Ambassador Spotlight: Austyn West

Desktop News | March 2023 Austyn West, a student in the College of Arts and Science, is determined to make the most of his college experience despite the challenges he faced as a first-generation student. West has put himself through college with hard work and dedication, balancing his academic responsibilities with extracurricular activities. He is dedicated to taking advantage of all the opportunities college offers and hopes to encourage the same feeling in other students.   Initially, West found it challenging […]

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UA Student Shares Internship Experience at Detention Center

Desktop News | February 2023 Merritt Stovall, a criminology major and psychology minor, clinched a competitive internship position at the assessment office located inside the Adult Detention Center of Pima County Superior Court in Tucson, Arizona, where only 6 of the 160 applicants were chosen. Stovall’s story is an example of how the College of Arts and Sciences ICUE Connector helps students have a robust educational experience and figure out what they want to do after graduation by providing tangible […]

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Rajesh Kana’s The Neuroscience of Autism: Tracing the A-Z of Cutting-edge ASD Research

Desktop News | February 2023 The Neuroscience of Autism, a collection of essays edited by UA psychology professor Dr. Rajesh Kana, is an incisive textbook that provides readers with a robust understanding of the cyclically configured causal mechanisms that generate symptomatic manifestations of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children, teens, and adults.  Recognizing autism to be a complex disorder that defies formulaic descriptions, Kana takes an interdisciplinary approach in establishing theoretical footholds for better comprehending the behavioral, social, cognitive, neurobiological […]

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Opera Triumphs at the National Opera Association Competition 

Desktop News | February 2023 The University of Alabama’s Opera Theatre won first place in the National Opera Association’s Division II Opera Productions Competition. The program set out to tackle the challenging production, with its mature themes, of Tobias Picker and Gene Scheer’s Thérèse Raquin based on Emile Zola’s 19th-century novel of the same name.   Dr. Paul Houghtaling, a professor and director of opera at UA, was overjoyed as he witnessed his students receive acknowledgement for their tireless efforts. The […]

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Ph.D. Student Organizes Art Exhibition to Explore Forms of War

Desktop News | February 2023 “The Arts of War: The Hearts of War” is a thought-provoking and introspective display of works that explore the various forms of conflict and war that we experience in our daily lives. The exhibit is based on the idea that war is everywhere, both in the larger global context and in smaller, personal conflicts.   The exhibit features work from a broad range of artists, including students, veterans and a prisoner to showcase the different perspectives […]

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Prestigious Ballet Artistic Director Visits UA Dance

Desktop News | February 2023 The Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to welcome Eldar Aliev, Ballet Artistic Director of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre in Russia, from February 5 – 11. Aliev, a former principal dancer and honored artistic creator of Russia, is widely recognized for his exceptional contributions to the dance world. He has performed on prestigious stages such as the Kennedy Center and the Metropolitan Opera, worked with renowned choreographers, and served as a […]

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UA Student Study Abroad in Ireland, the Country of his Descent

Desktop News | February 2023 For 16 days in the summer, Benjamin Hand, a final-year student doing a bachelor’s and accelerated master’s program in geography, joined 11 students on a faculty-led study abroad trip to Ireland. His travel statement is a testament to the positive results ICUE has achieved since its founding. Despite being of Irish descent, Hand had not been to Ireland or anywhere outside the US, until this trip. The study abroad program gave him the chance to […]

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Industry Professionals Set to Speak at 2023 McCollough Forum

Desktop News | February 2023 Industry professionals from around the country will address students at the annual Susan N. and Gaylon McCollough Medical Scholars Forum Feb. 10 at Shelby Hall.  The forum, designed to prepare students pursuing medical and health science professions, will begin with a lecture by Dr. Jeffery Bishop, a social and moral philosopher and physician, who teaches medical ethics and philosophy. Professor Bishop holds the Tenet Endowed Chair in Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University and […]

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Austin Smithson Lands White House Internship

Desktop News | February 2023 In March 2022, The University of Alabama senior Austin Smithson took a trip that would forever change the scope of his career and life. The political science major went to Washington, DC, with the Washington DC: Professional Development Program to explore the city and make connections, ultimately leading him to an internship in the White House.    Smithson, a first-generation college student, pushed himself out of his comfort zone to find a place on campus […]

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Doctoral Student from Biological Sciences Selected for Acclaimed NOAA Fellowship

Desktop News | January 2023 Jake Dybiec, a biological sciences doctoral student, has obtained a paid fellowship from the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, an institution under the purview of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).   The fellowship will cover Dybiec’s rent and living expenses for the next two years, thus relieving him of teaching duties for these years.  For 18 months starting from September 2022, Dybiec will be engaging in intensive fieldwork at Weekes Bay in Fairhope, Alabama. […]

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