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The Online Medicine Man

From the time he was six years old, UA alumnus George Lundberg knew he wanted to be a doctor. “I was a sickly child,” Lundberg recalled of his upbringing in Silverhill, Alabama. “I had ordinary childhood illnesses—a lot of sore throats and a lot of bronchitis—and there was a kindly old family doctor, a general… Read more »

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… Read more »

Ancient Artifact

When a Torah scroll salvaged from the Holocaust came to the Temple Emanu-El, located just west of the Frank Moody Music Building, Drs. Paul Aharon and Steven Jacobs—both UA professors and members of the local Jewish congregation—wanted to know more about the scroll and when it was created. With the permission of the Westminster Synagogue… Read more »

‘Til the Wheels Fall Off

Twenty-two year old U.S. Army Sgt. Shaun Castle was on a training mission in Germany when the pulsing rounds of a Mark 19 automatic grenade launcher rang out unexpectedly and drastically changed the course of his life. He had been teaching a solider how to use the weapon, which was mounted on the top of… Read more »

‘Til the Wheels Fall Off

Twenty-two year old U.S. Army Sgt. Shaun Castle was on a training mission in Germany when the pulsing rounds of a Mark 19 automatic grenade launcher rang out unexpectedly and drastically changed the course of his life. He had been teaching a solider how to use the weapon, which was mounted on the top of… Read more »

Nall “President’s Mansion” Prints Available

Proceeds to benefit UA art students Renowned artist and UA alumnus Nall was commissioned to commemorate the 175th anniversary of The University of Alabama President’s Mansion with a painting. Limited edition prints of the painting, signed by Nall, are available for $500. Buy your print today by calling 205-348-8538. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for art… Read more »

All About A&S

As UA’s largest academic division, the College of Arts and Sciences is home to 22 unique departments that offer programs of study spanning the arts, sciences, and social sciences. Throughout the 2015–16 academic year, we’ll cover each department’s accomplishments, programs, and events. We’ll spend one week on each department before moving on to the next (but the… Read more »

Express Advising for Spring 2016

Who should sign up for Express Advising: Express advising sessions are for students who have done preliminary planning for their spring schedule. This includes reviewing the course selections offered for the next semester, using Degree Works to identify courses needed for core, major or minor, and creating a plan using the Degree Works planner. During… Read more »

Cool Books for Hot Days

Our annual summer reading list includes 10 books by College faculty and the latest by distinguished scientist and UA alumnus Dr. Edward O. Wilson. Martin Luther King Jr., Heroism, and African American Literature, by Trudier Harris The heroes in African American life and literature don’t necessarily have to be moral or immoral, good or bad, so long… Read more »