News and Announcements

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:  


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 […]

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 […]