Arts and Sciences News Archive

  • University of South Alabama students, from left, Liz Seiler, Ian Singley and De’Asia Aaron each earned a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
    Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships offer South students an introduction to academic analysis and communication. There's also a $2,000 stipend. ...
  • Dr. Jeremiah Henning, assistant professor of biology, will study how nutrient addition and disturbance events such as hurricanes alter plant communities and how ecosystems function. The research could have important implications for coastal areas, such as Dauphin Island, where Henning will conduct some of his research.
    Fertilizer may increase plant size or make your grass greener this summer, but possibly at the cost of biological diversity, according to a study co-authored by a South professor. ...
  • Kyle Samuel gained a great deal of sports broadcasting experience, working on Jag TV and ESPN+ productions, while a student at the University of South Alabama.
    A South graduate uses his college broadcasting experience to land a job doing graphics and editing for NASCAR coverage at Fox Sports 1. #MyFirstJob ...
  • Merritt McCall's duties with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources include building, seeding and monitoring oyster beds in state waters. she recently earned her master's degree in marine science from the University of South Alabama.
    Marine scientist Merritt McCall turns her experience at South and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab into a fisheries job with the state of Mississippi. #MyFirstJob ...
  • Dr. John McCreadie, University of South Alabama professor of biology leads a project to produce a detailed understanding of both tick and tick-borne disease distribution in Alabama.
    South's program is awarded a $75,000 grant from the State of Alabama to study the prevalence of ticks and tick-borne diseases. ...
  • University of South Alabama Assistant Vice President for Research Dr. Matthew Reichert has received a Council on Research, Research Leadership Fellowship given by Association of Public and Land Grant Universities.
    The fellowship will allow Reichert to work with other vice presidents for research at Universities around the country. ...
  • South Alabama is one of 40 institutions named to the inaugural cohort for the IIE American Passport Project grant, with a goal of promoting diversity, inclusion, access and equity in study abroad opportunities.
    The grant will enable 25 University of South Alabama students to obtain a U.S. passport and support their study abroad journeys. ...
  • Rebecca Culberson, a senior international studies major at South Alabama, is the recipient of the 2021 Gilman Scholarship.
    The University of South Alabama announces senior Rebecca Culberson as a 2021 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipient. ...
  • From L-R; Haley Borin, Tuyishimire Neza David, University of South Alabama students Mason Redmond and Catie Martin on a church mission in Gahara, Rwanda in June 2019.
    A dozen recent South graduates devoted more than 100 hours of community service each through USA's South Serves program. ...
  • Navy Rear Admiral Gayle Shaffer, a 1987 biology graduate of the University of South Alabama, is the first dentist to serve as Deputy Surgeon General.
    Rear Admiral Gayle Shaffer, a 1987 biology graduate, went on to join the Navy, travel the world and become the first dentist to serve as deputy surgeon general. “It’s not every day you have a sorority sister who’s an admiral, right? ...
  • Dr. Lorraine Ahearn, an assistant professor of multimedia journalism at the University of South Alabama, holds a boom microphone for her interview with a Bayou Le Batre resident who moved there from Vietnam as a child. Ahearn is producing a documentary about the Vietnamese fishing community on the Alabama Gulf Coast. The videographer on many of her interviews is Francisco Cordova, right, a December graduate from the digital cinema and television program.
    A documentary produced by Assistant Professor Dr. Lorraine Ahearn will focus on a tight-knit Vietnamese fishing community that has grown up along the Alabama coast. ...
  • Raghad Sultan, a criminal justice major from Saudi Arabia, is completing an internship with the University of South Alabama Police Department.
    Raghdad Sultan followed the family tradition of attending USA. Her experience at South is preparing her for a decidedly nontraditional role — that of a female police detective in her home country of Saudi Arabia. ...
  • Sara Boone, left, won first place for Best Magazine Page Layout Designer while Breahna Crosslin took 5th place for Best Press Photographer at the "Best of the South 2020" contest. The University's student magazine, Due South won 2nd place for Best College Magazine.
    The University's student-led media department wins two individual awards and one for Due South magazine in recent awards ceremony. ...
  • Tara Keech, a 2006 graduate of the University of South Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, is the founder of Tarah Keech Coaching, which is focused on helping professionals overcome the challenges of insecurity, anxiety and stress.
    Tarah Keech, who earned a psychology degree from South, had to learn to refocus from burnout. Now she's made it her life's work to help other professionals manage challenges of insecurity, anxiety and stress. ...
  • Cory Quint, 2020 President of the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo and Crystal Hightower, senior research lab manager at the University of South Alabama School of Marine and Environmental Sciences.
    The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo and the Coastal Conservation Association Alabama each donate to the newly-established school. ...
  • Students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to visit the University of South Alabama's spring art gallery through May 7, 2021.
    Students' work featuring various mediums and art styles highlighting skills and techniques learned at South will be on display. ...
  • A Perfect Match
    South's Clinical and Counseling Psychology doctoral program continues to match students with ideal internship opportunities. ...
  • A Discussion on Islamic Thought
    Dr. Asma Afsaruddin, professor of Middle Eastern languages and cultures is the featured speaker in the Mahan lecture series. ...
  • Plans for South's School of Marine and Environmental Sciences call for additional faculty, renovated classroom space and new academic programs. “The school capitalizes on our strategic location on the Gulf Coast, and allows us to expand opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students,” said Dr. Andi Kent, interim provost and senior vice president.
    Plans call for new undergraduate and graduate programs to complement the existing degrees that have been offered by the department of marine sciences. ...
  • South Collaborates With Mobile Jewish Film Festival
    The Mobile Jewish Film Festival joins more than 60 other events across the country in showcasing some of the best independent films annually. ...
  • Beginning in the 2021 fall semester, students can look forward to returning to in-class instruction.
    The University announces a transition back to a normal course schedule with face-to-face classes, along with student meetings, activities and events. ...
  • Amre Davis, a Vigor High School student who is taking courses at the University of South as part of the Start South dual enrollment program, starts her schoolwork as early as 4 a.m. “I get up, set up my laptop, maybe have a bowl of cereal, and get going on my assignments,” she said.
    The dual enrollment program allows high school students to begin taking college classes at half the cost, while reducing the time it takes to earn an undergraduate degree. ...
  • NBC 15 Chief Meteorologist and USA adjunct instructor Alan Sealls has achieved multiple firsts in his more than three decade career in television.
    South adjunct instructor Alan Sealls has broken through numerous ethnic barriers to become one of nation's top meteorologists. ...
  • With Mardi Gras canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, South alumnae Suzanne Sarver, left, and Courtney Harris, right, joined with Mitchell College of Business Ph.D. student Stacy Wellborn to begin the Mobile Porch Parade. Wellborn's home features monsters from the children’s book, “Where the Wild Things Are.”
    With Mardi Gras parades canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, two alumnae and a Ph.D. candidate find a new way to celebrate the Carnival season. ...
  • 2020 Mobile County Public Schools Teachers of the Year. From L-R; Anna Mouton, Clark-Shaw School of Math, Science and Technology. Julie Neidhardt, Hutchens Elementary School. Deborah Pippen, Citronelle High School.
    A trio of women, who earned degrees from South have now been named the best of the best in the Mobile County Public Schools. ...