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In This Issue  January 31, 2017

New Seminars: Race & Cancer
Forum: Arkansas Business 
Last Moments of the Mummy Juanita 

On Display



Interested in Engineering — or the Humanities?

We'll help you explore several different career options in the next few weeks, and we'll feed you too. Historian Laurence Hare will discuss different paths in the humanities at Professor and Pizza in the Theater, 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, Hotz Hall. Future engineers, please join us for Dinner with Dean English, 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21

New Seminars: Race & Cancer


The Honors College offers Signature Seminars on cutting-edge topics taught by top professors. Interested? Join us tomorrow for the first of two public forums introducing the topics for our Fall 2017 offerings.

Race with Charles Robinson, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, 5:15-6:15 p.m., Gearhart Hall Auditorium (GEAR 26)

Where are we today, post-Obama and following a vast number of highly publicized shootings of unarmed African Americans? What does the future of race relations look like under President Donald Trump? 

Cancer with Timothy Muldoon, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, 5:15-6:15 p.m., Gerhart Hall Auditorium (GEAR 26)

We are at the cusp of a revolution in the way we understand, diagnose and treat cancer. Significant questions remain: How do we allocate limited resources to combat cancer? Are we prioritizing the right things when it comes to treating an aging population?

Forum: Arkansas Business 


Tyson Foods ... J.B. Hunt ... Dillards ... Walmart. The roll call of global businesses launched from Arkansas is an illustrious one. In Arkansas Business, an Honors College Forum scheduled for Fall 2017, Walton College Dean Matt Waller will bring in some of Arkansas' most successful entrepreneurs, managers and leaders to meet with honors students, both in class and at informal dinners. Students interested in leadership and networking should apply now!

Last Moments of the Mummy Juanita


Fortified by corn beer and a last meal of vegetables, a young Incan girl of noble family made the dizzying climb up Mount Ampato, where priests sacrificed her to Apu, the mountain god. Her body was recovered in 1995, preserved in remarkable condition after lying frozen for more than 500 years. Named for the anthropologist who found her, the mummy Juanita offers important clues to the Incan past.

On the recent H2Passport trip to Peru, students visited the Catholic University's Museum of Andean Sanctuaries in hopes of seeing the child sacrifice. The mummy was removed for conservation when we visited, but the objects she took with her – a small bag with coca leaves, tiny shoes, a colorful alpaca shawl, and figurines crafted from gold, silver and shell – were on display, and prompted Kaitlyn Akel's meditation on her last moments ... 

On Display


Something's up in Gearhart Hall. An eye-popping pink-magenta mat welcomes you to the Honors College, and a large box, girdled in chains and lit from within, lurks in the Honors Student Lounge. Upstairs, candy and other treats await the curious – and have you heard Virtual Fountain outside our front door? These and other works throughout the Honors College wing were created by students of Bethany Springer, sculptor and associate professor of  art. 

"For us, it was a great opportunity to get outside of the white cube – I think the class was excited to respond to content already present in this space," Springer said. 

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