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School of Music Benefits from Rock Group Steppenwolf’s State-of-the-Art Studio Equipment

The keyboardist with the famed rock group Steppenwolf, Michael Wilk, has brought his state-of-the-art recording studio to the College’s School of Music. Wilk wishes to give music students firsthand experiences in recording and film scoring using the most modern and sophisticated recording equipment available. Last fall Wilk and Steppenwolf’s founder, John Kay, gave a multimedia… Read more »

Geography Students and Faculty Study Hurricane Isaac

Just as the winds and rain were at their peak during Hurricane Isaac’s wrath, several College students were in the thick of it all for the sake of science. Under the guidance of Dr. Jason Senkbeil, an assistant professor in the Department of Geography, students measured wind speeds in New Orleans just as Isaac made… Read more »

Legendary Biologist and Pulitzer Prize Winner E.O. Wilson Visits UA as Scholar-in-Residence

Dr. E.O. Wilson, a University of Alabama alumnus and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner will visit as a scholar-in-residence with the College Sept. 11-12. Known as one of the world’s most influential scientists, Wilson is the founder of the theory of sociobiology, which proposes that human and animal behavior is shaped by evolutionary forces,and its offshoot,… Read more »

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… Read more »

Chemistry Program Brings Next Generation of Chemists to UA

A summer program in the College, funded by the National Science Foundation, is helping train the next generation of chemists and scientific researchers. The Department of Chemistry hosted its Research Experiences for Undergraduates program this summer under the direction of Dr. John Vincent, professor of chemistry, and Dr. Stephen Woski, associate professor of chemistry. Top… Read more »

Washington Experience Students Meet with Scalia and Sewell

Students participating in UA’s summer political science internship, the Washington Experience, met with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and also Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL). Under the direction of Dr. Michael New, an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, the Washington Experience annually brings students to Washington, D.C. to experience politics in action. Justice… Read more »

Music Professor Awarded Grant for Jazz Ensemble

Dr. Andrew Raffo Dewar, an assistant professor in the School of Music and New College, was awarded a New Jazz Works Commissioning and Ensemble Development Grant from Chamber Music America in the amount of $20,500. He was among 10 composers and ensembles selected for awards from a pool of 167 applicants by independent review panels… Read more »