Supply Chain Bottlenecks

“Supply chain management usually goes unnoticed by the general population, but it comes to the forefront in humanitarian crises.”

Who Is to Blame for COVID-19?

“I was surprised to learn that many causes of zoonotic transmission stem mainly from habitat loss and fragmentation.”

COVID-19, Xenophobia and the Case for Holistic Thinking

“It’s the Chinese collectivist culture, the very thing that the West finds so unsettling, that may hold the key to containing the coronavirus.”

Don’t Mess With Mother Nature: What We Can Learn From COVID-19

      Lauren Malte is a rising junior majoring in public health at the University of Arkansas. Born and raised in the Philippines, Lauren has taken a keen interest in studying diverse cultural health perspectives and hopes to one day have a career...

Reckoning with the Meaningless: The Language of the Chinese State and the Citizen

Sarah Svoboda is a senior at the Schedler Honors College of the University of Central Arkansas, majoring in English literature and minoring in Asian studies. Originally from western Massachusetts, she moved to central Arkansas five years ago and is currently...
Remember the Orange

Remember the Orange

Mandeep Kaur is an honors biochemistry and Spanish major at the University of Arkansas. On campus, you can spot her leading SI sessions for chemistry and conducting research about fibroblast growth factors. Also, if you were in the Honors College on the right day, you...

Collaboration Can Save our Cats During COVID-19

Collaboration Can Save our Cats During COVID-19

Olivia Schaap is a recent transfer student to the U of A, having graduated with honors from Northwest Arkansas Community College with her Associate of Arts degree. She was heavily involved in many clubs at NWACC, including holding office as president of the Honors...

Engineering Better Public Health

Engineering Better Public Health

In 2019, biomedical engineering major Samia Ismail earned a coveted Truman Scholarship, awarded to the brightest students in the nation dedicated to public service. Even though she is earning an engineering degree, Samia ultimately plans to pursue a joint M.D./master...

A Keener Eye for Serendipity

A Keener Eye for Serendipity

Jamie Kim, an honors history, Latin American and Latino studies, and international and global studies triple major, was extremely excited about her research concerning Cuban oral history but, due to circumstances beyond her control, was unable to complete the project...

What’s In an Umbrella?

What’s In an Umbrella?

Beck Williams, an honors political science major who participated in the January 2020 Honors Passport study abroad intersession course to Peru, found himself in an unexpected dilemma when the class took him to the top of a hill on the island of Taquile in Lake...

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5 Questions for Kelly Toner, Honors Nursing Student

Senior nursing student and Honors College Fellow Kelly Toner has participated in missionary trips since the age of 14. For her honors thesis, Kelly...

5 Questions: Julia Lyon, Full Circle Food Pantry President

[singlepic id=48 w=620 h=540 float=center]   Julia Lyon, a senior biology major from Fulbright College and Honors College member, serves as...

Local Initiatives, Global Solutions: 5 Questions with Truman Scholar Mike Norton

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Beaucoups of Books: 5 Questions for Truman Scholar Cicely Shannon

Senior economics major Cicely Shannon’s love for books began at age four, when she learned to read. She began sharing her passion for reading in...

Portrait of an Artist, Mid-Career: 5 Questions for Jura Margulis

Pianist Jura Margulis has won international acclaim for his compellingly communicative performances, as well as for the range of his tonal palette...

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Thesis Blues? Let Your Topic Choose You!

By: Darci WaltonSo what’s it gonna be? As a freshman (and even sophomore) the most terrifying word for me to hear was “thesis.” The idea of a thesis sounded like something fancy academics wrote by candlelight while sipping tea in an office overrun by beautifully bound...

Making the Unfamiliar Familiar: Research Conferences

Honors psychology/sociology senior and Path Scholar Rebeca Zapata recently had the opportunity to present research from her honors thesis at a national conference in Atlanta, Georgia, thanks to an Honors College Conference/Workshop Travel Grant. Unsurprisingly, she...

And Now, A Word from Dean Mandeep Kaur

“Okay, now what?” That’s what I thought after I won the Dean for the Day Election. I was going to be the head honcho of the Honors College and had no clue what it would entail but luckily, I had my dean boots and my fresh energy to help me. While my energy remained...

The Desert of the Mind

  “Listen carefully, my son, to the master’s instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart.” These are the first lines of The Rule of St. Benedict, a 6th-century guide to monastic life. The Rule encourages discipline and asceticism, and this begins, as...

A Romanesque Holiday

Political science and African & African American studies double major Maxwell Carter spent a semester in Spain last year -- here he writes of his trip through Catalonia, where a separatist movement was taking center stage in regional politics. The Bodenhamer...