Category: World

UA missions group returns to Nicaragua

By Mark Hammontree | News Editor ^ Less than a week before Christmas, 22 University of Alabama students said goodbye to the small Nicaraguan village of Trapichito. For some students, it was the last time they would ever see the village and its inhabitants with whom they’d grown quite familiar over the course of a week. For others, it was […]

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UA grad to appear on hit TV shows

University of Alabama alumna, Sonequa Martin-Green, is seeing her dreams come true before her very eyes. Five years ago she spoke the line, “True I talk of dreams, which are the children of an idle brain,” while playing the character of Mercutio in the UA department of theatre and dance’s production of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” She recently accepted roles […]

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Students suffer from nomophobia, cellphone addiction

Students suffer from nomophobia, cellphone addiction

A new addiction is being added to the long list, right alongside drugs and alcohol – nomophobia, an addiction to cellphones. In 2008, British researchers coined the term nomophobia for the anxiety one feels when having no access to their mobile phone. A recent study sponsored by SercurEnvoy showed that the number of people suffering from nomophobia has grown to […]

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RISE leaders go to Russia for disabled music outreach

Educators from the University ’s RISE program and the UA School of Music visted the Prospectiva Center in St. Petersburg, Russia last week to work with children with disabilities. The group also worked with the Russian National Orchestra to create a bilingual musical. RISE works with children with disabilities from birth to six years of age by combining practices of […]

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Apple debuts long-awaited iPhone 5

Technology company Apple debuted its sixth iPhone model, the iPhone 5, on Wednesday. The newest model in the Cupertino, Calif., company’s cell phone line has a four-inch screen — the biggest yet for the iPhone line-up. The phone also includes a thinner, lighter chassis made of aluminum and glass and is Apple’s first phone with LTE, a faster cellular data […]

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