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Odom Chosen for Global Institute for Human Rights
Sadie Odom is the first Samford student to be selected for the immersive course of study that introduces participants to a rigorous study of human rights theory, helps them explore current and pressing human rights issues and introduces them to the ways human rights advocacy might intersect with their career aspirations.
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Samford University Students Launch Diversity Campaign
The Voices of Bham campaign will focus primarily on communication and public relations professionals in Birmingham. The team presented their project at a recent meeting of the Public Relations Society of Alabama. Other on-campus and off-campus activities will include a book club for local professionals and a booklet that will present local stories about diversity and inclusion.
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HCAS Faculty Earn Hull Fund Grants for Christian Scholarship
Three Howard College of Arts and Sciences (HCAS) professors are among the 16 at Samford University chosen to receive 2019 grants from the university’s William E. and Wylodine H. Hull Fund for Christian Scholarship.
 
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New Samford Course Prepares Journalists as Entrepreneurs
Samford's Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) program has launched a new course focused on the skills and knowledge graduates will need to launch a digital media start-up, including how to identify market niches; how to analyze business foundations, including cost, revenue, and audience metrics; how to develop a business plan; how to build, test, and discuss website prototypes; and how to pitch ideas to potential investors.
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Samford Team Wins United Way Social Media Challenge
Fifteen students in professor Nia Johnson’s Social Media Practices Class created Samford Way, a nine-week social media campaign to show United Way’s impact on the community. The students divided responsibility for campaign management, content writing, graphic design, video production, and scheduling and analytics to develop more than 1,000 followers across the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media platforms, and more than 120,000 engagements with their posts.
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Roxburgh to Present Hughey Lectures in Amsterdam Jan. 23
The two lectures, titled “‘Discerning the Mind of Christ,” will include a look at the culture of the American South and the practice of discernment at Birmingham, Alabama’s Southside Baptist Church, which Roxburgh serves as Pastor for Preaching and Teaching.
 
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Fobian Named Rising Star by Association for Psychological Science
The honor recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-Ph.D. whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.
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George Urges Graduates to Cherish the Values of a ‘Life Fit for Eternity’
Samford University awarded 264 degrees during its winter commencement Saturday, Dec. 15.
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The Secrets of the Daniel House
The Daniel House has a storied past with connections to lords and ladies, famous suffragettes, and even a legendary prime minister, but it also has a bright future ahead.
 
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Symposium Explores Global Influence of Christian Statesman
To Americans, Grundtvig might seem like a tiny academic niche, but elsewhere in the world the 18th and 19th century scholar is well-known and revered for his concept of the folk school, an educational system intended to help all citizens participate in democracy.
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Samford Sponsors Southern Historical Association Conference
Nearly 2,000 historians of the American South gathered in Birmingham for the event, which was funded, in part, by Samford’s Department of History, Howard College of Arts and Sciences, the Stockham Chair of Western Intellectual History and the Office of the Provost.
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Fournier Honored for Outstanding Service to Geography
Samford geography profesor Eric Fournier received the award at the annual conference of the Southeastern Association of American Geographers, where five Samford students presented their research.
 
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Philosophy to Host Discussion of Gerard Manley Hopkins Nov. 29
Samford University’s Philosophy Department will host a faculty panel discussion on the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. in Chapman Hall 133.
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Samford to Host Tournées French Film Festival Nov. 5-19
The Tournées Film Festival uses an interdisciplinary approach to grow and broaden the audience for French cinema, including students who are not studying French or who are not familiar with French culture.
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Samford Gathers Scholars for Dante Conference
The TCIT project seeks to promote a national conversation about the place of the Christian intellectual tradition in higher education. In particular, it seeks to help faculty from across the disciplines to develop effective strategies for teaching this tradition, cultivating younger scholars who are still mastering their craft while providing opportunities for more experienced faculty to explore new pedagogies.
 
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McGinnis Elected to Lilly National Network Board
The 12-member board serves the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, which addresses issues of common interest to institutions in church-related higher education.
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Bradley Dennis: His Career Far from Conventional
Bradley Dennis, M.D., began his medical career in a conventional fashion in the 1970s: undergraduate degree from Samford, medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, residency at Mayo Clinic and an invitation to practice in his hometown of Dothan, Alabama. But at that point, things changed.
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New Victories Give Samford Debaters Strongest Season Start in Six Years
The Samford debate team of Kiara Broadnax and Max Dillinger defeated Emory University to win the Junior Varsity division of the 2018 Samford Debate Tournament Oct. 19-21.