Honors News

May 21, 2020

Jon Herron wins teaching award in Honors

Jon Herron, smiling

At a time when there seems to be such a lot of bad news, the Honors Program is delighted to share this video of Jon Herron receiving Honors’ Excellence in Teaching Award (HETA). This annual award recognizes UW professors who inspire and challenge Honors students to an extraordinary degree! Students make nominations each spring and...

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April 14, 2020

Spring events for fun and connection!

View of Roman buildings and sculpture, hazy

Staff and friends of the Honors Program are delighted to offer these special, all-access opportunities to connect with alumni, teachers, staff and friends of UW from different majors and locations. Take a chance and try something different while connecting with Honors. Happy Hour museum tour “in Rome“ Tuesday, May 12, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., PDT. The...

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April 13, 2020

Sue Sherbrooke receives Honors Alumni Award

In recognition of her tremendous care for society and positive  impact on the lives of women and children throughout her long career both at the YWCA and her own volunteerism, we are proud to name Sue Sherbrooke as our 2020 University of Washington Distinguished Honors Alumna.  Learning from experience Sue Sherbrooke came to the University...

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April 10, 2020

Laurette Hanna: Civic Superstar!

Photo portrait of Laurette Hanna - with big smile, light eyes and dark, curly hair. Standing in front of a brick wall.

Newly graduated from UW with College Honors in political science and psychology, Laurette Hanna, ’20, explains how an Honors class turned into an internship that turned out to be her calling. Find out (among other things) why she’s so passionate about Citizen University, what she’s learned about the Israel-Palestine conflict, and what Angela Merkel told...

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March 6, 2020

Portraits for Change exhibit and video

portrait of Addis Michael Jr from Real Change exhibit

Revaluate your understanding of poverty and homelessness and challenge the negative stereotypes about people living in poverty.

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January 10, 2020

7 reasons to study in Holland

canal in Amsterdam - study abroad 2019

I could offer hundreds of reasons to study abroad, but nobody would read that article. In case your imagination (or motivation) could use a nudge, here are a few of my favorite Netherlands-based examples of the cool, surprising experiences you might have when you study abroad.

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December 2, 2019

Advice from your future self

Alumni visitors to Honors 100 smiling together in a brightly lit classroom

Recent visits with Honors alumni yield valuable insights Honors alumni from a wide spread of majors and industries (law, politics, public health, nonprofit, education, technology, the arts…) met last week with students (mostly freshmen) in Honors 100. Students say they are grateful for the ideas and advice and the alumni say the opportunity to reflect...

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November 19, 2019

Keep learning about AI and social change

photo of speakers on the stage from amid the audience

“This is how the twenty-first century began: with sophisticated persuasion allying with sophisticated technology to advance the pettiest possible goals in our lives. It began with the AI behind the system that beat the world champion at the board game GO recommending videos to keep me watching YouTube longer.” James Williams, Stand Out of our...

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November 13, 2019

Study Abroad 2020!!!

Students waiting to board a train in the Netherlands

World travel? YES!!! Say hello to our summer 2020 opportunities for international engagement. We are excited to reveal upcoming opportunities to earn VLPA, W, and DIV credits and fulfill experiential learning requirements (with appropriate application, ask your adviser) across these unique programs.  Many international studies details are now up to date on the Honors Program...

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October 29, 2019

Nov 6 Global Challenges event: sneak preview

Human and robot shaking hands

An AI researcher, a civil rights lawyer and a digital rights activist have a lot to talk about. One thing they all agree on: interdisciplinary thinking is the key to a better future. Over the past two days, speakers from Microsoft, UW iSchool and the ACLU shared advice and ideas about technology, ethics and social...

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