Category: News

Articles about news in the College, from student and faculty accomplishments to research advances, new academic programs, and the impact of giving.

From UA to Africa

Alumnus Uses Philosophy Degree in Peace Corps From the 2013 Celebrating Excellence | Coming from Ozark, Alabama, to Tuscaloosa to attend The University of Alabama, Korey McLeod was like many new undergraduates. He was young, ambitious, and ready to start the higher education journey. But beyond this vague notion of upward movement, he had no idea where his UA experience would take him. Today, McLeod, a 2009 graduate with a major in philosophy, is in the Northeast Wollo Region of Ethiopia where […]

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Seniors Earn Dance Scholarships to NYC

Funds Raised by Arty Party Bring Talent Scout to Tuscaloosa, Pivotal Career Opportunity for Dancers From the 2013 Celebrating Excellence | Many people think they know who the most demanding coach is at The University of Alabama. If you guessed the coach who wears a straw hat during spring practice and has three crystal trophies, you would not be wrong.  But you wouldn’t be totally right. In fact, one of the most demanding “coaches” at UA is not a coach at all, […]

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College Publications Awarded

College Publications Earn Awards at State Public Relations Conference From the May 2013 Desktop News | Two publications produced by the College Relations staff were recently awarded top honors at the state convention of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, the state’s primary organization for public relations professionals. The College of Arts and Sciences Viewbook, which promotes the College to prospective students, and the College’s annual alumni publication, the Collegian, both earned awards, which were determined by an independent review from certified […]

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Students Earn UA Study Away Scholarships

From the May 2013 Desktop News | Three students in the College will continue their studies outside of UA this summer with the help of UA Away scholarships, an initiative that supports student study away opportunities and promotes a commitment to global citizenship. Two additional UA students were awarded scholarships, which are sponsored by UA’s Division of Student Affairs. Hailah Saeed, a senior criminal justice major from Coldwater, Mich., will be interning in Washington, D.C. in the public and non-profit areas of […]

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Harris Speaks at Washington Event

English Professor Represents UA and Alabama at American Women Writers Museum From the May 2013 Desktop News |  Women writers from each state are being showcased in a project by the American Women Writers National Museum. Dr. Trudier Harris, a professor in the Department of English, will represent Alabama and give a presentation this month in Washington, D.C. at the National Press Club as part of that project. Her talk, entitled, “Bama Bones: A Black Southerner Talks Place & Creativity,” focuses […]

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Communicative Disorders Celebrates 75 Years

Department’s Program Is Oldest of Its Kind in Alabama From the May 2013 Desktop News | This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Department of Communicative Disorders and its Speech and Hearing Clinic, the state’s oldest clinic that serves more than 9,000 Alabamians each year. As part of a series of anniversary events, the department will host a colloquium on May 18 that will address the legacy of the program and its impact on the knowledge of students in the field […]

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College Students Earn Fellowships

Three Students with Ties to the College Are NSF Graduate Research Fellows From the May 2013 Desktop News | More than 13,000 graduate students applied for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Seven of those selected represented The University of Alabama and three of those have ties to the College of Arts and Sciences. Jennifer S. Anders, a graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences, and Jordyn L. Johnson, a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry, were selected […]

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Students Intern in DC

Washington Experience Gives Students Real-Life Political Experience through Internships From the May 2013 Desktop News | For students with career aspirations in public service, there is no better place to see politics in action than in Washington, D.C. The Washington Experience, which is coordinated by the Department of Political Science under the direction of Dr. Michael New, annually connects students with internship opportunities in the Capitol. This year’s student internships represent 20 different congressional offices and political organizations. According to New, […]

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Discovering Science

Geographers, Museums Revamp Learning Lab UA’s College of Arts and Sciences has paired up with the Alabama Museum of Natural History to offer the Discovery Learning Lab to local teenagers. The lab, which was already a component of the museum, has been improved with the addition of iPads, computers, and geographic information technology provided by the Department of Geography in the hope that it will promote education and technological literacy. With these resources, students will be able to improve on […]

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Reciprocity in Art

Photography Students Draw Inspiration from Jones Collection Students in Christopher Jordan’s digital photography class borrowed a technique from musical composition to create art that turns the notion of the artist and the audience into a back-and-forth exchange. “’Call and response’ refers to a compositional tactic where one line of music, perhaps a bit of melody, is played in direct response to another,” Jordan explains. “This implies a dialog, a conversation.” Students in Jordan’s advanced digital photography class used this notion […]

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