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Moody College Honors Program News & Events

Ya'Ke Smith Headshot Courtesy of Greg Schnabel

Art as Activism: A Conversation with Filmmaker Ya’Ke Smith

If we are in the midst of a long-overdue national conversation about race, what role does film, art and storytelling play in that conversation? Award-winning filmmaker Ya’Ke Smith and a panel of Moody Honors students will discuss such questions as reflected in Professor Smith’s recent short films, Brother, Dear Bruh, The Pandemic Chronicles and The Beginning and Ending of Everything. Join us Oct. 15th at 7:00 pm on Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/97201601526.

Barbara Scott and other community members gather at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Colony Park District Park.

Fighting for Peace of Land

Black lives matter is more than a rallying cry against police brutality. It’s a far-reaching argument about a legacy of neglect and a failure to connect.

Honors students at the first ever Day of Service, painting and beautifying Webb Middle School.

Student Council Recognized, New Officers Announced

For fostering a small community of big ideas, our Honors Student Council could not be more vital. At the Spring Honors Reception, we had a chance to thank those who have been instrumental in establishing the Honors Student Council as the beating heart of the honors community during a pivotal time.

David Wallace Wells was the year’s featured speaker. Moody honors student Emily Anaya, pictured with microphone, joined Wells and other students on stage for a follow-up panel discussion.

Spring Honors Awards Upstage Coronavirus

At the Virtual Spring Reception, student excellence and service dominated the headlines.

David Wallace-Wells

"A Story of Mythological Proportion"

David Wallace-Wells, author of climate warning "Uninhabitable Earth," to give honors keynote on November 12th at 3:30.

Honors Spring Reception Award Winners

Senior Achievements Recognized

At the 2019 Honors Program Spring Reception graduating seniors were recognized and the new officers of the Honors Student Council were announced.

John Moore

Seeing a Thousand Words

Just prior to being named winner of World Press Photo of the Year for 2019, John Moore paid us a visit that included a public lecture and panel discussion, as well as honors class visits and the following interview.

Brooke Gladstone visits the Moody College Honors Program on Oct. 11

A Conversation with Brooke Gladstone, Award-Winning Journalist and Co-Host of NPR’s ‘On the Media’

To help kick-off the new Moody College Honors Program, award-winning radio host Brooke Gladstone is visiting the Moody College of Communication on Oct. 11 for a moderated discussion and Q&A with students and the public.