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Students in the newly reinstated policy debate program find success at a recent tournament.
Honors in the News - 2012 Archive
UTHealth - UH Dual Bachelors Program for First-Time Students Speeds Nursing Education, Partners for High Quality Article in Caring Minds magazine quotes program liaison and Honors alumna Stephanie Meyers and mentions the new Honors Program in the Health Professions.
The Depardieu Affair Honors Professor Robert Zaretsky examines the recent move of actor Gerard Depardieu to Belgium.
The Stranger Who Resembles Us Article on Albert Camus from Honors Professor Robert Zaretsky.
Smart Move: National Merit Scholars Choose UH and Houston Honors College and National Merit alumni are profiled in this cover story for the University of Houston magazine.
Fiction: "Sweet Tooth," by Ian McEwan Honors College Professor Robert Cremins recommends the new novel from Ian McEwan - Sweet Tooth - in this review.
Pianist praises Beethoven, plays piece on campus. Coverage of an Honors College event with pianist and psychiatrist Dr. Richard Kogan, written by Honors College student Isiah Gentry.
Imagine an Israeli Arab Alfred Dreyfus Honors College Professor Robert Zaretsky writes about the Dreyfus Affair and an essay recently published that holds the affair up as a mirror to current events.
UH’s John Harvey Part of Comedy and Drama of “City Council Meeting” The Chron.com blog Creative Pride interviews Honors Professor John Harvey about his work on City Council Meeting as well as his other projects.
UH, Berteslmann Foundation to present energy debate Sarah Spring, Honors professor and director of the UH Policy Debate program, will moderate the policy debate during the event. UH Hosts Megatrend Future Day
UH Honors College Hosting Terrorism Expert Chris Harmon Harmon presents a lecture and a conversation about terrorism in the Honors College.
Dean William Monroe spoke to Eric Ladau for the Front Row radio program about In Country, by Bobbie Ann Mason. Dean Monroe will be presenting on the novel at the MFAH's Artful Thursday event in October.
More than 100 UH Students to Participate in Undergraduate Research Day Undergraduate Research Day, sponsored by the Honors College and the Office of Undergraduate Research, is on October 11.
What's Fair?' Lecture Series Addressing Social, Political Dvide The lecture series brings speakers to campus on October 4 and 25 and November 30 to speak about fairness and social justice.
Future’s So Bright: Five Myths About the U.S. Economic Decline A lecture series co-sponsored by the Phronesis program in politics and ethics brings Professor Stephen Rose from Georgetown University to speak.
UH Honors College Fall Convocation Set for Aug. 30 KIPP co-founder Mike Feinberg speaks at the Fall Convocation, hosted by the Honors College.
UH Students Spent Summer Making a Difference with Hands-on Research Undergraduate researchers worked on complex projects through the SURF program.
Honors Fellow and art professor Stephan Hillerbrand's work was featured in the New York Times' Lens blog.
Recent Honors grad Andy Ingalls won a Houston Press Theater Award for his work in the one-man play Rum and Vodka.
Looking at an Old Syllabus With New Eyes Historian and Honors College professor Robert Zaretsky writes about how the syllabus can shape how the story, the history, is told.
The Houston Clean Air Network, an online map showing real-time ozone and air quality in Houston, was launched by Honors Professor Dan Price, in collaboration with UH Professor Barry Lefer, the UH Texas Learning and Computation Center, the UH Law Center, , Air Alliance Houston, the American Lung Association, and others. (Press Release) Recent press includes: Online map shows Houston air quality in real time (KHOU), Real-time maps now track Houston ozone levels (Houston Business Journal), Website tracks ozone for Houstonians (KPRC), Houston Clean Air Network offering real-time online ozone report (PhysOrg), You can click on new tool to check smog (Houston Chronicle), Online map gives Houston area real-time smog data (AP), Map gives Houston area real-time smog data (KTRK), Hazed and Confused? (CultureMap)
Young energy execs take the reins in fast-paced field Honors alum Matt Steele is featured in this article about a new generation of energy executives and their successes.
UH Honors College Fall Convocation Set for Aug. 30 KIPP co-founder Mike Feinberg will be the keynote speaker at the annual fall Convocation.
UH Students Spent Summer Making a Difference with Hands-on Research Students in the SURF program devoted their time to serious research, delving into a number of complex projects.
Professor Richard Armstrong recently appeared in Engines of Our Ingenuity episodes on the Maria Theresa Thaler, one of the most circulated coins in the world, and the "Concrete Revolution" in the ancient world
First Theater, Then Facebook Honors Professor Robert Zaretsky comments on Jean-Jaques Rousseau's birthday.
France's Jewish Problem Honors and French History Professor Robert Zaretsky comments on recent anti-Semitism in France.
Whose Image Is This, Anyway? Honors College Professor Robert Zaretsky discusses the difference between image and reality in a recent New York Times op-ed piece.
Laughing in the Art Museum Honors Professor Cynthia Freeland talks about the decorum and joy of art museums.
Nihilism is dead Honors College Professor Rob Zaretsky comments on the current state of nihilism.
Working: More recent research shows labs are convivial places Read about alumna Kim Carlson's work fighting drug-resistant bacteria—collaboratively.
UH Artist-in-Residence Aaron Landsman Helping ‘The Frogs’ Leap Around Houston Center for Creative Work partners with the Mitchell Center's artist-in-residence for this year's Dionysia festival. More on Dionysia 2012: Frogs on bikes wearing Tom Ford & saving Athens: A new take on Greek extravaganza, The Dionysia
Lence Master Teacher Residency Brings Political Theorist Robert C. Bartlett to Campus The annual Lence Residency offers a series of events featuring a master teacher and scholar.
Professor visits UH, showcases work Author Elizabeth McCracken visited the Honors College in April.
More Than 75 Students to Showcase Projects During Undergraduate Research Symposium April 12 Undergraduate researchers from across campus will share their posters and presentations at this inaugural spring event.
Is that Romney or Hollande? Honors College Professor Robert Zaretsky comments on the connections between the US and the French elections. A related piece, "Drawn to Extremes in France," appeared in the Los Angeles Times. More on the French elections: Victor Hugo on the Ballot; Le Pen is Real Winner in Vote in France
UH team wins multiple awards at competition Honors College students Alonso Marron, Tony Roshan, and Yasameen Nazemi, all members of the Health Occupations Students of America who had great success at a recent HOSA Competition.
UH Physics, Mathematics Student Mason Biamonte Named 2012 Goldwater Scholar Congratulations to Honors College junior Mason Biamonte for his recognition as a Goldwater Scholar. Also covered in the Daily Cougar.
Translating Aristotle: Two Interviews Honors Professor Susan Collins is interviewed about her recent translation, with Robert C. Bartlett, of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.
Two decades of thoughtful dialogue celebrated at UH Honors College "Great Conversation" Shelby Hodge highlights the highly-successful 20th Great Conversation in CultureMap. Coverage also at the Daily Cougar and on UH.edu.
UH Moment: NCUR UH Moment features the story of nine UH undergraduate students who were selected to present their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, the largest conference for undergraduates.
Voltaire and Toulouse, Then and Now In WSJ.com, Honors Professor Robert Zaretsky comments on the Calas affair, and how it helped make "'l'infâme'—religious superstition and fanaticism—the great nemesis of reasonable men and women everywhere."
Tony Judt’s Corrosive Eloquence: Thinker Embraced the Life of a Public Intellectual Honors Prof. Robert Zaretsky reviews Thinking the Twentieth Century, by Tony Judt, with Timothy Snyder.
History's Forgotten Exodus Professor Robert Zaretsky offers this commentary in the Wall Street Journal on the Evian Accords and the French Algerian pieds-noirs.
Professor of Jewish studies and literature to speak at Sendak exhibit Honors Prof. David Brenner spoke at the opening reception for the "In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak" exhibit.
'The Annotated Emerson' adds luster to a 19th century giant, out of fashion today Honors Professor David Mikics' new book is reviewed.
Vive la Différence Professor Rob Zaretsky's opinion article in the International Herald Tribune connects Jean Dujardin of The Artist with the Eiffel Tower and a larger French historical context. A related article appears in Tablet magazine.
The Empire Returns at Napoleonland Watch out Euro-Disney - here comes Napoleonland. Read this editorial in The New York Times from Honors Prof. Rob Zaretsky.
French-Jewish vote expected to lean right, side with Sarkozy Honors Prof. Rob Zaretsky about the upcoming French elections.
Becker's Books Friend of Honors, Lencian, and University of Houston alumnus Dan Becker and his wife Ann talk about their bookstore, Becker's Books.
Midnight in Paris Honors Professor Robert Zaretsky draws connections between—and provides context for—the upcoming Oscars and the setting of many of their movies, Paris.
Social issues brought to light Honors alumna Erica Fletcher continues to receive accolades for her documentaries.
Hugo's French Connecction Honors Professor Robert Zaretsky examines the connection of the movie Hugo to the infamous Dreyfus Affair.
We'll Always Have That Other Paris Honors Professor Robert Zaretsky's commentary about the possibly-misplaced nostalgia for a particular Paris ran in the International Herald Tribune.
William Galston to Deliver 'Conservatism and Progressivism' Lecure at UH Read about Galston's upcoming lecture in the Honors College.
Leading Patent Litigator Joins Latham & Watkins in New York Honors alumnus Daniel G. Brown recognized for his work in patent law.
Norton Anthology Recitation Contest Congratulations to Honors student Chris Powell, winner of the recitation contest for Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "How Do I Love Thee."
Professor Jeff Church presents the post-show talk for Main Street Theater's production of Tom Stoppard's Coast of Utopia on January 15 and 29.
What Does a Philospher Look Like? Prof. Cynthia Freeland presents this essay in Issue 55 of Philosopher's Magazine.
When History is Closed for Debate, Occupy Paris, Out of Tune and Recalling Guns of August and israel Honors Professor Robert Zaretsky offers a historical lens with which to view current events in these articles from The Jewish Daily Forward and Tablet.