University Honors Program

News and Events

Upcoming Events

 April 11th, 2017

Screening of Inglourious Basterds

Hyer Hall 100, 5:30 PM

Join us for a screening of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds in conjunction with the DISC/ENGL 2306 curriculum! Pizza will be served at 5:30, and the movie will start at 6!

April 21st, 2017

UHP Junior, Senior, and Alumni Happy Hour

Hotel Lumen Front Room, 5:00 PM

UHP Juniors and Seniors! Come meet UHP alumni for a happy hour at the Hotel Lumen! Catch up with your classmates and connect with alumni in your area or field. 


May 17th, 2017

UHP Graduation Party

Dr. Doyle's House, 6:00 PM

Congratulations, UHP seniors! Join us for a party at Dr. Doyle's house to celebrate your completion of the University Honors Program and graduation from SMU!


Past Events

April 1st, 2017

UHP Field Trip to the Nasher Sculpture Center

Meet at Flagpole, 11:00 AM

The UHP hits downtown! Join us for a trip to the Nasher Sculpture Center in downtown Dallas! We will take the DART to and from downtown, so bring your DART pass or money for the ride as well as money for lunch at Klyde Warren Park!


March 31st, 2017

Richter Fellows Presentations

Scholars' Den, 4:00 PM

Come hear presentations from our 3 Richter Research Fellows on their independent research! 


March 22nd, 2017

Gartner Lecture Series: Hijacking History featuring Kathleen Wellman

Scholars' Den, 5PM

Kathleen Wellman, history professor at SMU, will discuss how Christian right textbooks are currently affecting the teaching of history throughout America. Email Dr. Doyle if you would like to join our speaker for dinner after the lecture!


January 27th, 2017

UHP Spring 2017 Welcome Back Party

Scholars' Den, 4:30 PM

Welcome back, UHP students! Join us for free Pokey O's ice cream sandwiches, a UHP t-shirt giveaway, LEC planner/study guide giveaway, and a screening of The Girl on the Train!


November 14th, 2016

Screening of The Matrix

McCord Auditorium (Dallas Hall), 5:30 PM

Join us for a screening of The Matrix! Pizza will be served at 5:30 PM and the movie will start at 6 PM.


October 29th, 2016

UHP Bus Tour of Dallas

Meet at the Flagpole, 10:00 AM

Join us for a bus tour of historic Dallas! Dr. Doyle will be our tour guide as we explore Klyde Warren Park, the Arts District, Fair Park, Turtle Creek, Freedmen's Town, Dealey Plaza, Oak Cliff, and more! We'll stop for lunch downtown so be sure to bring money! Contact Dr. Doyle to reserve your seat on the bus!


 October 27th, 2016

Lawyers Panel

Scholars' Den, 6:00 PM

Come learn first-hand how college did or did not prepare these lawyers for law school. They will share their experiences about law school and the world they encountered as they entered the legal profession.


September 28th, 2016

Bush Institute & Presidential Library Internship Information Meeting

Scholars' Den, 4:00 PM

Come learn more about exciting internship opportunities at the Bush Institute & Presidential Library! 

 September 23rd, 2016

Richter Fellows Presentations

Hughes-Trigg Forum, 12:15 PM

Come hear what our Richter Fellows have been researching! Several UHP students will present their Richter Research projects during the Engaged Learning Symposium as a part of Family Weekend. 

 September 6th, 2016

Honors Culminating Project Information Workshop

Scholars' Den Conference Room, 5:30 PM

Come learn more about the Honors Culminating Project! Juniors and seniors who have not yet identified their culminating projects are encouraged to attend. 

 August 31st, 2016

Hilltopics General Meeting

Scholars' Den Conference Room, 5:00 PM

Hilltopics is the official newspaper of the University Honors Program! Come learn about our production and sign up to help write, edit, design, take pictures, and more! All experience levels are welcome. 

 August 30th, 2016

Richter Research Information Meeting

Scholars' Den Conference Room, 5:30 PM

Interested in doing independent research? Come learn about the Richter Research fund for undergraduate research! We'll discuss the timeline for projects and highlight some examples of successful projects.  

 August 22nd, 2016

UHP Welcome BBQ

Clements Hall Lawn, 6:00 PM

Welcome back, UHP students! And a special welcome to our new UHP students! Join us for our annual Welcome BBQ on the first day of classes of the Fall 2016 semester! 

May 11th, 2016

UHP Graduation Party

Dr. Doyle's House, 6:00 PM

Congratulations, UHP seniors! Join us at Dr. Doyle's house for a celebration of your achievements!

 April 23rd, 2016

UHP Field Trip to the Dallas Opera's Production of Showboat

Winspear Opera House, 7:30 PM

UHP has a limited number of FREE tickets to go see Showboat! Email Dr. Doyle to request your ticket! Tickets will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.

March 22nd, 2016

Fall 2016 Honors Course Open House

Scholars' Den, 5:30 PM

Join us for an open house of the new Fall 2016 Honors courses! Professors from select courses, including Sex, Drugs, & Rocks; Queens & Mistresses; and Sex in America, will be present to discuss their courses. Torchy's chips and queso will be served!

February 29th, 2016

Gartner Honors Lecture Series Presents: 19th Century Germany & Sexuality featuring Robert Tobin

Scholars' Den, 5 PM

Robert Tobin, raised in Eugene, Oregon, received his A.B. in German Literature from Harvard and his M.A. and Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton. He has spent extensive time in Germany during his studies. His most recent book Peripheral Desires: The German Discovery of Sex, showcases the origins of modern day cultural phenomena.

 February 2nd, 2016

Richter Fellowship Information Session

Scholars' Den, 6:30 PM

Dr. Doyle and past and present Richter Fellows will describe the program overall, and about their specific research projects and trips. Students who have traveled to Taos, New Mexico, China, and India will be there to answer all of your questions.

 February 2nd, 2016

Teach for America Information Reception

Scholars' Den, 5 PM

Representatives from Teach for America will be on hand to discuss the opportunities available to SMU graduates who really want to make a difference in the world.

January 19th, 2016

Gartner Lecture Series: From Tragedy to Human Rights Activism featuring Rais Bhuiyan

Scholars' Den, 5 PM

Subject of the book The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas, Rais Bhuiyan, will be speaking about his experiences as the victim of a hate crime in the wake of of the September 11th attacks in 2001. Those students who received this book at the book giveaway will be able to have dinner with the speaker!