When Emma Mansberg first started exploring colleges, she imagined herself choosing a school that was far away from the South. Growing up in a southern city, she had seen the effects of social injustice for much of her life. Going to school in a different part of the country would allow her to escape that culture, she believed.
The University of Alabama Honors College has selected The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez for its Common Book Experience in 2019/2020. The Honors Common Book is selected by a campus-wide committee composed of faculty and staff. It is read by all new freshmen in the Honors College, and it is discussed by freshmen, faculty, and upperclass mentors, within and outside of the classroom.
An English professor and associate dean who oversees the honors curriculum at Oregon State University has been named dean of The University of Alabama’s Honors College. Dr. Tara Williams’ appointment as dean is effective March 1, said Dr. Kevin Whitaker, UA executive vice president and provost.
The Randall Research Scholars Program (formerly Computer-Based Honors) is a nationally-recognized undergraduate research program which pairs exceptional students with leading research professors and cutting edge computing technology to complete scholarly research projects in any field of study.