A&S Junior Creates Group to Combat Vaccine Misinformation

From the January 2022 Desktop News | In December 2020, junior biological sciences major and McCollough Pre-Medical Scholar Kyle Boden heard that a new vaccine was becoming available to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. He, like many others around the country, was excited by the prospect. But this was quickly dampened by the spread of […]

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Being the Change

From the 2021 Collegian | When Brittany Hamner graduated from UA in May 2021, she walked across the stage prepared to take on the world. The 2020 Campbell-Portera Scholarship winner had spent the past four years learning all that she could, getting involved in multiple organizations on campus, and making memories that will last a lifetime.   Hamner, […]

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A&S in the News: September 26 – October 2, 2021

Read local, national, and world news that feature faculty, students, and alumni from the College of Arts & Sciences. Most recently, the College is trending in the news for a freshwater mussel exhibit, the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, and more. […]

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UA Researcher Publishes Article in “Nature Scientific Reports”

From the February 2021 Desktop News | In the Amazon rainforest, the Brazil nut tree is an invaluable resource. Towering over their harvesters’ homes at over 160 feet tall, the tree produces fruit that contains the famous Brazil nut, which economically sustains the thousands of people who live there. But the Brazil nut tree’s yield […]

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Hats Off to the Graduates

From the 2020 Collegian | We are so proud of all of our incredible 2020 Arts and Sciences graduates. To celebrate their resilience, ingenuity, and dedication to their education, we want to highlight a few of our newest alumni. Join us in congratulating the Class of 2020! Lota Erinne | English and Finance My Post-Graduate […]

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Thomas Griffin ’22, Biological Sciences

Thomas Griffin, a native of North Carolina, is a biological sciences major and ambassador for the College of Arts and Sciences. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in pharmaceutical and medical device sales. How did you choose your major? What sparked your interest in the field? I started off as a chemistry major […]

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Aly Gutierrez ’21, Microbiology

Aly Gutierrez, a senior from Charlotte, NC, is a microbiology major with minors in chemistry and food and nutrition. After graduation, she plans to attend medical school and become a physician-scientist specializing in the gut microbiome. How did you choose your major? What sparked your interest in the field? Biology was always one of my […]

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Biodiversity Fellowship

Since 2012, the Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Fellows Program has allowed students to immerse themselves in a wide range of biodiversity research within the state of Alabama. Emma Arneson, a PhD student in biological sciences and Wilson Biodiversity Fellow, studies invasive crayfish and their impact on native crayfish in Alabama. The state has the largest […]

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Biology Outreach Program Recognized in Excellence in Community Engagement Awards

The program began in 2008 as a partnership with Tuscaloosa’s One Place to allow K-12 students to increase their understanding of scientific concepts. […]

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Digital Honors: Malik Seals

Malik Seals is one of this year’s winners of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, a Premier Award that recognizes excellence of character and service to humanity. The award honors one man and one woman of the graduating class and one non-student who has been helpful to and associated with the University. A senior from Columbus, […]

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