Desktop News, Arty Party Win Awards

From the May 2015 Desktop News | Desktop News, your monthly digest of news from the College of Arts and Sciences, won an Award of Excellence at the Public Relations Council of Alabama’s annual convention in April. The Arty Party, the College’s annual fine arts and performing arts fundraiser, was also recognized with an Award […]

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Why History Matters

From the May 2015 Desktop News | What would Dr. John Beeler say to a group of students if it were his last time addressing them? That history matters. “It isn’t rote memorization of dry-as-dust facts and dates,” said Beeler, a professor in the Department of History. “History is about ideas. It’s about how we […]

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Student Named Goldwater Scholar

From the May 2015 Desktop News | Courtney Rentas, a biology and psychology major from Naperville, Illinois, has been named a Goldwater Scholar for 2015-2016. She was among 260 Goldwater Scholars selected from 1,206 nominees nationwide. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program recognizes top-performing mathematics, science and engineering students nationwide through one- and […]

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Trudier Harris Named Distinguished Professor

From the May 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Trudier Harris, professor in the Department of English, has been named a University Distinguished Research Professor by The University of Alabama Board of Trustees. This designation recognizes UA faculty who have achieved international accomplishments in their field and have been given extensive peer recognition for their scholarly […]

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14 Graduates Receive Fulbright Awards

From the May 2015 Desktop News | A record 14 University of Alabama graduates have won Fulbright awards for 2015-2016. All are alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences. Thirteen UA graduates won awards as teaching assistants to conduct research and teach abroad, and one UA graduate received a Fulbright research award. The highly […]

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