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Samford Classics and Philosophy Departments to Merge
A statement from the new department observed that the disciplines of classics and philosophy share many curricular and academic goals, and remain vital to Samford's mission as a university steeped in academic excellence and the Christian intellectual and ethical traditions.
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Grant Will Support New Course on The United States In the World
The Stanton Foundation has awarded History Department chair Jonathan Den Hartog a $42,200 grant to develop a new course that will explore how the United States has made decisions to operate in the wider world.
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American Chemical Society Grant Will Fund Research by Wilger and Students
The grant from the American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund provides funding for three years of research, most of which will be performed by students under Wilger’s guidance.
 
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Samford Launches Graduate Certificates in Environmental Management, GIS
The 12-hour programs offer professionals the opportunity to develop key skills in a growing field without committing to a full graduate degree. The academic credits can be applied toward the MSEM degree if students are later accepted in that program.
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Epley Named To Introduce New Edition of Rowson Novels
A new edition in the American Reprints Series will include an essay by English professor Steven Epley, who finds in the author’s life elements of his own family’s history and a unique use of religion to address sexism, racism and inequality.
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Reeves Named Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion
The honor places him in the company of 200 of the world’s most distinguished scholars in the field, selected for their major contributions, standing in their respective fields, sustained engagement with the science and religion debate, scholarly promise or organizational and entrepreneurial skills within the science and religion field.
 
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Chairs Offer Statement of Support for the Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives
As department chairs within Howard College of Arts and Sciences we are impressed by and want to express our full commitment to and support for the work of Samford’s Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives.
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New Resource Helps Parents, Teachers Keep Students on Track Through Disruptions
A new essay by psychology professor Stephen Chew helps teachers and parents reinforce the lessons of his popular How To Study videos, which offer an academic lifeline to students learning remotely, headed to a changed college environment this fall or enjoying no disruption at all.
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A Pledge of Action and Support
The events of the past several weeks have riveted our attention upon the undeniable reality of the racism that pervades our communities and distorts our perception of neighbors who are created in the image of God. The love of Christ compels us to do more than merely talk. We must act.
 
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Mary Thompson’s Latest Book Deals with George Washington and Slavery
Samford history graduate Mary V. Thompson has been on the staff at Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home, since 1980, advancing from tour guide to manager of the curatorial collection to serving as staff historian. She has written widely on the first president, producing books, articles and chapters in books written by others.
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New Student Research Adds to Growing Map of Local Religious Sites
The map is part of an extensive, ongoing research project documented on professor David Bains’ Magic City Religion website.
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Mann Center Shares Video Recognizing Students, Faculty and Staff for Leadership and Character
The Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership is honoring eight faculty and three staff members as the center’s 2019-20 class of the Mann Fellows in Community-Based Learning. The center previously honored 11 student leaders for exemplary service during their undergraduate or graduate careers in early April. All were honored remotely via video to follow social distancing protocols due to COVID-19.
 
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Kynes, Leonard Publish on Book of Job, Creation Story
New faculty publications highlight the quality of scholarship in Samford University’s growing Department of Biblical and Religious Studies.
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Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences Presents Academic Honors
Samford University’s Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences presented its annual academic honors at the end of the disrupted spring 2020 semester.
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Chew Reflects on What Pandemics Can Teach Us About Critical Thinking and Metacognition
Surveying the extreme challenges of COVID-19, Chew offers thoughts on how to develop essential skills required to meet those challenges even in the absence of prior experience and knowledge.
 
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Williams Earns Distinguished World Languages and Cultures Scholar Award
The award is given to a graduating World Languages and Cultures major with a minor in at least one other language, a combined 3.9 GPA or above, and who has demonstrated extraordinary service both to the department and University.
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History Department Presents Academic Honors
Samford University’s History Department presented its annual academic honors at the conclusion of the disrupted 2020 spring semester.
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Philosophy Students Earn Lunceford, Bayless Honors
Four students earned honors named for longtime professor Mabry Lunceford and 2017 alumnus David Bayless.