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Pain at the Dentist

From the June 2014 Desktop News | How can doctors make patients more comfortable during dental and other medical procedures? A University of Alabama alumnus recently received an award for exploring just such a topic. Dan McNeil, a New College alumnus who earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from UA, and a current faculty member at… Read more »

Anniston PCB Pollution Focus of New Book

From the April 2014 Desktop News | With Anniston as the backdrop, Dr. Ellen Spears, assistant professor in New College and the Department of American Studies, explores environmental justice in her new book, Baptized in PCBs, which was released April 7. Though focused on the 1990s legal battle between Anniston residents and the agrochemical company… Read more »

Expanding the Classroom

Elyse Peters, who is the fourth generation in her family to attend The University of Alabama, started her higher-education journey intent on pursuing a degree in chemical engineering. But a perfect storm of changes, including a $44,000 Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), led her down an entirely different path…. Read more »

Faculty, Students Facilitate Historic Legislation

More than 80 years after the infamous case of the Scottsboro Boys, the records of the nine men who were wrongfully accused of rape may finally be cleared once and for all. Earlier this year, the state legislature passed a formal resolution exonerating all nine of the Scottsboro Boys. They also unanimously passed a historic… Read more »

Shakespeare in American Integration

From the November 2013 Desktop News | “Shakespeare and American Integration,” a two-day symposium to be held November 15-16, will discuss integration in Shakespeare’s works. The event is part of “Through the Doors,” the yearlong series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of desegregation at UA. Dr. Sharon O’Dair, director of the Hudson Strode Program in… Read more »

Through the Doors Events Continue

Activities Commemorate 50th Anniversary of UA’s Desegregation From the September 2013 Desktop News | As part of the yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of The University of Alabama, the College has a full schedule of “Through the Doors” events underway, including lectures and trips to the state’s capital. The events highlight the last 50 years… Read more »

Making Music in New College

New College course takes a hands-on approach to music history Students are making music in New College — but not in the traditional sense. The students enrolled in Dr. Andrew Raffo Dewar’s NEW 490 Handmade Sounds: A Hands-on History of Electronic Music are following the evolution of electronic sound by creating their own music. “The… Read more »

Jeffery A. Levitetz Creates Scholars Program Fund in New College

Jeffrey A. Levitetz, of Boca Raton, Fla., has given $10,000 to the College to create the Levitetz Scholars Program, which will award scholarships to students in New College. Levitetz, a New College alumnus, is the founder and chair of Purity Wholesale Grocers, one of the largest private companies in Florida. In 2011 he contributed $20,000… Read more »