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!

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...

Designing Justice: Students Draw Up New Ideas to Help Homeless People in Northwest Arkansas

Last Sunday 10 honors students got a crash course in using design to make waves in a "Design as Protest" workshop led by architect/activist Bryan Lee. They tackled a tough problem – homelessness – with a bleak outlook: Northwest Arkansas' homeless...

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...

Got Art? Show Us!

Got Art? Show Us!

Jackson Williams is an honors international studies and political science major who also happens to love art – he just added an art history minor to the mix. Jackson came to us with the idea of a pop up art show culminating in a panel discussion with artists, curators...

Troubleshooting Water Treatment at the New Panama Canal

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

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...

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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...

The BODIEs Take New York

New York City is as bright and diverse as the advertisements glowing in Times Square; think city lights, street performers, pizza joints, traffic, smog and storefront windows, each a single stroke in the city’s signature. For writer Tom Wolfe, a visitor has as much...

Adding Value, Gaining Experience

Scott Sims, an honors accounting and finance double major in Walton College, beams at everyone we pass in the Bentonville Sam’s Club, greeting the workers like old friends. He throws back samples of orange juice and pineapple, putting everyone at ease with his...

Packing (and mapping) through Pompeii

Austin Kreulach, a rising computer science junior, recently spent two weeks of his summer in southern Italy with a program led by Dr. Dave Fredrick and Dr. Rhodora Vennarucci. Throughout his time, Austin learned how to map, how to pack, and most importantly how to...