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An Interview With Dean Keen Heading link

Dean Ralph Keen spoke to us about his role in the Honors College, his thoughts on what make UIC Honors College students unique, and more! The Honors College is made up of students, faculty, and advisors who work together to create a community of scholars from every degree-granting undergraduate college at UIC.  We are freshmen and full professors, academic advisors and student ambassadors, neuroscience majors and creative artists, in a supportive setting that is both serious and fun. We take our academic work seriously, with discussions that start in classrooms and professors’ offices continuing in our lounge and at social events; but we also get together for meals and activities. Life in the Honors College, like education generally, is what you want to make of it.

The Ampersand | Honors Core Course: Social Media & Youth Activism from a Global Perspective Heading link

Watch an interview video featuring Prof. Anna Kozlowska as she speaks about what her Honors Core course offers students. A major theme of the course is online activism and participatory politics. The goal of the course is to connect local and global issues concerning young people with the role of information and media in democratic societies. It is important to note that the course approaches media information literacy from a multi-disciplinary perspective and introduces students to various social media campaigns and activists. Students also present at the end of the semester. Prof. Kozlowska is proud of the Honors College students that took her course!

Students Return (Fall 2021) Heading link

Honors College students share their sentiments on returning to campus after the pandemic. UIC offered in-person, online, and hybrid courses. We asked the students about their transition. Listen to Faria Rahman, Edward Liang, Temi Sodipe, Braidy Shipp, Aryan Thaman, Chloe Williams, Priyanka Kaushal, and Ashish Satsangi talk about their experience on adapting to the changing learning environment post-pandemic.

Closer Look Series: The Chess Club at UIC Heading link

Chess, a famous sport originating before the year 600 CE, holds a special place in the hearts of many people. The competitive board game found a place here at the University of Illinois Chicago. We’ve interviewed board members to give you a closer look at the chess club here at UIC.