2022 News Archive

  • Dr. Matt Howard, an associate professor in the University of South Alabama's Mitchell College of Business has been selected as one of 55 winners for the Association for Psychological Science Rising Star Award.
    South Assistant Professor Dr. Matt Howard has been selected for the Association for Psychological Science Rising Star Award. ...
  • A research team of nursing faculty and USA healthcare professionals led by Associate Professor Dr. Joyce Pittman received a research grant from Smith & Nephew, a company that designs and manufactures technology to help patients have a better quality of life.
    The study led to the creation of a gap analysis instrument to evaluate pressure injury practices and can be used nationwide. ...
  • Dr. Martha Arrieta, director of research for the USA Center for Healthy Communities, stands in front of the center.
    At the USA Center for Healthy Communities, Dr. Martha Arrieta has spent nearly 20 years working to reduce health disparities in poor and underserved neighborhoods of Mobile. ...
  • Christina Johnson, who teaches drama and costume design at South, works on a Mardi Gras gown at the Revelry Bloom studio in Mobile. The elaborate costume,  inspired by the movie “Maleficent,” has been chosen for display at the Mobile Carnival Museum.
    Christina Johnson, who teaches costume design in the department of theatre and dance at South, helps design elaborate Mardi Gras gowns for Mobile Carnival balls. ...
  • Dr. Matthew Pettway, an assistant professor of Spanish at the University of South Alabama, will discuss his research and present details in his latest book “Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection: Manzano, Plácido and Afro-Latino Religion,” 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Pensacola Museum of Art.
    South assistant professor will share his analysis on the African roots of Cuban carnival in this upcoming talk in Pensacola. ...
  • After graduating from the University of South Alabama, Rachel Burdine joined the Peace Corp and traveled to Cameroon. Today she works for World Relief as a program officer supporting the organization’s network of offices resettling refugees.
    Rachel Burdine, an international studies graduate, always wanted to travel and serve vulnerable populations. She started in the Peace Corps and now works for World Relief, helping refugee families resettle in the U.S. ...
  • Herbert “Mannie” Pair III, a graphic design graduate of the University of South Alabama, has some of his work exhibited at the Marx Library through the end of the month.
    A Marx Library exhibit features the folk art and fabric designs of Herbert "Mannie" Pair III, a Mobile artist and gallerist who earned a degree in graphic design. ...
  • University of South Alabama Study Abroad students will receive free passports. The free passport project is a collaborative effort between the Office of International Education and the Institute of International Education. Several of them will also be featured on the new podcast “Spilling the Tea on Travel.” Pictured from left: Amiaya Ross, Jacksonville, Ala; Hanna Dudley, Saraland, Ala; Kya Richardson, Hoover, Ala; Eight Mile, Ala; Corian Evans, Eight Mile, Ala; and Abby Sargent, Milton, Fla.
    25 students will get opportunities for new experiences as they receive free passports for future Study Abroad educational journeys. ...
  • Amazon rainforest
    The research of Dr. Gabriel de Oliveira, published in Science magazine, suggests there has been a dramatic increase in the deforestation of the Amazon, one of the most important and endangered ecosystems in the world. ...
  • Benjamin Shamback, a professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of South Alabama, currently has artwork on display in an exhibit titled “Comfort Food: Still Life Paintings.
    Benjamin Shamback, a professor in the Art & Art History department, has artwork on display at the LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans. ...
  • Nicole Baranov, a kindergarten teacher at Hutchens Elementary School and South alumna, received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She is just the eleventh teacher from Mobile County to receive the honor in its 40-year history.
    Nicole Baranov is named one of 108 winners of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. ...
  • Dr. Kenneth Hudson, associate professor of sociology and social work at the University of South Alabama, urges students to challenge conventional wisdom using data. “I spend a lot of time looking at numbers, what I call the view from 33,000 feet. ... And there are certain kinds of questions where you have to land the plane, get out and walk around and talk to people.”
    Dr. Kenneth Hudson, an associate professor of sociology and social work at South, studies the dual labor market, income inequality and their implications for society. ...
  • Darlene Lewis, who earned a bachelor's degree and then a master's in school counseling from the University of South Alabama, works with students at Blount High School in Prichard, her hometown.
    Darlene Lewis turns two education degrees at South into professional success — and personal satisfaction — by guiding students in Mobile County Public Schools. ...
  • The University of South Alabama celebrates the history and heritage of African Americans throughout February with activities, speakers, exhibitions and more.  All are open to the public and free of charge. This year's theme is "Better Together."
    Free events will be held on campus throughout the month of February celebrating African American history and heritage. ...
  • University of South Alabama journalist-in-residence, Cynthia Tucker will be honored at the Monroeville Literary Festival in March with the 25th Harper Lee award. Given annually to a writer with an Alabama connection, the award is named for Monroeville native and author of the literary classic, '"To Kill A Mockingbird."
    Tucker named the 25th Harper Lee Award winner given annually to outstanding writers with connections to the state of Alabama. ...
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The Mobile Arts Council has recognized South alumna Amanda Youngblood for her dedication to the arts in education and arts advocacy in the community.
    University of South Alabama alumna, Amanda Youngblood received "The Arty" for her dedication to the arts in education. ...
  • Mobile County Public Schools have named their 2022 Teachers of the Year. From left; Jaime Bosarge, Bryant High School; William Edmonds, Barton Academy; Kelly Parker, Tanner Williams Elementary School. All three teachers are University of South Alabama alumni.
    Three former South students are honored by the Mobile County Public School System after being nominated by their peers. ...
  • University of South Alabama student volunteers in the Mitchell College of Business will interview clients, prepare tax returns from client provided documentation. They receive internship credit that satisfies the experiential learning requirement toward a bachelor's degree.
    Upper-division accounting students taking part in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program providing free tax preparation. ...
  • Timothy Holden, who earned a degree in electrical engineering at the University of South Alabama, is a contractor at Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado.
    Timothy Holden served in the Marine Corps and as a police officer before earning his engineering degree at South. His job as a Space Force contractor involves satellite communication systems. ...
  • Dr. Elena Pavelescu shows the logic activity she created called "A Game of Cats" that was awarded the third place Rosenthal Prize. Sponsored by the National Museum of Math, the Rosenthal Prize recognizes the most innovative math educators from around the world who are creating engaging, hands-on lesson plans for elementary and middle school students.
    Dr. Elena Pavelescu was recently awarded the third place Rosenthal Prize for Innovation and Inspiration in Math Teaching. ...
  • University of South Alabama doctoral student Kim Pusey says her work in areas of social justice has been fueled by her own upbringing and observations of race and the criminal justice system. “Part of my work, part of the research I do, is in service of trying to make things better for little black and brown kids,” she said.
    Kim Pusey chose South for graduate school because of an opportunity to work with at-risk youths. She now plans for it to be her career. ...
  • Dr. Kern Jackson, director of USA's African American Studies program, co-wrote and co-produced the film "Descendant" premiering January 20-30, 2022 at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT.
    Dr. Kern Jackson will be recognized for his work on the film featuring the slave ship Clotilda and Africatown community. ...
  • Brittney Dixon, in front of the Center for Fair Housing in Mobile, says housing choice plays a critical role in equality. “Housing can affect whether you have a grocery store in your neighborhood, or good schools, or even sidewalks,” she said.
    South graduate Brittney Dixon fights discrimination through education and enforcement at the Center for Fair Housing in Mobile. ...
  • South Celebrates MLK Day with Event Series
    The University will celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King with a series of in-person and virtual events. ...
  • Dr. Amy Upton, assistant professor of school counseling at the University of South Alabama, is a passionate advocate for school counselors. The Alabama School Counselor Association recently honored her for an article titled “School Counseling District Supervisors’ Experiences and Perceptions Regarding School Counselor Preparation for Practice.”
    USA assistant professor receives the Alabama counseling Association's Individual Publication Award at its annual conference. ...