Awards

Good News for Female Political Candidates

From the January 2016 Desktop News | When it comes to politics, research suggests that stereotypes often put women at a disadvantage. Female candidates—more than their male counterparts—must appear to be tough leaders without sacrificing their image as nurturers in order to win over voters: If they come off too strong, they lose votes. And… Read more »

Biologist, alumnus receives 2016 Harper Lee Award

Noted biologist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward O. Wilson has been selected to receive the Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year for 2016. The award is made to a living, nationally recognized Alabama writer who has made a significant, lifelong contribution to Alabama letters. Wilson will receive the honor during… Read more »

Faculty Recognized for Outstanding Teaching

From the November 2015 Desktop News | Two professors in the College of Arts and Sciences, Drs. Paul Houghtaling and Timothy Snowden, received Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards from The University of Alabama’s National Alumni Association. These awards are the University’s highest honor recognizing excellence in teaching. Houghtaling is an associate professor of voice in… Read more »

Public Administration Book Recognized

From the October 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Richard C. Fording, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, received the Herbert Simon Book Award from the public administration section of the American Political Science Association for his book, Disciplining the Poor. This is the third time Fording and co-authors Joe Soss and Sanford… Read more »

A Model Mentor

From the October 2015 Desktop News | Few people would look for a “family feeling” in a scientific laboratory, but that is what most students immediately notice in the lab of Dr. Ryan Earley. For his work in mentoring student researchers, Earley, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has been awarded the… Read more »

Art Graduate Receives Windgate Fellowship

From the July 2015 Desktop News | Alexandra Hval, a 2015 graduate of the Department of Art and Art History, has received a $15,000 Windgate Fellowship, one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students, from the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. Only 10 are given each year to college seniors nationwide. Hval,… Read more »

Desktop News, Arty Party Win Awards

From the May 2015 Desktop News | Desktop News, your monthly digest of news from the College of Arts and Sciences, won an Award of Excellence at the Public Relations Council of Alabama’s annual convention in April. The Arty Party, the College’s annual fine arts and performing arts fundraiser, was also recognized with an Award… 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 »

14 Graduates Receive Fulbright Awards

From the May 2015 Desktop News | A record 14 University of Alabama graduates have won Fulbright awards for 2015-2016. All are alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences. Thirteen UA graduates won awards as teaching assistants to conduct research and teach abroad, and one UA graduate received a Fulbright research award. The highly… 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 »