Department of Gender and Race Studies Recognized for Graduate Student Food Bank

From the September 2020 Desktop News | When COVID-19 hit the United States and temporarily closed many restaurants, bars, and stores in March, Dr. Utz McKnight realized that many graduate students in the UA community would lose their main source of income. Because of this, he wanted to find a way for faculty to give […]

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UA’s Vote Everywhere Wins Chapter of the Year

From the September 2020 Desktop News | The UA chapter of Vote Everywhere was recently awarded Chapter of the Year by the group’s parent organization, the Andrew Goodman Foundation, which advocates for young people to vote and be civically engaged with their communities. The Andrew Goodman Foundation was established in honor of Andrew Goodman, a […]

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UA Professor Awarded NASA Planetary Science Early Career Award

From the June 2020 Desktop News | For Dr. Alain Plattner, a research lab isn’t just a place to make groundbreaking discoveries or work on a singular idea. To him, it’s the perfect place to cultivate a new generation of scientists—a place where his students can explore their own ideas and build off of one […]

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Anthropology Professor Receives Seed Fund for Research on Doula Care

From the June 2020 Desktop News | Dr. Holly Horan, an assistant professor of anthropology at UA, was recently awarded a seed fund from the Excellence in Community Engagement Awards for her work on measuring the impact of community doula care in central Alabama. The award is one of two presented to Arts and Sciences […]

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Biology Outreach Program Recognized in Excellence in Community Engagement Awards

The program began in 2008 as a partnership with Tuscaloosa’s One Place to allow K-12 students to increase their understanding of scientific concepts. […]

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Digital Honors: Malik Seals

Malik Seals is one of this year’s winners of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, a Premier Award that recognizes excellence of character and service to humanity. The award honors one man and one woman of the graduating class and one non-student who has been helpful to and associated with the University. A senior from Columbus, […]

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President’s Faculty Research Award Recipients Recognized

Faculty Research Day highlights and celebrates excellence in research, creativity and scholarship by honoring faculty from across campus. Six faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences are receiving this year’s President’s Faculty Research Award. […]

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Three UA Students Earn Hollings Scholarships

The scholarship provides a two-year academic award of $9,500 per year, and a 10-week, full-time, paid summer internship opportunity at any NOAA facility nationwide. Scholars also receive funding to present their NOAA research projects at two national scientific conferences. […]

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Digital Honors: Alexus Cumbie

Alexus Cumbie is one of this year’s winners of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, a Premier Award that recognizes excellence of character and service to humanity. The award honors one man and one woman of the graduating class and one non-student who has been helpful to and associated with the University. A senior from Birmingham, […]

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Digital Honors: Sumona Gupta

Sumona Gupta is one of this year’s Dean’s Award of Merit winners. A senior from Tuscaloosa, Sumona is majoring in socio-legal studies through New College and minoring in English. What has been your favorite experience? My favorite experience has been working with fellow students to organize events on campus or for the greater Tuscaloosa community. […]

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