students

A Forever Student: Dorothy Franklin Receives Her Ph.D. at 78 Years Old

From the June 2016 Desktop News | At the ripe age of 78 years old, Dorothy Franklin received her Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies—her third UA degree in the last 17 years. In 1957, Franklin was only 19 years old and finishing up her freshman year at Huntington College in Montgomery when she got married. The […]

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Musician Recognized Internationally

From the 2016 Celebrating Excellence | When Cynthia Simpson was 10 years old, she had no intention of becoming a professional musician—and certainly not a professional French horn player. She was in fifth grade at the time, and her father was the band director at her school. He needed horn players, so she played horn. […]

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Scholarships Matter: Halle Lindsay Finds Herself by Helping Others

From the April 2016 Desktop News | Scholarships Matter is a series of stories highlighting students in the College of Arts and Sciences who have received and been impacted by scholarships. The student featured in this story is the recipient of one university-wide scholarship and one College-wide scholarship—the Hill Ferguson and Joseph W. Sewell Endowed […]

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German Language Bringing Extra Benefits to Engineers

From the March 2016 Desktop News | When Rebecca Dietz came to The University of Alabama in 2014, she knew Spanish—not German. But she knows it now, or at least she better, because in September, she and one of her peers are traveling 4,800 miles to the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences in Germany to study automotive engineering—in […]

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Scholarships Matter: David Dai Brings Math Education Home

From the March 2016 Desktop News | Scholarships Matter is a series of stories highlighting students in the College of Arts and Sciences who have received and been impacted by scholarships. The student featured in this story is the recipient of three university-wide scholarships and two College-wide scholarships, the Outstanding Junior Award and the Comer Foundation […]

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Students and Faculty Forge for Charity

From the February 2016 Desktop News | For the second year in a row, students have joined with associate professor Craig Wedderspoon, of the Department of Art and Art History, in raising thousands of dollars for a local children’s hospital. Wedderspoon and his students, including BFA senior Allison Sloan and BFA graduates Ali Jackson and Eric […]

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From Bama to Broadway

From the February 2016 Desktop News | Before going to Broadway, the seductive history of New Orleans’ red light district, The Countess of Storyville, will come to life on stage at The University of Alabama. Margot Astrachan, the 2014 Tony Award-winning producer for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, is producing the show, which […]

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Carnegie Hall Showcase

From the November 2015 Desktop News | A composition by Tyler Grant, a sophomore in the School of Music, has been selected to be showcased at Carnegie Hall in New York City in April. “Panoramic Landscapes” will be performed by the Scarsdale, New York, High School wind ensemble under the direction of Jason Noble. It […]

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Stories of Perseverance

From the July 2015 Desktop News | Nearly 50 elementary and junior high students from an inner-city after school program in Huntsville visited campus to participate in the “Victory Through Voices” oratorical contest. Julia Quan, a junior in New College, organized the event to encourage the students to go to college and pursue their dreams. […]

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Presenting Undergraduate Research

From the June 2015 Desktop News | Five undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences presented their research findings April 16-18 at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. The annual event, held this year at Eastern Washington University, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study. Arts and […]

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