What Scholars Faculty & Staff Did on Their Spring Break

At the start of the 2018–2019 academic year, we ran a story on some of the interesting things Scholars students and alumni did during their summer break. But students aren’t the only ones in Scholars who pursue other adventures when class isn’t in session. We caught up with some of our Scholars faculty and staff to see how they spent the most recent winter and spring breaks.


Move-in day

Because students experienced a migration of their own when they started college, Life Sciences Director Beth Parent provided some information to first-year students on the body's reactions to things such as sleep and stress.

3 Theme Questions With... Beth Parent

Throughout the year, our Scholars faculty and staff across programs will share their responses to three questions around our 2018–19 annual theme, "Migrations: Populations and Practices on the Move." The questions typically relate to a resource directors are using in class. Following is another entry in our “3 Questions With…” series.

Andy Shallal, Psyche Williams-Forson and Regie Cabico headshots

Busboys and Poets' owner Andy Shallal (left) will join Professor Psyche Williams-Forson, a scholar of material culture & food, for a wide-ranging discussion at a special Do Good Dialogue, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 4:30–6 p.m., in the Gildenhorn Recital Hall of The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Slam poet Regie Cabico will also perform.

3 Theme Questions With… Andy Shallal

Long before it was a “thing” to have a “slash” career, Andy Shallal boasted several careers to his name. The Iraqi-American owner of the popular local restaurant chain, Busboys and Poets, Shallal has been an entrepreneur, artist, political activist… even a politician.