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Building New Homes for Tornado Survivors

From the April 2014 Desktop News | More than a dozen students traveled to Moore, Okla., during spring break to participate in tornado recovery. The students worked with Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity to build homes for survivors of an EF5 tornado that struck the areas surrounding Moore in May 2013. It was the deadliest… Read more »

UA in Prestigious Shakespeare Festivals

From the April 2014 Desktop News | Nicholas Burroughs is an actor with a plan. Burroughs, a senior majoring in musical theatre, has been invited to perform at the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival after he graduates in May. “I feel extremely honored to be working with such a famous theatre,” said Burroughs, a native… Read more »

UA Cyber Initiatives Aid Law Enforcement

From the April 2014 Desktop News | Two College of Arts and Sciences professors have been invited to provide law enforcement officials worldwide with a “behind the curtain” look at how academics can help investigate cyber-related crimes. Dr. Diana Dolliver and Dr. Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar, both faculty members in the Department of Criminal Justice, will present… Read more »

Quartet Places First in Competition

From the April 2014 Desktop News | Four School of Music students recently won the quartet competition at the Southeast Horn Workshop, a workshop held annually with about 350-400 attendees from all major institutions throughout the Southeast. The students, all undergraduates, competed against undergraduate and graduate students from Louisiana, Kentucky, Virginia, Florida and all states… Read more »

Transfer Credit 101

Everything you need to know about turning courses taken elsewhere into credit at The University of Alabama If you’ve taken or plan to take college courses anywhere other than The University of Alabama, you’ll need to take a few steps to transfer those credit hours into your UA records. Whether you’re a new student transferring to… Read more »

Workshop Explains Summer Credit Transfers

Taking courses away from UA this summer? Find out how to make sure your credits will transfer Let’s say you, like many UA students, plan to take courses at a college in your hometown over the summer. How can you be sure those courses will apply toward UA degree requirements? And how will those courses… Read more »

Scholarships Made Simple

Apply now — deadlines start December 1 Each academic year, the College of Arts and Sciences awards more than $1.5 million in scholarships. Whether you’re a current or incoming student, chances are good that you are eligible for some of them. Apply now for the fall 2014 semester — December 1 is the deadline for… Read more »

College Names New Associate Deans

From the July 2013 Desktop News | Two faculty members have been appointed associate deans for the College. Dr. Lisa L. Dorr, associate professor in the Department of History, and Dr. Roger Sidje, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, were appointed by Dr. Robert F. Olin, dean of the College. Dorr will administer the College’s social… Read more »

Tell Us What You Think

Surveys seek users’ responses to College website, ideas for mobile presence Since launching the new College of Arts and Sciences website in February, the Office of Educational Technology (eTech) has made numerous additions, features, and tweaks in response to informal requests and bug reports from users. Now, nearly two months since the site went live, we’re… Read more »

Through the Doors

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Desegregation at The University of Alabama   The College of Arts and Sciences joins the rest of the University community in celebrating the June 11, 1963, enrollment of the first African-Americans at The University of Alabama. We’re sponsoring a variety of exhibits, performances, and lectures commemorating the 50th anniversary of… Read more »