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UA in Cuba offers cultural experience to students

Five University of Alabama students are spending their spring semester in Havana, Cuba, as part of the Alabama in Cuba study abroad program. Michael Schnepf, a professor in the department of modern languages and classics, has led groups in the semester-long program since the spring of 2009. Schnepf not only organizes the program but also teaches a special topics Spanish […]

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Taylor reflects on SGA presidency

Looking back over your year in office, what do you think are your biggest accomplishments? Jimmy Taylor: I think how we worked with so many different student groups and how we got to affect so many different [people]. We were handed a lot of tough external issues, which took up some time and curtailed some things we did, but I had […]

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Alabama student studies abroad in Havana, Cuba

Q: How does your daily life in Cuba differ from what it was like in America? A: My general routine is mostly the same, but the details are much different. First thing every morning in the U.S., I check the weather on my phone, but here I have to pay for Internet by the hour, and I can only use […]

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Professor receives national award for diversity

Viola Acoff, head of the department of metallurgical and materials engineering, was recently awarded for her dedication to increasing diversity in the field of engineering. Acoff was named a recipient of the Ellen Swallow Richards Diversity Award from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. The national award recognizes an individual for “helping others to overcome personal, professional, educational, cultural or […]

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Cosmologist to speak at lecture

Lawrence Krauss is no stranger to the pop culture limelight. He has appeared in television shows and movies, published numerous best-selling books and was quoted by Miley Cyrus on Twitter. “You are all stardust … So forget Jesus. Stars died so you can live,” Krauss said in his book “A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather than Nothing.” […]

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