Desktop News April 2016

Dancers Awarded Summer Scholarships to Top Jazz Institution

From the April 2016 Desktop News | Three UA dance majors will spend an entire month this summer dancing in Chicago at Gus Giordano Dance—one of the best dance institutions for jazz training. “Gus Giordano is one of the oldest and largest institutions for training dancers in the professional world,” said Cornelius Carter, the director […]

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Scholarships Matter: Halle Lindsay Finds Herself by Helping Others

From the April 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 one university-wide scholarship and one College-wide scholarship—the Hill Ferguson and Joseph W. Sewell Endowed […]

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Professor to Aid National Park Service in Mapping of Florida Bay

From the April 2016 Desktop News |A UA professor and graduate student are developing a map of Florida Bay in Everglades National Park in order to help the U.S. National Park Service conserve the fragile environments and animal population within it. Dr. Michael Steinberg, an associate professor in New College and the Department of Geography, […]

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Law School Launchpad: Pre-Law Program Sending Graduates Nationwide

From the April 2016 Desktop News | Of the 160 University of Alabama graduating seniors who applied to law school last year, 152 of them, or 95 percent, were accepted. That makes an eight-percent growth in the last five years. Roughly half of the students were accepted to top-25 schools including Harvard, Stanford, and the […]

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Professor Brings Bluegrass, Folk to Pakistan as State Department Cultural Ambassador

From the April 2016 Desktop News | When Dr. Nikos Pappas and his four-man band went to Pakistan this summer to play the traditional music of the Deep South, they knew they’d be the only Americans in most of the places that they’d visit—but that didn’t keep them from going. “Just because something looks dangerous […]

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NSF Dissertation Grant Being Used to Conduct Research at Moundville

From the April 2016 Desktop News | Despite the extensive excavations that have been done at the Moundville Archaeological Park since 1939, Moundville’s decline—and its social organization—are largely shrouded in mystery. But with the help of a $9,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, University of Alabama doctoral student Erik Porth and his dissertation adviser, […]

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