News and Announcements

Expecting the Unexpected

August 14, 2018

College Students Should Learn to Expect the Unexpected by Scott Spregner  

Dean Sylvia Torti’s Novel wins INDIE award

June 15, 2018

Cages Sylvia Torti Schaffner Press (May 1, 2017) Softcover $16.95 (302pp) 978-1-943156-18-4 2017 INDIES Winner Silver, Literary (Adult Fiction) This quiet novel explores the little-traversed ground of birdsong and the science of communication. Sylvia Torti’s Cages is a thought-provoking novel about the complexity of birdsong and how it parallels human communication, related with an ardent […]

Dean Torti’s Welcome to our Incoming Honors College Students

May 10, 2018

Welcome to the Honors College Class of 2022! The Honors faculty and staff look forward to getting to know you. We hope this letter will help you prepare for a successful first year on campus. I assume you’ve registered for Orientation this summer. If you have not, you can register for orientation by visiting: […]

Get to know Rachel Luebbert, the 2018 College of Fine Arts Convocation Speaker

April 26, 2018

 April 24 2018 You might already be familiar with Rachel Luebbert, which wouldn’t be a surprise since she has held a variety of leadership roles in during her time at the College of Fine Arts. Luebbert isn’t just a dancer pursuing an Honors degree in modern dance, but a duel degree in Spanish with a […]

CFA Honor Thesis Student: Christal Hazelton

April 23, 2018

CFA Honor Thesis Student: Christal Hazelton April 02 2018 We are pleased to introduce to you Christal Hazelton, a College of Fine Arts student who is currently completing a thesis research project about queer representation in mainstream children’s animation. The culmination of the Honors Bachelors degree, the Honors Thesis is a significant undergraduate research project completed under […]

CFA Honor Thesis Student: Rachel Luebbert

CFA Honor Thesis Student: Rachel Luebbert March 29 2018 We are pleased to introduce to you Rachel Luebbert, a College of Fine Arts student who is currently completing a thesis on her project “New Year,” which incorporates movement and text to articulate memories and stories of growing up from the perspectives of eight women. The culmination […]

Seven Honors Students Awarded Research Nods

April 3, 2018

  Office of Undergraduate Research Announcing the 2018 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awardees The Office of Undergraduate Research is excited to announce the 2017-18 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awardees, the following are Honors students: Taylor Dove (Prof. Davidson Heath) | BUSINESS Valeria Jimenez (Profs. Edmund Fong and Jesus Valero) | CULTURAL & SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION Carlie Haacke (Prof. Lauren Liang) | EDUCATION Nikol Yonemura (Prof. Micah […]


March 5, 2018

Source: CHURCHILL SCHOLAR     CHURCHILL SCHOLAR By Jana Cunningham, communications specialist, University Marketing & Communications Scott Neville of Clearfield, Utah, Honors student, who graduated from the University of Utah in December with a degrees in mathematics and computer science has received the prestigious Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the […]

A message from the Acting Dean to the Honors Community

November 14, 2017

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Honors College I want to reiterate our support of our DREAMer and DACA students. Honors is an inclusive Community, both on and off campus. Our Honors Community, like our country, is richer and stronger because of DREAMers.  We hope congress will support the Deferred Action for […]


November 6, 2017

November 6, 2017 By Brooke Adams, communications specialist, University Communications How you can help Click here to see the project’s wish list of supplies Click here to make a tax-deductible donation. Be sure to click “add special instructions” and designate the contribution to the “University of Utah Prison Education Project.” Interested in volunteering? Contact Assistant professor Erin L. Castro […]