News and Announcements


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 […]

KUED Profile of Dean Torti

November 3, 2017



October 23, 2017

Source: THEORY IN ACTION By Brooke Adams, communications specialist, University Marketing & Communications Project ideas quickly gelled around a central theme for students in the Gender, Health & Human Rights Praxis Lab offered by the Honors College last year: campus sexual assault. As the students delved into this critical problem and examined the university’s approach […]

Oxford Human Rights Consortium Student Forum

September 25, 2017


2017 Book Discussions

August 14, 2017

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Learning Communities/ All College     Wednesday Sept. 13th @ 5pm     Asst. Dean Rohrer—MHC 1206 b All College       Friday Sept. 15th @ noon              Dean Torti—MHC Big Ideas 1205 Eccles & Entrepreneurship        Tuesday Sept. 12th @5:30pm       Prof. Chris Mead—MHC 1206 a and b Global Perspectives       Thursday Sept. 14th @5pm           Asst. Dean Rohrer—MHC […]

Honors Engineering Students Making a Better Biodegradable Pad

July 5, 2017

Each year, nearly 20 billion sanitary pads, tampons and applicators are dumped into North American landfills every year, and it takes centuries for them to biodegrade inside plastic bags, according to a 2016 Harvard Business School report. Additionally, it requires high amounts of fossil fuel energy to produce the plastic for these products, resulting in […]

Oxford Human Rights Consortium

June 15, 2017

By Kseniya Kniazeva The refugee crisis may seem far from the shores of our Great Salt Lake, but six Utes are about to travel to Thessaloniki to spend ten days working with refugees, staff and stakeholders to do their part in this humanitarian disaster. The “Refugee Policy and Global Ethics” work/study visit will be preceded […]

Honors Urban Ecology Scholars Campus Impact Image Project

May 17, 2017

Impact Image project installed in the MHC During a final meeting with Facilities Management, the Urban Ecology Scholars received final approval for the pathway naming project for the entire university campus. The first three pathway names have been formally approved and a naming process for additional pathway naming was also approved. Importantly, this process precludes […]