Come to the spring Honors Hearth!

March 26, 2018

Come to the spring Honors Hearth!

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 event.

This is premium bonding with awesome humans! Pose questions as you RSVP to guide the conversation and share personal stories with these fantastic professors over tasty snacks.

This free event is co-hosted by the UW Honors Program and Honors LLC. All are welcome! Email with questions or accommodations requests.





Professor Habell-Pallán stands in her office in front of art and books

Michelle Habell-PallánThe Whole U, UW

Michelle Habell Pallán teaches UW courses that challenge students to think differently about race and gender identities in the context of global citizenship, pop culture, politics and the arts. This summer she will once again co-direct our summer B-term in Ecuador.

A well-respected cultural critic, Michelle authored Loca Motion: The Travels of Chicana/Latina Popular Culture (NYU Press). She recently co-curated an award-winning bilingual traveling exhibit for The Smithsonian and co-authored the resulting book — American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music. Michelle also co-founded and co-directs the University of Washington Libraries Women Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities Oral History Archive.



Tim on back, arms stretched, on bed of moss

Billo in Olympic National Parkcourse blog, 2017

Tim Billo teaches environmental science, ornithology, conservation biology and ecology through UW’s Program on the Environment and has also led explorations of ecology and conservation in Peru. Tim is really into jazz music and has been since his own days as an undergrad. He regularly teaches interdisciplinary courses for UW Honors, including a 9-day backpacking trek through the Olympic National Forest in summer A-term, HON 220A: Landscape Change in the Pacific Northwest.