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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.
 
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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.