Walker Hall: Honors’ New Home

Story By Stephanie Cobb Visitors to the infirmary building may notice that the words “Honors Program” are no longer on the blue sign outside. Indeed, the Honors Program can now be found on the second floor of Walker Hall, the former home of the Center for Jewish Studies. Walker Hall is located on Union Road, […]

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A Chat with Mark Law About his Time as Honors Director

Story by April Rubin, Photo of Hume Hall by Stephanie Cobb Mark Law has been the director of UF’s Honors Program since fall 2014. When he started, the program had six employees. It is now nearing 13, and the Honors office is even looking forward to a new location. “Goals-wise, I came in wanting to […]

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A Look into the Honors Pre-Health Study Abroad Program

Story by Joyce Jiang f you are a pre-health student looking to study abroad in Southeast Asia, you have probably already noticed a few things. First, not many UF sponsored study abroad programs exist in Southeast Asia, and second, only one of those is a pre-health focused study abroad program: UF in Thailand. UF in […]

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Coming Soon to Honors: A Residence Hall for the Community

Story by Emma Schindler Over the past few years, the push of University of Florida officials to propel the school into top-five status has been mounting. A pleasant outcome of their efforts, however, potentially brings a major benefit to the Honors community. Amidst a $2.2-billion dollar facelift project to the university is the tentative plan […]

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Everything you need to know about (Un)common Reads

Story by Stephanie Cobb What are (Un)common Reads courses?  (Un)common Reads are one-credit courses available exclusively to students in the University of Florida Honors Program. Each course is centered around one book, and students spend the semester delving into that book through seminars and various activities. (Un)common Reads can be about anything from the Harry […]

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Roundtable: Inside look at the NAVSA Academic Conference

Story by Katherine Jovanovic and Hannah Calderazzo The North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) Conference took place in Columbus, Ohio from Oct. 17-19. The annual conference invited scholars to present research on Victorian literature, history, or art history related to the theme Media, Genre, & the Generic. Each day included four 1.5-hour panels in both […]

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Say Hello to Our Honors Therapy Dogs

Story By Miranda Ingram “The therapy dog squad is ready to see you tomorrow in the Honors Office! No appointment needed — just show up and hang with the pups.” This post popped up on my Facebook feed alongside a photo of two adorable dogs in mid-September. I was surprised. This was the first I […]

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