Tag: desktop news april 2023

The Intersection of Recreation and Education 

Desktop News | April 2023 In the heart of Northport, Alabama, a unique community effort has given rise to the Van de Graaff Park Eco Trail, a stunning example of how local organizations can come together to promote conservation and environmental education. Multiple groups, including The University of Alabama’s Conservation Biology Society, Rotary Club of Tuscaloosa Morning and PARA, joined forces to create this trail that now stands as a testament to the power of collaboration and inclusivity.  The UA […]

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Promoting Brain Health Amongst Student-Athletes 

Desktop News | April 2023 On March 31st, 2023, The University of Alabama hosted Brain Day, an event aimed at promoting brain health and preventing brain injuries amongst student-athletes. Organized by faculty members from the colleges of Human Environmental Sciences and Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Alabama Life Research Institute and the UA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, the event was successful.  UA News Center’s press release stated that the event was comprised of a comprehensive tour of campus […]

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The Impact of Alumni Support on the Washington D.C. Program 

Desktop News | April 2023 The Washington D.C. Professional Preparation Program provides an opportunity for students to explore careers and professional situations while gaining necessary skills and knowledge for success. The program gives students the opportunity to experience cultural activities and life in Washington D.C. during their Spring Break, while also facilitating introductions to various government agencies and organizations. However, what sets this program apart is its recognition of the vital role that alumni support plays in students’ professional journeys. […]

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A Journey to Graduation 

Desktop News | April 2023 December 2023 Devin Cain will walk across the stage in Coleman Coliseum and move his tassel from one side of his mortar board to the other as a graduate of The University of Alabama. Yet that swift, blink of an eye motion, symbolizes the close of a nine-year chapter in Cain’s life marked by difficult obstacles and perseverance.  Cain’s story begins in his small hometown of Athens, Alabama, where he developed a love for The […]

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UA Professor Awarded $4 Million PCORI Grant  

Desktop News | April 2023 Dr. Susan White, a professor and Doddridge Saxon Chair in Clinical Psychology at The University of Alabama, is a Principal Investigator on a research project who has been awarded a $4 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).   The grant will fund a study aimed at testing the effectiveness of a psychosocial treatment designed to target emotion dysregulation in autistic adolescents and adults. The study will compare this treatment against a well-established transdiagnostic […]

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