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Interested in funding for your Capstone Project?

Jan 17, 2012

The Honors Program offers prestigious Crown/Wise awards that can provide up to $5,000 to support Capstone Projects.  We awarded more than a dozen scholarships last year; we anticipate similar numbers this year.  The current round of awards is designed for juniors, but seniors can also apply. Go to the Capstone Interactive Orange for details on…

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Honors Alumni Update!

Jan 12, 2012

Alex Pines’ Capstone Project Receives Award Alex (2011 Newhouse) has won third place in the Hearst Multimedia Competition through the Hearst Journalism Awards Program for her Honors Capstone project entitled Our Coast: The Effects of Urbanization and Coastal Development on California Surf Culture.   The full piece and an article by Alex can be found…

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Honors Courses in Photos

Jan 11, 2012

It’s time to start looking forward to your Honors classes! Honors classes are unique in many ways. One such example comes from instructor Catherine Nock, who frequently uses food as a way to connect students both with eachother and more deeply with the course subject. Her latest end of the year gathering was a “Pre-Thanksgiving…

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New Section of HNR 210 for Spring!

Jan 10, 2012

Still Looking for a 1-Credit Seminar? We’ve added a section of HNR 210:  Viewing the World Through Changing Lenses taught by Georgia Popoff, Wednesdays 5:15 – 6:35 pm.  She received great reviews last semester.  To see the full course details, check out our full PDF listing of HNR Seminars.

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Seats Still Open in ETS 115, Shakespeare’s Tragic Heroes

Jan 9, 2012

Welcome back to Spring semester 2012! There are still open spaces in ETS 115, Shakespeare’s Tragic Heroes (#60778 section M002). It meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am – 12:20pm. Below is the course description. In this course we will be reading six of Shakespeare’s tragedies, with particular emphasis on the playwright’s characterization of each…

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Intercultural Learning in Syracuse

Jan 6, 2012

On Saturday, Oct. 29th Honors students (from left to right) Maria Kontos, Amanda Lickfield, Feifei Zhu, Meng Meng, Arianna Brown, and Lauren Deyo visited Habiba Hassan, a traditional basket weaver, and Halima, her daughter, a master jewelry maker in their home in Syracuse’s Somali Bantu refugee community. During the fall semester the students have been…

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Civic Engagement Opportunity!

Jan 6, 2012

Attention Honors students! ONEHEARTSOURCE is a student-initiated volunteer opportunity in Tanzania, East Africa. With little sustainable health care infrastructure or equal distribution of resources in most developing countries, the need for change is urgent; yet the implementation of constructive change needs to be done with passionate consideration and motivated self-initiative. You can help! Volunteer with…

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Student Civic Engagement Opportunity: Ronald Taylor

Jan 6, 2012

Honors freshman and Coronat Scholar Ronald Taylor founded Cultural Project for Rejuvenation (CPR) in his hometown of Hempstead, New York in 2009, and now he’s bringing it to Wilson Park Community Center in Syracuse. Focussed on developing the whole person, the program uniquely develops young people from the inside out, as opposed to handing them…

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Syracuse University
Syracuse NY 13244