Eliza P. Culverhouse Support Dance Graduate Students With $250,000 Gift

From the September 2021 Desktop News | Eliza Culverhouse has continued her support of UA’s students and the advancement of the arts with a $250,000 contribution to the College’s Department of Theatre and Dance. This gift, which created the Eliza P. Culverhouse Graduate Support Fund in Dance, will support graduate students in the dance Master […]

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New College Internship Allows Students to Get Involved in Walker County

From the August 2021 Desktop News | For 11 years, a select group of students at The University of Alabama have spent their summers immersing themselves in the underserved communities of rural Walker County. As part of New College’s Walker County Civic Engagement Internship Program, these students live and work in and around Jasper, Alabama, […]

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Spanish Outreach Program Allows UA Students to Give Back

From the August 2021 Desktop News | Students in The University of Alabama’s Spanish program are taking their language skills outside of the college classroom and into local schools. Each semester, around 15 students with Spanish majors or minors participate in the Spanish Outreach program, a course where they spend at least six hours per […]

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New College Professor Awarded Two Fulbright Positions

From the August 2021 Desktop News | Dr. Andrew Raffo Dewar, a professor of interdisciplinary arts in New College and the School of Music, was recently awarded two different Fulbright positions in one year: one as a Fulbright specialist in Bogotá, Colombia, and the other as a Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Toronto, Canada. Dewar, […]

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Creating a Shooting Star: UA Professors Receive Grant for New Musical

From the July 2021 Desktop News | Most know Billy Griffin for his time as the lead singer of the legendary Motown group The Miracles, following the footsteps of Smokey Robinson in 1972. Griffin made unmistakable hits like “Love Machine” with the group before embarking on his solo career. But Griffin wanted the story of […]

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A&S Faculty Working with National Project to Increase Equitable Vaccine Access

From the June 2021 Desktop News | Dr. Stephanie McClure has a longstanding interest in public health and increasing equitable access to healthcare for underserved groups. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, she was concerned about how the pandemic would affect these communities, but was unsure how her interest in contributing to theory concerning health disparities […]

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UA Freshman Places in Top Percentage of Prestigious Math Competition

From the May 2021 Desktop News | UA freshman Jacob Glidewell has been competing in mathematics competitions since eighth grade, constantly trying to push himself to do better and grow in his skill. This year, he has once again succeeded in his challenge by placing in the top 100 competitors of the Putnam Competition. The […]

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Community Theatre Group Brings Shakespeare to Manderson Landing

From the April 2021 Desktop News | On a typical summer weekend, dozens of Tuscaloosa residents and their families flock to the Park at Manderson Landing, where they watch Shakespeare’s tragedies and comedies come to life during Shakespeare in the Park. Here, they see daring sword fights and passionate monologues performed by the Rude Mechanicals, […]

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A&S Ambassadors Give Back to Tuscaloosa

From the March 2021 Desktop News | The College of Arts and Sciences Ambassadors have always had a strong community, regularly doing service projects together on top of their duties of meeting with prospective students, donors, and more. When the pandemic hit, the inability to gather in a large group brought some of their normal […]

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History Graduate Student Participates in White House Historical Association Internship

From the March 2021 Desktop News | Thanks to a partnership between the White House Historical Association and UA’s Department of History, graduate student Jessica Brodt spent her summer as a virtual WHHA intern, where she contributed to the Association’s mission of preserving and sharing the history of the White House. The WHHA was established […]

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