New College

Local Food Lectures

Dr. Eric Holt-Giménez, executive director of the Institute for Food and Development Policy in Oakland, CA, will present two lectures on food insecurity and local food movements on March 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Lloyd Hall, room 123, on The University of Alabama campus. Holt-Giménez, who has served as executive director since 2006, […]

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Anthony Braxton to Visit UA Feb. 18-25

From the February 2015 Desktop News | Legendary musician and composer Anthony Braxton will spend Feb. 18-25 at UA working with College of Arts and Sciences students and faculty as part of a weeklong residency presented by the Sonic Frontiers concert series. This event is the first major residency by Braxton in the Southeastern United […]

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UA Hosts Academic Officers of National Consortium

A college career can be about exploration, about setting no limits other than one’s own. That spirit of innovation is showcased when The University of Alabama’s New College hosts the academic officers of the Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning Nov. 6-8 in room 202 of Lloyd Hall. CIEL is a national consortium of New College-like […]

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Author Wins Public Health Award

From the October 2014 edition of Desktop News | A book documenting the link between contamination from a major chemical company and Anniston’s extensive civil rights history recently won an award for contributing to the history of public health. Dr. Ellen Spears, an assistant professor in New College and the Department of American Studies, is […]

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Summer Reading List

What are you reading this summer? Here are eight books by College faculty — plus the latest by distinguished scientist and UA alumnus Dr. Edward O. Wilson.   These books by faculty members in the College’s humanities and social sciences departments represent a tiny sampling of the hundreds of publications produced by A&S faculty each academic year. Baptized […]

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Pain at the Dentist

From the June 2014 Desktop News | How can doctors make patients more comfortable during dental and other medical procedures? A University of Alabama alumnus recently received an award for exploring just such a topic. Dan McNeil, a New College alumnus who earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from UA, and a current faculty member at […]

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Students Win Goldwater, Hollings, Truman Scholarships

From the May 2014 Desktop News | Five College of Arts and Sciences students recently won prestigious national awards, helping UA to rank once again among the top universities with students selected. Of the eight UA students winning awards, two students from the College were named Goldwater Scholars, two were named Hollings Scholars, and one […]

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Anniston PCB Pollution Focus of New Book

From the April 2014 Desktop News | With Anniston as the backdrop, Dr. Ellen Spears, assistant professor in New College and the Department of American Studies, explores environmental justice in her new book, Baptized in PCBs, which was released April 7. Though focused on the 1990s legal battle between Anniston residents and the agrochemical company […]

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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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Expanding the Classroom

Elyse Peters, who is the fourth generation in her family to attend The University of Alabama, started her higher-education journey intent on pursuing a degree in chemical engineering. But a perfect storm of changes, including a $44,000 Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), led her down an entirely different path. […]

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