Noteworthy

Galbraith Awarded Fulbright

Congratulations to Dr. Marysia Galbraith who has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright to undertake her research in Poland on Jewish heritage during this upcoming academic year. These awards are among the very highest honors for American scholars doing international work.

Professor’s Book Wins Prize

Congratulations to Dr. Ellen Griffith Spears. Her book, Baptized in PCBs(UNC Press, 2014), has been selected for the Arthur J. Visiltear Prize this year. The Visiltear Prize is awarded for important contributions to the study of the history of public health. It is granted yearly by the Medical Care Section of the American Public Health

LifeTrack Claims Service Award

Congratulations to New College LifeTrack, winners of the Sam S. May Commitment to Service Award. The May Award is granted annually to recognize teams or departments demonstrating exceptional commitment, innovation, or creativity in customer service.

2014–15 Sonic Frontiers Season Is On!

Sonic Frontiers will begin its latest season with the innovative jazz of the Dave Douglas Quintet, 10/03/14 at 7:30 PM @ Moody Music Concert Hall. Preview the quintet here. Link to the calendar of events for Sonic Frontiers here; or, go to:http://sonicfrontiers.ua.edu/upcoming-events.html. Sonic Frontiers is a free concert series of innovative and experimental music that

Dr. Ellen Spears Publishes New Book Set in Anniston, AL

Dr. Ellen Spears’s book Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town recounts the legal fight that began in Anniston in the 1990s against the agrochemical company Monsanto over the dumping of toxic chemicals in the city’s historical African American and white working-class west side, as well as the campaign to safely

MacArthur “Genius Grant” Recipient Anthony Braxton Coming to UA

Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Andrew Dewar, MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient, composer, and saxophonist Anthony Braxton will spend a week at UA in spring 2015. Dewar was awarded a NEA “Art Works” grant that will partially fund Braxton’s weeklong-residency. Saxophonist/composer Anthony Braxton is a major figure of contemporary music, an NEA Jazz Master, and

Senior Accomplishments

Congratulations to the following New College seniors: Jason Arterburn – 2014 Truman Scholar Mary Sellers Shaw – Morris Lehman Mayer Award recipient Sarah DeMeo – Woodrow Alvin Davis Family Student Athlete Award recipient Alex Vawter – Outstanding Student in Latin and Greek; Bernard C & Alma B. Webber Scholarship recipient Olivia Bensinger – Byron Franklin

New College Now Houses the Natural Resource Management Minor

New College is the new home of the Natural Resource Management Minor. Dr. Carl Williams coordinates the program. The minor has an interdisciplinary, practice-driven focus that prepares students for professional opportunities in environmental monitoring, such as endangered species and wetland delineation, restoration of disturbed land, and management of forested lands and wildlife areas. Dr. Williams

New College Faculty Lend Support for Exoneration of the Scottsboro Boys

More than 80 years ago, nine young African American men hopped a train in a Chattanooga freight yard and headed west. Unemployed and desperate for a better life, they were not unlike millions during the Great Depression. In Memphis, perhaps there would be work. Instead, they found themselves part of a life and death courtroom