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Philosophy to Host Discussion of Gerard Manly Hopkins Nov. 29
Samford University’s Philosophy Department will host a faculty panel discussion on the poetry of Gerard Manly 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.
 
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Humphreys Addresses Purposes of God in Lecture Series
Humphreys, a prolific author and scholar who retired from Samford in 2008, called on his wide-ranging readings to relate how other authors influenced the human search for meaning in the last century.
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Samford Debate Team Reaches Final Four at Tournament
The Samford University debate team of Moriah Windus and Sarah Emerson competed at the Mary Washington Debate Tournament in mid-October and finished in the final four.
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New Technology, Relationships Will Combine for Human Benefit, Picard Says
The technological future might be less about a dominating Artificial Intelligence and more about Extended Intelligence (XI) that works alongside humans, assisting us rather than replacing us, and promoting the human connections that make our lives better.
 
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Samford to Host Distinguished Scholars for Teaching Dante Conference Oct. 25-27
Samford will host two distinguished scholars of the medieval Italian poet Dante Alighieri for the third Teaching the Christian Intellectual Tradition Conference: Teaching Dante, Oct. 25-27.
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Author Alan Jacobs to Speak at Samford Oct. 1
Jacobs will present a free public lecture titled “Why Reading Great Books Won’t Make You a Great Person” Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in Reid Chapel.
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Samford Debater Dominates GSU Debate Tournament
Freshman Samford University debater Sarah Emerson dominated the Georgia State Debate Tournament earlier this month even though her Samford partner couldn’t take part in the competition.
 
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Fisher Humphreys to Present Holley-Hull Lectures Oct. 16-18
Returning to Samford for the annual lecture series, Professor of Divinity, Emeritus, Fisher Humphreys will present three lectures on the theme of “The Purposes of God,” at venues on and off campus. The free lectures are open to the public in all venues.
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Samford Family Weekend Draws Parents From 30 States
Samford families from 30 states and multiple countries enjoyed a variety of campus activities during the annual Family Weekend Sept. 14-16. Several thousand family members, students, faculty and staff took part in the schedule that ranged from college classes for parents, to tailgating, football and a hymn sing.
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Samford Journalism Program Named Best in State, Fourth in Region
The program was also named 5th among Christian colleges and universities and 17th best value in the nation.
 
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Samford Faculty Put Assignments On The Cart To Benefit Students
Clear, engaging assignments increase ratings of student self-confidence, improve clarity of expectations and increase the likelihood of completing a course, especially for first generation students.
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Samford To Host Computer Science Pioneer Rosalind Picard Oct. 4
Picard–inventor, electrical engineer, and founder and director of MIT’s Affective Computing Research Group–will describe building technology to help people manage stress, illness and autism, inventing sensors to measure emotion, making life-changing discoveries and facing the challenging question of what it means to be human.
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Samford Mourns Professor Steve Donaldson
Donaldson’s work, presented not only in books and professional journals, but also in Sunday school classes and public lectures, sometimes addressed the most controversial aspects of science and religion, but with mutual respect as the foundation for learning and growth.