Desktop News June 2016

Ellen Spears Wins Buford Peace Award

From the June 2016 Desktop News | Dr. Ellen Griffith Spears, an associate professor in New College and the Department of American Studies, is the 2016 winner of the Buford Peace Award. Tony D. Walker, a UA School of Social Work alumnus, established the award in 2002 to honor Lahoma Adams Buford, and each year it […]

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UA Researchers Receive NSF Grant to Study Everglades’ Greenhouse Gases

From the June 2016 Desktop News | Drs. Gregory Starr and Christina Staudhammer, professors in the Department of Biological Sciences, along with collaborators from Florida International University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service recently received $834,000 from the National Science Foundation to continue their study of greenhouse gases in the Everglades. They will specifically look […]

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English Professor Wins 2016 Mark Twain Award for Midwestern Literature

From the June 2016 Desktop News | Michael Martone, a professor of English and creative writing, was selected as the winner of the 2016 Mark Twain Award for Distinguished Contributions to Midwestern Literature. Martone, author of more than 25 books and anthologies, joins such past Mark Twain Award recipients as Gwendolyn Brooks, Ted Kooser, and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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A Forever Student: Dorothy Franklin Receives Her Ph.D. at 78 Years Old

From the June 2016 Desktop News | At the ripe age of 78 years old, Dorothy Franklin received her Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies—her third UA degree in the last 17 years. In 1957, Franklin was only 19 years old and finishing up her freshman year at Huntington College in Montgomery when she got married. The […]

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