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2016 FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS

May 9, 2016

Four U students to travel across the globe teaching English, entering a master’s program and conducting research. Congratulations to Honors Student: Matt Kirkegaard! Source: 2016 FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS


Honors Student Charles Koronkowski to speak at Commencement

April 14, 2016

Student Speaker Charles Joseph Koronkowski was born and raised in Utah, and attended Juan Diego Catholic High School before being accepted to the University of Utah. He double-majored in Economics and Political Science, and will be receiving an Honors Degree. Charles has been an active member of the Hinckley Institute of Politics. He has interned for […]


Apply to be an Honors ACME Scholar

April 12, 2016

Some would see a museum closure as a daunting task. The UMFA saw it as an opportunity. As a way to stay connected with our community during 2016, the UMFA launched ACME (Art. Community. Museum. Education.), an outreach initiative dedicated to rethinking the public role of museums. The program, which will extend into our reopening, […]


Urban Ecology and Sustainability Scholars Launch their own Website

February 20, 2016

http://urbanecologyscholars.org/ We are The Urban Ecology and Sustainability Scholars, an honors student group at the University of Utah. We research, imagine, and implement strategies that will positively affect the sustainability of the University campus and Salt Lake City community. We determine our own collaborative path, come up with ideas about food systems and urban agriculture, […]


Formidable 45

February 8, 2016


More than a Women’s issue? Gender, Health, and Human Rights

January 31, 2016

We will grapple with some of the following questions: What defines ‘human rights’ and ‘health’? Do, and should, these definitions vary across place and time? How is health gendered? In what ways do human rights influence health? Are the issues that have garnered the most attention in the fields of human rights and women’s health really the […]


U Air Quality Course Receives Environmental Health Award

October 7, 2015

PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen Trimble On Sept. 18, the Utah Medical Association presented the University of Utah’s Honors College’s 2014-2015 Air Quality, Health and Society Praxis Lab with its annual Environmental Health Award at the House of Delegates. Each year, the Honors College offers three Praxis Labs. These labs are yearlong, project-based courses that combine theory […]


Why the tech world highly values a liberal arts degree

September 3, 2015

The Silicon Valley (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Cecilia Gaposchkin is an associate professor of medieval history at Dartmouth College and assistant dean of faculty for pre-major advising, as well as a Public Voices Fellow. Gaposchkin wrote in an e-mail that people who work at at liberal arts institutions often do “a terrible job” educating their students […]


2014 Honors College President’s Reception

September 4, 2014

Please join us on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. for the annual Honors College President’s Reception. This event is a singular opportunity for you to interact with Honors faculty, staff, alumni, other students and upper University of Utah administration. Don’t miss great food, fun and special guest speaker Dr. Peter Covino, award-winning poet, […]


HONOR 3215 Global Environmental Change

April 28, 2014

Evaluate how human and physical environments interact to create global changes. We live in a rapidly changing world. Climate change, population growth, ecosystem disturbance, and transmissible diseases present global challenges that bridge traditional divides between the physical and social sciences. This course provides an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to global change phenomena that is targeted towards non-science […]