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.


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:

Sonic Frontiers is a free concert series of innovative and experimental music that enriches the cultural life of West Alabama and invites creative exchange between world-class performers, students, and the community through performances and lively post-concert discussions.

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 Association.

Welcome back from sabbatical, Drs. Julia Cherry, Catherine Roach, and Michael Steinberg.

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.





New College is the University of Alabama's commitment to providing personalized higher education for those students who need and desire that special attention. We are an interdisciplinary liberal arts program where students craft individualized courses of study consistent with their interests, aptitude, temperament, and skills. Each student, with the assistance of a faculty mentor, builds a course of study that includes traditional coursework, community-based learning, undergraduate research opportunities, and self-directed study. We believe our emphasis on student choice and responsibility promotes the creativity, flexibility and adaptability necessary for effective participation in the emergent communities of the future.