The Collegian

Student explores Louisiana salt trade with archeological dig

You’d think that spending the summer at the site of Louisiana’s oldest French settlement would be nothing short of grand. But Paul Eubanks, a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology, tells a different story. Eubanks’s six-week stay in Natchitoches involved daily ventures into the swamps of northwestern Louisiana and ample amounts of digging as… Read more »

Steppenwolf keyboardist brings recording studio to UA

Michael Wilk’s fondest memory as the keyboardist with John Kay and Steppenwolf is not selling 25 million records, nor is it touring with such equally legendary performers as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson, or Deep Purple, all of which he has done. Rather, his fondest memory involves a large crowd and about 100,000 Styrofoam cups. It… Read more »

Researchers Collaborate with Head Start

Can what you teach preschool students have lasting effects on them and on their family’s health and well-being? That’s what a group of University of Alabama researchers, in collaboration with Community Service Programs of West Alabama, hopes to determine. With a $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for… Read more »

Broad Education for a Broad World

It’s hard to be an Alabama graduate living in Texas, though you wouldn’t know it by visiting Jim Noe’s office on the 23rd floor of a high-rise in downtown Houston. Noe, a sociology and criminal justice alumnus turned oil tycoon, knows all about navigating unfamiliar territory, and he approaches life in Texas much like he… Read more »

Expanding the Reaches of Medicine

While hordes of pre-health students scramble to prepare for medical school interviews and perfect their already polished applications, a University of Alabama senior has taken a different approach to pursuing his passion for medicine. Brian McWilliams, though beginning his third year of college, will graduate this spring with a bachelor’s degree in biology. By the… Read more »

Stackman Establishes Marine Science Scholarship in Honor of Professor

Harvey Stackman of Cottondale has contributed $20,000 to establish The Bishop-Stackman Marine Science Endowed Scholarship. Named in honor of Dr. Everett L. Bishop Jr., a long-time faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences, the fund will be used to support scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students studying marine science.  Stackman earned his bachelor’s, master’s,… Read more »

Lanier and Klutz Establish Support Fund with Criminal Justice Textbook Proceeds

Dr. Mark Lanier, a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and assistant to the dean for special projects in the College, and Douglas Klutz, an instructor in the Department of Criminal Justice, have established a support fund with proceeds from their recently published textbook Introduction to Criminal Justice and Criminology. The text is being… Read more »

M.V. Lakshmikantham Endowed Scholarship Established in Chemistry

Contributions of more than $20,000 from Mrs. Michael (Armelle) Cava of Brookline, Mass. and supporters of the Department of Chemistry have established The M.V. Lakshmikantham Endowed Scholarship, which will provide scholarships for students pursuing a degree in chemistry. The scholarship is named in memory of Dr. M.V. Lakshmikantham, a researcher at The University of Alabama… Read more »