Author Archives: James Brown

Advice: The Art of the Email

At the busiest times of my semester, I receive fifteen to twenty emails per day. One of my professors, Dr. Tricia Starks, estimates that anywhere from two to three hundred messages arrive in her inbox daily; and for department heads or … Continue reading

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Finding a Faculty Mentor

You’ve finally settled on a major, and are now beginning the long process of selecting a project for your honors thesis. One of the first steps you’ll need to take is finding a mentor to guide your research along the … Continue reading

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Choosing a Major

When I arrived at the U of A, I expected to pursue a single major in history. The summer after my freshman year, however, a study abroad program in Greece and Turkey, countries with volatile political climates and storied pasts, … Continue reading

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Making Waves: Michael Berumen, B.S. in zoology, summa cum laude, ’01

  Along the golden shores of Saudi Arabia, honors alumnus Michael Berumen (B.S. in zoology, summa cum laude, ’01) is making history. As the leader of a marine biology lab based at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology … Continue reading

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Encountering the Past at Crystal Bridges: An APSI Initiative

In my time as an AP history student, I was fortunate enough to be exposed to a wide variety of material that gave me glimpses of the past, from documents to photographs to snippets of music. The most valuable sources, … Continue reading

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Caitlin Murphy: Travels in India

Honors accounting student Caitlin Murphy recently studied abroad in India, where she rode elephants, reveled in the country’s natural beauty, and gained insights to last a lifetime. India isn’t for everyone. If you can’t handle seeing extreme poverty, India isn’t … Continue reading

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Hannah Breshears: Presenting in Providence

Honors architectural studies and history graduate Hannah Breshears recently presented research at the Environmental Design Research Association’s annual conference in Providence, Rhode Island. While there, she received valuable feedback from other participants and rubbed shoulders with big names in the … Continue reading

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Rachel Kraus: Lima Livin’

Honors International Relations, Spanish, and Latin American Studies student Rachel Kraus is studying abroad in Lima, Peru, where she’s immersed herself in Peruvian culture and managed to fit in some crafting time.  Hola a todos! My name is Rachel Kraus and … Continue reading

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A Touch of USA in the UAE: Alex Moix Reports from Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Honors chemical engineering student Alex Moix spent time in the United Arab Emirates working on his Arabic and absorbing Emirati culture, while also managing to snag honors at a design competition using his 3D modeling skills.

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Margaret Power: Sweets and Swedes in Sweden

Honors biochemistry major and future surgeon Margaret Power is studying abroad in Sweden through the UA Health Teams Abroad program. While there, she has had the opportunity to enjoy summer festivals, Swedish cuisine, and the hospitality of the locals while … Continue reading

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