Singing in the City of the Dead

Susan Tucker, an Honors College Fellow on the pre-med track, has seized the chance to perform as part of Professor Nikola Radan’s pilgrim band on our Honors Passport: Pilgrimage trip through France and Spain. On a recent trip to Alyscamps, a Roman necropolis that has...

100% Awesome

Four years ago, our first group of Honors College Path Program students showed up on campus.  We knew they were exceptional from the get-go, and now we have some stats to back that up: Every single one of the 11 students in our first Path cohort have graduated in 4...

A Dispersible Feast (of Art and Ideas)

Senior studio art major and aspiring printmaker Olivia Fredricks recently received an Honors College Conference/Workshop Travel Grant to attend the Southern Graphics Council International conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the conference she showcased her honors...

A Fish Out of Water Finds Her Shoal

Billie Niznik is an honors geology major with minors in math and sustainability. This semester, she took advantage of an Honors College Conference/Workshop Travel Grant to present her research on hydrogen and oxygen isotopes at a Geological Society of America...

Testing Your Pets Perception: 5 Questions for Emily Benjumea

Recent honors graduate Emily Benjumea is a planner. She started her honors thesis three semesters in advance, but due to several necessary readjustments in her research she still wound up scrambling to the finish line. It turned out all right in the end, but her story...
Arrivederci Roma!

Arrivederci Roma!

Senior English major and Path student Mykayla Bowser spent her summer at The University of Arkansas' Rome Center. While she was there, she took advantage of everything her new environment had to offer, finding value in both the grandeur of Rome's ancient ruins and the...

Cold Emails, Warm Receptions

Cold Emails, Warm Receptions

Senior honors student Grayson Greer conducted some top-level research on the Indian food market through interviews with top-level executives -- he gained access to the corner offices of CEOs and managing directors simply by having the audacity to ask. His hard work...

The Path Program: My “Path” in 4

The Path Program: My “Path” in 4

Terrance Boyd, director of recruitment and the Path program in the Honors College, helped build the Path program from the ground up, and has provided support (and snacks) for participating students from the very beginning. Here, he reflects on the qualities that these...

Sam Erickson: Fourteen Degrees North, Ninety-Four Degrees East

Sam Erickson: Fourteen Degrees North, Ninety-Four Degrees East

My name is Sam Erickson and I am a physics major with minors in mathematics, history and anthropology. This is the first blog post of my semester studying abroad at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. Brighton is about an hour and a half south of London on...

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Troubleshooting Water Treatment at the New Panama Canal

Last year honors civil engineering major Juan Andrés Martínez Castro went to a Seattle career fair in search of an internship. While he was there, an advertisement for work at the Panama Canal caught his eye. “I was looking for things here in the U.S.,” he said, “but...

And Now, a Word from our (Former) Dean

Andrew Palmer, a freshman pre-med major and Bodenhamer Fellow from Bentonville, Arkansas, had the distinction of being selected as our inaugural Dean for a Day. Andrew won on the strength of his campaign video and accompanying graphics, which paint a bright future for...

A Fly’s Eye View of Crystal Bridges

Alexis Meldrum, an honors art history major and marketing minor from Carrollton, Texas, was the first Havner curatorial intern for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Her months of sifting through Buckminster Fuller’s design papers helped shape the interpretive...

Wellness Series: Hike Your Own Hike

by Samantha Kirby For more information on wellness initiatives, events and opportunities around campus, be sure to check out the UA Wellness Initiative. On the first day of school most students are mentally reviewing their class schedules as they walk about campus,...

Freaky Friday: Dean Edition

Do you have big ideas for the Honors College? Have you ever wanted to see the “inner workings” of higher education administration? Would you like enviable offices, shelves upon shelves of medieval literature, and the title of “head honcho” here in Gearhart Hall? If...