— News & Updates —

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Fall 2020 Citation Recipients

A virtual celebration of our 172 students who earned their Honors citations.

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UH Faculty News

Introducing our five outstanding scholar-teachers and new Assistant Clinical Professors

— Upcoming Events —

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Commencement (main ceremony)

Celebrating our Winter 2020 graduates!

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Final Exams

Good luck with finals!

— Why University Honors? —

Founded in 1966, University Honors is the Honors College’s oldest and largest living-learning program. Here, students of all backgrounds and majors pursue their curiosity wherever it leads as they explore topics of enduring and contemporary significance from the perspectives of different academic disciplines and methodological orientations.


— Thematic Clusters —

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Our modern world is in great part the product of revolution—of sudden and sharp political changes, of dramatic transformations and turn-arounds in scientific and humanistic understanding, and of abrupt paradigm shifts in collective values, standards, and norms.

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Deliberation is central to human life. Privately, we ponder important decisions, like where to attend college and what kind of life we’d like to lead. Publicly, our commitment to democracy requires that we engage in debate and civic dialogue about the important issues of the day.

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War and Peace

How do the phenomena of war and peace occur at the local, national, and international levels? What do we mean by “war” and “peace”? How do they relate to one another? Why do wars happen? How do they develop? And how do they affect individuals and societies?

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Identity & Intersectionality

Each human being lies at the intersection of any number of vectors—race, gender, socio-economic status, nationality, age, ability, etc. The effects of these and related factors on our well-being and experience are complicated and profound.

— People of UH —

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Vineeta Singh, Assistant Clinical Professor (PhD, University of California, San Diego)
Singh's interests include social movement organizing, black feminist thought, and higher education history. She teaches in the Deliberation cluster.

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David Cunningham, Lead Faculty Fellow (PhD, University of California, San Diego)
Cunningham's research and teaching focuses on civil war, conflict bargaining, conflict management and international security. He teaches in the War & Peace cluster.

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Dean Hebert (MFA, University of Maryland)
Hebert is the Assistant Director for Student Achievement. He serves as a resource to students pursuing their honors citations and oversees data systems, course registration, and scheduling efforts for the program.

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Ebele Nwogbo, Peer Academic Leader
Hello! I am a senior Kinesiology major here at UMD! I hope to get my Master's in Physician Assistant studies after undergrad. I was a HONR100 section leader last fall and am excited to work with first-years again!

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