Thursday, October 27, 2011

Call for Conference Papers and Panels

Call for Conference Papers & Panels

Undergraduate Research Conference

Hosted by the Honors Programs of Robert Morris University

and California University of Pennsylvania

April 20, 2012

Sewall Center,

Robert Morris University

Honors directors and deans are invited to nominate papers or to form panels of three or four papers for a contribution to the conference at Robert Morris University. Those selected to present their research at the conference will have 10 minutes to share their findings or process or method for creating their work.

Papers or creative projects completed independently or within the parameters of a course assignment are suitable for submission. Current and prior work, except that already presented at a previous year’s conference, will be considered. A selection of the top papers will be published in the on-line conference proceedings. Some selected presentations will be videotaped for an online archive.

· Some presentations will be video-conferenced from the conference location.

Nomination of papers or panels must include:

· student's abstract of their presentation

· student's name, year and major

· name and email for the faculty member who is the student’s professor/mentor

· honors director’s name, email and phone number

Submission Deadline: MARCH 19, 2012


For further information, contact:

Dr. Monica VanDieren and Dr. Philip Harold, Co-Directors, RMU Honors Program

E-mail: Telephone: 412-397-4278 (or 5417)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

PhD the Movie

The Robert Morris University Honors Program invites Honors students from Western Pennsylvania Universities to attend:

“PhD the Movie”

Thursday November 17th

4 P.M. @ Hopwood Hall, Nicholson Center, Moon Township Campus

Based upon the PhD comics, this is the story of two struggling PhD students.

Go to to check out some of the comics.

Sponsored by the Robert Morris University Honors Program

Friday, February 11, 2011

Global Perspectives

This semester RMU's Honors Program is having Roundtables with the focus on Global Perspectives.

Our first Roundtable event is being held Monday the 14th and will focus on Egypt.

Georges Montillet, an Arabist who has spent time in Egypt and took RMU students there last summer is our first Roundtable speaker of the semester! Prof. Montillet is finishing up his doctorate at Yale and teaches Rhetoric and Arabic at RMU.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

David Brooks speaks at RMU

The Pittsburgh Speaker Series presents David Brooks.

David Brooks is a political analyst, commentator, author and New York Times columnist. With humor, insight, and passion he discusses the spirit of our time. Not only is he an observer of the American lifestyle, but he also analyzes current politics and foreign affairs. He has had many appearances on the News Hour with Jim Lehrer and NPR's All Things Considered.

The speech will be given Wednesday April 7, 2010 in the Rogal Chapel on Robert Morris University's campus. The Doors will open at 1:00pm and the program will start at 1:30pm.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Carmen Opera

Honors Students from CCAC, Duquesne, Point Park, and Robert Morris are getting together to experience the Opera Carmen. The performance will be on March 23 at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh. Before the show there will be a preview of the Opera, and following the performance there will be a meet and greet with the artists.

RMU Presents Rooney Scholar, Francis Kee Burnside

Please join us Friday, January 29, 2010, for the first presentation by the Spring 2010 Rooney Scholar, Francis Kee Burnside, as he shares with our campus community the ethical system of life known as the “Blessing Way.”A reception will take place at 11:45am, and the presentation will start at 12 noon in the Rogal Family Chapel.

As the 18th Rooney Visiting Scholar, Francis will discuss the history
and philosophy of the Dine (Navajo nation) from the perspective of his
role as a traditional healer and a modern agent of the Navajo
Peacemaking Court. Burnside, a hataalii and certified Navajo Nation
Peacemaker, will share the ceremonial ways of the Dine as he brings
tradition and modernity together.

Please notice that seating will be limited for this event
and an RSVP is required — especially if you are bringing a large group to the event (e.g., an entire office or class). Please contact Terri
Byrnes at to RSVP as soon as possible but no
later than 1-27-10.

Learn all about the Navajo nation from our scholar in residence.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pink Feet Celebration

Julie Philp from Susan G. Komen will be coming to Point Park University on Thursday January 21, 2010 for a Pink Feet Celebration and Check Presentation. Honors Students will be gathering for food and fun. The money raised from selling Pink Feet last semester will be presented to Julie Philp at the event.