Dean’s Honor Symposium

Dean’s Honor Symposium

Each year, the Eugene Lang College community gathers to celebrate our thoughtful, dedicated, and engaged students. We recognize high-achieving, academically rigorous students as well as their unique and groundbreaking work, from nesting oysters in the Hudson to teaching in schools in East Harlem and learning Khmer in Cambodia. And we encourage our students to continue to challenge themselves, to think deeply and critically about today’s tough problems, and to engage with their communities to affect change.

The spring 2018 Lang College Dean’s Honor Symposium is a conference at which students present their academic work and co-curricular projects to the Lang community. The application process is designed to identify outstanding undergraduate research and creative projects. Proposals from any academic discipline or combination of disciplines are invited. Proposals that explore critical histories as well as contemporary social issues are highly encouraged, since at Lang, social justice is at the core of our liberal arts education. By participating, students will gain valuable experience presenting their work and engaging the public, as well as building their résumés. There is no GPA requirement for participation in the Dean's Honor Symposium.

If your project is selected, you will be required to register for the Dean's Honor Symposium course on Mondays in the spring semester and attend weekly meetings until the symposium, on April 16.

Apply by October 11.

Save the date for spring:

Dean's Honor Symposium
Monday, April 16, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
University Center, Lecture Hall UL105 and Starr Foundation Hall

Dean's Honor Symposium Poster Session
Monday, April 24, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
University Center, Event Café

Dean's List and Student Award Ceremony
Monday, April 16, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Tishman Auditorium, University Center
Reception to follow, also in Tishman Auditorium

See last year's Dean's Honor Symposium.

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First Year Fellows

Lang First Year Fellows program offers a chance for students to offer support and mentorship to first-year students at Lang. Students who become part of the First Year Fellows program have the opportunity to develop facilitation skills, deepen their understanding of social justice literacy and practice, and much more.

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Global Ambassadors

Global Ambassadors are Lang students selected by the Dean’s Office of Student Engagement and Global Programs to promote global learning experiences. They are recognized by Eugene Lang College for their contributions to campus life.

Global Ambassadors are leaders among their peers and enthusiastically enrich the college experience for all students through various activities. They promote study abroad, build connections, and help their fellow students develop an international dimension to their academic experience.

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I Have a Dream - Harlem

An impulsive move on the part of one visionary man sparked a national movement to positively impact the lives of children in low-income communities from coast to coast...

In 1981, businessman Eugene M. Lang returned to P.S. 121, the elementary school he had attended in East Harlem 50 years earlier, to address a class of graduating sixth graders.

He intended to tell the students, "Work hard and you'll succeed." But on the way to the podium, the school principal told Lang that three-quarters of the school's students would probably never finish high school, prompting Lang to make an impromptu change to his speech: he promised college tuition to every sixth grader who stayed in high school and graduated. Lang told the class about witnessing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the 1963 March on Washington. He urged the students to dream their own dreams, and promised to do all that he could to help them achieve their goals.

The mission of the "I Have A Dream" Foundation - New York (IHDF-NY) is to motivate and empower children living in low-income communities to reach their educational and career potential by providing a long-term program of academic support, mentoring, enrichment and tuition assistance for higher education.

"I Have A Dream" Foundation is changing this reality by providing a program of academic support and a comprehensive youth development program for our ‘Dreamers,’ from their early elementary years all the way through college. Upon high school graduation, each Dreamer receives tuition assistance for higher education.

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Project Pericles

Project Pericles is a vibrant consortium of colleges and universities that promotes civic engagement within higher education. Building on the innovative vision of Eugene M. Lang, Project Pericles works in the classroom, on the campus, and in the community. We collaborate with colleges to encourage faculty to incorporate civic engagement and social responsibility into the curriculum, and to empower students as effective advocates and leaders.

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