Honors News

May 22, 2019

Remembering Dr. James Champoux

portrait of James Champoux

The Honors community lost a wonderful teacher, leader and friend last Monday with the passing of Dr. James Champoux. One week after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer he died at the age of 76. A longtime professor and former chair of the UW School of Medicine Department of Microbiology, Dr. Champoux inspired students to...

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May 7, 2019

Moon Draper & Charity Urbanski both win HETA

Too many great teachers to celebrate just one We are thrilled to announce the recipients of our 2019 Honors Excellence in Teaching Award (HETA), which is determined by Honors student nominations. This year, there were two teachers who inspired the same number of students to write in on their behalf, so we are making not...

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May 5, 2019

Get out of your head. Get into public discourse.

two people working together with laptops, writing on a report

Prestigious Calderwood public writing seminars to be offered through UW Honors Let’s say you’re established in your major and you’re tracking to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in anything other than journalism. You’ve probably gotten so good at demonstrating what you’ve learned by writing essays and research reports, acing tests and speaking with others in...

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May 2, 2019

German teaching exchange brings Anne Potjans

portrait of Anne Potjans in front of white background

The University Honors Program, in collaboration with the Department of English, is excited to welcome Anne Potjans into our community next fall, through a teaching and research exchange between Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the University of Washington Honors Program. The exchange originated from our partnership with Humboldt through Honors’ Berlin study abroad programs (check out...

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April 20, 2019

Velma Veloria joins UW Honors to teach and engage

garcia and veloria at Honors Hearth

The University of Washington Honors Program is proud to introduce Velma Veloria, Director of Advocacy and Mobilization for the Equity in Education Coalition, as our first Honors Curriculum and Community Innovation Scholar. This new faculty award, supported by private gifts to the Honors Program Fund, will bring in scholars from across the University and the...

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April 15, 2019

Kat Chow wins UW Honors Alumna award

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The University of Washington Honors Program is thrilled to recognize NPR reporter, Kat Chow, as our 2019 Distinguished UW Honors Alumna. Kat Chow earned her BA in journalism with College Honors, with a minor in diversity from the Department of American Ethnic Studies, from the University of Washington in 2012. Less than a year later...

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March 24, 2019

Teaching to Learn/Learning to Teach

Peer Educators 2019

How many opportunities do you get in college to be a mentor to a group of bright-eyed, passionate freshmen while collaborating with a tight knit group of your peers? My advice: if you get one, take it! In my first year at UW I was surprised by loving several things I never would have expected...

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March 13, 2019

Join us at the Honors Hearth!

Cookies and Hot Chocolate

Weds, April 17, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Maple Hall Great Room 1101 NE Campus Pkwy, Seattle, WA Each year, two dynamic educator/activists from our community get together for a cozy chat at the Honors Hearth. You’re invited to get chummy at our next event with our new Honors Curriculum and Community Innovation Scholar, Velma Veloria...

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November 19, 2018

Transforming Education In Prison

A mix of incarcerated students and UW undergrads from Honors 2018 "In Your Name"

By Alexis Huerta (Interdisciplinary Honors sophomore) The University of Washington’s Honors Program offers the opportunity to explore the central component of the American criminal justice system: prison. Through the Honors Program, instructor Claudia Jensen’s course, “In Your Name: Education in Prison,” gives students the opportunity to collaborate with inmates at the Twin Rivers Unit at...

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November 15, 2018

Photos from 2018 Global Challenges Event

Photo Credits: Stuart Danford

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