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In This Issue  August 24, 2017

Postcard from Peru
BODIEs Take New York!
A+ On the Way


Announcing our Spring 2018 Signature Seminars!

We've rounded up experts on some timely and timeless topics for next spring's Signature Seminars -- honors students, applications open September 1st! Please join us for public preview lectures on "Manuscript" by Josh Smith (September 6), "Soccer" by Todd Cleveland (September 13) and "Internet" by Stephanie Schulte (September 20) to learn more about these professors' cutting edge research. All lectures start at 5:15 p.m. in Gearhart Hall Auditorium, and all are welcome to attend.

Postcard from Peru 


These 16 honors students spent a full semester preparing for their trip to Peru, and landed in Lima well-versed on the Incan Empire, the Andean Hybrid Baroque and indigenismo. But lectures and readings can't prepare you for seeing paintings of angels with guns at the MALI museum, sampling bony cuy with bubblegum-sweet Inca Kola, or encountering the floods of tourists at Machu Picchu (and being a tourist at Machu Picchu).

Here's a video postcard from
 Peru, part of the new Honors Passport study abroad experience.

BODIEs Take New York 



The 2017 Bodenhamer Fellows lit up the city earlier this month on a five-day bonding experience in the Big Apple, funded by alumnus and friend Lee Bodenhamer and guided by professors Bret and Stephanie Schulte. The fellows toured the U.N. headquarters, attended a performance of Wicked! on Broadway and sampled a little bit of everything in between (yes, they called the Hogs on Broadway!) 

The trip was an unforgettable foray into the history, culture, art and entertainment of New York City, and we got photos. Check out the highlights in the Honors College blog.

A+ On the Way


Watch for A+ Magazine, coming soon! Features include:

  • Trial by Hire: Forget about fetching coffee and filing - these honors interns are organizing exhibitions, projecting sales figures, researching and networking at Crystal Bridges, Tyson Foods, Walmart, and Harvard.
  • Portfolio: Recent honors B.F.A. graduate Ariel Romero offers up a self-portrait in eight sketches, with two hometowns ...
  • Office Hours: We visited classics Professor Daniel Levine's Wunderkammer in Kimpel Hall and photographed treasures collected throughout his career, from a 12-volume set of The Golden Bough to Grinch boxer shorts, sized XL. 

On the Cover: Honors landscape architecture major Hannah Moll made a lot of early morning trips to photograph the U of A farm just north of campus, using the photos as fodder for paintings that capture the essence of the place.

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