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Fall 2015 Informal Reading Groups Brochure is Now Available

Dr. Amanda Minks

Meet just one hour per week with 10-15 Honors College students to discuss roughly 50 pages of reading from specific books on the topics described in the following pages. The only commitment you make is a good-faith effort to complete the reading and attend group meetings as often as you can, with the understanding there may be one or two weeks when you are unable to attend.

Reading groups will begin the week of August 31-September 4 and will meet for 3-15 weeks as indicated in the brochure.

To reserve a spot in the group of your choice, email your preference to oureadinggroups@gmail.com. Groups are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is helpful to indicate a second choice. Books will be distributed at the Reading Groups Open House on Thursday, August 27 in David L Boren Hall, Rooms 180 and 182.

Students who have not reserved a spot in any group are welcome to attend the Open House and sign up for any reading group with available spots, but please note that quantities may be limited.

Fall 2015 Reading Groups Brochure (PDF)

Fall 2015 Honors Research Assistant Program

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The Honors Research Assistant Program provides Honors students the opportunity to work with professors as research assistants on specific projects that the professor is studying.  Participants are expected to work for ten hours a week for ten weeks for $900.00. Honors College students with at least 15 hours of college credit and a 3.4+ GPA are eligible to apply. We accept applications for this program each term. There is no fixed deadline. Applicants are considered until all listed potions are filled. Contact Jeff Cooper at jdcooper@ou.edu, 325-8692 with questions.

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Dr. Amanda Minks Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant

Dr. Amanda Minks

Dr. Amanda Minks was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and conduct research in Nicaragua for seven months in 2016.  She will teach a class on Music and Culture at the Universidad Centroamericana in Managua, and conduct archival research on mid-20th century discourses of Nicaraguan folklore and indigenous culture.  She will also travel to the autonomous regions of the eastern coast, the site of her previous research, to give presentations drawn from her book Voices of Play: Miskitu Children’s Speech and Song on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua (University of Arizona Press, 2013).  She is pictured here with children on Corn Island during her linguistic anthropology fieldwork in 2003.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

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At the University of Oklahoma, the Honors College makes sure that undergraduate researchers have the support they need to work on the frontiers of knowledge. Through an inspired program of research support for undergraduate students, the Honors College partners with the Provost’s Office each semester to sponsor undergraduate research projects.  In other words, at the University of Oklahoma undergraduates do high-level research in their fields long before they graduate.  We believe that high-achieving undergraduate students should set their own goals, and there should be no preset limit to achievement. Announcements and deadlines for each term are made in the early Fall and Spring.

The Honors College Newsletter

The latest edition of the Honors College Newsletter features interviews with alumna Molly Bachmann, Assistant Professor Marie Dallam, and J.C. Fisher, a 2013 graduate who has been accepted to Stanford’s law program.  Also included are stories highlighting the Honors Student Association, the Honors at Oxford program, and a very generous gift provided by the Webster family.