A&S Grad Assisting With Saliva-Based COVID-19 Test

From the October 2020 Desktop News | When Anne Watkins started her master’s of public health at Yale University, she never thought she’d work with any sort of sports team, let alone a whole league. Now, she and her colleagues are partnered with the National Basketball Association to create a new COVID-19 testing procedure that […]

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Giving Back

The Edward Ervin Guy Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Communicative Disorders, established in 2014, aims to give back to the students working to help those with language, speech, and hearing disorders. The scholarship allowed Summer Ensor, a 2019 recipient and communicative disorders major, to take classes over the summer and participate in the Undergraduate Clinic at […]

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Biodiversity Fellowship

Since 2012, the Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Fellows Program has allowed students to immerse themselves in a wide range of biodiversity research within the state of Alabama. Emma Arneson, a PhD student in biological sciences and Wilson Biodiversity Fellow, studies invasive crayfish and their impact on native crayfish in Alabama. The state has the largest […]

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Dean’s Message: Moody Music Building Fire

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. […]

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Birmingham Judge Shares Experience, Gives Advice to Students

From the February 2020 Desktop News | For Nyya Parson-Hudson, every day in the office is another opportunity to change the lives of people in her community. As a municipal court judge for the city of Birmingham, the UA alumna spends her time listening to cases that deal with everything from mental health to domestic […]

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Taking Up Space

From the Winter 2019 Collegian | Over the past year, Joshua Burford’s life has been a whirlwind. After being featured in newspapers and radio shows around the country, including The New York Times, he was selected as one of NBC’s “Pride50,” a group of 50 veteran and up-and-coming activists in the LGBTQ community in the […]

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Summer Reading List 2019

As you relax during the summer months, enjoy these books written by seven A&S faculty, current and retired, from several departments: Tuscaloosa Through Time By Serena Blount (English, bloun002@ua.edu) Over its 200 years of history, the city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has held a prominent position within the state, not only as home to the state’s […]

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The Mother of Alabama Art Photography: Gay Burke’s Legacy Continues

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 […]

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Koushik Kassanagotu

As the conversation on healthcare continues to heat up on national and local scales, innovative minds like Koushik Kasanagottu are dedicated to entering the primary care field and changing the narrative of healthcare infrastructure and availability in the United States. Kasanagottu’s medical career is dedicated to focusing on rural areas with inadequate healthcare providers, and […]

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