A&S in the News: March 21-27, 2021

Read local, national, and world news that feature faculty, students, and alumni from the College of Arts & Sciences. Most recently, the College is trending in the news for the SEC Faculty Achievement Award, Moundville’s BirdFest, and more. […]

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UA Alumna Selected as NEA Creative Writing Fellow

From the March 2021 Desktop News | After learning to read, Dr. Jacqueline Trimble’s first impulse was to write, so at the age of six, she wrote her first piece of work: a one-paragraph autobiography. Though she talks fondly of the memory now, her accomplishments assure she has much more to add. Trimble, who earned […]

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UA Anthropologist’s Film Featured in Prestigious International Festival

From the March 2021 Desktop News | When anthropologist Dr. Kathryn Oths released her film, The Last Bonesetter, in 2018, she was excited that it would reach students and researchers across the globe interested in studying traditional medical communities in Latin America. Now, the film will show at the prestigious Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) Film […]

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UA Percussionists Earn Top Placements at International Convention

From the February 2021 Desktop News | After taking home the top award for university concert snare players at the 2020 Percussive Arts Society International Convention Individual Competitions, graduate student Nathan Rearick looks forward to seeing UA’s percussion program evolve into a powerhouse. “The UA percussion studio is a thriving family that keeps pushing the […]

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UA Grad Named to International Literacy Association’s 30 Under 30 List

From the February 2021 Desktop News | UA graduate Candace Chambers was recently named among the top 30 young leaders globally working to improve literacy. Chambers, who received a master’s degree in English at UA, has always wanted to use her gift of writing to help others. As a tutor in the writing center, instructor […]

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A&S Student Services Wins Sam S. May Award

From the October 2020 Desktop News | The College of Arts and Sciences Office of Student Services was awarded the Sam S. May Award for Outstanding Customer Service for their innovative and creative approaches to serving students throughout 2020. The advisors, registrars, and administrative staff helped prospective and current students navigate their academic and co-curricular […]

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UA Professor Wins International Classics Award

From the October 2020 Desktop News | Dr. Kelly Shannon-Henderson, an associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, was recently awarded the C.J. Goodwin Award of Merit for outstanding publications for her book Religion and Memory in Tacitus’ Annals. The award comes from the Society for Classical Studies, an international organization dedicated […]

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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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