Community-Based Research with Women in Prison

Desktop News | May 2024 In the world of academic research, certain works stand out not just for their content but for the revolutionary approach they take in addressing complex issues. University of Alabama professors Susan Dewey‘s and Brittany VandeBerg’s upcoming book co-authored with senior South Carolina Department of Corrections administrator Julie Tennant-Caine, Community-Based Research with Women in Prison, is one such exceptional work. It not only explores the intricacies of its subject matter but also redefines the methodology used […]

Enhancing Career Opportunities Through the Digital, Public and Professional Writing Minor

Desktop News | May 2024 Students are using the English Department’s new minor in Digital, Public, and Professional Writing as a complement to their academic coursework in a variety of degree programs across campus. We have students from pre-health and pre-law, as well as the humanities, taking courses such as Science Writing EN 381, Business Writing EN 382, Writing Across Media EN 313, Technical Writing EN 319, Legal Writing EN 383 and our new Grant Writing course EN 384. Courses […]

Dr. Changzhen Wang receives J. Warren Nystrom Award

Desktop News | May 2024 From the Department of Geography | Congratulations to Dr. Changzhen Wang for receiving the prestigious J. Warren Nystrom Award at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting on April 16-21, 2024 in Hawaii! Her winning paper entitled “Overlapping Cancer Service Areas: Delineation and Implications” received two rounds of competition for her original ideas and significant contributions to the advancement of geographic knowledge, and the quality and effectiveness of written style and oral presentation. The […]

Culverhouses, Abernathys name performance theatres in Smith Center

In addition to officially naming the facility the Smith Family Center for the Performing Arts in honor of the Mark Smith family of Huntsville, the UA System Board of Trustees Friday approved the naming of both the Eliza P. Culverhouse Dance Theatre and the Robert and Laura Abernathy Theatre in the Smith Center.

UA Professor and Students Raise Aphasia Awareness by Creating Aphasia-Friendly Menus 

Desktop News | August 2023 In June of 2023, Mary Ray-Allen, Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders, led an influential effort with 11 graduate students from her “Advanced Aphasia” course to commemorate Aphasia Awareness Month. Their primary goal was to bring attention to this language disorder within the community.   Ray-Allen emphasized the significance of the Aphasia Awareness Campaign, stating, “There are two million people in the United States that have aphasia. My goal is to empower students […]

VitAL, State Create On-Demand Digital Learning Program 

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama partnered with several state agencies to launch a digital platform and on-demand learning program designed to offer essential education and training to physicians and healthcare professionals.  VitAL On-Demand signifies a milestone in standardizing content delivery and promoting professional development for healthcare professionals across Alabama.  “Through our partnership with the state of Alabama and other key agencies in developing VitAL On-Demand, providers will be equipped with the knowledge they need to excel in their […]

Students, Faculty and Staff Create Lasting Impact Through Community Projects  

Desktop News | March 2023 Engage Alabama, a program for community projects, brought together students, faculty and staff at The University of Alabama to positively impact the environment, arts and rural health in Montevallo, Camden and Uniontown. The program aimed to foster meaningful relationships with the communities served and to create a lasting impact.   Prior to embarking on their all-day acts of service, a group of thirty-four students and three faculty advisors eagerly convened for an interest session. The group […]

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Sculpture Class Creates Functional, Collaborative Community Art

From the July 2022 Desktop News |Over the past semester, Craig Wedderspoon and his students in his Beginning Sculpture class installed uniquely designed benches at the Hill Hospital in York, Alabama.   Wedderspoon believes that the service-oriented, function-driven character of art is often amplified during the execution of collaborative, community projects.   Wedderspoon was introduced to the Hill Hospital through the work of Engage Alabama, who commissioned the bench project as a part of their 2022 initiative.   “I have always […]