As students explore their interests and career goals, it is normal to change majors and minors during the undergraduate years. We advise you to speak with a program counselor throughout this process if you have any questions about your curriculum change, and to consult DegreeWorks to see the requirements for your desired major/minor, as well as your credit progress. (note: if you are incoming freshman and have not started at UP yet, contact the admissions office to change your curriculum).
Either you just received your first college schedule (YAY), or you are a college student with lingering questions on how to read your “student detail schedule” on SelfServe. Either way, we are here to help. Here are a few tips to help you read your schedule with ease and expertise:
Congratulations to the College of Arts and Sciences, which placed second in total donors in #PilotsGive! Thanks to your efforts, 128 donors made contributions to CAS, surpassing our minimum goal of 100 donors to unlock the $200,000 pledge from Kunal Nayyar! Great job, everyone! Together, we all add UP!
Kunal Nayyar ’03, star from the Big Bang Theory, has pledged to give $200,000 to support the Performing Arts Department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Kunal hopes to inspire at least 100 donors to make a gift to any designation in the College of Arts and Sciences campaign. When this goal is reached, his gift will provide support for performing arts students and programs.
Join the challenge starting tomorrow at 12:00 p.m.! On April 4-5 from noon to noon, the UP community will come together for our first ever day of giving:#PilotsGive. With nearly $400,000 in challenge funds available, University of Portland has an ambitious goal of securing 1000 donors in one day! #PilotsGive is OUR chance to make UP stronger. pilotsgive.up.edu Together we all add UP!
UP students Anna Warden, Jordan Lueras, and Sydney Weber were selected as winners of the Murdock Poster Prize in Neuroscience/Psychology/Exercise Science for their presentation “Are serotonin neurons involved in the depression observed in Hutington’s disease? Effects of human mutant huntingtin expression in the dorsal raphe of wildtype mice.” Warden, Lueras, and Weber presented their research at the 2013 Murdock College Science Research Program (MCSRP) Conference held on November 8 & 9 in Vancouver, Washington. Dr. Mark Pitzer was their research advisor.
This award recognizes students for their hard work in the execution of research as well as the preparation and presentation of the results in a poster format. Warden, Lueras and Weber excelled in their communication, knowledge and analysis of the material, creativity of the project, organization of the presentation, and poise when answering questions.
Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary area of study that brings together courses in psychology, biology, and philosophy in seeking to understand how the brain and nervous system acquire, process, and integrate information from the environment, how this information brings about complex behaviors of the organism, and how this impacts our understanding of the nature of the human person.