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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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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.  After a short Uber yesterday,...

Flip Chip Trip

Ange Iradukunda, an honors mechanical engineering major working with electronic module optimization, recently presented his research at the Power Optimization for Electro-Thermal Systems technical conference in Illinois, where he was able to expand his knowledge of...

Have Accent, Will Travel- Tips on Research Conferences

Faithe is a Senior Communication Disorders major from Fayetteville, Arkansas who has successfully defended her thesis project on the connection between spoken accents to recall performances. Faithe will be graduating Saturday- congrats!  Her next steps include...

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...

Design Thinking: A Human-Centered Approach

Imagine a situation. Think of a quirk or need that might exist. Design a product to address that need using the materials at hand – in this case, twigs gathered from Old Main lawn. This is the basic framework for design thinking taught by Michael Hendrix, a partner at...