Honors News

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

Joel Walker wins 2018 Honors Excellence in Teaching Award

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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April 24, 2018

Honors field studies on our shorelines

Honors Field studies courses are amazing chances to engage in real-world learning that’s based in our local or domestic environment. Check out this story about interdisciplinary, experiential course, Ecopoetics Along Shorelines, featured in the April 2018 edition of College of Arts & Sciences newsletter, Perspectives: Offered this spring by SMEA, CHID, and the Honors Program, the course...

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April 17, 2018

Honors Huskies celebrate Dr. Jerry Baldasty

Baldasty portrait 2018

Purple to the core In recognition of his fierce commitment to the University of Washington as a place of self-discovery and deeply meaningful undergraduate education, the Honors Program is pleased to announce Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Baldasty as our 2018 Distinguished Honors Alumnus. This annual award, established in 2015, celebrates UW alumni who earned Bachelor’s degrees...

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March 26, 2018

Come to the spring Honors Hearth!

Tim on back, arms stretched, on bed of moss

Spring Honors Hearth April 5, 7-8:30 p.m. Maple Hall Great Room 1101 NE Campus Pkwy, Seattle, WA   Students pick two professors from different disciplines who rock their world and we all get together for a cozy chat at the Honors Hearth. Get to know Michelle Habell-Pallán (GWSS/Music & Communication) and Tim Billo (Environment) at our next...

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March 20, 2018

Paid VA research positions – Honors connection

Ga-Young Jin, '17 isolating RNA from mouse liver tissue.

Recent alumni or students preparing to graduate this spring are invited to connect with a member of the Honors Advisory Board about opportunities at the VA (Veteran’s Administration). Many people consider the VA a great place to gain experience conducting research and offering services in a professional setting at the start of their careers or...

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February 2, 2018

Best advice, ever?

Bror, Bud, and Bo Saxberg at UW Club on Bud's 90th birthday

It’s not often that a former Rhodes scholar, PhD, MD who works for one of the most powerful business leaders in the country drops by to advise students in how (and why) to embarrass themselves as part of a job search. It happens, though, mainly because Bror Saxberg, ’80, still has plenty in common with...

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January 19, 2018

Hey, UW freshmen who thinks across boundaries:

Drumheller fountain, Mount Rainer in the background

The Interdisciplinary Honors Program at UW promotes expansive, innovative thinking and conscious global citizenship. Most students apply while seeking admission to the University of Washington, but every year we are delighted to invite a cohort of engaged UW freshmen to join our vibrant community of lifelong learners. Why should YOU research our program and find out...

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November 30, 2017

Alumni Spotlight – Ga-Young RA at Seattle VA

Ga-Young Jin, '17 isolating RNA from mouse liver tissue.

Hi, my name is Ga-Young and I work as a research assistant at the VA in Seattle! My lab is doing research about liver cancer and disease, specifically on the effects of a high cholesterol and fat diet. Being a research assistant at the VA has been a dream! I have the wonderful opportunity to...

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