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Cognitive Neuroscientist to Lead the Alabama Life Research Institute

Dr. Sharlene Newman

From the Winter 2019 Collegian | After a national search, a noteworthy researcher in cognitive neuroscience will lead the Alabama Life Research Institute as executive director. Dr. Sharlene D. Newman will provide a coherent vision for collaborative life research that embraces the full range of disciplines represented on campus while strengthening UA’s research portfolio and profile. “Life research is a signature research theme at UA and needs teams from across campus to address major opportunities and challenges,” said Dr. Kevin […]

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Two UA Professors Get Boost with NSF CAREER Awards

From the Winter 2019 Collegian | The nation’s most prestigious recognition of top-performing young scientists was recently awarded to a biologist and a physicist at UA. The National Science Foundation granted a CAREER Award to Dr. Paulo T. Araujo, UA assistant professor of physics and astronomy, and Dr. Kevin M. Kocot, UA assistant professor of biological sciences and curator of invertebrate zoology in the Alabama Museum of Natural History. With the funding from the awards, Araujo will seek to understand […]

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Celebrating Community

From the Winter 2019 Collegian | Both the city of Tuscaloosa and the state of Alabama celebrated 200 years of history and culture this year. The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to have been a part of several events and projects that honored the past and looked towards the future. Tuscaloosa Students Showcase 200 Years of History Students from around Tuscaloosa county recently transformed Bryant Conference Center into a time-traveling trip through Tuscaloosa, showing off their skills in […]

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Supporting Our Students

From the Winter 2019 Collegian | After moving their daughters into their dorms for their freshman year, Stephen and Anne Avera were inspired by the student atmosphere to create a scholarship opportunity. Both UA alumni, the Averas founded the Howard Jones Endowed Scholarship in History in 2015. The generous endowment seeks to provide a scholarship opportunity for undergraduate history students, while also honoring the legacy of Avera’s former history professor, Dr. Edward Jones. “I thought so much of Dr. Jones, […]

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Making History

From the Winter 2019 Collegian | “Historians come cheap,” said Dr. Lisa Dorr, the winner of the 2007–2010 Faculty Fellowship for social sciences. “Really all we need is a little bit of money and a lot of time to be successful.” In fact, using the $9,000 she received from the Leadership Board, Dorr was able travel to three National Archive facilities to do the entirety of her research for her recent book A Thousand Thirsty Beaches: Bootlegging, Smuggling, and the […]

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Fueling Creativity

Andy Zavadsky dancing.

From the Winter 2019 Collegian | Dance major Andy Zavadsky says that he can’t imagine dancing anywhere other than UA. For three years, he learned from some of the best instructors in the world while the recipient of the Tutwiler Scholar scholarship, which allowed him to come to Tuscaloosa from his home in Wisconsin. But when that scholarship ran out, Zavadsky faced a tough decision: find another scholarship, or make the trek home and lose the opportunity of a lifetime. […]

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Restoring a Legend

Dr. Jennifer Feltman

From the Winter 2019 Collegian | Since its Gothic construction in 1163, Notre Dame Cathedral has been a religious and cultural monument worldwide. Its magnificent towers and buttresses have stood through regime changes and revolutions, through wars and celebrations and times of mourning. The echo of its bells, perhaps Paris’s most famous sound, have become iconic in books and films. To admirers and critics alike, the cathedral has become a symbol of culture, religion, art, and French pride throughout the […]

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Listen Up: UA Faculty, Staff and Alumni Take On the Podcast Craze

Two people sharing headphones and laughing

From the Winter 2019 Collegian | In today’s digital landscape, long distance creative collaborations and friendships are only a phone call or Facetime away. Dr. William Justin Morgan, Robin Turner, and William “Boden” Robertson take advantage of the technology at their fingertips as much as they possibly can. Although they’re in different states, this trio carries on a conversation about linguistics and graduate school for over an hour. But when the conversation’s over, they don’t just hang up the phone. […]

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Taking Up Space

Josh Burford in orange, pink, and purple lighting.

From the Winter 2019 Collegian | Over the past year, Joshua Burford’s life has been a whirlwind. After being featured in newspapers and radio shows around the country, including The New York Times, he was selected as one of NBC’s “Pride50,” a group of 50 veteran and up-and-coming activists in the LGBTQ community in the United States. But for Burford, all of this pales in comparison to expanding his life’s work: saving and creating a space for Southern queer history. […]

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