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Black Warrior Review Awarded National Literary Magazine Prize

From the August 2019 Desktop News | The Black Warrior Review, a literary magazine run entirely by UA graduate students, was recently awarded a Whiting Literary Magazine Prize, the largest national prize for nonprofit literary magazines. “It’s very impressive and welcome news that the Whiting Foundation took notice of this student publication here at UA […]

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Religious Studies Awarded $350,000 Grant from the Luce Foundation

From the July 2019 Desktop News | UA’s department of religious studies was recently awarded a $350,000 grant by the Luce Foundation to fund an interdisciplinary conference surrounding the teaching, research, and public scholarship of religion in America. The conference, known as American Examples, aims to redefine the study of American religion and apply it […]

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Breaking the Ice: Taking a Non-traditional Approach to Academia

From the June 2019 Desktop News | When Victoria Fitzgerald arrived at UA to begin her PhD in January, she thought she would spend most of her time studying the Jurassic Period eolian rock formations of Alabama, extending her master’s program research. She thought most of her time would be spent in the Center for […]

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Bridges to Better Health: UA Pre-med Students Work as Spanish Translators at Clinics for the Medically Underserved

Dr. Shirin K. Posner, UA Spanish instructor and director of Spanish Outreach, created a course that gives students who plan to enter the medical field a way to combine their Spanish and health care knowledge. […]

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Just Trying to Have School: New Book From UA Professor Explores Desegregation in Mississippi

  From the June 2019 Desktop News | New College professor Natalie Adams and James Adams of Mississippi State University are awaiting the publication of their new book, Just Trying to Have School: The Struggle for Desegregation in Mississippi. Grounded in extensive research and hundreds of interviews with students, parents, and educators at every level, […]

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A Journey Through Time: Tuscaloosa Students Showcase 200 Years of History

From the June 2019 Desktop News | Students from around the county recently transformed Bryant Conference Center into a time-traveling trip through Tuscaloosa, showing off their skills in a project that encapsulates the city’s 200-year history. The event, called Tuscaloosa Through Time, brought together students of all ages and schools to create displays, videos, skits, […]

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UA Professors Selected For Prestigious NHC Summer Residency

 Two UA professors, Dr. Mairin Odle and Dr. Rekha Nath, were recently awarded summer residencies with the National Humanities Center. Nath and Odle will join 40 other professors from across the country in a state-of-the-art research facility for one month during the summer. […]

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Former Ramsey Award Winners: “What My Travels Taught Me”

From the February 2019 Desktop News | The John Fraser Ramsey Award was established to honor former UA history professor Dr. John Ramsey, who served at the University for 42 years and impacted generations of students, faculty, and staff. The award provides the recipient a stipend to travel to Europe on a “Great Ideas” tour, inspired by […]

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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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