Honors News

August 31, 2020

Passionately promotes compassionate civilization

Portrait of Daniel Bessner

Daniel Bessner wants to change how Americans think (or don’t think) about our impact on people across the world. And you’re invited to join him.  Dr. tBessner, an associate professor in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, is the most recent recipient of the prestigious Joff Hanauer Honors Professorship in Western Civilization. Supported...

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August 26, 2020

Joff Hanauer Honors Lecture Series

Approximately one Tuesday per month, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. FREE/Registration required for hosted Zoom-based lectures Daniel Bessner, Associate Professor in UW’s Jackson School of International Studies and Joff Hanauer Honors Professor of Western Civilization (2020-2022) invites us to learn more about the history and interconnectedness of our politics and the experiences of people across the...

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July 20, 2020

Congratulations, Bonderman Travel Fellows!

Dunes at night with lots of stars - example of what Bonderman fellows see on their supported journeys

The Honors Program is delighted to announce the selection of the 2020 Bonderman Travel Fellows. UW students/recent graduates traveling with this $20,000 fellowship set off on journeys that are at least eight months long and take them to at least two regions of the world. While traveling, students may not pursue academic study, projects, or...

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July 8, 2020

Healing, justice and loving transformation

Chicana activist circa 1960s, in midst of protest

Nobody seemed excited to teach and learn online last quarter, but UW students and faculty navigated the early months of this year’s public health crisis with grace and solidarity.  It can also be hard to get excited about the coming academic year with so many unknowns and so many societal and personal challenges in play....

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July 1, 2020

Ross Furbush ’15, featured in Out Sports magazine

Two people smiling, one is Scott Furbush with Ursula Valdez to his right

We caught up recently with UW alum Ross Furbush (biology w/Interdisciplinary Honors, 2015) after seeing his fantastic coming out story featured in Out Sports magazine’s digital edition. Ross says he is absolutely interested in connecting with students and alumni who are coming to grips with their sense of possibility, responsibility, and identity. He says he’s...

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June 24, 2020

Parks in Progress or in Peril?

triptych featuring three beautiful wild landscapes from national parks

This impactful Interdisciplinary Honors experience will resume when public health standards allow. But lessons from the 2019 field course are more relevant than ever. Click here to read the full story.

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June 17, 2020

Behold: UW Honors’ Class of 2020

UW Purple flowers background

We recognize the hard work and tremendous growth of UW’s newest Honors graduates, who have fulfilled their shared commitment to deep, broad learning and conscious global citizenship at the center of their undergraduate education, among other things! Honors’ Graduation Ceremony This year’s online graduation brought together more than 200 guests including graduates, friends and family....

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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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