Halyard Health CEO to Present Mills Lecture Sept. 24

From the September 2015 Desktop News | Robert Abernathy, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Halyard Health Inc., will present “Transforming a Company” for the Helen Crow Mills and John Carroll Mills Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Mortar Board Room, Room 300 of the Ferguson Student Center on […]

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Alumna Gives $250,000 to UA

From the August 2015 Desktop News | The late Brenda Voght Harrison, a 1963 alumna of the University and former member of the University Symphony Orchestra, has bequeathed a gift of $250,000 to The University of Alabama. It has been used to establish the Brenda Voght Harrison Endowed Music Scholarship for students in the School […]

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Former Students Co-author Large Study

From the June 2015 Desktop News | Four former students and their faculty mentor, Dr. Laura Reed, are among 1,014 co-authors of a paper published in the journal G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. The paper represents a huge coordinated effort called the Genome Education Partnership that involves feeding data from undergraduate research projects on bioinformatics into […]

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Cool Books for Hot Days

Our annual summer reading list includes 10 books by College faculty and the latest by distinguished scientist and UA alumnus Dr. Edward O. Wilson. Martin Luther King Jr., Heroism, and African American Literature, by Trudier Harris The heroes in African American life and literature don’t necessarily have to be moral or immoral, good or bad, so long […]

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14 Graduates Receive Fulbright Awards

From the May 2015 Desktop News | A record 14 University of Alabama graduates have won Fulbright awards for 2015-2016. All are alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences. Thirteen UA graduates won awards as teaching assistants to conduct research and teach abroad, and one UA graduate received a Fulbright research award. The highly […]

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Former Roommates Establish Scholarship

From the December 2014 edition of Desktop News | Four College of Arts and Sciences alumni have established a foundation to provide scholarships for graduate students committed to public service. The 308 Grace Street Foundation is named in honor of three founders’ college apartment. From 1993 to 1996, Jason Wible, Brian Carver and David Harris […]

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Scholarship Named for Larry Drummond

From the November 2014 edition of Desktop News | The Alabama Conservation and Natural Resources Foundation has donated $50,000 to the College of Arts and Sciences to establish a scholarship in memory of UA alumnus Larry Drummond. The scholarship was made possible from proceeds of the Alabama Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt fundraiser hosted by the […]

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Mills Lecture Is Nov. 13

From the November 2014 edition of Desktop News | University of Alabama alumnus and chief scientist of Raytheon Ktech, Dr. R. Michael Dowe Jr., will present the Helen Crow Mills and John Carroll Mills Lecture on Nov. 13. Dowe, who studied physics while at UA, will discuss “A Career in Physics and National Security,” and […]

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Broad Education for a Broad World

It’s hard to be an Alabama graduate living in Texas, though you wouldn’t know it by visiting Jim Noe’s office on the 23rd floor of a high-rise in downtown Houston. Noe, a sociology and criminal justice alumnus turned oil tycoon, knows all about navigating unfamiliar territory, and he approaches life in Texas much like he […]

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From Vancouver to Hawaii to Australia

From the August 2014 Desktop News | How does it feel to perform before thousands of people every night and wake up in a new country every morning? Jess Berzack has one word for it: incredible. Berzack, a 2014 musical theatre graduate, recently returned from a nine-month contract as a lead singer aboard Royal Caribbean’s […]

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