Professor’s Experimental Music Group Receiving Rave Reviews Ahead of Album Drop

From the October 2021 Desktop News | Dr. Tyler Walker, an assistant professor at UA’s School of Music, is a man of many talents. In addition to teaching students music composition and serving as director of the Alabama Electronic Music Studios, he makes up one half of the experimental music duo Gone to Color.   […]

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Center for Youth Development and Intervention Sets the Standard for Community-Engaged Research

From the September 2021 Desktop News | Over the past several years, the Center for Youth Development and Intervention (CYDI) has become an example on UA’s campus of successful community engagement. Through community-based research, scholars at the center hope to improve life for those around them and throughout the world. “One in five children and […]

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UA Professor Uses NSF Grant to Explore Evolution and Facilitate Diversity

From the September 2021 Desktop News | Dr. Alberto Pérez-Huerta, a professor of geological sciences at The University of Alabama, hopes to change the way people think of geology’s role in the emergence of life on Earth. In July 2020, Pérez-Huerta received an EAGER grant from the National Science Foundation to help him not only […]

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2021-2022 Faculty and Staff Community Engagement Fellows Announced

From the September 2021 Desktop News | The University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences recently selected the inaugural class of Faculty and Staff Community Engagement Fellows. The program supports faculty and staff as they develop community-engaged research, creative activities, teaching and learning initiatives. Each fellow is selected based on the potential of their project’s positive impact on the community and society as a whole.   The 2021-2022 fellows bring together a diverse group of […]

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Eliza P. Culverhouse Support Dance Graduate Students With $250,000 Gift

From the September 2021 Desktop News | Eliza Culverhouse has continued her support of UA’s students and the advancement of the arts with a $250,000 contribution to the College’s Department of Theatre and Dance. This gift, which created the Eliza P. Culverhouse Graduate Support Fund in Dance, will support graduate students in the dance Master […]

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New College Internship Allows Students to Get Involved in Walker County

From the August 2021 Desktop News | For 11 years, a select group of students at The University of Alabama have spent their summers immersing themselves in the underserved communities of rural Walker County. As part of New College’s Walker County Civic Engagement Internship Program, these students live and work in and around Jasper, Alabama, […]

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Spanish Outreach Program Allows UA Students to Give Back

From the August 2021 Desktop News | Students in The University of Alabama’s Spanish program are taking their language skills outside of the college classroom and into local schools. Each semester, around 15 students with Spanish majors or minors participate in the Spanish Outreach program, a course where they spend at least six hours per […]

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New College Professor Awarded Two Fulbright Positions

From the August 2021 Desktop News | Dr. Andrew Raffo Dewar, a professor of interdisciplinary arts in New College and the School of Music, was recently awarded two different Fulbright positions in one year: one as a Fulbright specialist in Bogotá, Colombia, and the other as a Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Toronto, Canada. Dewar, […]

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Creating a Shooting Star: UA Professors Receive Grant for New Musical

From the July 2021 Desktop News | Most know Billy Griffin for his time as the lead singer of the legendary Motown group The Miracles, following the footsteps of Smokey Robinson in 1972. Griffin made unmistakable hits like “Love Machine” with the group before embarking on his solo career. But Griffin wanted the story of […]

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A&S Faculty Working with National Project to Increase Equitable Vaccine Access

From the June 2021 Desktop News | Dr. Stephanie McClure has a longstanding interest in public health and increasing equitable access to healthcare for underserved groups. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, she was concerned about how the pandemic would affect these communities, but was unsure how her interest in contributing to theory concerning health disparities […]

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