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UA Horn Player Receives International Recognition

From the September 2019 Desktop News | First-year graduate student Matthew Meadows has continued the legacy of Alabama’s French horn studio by placing second in the university level of the nation’s largest and most prestigious horn competition. Meadows, who is studying French horn performance, competed against dozens of other horn players from North America, Asia, […]

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Black Warrior Review Awarded National Literary Magazine Prize

From the August 2019 Desktop News | The Black Warrior Review, a literary magazine run entirely by UA graduate students, was recently awarded a Whiting Literary Magazine Prize, the largest national prize for nonprofit literary magazines. “It’s very impressive and welcome news that the Whiting Foundation took notice of this student publication here at UA […]

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UA Professors Selected For Prestigious NHC Summer Residency

 Two UA professors, Dr. Mairin Odle and Dr. Rekha Nath, were recently awarded summer residencies with the National Humanities Center. Nath and Odle will join 40 other professors from across the country in a state-of-the-art research facility for one month during the summer. […]

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Dixon Selected for UA’s Blackmon-Moody Award

From the January 2019 Desktop News | Dr. David Dixon, the Robert Ramsay Professor of Chemistry at The University of Alabama, is the recipient of the 2018 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award. He received the award at a recent ceremony at the President’s Mansion. Based on a specific accomplishment that is innovative, creative, useful or captures the imagination, […]

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Applied Mathematicians Win NSF Grants and Host International Conference

Drs. Shibin Dai and Shan Zhao recently received two grants, worth more than $300,000, from the National Science Foundation to fund their research in applied mathematics. The two are serving on the organizing committee for the 2019 international National Science Foundation conference on mathematical molecular bioscience and biophysics. […]

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Music Education Professor Honored with Distinguished Service Award

From the October 2018 Desktop News | Dr. Carl Hancock, a music education professor at the University, was awarded the Barbra Odom Distinguished Service Award by the Alabama Music Educators Association, a statewide organization focused on expanding music education in every age group. The award, considered the most prestigious given by the association, is presented to a […]

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Anthropology Professor Receives Award for Paper on “Pompeii of the New World”

From the September 2018 Desktop News | Dr. Katherine Chiou of UA’s anthropology department was recently awarded the Antiquity Prize by the Antiquity Trust for the best article published in the calendar year for her co-authored paper “Identifying ‘plantscapes’ at the Classic Maya village of Joya de Cerén, El Salvador.” The award is presented to the […]

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UA Doctoral Student Headlined 50th International Horn Symposium

From the August 2018 Desktop News | Joshua Williams, first-place winner of last year’s professional division of the International Horn Competition of America, was a featured artist at the 50th International Horn Society Summer Symposium in Muncie, Indiana, earlier this summer. Williams, a 26-year-old Tuscaloosa native who’s entering the last year of his doctorate of musical arts […]

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Students Receive a Myriad of National Awards

From the June 2018 Desktop News | The College of Arts and Sciences is consistently at the top for students achieving national scholarships and awards. This year, 14 students from the college received tens of thousands of dollars to support their research, international travel, and internships. Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Environmental science major Raien Emery of Sheridan, […]

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New College Students Win Grand Prize in 2018 Aldag Business Plan Competition

From the May 2018 Desktop News | High Five Studios, a video game design company based in Tuscaloosa and run by UA students, took home the grand prize at the Culverhouse College of Business’s Edward K. Aldag Jr. Business Plan competition. The indie gaming studio won over $50,000 at this year’s Aldag competition, where they pitched […]

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