- Students use alternative art materials for one-night-only exhibition June 18
- Digital Media wins national prize for TEDxBirmingham video
- Trip to New York brings national attention to Birmingham renaissance
- Clothes that work for new grads hitting the market
- Hagel emphasizes leadership to Naval Academy graduates
- Birmingham Chosen To Host 2015 C-USA Basketball Championships
- On The Money: How new graduates can take on the job market
- Canvas unrolled for new school year
- Tornadoes Leave Trail of Devastation (Photos)
- Campus closes early Tuesday due to severe thunderstorm
- Alabama does a double take: ‘Urinetown: the Musical’ hits home twice
- A+ Performance by Legend
- UAB Women’s Softball defeat Charlotte 49ers (8-0)
- A Fun and Fluffy Study Break In Lister Hill
- UAB Earth Month Festival
Two UAB Clinton Scholars win Critical Languages Scholarships
Two University of Alabama at Birmingham students have received prestigious Critical Languages Scholarships. Leah Berkebile and Yoonhee “Charity” Ryder, both juniors and William Jefferson Clinton Scholars, will study foreign language and culture abroad.
The scholarship is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and has offered intensive overseas study in the critical-need foreign languages of Arabic, Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish and Urdu since 2006. Last year, approximately 600 scholarships were awarded for 13 languages.
Berkebile, a double major in biology and international studies, will study at the Arab American Language Institute in Tangier, Morocco. The 20-year-old is an Experiential Learning Scholars Program student from Athens, Ala., and plans to practice medicine in the Middle East.
Ryder, a University Honors Program scholar who is majoring in biology and anthropology, will study in Wonju, South Korea. The 20-year-old is from Huntsville and plans to spend a couple of years researching and doing humanitarian work abroad, then pursue her dream of becoming a doctor.