Expanding the Classroom

Elyse Peters, who is the fourth generation in her family to attend The University of Alabama, started her higher-education journey intent on pursuing a degree in chemical engineering. But a perfect storm of changes, including a $44,000 Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), led her down an entirely different path. […]

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Shakespeare in American Integration

From the November 2013 Desktop News | “Shakespeare and American Integration,” a two-day symposium to be held November 15-16, will discuss integration in Shakespeare’s works. The event is part of “Through the Doors,” the yearlong series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of desegregation at UA. Dr. Sharon O’Dair, director of the Hudson Strode Program in […]

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Through the Doors Events Continue

Activities Commemorate 50th Anniversary of UA’s Desegregation From the September 2013 Desktop News | As part of the yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of The University of Alabama, the College has a full schedule of “Through the Doors” events underway, including lectures and trips to the state’s capital. The events highlight the last 50 years […]

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Making Music in New College

New College course takes a hands-on approach to music history Students are making music in New College — but not in the traditional sense. The students enrolled in Dr. Andrew Raffo Dewar’s NEW 490 Handmade Sounds: A Hands-on History of Electronic Music are following the evolution of electronic sound by creating their own music. “The […]

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Jeffery A. Levitetz Creates Scholars Program Fund in New College

Jeffrey A. Levitetz, of Boca Raton, Fla., has given $10,000 to the College to create the Levitetz Scholars Program, which will award scholarships to students in New College. Levitetz, a New College alumnus, is the founder and chair of Purity Wholesale Grocers, one of the largest private companies in Florida. In 2011 he contributed $20,000 […]

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New College Alum Honors Professor with Donation to Endowed Scholarship

The College of Arts and Sciences has received $20,000 from Jeffrey A. Levitetz of Boca Raton, Florida, toward the Jerry Rosenberg Endowed Scholarship in honor of Dr. Jerry Rosenberg, a New College professor since 1971. The fund, which was established in 2008, is designated for an undergraduate pursuing a degree in New College. Levitetz, a […]

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Art Program Brings College Students and Elementary Students Together with Creativity

A new program known as Arts Renaissance in Tuscaloosa Schools (ARTS), is being spearheaded by faculty and students in the College and aims to share the creative resources generated at The University of Alabama with Tuscaloosa elementary schools. ARTS, which involves a multitude of arts-related workshops, is led by Dr. Marysia Galbraith, an associate professor […]

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Collaborative Work Yields Progress on Pardons for Scottsboro Boys

Sheila Washington, founder of the Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center, has asked Gov. Robert Bentley to clear the names of eight of the nine defendants known as the Scottsboro boys, who were wrongly convicted of raping two white women in 1931. Washington’s plea has garnered significant support from professors, lawyers, and legislators and is […]

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New College Alumna Makes Waves in Music Composition World

Anne LeBaron, well-known harpist, composer, and New College alumna, was recently dubbed the “grandmaster of the hyperopera” by the Los Angeles Times. On Aug. 11, the first movement of her chamber ensemble piece “Telluris Theoria Sacra” will be performed for the first time. The piece, which translates to mean “Sacred Theory of the Earth” will […]

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