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Honors College Announces 2020/2021 Common Book

July 7th, 2020

The University of Alabama Honors College has selected The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by
Anthony Ray Hinton for its Common Book Experience in 2020/2021. 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.

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Honors College Announces 2019/2020 Common Book

January 30th, 2019

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.

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HCA: Students Serving Students

October 16th, 2017

The Honors College Assembly was formed by students in 2010 to emphasize, promote, and highlight the four pillars of Honors: Innovative Scholarship, Advanced Research, Civic Engagement, and Cultural Interaction.

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Helping to Bring Art to Life

April 24th, 2017

As first a student in UH 300 Art to Life and now a student facilitator for the course, Maggie Holmes knows this class is “a way to directly impact people’s lives.”

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Medicine that Serves the Community

April 21st, 2017

Medicine and Community is an Honors service-learning course that explores the scope and impact of healthcare in rural communities. West Alabama provides an ideal classroom for the experiential, hands-on course—there is a need for comprehensive rural medicine and a unique opportunity for pre-medical students to gain exposure to this facet of healthcare.

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Honors Common Book Experience

November 29th, 2016

Incoming Honors College students joined together in a common activity this past summer, long before they stepped foot on campus to begin classes.

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