UW Honors Program's first Global Challenges Event Encourages Student Conversation on Health and Poverty

Nov 10th, 2015
Global Challenges Audience 2015
Global Challenges—Interdisciplinary Answers audience size was nearly double the original estimates.

- by Nicole Einbinder

The HUB South Ballroom was packed on November 3 as over 400 students and other UW community members came together to engage in a discussion on the intersections between health and poverty.

The Global Challenges event, hosted by UW Honors Program, was a year in the making — after last year's HONORS 100 students (mostly incoming freshmen) voiced a desire to engage with the big questions they care about.

In light of Seattle's state of emergency on homelessness and the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe, conversations about poverty are especially crucial, according to Honors Program Director, Relational Poverty Network co-founder, and event moderator, Vicky Lawson.

"I don’t think we can have enough of these kinds of conversations," said speaker LaShawnDa Pittman, assistant professor of American Ethnic Studies, in her opening remarks.

Information Sessions for Prospective Freshmen

Sep 4th, 2015

Are you considering applying to the UW Honors Program? If so, you're invited to join the University Honors Program to learn how Honors enhances the UW experience.

We have several upcoming opportunities to learn more about the UW Honors Program.  These include:

Autumn 2015 information sessions

The Honors admissions information sessions will give you insight into the Honors Program, community, and application process. At this event, you'll:

  • Get an overview of Honors education at UW from the Honors staff;
  • Hear about the Honors Program admissions process and timeline;
  • Learn about a variety of community and experiential learning opportunities; and
  • Ask all of your questions about what it's like to be a UW Honors student!

RSVP to join us at one of these weekly on-campus sessions, October 1 - November 30, 2015:

  • Mondays, 4:00 - 4:45 PM
  • Wednesdays, 9:00 - 9:45 AM

Please be aware that there is limited space available in these sessions and that interested parties must RSVP at least three days in advance of their desired session date so that we can can confirm your space and communicate the location to you.

If you absolutely cannot make it at these designated times, you can request an alternate time by filling out this form.  Please know that we have limited availabilities outside of these scheduled times and unfortunately may not be able to accommodate your request.

We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you learn more about the UW Honors Program!