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Honors Events

For a complete listing of upcoming events, check out the RMU Honors Program Calendar on Google Calendar, which you can add to your calendar and always be up-to-date on honors events.  
 In addition to cultural trips downtown, networking lunches, study breaks, pizza parties and reading groups, the honors program hosts several special events throughout the year.  The RMU Roundtable Series, for instance, is a forum for professors and guest lecturers to present their research to the campus community.  

Honors students can enjoy expanding their literary horizons through the Honors book clubs offered each semester. Books clubs are both faculty and student led and meetings are typically held in the Honors Student Center. Suggestions for future books clubs are always welcome! 

The honors program sponsors several events throughout for the entire RMU community, for instance to the Going to Graduate School Seminar and Featured Speaker Series in the fall. In the spring, the Honors program co-hosts an annual Undergraduate Research Conference. The 2014 Undergraduate Research Conference had a record number of participants and students presented on a vast array of topics, ranging from meteorology to life insurance.

Politics Panel -- Photos by Paul Wintruba

In the spring of 2014, honors students conducted a voter registration drive as a service project.  The drive began with an event with local elected officials, a panel presentation on voting and getting involved in politics, which featured State Sen. Matt Smith, State Rep. Mark Mustio, State Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, Moon Township Board of Supervisors Chair Jim Vitale, Chair of the PA Democratic Party James Burn, and Chair of the Allegheny County Democratic Party Nancy Mills.

Baroque Concerto for Piano and Strings Orchestra -- Nadav Amir-Himmel

During the spring semester 2013, RMU hosted musician and composer as a Rooney International Scholar: Nadav Amir-Himmel from the State of Israel. The winner of the first prize in the senior division in the Third International Antonin Dvorak Composition Competition for his compositions, Amir-Himmel also won prizes there for Best Free Composition and Best Composition Based on Models. His visit was made possible by a collaboration between the Rooney International Scholar Program and the University Honors Program. 

The highlight of Amir-Himmel's visit was a world premiere performance of one of his compositions on campus, this Baroque Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra, written for his visit and for RMU.