Grand Challenges Forum
The Grand Challenges Forum (GCF) encourages students to think critically, discuss openly, and learn unequivocally. The Honors College, in partnership with University of Houston Alumni Association and Bauer College of Business, sponsor GCF in an effort to expose University of Houston students to great thinkers and doers in Houston, in Texas, and beyond. We welcome a diverse group of distinguished scholars, authors, activists and artists in an effort to further the University’s commitment to intellectual rigor, critical thinking, and scholarly excellence. The Grand Challenges Forum offers our students a time to hear a wide range of lectures dedicated to a common theme, which for the 2019-2020 academic year is “JUST KEEP GOING.”
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Bonner Leaders Program
The mission of the Bonner Leaders Progam at the University of Houston is to create high-quality educational experiences for students, while simultaneously working to build a better Houston community. We do this by focusing on the factors that perpetuate the cycle of poverty: food insecurity, educational achievement, and community health and nutrition. We believe that working with and through partners not only contributes to the community, but also enriches and enhances the student learning experience.
In a collaborative environment, teachers engage with classic American works as well as literature from other cultures to deepen understanding and encourage perspective. Among the fellows of the Common Ground Teachers Institute are educators just beginning their careers, veterans, and mid-career teachers.
What Is The Honors College?
60 Years of Honors Education
The Honors college continues to lead the way forward, both for the University of Houston and for the city of Houston itself.
Mellon Research Scholars Program
The Mellon Research Scholars Program at the University of Houston supports underrepresented students (Hispanic, African American, Pacific Islander) and other undergraduates with a demonstrated commitment to the goal of building a diverse academy in the humanities.
Twenty humanities students will be selected for the Mellon program beginning in spring 2019.
Check it out here: www.thehonorscollege.com/mellon
The Houston Early Research Experience (HERE)
The Houston Early Research Experience (HERE) is a two-week workshop in May intended to orient rising sophomore and junior undergraduates to the fundamentals of conducting research.
Students will discuss academic topics, broaden their professional network, and learn how to ask the right research questions when approaching their work.
Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.