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Summer Reading List 2018

What are you reading this summer? Here are seven books by A&S faculty, plus the latest by distinguished scientist and UA alumnus Dr. Edward O. Wilson: Grease: Gender, Nostalgia and Youth Consumption in the Blockbuster Era By Barbara Brickman (New College, bjbrickman@nc.ua.edu) Grease: Gender, Nostalgia and Youth Consumption in the Blockbuster Era examines one of the […]

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New College Students Win Grand Prize in 2018 Aldag Business Plan Competition

From the May 2018 Desktop News | High Five Studios, a video game design company based in Tuscaloosa and run by UA students, took home the grand prize at the Culverhouse College of Business’s Edward K. Aldag Jr. Business Plan competition. The indie gaming studio won over $50,000 at this year’s Aldag competition, where they pitched […]

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A&S in the News: April 22-28, 2018

Read local and national news that features faculty, students, and alumni from the College of Arts & Sciences. Most recently, the College is trending in the news for the Levitetz Leadership Program, the UA Young Writers Camp, and more. […]

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True Grit

The circumstances of Caroline James’s childhood made a college education look like a fantasy. Until she was placed in foster care as a 10‑year‑old, her home was filled with drug addiction, schizophrenia, and physical and emotional abuse. She recalls being burnt with irons, punched in the face by her father, and told almost daily that […]

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New College Hosts Inaugural Girls Media Camp

From the October 2017 Desktop News | New College hosted the first Druid City Girls Media Camp on the UA campus this summer. Created and founded by 14 UA students and one professor, the weeklong camp served to educate and provide hands-on experience in filmmaking for young girls in the Tuscaloosa area. The inspiration for a […]

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A&S in the News: August 20-26, 2017

The Alternative Right ‘Very fine people’ or white racists?: ‘Alt-right’ makes moves into the mainstream: Al.com – Aug. 20 Fascination about the “alt-right” has swelled in recent days, following violence in Charlottesville, Va., and President Donald Trump’s suggestions there were some “very fine people” at the demonstration who’ve been treated poorly by the media … Two […]

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Student Researches California Flooding During Internship

From the August 2017 Desktop News | Geography and interdisciplinary studies double major Kimberly Brothers spent the summer pursuing her passion as an intern through the Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science, or SOARS, program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, or NCAR, in Boulder, Colorado. Brothers said her interest lies in studying how climate, […]

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A&S in the News: July 30-August 5, 2017

Healthcare Protest UA instructor watches healthcare vote: NBC 13 (Birmingham) – July 30 A University of Alabama instructor stayed awake until the early morning hours watching that vote on the Senate floor. Just last week, University of Alabama Global Studies Instructor Frannie James was arrested in Washington during a healthcare protest. Tonight, she feels relief. Summer […]

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