The mission of the Lewis Honors College is to better the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the world by helping students to explore their purpose, develop intellectually, and lead with integrity.


Women Making History: UK researcher works to preserve collective memory of WWI

Pearl James, Ph.D., studies what some scholars call a “Twilight Zone of History,” a moment between what’s passed down through family memory and what’s accessible through historical texts. Her research focus is on war studies, war literature and war film with an emphasis on World War I.

2 outstanding undergraduates selected for UK’s Beckman Scholars SUCCESS Program

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation’s Beckman Scholars Program is a 15-month mentored research experience for exceptional undergraduate students in chemistry, biological sciences and interdisciplinary combinations.

2023-24 Undergraduate Research Ambassador application now open

The UK Undergraduate Research Ambassadors program is a leadership opportunity for undergraduates who are passionate about promoting undergraduate research and helping other undergraduates find their path.

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Nominations open for Lewis Honors College Founding Dean's Award for Faculty Excellence in Honors Education

Two $500 awards will be given once per academic year to be announced at the Lewis Honors College Medal Ceremony. A Lewis lecturer whose department home is the Lewis Honors College will be the recipient of one award, while the other one will be given to a member of the Honors faculty or any faculty member who teaches an Honors section or supervises Honors students doing research or an independent study.

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