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Koushik Kassanagotu

Koushik Kassanagotu

As the conversation on healthcare continues to heat up on national and local scales, innovative minds like Koushik Kasanagottu are dedicated to entering the primary care field and changing the narrative of healthcare infrastructure and availability in the United States. Kasanagottu’s medical career is dedicated to focusing on rural areas with inadequate healthcare providers, and finding innovative solutions to instill preventative healthcare and eradicate common preventable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. “The number one cause of death in the […]

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A Love of Art and Science

University of Alabama alumnus Bill Jackson and his wife, Barbara, recently gave back to the Capstone by establishing the William P. Jackson Jr. and Barbara Seignious Jackson Endowed Scholarship in Arts and Sciences. This new scholarship is for students who are members of the Million Dollar Band and pursuing a major in physics. This specific niche of student pays homage to Mr. Jackson’s experience here at UA. “I’d like to encourage people in the sciences to play in the Million […]

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A Crimson Harp

Gloria Moody’s rich history at The University of Alabama is continuing into 2017 with her gracious contribution of a crimson harp to the School of Music. Beginning her musical career as a pianist, Moody’s fascination with the harp began during her time studying here at the Capstone, and has played a role in her life as a musician over the years leading to this contribution. “I’ve just had a real special interest in the harp” she says. “I studied harp, […]

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More than the Brownie

William Christenberry, 1936-2016

Famous for the photos he took on his small Brownie camera, William Christenberry captured a poignant vision of Alabama. In fact, in 2013, William R. Ferris, the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, referred to Christenberry as one of the three most important photographers of the South. His work recorded the decay of dilapidated tenant houses and the growth of invasive kudzu in Alabama’s Tuscaloosa and Hale counties, where he was born and raised. However, the UA […]

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A Prominent UA Alumni Couple Contributes the Largest Arts and Sciences Endowment in More Than Two Decades

From the May 2017 Desktop News | Two prominent University of Alabama alumni, Dr. E. Gaylon and Mrs. Susan N. McCollough, have gifted the College of Arts and Sciences with its largest academic endowment in more than two decades – for the purpose of creating two unprecedented initiatives: The Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars and the Susan N. McCollough Art Biennale. The Institute, which is slated to be considered by The University of Alabama Board of Trustees in June 2017 […]

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Alumna Works to Establish Music BA Amidst Conflict in Myanmar

Ten Yeen accompanies her colleague Aung at a concert they organized for Dr. Joanna Biermann.

From the April 2017 Desktop News | According to UA alumna Ten Yeen Chong, the Kachin State of Myanmar is in the middle of a humanitarian crisis and civil war. Just months ago, in Nawng Nang, a village 30 minutes from Kachin’s capital Myitkyina, she said fighter jets with bombing missions flew overhead and government soldiers began appearing around the local college campus. “People flee their homes with no food, no shelter, no warm clothing, no access to medical attention, and nowhere […]

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Alumnus Brings LGBTQ Exhibition to UA Gallery

From the March 2017 Desktop News | A historical exhibition of Charlotte, North Carolina’s queer history will be on display at The University of Alabama Gallery until Friday, April 14. The exhibition is located in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa and is free and open to the public. The exhibition, “Publicly Identified: Coming Out Activist in the Queen City,” was created by UA alumnus Josh Burford while at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, where he is the […]

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Alumna Exhibits Video at Seattle Gallery

Withstandley's video installation

From the March 2017 Desktop News | UA alumna Elizabeth Withstandley began working on a multi-channel video of portraits called “You Can Not Be Replaced” in 2012, and the final product of her two-year labor was recently chosen to participate in the outdoor Electronic 4Culture gallery in Seattle, Washington. Only 17 U.S. artists were chosen to display their art this year in the street-facing venue at Seattle’s Pioneer Square, and her work will be displayed from May 2017 until March 2018. Withstandley […]

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Healthcare Professionals Join for UA’s 15th Annual McCollough Forum

From the February 2017 Desktop News | Specialists in law and medicine will speak on healthcare reform and other hot topics in medicine at the 15th annual Susan and Gaylon McCollough Medical Scholars Forum Feb. 10–11 in the Shelby Hall rotunda on The University of Alabama Campus. The two-day forum, designed to prepare students pursuing medical and health science professions, is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and begins Friday afternoon with one of three keynote lectures. Dr. Darrel C. Weaver, […]

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