Tag: Blount Undergraduate Initiative

Digital Honors: Logan Goulart

Logan Goulart

Logan Goulart is this year’s winner of the John Fraser Ramsey Award, a University-wide Premier Award named in honor of the late University history professor emeritus, recognizes in a junior the versatility of gifts and attainments, as well as the breadth of excellence in mind and character that have traditionally been the goals of a liberal education. Logan, who is from Enterprise, Alabama, is majoring in history and interdisciplinary studies through New College and is minoring in the Blount Scholars […]

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Digital Honors: Logan Fenhouse

Logan Fenhouse

Logan Fenhouse is one of this year’s Dean’s Award of Merit winners. A senior from Lombard, Illinois, Logan is majoring in biocultural studies of health through New College and Spanish, and minoring in the Blount Scholars Program. What has been your favorite experience? The Center for Service and Leadership has become more than just an organization to me- it has become my home on campus. I’ll never forget my very first Beyond Bama trip to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Before leaving, […]

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Bill Nye Lecture Sold Out

Bill Nye the “Science Guy” Lecture Sold Out TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – All tickets have been distributed for the appearance of science educator Bill Nye, known as Bill Nye “The Science Guy,” at The University of Alabama. Nye is scheduled to present a lecture in the 1,000-seat concert hall of the Moody Music Building on the UA campus on Monday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. “Mr. Nye’s lecture is scheduled for UA’s largest academic venue,” said Dr. Joe Hornsby, director of the […]

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Local Food Lectures

Dr. Eric Holt-Giménez, executive director of the Institute for Food and Development Policy in Oakland, CA, will present two lectures on food insecurity and local food movements on March 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Lloyd Hall, room 123, on The University of Alabama campus. Holt-Giménez, who has served as executive director since 2006, is the editor of the Food First book “Food Movements Unite! Strategies to Transform Our Food Systems” and has written several books on the topic. […]

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Blount Undergraduate Initiative Celebrates 15 Years

It’s a weighty question. What was the most important thing you did while you were in college? For a small group of students in UA’s College of Arts and Sciences, the answer is often instantaneous and simple: The Blount Undergraduate Initiative. Although the four-year liberal arts program comprises a mere 20 percent of each participating student’s course of study, giving each student a minor in the liberal arts, Director Joe Hornsby said he hears the same message from graduating seniors […]

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‘The Help’ Author Returns to UA

University of Alabama alumna and New York Times best-selling novelist Kathryn Stockett will let readers behind the curtain Friday, Feb. 28, when she shares the story behind her novel, “The Help.” Stockett, whose 2009 novel became the basis for a hit movie starring Emma Stone, based the book—at least in part—on some of her own experiences growing up in neighboring Mississippi. The novel tells the story of increasing racial interactions and tensions in the 1960s between high society Caucasians in […]

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Murrays Establish Scholarship for Blount Undergraduate Initiative Participants

Dr. and Mrs. Rhett B. Murray, of Huntsville, Ala., have given more than $20,000 to the College to establish the Dr. Rhett B. Murray Endowed Scholarship, which will be used to support students in the Blount Undergraduate Initiative. Dr. Murray, a third-generation graduate of The University of Alabama, where he received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, summa cum laude in 1982, at the age of 19. Upon graduating first in his class from The University of Alabama School of Medicine, […]

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