Tag: Desktop News July 2015

Stories of Perseverance

From the July 2015 Desktop News | Nearly 50 elementary and junior high students from an inner-city after school program in Huntsville visited campus to participate in the “Victory Through Voices” oratorical contest. Julia Quan, a junior in New College, organized the event to encourage the students to go to college and pursue their dreams. Each contestant wrote a speech in response to the prompt: “As a young American, how can I contribute to the greatness of America?” They then […]

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Meeting Special Needs

From the July 2015 Desktop News | Brewer-Porch Children’s Center is meeting an ever-growing need—early intervention for children diagnosed with autism. “The increasing rate of kids being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders is alarming,” said Dr. Rick Gray, director of Brewer-Porch. “A few years ago, people didn’t know what the word ‘autism’ meant. Now, almost everyone with whom I come into contact knows what autism is.” Brewer Porch has provided state-of-the-art treatment for Alabama children and adolescents confronting a variety […]

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Where Are They Now?

From the July 2015 Desktop News | What can you do with a degree in religious studies? That’s what an informal lecture series in the Department of Religious Studies seeks to answer. The biannual discussion series, dubbed “There and Back Again: A Grad’s Tale,” was created in 2013 to help students answer, both to themselves and others, what they can do with a degree in religious studies. The series brings religious studies graduates back to UA to give current students […]

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Cause of Alabama Quakes Remains Unexplained

From the July 2015 Desktop News | Since November 2014, 15 earthquakes have occurred in Alabama’s Greene County, located just southwest of Tuscaloosa County. This outbreak of seismic activity has local geologists stumped, with no clear cause in sight. The Geological Survey of Alabama has released a news report with the latest information on the earthquakes, informing the public that these earthquakes have not been powerful, topping out at a magnitude of 3.8 on the Richter scale. “None of them […]

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Art Graduate Receives Windgate Fellowship

From the July 2015 Desktop News | Alexandra Hval, a 2015 graduate of the Department of Art and Art History, has received a $15,000 Windgate Fellowship, one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students, from the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. Only 10 are given each year to college seniors nationwide. Hval, who won for her work in the category of fiber/textiles, was required to make a budget and a timeline showing how she would use the money […]

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