Category: News

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


English Undergraduate Student Has Essay Published in Top Critical Journal

An undergraduate student in the College’s Department of English recently had work published in The Explicator, a peer-reviewed journal that publishes text-based critical essays. Vivian Lee Givhan’s article “Que tous ses dents etaient des ideés”: Egaeus’s Determination to Reassert Male Power in Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘Berenice’” appears in a recent issue of the critical journal. Now a senior, Givhan was a student in Dr. Jolene Hubbs’s Fictions of American Identity course in Fall 2010 when she was first given the […]

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ALLELE Series: Exploring Evolution

Seminars Educate Students and the Public about Evolution and Human History Now in its eighth year, the ALLELE (Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution) seminar series is a specialized group of talks on all things evolution — including human evolution, human development, philosophy, natural science, and many other subjects. The series brings to campus influential scientists, scholars, and authors from universities, museums, and research labs throughout North America. Rather than focusing narrowly on the theory of evolution itself, ALLELE speakers approach […]

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Yea, Alabama!

Celebrating 100 years with the Million Dollar Band The Million Dollar Band, one of The University of Alabama’s most beloved organizations, marked its 100th anniversary in fall 2012. Watch this slideshow for a pictorial history of the band.   More About the Band’s History Formed during the 1912-13 school year, the band has its roots in UA’s military background and was formed as a way of training students to march as a unit. The name “Million Dollar Band” was first used […]

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HudsonAlpha Director, College Alumnus, to Discuss Pathobiology in Next ALLELE Lecture

Dr. Richard Myers, president and director of the HudsonAlpha Institute for biotechnology and a College alumnus, will present the next ALLELE Lecture, “Large-scale Genomic Analyses to Study Biology and Pathobiology” on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Biology Building Auditorium. The Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution Series is an interdisciplinary lecture series organized by the Evolution Working Group at The University of Alabama, and all lectures are free and open to the public. Myers, who also serves as […]

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Art Professor’s Works Featured in New York Gallery

The work of Pete Schulte, an assistant professor of drawing in the College’s Department of Art and Art History, is being showcased in the exhibit “Pardon Up Here,” at the Luise Ross Gallery in New York City through January 12, 2013. Schulte is known for his nuanced pencil and pigment drawings on paper. This is Schulte’s first solo exhibition at Luise Ross Gallery, where he was part of a group exhibition in July 2011. His recent solo exhibitions include The […]

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Spanish Professor Receives Award from State Foreign Language Teachers Association

Dr. William Worden, a professor of Spanish and director of the Spanish program in the College’s Department of Modern Languages and Classics, has been named the winner of the 2013 Post-Secondary Award by the Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers. The award recognizes a top instructor of foreign language in the state. Worden will be honored this spring at the organizations’ annual conference. Worden earned his Ph. D. from Brown University and has been a faculty member in the Department […]

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Multiple Grant Opportunities Aimed at Expanding Physics Education for Future High School Teachers

A new partnership between the College’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and faculty in UA’s College of Education is aimed at improving the training of high school physics teachers in Alabama. The partnership is the result of two funding opportunities: a five-year $8 million Alliance for Physics Excellence Program (APEX) grant from the National Science Foundation and a three-year $300,000 grant from the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC). According to Dr. J.W. Harrell, a professor in the Department of Physics […]

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Geography Professor Recognized for Dedication to Anti-Racism Scholarship

The Association of American Geographers (AAG) recently named Dr. Bobby Wilson, a professor in the College’s Department of Geography, the winner of the 2012 AAG Presidential Achievement Award for his career-long dedication to anti-racist scholarship in geography. AAG is the predominant national scholarly organization in geography. In announcing the award, the AAG stated, “For four decades, Bobby Wilson has been devoted to empirically rich, politically engaged, and theoretically sophisticated scholarship ranging from issues of housing, urban revitalization, economic development, and […]

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ALLELE Lecturer to Discuss Ancient Man’s Relationship with Evolution

Dr. John Hawks, a paleoanthropologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will visit The University of Alabama campus to give a lecture titled, “Neandertime: How Ancient Genomes are Transforming Our Past and Present” on Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 127 of the Biology Building. The lecture is free and open to the public. The lecture is part of the Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution (ALLELE) lecture series. Hawks studies ancient humans as found in fossil evidence around the world. […]

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