Students and Faculty Forge for Charity

From the February 2016 Desktop News | For the second year in a row, students have joined with associate professor Craig Wedderspoon, of the Department of Art and Art History, in raising thousands of dollars for a local children’s hospital. Wedderspoon and his students, including BFA senior Allison Sloan and BFA graduates Ali Jackson and Eric… Read more »

From Bama to Broadway

From the February 2016 Desktop News | Before going to Broadway, the seductive history of New Orleans’ red light district, The Countess of Storyville, will come to life on stage at The University of Alabama. Margot Astrachan, the 2014 Tony Award-winning producer for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, is producing the show, which… Read more »

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… Read more »

Stories of Perseverance

From the July 2015 Desktop News | Nearly 50 elementary and junior high students from an inner-city after school program in Huntsville visited campus to participate in the “Victory Through Voices” oratorical contest. Julia Quan, a junior in New College, organized the event to encourage the students to go to college and pursue their dreams…. Read more »

Presenting Undergraduate Research

From the June 2015 Desktop News | Five undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences presented their research findings April 16-18 at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. The annual event, held this year at Eastern Washington University, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study. Arts and… Read more »

Students Return from Cuba

From the May 2015 Desktop News | A group of UA students recently returned from spending a semester studying in Cuba, where they learned about U.S./Cuba relations and history and visited historic sites, including the Bay of Pigs and the Hemingway House. Six students were enrolled in the study abroad semester, which ran from Jan…. Read more »

Student Named Goldwater Scholar

From the May 2015 Desktop News | Courtney Rentas, a biology and psychology major from Naperville, Illinois, has been named a Goldwater Scholar for 2015-2016. She was among 260 Goldwater Scholars selected from 1,206 nominees nationwide. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program recognizes top-performing mathematics, science and engineering students nationwide through one- and… Read more »

A&S Receives Top Honors

From the April 2015 Desktop News | Students and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences won five of the eight Premier Awards given annually by the University. The awards are UA’s top individual honors for scholarship, leadership and service. Jason Arterburn, senior, interdisciplinary studies in New College and economics Jason Arterburn was awarded… Read more »

Tennessee Williams Tribute

From the March 2015 Desktop News | UA theatre students performed dramatic readings from the plays of Tennessee Williams March 2-3 as part of a tribute to Williams and his friendship with Dr. Marian Gallaway, longtime professor of theatre at UA. Gallaway and Williams met in 1938 and became lifelong friends. The two-night tribute included… Read more »

Investigating Climate Change

From the March 2015 Desktop News | Student Catherine King was one of only eight students nationwide selected to attend the United Nations international climate change conference in Lima, Peru, in December. King is a senior studying chemistry and chemical engineering at UA. Her role as a student delegate included interviewing world leaders and blogging… Read more »