National Scholars Program

Calendar: Fall 2008

August
 14-15  New Scholars Retreat
 15

5:30 pm
Welcome Back Cook-Out, CU Outdoors Lab

 19

11:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Schedule Swap, NSP Office
Bring your current Fall schedule of classes to seek advice from fellow Scholars. Lunch provided.

New Scholars will depart to Littlejohn Coliseum at the conclusion for the Summer Reading Program.

 20 Classes begin
  7-9:30 pm, NSP office
NSP Freshman Seminar
 26  7-9:30 pm, NSP office
NSP Freshman Seminar
September
 2 7-9:30 pm, NSP office
NSP Freshman Seminar
 8 1:15-2:15 pm, NSP office
Lunch and Learn
Richard Miles, former US Ambassador to Georgia, to discuss recent Georgia-Russia conflct
 9

12:30-1:30, NSP Office
NSP "Double-Stuf" Discussion
Science & Technology: Human Enhancements
Lead by Reid Sanders

7-9:30 pm, NSP office
NSP Freshman Seminar

 16 12:30-1:30 pm, NSP office
Lunch and Learn
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, Dr. Loch Johnson, international expert on foreign policy, intelligence and national security
 18 7-9:30 pm, NSP office
NSP Freshman Seminar
 23

12:30-1:30, NSP Office
NSP "Double-Stuf" Discussion
Politics/Religion: The economic crisis and proposed $700B bail-out

7-9:30 pm, NSP office
NSP Freshman Seminar

October
 2

7-9 pm, NSP office
NSP Freshman Seminar

9-10:30 pm, NSP office
VP Debate-watching party

 7

BOOK DISCUSSION
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Lead by Dr. Elizabeth Rivlin
(RSVP to Jamie by Sept. 17)
6:30-8:45 pm - NSP Office

9-10:30 pm, NSP office
Presidential Debate-watching party

 14 12:30-1:30, NSP Office
NSP "Double-Stuf" Discussion
Science & Technology: The science and politics of alternative energy

7-9:30 pm, 234 Brackett Hall
NSP Freshman Seminar
 23 7-9:30 pm, 234 Brackett Hall
NSP Freshman Seminar
 28 12:30-1:30, NSP Office
NSP "Double-Stuf" Discussion
Politics/Religion: Blackwater in Iraq, the US strike in Syria, and the upcoming presidential election

7-9:30 pm, NSP office
NSP Freshman Seminar
   
November
 3-4 Fall Break (no classes)
 6 7-9:30 pm, NSP office
NSP Freshman Seminar

BOOK DISCUSSION
Small Island by Andrea Levy

Lead by Dr. Elizabeth Rivlin
7-9:30 pm - NSP Office
 11 12:30-1:30, NSP Office
NSP "Double-Stuf" Discussion
Science & Technology: Genetically modified crops; brain "finger-printing"

7-9:30 pm, NSP office
NSP Freshman Seminar
 18 7-9:30 pm, NSP office
NSP Freshman Seminar
 26-28  Thanksgiving Break (no classes)
   
December
2 12:30-1:30, NSP Office
NSP "Double-Stuf" Discussion
Politics/Religion: Terrorist attacks in Mumbai
4
7-9:30 pm, NSP office
NSP Freshman Seminar
 8-12  Final Exams