National Scholars Program

Calendar: Spring 2009

January
7 Classes begin
8 GERMANY/MAYMESTER COURSE
6-8:30 pm
9 Scholars Forum
2:30 pm
213 Brackett Hall
13 BELIZE/MAYMESTER COURSE
5-7:30 pm
15 GERMANY/MAYMESTER COURSE
6-8:30 pm
19 MLK DAY—No Classes
20 UK STUDY ABROAD COURSE
6:30-9 pm
27 BELIZE/MAYMESTER COURSE
5-7:30 pm
geology and natural history of Belize

UK STUDY ABROAD COURSE
6:30-9 pm
"London: A History"
29 GERMANY/MAYMESTER COURSE
6-8:30 pm
February
3
BELIZE/MAYMESTER COURSE
5-7:30 pm
cultural and political history of Belize
5 GERMANY/MAYMESTER COURSE
6-8:30 pm
10 BELIZE/MAYMESTER COURSE
5-7:30 pm
Twigg’s "Understanding Belize"

UK STUDY ABROAD COURSE
6:30-9 pm
"The Making of London"
11 DARWIN DAY: Public Talk
7:30 pm, Tillman Hall Auditorium
"Darwin, Sex and Evolution: Using DNA to Discover the Origins of Species"
Dr. Jody Hey, Professor of Genetics, Rutgers University
12

DARWIN DAY: Seminar
3:30 pm, Brackett Hall Auditorium
"New methods and applications in divergence population genetics"
Dr. Jody Hey, Professor of Genetics, Rutgers University

RESUME WORKSHOP
6-7 pm

17 BELIZE/MAYMESTER COURSE
5-8 pm
Tropical forests, coral reefs, and new ideas about the Mayans

UK STUDY ABROAD COURSE
6:30-9 pm
Victorian London
19 GERMANY/MAYMESTER COURSE
6-8:30 pm
20-21 National Scholars Weekend
24 BELIZE/MAYMESTER COURSE
5-7:30 pm
Biodiversity: what is it and why does it matter? 

UK STUDY ABROAD COURSE
6:30-9 pm
The 1916 Easter Rising and Irish History
March
3

BELIZE/MAYMESTER COURSE
5-7:30 pm
Wilson’s "The Future of Life"

UK STUDY ABROAD COURSE
6:30-9 pm
Irish Nationalism and British Responses

4

BOOK/FILM DISCUSSION: "Everything is Illuminated"
6-8 pm, NSP Office
RSVP to Jamie by Feb. 6

5 GERMANY/MAYMESTER COURSE
6-8:30 pm
10 BELIZE/MAYMESTER COURSE
5-7:30 pm

UK STUDY ABROAD COURSE
6:30-9 pm
Modern Ireland
12 GERMANY/MAYMESTER COURSE
6-8:30 pm
16-20 SPRING BREAK—No Classes
24 BELIZE/MAYMESTER COURSE
5-7:30 pm
Vandermeer’s "Breakfast of Biodiversity"
25 High Tea with Pres. and Mrs. Barker (first-years only)
 5-6 pm - President's House
26 GERMANY/MAYMESTER COURSE
6-8:30 pm
31 BELIZE/MAYMESTER COURSE
5-7:30 pm
Vandermeer’s "Breakfast of Biodiversity"

UK STUDY ABROAD COURSE
6:30-9 pm
London and WW II
April
1

BOOK/FILM DISCUSSION: "Watchmen" #1
8-10 pm, NSP Office

2 GERMANY/MAYMESTER COURSE
6-8:30 pm
4-11 Honors and Awards Week
7 UK STUDY ABROAD COURSE
6:30-9 pm
Multi-cultural London
9

BOOK/FILM DISCUSSION: "Watchmen" #2
6-8 pm, NSP Office

14 BELIZE/MAYMESTER COURSE
5-7:30 pm
Student Research Presentations

UK STUDY ABROAD COURSE
6:30-9 pm
Multi-cultural Dublin
16 GERMANY/MAYMESTER COURSE
6-8:30 pm
17 Pre-Summer Travel Orientation
1:20-2pm
122 Brackett Hall
***Mandatory for all participating in NSP learning travel experiences. Contact Jamie if you have unmoveable conflicts.***
21

Senior Mentor Dinner
5-8 pm
Madren Center Ballroom C

BELIZE/MAYMESTER COURSE
5-7:30 pm
Student Research Presentations

25 High Tea with the Barkers (first-years only)
5-6 pm - President's House
23
GERMANY/MAYMESTER COURSE
6-8:30 pm
27-30 Final Exams
May
1 Final Exams
8 Commencement
10-18 Maymester I: Biodiversity in Belize
10-19 Maymester II: Germany in the Modern World