Honors News

July 8, 2020

Healing, justice and loving transformation

Chicana activist circa 1960s, in midst of protest

Nobody seemed excited to teach and learn online last quarter, but UW students and faculty navigated the early months of this year’s public health crisis with grace and solidarity.  It can also be hard to get excited about the coming academic year with so many unknowns and so many societal and personal challenges in play....

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July 1, 2020

Ross Furbush ’15, featured in Out Sports magazine

Two people smiling, one is Scott Furbush with Ursula Valdez to his right

We caught up recently with UW alum Ross Furbush (biology w/Interdisciplinary Honors, 2015) after seeing his fantastic coming out story featured in Out Sports magazine’s digital edition. Ross says he is absolutely interested in connecting with students and alumni who are coming to grips with their sense of possibility, responsibility, and identity. He says he’s...

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June 24, 2020

Parks in Progress or in Peril?

triptych featuring three beautiful wild landscapes from national parks

This impactful Interdisciplinary Honors experience will resume when public health standards allow. But lessons from the 2019 field course are more relevant than ever. Click here to read the full story.

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June 17, 2020

Behold: UW Honors’ Class of 2020

UW Purple flowers background

We recognize the hard work and tremendous growth of UW’s newest Honors graduates, who have fulfilled their shared commitment to deep, broad learning and conscious global citizenship at the center of their undergraduate education, among other things! Honors’ Graduation Ceremony This year’s online graduation brought together more than 200 guests including graduates, friends and family....

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May 21, 2020

Jon Herron wins teaching award in Honors

Jon Herron, smiling

At a time when there seems to be such a lot of bad news, the Honors Program is delighted to share this video of Jon Herron receiving Honors’ Excellence in Teaching Award (HETA). This annual award recognizes UW professors who inspire and challenge Honors students to an extraordinary degree! Students make nominations each spring and...

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April 14, 2020

Spring events for fun and connection!

View of Roman buildings and sculpture, hazy

Staff and friends of the Honors Program are delighted to offer these special, all-access opportunities to connect with alumni, teachers, staff and friends of UW from different majors and locations. Take a chance and try something different while connecting with Honors. Happy Hour museum tour “in Rome“ Tuesday, May 12, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., PDT. The...

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April 13, 2020

Sue Sherbrooke receives Honors Alumni Award

In recognition of her tremendous care for society and positive  impact on the lives of women and children throughout her long career both at the YWCA and her own volunteerism, we are proud to name Sue Sherbrooke as our 2020 University of Washington Distinguished Honors Alumna.  Learning from experience Sue Sherbrooke came to the University...

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April 10, 2020

Laurette Hanna: Civic Superstar!

Photo portrait of Laurette Hanna - with big smile, light eyes and dark, curly hair. Standing in front of a brick wall.

Newly graduated from UW with College Honors in political science and psychology, Laurette Hanna, ’20, explains how an Honors class turned into an internship that turned out to be her calling. Find out (among other things) why she’s so passionate about Citizen University, what she’s learned about the Israel-Palestine conflict, and what Angela Merkel told...

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March 6, 2020

Portraits for Change exhibit and video

portrait of Addis Michael Jr from Real Change exhibit

Revaluate your understanding of poverty and homelessness and challenge the negative stereotypes about people living in poverty.

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January 10, 2020

7 reasons to study in Holland

canal in Amsterdam - study abroad 2019

I could offer hundreds of reasons to study abroad, but nobody would read that article. In case your imagination (or motivation) could use a nudge, here are a few of my favorite Netherlands-based examples of the cool, surprising experiences you might have when you study abroad.

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