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International Studies student receives the Excellence in Humanities Award

We are excited to share that Hans Liu, one of our International Studies Spring 2019 graduates has been selected as the recipient of the annual Excellence in Humanities Award. Hans will be recognized at the College of Humanities Convocation held on May 3rd at 2PM in the Huntsman Center.

Hans Liu has been an excellent student in the classroom, but he has also excelled outside of the classroom and has been involved in an impressive list of leadership, internship and volunteerism activities. He has served as a student ambassador for the Hinckley Institute and the Honors College, an Eccles Leadership Scholar and an Honors College Legal Scholar. He has worked with Catholic Community Services Refugee Foster Care and with the Oxford Consortium of Human Rights. Most notably, he co-founded the University of Utah Prison Education Project, a program that provides college courses to incarcerated persons in the Utah State prison.

“Hans has honed his skills in research, language and service and exemplifies what it means to be a graduate of the humanities,” said Amarilys Scott, academic advisor in the history department. “He possesses one of the most important traits of the humanities—curiosity.”

Hans chose to major in history and international studies because of his curiosity for learning more about the motives, fears and triumphs of humans throughout the ages, to inquire about how such fundamentally different societies and cultures could have formed across time from humans with such similar DNA, and ultimately to learn how to apply such knowledge in creating a more globally just society. We wish him in the best in his future!

Last Updated: 11/4/21