Searching for Home Waters: A Brook Trout Pilgrimage

Desktop News | October 2023 Dr. Michael Steinberg, professor of New College and geography, has published a new book, Searching for Home Waters: A Brook Trout Pilgrimage.  Steinberg embarked on a remarkable journey that takes readers on a pilgrimage through the landscapes of North America, from Georgia to Labrador, a region in Canada. These are the same territories that brook trout call home, and as Steinberg traverses this path year after year, it becomes a symbolic pilgrimage, a reflection of […]

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Global Voices in Creative Writing 

Desktop News | October 2023 The University of Alabama’s Creative Writing program has recently embraced a diverse cohort of international students, injecting fresh perspectives into the English department and opening doors for the infusion of global pedagogical approaches into the College of Arts and Sciences.   Among these pioneering international scholars are Chiagoziem Jideofor and Kanyinsola Olorunnisola, both third-year MFA students. Their narratives offer profound insights into the transformative journey they’ve embarked upon, beginning with their decision to leave Nigeria for […]

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Addie Grace Pyron’s Transformational Internship Experience

Desktop News | October 2023 Addie Grace Pyron’s journey through the Washington D.C. Professional Preparation Program led her to a remarkable summer internship that left an enduring mark on her professional growth and personal development.   Pyron’s summer internship was with the Intervention Court at the Harrison County Courthouse in Mississippi, where she worked closely with Circuit Court Judge Randi Mueller. During her internship, Pyron not only gained practical knowledge of the justice system but also discovered a profound understanding of […]

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UA Professor Co-organized Truman Civil Rights Symposium

Desktop News | October 2023 Dr. Kari Frederickson, Professor of History at The University of Alabama, recently played a pivotal role in the organization of the Truman Civil Rights Symposium, where President Joe Biden was the keynote speaker. The symposium held in Washington, D.C. from July 26 – 28, 2023, marked the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of President Truman’s historic desegregation policy for the American Armed Forces established on July 26th, 1948. As a scholar whose research focuses on […]

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VitAL Receives Grant for Suicide Prevention Efforts

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) and VitAL are the recipients of a significant grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This grant, known as the Project Zero Suicide in Alabama, represents a substantial investment in suicide prevention efforts in the state of Alabama. The Zero Suicide framework is designed to proactively address suicide by emphasizing prevention and early intervention within healthcare facilities. VitAL will leverage this model to ensure that multi-level, evidence-based suicide prevention practices are integrated […]

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Journey from the Potomac to Prestigious Internships 

Desktop News | September 2023 Over the past two summers, Emily Smith’s Potomac River journey has been far from that of a casual tourist. As an active participant in the 2022 A&S Professional Preparation Program in Washington, D.C., Smith leveraged her connections and newfound experiences to secure prestigious internships in the nation’s capital during both the summers of 2022 and 2023.   The Washington D.C. Professional Preparation Program stands as a beacon of opportunity for aspiring professionals, and Smith’s journey exemplifies […]

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VitAL Alabama’s Video Wins Emmy 

Desktop News | September 2023 VitAL Alabama’s awareness-raising commercial about opioid overdose won an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement Public Service Announcement.   VitAL Alabama, an initiative dedicated to mental health awareness and combatting substance misuse and overdose crises through education, training and medication, collaborated with Seed Creative and produced the award-winning video titled “See a possible opioid overdose? Make a difference, Make the Call.” The video is part of VitAL Alabama’s Project FREEDOM campaign, aiming to address opioid overdose issues effectively. […]

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AIRC Journal Amplifies Student Research

Desktop News | September 2023 The University of Alabama’s International Relations Club (AIRC) is making waves in the academic world with the launch of its peer-reviewed undergraduate research journal, the International Relations Journal. This exciting initiative opens doors for students to publish their research in the fields of international relations and comparative politics, filling a crucial gap in the University’s academic landscape.  AIRC, a prominent student-led global affairs organization at The University of Alabama, offers its members opportunities for learning, […]

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A&S Students’ Holiday Card Collaboration

Katie Nebbia and Katelyn Daniewicz, two exceptionally talented graphic design students at The University of Alabama, joined forces to create a holiday card that perfectly encapsulated their creative prowess and collaborative spirit.  Katie Nebbia, hailing from Buffalo, New York, is a BFA graphic design major with a lifelong passion for visual artistry.   Nebbia describes the start of her journey to graphic design as, “When I was younger, I would often staple pages together, creating little books out of them, and […]

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Student Success in the Washington D.C. Professional Preparation Program 

Desktop News | September 2023 The Washington D.C. Professional Preparation Program is an initiative focused on empowering students for success in the professional world and providing them with unique opportunities in the nation’s capital. By offering exposure to a diverse range of government and Washington, D.C. specific settings, the program aims to prepare students for internships and jobs that align with their career interests. Throughout the journey, participants engage in briefings with esteemed organizations, meetings with elected officials and informational […]

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