Awards and Accomplishments

Naomi Murray '21 Awarded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

April 16, 2020

UHP student Naomi Murray has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s premier undergraduate award in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.

Murray is majoring in Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity, and plans to earn a PhD in Ecology.  An active undergraduate researcher, she is already on the path to a career researching how trees affect community function and resilience, with the goal of minimizing the impacts of climate change.

Jumana Esau '20 Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

February 26, 2020
UC Davis English major will study climate fiction from a human rights perspective.

Literary scholarship at the nexus of human rights and climate change has earned English major Jumana Esau ’20 a prestigious Gates Cambridge scholarship. The scholarship will fully fund Esau to earn her Master of Philosophy in Criticism and Culture at the University of Cambridge, where she plans to study climate fiction with the author Robert Macfarlane.

Julie Cravotto Awarded the 2019 University Medal!

June 10, 2019
Julie Cravotto, a fourth-year history and political science double major and a University Honors Program student, has recently been honored with the 2019 University Medal.

The University Medal recognizes the top graduating senior for academic excellence, a dedication to community service, and the continuation of their leadership contributions to society.

Music and Sociology Faculty Win the 2019 UHP Outstanding Faculty Awards

June 04, 2019

One of the most unique aspects of the University Honors Program is the innovative, discussion-based, honors courses. UHP students have the opportunity to engage with their professors and peers through these settings in a way that may not be possible in a large, lecture-style course. The 2019 Outstanding Teaching Award recognizes a professor nominated by students for being an inspirational and engaging part of the honors experience. This year it was received by Professor Anna Maria Busse Berger from the Music Department.

Three UHP Students Win the 2019 Lang Prize for Undergraduate Research

June 04, 2019
Three of the seven recipients of the 2019 Norma J. Lang Prize are students in the University Honors Program.

This award recognizes students for extensively using library resources and services for their undergraduate research projects. The prize is funded by an endowment from the late UC Davis Professor Emerita of Botany, Norma J. Lang. The prizes are awarded within two different categories: Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences and Science, Engineering, & Mathematics.

Alexandra Greb Receives the 2018 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

April 24, 2019
University Honors Program graduate Alexandra Greb  Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of '18

Alexandra Greb was recently awarded for her distinct research at UC Davis. She explored the effects of hallucinogenic drugs on neuron structure and function. She was a recipient of the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. Greb also received a Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship.