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Summer/Fall 2014 Advising Begins

Students, Start Planning Your Schedules! You read it right — it’s time to get advised for the summer and fall 2014 semesters. In the College of Arts and Sciences, advising happens different ways, depending on the student’s year and status: Freshman, new transfer, or undeclared? Sign up for A&S ADVISING New freshmen, new transfer students, […]

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‘The Help’ Author Returns to UA

University of Alabama alumna and New York Times best-selling novelist Kathryn Stockett will let readers behind the curtain Friday, Feb. 28, when she shares the story behind her novel, “The Help.” Stockett, whose 2009 novel became the basis for a hit movie starring Emma Stone, based the book—at least in part—on some of her own […]

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Anthony Braxton Scheduled for Residency

From the February 2014 Desktop News | MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient, composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton will spend a week at the Capstone in spring 2015 thanks to a $40,000 grant won by Dr. Andrew Raffo Dewar, assistant professor in New College and the School of Music and co-director of UA’s Creative Campus. Braxton’s weeklong […]

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Student Exploring Diplomacy in Croatia

From the February 2014 Desktop News | Two College of Arts and Sciences students were recently named UA Away scholars by UA’s Division of Student Affairs. As UA Away scholars, the students received scholarships to study and receive on-the-job training abroad. Anna Woods, a senior majoring in French, is currently spending the semester in Croatia, where […]

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Instilling a Love of Science

From the February 2014 Desktop News | Pre-health honors students in the College are entering their second semester of leading an after-school science program at Matthews Elementary, where about 45 UA students go twice each week to lead hands-on science experiments. Monica Brint, a junior majoring in biology, started the program – called Discovery Buddies […]

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Professors Publish Paper in ‘Cell’

From the February 2014 Desktop News | Work done in a University of Alabama laboratory shows that genetically engineered variants of proteins may be “highly promising” for eventually halting the progression of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to a paper co-authored by UA researchers and published in the Jan. 16 […]

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Professor Takes on Lead Role with MLA

From the February 2014 Desktop News | Dr. Jolene Hubbs, assistant professor in the Department of American Studies, was elected to the Modern Language Association’s executive committee of the Discussion Group on Southern Literature. As an executive committee member, Hubbs will help ensure the association stays abreast of current trends in research done by Southern literary […]

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White House Honors UA Geology Professor

From the February 2014 Desktop News | President Barack Obama recently announced that he will award Dr. Samantha Hansen, assistant professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, a Presidential Early Career Award. The Presidential Early Career Award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early […]

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Expert on African Biology and Genetics Continues ALLELE Evolution Series

University of Pennsylvania biologist Dr. Sarah Tishkoff will present the next installment of the 2013-2014 Alabama’s Lecture on Life’s Evolution (ALLELE) Series with her lecture “African Evolutionary Genomics: Implications for Human Origins and Disease.” Tishkoff’s lecture takes place Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Biology Building auditorium, room 127, on the University of Alabama […]

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UCLA Philosopher to Present Lecture on Free Will, Moral Responsibility

Dr. Pamela Hieronymi, professor of philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles, will deliver the final lecture of the 2013-2014 Philosophy Today lecture series. The lecture, “The Problem of Free Will and Moral Responsibility,” will be Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in 205 Smith Hall on The University of Alabama campus. The event is […]

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