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Samford Faculty, Students Publish Research in Journal of Organic Chemistry
Faculty-led research with student collaborators is the distinctive focus of Samford University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The immersive, one-on-one experience creates opportunities for professional networking and publication in peer-reviewed journals, and helps open the doors to graduate education and careers. Student and faculty researchers made that point clear this summer by publishing two research articles in The Journal of Organic Chemistry.
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Montás to Speak on Liberal Education and Human Freedom Oct. 10
Roosevelt Montás, a noted American literature scholar and former director of the Center for Core Curriculum at Columbia College, will present "Liberal Education and Human Freedom" as the 2019 J. Roderick Davis Lecture Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in Reid Chapel. The free public event is sponsored by Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences.
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Biology Speaker Series Begins Sept. 19
Lecture topics will range from the genetics and distribution of an important sunflower species to how to identify summer research and internship positions. Homecoming week will feature alumna Sarah Overby, who will discuss her current research into the molecular mechanisms behind a rare type of muscular dystrophy.
 
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Samford to Host National Language Conference Oct. 18-19
Samford' Critical Languages Program (CLP) will host the 46th annual conference of the National Association of Self-Instructional Languages Programs (NASILP). NASILP is North America’s oldest professional organization specifically devoted to fostering the study of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) through self-instructional principles developed for an academic setting.
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Samford Ranked Third in the Nation for Student Engagement by Wall Street Journal
Samford University students are among the nation’s most engaged according to new rankings published by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. The university ranked #3 nationally in student engagement, climbing nine spots since last year’s ranking.
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Samford Names 2019 Class of John Howard Scholars
Howard Scholars participate in a variety of activities that promote research and interdisciplinary engagement both within the group and throughout the college. In the coming year they will meet J. Roderick Davis Lecture Series distinguished guest Roosevelt Montás, help organize the annual Howard College Undergraduate Research Fair and take part in various other special activities.
 
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HCAS Welcomes 13 New Faculty
Howard College of Arts and Sciences welcomed 13 new faculty this fall, including new department chairs, tenure track faculty, post-doctoral assistant professors and one-year faculty.
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Howard Seeks Best Care for Vulnerable Children
Chronic shortages of long-term caregivers and a population of volunteers eager for direct, short-term contact with children sometimes combine to disrupt the vitally important attachment process. Samford psychology professor Mandy Howard is working to change that and improve long-term outcomes for children.
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Internship for Governor Offers New Skills, Insights
Dunn encouraged other Samford students to take advantage of internship opportunities in general, and that one in particular. He wants to see Samford well represented in state government, but he also wants students to discover the great value of internships. “You need all the experience you can get,” he said.
 
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Samford History Student Applies Skills in D.C. Internship
Samford University history major Katie Krulak took advantage of an exceptional study opportunity to complete an internship in the archives department at the United States National Arboretum this summer.
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JMC Faculty, Staff, Present Research at AEJMC
Clay Carey, Ana Good and Betsy Emmons are presenting original research and participating in panel activities at the 2019 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Toronto, Canada, Aug. 7-10.
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Samford Alum Named President of Birmingham Digital Communications Firm
Birmingham-based Big announced changes to its leadership promoting Mark Ervin ‘01, chief strategy officer and partner, to president.
 
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Deavers Advocates for Educational Equity through Prestigious Fellowship
For Junior political science major Bailey Deavers, earning a summer fellowship at the Southern Education Foundation’s Leadership Initiative meant more than just a job opportunity. As a long-time advocate and scholar for social justice, serving as a fellow meant a new avenue for lifting up others.
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Samford Israel Excavation Encourages Future in Archaeology
Since 2012, Samford professors and students have been on site at the project which is a collaboration between Samford and the Kinneret Institute for Galilean Archaeology overseen by Dr. Strange and Dr. Mordechai Aviam of Kinneret College.
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We All Have a Story To Tell: Students Explore the Intersection of Faith and History
Is it possible to write objective history? Nine Samford students wrestled with that idea in a special topics course on Faith and History this year.
 
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Alumnus Matt Scales Helps Historic Plane Return for D-Day Anniversary
2007 Samford history graduate Matt Scales, a member of the U. S. Air Force Reserve, conducted a years-long search to track down and helped restore the historic C-47 aircraft, "That's All Brother," which led the D-Day invasion at Normandy.
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Public Relations Concentration Earns National Certification
Reviewers from the Public Relations Society of America praised program faculty and students, and noted the 100% employment rate for 2018 graduates.
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Keely Smith Named Lilly Graduate Fellow
The prestigious fellowship, part of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities, supports three years of graduate education for exceptionally well-qualified young graduates of LFP Network Schools who seek to become teacher-scholars at church-related colleges and universities in the United States.