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Religious Studies Celebrates 50 Years

From the March 2017 Desktop News | Prayer in public schools has been a controversial issue for decades. But it was out of that very issue that religious studies departments across academia were birthed. On June 17, 1963, in the case of Abington School District v. the Schempp Family, the Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in the favor… Read more »

Mock Trial Team Places First and Second in Crimson Classic

The University of Alabama Mock Trial team continued their successful season at their last invitational meet of the year here in Tuscaloosa. In January, the team hosted the first mock trial tournament held at the University, the Crimson Classic, in ten Hoor Hall. The team entered the Crimson Team, which won second place, the White… Read more »

UA Mock Trial Team Wins First Place in Tournament

From the January 2017 Desktop News | With a team that’s only existed for five years – and this year’s team being particularly green at that – no one expected The University of Alabama Mock Trial Team to come out on top of one of the largest collegiate mock trial tournaments in the country. But that’s exactly… Read more »

UA Students Win First Environmental Research Competition

From the January 2017 Desktop News | Two students in the Department of Geological Sciences recently received $5,000 by winning the first University of Alabama Outstanding Research Competition. The competition funds theses and dissertations that perform cutting-edge research related to the assessment and treatment of chemical contaminants in soil and groundwater. The competition was created by Geosyntec… Read more »

Student Represents Team USA in Paralympic Games

From the October 2016 Desktop News | Shelby Baron was helping unload cars during freshman move-in day at The University of Alabama when she got a call from Team USA wheelchair tennis coach Dan James. It was Aug. 12, her 22nd birthday, so Baron thought James was calling to wish her a happy birthday. “He said,… Read more »

Researchers Bring HIV Education to Parolees and Probationers

From the September 2016 Desktop News | Due to overcrowding in Alabama prisons, the state recently began diverting felons with lesser charges into parole and probation programs. One unexpected outcome, however, was that these convicted offenders, who fall in a higher risk bracket for HIV, no longer had access to the HIV education classes routinely offered in… Read more »

Recent Graduate Bikes across America for Culmination of Senior Project

From the September 2016 Desktop News | After 76 days and 4,505 miles, recent New College graduate Julie Gyurgyik finally arrived in Astoria, Oregon—completing one of the longest coast-to-coast trails in the United States. Her trek across the TransAmerica trail was planned as a part of her holistic health and wellness senior project, with the intent to… Read more »

Scholarships Matter: For the Love of Music

From the August 2016 Desktop News |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 Camilla and Steve Johnson Endowed Support Fund for The Huxford Symphony… Read more »

Resisting Tuberculosis Testing

From the August 2016 Desktop News | When the rate of tuberculosis in Marion, Alabama, spiked in 2014 and 2015, killing four people and infecting more than 150 others, public health officials offered free testing and treatment to stop the outbreak—but few were willing to participate until monetary compensation was offered as an incentive. The resistance perplexed… Read more »

Student Receives Google Policy Fellowship

From the August 2016 Desktop News | With the help of a prestigious $7,500 Google Policy Fellowship, given to university students who have an interest and aptitude for internet and technology policy, UA doctoral student Jessica Mendoza spent her summer interning with the Internet Keep Safe Coalition, called iKeep Safe, in order to help youth, their parents,… Read more »