Tag: economics

Two UA Seniors Awarded Mitchell Scholarships

From the UA News Center | TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – University of Alabama seniors Anika Cho, of Beaverton, Oregon, and Owen Emerson, of Huntsville, are two of 12 college students from around the nation to receive the U.S.-Ireland Alliance’s George J. Mitchell Scholarship.   The Mitchell Scholarship, named to honor former U.S. Senator George Mitchell’s contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering […]

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Anna Kutbay ’22, Political Science & Economics

Anna Kutbay

Anna Kutbay is a political science and economics double major on the accelerated master’s track. A native of Morristown, TN, she currently serves as an ambassador for the College of Arts and Sciences and a research assistant for the UA Center for Economic Development. How did you choose your major? What sparked your interest in the field? Originally, when applying to schools, I was a neuroscience major on a pre-health track, which goes to show that a lot can change […]

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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 competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individual research projects and for English teaching assistantships. More than 11,000 applicants compete for approximately 1,500 awards […]

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College Establishes New Academic Minors

From the April 2015 Desktop News | Two interdisciplinary minors focused on burgeoning academic fields have been created and can be pursued by students beginning in fall 2015. The first, cybercrime, will combine classes on the technical aspects of thwarting cyber attacks and processing digital forensic evidence with classes on understanding criminal motivations. The second, Latin American, Caribbean and Latino studies, will allow students to explore the social, cultural, linguistic, political, economic and biological diversity of nations that make up […]

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A&S Receives Top Honors

From the April 2015 Desktop News | Students and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences won five of the eight Premier Awards given annually by the University. The awards are UA’s top individual honors for scholarship, leadership and service. Jason Arterburn, senior, interdisciplinary studies in New College and economics Jason Arterburn was awarded the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award recognizing excellence of character and service to humanity. Arterburn has received the prestigious Harry S. Truman and David L. Boren […]

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Historian Awarded Botstiber Fellowship

From the March 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Janek Wasserman, assistant professor in the Department of History, has received a fellowship from the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies that is allowing him to spend the current semester and summer of 2015 conducting research abroad for his next book, tentatively titled “From Coffeehouse to Tea Party: An Intellectual History of the Austrian School of Economics.” The book follows the story of one of the most important schools of 20th-century economic thought, […]

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