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True Grit

The circumstances of Caroline James’s childhood made a college education look like a fantasy. Until she was placed in foster care as a 10‑year‑old, her home was filled with drug addiction, schizophrenia, and physical and emotional abuse. She recalls being burnt with irons, punched in the face by her father, and told almost daily that… Read more »

New College Hosts Inaugural Girls Media Camp

From the October 2017 Desktop News | New College hosted the first Druid City Girls Media Camp on the UA campus this summer. Created and founded by 14 UA students and one professor, the weeklong camp served to educate and provide hands-on experience in filmmaking for young girls in the Tuscaloosa area. The inspiration for a… Read more »

A&S in the News: August 20-26, 2017

The Alternative Right ‘Very fine people’ or white racists?: ‘Alt-right’ makes moves into the mainstream: Al.com – Aug. 20 Fascination about the “alt-right” has swelled in recent days, following violence in Charlottesville, Va., and President Donald Trump’s suggestions there were some “very fine people” at the demonstration who’ve been treated poorly by the media … Two… 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 »

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 »

Composing across the Globe

Half an hour before the premiere of a 5-minute marimba solo he created, then freshman Tyler Entelisano was sitting in Dr. Amir Zaheri’s office in the Moody Music Hall. It was the first time one of his compositions would be played for a live audience, and it was his first week in college. Not surprisingly,… Read more »

Professor Awarded for Work in Poland

From the July 2017 Desktop News | Anthropology and New College professor Dr. Marysia Galbraith recently returned from a trip to Poland, where she was awarded the Bronislaw Malinowski Social Sciences Award by The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, or PIASA, at the organization’s annual conference. Galbraith was honored with the award for her… Read more »

A&S in the News: June 11-17, 2017

Jessica Procter Crowned Miss Alabama Tuscaloosa native crowned Miss Alabama: Tuscaloosa News – June 10 Tuscaloosa native Jessica Procter was crowned Miss Alabama at the annual pageant in Birmingham Saturday night.  Procter will go on to represent the state in the Miss America competition in September. Miss University of Alabama Callie Walker made it to the… Read more »

Digitizing Social Justice

From the November 2016 Desktop News | Margaret Sasser, a 2014 alumna, spent one summer during her Master’s program digging through archives at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery, Alabama. She had been hired by Dr. Ellen Spears, an associate professor in New College and the Department of American Studies, to sort through roughly… Read more »