Honors Courses & Faculty

One Last Advising Appointment: Thank you Heidi!

November 20, 2019
Heidi Van Beek, UHP's Assistant Director and Year 3 and 4 advisor, has been an integral part of this program since 2015 for our students, the programming, and overall UHP community.

First joining in May 2015, Heidi entered the new position of Assistant Director to act as an advocate for students in the program. She mainly worked with Year 3 and 4 students, including honors transfer students, helping these students to find a home at UC Davis and to make the most of their time here. 

UC Davis Receives Mellon Grant to Integrate the Arts, Humanities and Science in New Courses through Partnership with the University Honors Program and First-Year Seminars

June 20, 2019
UC Davis has been awarded a $600,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to offer new undergraduate courses that integrate the arts, humanities and science.

The new SHAPE program – Science, Humanities and Arts: Process and Engagement – will offer interdisciplinary courses co-taught by faculty from the arts, humanities and science, and the curriculum will be augmented with the work of visiting performance artists.

Experiencing the Drama of Politics, Culture, and Self Through Theatre

March 07, 2019
With lessons on shuffling chairs, performing Colombian hypnosis, and creating a human tableau, UHP's Theatre, Performance, and Culture class exemplifies 50 years of interactive, interdisciplinary, experience-based learning.

Drama 1 professor Larry Bogad highlighted the work of Augusto Boal, an influential Brazilian theater practitioner and political activist, specifically his books, Games for Actors and Non-Actors and Theatre of the Oppressed.

UHP's Human Sexuality Class Helps Local Foster Youth

October 02, 2018

By Shelbie Condie

Dr. Leah Hibel, associate professor of Human Development and Family Studies, created a special project last fall. In her Human Sexuality honors course, first and second- year students developed a sexual education curriculum for regional foster youth. This project was materialized when a request was sent by Foster and Kinship Care Education, a local program that serves those who want to become foster parents in Yolo County.