Category Archives: Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences

Field Notes: Growing a Brighter Future

Honors horticulture student Olivia Caillouet traveled to Africa last summer to take part in Global Community Development in Mozambique. (Check out our video on the program.) This UA faculty-led service learning program  focuses on New Horizons, a poultry farm on a … 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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Sweet Satisfaction: Honors Student Research on Blackberries is the First of its Kind

Honors horticulture student Olivia Hines has a passion for blackberries, and she’s not just eating them – she’s testing them. Working alongside the University of Arkansas’ blackberry breeding program, a world leader in the development of fresh-market blackberry varieties, Olivia … Continue reading

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Hands-on History

Honors students enjoyed an opportunity to examine, touch and discuss rare historical documents in Mullins Library yesterday. Pages from the Gutenberg Bible, a leather-bound, ca. 1350 copy of the Magna Carta and the front page of the Sept. 23, 1862 … Continue reading

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Sustainable Development and Adventure in New Zealand

Douglas Wolf, an honors environmental, soil and water science major and sustainability minor, just spent a semester studying sustainable development in New Zealand. He took field trips to the Southern High Country, learned about sustainable management at local wineries, and bungee jumped … Continue reading

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Katie McGehee: Farming and Friendship in the Heart of Rwanda

Honors poultry science and environmental, soil, and water science double major Katie McGehee formed deep connections with the employees of Ikiraro Investment’s poultry farm in Rwanda last summer while conducting research for her senior thesis project. The six-week internship gave … 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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On Campus: First Harvest

Honors College pre-med student Emily Crossfield has led the cross-campus effort to site and plant a community garden on campus. On June 7, Emmy and Jonathan McArthur, a horticulture major who is managing volunteer labor in the garden this summer, … Continue reading

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5 Questions: Sammi Jones Pursues Campus Community Garden

Inspired by gardens she visited in Scotland, Sammi Jones, an environmental, soil and water sciences major in Bumpers College, wants to see a community garden grow at the U of A. In November she’s defending her thesis, which documents best … Continue reading

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Field Notes: Annie Fulton, A Case Study in California

Annie Fulton recently graduated with a B.S. in architectural studies with minors in environmental, soil and water science and geography. For her honors thesis Annie studied the redevelopment of two industrial shipping sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her … Continue reading

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