Faculty Recognized for Outstanding Teaching

From the November 2015 Desktop News | Two professors in the College of Arts and Sciences, Drs. Paul Houghtaling and Timothy Snowden, received Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards from The University of Alabama’s National Alumni Association. These awards are the University’s highest honor recognizing excellence in teaching. Houghtaling is an associate professor of voice in […]

Nall President’s Mansion Painting Unveiled

From the November 2015 Desktop News | A painting of UA’s historic President’s Mansion by internationally recognized artist and UA alumnus Nall was recently unveiled on Nov. 9 on campus to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the mansion’s construction. The painting hangs in the lobby of UA’s Bryant Conference Center and is the first work […]

Carnegie Hall Showcase

From the November 2015 Desktop News | A composition by Tyler Grant, a sophomore in the School of Music, has been selected to be showcased at Carnegie Hall in New York City in April. “Panoramic Landscapes” will be performed by the Scarsdale, New York, High School wind ensemble under the direction of Jason Noble. It […]

Wood-Based Alternatives Fuel Scientific Collaboration

From the November 2015 Desktop News | Researchers in the Department of Chemistry, in collaboration with researchers in Germany, have developed a new way to use wood and other kinds of biomass to make chemical materials without relying on the usual non-renewable petrochemical starting materials. The idea, the researchers said, is to produce everyday products […]

Faculty Selected for 2016 Alabama-Greece Partnership

From the November 2015 Desktop News | Seven faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences will travel to Thessaloniki, Greece, in May as part of an academic partnership with faculty members at Aristotle University. The UA faculty members have proposed projects that they will complete in partnership with Aristotle University faculty members. Dr. […]

Associate Dean Named SEC Fellow

From the November 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Tricia A. McElroy, associate dean of humanities and fine arts in the College of Arts and Sciences, is among 50 Southeastern Conference faculty and administrators selected as Academic Leadership Development Program fellows by the SEC this year. The professional development program seeks to prepare academic leaders for […]

Two Roads Converged

Dr. Eric Weisbard knows first-hand that the 1990s were a great decade to be writing about popular music. After all, he worked as a rock critic for New York City’s Spin magazine and The Village Voice in the years following the rock band Nirvana’s surge in popularity, which paved the way for hundreds of alternative […]

Arts & Sciences Transfer Association Wraps Up First Semester

The Arts & Sciences Transfer Association, or ASTA, was created to assist transfer students in their path to academic and social success at the University of Alabama. The organization only operates at the beginning of each semester, and is now ending their first run of meetings until the Spring 2016 term. Kaylie Pierce, president of ASTA, […]

Alabama Greece Initiative Calls for Proposals

The College of Arts and Sciences is calling for faculty members to submit research project proposals for the third Alabama Greece Initiative in Thessaloniki, Greece this summer. As in past years, the purpose of this trip is for A&S faculty to showcase their research and to meet and begin working with faculty collaborators at Aristotle […]