Category Archives: J.William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

Finding your Mist

Jacob Maestri is a rising senior math major from Fort Smith, Arkansas. He recently traveled to Cape Town, South Africa and on a hard, fog-cloaked climb up Table Mountain, found new insights on the journey, the people, and the experience.  … Continue reading

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Off She Goes into the Wild Blue Yonder: A Research Success Story

Haven Frazier, an honors biology major from Chandler, Arizona, has finished her thesis project researching tumor recurrence in relation to immune systems and will graduate summa cum laude – congrats Haven! She will attend medical school at the Kansas City University … Continue reading

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Hiking the Inca Bridge

Hiking along this narrow path, free of tourist bustle, Honors Passport explorer Rachel Lindsey experiences her transformative moment at Machu Picchu. I had the remarkable opportunity to visit Machu Picchu along with the rest of the Honors Passport group. Most of … Continue reading

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Final Rays of a Child of the Sun

Fortified by corn beer and a last meal of vegetables, a young Incan girl of noble family made the dizzying climb up Mount Ampato, where priests sacrificed her to Apu, the mountain god. Her body was recovered in 1995, preserved … Continue reading

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Presenting Abroad: Coursework Behind the Vacation

         After researching in Fayetteville, all of the students participating in Honors Passport: Peru gave a presentation at their site of interest. Honors College Fellow and English major Dylan DeLay reports on the awe of experiencing the meticulous stonework of Ollantaytambo in person. … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Our Smiles Fool You

With bright textiles and chicha morada in abundance, the Honors Passport: Peru intersession course was a whirlwind of cultural riches. Don’t think that means that it was lacking in rigor. Dr. Laurence Hare, who led the course along with Dr. Shawn … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Vicuña

  In response to a call to do “something different” for the Peru blog, Honors College Fellow and psych major Summer Webers channeled a vicuña. Everything you read below is completely true. It was a perfectly overcast day. We were grazing … Continue reading

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Angels with Guns

The students participating in Honors Passport: Peru were introduced to the Cusco School of painters in H2P3, the third and final course in the Honors Humanities Program (H2P) sequence.  The Cusco School, one of the most important painting movements in … Continue reading

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An Inside Look at a Cloistered Life

Founded in 1580 by Doña María de Guzmán, a wealthy widow who became a nun, Arequipa’s Monastery of Santa Catalina takes up an entire city block. The quiet spaces and rich colors of the convent struck a chord with honors … Continue reading

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A New World Take on the Baroque

The Spanish built their churches on the massive stone foundations of the Inca they conquered, but craftsmen took care to blend Andean and Incan themes into the usual Christian symbols. In this excerpt from her Peru journal, honors biology major Rashi … Continue reading

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