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Civil War Opera Lands National Recognition

From the March 2018 Desktop News | The University of Alabama’s Opera Theatre won second place in the National Opera Association’s Opera Production Competition for its earlier world-premiere chamber opera production “Freedom and Fire! A Civil War Story.” The NOA is an organization that promotes excellence in opera education and pedagogy through its support of a […]

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Doctoral Student Wins National Travel Grant

From the February 2018 Desktop News | Every year the American Chemical Society Division of Polymer Chemistry selects two students from across the country as recipients for a travel grant to attend and present research at The National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. One of the two students selected for the 2018 conference is UA’s very […]

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UA Political Science PhD Student Wins 1 of 23 National Fellowships

From the February 2018 Desktop News | For some time, Cameryn Blackmore has held foremost in her mind a career goal of helping people in her community. Now that the American Political Science Association has named Blackmore a 2017-18 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Fellow for the spring cycle, she has the connections to network nationally and reach […]

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Team of UA Students Competes in National Cybersecurity “Capture the Flag” Competition

From the January 2018 Desktop News | The University of Alabama’s new undergraduate cybersecurity team competed in their first national cyber “capture the flag” competition involving virtual security simulations at financial firms. The competition, which occurred in October, brought ten teams from different areas around the United States to St. Petersberg, Florida. Each team competed in […]

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UA Students Build Sculptures for Parks after Winning Art Competition

From the January 2018 Desktop News | In cities like Detroit, Miami, and Philadelphia, public art can be seen in commonly traversed areas without the need to step into a building. It undoubtedly contributes to the identity of a city. Soon, Tuscaloosa’s public art scene will be making a few new contributions of its own. About a […]

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Anthropology Graduate Student Finds Rare Research Experience on Creighton Island

From the November 2017 Desktop News | If there’s anything anthropology graduate student Cayla Colclasure has discovered in her research, it’s that studying those who have gone before us is an important part of moving forward. Alongside her mentor, Dr. Elliot Blair, Colclasure is doing just that in a revolutionary way on Creighton Island, a privately-owned […]

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Student Completes Fellowship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

From the October 2017 Desktop News | Senior physics student Alison Farrar was selected to continue her research in Gaithersburg, Maryland, during the summer of 2017 as a part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), a prestigious opportunity from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Farrar, whose research focuses on magnetic nanothermometry—a technique […]

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UA Doctoral Student Named One of Best Horn Players in the World

From the October 2017 Desktop News | Titles like best of the best and best in the world still don’t sit well with University of Alabama doctorate of musical arts candidate Joshua Williams. But, the 25-year-old Tuscaloosa native will have to get used to them, because the French horn virtuoso recently won first place in the professional […]

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Students Receive Fulbright, Boren, and Goldwater Awards

From the June 2017 Desktop News | Each year students from The University of Alabama bring in dozens of major national accolades, and, as the largest college on campus, the College of Arts and Sciences is the place most of those students call home. This year, College of Arts and Sciences students received 11 Fulbright Awards, five Boren […]

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Scholarships Matter: Jake Smith

From the May 2017 Desktop News | Scholarships Matter is a series of stories highlighting students in the College of Arts and Sciences who have received and been impacted by scholarships. The student featured in this story is the recipient of one scholarship from the College of Arts and Sciences—the George M. Richardson Endowed Scholarship. Scholarships like these […]

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