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UA Graduate Student Wins 2017 Scholars for the Dream Travel Award

University of Alabama graduate student Candace Chamber’s will receive the 2017 Scholars for the Dream Travel Award from the National Council of Teachers of English.

The Scholars for the Dream Travel Award is a national award given to emerging scholars of color – graduate students – who are embarking on scholarship that is promising, said Dr. Michelle Robinson, an assistant professor of English at UA.

Public Relations Diversity Hinges on Leadership

A recent literature review by Dr. Nilanjana Bardhan, a board member of the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations at The University of Alabama, showcases diversity and inclusion trends in the PR industry throughout the 1990s and 2000s. While some progress has been made in terms of recruitment of minorities and advancement of women to more senior executive positions, very little has changed since the 1990s.

“There are fewer Catholics, and Catholics have been outnumbered by Protestants over time. But with those Catholic families, those traditions tend to endure whether one is a practicing Catholic or not. . . . If you look at places with strong Catholic cultural heritage, even if folks aren’t going to Mass every week, things like Mardi Gras and the cultural traditions endure longer. It spreads and now Mardi Gras is picked up outside traditionally Catholic areas, and it’s fun and useful for a city because of the economic impact.”

Dr. Michael J. Altman, assistant professor of religious studies (AL.com)