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Marquette’s University Honors Program is designed for intellectually curious, academically engaged students who want to learn in a close-knit community of their peers at the heart of a vibrant research university. Its broadly based, interdisciplinary curriculum addresses our most pressing contemporary challenges with cutting-edge knowledge and research and the wisdom of centuries of Jesuit values and pedagogy. The University Honors Program offers an intense, individualized and experiential education by which students learn to become leaders — at Marquette and in their careers.

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More than 200 staff, faculty, and students attended the 2nd public lecture in the University Honors Program’s fall seminar series on Immigration: A Theory of Migratorial Disobedience and the Call for Law and Order, by Grant Silva, Philosophy. Nursing's Ruth Ann Belknap will give the 3rd and final lecture in the series on the topic of Desert, Detention, and Deportation On the U.S. Mexican Border.
Thursday, 10/27/16, 5-6:15 pm
Marquette Hall 200

HPSAB election results
Congratulations to the newly elected UHP Student Advisory Board for 2016-17

Honors at the Haggerty Museum of Art
Honors students in HOPR 1953 Real Fine Art: An In-Depth Look at Milwaukee Visual Arts get hands-on experience with the museum's newest exhibit "Series on Resurrection in Nature." The Gendron Jensen exhibit features detailed graphite drawings of small natural phenomena.


Congratulations to graduating Honors seniors Chris Becker (Math), Lisa Bonvissuto (English), Kelsey Evans (Political Science), Catherine Jensen (Biological Sciences), and Brett Wiesnewski (Biological Sciences), who have all received awards in their departments for outstanding achievement, and to Max Bertellotti, who has received the Rev. Andrew J. Thon S.J. Award for Leadership from the Division of Student Affairs.

15 Honors students have received competitive Honors Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships to perform summer research under the direction of Marquette faculty in summer 2016. All awardees will present their research in the fall semester at the Honors Research Fair.

Honors in the news: Marquette Journal

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Dr. Julia Azari, associate professor of Political Science, teaches an honors first-year seminar entitled Political Biographies. She is featured on news outlets across the nation, including the prominent FiveThirtyEight blog and recently sat down with Marquette’s Provost Daniel Myers for a conversation about the upcoming election.

Honors Family Welcome Reception
Wednesday 8/24, 3 to 4:30 pm
Sensenbrenner Hall: Lower Level Atrium and
All Honors parents and other family members are invited to a casual, drop-in welcome reception on move-in day. Light refreshments.

All Honors Welcome Picnic
Thursday 9/1, 5:30 to 7 pm
Central Mall.

First-year Academic Orientation
Tuesday 8/30 from 5 to 5:45 pm
AMU Monaghan Ballroom A
First year students gathered for a curricular overview followed by the All Honors Welcome Picnic.


Honors student Omo Tseumah (high jump) contributes to a first-ever BIG EAST title for Marquette University women’s track and field.

Recent Honors alumna Sofia Ascorbe works to break prison walls.

Recent Honors alumna Laura McNabb takes her honors nursing degree into the field.

Honors junior Maggie Stang received a Center for Peacemaking Fellowship for her project, “Creating a Framework for Measuring Social Impact In Community Initiatives.”

Honors study abroad scholarships announced for summer and fall 2016: Jane Lorenzi, Chiara Shehata, Eliana Winterbauer-Light, and runner-up Gabriella May.

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Honors in the news

Marquette Journal, December issue