It all started when my parents asked my younger sister and me if we would rather do a summer trip to Disney World or on a llama-packing trip. Without hesitation, my sister and I responded that we preferred the latter. That summer was the first of many llama trips that became an annual tradition. When […]
About CU Honors Program
The Arts and Sciences Honors Program provides a community for highly motivated and academically prepared undergraduate students and offers opportunities for intellectual engagement through honors courses, academic-inspired events, and honors thesis research and creative work. Requirements for the program: a 3.3 GPA and you’re in! For more info, check out www.colorado.edu/honors/
Have you wondered who decides what makes it into the newspaper? Who influences the news within a country? How is it influenced from outside of a country? Daniel Naftel’s honors thesis investigated whether public statements by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev influenced how the Berlin Crisis of 1958-1961 was covered in the United States media. Daniel […]
Jesse Nestler graduated from CU in May 2016 with a double major in Geography and Environmental Engineering. He completed an honors thesis in Geography using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze the local scale sustainability of trails in the Maroon Bells – Snowmass Wilderness (check out his thesis here). He presented his thesis research at […]
Meghan Dulsky is a senior Norlin Scholar at CU Boulder and is majoring in Classics, with a minor in Italian and a minor in Technology, Arts, and Media. Meghan has been involved with the Honors Program for the majority of her career at CU Boulder, which has encompassed enrolling in honors courses and working on […]
Each year the Honors Program sponsors the publication of the University of Colorado Honors Journal. We gather submissions from CU undergraduates all year and select the best work from across all disciplines to publish each spring. We have a PARTY to celebrate the release of the journal each April, and you are invited! There will […]
In early March, Leeds Residential Academic Program (RAP) residents attended the LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco. Honors student Brianna Huynh attended and shares this report. This past week, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to the LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco with the Leeds RAP. LAUNCH is an opportunity for start-up companies to pitch […]
Ten students came out Monday evening for a showing of “Grave of the Fireflies,” the 1986 Studio Ghibli film about Seita and Setsuko, two orphans struggling to survive in bombed out Japan in 1945. The film is bittersweet—the children live as the fireflies, glowing brightly for a brief time before their early deaths. It is […]
Dave Waite’s painting “Pilgrimage to Supercuts” is featured in the 2015 volume of the University of Colorado Honors Journal. Artist’s statement: Every day, we encounter innumerable details that we likely disregard. The quiet smell of a woman sitting next to you, the cashier who you never bother to make eye-contact with, the hundred tiny movements […]
Sara Barudin is a fifth-year senior from Albuquerque and Santo Domingo, New Mexico majoring in Environmental Studies. I am advising her honors thesis research, for which she is interviewing members of the Santo Domingo and nearby Pueblos about their opinions of casinos in their communities. As a member of one of the Pueblos, Sara is […]
Welcome to the CU Honors Program Blog! This blog, which is entirely student run, has been a long time in the making! And we are really excited to create a space for honors students to gather together, engage with one another, ask questions, and learn more about the work that we are all doing while […]
About the BlogThe Honors Program Blog is a student-run venture designed to feature research, events, theses, art, and more - all done by the College of Arts and Sciences honors students at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
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