Honors News

February 10, 2021

More YOU in the world: being yourself as an act of resistance

Dr. Villegas stands in foreground. Several students stand in background, dipping their heads into what appears to be floating umbrellas.

Last year, my colleague Dr. Juliana Villegas came back from a term as Visiting Scholar at Humboldt University’s American Studies Department (more about that, here), with an extra depth and sense of purpose. Not only has she applied a vital critical lens to literature as a means of exploring identity (and vice versa), she’s taught...

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February 9, 2021

Interview with producer of Digital Humanities Day

Icons of painting tools, science, gears, a book and an abstract image interact in this graphic

“What can you do with a humanities or social sciences degree? What does it mean to study the liberal arts in the current moment?” These questions come up often in the Interdisciplinary Honors Program, so we were excited to see the Digital Humanities Day announcement for February 20, from 11am-1pm PT.  The online event (supported by the Husky Seed Fund and...

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November 30, 2020

Marium Raza, “pre-med humanist”

Marium Raza on UW campus

Interdisciplinary Honors senior Marium Raza was featured in UW’s October issue of “Perspectives” Newsletter for her outstanding contributions to public health whilst studying at the University of Washington. Marium recently attributed much of her success at UW to her participation in the Honors community, where she says she feels inspired and challenged by students and...

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November 18, 2020

Epic campus scenes from Nolan Kim

Video still of UW Quad in winter

Many of us are longing for the beauty of our amazing campus, and Honors student Nolan Kim has offered up this reminder, with shots of our favorite campus views, photographed across many seasons. Nolan is a senior majoring in electrical and computer engineering and minoring in mathematics. He is a part of both Departmental and...

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October 1, 2020

Promotes compassionate civilization

Portrait of Daniel Bessner

Daniel Bessner wants to change how Americans think (or don’t think) about our impact on people across the world. And you’re invited to join him.  Dr. Bessner, an associate professor in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, is the most recent recipient of the prestigious Joff Hanauer Honors Professorship in Western Civilization. Supported...

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September 30, 2020

Message from Honors’ Director

Use your voice in this election

Welcome back (or, simply “welcome” for those of you new to UW) beloved Honors Huskies.  The Honors Program staff and I are so delighted to be working with you, helping you navigate this unusual moment in history as you make the most of your college education. We will do our best not to overwhelm you...

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August 26, 2020

Joff Hanauer Honors Lecture Series

Approximately one Tuesday per month, 5-6:00 p.m., PST FREE/Registration required for hosted Zoom-based lectures Daniel Bessner, Associate Professor in UW’s Jackson School of International Studies and Joff Hanauer Honors Professor of Western Civilization (2020-2022) invites us to learn more about the history and interconnectedness of our politics and the experiences of people across the planet....

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July 20, 2020

Congratulations, Bonderman Travel Fellows!

Dunes at night with lots of stars - example of what Bonderman fellows see on their supported journeys

The Honors Program is delighted to announce the selection of the 2020 Bonderman Travel Fellows. UW students/recent graduates traveling with this $20,000 fellowship set off on journeys that are at least eight months long and take them to at least two regions of the world. While traveling, students may not pursue academic study, projects, or...

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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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