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Honors Weekly caught up with Christine Carlson, Arizona Student Unions’ Associate Director, Retail Dining and Nutrition, to get the inside scoop
The twisting, turning landscape of northern New Mexico may first appear to have little in common with other places, particularly Rapa Nui (known popularly as Easter Island). Yet for the students of Dr. Terry Hunt’s Honors Seminar, the contrasts are eclipsed by the similarities.
While no objector to Starbuck’s coffee, Rob Lisak would rather explore a more ancient tradition in which liquid refreshment is but one of the outcomes. The creator of a short video reflecting his fascination with the meaning-rich Chinese tea ceremony, Lisak has put himself on a steep learning curve as an Honors College student.
Honors students in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona are rewriting the geologic history of the Grand Canyon. The traditional view of the sedimentary layers exposed in the canyon, as originally described by John Wesley Powell, is that they contain sediment shed from rocks exposed nearby. Honors students have been testing this interpretation by using new techniques of geochronology to determine the provenance of zircon crystals in various sedimentary layers.
New research shows that Rapa Nui islanders built their iconic monuments close to freshwater sources.
With the staggering success of The Walking Dead has come a resurgence of interest in worst-case scenarios for humanity. A recent Live Science feature story showcases a cadre of bright minds that understand what it takes to survive and build a civilization: Nine essential steps were the focus.
Now promoted to Assistant Dean’, Academic Affairs of the Honors College, John Pollard is on a mission to equip peers and students to succeed even in demanding courses and majors. The force behind the UA Learning Initiative “Collaborative Learning Space movement,” Dr. Pollard’s unbridled enthusiasm is no secret on campus.
We've got your back! Follow the link below to sign up for an Honors Thesis Info Session. There are also a number of HNRS 396H: Thesis/Capstone Prep Course sections to fit your spring schedule!
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery provides students with the opportunity to assist with the collection of functional and patient reported-outcomes for the purposes of determining the quality of orthopaedic care provided by Banner University Medical Center – Tucson/South.
With $34,000 plus $12,000 COE on the line, there’s no reason to go it alone. Learn more about making your best run at this prestigious award with 3,000 individual recipients annually.
Are you graduating this coming May and still are uncertain as to what you will do? How would you like to spend an entire year abroad, in the country of your choice, either teaching English or doing original research? If doing either of those things appeals to you, then please apply for a Fulbright Fellowship!
Two years after her graduation, Isabelle Chea's undergraduate thesis on equine aromatherapy has been reborn as a peer-reviewed, published research paper in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science.
In a unique study, University of Arizona astronomy students searched 101 clouds of gas to find those that may be in the first phases of forming massive stars.