Tag: Department of Political Science


A&S in the News – September 2-September 8

Night Sky Viewing At UA Tuscaloosa News – Sept. 7 Members of the public enjoy a free view of the Moon and Saturn through the telescope in Gallalee Hall on the campus of the University of Alabama Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Where Did Trump Come From? Reason – Sept. 8 As George Hawley, a political scientist at the University of Alabama, points out in considerable detail, the post-World War II conservative movement has never been a monolithic bloc. Many of […]

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A&S in the News – August 19-25

UA professor receives grant to develop flood prediction system CBS 42 (Birmingham) – Aug. 25 One University of Alabama geography professor is keeping a close eye on the historic flooding in Baton Rouge. Dr. Sagy Cohen specializes in Global Hydrology. His research unit has recently received a grant to develop a flood inundation map using remote satellite images. This grant will allow him to develop a new flood prediction system that can alert people sooner and give them crucial time […]

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A&S in the News – August 12-18

Dancer Madison Fendley finding new ways to express her art Dothan Eagle – Aug. 13 It’s not every day you meet a college student pursuing a double major in dance and political science. But Madison Fendley has a plan ‒ dance, choreograph and then maybe law school. A 2014 graduate of Houston Academy, 20-year-old Fendley is a rising junior at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Like other young dancers, she toyed with the idea of forgoing college to chase […]

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A&S in the News – August 5-11

What if we never named the shooters? NBC 9 (Denver, Colo.) – Aug. 6 It’s a question that psychologists and journalists increasingly wrestle with: Are the people who engage in public violence trying to become famous, and would it help if the media stopped naming and showing them? … There are many theories about the factors that contribute to public violence. Criminologist Adam Lankford from the University of Alabama is concerned about the power of celebrity in present day U.S. […]

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A&S in the News – July 29-August 4

Everglades Restoration Effects, Greenhouse Gases Under Study Fondriest.com – Aug. 1 The Everglades is a special ecosystem, comprising the largest subtropical wetland system in North America. But beyond its size, it is also home to an astounding array of plant and animal life, including the American alligator, American crocodile and 73 threatened or endangered species, according to the Everglades Foundation. What does the future hold for the crucial region as an ambitious Everglades restoration plan gets underway? It’s hard to […]

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A&S in the News – July 22-July 28

UA intern focuses on food, community health (Jasper) Daily Mountain Eagle – July 24 The following is the final article in a five-part series the Daily Mountain Eagle will publish this week on interns from New College at the University of Alabama spending the summer working on projects in Walker County. Ally Siegler, a native of O’Fallon, Illinois, is learning all about Southern culture while earning her degree in food and community health at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. […]

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A&S In the News – July 15-July 21

Five options for Sen. Jeff Sessions after Trump’s VP pick Anniston Star – July 15 This week, Alabama almost actually mattered in a presidential general election. Until Republican nominee Donald Trump picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions seemed a likely pick as Trump’s potential vice president. Trump may want Sessions to stay right where he is, said University of Alabama political science professor George Hawley. “My guess is that Trump would rather have […]

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A&S In the News – July 8-July 14

To Live and Die on Facebook The Atlantic – July 11 The present remains quite grim. “It’s an extremely tragic moment in American life,” according to Utz McKnight, a professor of political science at the University of Alabama. For the Philando Castiles of the world, if there’s any solace to be found in these moments of live-streamed shootings and video bleed-outs, McKnight says it is merely, “At least you’re not dying alone.” University of Alabama associate professor’s book earns award […]

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Students Receive Truman, Hollings, and Fulbright Awards

From the June 2016 Desktop News | Each year students from the College of Arts and Sciences prove themselves nationally, and with two Truman scholars, two Hollings Scholarships, and four Fulbright Awards, this year is no exception. Fulbright Awards The highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually-designed research projects or for English-teaching assistantships. More than 11,000 applicants compete for approximately 1,500 awards each year. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is the largest U.S. […]

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Scholarships Matter: Staying at UA

From the June 2016 Desktop News | Scholarships Matter is a series of stories highlighting students in the College of Arts and Sciences who have received and been impacted by scholarships. The student featured in this story is the recipient of two College-wide scholarships, the Leopold and Stella H. Loeb Scholarship and the Walton Harris Hill Scholarship. Scholarships like these are made possible by generous support from our alumni and friends. Junior Kelsei Coleman wouldn’t have made it past her […]

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