Category Archives: SURF grant

Middlespeak: Building Bridges to Immigrant Integration

We’ve all seen the photo of Omran Daqneesh, the little boy in an ambulance in Aleppo, covered in dust and blood from an airstrike that destroyed his home. International news has been awash in stories of immigrants crossing borders from Syria … Continue reading

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Rec Letters Count: Tips from Two Pros

Dreaming of studying abroad in Barcelona next summer, or need help with the plane ticket to present your work at a national conference? The Honors College can help. We give out $500,000 – $1 million in grants each year, and … Continue reading

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5 Questions: Honors Student William Lewis Sheds Light on Lasers

Lasers have been a source of wonder for many people since their invention only about half a century ago and William Lewis, an honors physics and mathematics major, is making it the focus of his honors thesis. What many people … Continue reading

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Field Notes: Elizabeth Phillips/Tahar Messadi, honors faculty mentor

March 29, 2011 Most of us don’t notice light until there’s a problem – sunlight creating glare on your computer screen, or a dim, steep stair. For users with visual impairment, everyday environments like restaurants with low lighting or a … Continue reading

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Field Notes: Nikki Lorenz/Jamie Hestekin, honors faculty mentor

March 28, 2011 Everything from algae to used cooking oil is being considered as alternatives to gasoline. Professors and students at the U of A are taking a hard look at the sweetgum tree. “It has a higher mileage per … Continue reading

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Field Notes: Luke Knox/Kristin Musgnug, honors faculty mentor

A twisted wire armature of the torso and legs of a coyote, a stuffed owl, tools, masks, and shelves stuffed with battered volumes of Capote, Dostoyevsky and Whitman, a painting of Bambi being attacked by a bird . . . … Continue reading

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Field Notes: Brittany Rodgers/Andrea Arrington, honors faculty mentor

In Winter 2009, the town of Coccaglio, Italy implemented a “White Christmas” campaign designed to rid the town of African workers; further south, in the Calabria region, migrant workers were driven from several small towns at gun point. Brittany Rodgers, … Continue reading

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Field Notes: Joseph O’Neill/Ashley Dowling, honors faculty mentor

Joseph O’Neill has been interested in ants since he was very young. “Of all insects, ants are my favorite,” he said during a recent interview with KUAF 91.3 FM news director Kyle Kellams. “They build complex societies with division of … Continue reading

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