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Art Student Interns at the Met Cloisters in New York

From the August 2017 Desktop News | University of Alabama rising senior Sommer Hallquist was selected for a highly competitive summer internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Cloisters in New York City. The Met Cloisters is a museum specializing in medieval art, architecture, and gardens, and it is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art…. Read more »

Professor Receives Grant to Fight HIV

From the August 2017 Desktop News | The South has the highest HIV rates in the country and convicted offenders are at a higher risk of contracting HIV than most other groups. Criminology and criminal justice professor Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein received a $45,000 award from the Elton John AIDS foundation to help combat the issue by providing… Read more »

Recent Graduate Receives Travel Award to Present Research

From the August 2017 Desktop News | Only two months before completing her master’s in English, Candace Chambers earned the Scholars for the Dream travel award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication, or CCCC. The award is given to students who are part of historically underrepresented groups, and whose research contributes to the larger goals… Read more »

Student Researches California Flooding During Internship

From the August 2017 Desktop News | Geography and interdisciplinary studies double major Kimberly Brothers spent the summer pursuing her passion as an intern through the Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science, or SOARS, program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, or NCAR, in Boulder, Colorado. Brothers said her interest lies in studying how climate,… Read more »

Emeritus Professor Receives International Service Award

From the August 2017 Desktop News | Before knocking on his door, visitors can’t help but take a second to admire the décor surrounding it. The door’s perimeter is surrounded by a collection of artifacts that could only have been collected through a lifetime of travel, including nametags from various conferences, a small shrine to the Virgin… Read more »

A&S in the News: July 30-August 5, 2017

Healthcare Protest UA instructor watches healthcare vote: NBC 13 (Birmingham) – July 30 A University of Alabama instructor stayed awake until the early morning hours watching that vote on the Senate floor. Just last week, University of Alabama Global Studies Instructor Frannie James was arrested in Washington during a healthcare protest. Tonight, she feels relief. Summer… Read more »

A&S in the News: July 23-29, 2017

Alabama Senate Race In Alabama’s Senate race, lesser knowns Pittman and Brinson confident they can make runoff: Al.com – July 23 The U.S. Senate race on the Republican side has been labeled a three-candidate competition, with former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore out in front, followed by U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks and incumbent Luther Strange. Political… Read more »

Dancing with the Stars

The first time Joy Spears stepped onto a stage she didn’t want to get off. She was 3 years old, her dance number at the Christmas show had finished, and although all the other kids had filed off at the end of the song, she remained standing in front of her audience in a little… Read more »

Literature in the Making

On Being a Writer It takes a certain kind of bravery to be a writer. There are the obvious challenges—the sobering chance of success, the dismal publishing landscape—but also the not-so-obvious: the hard, lonely hours spent piecemealing thoughts and words, the gut-wrenching feeling of having a publication accept your work only to learn later that… Read more »

Making “The Philadelphia Story”

On Valentine’s Day, more than 200 people ushered into the Marian Gallaway Theatre to watch 19 actors and actresses turn back time to 1939, when a young wealthy perfectionist named Tracy Lord was getting married for the second time. The 150-minute production took the cast two months to prepare—from memorizing lines and blocking stage directions… Read more »