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Designing for Cancer Survivors

              Honors apparel merchandising and product development major Hannah Lane is using her honors thesis to create fashion pieces for an oft-overlooked group: breast cancer survivors who have undergone double mastectomies and...

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James Robinson II, a senior Path scholar and honors social work major with a minor in African and African American studies, spent six weeks this summer in Accra, Ghana, exploring culture, history and landscape in an unforgettable study abroad experience that took him...

Ghost Hunting: A Story in Three Acts

Dr. Misty Bastian’s honors intersession course Ghost Hunting was an unforgettable, interdisciplinary foray into the anthropology of the otherworld. Fifteen honors students were exposed to the instruments of paranormal communication – pendulums, dowsing rods, mediums...

The Ticking of the Clock

We tiptoed into the dark room, made our circle, and stood in the calm repetition of the clock. She turned on her voice recorder and began to talk: “The spirit in this room, I will ask you a series of questions and I would like you to answer them honestly. When we are done, and we want to leave, remember that you are not allowed to leave with us, you must stay here.”

A Skeptic’s View on Ghost Hunting

A Skeptic’s View on Ghost Hunting

Why would a skeptic want to go on a ghost hunt in the first place? One might say that it is an exercise in futility, so there is no point in the hunt itself. But there is always a powerful question though looming in everybody’s mind: what if?

Taking the Office Outside

Taking the Office Outside

This summer honors landscape architecture student Max Frank traveled to Mozambique to design better, more affordable housing plans in Nampula. In this blog, he reflects on the challenges of the trip, what he learned from the experience and a work environment very...

Master Classphalt: Finding the Right Recipe

Master Classphalt: Finding the Right Recipe

Path scholar and honors civil engineering student Piper Fuller met engineering professor Dr. Kevin Hall at a Path Program event during Piper’s first semester at the U of A. She mentioned in passing that she was looking for a job; he mentioned he was in need of...

Heavy on the Roquefort, S’il Vous Plaît

Heavy on the Roquefort, S’il Vous Plaît

Honors biology and French double-major Duru Erkan recently returned to the States after spending a month living with a French family in Perpignan, who taught her how to do as the French do, starting with savoring cheese at every meal. From Emmental to Chèvre to...

Moving to the Puebla Beat

Moving to the Puebla Beat

    Apparel merchandising and product development student Kayla DeMark spent a month in Puebla, Mexico, this summer as a participant in the U of A Faculty-Led Spanish Immersion & Service Learning program. In this blog, Kayla frames her experience in the...

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5 Questions: Julia Lyon, Full Circle Food Pantry President

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

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5 Questions: Honors Student William Lewis Sheds Light on Lasers

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

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Testing Your Pets Perception: 5 Questions for Emily Benjumea

Recent honors graduate Emily Benjumea is a planner. She started her honors thesis three semesters in advance, but due to several necessary...

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The Baby Finally Cried

Honors nursing student Rachel Pruitt's first experience working in the maternity ward was an unforgettable one, her first birthing experience drama-filled and breathtaking...not least of all because both were in a hospital in Bolgatanga, Ghana. Thanks to an Honors...

Power Through Design

                    Thanks to an Honors College Short-Term Research Travel Grant, landscape architecture student Beau Burris took a design tour through Europe this summer, stopping in Milan, Geneva, Paris, Versailles...

A Change in Plans: Nest Hunting in Costa Rica

            Biology and philosophy double-major Savannah Seupaul spent time in Costa Rica this summer, collecting data for her honors thesis. She and her team hoped to collect nests from the yellow-olive flycatcher, to test them for...

Tourists Go Home

International studies/Latin American studies major Maeve Mitchell spent her spring semester abroad in Barcelona, Spain. Maeve knew about Barcelona’s reputation as a tourist destination, but only after she became a resident of the city did she begin to contemplate the negative effects of tourism, which she outlines here.

Characterizing K2: 5Qs for Sabrina Jones

Bodenhamer Fellow Sabrina Jones, a rising sophomore majoring in biology/biophysics and Spanish, has gotten a jump start on research. She published an article (as first author!) in the medical journal Xenobiotica her freshman year, based on summer research conducted at...