students

Doctoral Student Selected for Prestigious Marine Policy Fellowship

From the September 2019 Desktop News | Geosciences Ph.D. candidate, Christine Bassett, was recently selected as a member of the 2020 class for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s highly-competitive Sea Grant fellowship links science with public policy, and pairs fellows with agencies and elected officials to […]

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UA Horn Player Receives International Recognition

From the September 2019 Desktop News | First-year graduate student Matthew Meadows has continued the legacy of Alabama’s French horn studio by placing second in the university level of the nation’s largest and most prestigious horn competition. Meadows, who is studying French horn performance, competed against dozens of other horn players from North America, Asia, […]

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The Making of the Million Dollar Band

From the September 2019 Desktop News | Butler Field is a bit more crowded than one would expect for a rainy Saturday afternoon in August. An approaching downpour causes families, students, and friends to hide under large umbrellas and plastic ponchos. Most groups would postpone practices or cancel events in this kind of weather. But […]

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Former Ramsey Award Winners: “What My Travels Taught Me”

From the February 2019 Desktop News | The John Fraser Ramsey Award was established to honor former UA history professor Dr. John Ramsey, who served at the University for 42 years and impacted generations of students, faculty, and staff. The award provides the recipient a stipend to travel to Europe on a “Great Ideas” tour, inspired by […]

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Students to Compete in Levitetz Pitch Competition

From the February 2019 Desktop News | On February 28, students will pitch their best ideas to a panel of diverse judges during the first annual Levitetz Pitch Competition. The 20 students selected, who have already received grants ranging from $100 to $1,000, will compete for a grand prize of $3,000. Each project has a unique mission, […]

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Capstone Horn Quartet Wins International Competition

From the November 2018 Desktop News | A group of UA French horn players took home top prize at this year’s International Horn Symposium’s quartet competition, continuing a tradition of excellence in the university’s horn studio. Seniors Matthew Meadows, Charlie Snead, Tony Padilla and Anthony Parrish formed the Capstone Horn Quartet, or Tater and the Tots, […]

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UA Dance Students to Perform in Edinburgh Festival

From the August 2018 Desktop News | The Yonder Contemporary Dance Company, a collective in The University of Alabama’s department of theatre and dance, presented a 50-minute concert titled “IRL” during the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland Aug. 4-10. Yonder’s “IRL” involves 15 dance majors, overseen by Sarah M. Barry, UA associate professor of dance. They […]

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UA Doctoral Student Headlined 50th International Horn Symposium

From the August 2018 Desktop News | Joshua Williams, first-place winner of last year’s professional division of the International Horn Competition of America, was a featured artist at the 50th International Horn Society Summer Symposium in Muncie, Indiana, earlier this summer. Williams, a 26-year-old Tuscaloosa native who’s entering the last year of his doctorate of musical arts […]

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