Honors News

September 13, 2022

Students show appreciation for Honors faculty

Jon Herron

by Shannon Hong Where did modern humans come from? When do people cooperate, when are they selfish, and why? Given what our society knows about evolution and genetics, should we take responsibility for guiding the evolutionary future of human populations? Jon Herron (Biology) helps students tackle these challenging questions and think like evolutionary scientists in...

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June 13, 2022

Vicky Lawson prepares for next adventure

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After more than three decades of service to the University of Washington, Vicky Lawson is retiring. Lawson, professor of geography and poverty researcher, has spent the past eight years directing the Honors Program, contributing to the deepening of its interdisciplinary focus and approach to intentional community building, innovative thinking and global citizenship. Read more about Vicky’s...

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A Tlingit Leader In The Making

Stephanie Masterman, a Departmental Honors student in American Indian Studies, is profiled in Perspectives, the UW College of Arts & Sciences magazine. Read more about her journey through college and the amazing projects she has taken on during her education, including her work protecting the Tlingit tribe’s subsistence rights and access to the sac roe...

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May 25, 2022

Stephanie Smallwood will be next to lead Honors

Stephanie Smallwood named director of Honors Program

The Honors Program is excited to announce its next director, appointed by Dean and Vice Provost Ed Taylor. Learn more about Stephanie Smallwood and her commitment to interdisciplinary learning and innovation. Click here for the full announcement.

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April 29, 2022

Honors Huskies at Work

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Alumni and staff share stories of how experiences in the UW Honors community have shaped their work and continue to inform their ideas about what is possible. Click here for the full piece. This piece is part of our (re)connect with Honors series, celebrating six decades of Honors Huskies Stories. Here are a few ways...

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April 5, 2022

Six Decades of Honors Huskies Stories

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This year we are celebrating six full decades of intentional community building, innovative thinking and global citizenship.  You can explore our 60th Anniversary website for information on the evolution of the Honors Program. The program has grown into an interdisciplinary hub of learning for a dynamic community of change-makers. You’ll also find lots of friendly...

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March 24, 2022

We HEART Honors Anniversary Ambassadors

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Special thanks to this team of Honors Huskies for helping us include lots of wonderful stories in our timeline and partnering on meaningful ways to celebrate throughout the year. Anniversary Ambassadors have anchored our Honors Huskies Timeline to touchpoints across all the decades and ways of participating in our community. Here’s to you! And to...

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March 3, 2022

Soders Establish New Honors Scholarships

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$1 million gift creates the Professor Roger and Jane Soder Honors Equity Scholarship, supporting Washington state students who shape the future of democracy. University of Washington Professor Emeritus Roger Soder believes strongly in the value of learning communities. He believes that students should engage in complex learning that requires them to be deeply introspective —...

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March 2, 2022

Undergraduate Academic Affairs Support

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The UW Honors Program works in concert with many other units in Undergraduate Academic Affairs to inspire and support students from all backgrounds and areas of study. Check out this recent article to learn about some of the unique opportunities students find across our many programs.

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March 1, 2022

President’s Medalists in our community

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Join us in celebrating the University of Washington’s newest undergraduate President’s Medalists. Piper Coyner, Olivia Brandon and Catherine Chia are the medalists for 2020–21, selected by a committee for their high GPAs, rigor of classes and numbers of Honors courses. All three are students in the University Honors Program, completing the Interdisciplinary Honors track. Read more HERE.

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