News and Announcements

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 […]


Honors Night

February 25, 2019

Interested in learning more about ways to get involved with the Honors College? Come to the Honors Night and learn more about Praxis Labs, HSAC, advising, scholarships, and more! When: Tuesday, March 5 @ 5:30 pm Where: MHC Lobby Food will also be provided! Vote for your FAVORITE Honors Professor here: https://honors.utah.edu/uncategorized/vote-for-the-2019-sweet-candy-honors-distinguished-professor-award/  


HONORS STUDENT AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS CHURCHILL SCHOLARSHIP

January 23, 2019

CHEMIST IS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE CHURCHILL SCHOLAR FROM THE U Cameron Owen of Boise, Idaho, a senior honors student majoring in chemistry and physics and minoring in mathematics, has received the prestigious Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. He is one of only 15 students nationally to receive the […]


The Honors College community mourns loss of recent graduate, Michael Zhao.

December 13, 2018

The Honors College community mourns the sudden and unexpected loss of recent graduate, Michael Zhao. Michael Zhao (Utah ’17 HBS) died Saturday morning, December 8, from a sudden heart attack. After graduating from the U with his Honors degree he spent a year as a Churchill scholar studying Pure Mathematics at Cambridge. Michael began the […]


Welcome New Associate Deans of the Honors College: Dr. Monisha Pasupathi and Dr. Laurence Parker

October 1, 2018

Dr. Monisha Pasupathi is one of the new Associate Deans in the Honors College, as well as a Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah. Prior to coming to Honors, she served as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Psychology, where she sought to build a better curriculum for students, and to improve paths […]