Honors College

Panel discusses Nott Hall name change

Why Nott? This was the question at the center of a panel held in Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library on Tuesday, Sept. 6, which discussed the controversial name attached to Nott Hall. The building was named after Josiah Clark Nott, a prominent figure in Alabama's medical field. He was known for advancing knowledge about yellow fever, raising medical practice standards in the state and establishing the Medical College of Alabama in Mobile.

Chancellor Witt to join Honors faculty in 2017

University of Alabama System Chancellor Robert Witt will work as a part-time faculty member in the Honors College beginning in 2017, said Alicia Browne, director of college relations for the Honors College. "We are very pleased to Welcome Dr. Witt," Browne said. Witt will retire in August 2016 and take a year-long sabbatical.

Honors Week to recognize outstanding students, faculty

Honors Week will celebrate academically outstanding students from April 3 – 8. A variety of events are part of this annual occasion. According to UA News, there has been extreme growth in the number of students enrolled in the Honors College, but also a significant upgrade in academics in general. “It’s not just Honors College.

Honors College looking to expand Education Outreach

Education Outreach will begin expanding in the spring semester in an effort to get more UA Honors College students involved in Tuscaloosa area schools. The purpose of Education Outreach is to take Honors College students and have them mentor and guide preschool, elementary and middle school students in Tuscaloosa, but getting the wanted number of volunteers has been difficult to obtain. “Our biggest focus right now is getting more students that we’re reaching because we do pull from Honors College volunteers, so it has been difficult in the past to get the numbers we want,” said Ann Varnedoe, executive director of Education Outreach and a junior majoring in psychology and African American studies.

Incoming freshman chooses UA over Ivy League

Ronald Nelson just recently graduated high school but his age has not stopped him from gaining national recognition.  The up-coming collegian from Houston High School in Germantown, Tennessee, had been accepted by eight Ivy League institutions such as Harvard, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, Princeton and Yale, as well as New York University, Stanford and John Hopkins.

One-Man show comes to River Market Friday

Jhino “The Piper” Ferreira will portray 17 different characters in his one-man play. “Cops and Robbers,” Friday night at the Tuscaloosa River Market, sponsored by The University of Alabama Honors College. According to UA News, Ferreira is a rapper as well as a police officer in the San Francisco Bay Area. The play, which centers on a police shooting, is inspired by actual events that Piper witnessed while growing up in Oakland, California.

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award: Jason Arterburn

Jason Arterburn, a senior majoring in economics and interdisciplinary studies, is the male recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award of 2015. The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award recognizes the excellence of character and service to humanity demonstratedh one graduating female, one graduating male and one non-student associated with the University. While the other four premier awards are recognized only at the University level, his award is nationally recognized, Arterburn said.