Awards and Accomplishments

Julie Cravotto Awarded the 2019 University Medalist!

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.

Catching up with the 2013 University Medalist Nicole "Nix" Sitkin Zelin: Physician, Advocate and IS Alum

June 04, 2019

by UHP Director Dave Furlow

I was happy to speak recently with, Nicole "Nix" Sitkin Zelin, an Integrated Studies alum (Miller 417!), and a former student of mine. Nix majored in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior and minored in Art, building on her year abroad in Bordeaux. In recognition of her outstanding academics, work on behalf of LGBTQI health disparities, and research accomplishments while at UC Davis, Nix was awarded the 2013 University Medal.

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.

Two UHP Seniors Win the 2018 Lang Prize for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

October 02, 2018

2018 UC Davis University Honors Program graduates Sammy Carey and Shelbie Condie both received second place in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences for the 2018 Norma J. Lang Prize. This award, given to six students, is for stimulating research and the best use of resources at Peter J. Shields Library. Both seniors presented their research at the 2018 Undergraduate Research Conference at UC Davis, and the 2018 Western Regional Honors Conference at Chapman University.