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KU Honors staff take on management of Phi Beta Kappa

Responsibilities for KU's chapter of the prestigious liberal arts and sciences honorary society officially transitioned to the University Honors Program in 2022.

Honors students, faculty, and staff travel to Tanzania for Global Humanities Institute

Last summer, five honors students joined Honors Faculty Fellows and program staff members for a two-week conference exploring topics of social suffering in Africa and the African diaspora.

Professor reflects on his time as Honors Faculty Fellow: “Don’t hesitate”

“One of my favorite things to say is just ‘be kind’ ... I’m where I am because people were kind.”

Key into Public Service Scholar pursues four majors with one goal: helping others

Atadurdyyeva has made the most of her time at KU, pursuing four majors along with two minors and three certificates at KU.

Gender disparities in chess, STEM focus for faculty fellow

In his honors first-year seminar and the KU Chess Club, Kyle Camarda asks students to scrutinize issues of equity

Committed KU alums find reason to give in relationships

The Alan and Maria (Abatjoglou) Stearns Opportunity Fund supports opportunities for students who demonstrate financial need, as well as for those from marginalized backgrounds.

Retired KU leader returns to teach philanthropy-focused honors course

In Citizen Philanthropy, a seminar-style course reintroduced to honors students this fall, former chief of staff to the provost Linda Luckey shares her extensive history in activism and organizing with students looking to make non-profit involvement core to their careers and lives.

12 KU students selected for 2022 Millennium Fellowship

Twelve KU students will participate in a leadership development program overseen by the Millennium Campus Network in partnership with United Nations Academic Impact. As part of the fellowship, the students will partner with Friends of the Kaw on two river cleanup efforts this fall.

How one maternity health researcher got started in honors

This past year, a University Honors Program alumna Dr. Toluwalasé Ajayi received research funding from Google to reduce health disparities experienced by women of color.

Family and faculty helped alumna ask the right questions

Reardon, currently a professor of sociology at University of California, Santa Cruz, founded the Science & Justice Research Center (SJRC), whose mission is to encourage students and researchers in STEM disciplines to think about questions of justice in their work.

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