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2021 UHP Graduates Receive Campus Awards

Each year, the academic colleges recognize undergraduate students who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in academics, research, and leadership. Several members of the UHP Class of 2021 have been recognized for their achievements and contributions during their time at UC Davis. 

Animal Science and Chicano/a Studies Faculty Win 2021 UHP Outstanding Faculty Awards

Every year, the University Honors Program invites students to nominate UC Davis faculty for Faculty Mentorship and Outstanding Teaching Awards. These are our 2021 winners. 2021 Faculty Mentorship Award: Dr. Matthias Hess, Associate Professor of Animal Science

The UHP Faculty Mentorship Award is awarded to a UC Davis faculty member for providing outstanding mentorship to a UHP student. An outstanding mentor is one who is accessible, impactful, and has played a significant role in at least one UHP student's undergraduate career.

2021 Graduates Receive UHP Awards

Every year, the University Honors Program awards students for implementing values of UHP: leadership, community service, and research & innovation. These are our 2021 winners. 2021 UHP Student Leadership Award: Mikka Vapor, International Relations and Economics with a minor in French

The UHP Student Leadership Award identifies a graduating UHP student who is an emerging leader on campus or in the community.

UHP Director Wins NEH Award

Dr. David Furlow, University Honors Program Director and Professor of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, and Dr. Jaimey Fisher, frequent UHP instructor and Professor of German and Cinema & Digital Media, recently won a Humanities Connections Planning Grant in the amount of $33,505 for their project, Groundswell at the Intersection of STEM and Humanities. This one-year planning grant will allow Professors Fisher and Furlow to develop and pilot a two-quarter sequence of co-taught interdisciplinary courses for first-year honors students.

Biomedical Research, the MD/PhD Track, and the Lessons of Star Trek:

Meet Maya Mysore '22, the UHP’s Newest Goldwater Scholar

UHP student Maya Mysore has earned a Goldwater Scholarship for the coming academic year. The prestigious, federally endowed award encourages students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. Mysore is among the 410 students awarded Goldwater Scholarships  for the 2021-2022 academic year, and one of two UC Davis recipients along with cell biology major Keely Ji. 

A Fond Farewell to Dr. Eddy Ruiz

Dr. Eddy Ruiz, UHP’s Associate Director, has been an essential part of this program for our students, staff, faculty, and overall UC Davis community.

In early 2016, Dr. Ruiz joined UC Davis as the inaugural Associate Director of both the newly created University Honors Program and a rapidly expanding First Year Seminars Program. Dr. Ruiz has been a tremendous partner in all aspects related to the long-term vision, daily operations, growth, and overall success of UHP and FYS.

SHAPE Brings Together Science and Art in Classroom and on Stage

The University Honors Program is excited to be partnering with the Science, Humanities and Arts: Process and Engagement (SHAPE) program to offer a very special course in Fall 2020! The course is titled Transforming Exclusion to Expression: Gender and Race in Climate Science and is co-taught by Professors Margaret Kemp and Dawn Sumner.

Psychology and Molecular & Cellular Biology Faculty Win 2020 UHP Outstanding Faculty Awards

Every year, the University Honors Program invites students to nominate UC Davis faculty for Outstanding Teaching and Faculty Mentorship Awards. These are our 2020 winners. 2020 Faculty Mentorship Award: Dr. Francis "Frank" McNally, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

The UHP Faculty Mentorship Award is awarded to a UC Davis faculty member for providing outstanding mentorship to a UHP student. An outstanding mentor is one who is accessible, impactful, and has played a significant role in at least one UHP student's undergraduate career.

2020 Graduates Receive UHP Awards

Every year, the University Honors Program awards students for implementing values of UHP: leadership, community service, and research & innovation. These are our 2020 winners. 2020 UHP Student Leadership Award: Thuy Vi "Vi" Nguyen, International Relations

The UHP Student Leadership Award identifies a graduating UHP student who is an emerging leader on campus or in the community. This student has demonstrated a commitment to all of the values of UHP including excellence, innovation, and personal growth, and are part of a new generation of leaders.