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UA Expedition Seeks New Invertebrate Species in Eastern Antarctica

Desktop News | March 2023 A team of scientists from the Kocot lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama will be embarking on an exciting journey to the Eastern Antarctic from March 7 – May 4, 2023. The expedition, funded by the National Science Foundation, is aimed at documenting and describing the region’s invertebrate animal biodiversity and studying their evolutionary history.  “Most of the participants on this cruise are students or postdocs and for most, […]

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Fall 2022 Welcome

College of Arts and Sciences Students, Staff, and Faculty, August is here again, and I am excited to welcome you back to the Capstone! We have a record number of students this fall. I encourage each of you to plug in early and seek out opportunities to enrich your academic experience. A wonderful place to begin is with Advising in the Woods. Academic advisors will be available in Woods Quad beginning today through August 23 for drop-in advising. Advising is […]

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Summer Reading List 2022

Reading is proven to reduce stress and increase relaxation. As you relax during the summer months, enjoy these books written by seven A&S faculty from several departments: The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America By Joshua Rothman (History, jrothman@ua.edu) Award-winning historian Dr. Joshua Rothman outlined, “When Americans imagine the slave trade, they typically think about the transatlantic trade that brought enslaved Africans to the Americas. But the trade in enslaved people within the boundaries of the […]

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Summer Reading List 2021

Reading is proven to reduce stress and increase relaxation. As you relax during the summer months, enjoy these books written by six A&S faculty, current and emeritus, from several departments: Walking on Cowrie Shells By Nana Nkweti (English, nnkweti@ua.edu) A finalist for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing, Nana Nkweti’s dazzling debut story collection pulls from mystery, horror, realism, myth, and graphic novels. Walking on Cowrie Shells showcases complex and vibrant characters in a mix of stories from a […]

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Attend the 2021 McCollough Medical Scholars Forum Online

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 […]

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Summer Reading List 2020

What are you reading this summer? Here are six books written by A&S faculty on various topics: Educating the Empire By Sarah Steinbock-Pratt (History, sksteinbockpratt@ua.edu) In 1899, as a result of the Spanish-American War, the United States annexed and colonized the Philippine Islands. Desiring to show that its occupation would be more benevolent than other imperial powers had been, in 1901, the government sent almost one thousand American teachers to “uplift and civilize” the Filipino people. However, while the teachers […]

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