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Student Exploring Diplomacy in Croatia

From the February 2014 Desktop News | Two College of Arts and Sciences students were recently named UA Away scholars by UA’s Division of Student Affairs. As UA Away scholars, the students received scholarships to study and receive on-the-job training abroad. Anna Woods, a senior majoring in French, is currently spending the semester in Croatia, where… Read more »

Instilling a Love of Science

From the February 2014 Desktop News | Pre-health honors students in the College are entering their second semester of leading an after-school science program at Matthews Elementary, where about 45 UA students go twice each week to lead hands-on science experiments. Monica Brint, a junior majoring in biology, started the program – called Discovery Buddies… Read more »

Collaborama Event Highlights Writing, Dance, Arts

Charlotte Olson, a junior dance major from Jasper, Ind., wrote the winning entry in this fall’s “Class with the Dean” social media contest, which asked students to tell the dean about their favorite class in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dean Bob Olin accompanied Olson to Associate Professor Sarah Barry’s undergraduate choreography class in… Read more »

Researchers Publish on Recent Neutrino Observation

Department of Physics and Astronomy researchers were part of the exciting recent announcement of the scientific observation of 28 very high-energy particle events. These events were the first solid evidence for astrophysical neutrinos which were captured with cosmic accelerators at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a particle detector buried in the Antarctic ice. Details of the… Read more »

Biology Students Give Back to Toy Drive

More than 300 students in biology classes taught by Drs. Rosianna Gray and Kim Lackey did more than learn about science this semester, they also learned how to give back to children in need. As a result of a combined class toy drive, over 2,500 toys were donated to the Daughters of Isis, the female… 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 »

Art and Technology Shine at Exhibit

From the November 2013 Desktop News | Student works created using new media technologies will be the focus of the exhibit, “[ENTER]Connect,” which will be on display at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center until Nov. 22. The artworks, which use techniques such as 3-D printing, 3-D scanning, microcontrollers and projection mapping, are a result of students… Read more »

College Alumna’s Artwork Displayed

From the October 2013 Desktop News | Woods Quad on the UA campus now boasts a fifth large-scale outdoor sculpture courtesy of artist Lindsay Jones Lindsey, a 2012 graduate of the Department of Art and Art History. The piece is a six-and-a-half foot sculpture depicting a Fibonacci spiral with an exposed stainless steel skeleton and is part… Read more »

UA Presents “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

Students will play key roles in the performance From the October 2013 Desktop News | In April 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sat in a jail cell in Birmingham, writing a letter that would become one of the most famous documents of the civil rights movement. Fifty years later, opera theatre students from the College of… Read more »