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Using Language to Foster Inclusiveness

September 25, 2019
The University Honors Program honors diverse backgrounds and fosters an inclusive environment for all students in our community.

Melissa Loomis, Cognitive Science major '20, took her experience with the UC Davis language exchange Pal Program international when she studied abroad in Scotland and participated in a similar program called the Tandem Language Exchange Program. Utilizing these programs, Melissa was able to create an inclusive environment wherever she was in the world.

I am Honored

September 10, 2019

by Carol Harvey, Integrated Studies class of 1974

UHP Student Attends 2019 Undergraduate Leaders' Program at the University of Oregon

August 13, 2019
Leadership embodies the University Honor Program's mission to empower oneself and others to act intentionally and transform society.

Ivan Rocha, a psychology major entering his fourth year, attended the 2019 APRU Undergraduate Leaders' Program (ULP) at the University of Oregon in July. The Association of Pacific Rim Universities, APRU, is an organization for Asia-Pacific schools to promote research.

Igniting Community Activism Through Student Leadership

July 31, 2019
The University Honors Program encourages students to engage in leadership to foster lifelong skills and make an impact in our UC Davis communities and beyond.

Vannalee Cayabyab, Political Science and Spanish double major ’19, exemplified student leadership throughout her undergraduate career at UC Davis, tracing back to her first year. Vannalee made her mark through her leadership roles in women's political leadership organization IGNITE, BRIDGE: Pilipinx Outreach and Retention, and even co-founding Pilipinx in Business and Law (PIBL).

How One Honors Student Turned a First-Year Seminar into an Undergraduate Career of Research

May 22, 2019
Through utilizing the small classroom experience in UHP and First-Year Seminars, Honors students are able to build connections with faculty, and future mentors, who impact their entire undergraduate research experience.

“It was a cool, crazy, unexpected, life-changing experience,” Michael P. Montgomery said with a smile on his face. He was referring to the International Hemingway Conference he attended in Paris, France, in July 2018, where he presented his research on one of Ernest Hemingway's short stories and was awarded the Frank Blake Scholarship.

We're Not in Davis Anymore! UHP Students Travel to Montana

April 08, 2019
Traveling from our familiar town of Davis to the mountainous campus of Montana State University, UHP students represented UC Davis at the annual Western Regional Honors Council Conference.

One of the essential elements of the University Honors Program curriculum is research and exploration. Although students recognize their fourth year entails a signature work, many do not realize that “research” does not always mean lab coats and vials filled with chemicals (although sometimes it does!).