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Yea, Alabama!

Celebrating 100 years with the Million Dollar Band The Million Dollar Band, one of The University of Alabama’s most beloved organizations, marked its 100th anniversary in fall 2012. Watch this slideshow for a pictorial history of the band.   More About the Band’s History Formed during the 1912-13 school year, the band has its roots… Read more »

HudsonAlpha Director, College Alumnus, to Discuss Pathobiology in Next ALLELE Lecture

Dr. Richard Myers, president and director of the HudsonAlpha Institute for biotechnology and a College alumnus, will present the next ALLELE Lecture, “Large-scale Genomic Analyses to Study Biology and Pathobiology” on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Biology Building Auditorium. The Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution Series is an interdisciplinary lecture series organized… Read more »

Art Professor’s Works Featured in New York Gallery

The work of Pete Schulte, an assistant professor of drawing in the College’s Department of Art and Art History, is being showcased in the exhibit “Pardon Up Here,” at the Luise Ross Gallery in New York City through January 12, 2013. Schulte is known for his nuanced pencil and pigment drawings on paper. This is… Read more »

Spanish Professor Receives Award from State Foreign Language Teachers Association

Dr. William Worden, a professor of Spanish and director of the Spanish program in the College’s Department of Modern Languages and Classics, has been named the winner of the 2013 Post-Secondary Award by the Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers. The award recognizes a top instructor of foreign language in the state. Worden will be… Read more »

Multiple Grant Opportunities Aimed at Expanding Physics Education for Future High School Teachers

A new partnership between the College’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and faculty in UA’s College of Education is aimed at improving the training of high school physics teachers in Alabama. The partnership is the result of two funding opportunities: a five-year $8 million Alliance for Physics Excellence Program (APEX) grant from the National Science… Read more »

Geography Professor Recognized for Dedication to Anti-Racism Scholarship

The Association of American Geographers (AAG) recently named Dr. Bobby Wilson, a professor in the College’s Department of Geography, the winner of the 2012 AAG Presidential Achievement Award for his career-long dedication to anti-racist scholarship in geography. AAG is the predominant national scholarly organization in geography. In announcing the award, the AAG stated, “For four… Read more »

Chemistry Professor’s Discovery Still Has Impact 20 Years Later

Dr. Anthony J. Arduengo, a professor in the Department of Chemistry, made a discovery more than 20 years ago that changed the way chemists understand highly reactive substances known as carbenes. As he continues his research, Arduengo’s breakthrough continues to influence some of the most cutting edge research being done today. Chemists once viewed carbenes… Read more »

Sobecky Honored for Contributions to Environmental Microbiology

Biology professor Dr. Patty Sobecki was recognized recently for her contributions to microbiology.Dr. Patty Sobecky, professor and chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, was recently awarded the James C. Freeley Award from the Southeastern Branch of the American Society for Microbiology in recognition of her contributions to environmental microbiology. Environmental biology is the study… Read more »