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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.

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.

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.

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. 

Study abroad inspires new scholarship

In 2021, we started to see a resumption of experiential learning activities, including study abroad.

How a backup plan led to international acclaim: “I never liked being constrained”

When Mugabi Byenkya says he didn’t plan to become an internationally acclaimed author, he means it. Many professional writers play coy about their ambitions, but Byenkya was in fact well on his way to an entirely different career.

Honors alumna fights forced labor with biology background

Shannon Stewart got into human trafficking because someone asked her about it.

KU cancer researcher creates opportunities and community for honors students

Navya Singh’s summer was unique, even by COVID standards.

University Honors Program receives top rating

The University Honors Program (UHP) at the University of Kansas has received a top rating, along with six other programs, in INSIDE HONORS: Ratings and Reviews of 40 Public University Honors Programs.

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