Honors News

November 9, 2018

Politics, art and everyday activism in America

Ben Phillips 2018 Fall newsletter

By Ben Phillips From the moment I got to UW, and in the nine years since, I have always thought about my role in moving our country toward the conversations we must be having. I have always had a deep sense of responsibility, a desire to be part of creating and spreading the solutions to our...

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Dr. García is so real

Dr. Garcia works on a laptop at her desk, surrounded by yellow walls and bright paintings.

By Izaiha Linton Happiness, optimism, enlightenment: three words I would use to describe the color yellow. Not the traditional office of a professor, nor any office for that matter. Yet, as I opened the door to this Padelford office, I was immediately welcomed by the warm yellow paint on the walls. They almost seemed to...

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November 6, 2018

Study abroad with Honors

Japanese City Center

UW Honors is excited to announce another engaging series of programs across different continents and areas of knowledge! Our 2019 summer/early fall start offerings meet Honors experiential learning requirements while yielding 10-15 credits across arts, sciences and humanities in vibrant locations like the Netherlands, Japan, Costa Rica and Sweden. Shorter, 5-credit exploration seminars are also...

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October 31, 2018

Be a traveler, not a tourist

Kenza rice paddies Indonesia

By Kenza Coubrough, ’17 My name is Kenza and I am an Honors Program alum (graduated in June 2017) and previous Bonderman Fellowship applicant. I applied to the Bonderman Fellowship my senior year at UW, and made it to the interview stage. The application and interview process really taught me a lot about myself and...

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October 22, 2018

Honors cultural outings 2018-2019

The Frye's Group Therapy Exhibit

Friends of Honors sponsor student access to shows and events in Seattle (and sometimes in other cities) because there’s a lot more to life than even the amazing range of options you can find on UW’s largest campus.  We kicked off our 2018 fall series of events and cultural outings with a trip to the...

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September 21, 2018

Making a difference in different ways

Ritika Jain (bioengineering) and Emma Spickard (public health) have done a lot of the same things while at the University of Washington. Both matriculated as Honors students in 2015. Both have volunteered as peer mentors in Honors and are regular fixtures on the Dean’s List. Both are set to earn bachelors degrees next spring with...

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September 6, 2018

Friends of Honors in the News

Portrait of Neal Dempsey

Friends of the Honors Program, Neal and Jan Dempsey, are the newest recipients of UW's annual Gates Volunteer Service Award.

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June 19, 2018

Graduating with Honors: Class of 2018

Grad Noah Johnson and family

Graduating with Honors from the University of Washington is a huge accomplishment that speaks of many accomplishments along the way.  This year, more than 300 of UW’s most fabulous undergraduates earned their degrees with Honors. In order to do so, they must have engaged in deep, faculty-guided inquiry within their chosen major, prioritized experiential, reflective,...

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May 13, 2018

Honors Portfolio Celebrations!

Photo of two graduating Honors students hugging their smiling families at Honors Portfolio Celebration.

You’re invited to witness the unique reflections and revelations of (mostly) graduating seniors as they present their Interdisciplinary Honors Portfolios, synthesizing classes and experiences at UW. Learn about the many different ways people decided their majors, found their friends, connected their passions, and more at one (or more) of these celebrations: Wednesday, May 23, from...

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May 8, 2018

Honors Faculty of the Year

Portrait of Dr. Joel Walker

Dr. Joel Walker, an Associate Professor of History and the inaugural holder of the Lawrence J. Roseman Endowed Professorship at the University of Washington, dazzles students with his demanding, high-charisma, multi-faceted approach to history, earning him this year’s coveted Honors teaching award. Each year, UW students present the Honors Excellence in Teaching Award (HETA) to...

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