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Reserve a Seat at the Honors Hearth

Jan 14, 2015

HONORS HEARTH is presented by HSAP and the University Honors Program as a unique interdisciplinary dialogue in a cozy setting.

Join us at our Winter Quarter event featuring Honors faculty Frances McCue and Jon Herron in discussion about poetry, biology, and many things in between. The event is open to members of the Honors community at no cost. Advance registration is required.

Thursday, February 5, 2015
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Haggett Hall Grey Lounge
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About Frances

Frances McCue, Honors Excellence in Teaching 2013

Frances McCue is a Senior Lecturer in the English Department and the Writer in Residence in the Honors Program at the University of Washington. She earned her doctorate from Columbia University and an MFA from the University of Washington. In 1996, she co-founded the Richard Hugo House in Seattle. She is the author of THE CAR THAT BROUGHT YOU HERE STILL RUNS, THE BLED and THE STENOGRAPHER’S BREAKFAST and the recently-published MARY RANDLETT PORTRAITS.

She teaches a variety of courses in the Honors Program with the aim of bringing writing into the classroom and the community.

About Jon

Jon Herron, Honors Excellence in Teaching 2014

Jon Herron is a Lecturer in the Biology Department, writer, and educational software designer. He earned his PhD from the University of Washington. His textbook, Evolutionary Analysis, is now in its 5th edition. He collaborates with SimBio Software on their EvoBeaker suite of virtual laboratory exercises and serves on the faculty at the National Judicial College in Reno, NV.

Jon has been teaching for the Honors Program—and learning from his students—since 1996. His courses, which cover evolution, genetics, and human behavior, help students learn to think like scientists.