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An Outstanding Overseas Opportunity

A year ago, Noah Lively spent a semester at Doshisha University, located in Kyoto, Japan, through a study abroad experience. That program offers University of Missouri students an opportunity to improve their Japanese skills, attend lectures on Japanese and international studies, and take part in interdisciplinary courses designed to foster a better understanding of Japan…

Unbound: Reading Without Limits

Bill Kerwin, an associate professor of English and affiliate faculty in the Honors College, is one of four professors who teach the Honors "Unbound: Reading Without Limits" course. The class was developed in partnership with the Unbound Book Festival. Photo by Logan Jackson. The University of Missouri Honors College has a variety of important partnerships…

Exploring Their Research Interests

Two University of Missouri students will explore their research interests in Germany this summer through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) program. Both Emma McDougal and Lara Stefani will have the opportunity to develop their research passions after recently being named DAAD RISE recipients. “Mizzou students are chosen for…

Morgan Davi — An Honors Advisor in Europe

Morgan Davi (pictured right), an Honors College advisor, traveled to Italy last summer with several other Mizzou advisors and staff to visit MU's campus partner, CEA CAPA, at their Rome and Florence campuses. Davi is pictured with Xander Negozio, an academic advisor for digital storytelling and film studies in the College of Arts and Science.…

Honors College Welcomes Andrew Leland as Cherng Distinguished Scholar

Since high school, Andrew Leland has had to grapple with his worsening vision due to retinitis pigmentosa, a rare and progressive eye disease that leads to the deterioration of the retinas. Nearly a decade ago, Leland began using a cane full-time – a decision that brought frustrations but also a desire to explore new questions…

Uplifting and Supporting Others

Kanwal Haq said her time at Mizzou was highlighted by outstanding mentors and supportive faculty. She especially enjoyed her time in the Honors College, where her "Readings in Biological Science" course changed the trajectory of her life. Photo courtesy of Kanwal Haq. “… the idea that some lives matter less is the root of all…

A Sense of Adventure

Bailey Stover has participated in three study abroad experiences during her time as an undergraduate student at the University of Missouri: Costa Rica, Peru and Spain. Those opportunities have allowed her to explore the world in fun and unique ways. Photo courtesy of Bailey Stover. A fan of writing from a young age, Bailey Stover…

Honors College Welcomes Inaugural Cohort of Tarkow Teaching Fellows

Interested in supporting future Tarkow Teaching Fellows? Contact Melia Douglass (mdouglass@missouri.edu) for more information! For 50-plus years, Ted Tarkow has shared his passion for philosophy, literature and art with thousands of University of Missouri students. Tarkow, a professor emeritus of classical studies, has held a variety of roles during his Mizzou tenure, including several within…

Overcoming Obstacles and Encouraging Others

Teaching has always come naturally to Reginald Rogers. An associate professor of chemical and biomedical engineering in the University of Missouri College of Engineering, Rogers has a shelf full of awards highlighting his teaching and mentoring abilities. Photo by Logan Jackson. Reginald Rogers woke up on June 18, 1999, and expected it to be a…

Communicating Vital Messages

Along with research and teaching responsibilities, Julius Riles helps lead the Minority Focused News as a Locus of Empowerment ASH Scholars research team. An affiliate faculty member of the Honors College, Riles helped create and co-directs the Media and Diversity Center on the MU campus. Photo courtesy of Julius Riles. Part of the ASH Scholars…