Desktop News June 2019

Breaking the Ice: Taking a Non-traditional Approach to Academia

From the June 2019 Desktop News | When Victoria Fitzgerald arrived at UA to begin her PhD in January, she thought she would spend most of her time studying the Jurassic Period eolian rock formations of Alabama, extending her master’s program research. She thought most of her time would be spent in the Center for […]

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Arts and Sciences Receives State Department Award to Develop New Study Abroad Advising Program

The program will allow a select group of UA advisers the opportunity to learn first-hand what it’s like to study abroad and will better prepare them to answer questions and concerns about studying abroad. […]

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Bridges to Better Health: UA Pre-med Students Work as Spanish Translators at Clinics for the Medically Underserved

Dr. Shirin K. Posner, UA Spanish instructor and director of Spanish Outreach, created a course that gives students who plan to enter the medical field a way to combine their Spanish and health care knowledge. […]

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Just Trying to Have School: New Book From UA Professor Explores Desegregation in Mississippi

  From the June 2019 Desktop News | New College professor Natalie Adams and James Adams of Mississippi State University are awaiting the publication of their new book, Just Trying to Have School: The Struggle for Desegregation in Mississippi. Grounded in extensive research and hundreds of interviews with students, parents, and educators at every level, […]

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A Journey Through Time: Tuscaloosa Students Showcase 200 Years of History

From the June 2019 Desktop News | Students from around the county recently transformed Bryant Conference Center into a time-traveling trip through Tuscaloosa, showing off their skills in a project that encapsulates the city’s 200-year history. The event, called Tuscaloosa Through Time, brought together students of all ages and schools to create displays, videos, skits, […]

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