Desktop News March 2016

Professor Knighted by French Government

From the March 2016 Desktop News | Dr. Michael Picone, a professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, didn’t get a white horse or a suit of armor, and no one tapped him on the shoulder with a sword, but on January 29, he was officially decorated with the Palmes Académiques distinction by the French… Read more »

UA Alumna and Artist Receives International Awards

From the March 2016 Desktop News | Susan McCollough, an internationally recognized artist and alumna from The University of Alabama, recently won one of Florence, Italy’s most prestigious art awards and has been invited to participate in several international exhibitions. Her prize, the International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci—The Universal Artist, was awarded in January at the… Read more »

German Language Bringing Extra Benefits to Engineers

From the March 2016 Desktop News | When Rebecca Dietz came to The University of Alabama in 2014, she knew Spanish—not German. But she knows it now, or at least she better, because in September, she and one of her peers are traveling 4,800 miles to the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences in Germany to study automotive engineering—in… Read more »

Scholarships Matter: David Dai Brings Math Education Home

From the March 2016 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 three university-wide scholarships and two College-wide scholarships, the Outstanding Junior Award and the Comer Foundation… Read more »

Alumnus Awarded for Contributions to Southern Literature

From the March 2016 Desktop News | Due to the large contributions historian and alumnus Dr. Harvey Jackson III has made to the literature of the South, The University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences, along with the journalism department, recently honored him with the 2016 Clarence Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing. “I grew… Read more »