Category Archives: 5 Questions

On 16th-century Supermodels, A Shroud & the Male Gaze: 5Qs for Clio Rom

Clio Rom, an honors art history junior with minors in Italian and gender studies, is studying the different ways that male and female artists depicted women for her honors thesis, titled “Sitting Pretty: The Depiction of Women and Women’s Fashion … Continue reading

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On WWOOFing, Beekeeping & (Sweet!) Blackberries: 5 Questions for Olivia Caillouet

Olivia Caillouet, an honors horticulture junior from Little Rock, believes that “there’s only so much you can learn in a textbook – you have to get out and complete it with hand’s on learning.” She’s gotten her hands deep in … Continue reading

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Building Hope in Uganda: 5 Questions for Mary Nell Patterson

Mary Nell Patterson is a fourth-year landscape architecture student. Initially, she was a pre-nursing major, but after realizing that her fear of needles wasn’t going away anytime soon, she started to take notice of what she did love: art and … Continue reading

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Save the Earth (and Maybe Land a Job, Too) – 5 Questions for Steve Boss

What keeps Professor Steve Boss up at night? In two words: climate change, which he says is “accelerating … the whole system is out of whack, and it’s changing in ways we can’t predict.” Boss is actually doing something in … Continue reading

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Beaucoups of Books: 5 Questions for Truman Scholar Cicely Shannon

Senior economics major Cicely Shannon’s love for books began at age four, when she learned to read. She began sharing her passion for reading in fifth grade, when she created Bookoos* of Books reading circle, the first of several literacy … Continue reading

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Portrait of an Artist, Mid-Career: 5 Questions for Jura Margulis

Pianist Jura Margulis has won international acclaim for his compellingly communicative performances, as well as for the range of his tonal palette and his consummate virtuosity. He has performed around the world for 35 years and has recorded twelve CDs … Continue reading

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5 Questions: Jeanne Vockroth, Mildred’s Lane fellow

  Last summer Jeanne Vockroth, recent honors fine arts alumna and New Orleans native, found herself in the lush hills of northeastern Pennsylvania at an artist’s retreat, Mildred’s Lane, that can only be described as a “living museum.” Vockroth was … Continue reading

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5 Questions: Elizabeth France, B.A. in Drama & European Studies, summa cum laude, ’06

Born in Little Rock and raised in Russellville, Honors College alumna Elizabeth France recently returned home to Arkansas with husband Brian McCue after earning an M.F.A. in acting at the Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She’s currently working as the … Continue reading

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Local Initiatives, Global Solutions: 5 Questions with Truman Scholar Mike Norton

Senior agricultural economics and poultry science double major Mike Norton was recently named a 2012 Truman Scholar. Most of the department was on hand to congratulate Norton and share some cake when the news was revealed, but the road to … Continue reading

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5 Questions: Julia Lyon, Full Circle Food Pantry President

  Julia Lyon, a senior biology major from Fulbright College and Honors College member, serves as student president of the University of Arkansas’ Full Circle Food Pantry. The food pantry, designed specifically to meet the needs of the U of A community, has grown … Continue reading

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