Category: This Month in the College: Summer 2016

Summer Reading List 2016

six spines of arts and sciences faculty

While you prepare for the fall semester, pick up these books written by A&S faculty on various topics: Enter Your Initials for Record Keeping, by Brian Oliu This nostalgic essay collection introduces a particular vision of basketball, courtesy of the classic arcade game NBA Jam. By using the personal experiences the authors had with both the video game and the sport, Enter Your Initials illuminates how the intensity of pushing big plastic buttons or shooting a ball can come to […]

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May 30–Aug. 15: Incoming Students Arriving for Orientation

Starting the last week of May and continuing until mid-August, incoming freshman and transfer students will flood the campus for the annual Bama Bound Orientation. Got questions about orientation? The University’s orientation website,, has answers. For questions specific to A&S advising, visit or call A&S Student Services at (205) 348-5970. Roll Tide and have a great summer!

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Summer Dates and Deadlines

May May 6: Graduate reception, 3-5:00 p.m. in Smith Hall. We invite A&S graduates and their families to join us for a celebration reception in the Museum of Natural History in Smith Hall. Refreshments will be provided. May 7: Commencement May 9: Interim classes begin May 9: Last day to add a course or drop a course without a grade of “W” May 18–26: Druid City Opera Workshop, UA School of Music May 21: Last day to drop a course with a […]

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Rising Tide Scholarship Campaign Kicks off with Sweet 16

Rising Tide campaign button representing the Sweet 16 button that students services is selling to raise money for scholarships.

A student-led scholarship campaign aimed at endowing an Arts & Sciences scholarship for students in need will kick off its fall “Sweet 16” efforts on September 6. Led by UA’s College of Arts and Sciences Student Services and Ambassadors, this multi-year campaign asks A&S students to donate $1 to the Rising Tide Scholarship to help their fellow classmates.   The Rising Tide Scholarship is a scholarship for students by students, and is designed to provide a helping hand to students […]

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