Category: Desktop News

Articles featured in Desktop News, a monthly e-newsletter of the College of Arts and Sciences


History Professors Publish Book About Pandemic Year and American Society 

From the August 2022 Desktop News | For most people, the events of 2020 may run together, becoming a long year of several major world events wrapped up into one another: a pandemic, a social justice movement, and more. But Drs. Margaret Peacock and Erik Peterson, both history faculty members at The University of Alabama, […]

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UA Academic Advisors Study Abroad in South Africa

From the July 2022 Desktop News | In May, Dr. Pamela Young, Director of Community Engagement and Economic Development, and Dr. Lisa Pawloski, Associate Dean for International Programs, led a group of UA professional academic advisors and faculty on a study abroad capacity-building trip to South Africa.  The trip, the culmination of a faculty-centered skills-building initiative […]

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Sculpture Class Creates Functional, Collaborative Community Art

From the July 2022 Desktop News |Over the past semester, Craig Wedderspoon and his students in his Beginning Sculpture class installed uniquely designed benches at the Hill Hospital in York, Alabama.   Wedderspoon believes that the service-oriented, function-driven character of art is often amplified during the execution of collaborative, community projects.   Wedderspoon was introduced to […]

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Modern Languages Professor Leads International French Professional Organization

From the July 2022 Desktop News | Dr. Cheryl Toman, professor of French and chair of the Department of Modern Languages at UA, recently led the Biennale de la langue française, an international meeting of French speakers and scholars. Every two years, this professional organization of researchers meets to discuss a number of issues and topics, […]

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UA Physicist Awarded Prestigious Jefferson Science Fellowship

From the May 2022 Desktop News | The National Academy of Sciences has named Dr. Tim Mewes a Jefferson Science Fellow for 2022-2023. The year-long program allows U.S. citizens in the fields of science, engineering, and medicine to work with the Department of State or the US Agency for International Development on foreign policy issues […]

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History Professor Publishes Biography of Alabama’s Bankhead Family

From the April 2022 Desktop News | Dr. Kari Frederickson, a professor of history at UA, recently published a biography about the Bankhead family, an Alabama dynasty whose influence spans generations of the state’s history. The book, Deep South Dynasty: The Bankheads of Alabama, explores over eighty years of history, and showcases the rise of […]

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Theatre Professor Performs at Women’s History Showcase

From the March 2022 Desktop News | Allison Hetzel, a professor of voice and acting in UA’s theatre and dance department, recently resurrected her one-woman show about Georgia O’Keeffe for the first annual Women in History: From Now Until Then showcase in Chattanooga, TN.  The show, Considering Georgia O’Keeffe, revolves around the famed modernist painter’s […]

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UA Mock Trial Team Earns Program Record Bids at Regional Tournaments

From the March 2022 Desktop News | The University of Alabama’s Mock Trial team is quickly making history, earning a program record of three bids to the next level of competition at this year’s American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournaments. The group, which consists of four competition teams (A, B, C, D), competed against dozens […]

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