Category: This Month in the College: February 2016

A Guide to Studying Abroad

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Whether or not you want to study abroad someday might be a simple yes or no question, but deciding where to go and how to make it happen can be a little overwhelming. Maybe you dream of traveling around the world to study a foreign language, but aren’t sure where to begin. Maybe you’re having trouble making a decision after visiting a study abroad fair on campus and discovering so many programs that interest you. Sound familiar? You aren’t alone, […]

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Evolution of Language: Next Topic in ALLELE

Dr. Morten Christiansen, a professor of psychology at Cornell University, will present a lecture on the evolution of language Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Ballroom on The University of Alabama campus. The lecture is part of the Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution, or ALLELE, series at UA. The lecture, “Darwin’s Insight: The Cultural Evolution of Language,” is free and open to the public. After explaining Darwin’s original theory of the origin of languages, Christiansen will discuss […]

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Evolutionary Studies Club to Host Conference Feb. 12-14

Darwin Day, an annual event hosted by The University of Alabama’s Evolutionary Studies Club, has evolved into the Southeastern Evolutionary Perspectives Society, or SEEPS, conference, which will be held Feb. 12–14 in room 227 of Lloyd Hall on the UA campus. The conference will have interdisciplinary speakers, a banquet, and a keynote lecture given by evolutionary anthropologist Dr. Dean Falk, the Hale G. Smith Professor of Anthropology at Florida State University. Admission is $20 for undergraduates and $50 for graduate […]

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Debunking Major Misconceptions

English, biology majors explore not-so-obvious opportunities for graduates in their fields What can you do with an English degree? English professor Cassander Smith says she’s heard that question a lot. To help English majors figure out the answers, Smith and colleague Lauren Cardon have created a series of professional development workshops, kicking off this February. “There’s this common misconception that a degree in English is just preparing you for education, but the truth is that it’s a versatile degree and […]

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