News and Announcements

Dean Sylvia Torti: Resident Renaissance Woman

November 5, 2019

  Dean Sylvia Torti has been one of the greatest inspirations to me during my undergraduate career. She has encouraged me to find a truly wonderful honors experience by encouraging opportunities in areas across the board. I sat down with Dean Torti to learn a bit more about her and how her personal life has […]


Maria Correa- Free concert and a Powerful Story

September 23, 2019

Join the Honors College at a free concert by artist in residence, Maria Correa. She will be performing September 24th, 6 pm at 132 S 800 W (Sugar Space). During her performance, be prepared to be moved by her ability to mix her emotions into every note. Visiting us from Argentina, she will also be […]


L. Jackson Newell Lecture Series Kick Off- featuring Professor Scott Black

September 18, 2019

  The video of this lecture can be accessed using this link: http://www.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/670542/uiconf_id/36005582/embed/auto?&flashvars[streamerType]=auto&flashvars[playlistAPI.kpl0Id]=0_xtc0bqae   An exciting, new lecture series, in honor of Jack Newell, has been established within the Honors College. This series highlights the importance of the liberal arts and sciences on our University of Utah campus. The focal point and value in these […]


Honors Students and Prestigious scholarships

June 12, 2019

Honors students represent the U as the awardees of  the Truman all three of the Goldwater scholars and two of the Fulbright Fellows. Source: Prestigious scholarships


Graduates of the Honors College to Receive Honors Thesis Awards from Marriott Library

April 29, 2019

Every spring, the Marriott Library offers two awards, one for an outstanding senior thesis effort in a humanities-related discipline and one for a submission in the general category of sciences. Each student-recipient is honored at the luncheon event, and given a $1000 award. Jasmine Robinson Jasmine will be graduating with a double major – Peace […]


Congratulations to Professor McDannell

April 15, 2019

Colleen McDannell receives 2019 Mary Nickliss Prize from the Organization of American Historians During its annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA, the Organization of American Historians announced that Colleen McDannell, professor of history at the University of Utah, received the prestigious 2019 Mary Nickliss Prize in U.S. Women’s and/or Gender History. McDannell’s book, “Sister Saints: Mormon Women […]


Congratulations to Distinguished Scholarship Awardee Samantha Thorne

Samantha Thorne, an Honors student, double-majoring in Economics and International Relations, is the recipient of a 2019 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. She is one of 62 awarded the scholarship that “nurtures and supports future generations who answer the call to public service leadership,” according to the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. The scholarship serves as […]


Honors Students sweep national competition

April 4, 2019

March 29, 2019 FacebookTwitter Share By Lisa Potter, science writer, University of Utah Communications Last week, three University of Utah Honors College undergraduates accepted Western Regional Honors Council (WRHC) awards based on creative works submitted to Scribendi, an annual literature and arts magazine for honors students across the United States. Nat Quayle Nelson won the […]


Honors Student Jasmine Robinson awarded 2019 Monson Prize

March 25, 2019

Jasmine Robinson, Honors student, Peace & Conflict Studies and Psychology major, is this year’s recipient of the Charles H. Monson Essay Prize for her project entitled, ‘The Black Perspective: Historical and Structural Violence to the Black Community’, with faculty mentor David Derezotes. Through this program, Charles H. Monson’s family recognizes an undergraduate student whose research is […]


Professor Jeff McCarthy co-editor on new book

March 7, 2019

Professor Jeff McCarthy, who will  be teaching a 2019-2020 Honors Praxis Lab about climate change, has a new book coming out. Conrad and Nature is the first collection of critical essays examining nature and the environment in Joseph Conrad’s writings. Together, these essays by established and emerging scholars reveal both the crucial importance of nature […]