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Early-Action Deadline November 1

The Special Programs and Scholarship Application for prospective Fall 2015 freshmen is available here.  Remember that you must first apply to the University of Mississippi before accessing the Special Programs application.  Those who apply by our Early-Action deadline of November 1 will be notified of our decision by December 20.  The regular deadline is 11:59 pm CST January 5, 2015.  Regular applicants will be notified by the beginning of March.  Students accepted under either deadline have until May 1, 2015 to accept or decline the offer.  We look forward to reading hundreds of awesome applications.

Honors Students Meet Filmmaker

Dan Nuxoll and Students (640x383)Honors College students lunched with Dan Nuxoll, Program Director of Rooftop Films in New York City. Dan and his brother, Phil, recently visited Oxford and Ole Miss to work with the Honors College Artist-in-Residence, Bruce Levingston, on a new project. Rooftop Films, a nonprofit dedicated to independent films, holds a wildly popular film festival in NYC on rooftops from May through August of each year. For more info, visit here.

Honors College Welcomes Dr. Sue

Chat Sue and Students (640x411)

Professor Chat Sue, University of Mississippi University Scholar (Class of 1965), returned to his alma mater to meet and to discuss with Honors students his experience as an Asian-American at Ole Miss from 1961-1965. His insightful comments about diversity at Ole Miss and other major universities stimulated deep conversation about UM’s challenges and opportunities. Welcome home, Dr. Sue!

Honors College Alumni Open House

The Honors College welcomes its alumni Saturday, October 4 from 10:00-11:30 at our Open House.  Come by the SMBHC to visit with the staff, current students, and your fellow honors alumni; and enjoy some delicious refreshments.  The SMBHC also will have our Grove tent on the corner of Sorority Row and Grove Loop until about 1:00 if you would like to visit in the afternoon.  We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

SMBHC Fall Convocation Welcomes Camille Paglia

The Honors College welcomes Dr. Camille Paglia as our Fall Convocation speaker.  Dr. Paglia is a well-known cultural critic who intends to challenge all political and social convictions, and we look forward to her visit. All Honor students must attend this great event, Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 7 pm, at the Ford Center.  You will swipe your IDs as you enter and leave.

 

Honors College Welcomes Bruce Levingston

The SMBHC, in conjunction with the Department of Music, welcomes Bruce Levingston as our first Chancellor’s Honors College Artist-in-Residence.  Mr. Levingston is a world-renowned classical pianist; he will work with students to develop their interests and opportunities, both in the arts and in general.  This new position is made possible through a generous endowment from Lester “Ruff” Fant through the Lester G. Fant III Charitable Lead Annuity Trust.  For more information about Bruce Levingston, visit here.

Special Programs and Scholarship Application Available

The Special Programs and Scholarship Application for prospective Fall 2015 freshmen is available here.  Remember that you must first apply to the University of Mississippi before accessing the Special Programs application.  Those who apply by our Early-Action deadline of November 1 will be notified of our decision by December 20.  The regular deadline is 11:59 pm CST January 5, 2015.  Regular applicants will be notified by the beginning of March.  Students accepted under either deadline have until May 1, 2015 to accept or decline the offer.  We look forward to reading hundreds of awesome applications.

Honors College Construction

The Honors College expansion project is starting to rise above ground.  Click this link to watch the progress live.

SMBHC Welcomes Record Freshman Class

The Honors College welcomes 376 freshmen in its Class of 2018!  The students hail from 27 states and 3 foreign countries, with 54% being from the great state of Mississippi.  This impressive body of citizen scholars averages a 3.93 high school GPA and a 30.3 ACT.

Our time together begins with the Freshman Retreat August 20-22.  Click here to see the schedule.

SMBHC Bids Farewell to Andrus Ashoo

Andrus Ashoo, national scholarship advisor, is assuming the position of Associate Director of the Center for Undergraduate Excellence at the University of Virginia starting this August.  Andrus graduated from the SMBHC in 2008 (B.A. International Studies, French), and joined us in the fall of that year as an academic counselor.  In 2010, he began his work with the Office of National Scholarship Advisement, working primarily with students applying for the Fulbright, Goldwater, Udall, and Boren scholarships.  The SMBHC thanks Andrus for his many contributions to our mission and our students, and we wish him well as he takes his talents to Virginia.

Honors Students at the World Cup!

The SMBHC selected six students to attend the World Cup in Brazil:  Madeleine Achgill, Maia Cotelo, Vera Gardner, Jessica Hiskey, Jennifer Miller, Stephanie Trippel, and Matt Williams.  For more about the students, visit the World Cup 2014 link in the menu.  For daily updates and photos, visit Maia’s blog posts.  Also, keep up with all of Team Barksdale 2014 at our Facebook page.

SMBHC in NYC!

Honors College Welcomes Freshman Class to Orientation!

The Honors College welcomes 371 freshmen in its Class of 2018!  The students hail from 26 states and 2 foreign countries, with 54% being from the great state of Mississippi.  This impressive body averages a 3.92 high school GPA and a 30.5 ACT.  We’ll see many of you at the Honors-Only Orientation May 20-21.  Honors students attending one of the regular orientation sessions will have a noon lunch meeting with us on the first day of orientation at the Honors College; because of space, parents will have lunch with the other orientation participants at the Rebel Marketplace.  To register for Orientation or to see the Orientation schedule, visit the Office of Orientation Programs.

Honors College Commissions Record Class

The SMBHC honored a record 177 seniors at our commissioning ceremony Friday, May 9.  The ceremony began with a welcome by Bracey Harris (Journalism).  Mary Ball Markow (English) gave the keynote speech, and Neal McMillin (Southern Studies, Economics) concluded the ceremony with a charge to his fellow classmates.  During the ceremony, Chancellor Jones presented medallions and thesis advisors presented stoles to each graduate. We are proud of your accomplishments, SMBHC Class of 2014! Congratulations!

SMBHC Ceremony Friday May 9

The SMBHC will honor a record 177 seniors at our commissioning ceremony Friday, May 9, at 4:00 in the Ford Center.  Graduating seniors should arrive by 3:30 to be seated in the front of the auditorium.  Be sure you have your graduation gown (but not your cap or honor society cords).  Thesis advisors should arrive no later than 3:45 and proceed backstage to be directed to your seat.  Advisors should wear a suit or jacket and tie (or comparable for women).  A reception will follow the ceremony.  We look forward to this wonderful celebration.

Note: we have been told that parking regulations will be relaxed on Friday afternoon, so parking in the Ford Center lot should be available.

Honors College Welcomes Record Freshman Class

The Honors College welcomes 372 freshmen in its Class of 2018! The students hail from 26 states and 2 foreign countries, with 54% being from the state of Mississippi. This impressive body averages a 3.92 high school GPA and a 30.5 ACT. We encourage students to attend the Honors-only Orientation May 20-21.  Honors students attending one of the regular orientation sessions will have a noon lunch meeting with us at the Honors College on the first day of orientation; because of space, parents will have lunch with the other orientation participants at the Rebel Marketplace. To register for Orientation or to see the Orientation schedule, visit here.

SMBHC Senior Wins Fulbright

Senior Katie Shuford has won a Fulbright US Student Award to further her studies of the Kodály philosophy of teaching music during the 2014/2015 academic year.  Katie will enroll at the Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemét, Hungary.  As a part of refining her craft, she will investigate how Hungarian teachers meet the needs of the 21st century classroom, looking specifically at standards, assessment, and technology.  Congratulations Katie!

SMBHC Junior Named Udall Honorable Mention

Junior Kendall McDonald, one of our campus leaders in sustainability, has been recognized by the Udall Foundation with the Honorable Mention distinction.  That means that Kendall is among only 100 sophomores and juniors recognized for their leadership, service, and commitment to the environment, tribal policy, or Native healthcare.  Congratulations Kendall!

Two SMBHC Students Win Boren Scholarships

Junior Alison Bartel and Senior William Bumpas have won Boren Scholarships to study in China for the 2014/2015 academic year.  Both will use the award to fulfill the Capstone Year of the Chinese Language Flagship Program.

 

Funded by the National Security Education Program, Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 in funding for students studying languages deemed critical to U.S. security, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili.  Congratulations to Alison and William!

Honors College Acceptance Deadline May 1

We want to remind those applicants accepted to join the entering freshman class of citizen scholars at the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College that you must accept or decline the offer by 11:59 pm CDT May 1.  As soon as you know your decision, log into my.olemiss.edu, access the Special Programs and Scholarship application, and click on Check Application Status to enter your decision.  Please note, if we have not heard from you by May 1, we will assume you are declining the offer and will give your spot to a student on our waitlist. If you have any problems or questions, please call us at 662-915-7294.

Clinical Shadowing Program Participants Announced

Congratulations to the honors students selected to participate in the Clinical Shadowing Program this summer at UMMC: Morgan Davis, Roya Gordji, Sara Kiparizoska, Shelby Claire Liddell, Savannah Mitchell, Ryan Sessums, and Joella Vaughnn. The students will participate with rising M2s in one or two 2-week shadowing rotations in Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, or Surgery. They will also have the opportunity to help at the Jackson Free Clinic.

Honors College Groundbreaking

Chancellor Dan Jones, Jim Barksdale, Dean Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez and Honors College students and faculty broke ground for the expansion and renovation of the SMBHC Friday, March 7.  To see video from this occasion, visit here.

For photos of the event, visit here.

Honors College Groundbreaking Friday, March 7

The University of Mississippi invites you to join us Friday, March 7, as we break ground for the new addition to the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.  Festivities will begin behind the deck at 10:00 am (rain location: inside the Honors College), with a reception following in the lounge.  All are welcome.

Honors College Construction Web Cam

Click this link to watch progress on the expansion of the Honors College.

Dickason Named Truman Finalist

Junior Christine Dickason (B.A. Public Policy Leadership) has been invited to interview for the Truman Scholarship. Good luck to Christine in Nashville, March 24th!

Welcome, Ruth Ashoo!

Congratulations to Andrus and Christina Ashoo on the birth of their daughter, Ruth Ann Ashoo, on February 12th.  Great start to the SMBHC Class of 2035!

2014 Barksdale Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to Jillian Cowart and Megan Smith, the winners of this year’s Barksdale Awards. These $5,000 awards, announced at the Spring Honors Convocation, support independent projects of the students’ own design. Jillian (junior, B.A. International Studies, Public Policy Leadership) will be exploring connections between local farming and local economies, comparing efforts in Senegal and the Mississippi Delta. Megan (junior, B.S. biology, B.A. English) will be talking with landowners all around the country to explore the efficacy of incentive-based conservation efforts. Good luck to these citizen scholars!

 

Jillian Cowart and Megan Smith

SMBHC Hosts Dr. Hannah Gay

On February 5th, the SMBHC welcomed Dr. Hannah Gay as its Spring 2014 Honors College Convocation speaker.  Dr. Gay, an associate professor and HIV specialist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, is credited with “functionally curing” an infant of HIV.  For pictures of the event, visit here.

Application Deadline January 15th!

The deadline for Fall 2014 freshmen to apply for admission to the SMBHC is 11:59 pm CST January 15, 2014.  The Special Programs and Scholarship Application is available here.  Remember that you must first apply to the University of Mississippi before accessing the Special Programs application.  Qualified applicants who apply after January 15th will be placed on a waitlist and will be admitted only if space becomes available.  For questions about the application, contact honors@olemiss.edu or call Jordan Troisi at 662-915-7294.

Freshman Ventures Retreat February 1

Freshmen Ventures concludes with our February 1st presentation at the Jackson Center beginning at 8:30 am. We are excited to see what the Ventures groups learned from their travels across the United States.  Participation on this Saturday event is required of all 1st year students who traveled on FV. Those who do not attend must arrange an individual meeting with DSG at your earliest convenience.

Spring Convocation February 5

We welcome Dr. Hannah Gay as our 2014 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Spring Convocation speaker, February 5, at 7 pm, at the Gertrude Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Dr. Gay is known for her team’s remarkable “cure” of an infant born with HIV in Mississippi. Dr. Gay is a graduate of the University of Mississippi where she participated as a member of the Honors Program, the institutional predecessor of the SMBHC. She also graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and currently works as Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics, at UM’s Medical Center. She will speak to us of her experience as student, mother and doctor in a world fraught with public health challenges. The event is free and open to the public.

Clinical Shadowing Program at UMMC

The SMBHC and UMMC have partnered to allow a limited number of honors students to observe physicians in a clinical environment.  Each honors student selected will be able to participate in up to two 2-week rotations in Summer 2014.  To be considered for this experience, you must be a rising junior or senior in the SMBHC, have at least a 3.50 GPA, and be in good standing with the SMBHC for your year (honors hours; CAC; sophomore petition or research project, whichever is applicable).  For more information and to learn how to apply, visit here .  The application deadline is 5:00 pm Monday, March 3, 2014.

2014 Bioethics Fellowships

The University of Mississippi Medical Center, the Department of Philosophy and Religion, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College are collaborating to offer a five-week immersion experience (6/30/14 – 8/1/14) at the Medical Center in Jackson, MS for three qualified students.  After receiving preliminary training in ethics, students will be assigned to ward teams and interact with patients as they experience their illnesses, the environment in which their care is given, and observe the physicians, nurses and other staff as they provide that care.

Selected students will receive three hours of Phil 329 course credit tuition free and receive financial aid to help cover living expenses while in Jackson.  Full details and application materials can be found here.  The application deadline is March 3rd.

Direct all questions to Dr. Steven Skultety, Bryant Hall #100, skultety@olemiss.edu.

Honors College Welcomes Rachel Coleman

The Honors College welcomes back Rachel Coleman as our SMBHC Secretary! Ms. Coleman worked for us from 2007 to 2011. Introduce yourself to Rachel and enjoy her radiant smile.

Special Programs and Scholarship Is Available

The Special Programs and Scholarship Application for prospective Fall 2014 freshmen is available here.  Remember that you must first apply to the University of Mississippi before accessing the Special Programs application.  Those who applied by our Early-Action deadline of November 1 will be notified of our decision by December 20.  The regular deadline is 11:59 pm CST January 15, 2014.  Regular applicants will be notified by the beginning of March.  Students accepted under either deadline have until May 1, 2014 to accept or decline the offer.

The Honors College Congratulates Its Early-Action Acceptances

We congratulate the 170 students accepted to join the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College’s 2014 freshman class  who applied through our Early-Action option!  You promise to be part of an exciting class of citizen-scholars at the University of Mississippi.  The SMBHC received 295 applications by our Early-Action deadline, a 17% increase over last year.  We accepted 170 students from 22 states.  They average a 31 on the ACT and have an average high school GPA of 3.93.   Remember, January 15, 2014 is the deadline for those who want to compete through our regular decision option.  The Special Programs and Scholarship Application for prospective Fall 2014 freshmen is available here.

New Spring Honors Courses Available

The SMBHC has been able to create some new spring honors courses.  Joshua First, is offering His 102, section 16 MWF 10:00-10:50; and Magali Armillas-Tiseyra is offering Engl 222, section 20 TTh, 2:30-3:45.  We have also recently opened Math 262, section 12, TTh 9:30-10:45.

We also want to give a plug for two great courses in the social sciences:  Hon 420, section 1 with Carrie Smith will partner with the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs to survey UM students (and learn research methodology along the way).  And Public Policy Leadership is offering PPL 211 with Dean Copeland to explore the issues we will grapple with in the 21st century.  For more information on these courses and all the spring honors offerings, visit here.

(Note: at one point we were going to offer an honors Engl 226 section, but we have had to cancel that.)

Special Programs and Scholarship Application Unavailable Dec 20-30

The Special Programs and Scholarship application is unavailable between December 20 and December 30, as the University undergoes a major system upgrade.  Students wishing to apply for admission to the Honors College should wait until the new year. If you want to work on the essays during that down time, visit here to see our essay prompts and the other required elements.  Remember that you have through January 15 at 11:59 pm CST to submit your application.

Early-Action Deadline November 1

The Early-Action application deadline is this Friday, November 1 at 11:59 pm CDT (recommenders have until November 15 to submit their letters).  Prospective Fall 2014 freshmen can access the the Special Programs and Scholarship application by visiting here.  You must first apply to the University of Mississippi before accessing the Special Programs application.  Students applying by the Early-Action deadline will be notified of our decision by December 20.  Our regular deadline is 11:59 pm CST January 15, 2014.  Regular applicants will be notified by the beginning of March.  Students accepted under either deadline have until May 1, 2014 to accept or decline the offer.  If you have any questions or problems with the application, contact us at 662-915-7294 or honors@olemiss.edu.

Honors Students in the News

Three honors students have recently made the news.  Read about junior Eleanor Anthony being the only undergraduate to present at the Digipal Symposium in London.  Also, the University Foundation profiled the two Everett-Williams Scholarship recipients, Logan Wilson and Davelin Woodard, both sophomores.  We’re proud of these three students and all the students in the SMBHC.

Honors College Alumni Open House

The SMBHC welcomes its alumni Saturday, October 12 from noon to 1:30.  Come by to visit with the staff and current students, and see plans for the new building and renovation.

Honors College Application Now Available

The Special Programs and Scholarship Application for prospective Fall 2014 freshmen is now available.  Visit here to access the application.  Remember that you must first apply to the University of Mississippi before accessing the Special Programs application.  The Honors College has an Early-Action deadline of November 1; students applying by 11:59 pm CST that day will be notified of our decision by December 20.  The regular deadline is 11:59 pm CST January 15, 2014.  Regular applicants will be notified by the beginning of March.  Students accepted under either deadline have until May 1, 2014 to accept or decline the offer.

Honors College Mourns Loss of Charles Gates

The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College mourns the loss of Dr. Charles Gates, who died at his home Monday, September 23rd at the age of 53. Dr. Gates was a long-time professor on the Honors Freshman Seminar team, and he was a former member of the Honors Council. In both regards he helped shape the SMBHC into the successful program it is today. For more information about visitation and his memorial service, visit here.

SMBHC Fall 2013 Convocation

On Thursday, September 12, the SMBHC hosted Michael J. Sandel, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, as our convocation speaker.  Professor Sandel has taught political philosophy at Harvard since 1980, and his recent book, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, challenges us to examine the role of money and markets in our society. For photos of his visit with honors college students, click here.

SMBHC Fall Convocation September 12

Michael J. Sandel, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, will be our SMBHC Fall Convocation lecturer, September 12, 2013, 7 p.m.  Professor Sandel has taught political philosophy at Harvard since 1980, and his recent book, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, challenges us to examine the role of money and markets in our society.  All Honors students are expected to attend and must pick up tickets to the event in the Honors College lobby from Tuesday, Sept 3rd thru Friday, Sept 6th. Get ready for a great evening!

The Adventure 2013

SMBHC 1st year Students:

Welcome to the SMB Honors College and to a great adventure.  We hope that you enjoy your four years as scholars committed to the relentless pursuit of truth and as citizens committed to the public good who are driven to find solutions to our community’s vexing problems.   Here is a link to the instructions and the tasks.

Honors College Students say “Thank You” to our Donors!

View our “Thank You” video here.

 

Honors College Welcomes the Class of 2017!

The Honors College is excited to welcome 356 incoming freshmen in the class of 2017! They will kick-off their honors experience with the Freshman Retreat from August 21-23.  The schedule for the retreat is as follows:

WEDNESDAY AUG. 21

8:00-3:00, 7:00-9:00      Student Check-in

4:00-6:00                      Parents’ Reception

THURSDAY AUG. 22

10:00-12:00                  Retreat Kick-off at Ole Miss Inn

FRIDAY AUG. 23

10:00-12:00                  Retreat cont. at Nutt Auditorium

12:00-2:00                    Lunch at the South End Zone

Honors College Welcomes Jordan Troisi

The Honors College welcomes Jordan Troisi as our new Coordinator of Recruitment and Admissions.  Jordan recently completed his Master's in Higher Education at the University of Mississippi, and he brings great skills to the job of recruiting high-performing students to the Honors College and the University.  Welcome, Jordan!

Honors College Announces Fellowship Recipients

Congratulations to the students who have received an Honors Fellowship for Fall 2013 or Spring 2014.  To see a list of these students click here.

SMBHC Alum Named ODK Scholar Leader

Recent alum Doug Odom (2013, B.A. English, Classics) was selected by Omicron Delta Kappa as the Scholar Leader of the Year for 2012-13. ODK, one of the oldest and most prestigious leadership honorary organizations, gives leadership awards in the areas of Scholarship, Service, Athletics, Technical Skills, and Journalism/Mass Media. Congratulations to Doug!

Honors College Welcomes Freshman Class to Orientation

The Honors College welcomes 357 freshmen in its Class of 2017!  The students hail from 23 states and 1 foreign country, with 62% being from the great state of Mississippi.  This impressive body averages a 3.94 high school GPA and a 30.2 ACT.  Honors students attending one of the regular orientation sessions will have a noon lunch meeting with us on the first day of orientation at the Honors College; because of space, parents will have lunch with the other orientation participants at the JC.  To register for Orientation or to see the Orientation schedule, visit here.

Honors Students Win Top UM Awards

Congratulations to Joanna David (chemical engineering, 2013) for winning the School of Engineering’s Senior Leadership Award.  To read more about Joanna and this award, visit here.

Congratulations, also, to Alexandria Thoman (international studies and Spanish, 2013) for receiving the John H. Napier III Intelligence Prize awarded by the UM Center for Intelligence and Security Studies.  For more information about Lexi, who will work at the U.S. State Department, visit here.

SMBHC Ceremony Friday, May 10

The SMBHC will honor a record 148 seniors at our commissioning ceremony Friday, May 10, at 4:00 in the Ford Center.  Graduating seniors should arrive by 3:30 to be seated in the front of the auditorium.  Be sure you have your graduation gown (but not your cap or honor society cords).  Thesis advisors should proceed backstage to be directed to your seat.  Advisors should wear a suit or jacket and tie (or comparable for women).  A reception will follow the ceremony.  We look forward to this wonderful celebration.

SMBHC Senior Wins Fulbright US Student Award

Congratulations to Ryan Ezelle, a student in international studies and Spanish, who will be returning to the Dominican Republic for the 2013-2014 academic year to serve as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant.  Stay tuned for a full story about Ryan and how he has developed a passion for teaching.  Read more here.

Honors College Welcomes New Freshman Class!

The Honors College welcomes 357 freshmen in its Class of 2017!  The students hail from 23 states and 1 foreign country, with 62% being from the great state of Mississippi.  This impressive body averages a 3.94 high school GPA and a 30.2 ACT.  We look forward to meeting these students at the Honors Orientation May 22-23 or one of the regular orientation sessions.  To register for Orientation or to see the Orientation schedule, visit here.

World Cup Roster Announced

Congratulations to the seven students who will be representing the SMBHC at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil: Madeleine Achgill ’17, Maia Cotelo ’16, Vera Gardner ’17, Jessica Hiskey ’16, Jenn Miller ’16, Stephanie Trippel ’16, and Matt Williams ’14.  You can check out their video and website submissions here.

Faculty Summer Stipend Competition 2013 Winners

Congratulations to the UM faculty who won summer stipends to support development of new honors courses. Hilary Becker, Mercer Bullard, John Czarnetzky, Vivian Ibrahim, Clifford Ochs, Timothy Yenter, and Alan Arrivée are this year’s recipients.

Honors Program Graduate Named to TIME’s Top 100 List

Congratulations to Hannah Gay, UMMC pediatrician and Honors Program graduate (1976), who has been named to TIME’s Top 100 List for 2013.  Dr. Gay orchestrated a breakthrough in HIV treatment by treating a new-born with anti-HIV drugs hours after it was born.  The child has not exhibited any signs of HIV and is off any medications.  To read more, visit here.

The Lazarus Project Recovers Ancient Texts

The Lazarus Project makes news again!  Members of the Honors College’s Lazarus Project class traveled to Vercelli, Italy, over Spring Break to study ancient texts at the Capitolare Library, including the Vercelli manuscript (10th century) and a Globe Map (12th century). To read more about their experience, click here.  Also, check out this news story from TG-R TV in Italy (with English subtitles) to see some of their work.  Note: the audio is difficult to hear, but watching these ancient texts come to life is striking!

Last Updated: 10/07/2013