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...
A Fly’s Eye View of Crystal Bridges

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...

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Blooming in Brighton

Thea Winston is a rising accounting senior from Forrest City, Arkansas. Before a hectic senior year of taking the GMAT and participating in her many student organizations, Thea traveled to Brighton, England. From academics to street art to some timely lessons on...

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...