Much of this post has been taken from Tennessee Todays’s article:
Two Chancellor’s Honors Program students, Emma Zijlstra and Jacob Cecil, have received UT’s first International Research Opportunities Program scholarships through the Office of Undergraduate Research. (more…)
The Chancellor’s Honors Program will be offering three 200-level Honors seminar courses next Spring semester. Each course is eligible for Honors course credit, and each course fulfills a separate General Education requirement: Arts & Humanities/Communication through Writing, Social Sciences, or Cultures and Civilizations.
This past Wednesday, September 23rd, at the UT Programs Abroad Fall 2015 Study Abroad Fair, honors student representatives showcased several study opportunities available to the Honors student cohort. Click below for a detailed listing:
Spend summer session 1 in Italy! The course will begin in the historic city of Rome, and conclude in Florence. In addition to visiting sites of historic interest in Rome and Florence the group will also participate in day-long excursions to Naples and Reggio Emilia Region. Apply here on the Programs Abroad page.
Walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen. Come walk in the footsteps of Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, Marianne Dashwood, and Anne Elliot! Your journey begins in the English countryside amid the rolling hills of the South Downs. At Austen’s house, you’ll learn about manners, dress, and dance. Study eighteenth-century estate management and examine the archives at Chawton House Estate. After a stay in Winchester, the ancient capital of England, follow Persuasion’s Anne Elliot to Lyme and Bath. More than a spa destination and shopping mecca, Bath was Austen’s home from 1801 to 1806 and the setting for two of her novels. From its eighteenth-century architecture to the Roman baths, few places inspire like Bath. Before exiting pastoral England, a scenic route takes us past Stonehenge and the village of Lacock, where the 1995 Pride and Prejudice was partly filmed.
Finally, London–a metropolis whose history stretches two millennia. The stunning architecture and vibrant street life mix modern innovation with London’s majestic past. Learn about eighteenth-century drama at Drury Lane, where Austen saw Edmund Kean perform. As you explore Mayfair and the shops of Bond Street, visit some of the same merchants as Mr. Willoughby and the Dashwoods in Sense and Sensibility. Morning classes leave most afternoons free to enjoy London’s museums, art galleries, theatres, orchestras, and markets.
Study History in China! “UTK in Xi’an” takes students to the ancient capital of China. The city Xi’an mixes ancient and modern in a way few cities can. Xi’an is the location of some of China’s most famous archaeological finds, including the Terracotta Army. Participants will visit this and other sites from Xi’an’s thousands of years of history. Apply here on the Programs Abroad page.
Spend your summer in Cambridge, England! Spend the summer in the world’s best university. Cambridge University has been ranked by US News and World Report as the finest university in the world and recently Forbes Magazine has named Cambridge one of the most beautiful cites in the world. For 800 years Cambridge has educated men and women from every part of the globe. Join that great tradition and spend a month’s residence in one Cambridge’s highest ranked colleges, Emmanuel College. Apply here on the Programs Abroad page.
Spend three weeks studying parenting in Denmark. Undergraduate students can choose to receive 3 credits for either CFS 460: Directed Study in Child and Family Studies or SOC 491: Foreign Study. PSYCOLOGY MAJORS: The Psychology Department will allow students to petition to count CFS 460 as one of the required 400-level PSYC classes if you would like (or it can count toward your CFS minor). Graduate students will receive 3 credits for CFS 581: Directed Study in Child and Family Studies (graduate credit requires extra assignments). Honors students may take this course for UNHO 491. Apply here on the Programs Abroad page.
This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of photography and digital imaging. We will use the beautiful and historical city of Florence as our classroom. The course work will focus on the history, art and technology of digital photography. No prior knowledge of photography is required. The lectures and readings are intended to provide the necessary technical and historical background for the students to fully appreciate this exciting medium as a tool for art making.
Fulfill your Ready for the World requirement and this year’s community service hours over Spring Break! We will be working on a sustainable farm in San Ignacio, Belize for a developing orphanage, constructing earth-bag structures for housing. Additional activities include visiting Mayan ruins in Guatemala, horseback riding, and local tours.
Housing: All participants will be housed at a home-stay with the Belizean family in San Ignacio, Belize who run and operate the sustainable farm and work project.
Airfare: Students will need to pay for their own airfare in addition to the price of the trip. Once a final selection of attendees has been confirmed, an airfare recommendation will be made to students. As you know, airfare is always fluctuating, but expect airfare to range from $700.oo – $1,000 round-trip. (more…)
Two students in the Chancellor’s Honors Program received distinguished recognition for the 2015 Undergraduate Awards. Christopher Reese (Class of 2015, Honors Anthropology) and Caroline Darlington (Class of 2016, Honors Nursing) have been listed as “Highly Commendable” for their innovative research, and they have been invited to receive their award at the 3-day Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland. “Becoming highly commended, means you are recogni[z]ed as being in the top 10% of your field.”
The Undergraduate Awards received 5,117 submissions from students in 255 universities across 39 countries for the 2015 competition.
The Undergraduate Awards is an international, interdisciplinary awards program that accepts submissions from high achieving undergraduate students from around the world. “It aims to celebrate and support the world’s brightest and most innovative undergraduate students by recogni[z]ing their best coursework and projects.” The program accepts submissions from students who are in their senior year of their degree program.
The Office of Honors and Scholars Programs and the Office of Undergraduate Research extends their warm congratulations to these two students.