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Honors Students and Dean Travel to Cuba

Honors Students and Dean Travel to Cuba

This semester, students enrolled in Dean Blanton's Honors Seminar on Contemporary Cuba have been studying the country's rich history, complex political landscape, and evolving economic conditions. Over spring break, the class traveled to Cuba to explore the country firsthand. They strolled through the historic Plaza de la Revolución (Revolution Square), visited an organic garden, toured local health clinics, and even observed an Afro-Cuban dance performance.

Through these experiences and many more, students developed a deeper understanding of the history, politics, and culture they had been studying this spring.

See photos from the trip to Cuba.

Honors College Celebrates Student Achievement

Honors College Celebrates Student Achievement

On March 25, the UAB Honors College hosted the 16th Annual University of Alabama System Honors Research Day. Students from UAB, UAH, and UA participated in the symposium, and Dr. Jim McClintock, Endowed University Professor of Polar and Marine Biology, gave the keynote address.

Two UAB students claimed awards for best overall oral presentation (Sarah Faulkner) and best overall poster presentation (Samantha Thompson).

This event kicked off UAB's first Honors Week in celebration of student achievement. Other Honors Week events included the Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society induction ceremony, Honors Convocation, Fellowships Luncheon, and many other school-specific honors activities.

Fellowships Luncheon Recognizes Outstanding Students

Fellowships Luncheon Recognizes Outstanding Students

More than 50 outstanding students were honored at the 5th Annual UAB Fellowships Luncheon. This year's recipients of nationally and internationally competitive scholarships included a record-breaking 5 Fulbright Scholars, 3 Goldwater Scholars, and a finalist for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

President Watts and other senior administrators attended the event to congratulate students and thank them for representing UAB well on the national stage. Faculty mentors who support student success were also recognized at the luncheon.

Take a look at a full listing of recipients.

Honors Student Selected for Dean's Award

Honors Student Selected for Dean's Award

Emily Jennings was selected as this year's recipient of the UAB Honors College Dean's Award. A neuroscience major pursuing the Personalized Path honors curriculum, Emily has conducted research in the lab of Dr. Thomas van Groen, participated in UAB Ambassadors, and served on the Editorial Board for Inquiro.

She was recently selected to receive a Fulbright Scholarship to the Netherlands to complete a masters degree at Vrije University Ambsterdam. Emily was recognized for the Dean's Award at UAB Honors Convocation on March 30.