University of Arkansas Honors College

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A honors seminar in the spring at the University of Arkansas will examine the culture of manuscripts, documents written and copied by hand. Joshua Byron Smith, an assistant professor of English and director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at the University of Arkansas will lead the seminar. He'll also deliver a public talk 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in Gearhart Hall on the U of A campus about the topic. We sat down with him for a preview.

MUSIC: "The Handwriting is on the Wall" Ann Peebles

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A seminar in fall 2017 on the University of Arkansas campus will explore the legacy of race in the United States of America.

Kristin Hoebermann

A University of Arkansas graduate makes her Metropolitan Opera debut in Mozart's The Magic Flute this seasonwhich happens to be the very opera that launched her interest in perusing the form. Mezzo-soprano Sarah Mesko, in Fayetteville to perform an Honors College House Concert, stops by the Firmin-Garner performance studio to perform a little Berlioz and elaborate on what makes The Magic Flute so special.