Clark Honors College News

UO will again double the number of Stamps Scholars, who are automatically offered CHC admission, starting fall 2024.
How three 2018 CHC alums have used their theses to support their careers.
CHC junior Sadie Creemer is a double major in economics and public policy, planning, and management. She wants to implement sustainability into every aspect of people's lives.
CHC alum Deborah Wang carried a heavy patient load in her optometry work, but her affinity for helping those around her began long before she became a doctor.
Animator Mary Vertulfo draws from her creative roots in Eugene and her time at the Clark Honors College to visually share the best of brands, social justice, and identity.
CHC sophomore Maya McLeroy explains how writing helps her cope with loss and fulfill her dreams.
CHC students have the chance to explore over the summer through a variety of study abroad options. Learn how alumni and current students’ experiences abroad have shaped them and what they want future participants to know about the benefits of traveling.
CHC junior Charles Petrik is a global studies and geography double major with an eye on joining the Peace Corps after graduation. First, he’ll attend the world-renowned McDonald Conference for Leaders of Character at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
First-year CHC student Sierra Hawes wants to be an educator. She’s been enamored with how people teach since she was a kid. “I want to be a teacher, someone who’s caring, loving, influences their students, but is firm,” Hawes says.
Liberal arts colleges like the CHC can produce excellent medical students, says Dr. Rob Cloutier of OHSU. The CHC Post sat down with him to hear about his holistic admissions philosophy and how he looks for potential in applicants.
Through personal experience, teaching, and research Honors College students and faculty address the ways hunger affects over one third of students on campus. Food insecurity, they say, continues to have an impact at the University of Oregon and beyond.
Ryan Theiss is the Clark Honors College office specialist who handles operations. He's also a talented artist in his spare time.
For CHC student journalist Sofia Rodriguez Baquero, a trip to Colombia unlocks a sense of identity.
Whether it’s in the lab or in the global health system, when Dante’ James encounters a problem, she gets to work on a solution. Along the way, she’s learned to validate her own experiences as a mixed-race woman.
Honors College students make up nearly half of the politically astute participants in the program. We talked to three about leadership, advocacy and their futures.
Two Clark Honors College sophomores teach Lane County residents with disabilities how to connect and find new purpose through songs.
Junior Waverly Wilson is one of 11 CHC students who participated in the 2023 Knight Campus Undergraduate Scholars program. Her research experience helped her make critical connections around the world.
CHC senior Lynette Wotruba took up data science three years into her college career. Today, she’s using her skills to make information about the dangers of tsunamis accessible for communities along the Oregon Coast.
Evan Reynolds is editor-in-chief of the Daily Emerald. It's a job he approaches by combining a passion for politics with a love of news. His goal is to make a difference.
Clark Honors College student Kyle Trefny and two CHC alums are using basketball to help shape a future for Oregon where people live with fire, instead of fighting against it.
In The Sisterhood: How A Network of Black Women Writers Changed American Culture, Courtney Thorsson, faculty-in-residence at the Clark Honors College, tells their story in a critically acclaimed book that has been called a model for literary histories.
The senior from Portland is majoring in neuroscience and minoring in chemistry and global health. She is the first UO student to be named a Rhodes Scholar in more than 15 years.
Mia Owen is the only landscape architecture student in her cohort to also be in the Honors College. Her love for both has kept her involved, though she wasn’t sure it was possible at first.
Five new courses aim to diversify and expand the honors college curriculum this winter.
Clark Honors College students, faculty and staff share favorite meals to bring the community together.

Research faculty members and students from the UO’s first-in-the-nation comics studies minor bring complex concepts to life through illustrations

It was a cold January morning in Allen Hall, and a book was about to be written.

University of Oregon graduate student Nisha Sridhar has always known she wanted to use her work in healthcare to be an advocate for children. This week, she’ll be advocating in front of members of the United States Congress.

When developing the class, The Velocity of Gesture, or Intro to Air Guitar, for winter term last year, McWhorter had a radical idea: to give students dedicated time to explore how they express themselves.

Many of Dudukovic’s classes on learning and memory involve a discussion of flashbulb memories. She is fascinated by questions of how memories can change over time and why two individuals may remember the same event differently.

Knowing that the class would be online again this fall, Munger decided to change things up. Lauren Willis, curator of academic programs at the museum, was  happy to oblige.

One current University of Oregon student and another recently graduated Duck have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Rhodes scholarship.

The online panel, which was designed to connect the alumni with current students interested in the medical field, was held on October 30, and was moderated by Melissa Graboyes, professor of African and medical history, and Nelly Nouboussi, a 2020 biology graduate of the CHC.

Tadepalli hopes to offer undergraduates the opportunity to ask questions about national scholarships and be a resource to students.

Once, they were all Clark Honors College students. Now all active and successful in their careers as researchers and professors, four CHC alumni return to reach back and give some well-heeded advice to the next generation.

mayor of scranton

This pragmatic but progressive approach to politics won over the people of Scranton. Her platform focused on the “non-sexy” aspects of politics like structural reform, economic equity and justice, and ensuring the city’s political leaders reflected the diversity of the city.

When Corinne Bayerl was a college student in Munich, a professor said something that she not only considered important, but was integral when she developed her teaching philosophy.

Brian McWhorter

Brian McWhorter brings his talent, passion for music and love of teaching to CHC