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Virtual Reality Sandbox

From the November 2016 Desktop News | The newest interactive exhibit at the Alabama Museum of Natural History  is part sandbox, part Xbox, and it’s teaching students of all ages about topography, flood hazards, and watersheds. “With Google maps and other applications, people aren’t used to reading paper maps anymore,” Dr. Sagy Cohen, a professor in […]

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Digitizing Social Justice

From the November 2016 Desktop News | Margaret Sasser, a 2014 alumna, spent one summer during her Master’s program digging through archives at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery, Alabama. She had been hired by Dr. Ellen Spears, an associate professor in New College and the Department of American Studies, to sort through roughly […]

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New Performing Arts Center to Be Built

The Bryce Hospital property is getting a make over. The space will be transformed into a performing arts center. The project was greenlit recently by the Board of Trustees and promises to be the world-class facility the University deserves. The planning process had started and stopped over the years, but now the center is officially […]

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Researchers Bring HIV Education to Parolees and Probationers

From the September 2016 Desktop News | Due to overcrowding in Alabama prisons, the state recently began diverting felons with lesser charges into parole and probation programs. One unexpected outcome, however, was that these convicted offenders, who fall in a higher risk bracket for HIV, no longer had access to the HIV education classes routinely offered in […]

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UA Appoints New Summersell Chair and Director of Hudson Strode Program

From the September 2016 Desktop News | The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes the new Charles Grayson Summersell Endowed Chair of Southern History and the new director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies. Charles Grayson Summersell Endowed Chair of Southern History Dr. Lesley Jill Gordon, former professor of history at the University of Akron, […]

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Recent Graduate Bikes across America for Culmination of Senior Project

From the September 2016 Desktop News | After 76 days and 4,505 miles, recent New College graduate Julie Gyurgyik finally arrived in Astoria, Oregon—completing one of the longest coast-to-coast trails in the United States. Her trek across the TransAmerica trail was planned as a part of her holistic health and wellness senior project, with the intent to […]

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Traveling to the Ocean Floor: Professor Studies Deep-Sea Mollusks

From the September 2016 Desktop News | While the unique environment of the deep ocean would likely prove nightmarish and panic-inducing for many people, it’s just another day of fieldwork for Department of Biological Sciences’ assistant professor Dr. Kevin Kocot. This July, Kocot submerged to oceanic depths for the ninth time, joining 21 other marine scientists from […]

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Serbia Fellowship Experience Looking for New Delegates

From the September 2016 Desktop News | “Most people can’t point out Serbia on a map, much less tell you about the culture,” said Josh Fuller, the executive director of the Serbia Fellowship Experience and a senior majoring in criminal justice. But for two weeks each May, undergraduate students at The University of Alabama have the opportunity […]

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Law School Launchpad: Pre-Law Program Sending Graduates Nationwide

From the April 2016 Desktop News | Of the 160 University of Alabama graduating seniors who applied to law school last year, 152 of them, or 95 percent, were accepted. That makes an eight-percent growth in the last five years. Roughly half of the students were accepted to top-25 schools including Harvard, Stanford, and the […]

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Rising Tide Scholarship Campaign Kicks off with Sweet 16

A student-led scholarship campaign aimed at endowing an Arts & Sciences scholarship for students in need will kick off its fall “Sweet 16” efforts on September 6. Led by UA’s College of Arts and Sciences Student Services and Ambassadors, this multi-year campaign asks A&S students to donate $1 to the Rising Tide Scholarship to help […]

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