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University Honors

 

University honors is awarded to less than one percent of the graduating class and is the highest academic award Wesleyan bestows. University Honors are awarded to students who have earned departmental or general scholarship High Honors and have performed with unusual distinction in an oral examination before members of the Committee on Honors.

 

To be eligible, a student must fulfill general education expectations, earn high honors (either departmental or in general scholarship), be recommended for University honors, and qualify in an oral examination administered by the Committee on Honors.

 

University Honors Recipients, 2001-2013:

 



YEAR
RECIPIENT THESIS TITLE DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM

2013

Aria Danaparamita British Borobudur Buddha: Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, Orientalist Antiquarianism, and a Material Historiography of Java (1811-1816) History
Zoe Mueller The Interstate System in the American Cultural Memory: The Creation and Contestation of the Highway Spaces of Cleveland and Detroit, Postwar to Present General Scholarship
Kyra Sutton Islam's Turn on the Couch: The Psychoanalytic Theorizing of Muslim Identity in France College of Letters and French Studies
 2012

Ali Chaudhry To Float, to Peg, or to Hide? Deciphering de facto Exchange Rate Regimes in South Asia Economics

Anna McKinsey "Vascular" - a creative printmaking thesis General Scholarship

Ariel Schwartz Composing the Autistic Self - Current and Emerging Autism Discourses General Scholarship
2011

Solomon Adler "I Belong to Every Country": John James Audubon and the Multivalence of National Identity History

Laura Geronimo Cultural Policy and Economic Development: Empirical and Political Complexities of Relating Arts to Growth in Cities General Scholarship

2010

  Samuel Max Cohen Exploring the Chemical and Biological Nature of Sonic Hedgehog Dependent Cell Proliferation Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
  Brendan Thomas Conuel "The Contradiction at the Heart of the World": Nietzsche, Jesus, and the Detonation of Denotation Religion
  Peter Davenport Hull Economic Shocks and Civil Conflict: Evidence from the Constraints of the Open-Economy Trilemma Mathematics-Economics
 

2009

  Joseph Maximilian Krafft Mighty Fine English
  Alison Epstein Ringel Tdh3 (a GAPDH isozyme) is a novel regulator of Sir2 Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

2008

  Daniel Robert Austin The Role of STEP in Regulating Excitotoxic Cell Death Neuroscience & Behavior
  Cedric Howshan Bien The Barefoot Doctors: China's Rural Health Care Revolution East Asian Studies
  Emma Anne Komlos-Hrobsky "A Self to Recover, A Queen": The Subjects and Poesis in Sylvia Plath's Ariel English
 

Kathleen Ellen Mollison

"Men are Made Here": Prosthetic Technologies After WWI History
  Emily Ambrose Wang Nikolai Gumilev, Modernist Mythmaker Russian Languages & Literatures

2007

  Jacob Stuart Goldin Rationality and Self-Conflict Government, Economics

2006

  No recipients    

 

2005

  Robert Laird Judson Secondary Structure in the Replication of Hepatitis Delta Virus RNA Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
 

Mark William Vorkink

An Imagined Umma: Discourse, Ideology, and the Islamic Nation Religion

2004

  Brittany Joyce Allen Trans/scendence: Ethical Possibility in Intersex Management Science and Society, Women's Studies
  Megan Elizabeth Brown Erasures: 'Chalking' at Wesleyan University, 1992-2003 College of Letters
  Eli Solomon Staub Formalization and Its Discontents College of Social Studies
  Ka Yat Yuen Platform Competition with Must-Have Components College of Social Studies, Economics

2003

  Colin Echeverria Aitken Characterization of the DNA B-A Transition Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
  Elizabeth Anne Hoffecker Rethinking Settlement College of Social Studies

2002

  Benjamin Stewart Allen The New Brazilian Land Reform Latin American Studies
  Colby Brown Reinventing the Wheel: Social Structure and Urban Expressways Sociology
  Olivia Alton Weisser The Compleat Pratice of Physick: Astrology and the Art of Healing in Seventeenth-Century England History

2001

  Joseph Raymond Casey Relocating Culture: Da-sein and the "Hui" People Philosophy, College of Letters
  Brandon Bailey Dotson The Council of Tibet: A Political Analysis of Early Tibetan Buddhism Religion
  Adam Robert Goss Magmatic Evolution of Volcan Copahue, Neuquen, Argentina Earth & Environmental Sciences