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Honors stories

Our community does some amazing things. On this page, you'll find news and features that take a close look at the developments and accomplishments of our program and the people tied to it.

Featured stories

Pamela McElwee

Pamela McElwee’s 30-year mission to save the planet

An alumna of the University Honors Program, McElwee began formally studying climate change as an undergraduate student before it was a front-page story.
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Interdisciplinary emphasis in honors program helps students stay ahead in volatile world

The honors program at KU is a university-wide program with participation from students and faculty across disciplines and schools, which helps to foster interdisciplinary connections.
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Honors seminar explores identity and community through performing arts

Among the dozens of first-year Honors seminars offered this fall includes one involving a partnership with the Lied Center for the Performing Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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University Scholars look at recent events with a science-and-literature lens

The 2021 course titled “Marginalized Bodies & ‘Medicine’ in Literature,” was taught by Dr. Giselle Anatol. Dr. Anatol is a professor and Interim Director of Graduate Studies in the English Department. 
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