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Police and the Polls: Student Receives First-Ever Pre-Doctoral Fellowship at Brown University

Brandon Davis, a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science, recently received a paid pre-doctoral fellowship from Brown University to study how negative experiences with the criminal justice system keep people from voting—and hinder political involvement in general. While research has shown how incarceration negatively impacts political participation, Davis looks more closely at how… Read more »

Racing in Rio

When recent graduate and first-time Olympian Alex Amankwah moved to the United State as an eight-year-old, he said that he expected to see futuristic marvels like flying cars and hoverboards. He had grown up in a poor part of Ghana, and his mother brought him to Los Angeles, California, so he and his family could… Read more »

Broadway Breakthroughs: Alumnus Plays Lead Role in Hamilton

UA alum Michael Luwoye hasn’t just made it to Broadway; he’s playing the lead role in Hamilton—the new musical sensation that The New York Times says “is on track to become one of the biggest critical and commercial hits in Broadway history.” Hamilton—an unlikely pairing of hip hop and history—tells the story of founding father… Read more »

Contemporary Realist Dale Kennington Returns to UA

From sun up to sun down, contemporary realist Dale Kennington is in her studio painting. “I get up in the morning; I have a cup of coffee; I walk back into the studio; and I paint until it gets dark in the afternoon,” Kennington said. “And since the days are longer in the summer, I’m… Read more »

Countess of Storyville Photo Gallery

On its way to Broadway, the seductive history of New Orleans’ red light district, The Countess of Storyville, came 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, produced the show, which will ran Feb. 16–20 at the Marian Gallaway Theatre. The… Read more »

Scholarships Matter: Staying at UA

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 two College-wide scholarships, the Leopold and Stella H. Loeb Scholarship and the Walton Harris Hill Scholarship. Scholarships like these are made… Read more »

Scholarships Matter: Destined for Dentistry

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 one College-wide scholarship, the Lauris D. Graves and Jacqueline D. Graves Endowed Scholarship. Scholarships like these are made possible by generous… Read more »

Degrees for Dorothy: The Story of a Lifelong Learner

At the ripe age of 78 years old, Dorothy Franklin received her Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies—her third UA degree in the last 17 years. In 1957, Franklin was only 19 years old and finishing up her freshman year at Huntington College in Montgomery when she got married. The new couple moved to Tuscaloosa so her… Read more »

Scholarships Matter: Hudson Kelley Aids in Humanitarian Relief

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 two University-wide scholarships and five College-wide scholarships, the Louise and John Baker Scholarship, the Charles Grayson Summersell Memorial Scholarship, the MarLa… Read more »