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College Alumna Wins Fulbright Scholarship to Study in Spain

Seema Kumar of Shreveport, La., a recent graduate of the College, has received a Fulbright Scholarship to study abroad during the 2012-2013 school year. While at UA, Kumar majored in Spanish and biology. She will study in Santander, Spain, where she will teach various subjects to local students ages 13 to 15 and serve as […]

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Washington Experience Students Meet with Scalia and Sewell

Students participating in UA’s summer political science internship, the Washington Experience, met with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and also Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL). Under the direction of Dr. Michael New, an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, the Washington Experience annually brings students to Washington, D.C. to experience politics in action. Justice […]

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Music Professor Awarded Grant for Jazz Ensemble

Dr. Andrew Raffo Dewar, an assistant professor in the School of Music and New College, was awarded a New Jazz Works Commissioning and Ensemble Development Grant from Chamber Music America in the amount of $20,500. He was among 10 composers and ensembles selected for awards from a pool of 167 applicants by independent review panels […]

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Horn Students Set a Record While Sweeping International Horn Contest

Five students from the School of Music’s French horn studio made history by sweeping all four competitions at the recent Southeast Horn Workshop, which is a regional workshop of the International Horn Society. This year’s competition was hosted by Tennessee Tech University. It was the first time in the workshop’s more than 30 year history […]

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Two College Biology Students Selected for Hudson Alpha Internships

Two College students are doing more than imagining what a career in biotechnology is like. Through the BioTran internship program at the Hudson Alpha Institute based in Huntsville, Ala., Ben Henderson and Abigail Shelton are gaining real world experiences while enhancing their education. The internship is very competitive, and only 10 percent of those that […]

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Anthropology Student Wins Boren Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State

Lauren Marsh, a senior in the Department of Anthropology, was awarded a prestigious Boren Scholarship, given by the U.S. Department of State to provide college students with resources and encouragement to acquire language skills and experience in countries critical to U.S. security. Marsh, of Prattville, Ala. is a rising senior majoring in anthropology with minors in […]

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Geological Sciences Professor Wins NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Samantha Hansen, an assistant professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, was awarded a $715,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to study a new approach to investigating the seismic velocity structure beneath Antarctica. These awards are NSF’s most prestigious recognition of top-performing young scientists beginning their careers. Hansen, who joined the College’s […]

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College Forges Academic Relationship with University of Ghana

The University of Ghana was recently added to the College’s list of international partner institutions to provide study abroad opportunities for students following a trip to the African country last month. Dr. Robert Olin, dean of the College, Dr. Luoheng Han, associate dean of the College, and Dr. Seth Appiah Opoku, an associate professor in […]

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