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Japanese Delegation Visits UA

From the March 2015 Desktop News | A delegation selected by the Japanese government traveled to The University of Alabama on March 3 to discuss Japanese society, business, technology and culture in the second annual “Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan” symposium. The goal of the symposium, led by Yasuo Saito, former Japanese Ambassador to… Read more »

UA Establishes Cuba Research Center

From the February 2015 Desktop News | The University of Alabama Board of Trustees has approved the establishment of the Center for Cuba Collaboration and Scholarship at UA. The new research center will build on the activities of the Alabama-Cuba Initiative, a 13-year effort to establish educational opportunities in Cuba for UA students and faculty…. Read more »

Ice Cube Astronomy

UA professor of astronomy Dawn Williams will share the wonders of Antarctica and the groundbreaking research done in the Ice Cube Neutrino Detector in a talk on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in Room 227 Gallalee Hall before the public night. During a talk entitled “Ice Cube: The weirdest wonder of modern astronomy,” Williams will… Read more »

Join the Friends of the MDB

From the January 2015 Desktop News | A new organization for the support and promotion of the Million Dollar Band kicked off Jan. 1 and will hold its first meeting in April. The Friends of the Million Dollar Band, which will be part of The University of Alabama, the College of Arts and Sciences, and… Read more »

UCRA Accepting Applications

The Undergraduate Creativity and Research Academy (UCRA), a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks applications for its new undergraduate research funding. Established in 2014, UCRA aims to fund undergraduate research and creative activity and to highlight the exceptional work of College students and their faculty mentors. Students selected for funding will present… Read more »

Pacific Northwest National Lab Scientist to Speak at UA

On Nov. 13, the chemistry department will welcome Dr. Sebastien Kerisit as he presents his seminar entitled “Molecular Mechanisms of Reactivity at Mineral-Water Interfaces.” Kerisit is a scientist from Pacific Northwest National Lab working in the Department of Energy. His research focuses on finding ways to store carbon dioxide emissions in the subsurface of the… Read more »

Scholarship Named for Larry Drummond

From the November 2014 edition of Desktop News | The Alabama Conservation and Natural Resources Foundation has donated $50,000 to the College of Arts and Sciences to establish a scholarship in memory of UA alumnus Larry Drummond. The scholarship was made possible from proceeds of the Alabama Governor’s One-Shot Turkey Hunt fundraiser hosted by the… Read more »

Mills Lecture Is Nov. 13

From the November 2014 edition of Desktop News | University of Alabama alumnus and chief scientist of Raytheon Ktech, Dr. R. Michael Dowe Jr., will present the Helen Crow Mills and John Carroll Mills Lecture on Nov. 13. Dowe, who studied physics while at UA, will discuss “A Career in Physics and National Security,” and… Read more »