The Great Pringles Challenge

What is the shape of a Pringles potato chip? According to UA professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics, Dr. David Cruz-Uribe, it looks like a hyperbolic paraboloid. In fact the two look so similar that many math professors refer to the chip when describing a hyperbolic paraboloid to their students, but Cruz-Uribe says… Read more »

Bringing Math Education Home

In high school, David Dai finished every math test first—or pretty close to it. He was the salutatorian and president of his senior class, and academia just came easy. But that didn’t mean that paying for college would be as simple. “My parents shuck oysters for a living,” Dai said. “They usually work from 4… Read more »

Alumnus Awarded for Contributions to Southern Literature

Due to the large contributions historian and alumnus Dr. Harvey Jackson III has made to the literature of the South, The University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences, along with the journalism department, recently honored him with the 2016 Clarence Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing. “I grew up with a natural interest in… Read more »

UA Alumnus and Artist Receives International Awards

Susan McCollough, an internationally recognized artist and alumnus from The University of Alabama, recently won one of Florence, Italy’s most prestigious art awards and has been invited to participate in several international exhibitions. Her prize, the International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci—The Universal Artist, was awarded in January at the Borghese Palace in Florence. She was… Read more »