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Samford to Host 2023 Diversity Forum
Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education, in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives (ODII) is delighted to host its second Diversity Forum June 6-7.
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First Lady and Second Fiddle: A Conversation with Julie Taylor
Recently, in celebration of Women’s History Month and of the seldom recognized contributions women have made to the workforce, Julie Taylor shared her unique perspective in her talk, First Lady and Second Fiddle.
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The Continued Art of Bridge Building Between Samford and Miles College
In December, Samford and Miles kicked off their partnership with a special campus experience, where plans to offer courses on bridging the gap at each school were shared with the community.
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Micah Fellows Remind Birmingham of Historic Collegeville’s Forgotten Past and Permanent Significance
Freshmen Landon Kight, Jordyn Parmley and Olivia Peck, are Micah Fellows, Samford’s four-year, service-oriented honors program grounded in the wisdom of Micah 6:8: “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”
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Global Engagement Office and Student Affairs to Host Global Connections Fair 2023
Samford University’s Global Engagement Office and Student Affairs are preparing to celebrate their annual Global Connections Fair on Thursday, April 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
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State of the State’s Water: Why Women Should Care Event Inspires Students to Act
In honor of Women's History Month, Samford University's Howard College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives hosted the "State of the State's Water: Why Women Should Care" event on March 15, featuring the nonprofit: Black Warrior Riverkeeper.
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Samford Professor Invited to White House for Screening of Movie Till
Christopher Metress has spent nearly 30 years researching Emmett Till's case, resulting in an invitation to the White House for the screening of the movie Till.
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Celebrating Women’s History Month at Samford
March is Women’s History Month, commemorating the contributions of women to United States history.
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Nationally Recognized Expert on Prison Conditions Headlines 29th Annual Thurgood Marshall Symposium
Cumberland School of Law and its Black Law Students Association presented the 29th Annual Thurgood Marshall Symposium, featuring Andrea Armstrong, is a leading national expert on prison and jail conditions.
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Samford Hosts Discussion on Water Crisis
Samford’s Cumberland School of Law and Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives partnered to host a discussion based on the recent water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, titled “Got Water? The Jackson, Mississippi, Water Crisis”.
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Samford Preserves and Honors Black History
From civil rights to religious life, Black Alabamians have contributed to the history of the state since its founding in 1819. Samford University was founded as Howard College just 22 years later in 1841. As such, the university has watched the history of African Americans in Alabama unfold from slave labor on campus to the integration of Black students to the dedication of the Racial Reconciliation Memorial in 2022.
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Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives Welcomes Inaugural Diversity Faculty Fellows
Ahinee Amamoo and Courtney Haun are the inaugural Diversity Faculty Fellows for the Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives (ODII).

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