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“It’s better to know how to learn than to know.” ⁠– Dr. Seuss


Decision making can be a difficult thing to do. Professor Diane Flaherty pointed out some of the behavioral economics that go into making decisions.

UMass's "Wicked Pitch" performs at the 2nd annual "CHC's Got Talent" show

Fall is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than with cider donuts and a showcase of talent that UMass Commonwealth Honors College students have to offer?


Highly organized Honors College student with strong administrative and communication skills needed to assist in planning and implementing the 26th Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference 

A Little Princess

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, notable author and Dean of Commonwealth Honors College, has recently been published for her contributions in the compilation of three Frances Hodgson Burnett novels: The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy.

Banu Subramaniam

Race, gender, and sexuality are found all around us, yet these are concepts to which some of us give little thought. Where do these come from? In what scientific evidence (or lack thereof) are they based? How do they affect the ways in which we engage with the sciences? 


“What we have to realize, is that sitting on this beautiful rock, everything we know about the universe, very nearly everything we have seen, comes to us from light. And that is just an extraordinary gift that light offers us.”

Honors Alumnae

Katherine Whitaker '05 and Cayenne Isaksen '05 received major promotions in their positions.


The student deadline to apply for Honors Research Grants or Research Assistant Fellowships for Fall 2019 is Monday, October 7, 2019 at 11:59pm.