Medical professionals from around the state will address students at the 19th annual Susan N. and Gaylon McCollough Medical Scholars Forum Jan. 29 in a new webinar format. The forum, designed to prepare students pursuing medical and health science professions, will begin with a lecture by Dr. William E. Admire, the vice president and chief medical officer for the Mobile Infirmary and North Baldwin Infirmary. He will discuss “Healthcare in America and the Young Doctor.” Throughout his career, Admire has […]
I am pleased to welcome the newest members of the A&S Diversity Committee. While the College has had a Diversity Committee since 2000, the service terms ended for many of its members this year. After receiving many thoughtful and solutions-oriented responses to my message from early June, I took the opportunity to expand the committee to encompass this eagerness and to better reflect the College as a whole. You’ll notice the addition of students and staff members to this group, […]
On the night of April 19th, a fire damaged the Million Dollar Band wing of Moody Music Building. The fire was contained after valiant efforts by firefighters and fortunately, no one was inside the building at the time and thus there are no reported injuries. Much of the equipment was secured and moved to another location.
Two UA professors, Dr. Mairin Odle and Dr. Rekha Nath, were recently awarded summer residencies with the National Humanities Center. Nath and Odle will join 40 other professors from across the country in a state-of-the-art research facility for one month during the summer.
From the February 2019 Desktop News | The John Fraser Ramsey Award was established to honor former UA history professor Dr. John Ramsey, who served at the University for 42 years and impacted generations of students, faculty, and staff. The award provides the recipient a stipend to travel to Europe on a “Great Ideas” tour, inspired by Ramsey’s signature class, “Great Ideas of Western Civilization.” The Great Ideas tour allows students to set their own itinerary to explore Europe. The tour is […]
From the February 2019 Desktop News | On any given evening in the last half of the 20th century, Gay Burke’s photography room in Woods Quad could be found full of students, watching and waiting to see her next move. Her students say she was known for giving constructive criticism in a way that wasn’t harsh, but helpful. She would stay late to help students master a new technique or model to give them a chance to teach one another. To her, […]
From the February 2019 Desktop News | On February 28, students will pitch their best ideas to a panel of diverse judges during the first annual Levitetz Pitch Competition. The 20 students selected, who have already received grants ranging from $100 to $1,000, will compete for a grand prize of $3,000. Each project has a unique mission, from mobile apps allowing users to make monetary donations to food banks, to a podcast featuring local stories from all 67 Alabama counties, to a […]
From the February 2019 Desktop News | Prepare yourself for an immersive and glitzy trip into the past. UA’s theatre program is preparing to present their rendition of beloved musical theatre classic, The Drowsy Chaperone, with faculty director Stacy Alley and technical director Randy deCelle at the helm. Originally conceived as a parody riffing on old-fashioned musical theatre, The Drowsy Chaperone follows the story of the quirky narrator, Man in Chair, seeking to cure his “non-specific sadness” by revisiting his favorite musical […]
Dr. Jennifer Cox of UA’s psychology department was recently awarded a two-year $284,000 grant for her research titled “Implicit biases and discretionary prosecutorial decision making” from the National Science Foundation’s Law and Social Sciences Program.
From the November 2018 Desktop News | Two College of Arts and Sciences faculty members received Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards from The University of Alabama National Alumni Association in 2018. This year’s honorees include Stacy Latham Alley, director of musical theatre and an associate professor of musical theatre and dance, and Nathan James Parker, an instructor in creative writing. Stacy Alley, who came to UA in 2010, is a professional director and choreographer whose recent teachings and artistic credits include work in Denmark, Tanzania, […]