiors for the analysis. I walked into the hospital every morning without a clue what my day would hold. Some days I observed up to eight c-sections, and other days not a single procedure.  Continue reading

Welcoming the 2018 Cohort

Written by members of the 2018 Haslam Scholars Cohort

Each year we welcome a promising new class of Haslam Scholars to our communities. The excerpts below provide a look at the nature of each member of our entering cohort through the eyes of one of their own. Read below to learn the past successes, current passions, and future plans of our 2018 cohort.  Continue reading

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