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Professor Awarded Fulbright to Teach Romance, Gender in Greece

From the August 2018 Desktop News | Dr. Catherine M. Roach, a professor of gender and cultural studies in New College, recently received a Fulbright award to teach and consult about curriculum at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. The award was received as a part of her five-year appointment to the Fulbright Specialist Roster, for which […]

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Asher Elbein

As a freelance writer and illustrator not even four years into his career, Asher Elbein has already published multiple times with journalism behemoths including The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Smithsonian. Elbein knew when he came to The University of Alabama that he wanted to be a science journalist—after all, he’d been obsessed with […]

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Xavier Neal-Burgin

Upstart director and storyteller Xavier Neal-Burgin is pushing to tell underrepresented stories in Hollywood. At only 28 years old, Neal-Burgin has already directed twelve short films, which have led him to become an HBO Film Finalist, a Sundance Lab Fellow, a Student Academy Award Semifinalist—and he has 60,000 Twitter followers to boot. Neal-Burgin says he […]

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Jessica Procter

Listening to Miss America contestants say that they want to solve world hunger seems so cliché that it verges on trite. But for UA senior Jessica Procter, also known as Miss Alabama, fighting against food insecurity is more than a winning platform—it’s a passion project that, most recently, has been helping campuses across the nation […]

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Cameron Shevlin

As a young alumna spearheading her career, Cameron Shevlin is already the director of Impact Alabama, a division of Impact America, which is supported by the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility. Impact America is a non-profit group that serves communities in the Southeast by helping families file their tax returns for free, conducting vision […]

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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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