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Not until I became a college professor did I contemplate the gap between the writing I had been taught and the writing I had practiced in the working world.

Through language, poets help us better understand and navigate life. However, the journey to a career in poetry is not always clear (or easy).

Ashley M. Jones, an alumna of the UAB Department of English, was recently appointed to serve as the next Poet Laureate of Alabama.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences and the English Department are saddened by the passing of Dr. Lila Miranda (“Randa”) Graves, emerita associate professor of English.

Two Department of English faculty members are being recognized for their commitment to excellence in teaching and composition this year.

October 15, 2020

A limitless world

Makayla Smith wants to use poetry to create spaces of joy and representation for Black, queer audiences.

COVID-19 has changed not only our daily lives but also how we approach education. UAB English Instructor Halley Cotton has faced these challenges following a simple but meaningful maxim: “You give grace; you get grace.”

Shelby Morris earned her B.A. in Professional Writing with a minor in Spanish in 2016 followed by a M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition in 2018.

Congratulations to Drs. Danny Siegel (English), Renato Camata (Physics), and Jason Linville (Criminal Justice)

Words matter. No one knows that better than alumnus Jeff Hodges who has made a career out of helping others, most recently in his role as Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Talent Program Manager for Regions Bank.

Alumna Marie Sutton has worn a lot of hats throughout her educational and professional career.

Many of our donors give to the College as a way of showing their appreciation for the people who inspired and guided them to academic and professional success. We asked a few of our supporters to share their stories of why they give and how investing in the College will ensure the success of our future students.

Alumnus Luke Richey believes being open to new experiences and change will help you decide your path.

The College of Arts and Sciences recognized three notable alumni at the annual Scholarship and Awards Luncheon on March 21, 2019. Our 2018 honorees were recognized for their diverse talents, professional accomplishments, and community service.

Jill Clements, Ph.D., has been named as the recipient of the first Michel de Montaigne Endowed Prize in the History of Ideas.

The Life-Long Learning Endowed Scholarship Honoring Ruth J. and Robert J. Colvin has been established in the departments of English and Foreign Languages and Literatures that will support deserving students and relieve them of their financial pressures.

The skills Jay learned in the Professional Writing program at UAB are crucial for how he navigates his professional life.
Amy is the Communications Coordinator at Growing Kings, a non-profit providing school-based, group mentoring programs for at-risk males in Birmingham City Schools.
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