Awards

Professor Knighted by French Government

From the March 2016 Desktop News | Dr. Michael Picone, a professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, didn’t get a white horse or a suit of armor, and no one tapped him on the shoulder with a sword, but on January 29, he was officially decorated with the Palmes Académiques distinction by the French… Read more »

UA Alumna and Artist Receives International Awards

From the March 2016 Desktop News | Susan McCollough, an internationally recognized artist and alumna from The University of Alabama, recently won one of Florence, Italy’s most prestigious art awards and has been invited to participate in several international exhibitions. Her prize, the International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci—The Universal Artist, was awarded in January at the… Read more »

Alumnus Awarded for Contributions to Southern Literature

From the March 2016 Desktop News | Due to the large contributions historian and alumnus Dr. Harvey Jackson III has made to the literature of the South, The University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences, along with the journalism department, recently honored him with the 2016 Clarence Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing. “I grew… Read more »

UA Physicists Share in Breakthrough Prize

From the January 2016 Desktop News | A team of University of Alabama physicists recently received recognition for making key contributions to a landmark study of neutrinos that won the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. The $3 million prize, which was divided between five international teams, celebrates a series of experiments demonstrating that neutrinos—neutral… Read more »

Good News for Female Political Candidates

From the January 2016 Desktop News | When it comes to politics, research suggests that stereotypes often put women at a disadvantage. Female candidates—more than their male counterparts—must appear to be tough leaders without sacrificing their image as nurturers in order to win over voters: If they come off too strong, they lose votes. And… Read more »

Biologist, alumnus receives 2016 Harper Lee Award

Noted biologist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward O. Wilson has been selected to receive the Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year for 2016. The award is made to a living, nationally recognized Alabama writer who has made a significant, lifelong contribution to Alabama letters. Wilson will receive the honor during… Read more »

Faculty Recognized for Outstanding Teaching

From the November 2015 Desktop News | Two professors in the College of Arts and Sciences, Drs. Paul Houghtaling and Timothy Snowden, received Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards from The University of Alabama’s National Alumni Association. These awards are the University’s highest honor recognizing excellence in teaching. Houghtaling is an associate professor of voice in… Read more »

Public Administration Book Recognized

From the October 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Richard C. Fording, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, received the Herbert Simon Book Award from the public administration section of the American Political Science Association for his book, Disciplining the Poor. This is the third time Fording and co-authors Joe Soss and Sanford… Read more »

A Model Mentor

From the October 2015 Desktop News | Few people would look for a “family feeling” in a scientific laboratory, but that is what most students immediately notice in the lab of Dr. Ryan Earley. For his work in mentoring student researchers, Earley, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has been awarded the… Read more »

Art Graduate Receives Windgate Fellowship

From the July 2015 Desktop News | Alexandra Hval, a 2015 graduate of the Department of Art and Art History, has received a $15,000 Windgate Fellowship, one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students, from the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. Only 10 are given each year to college seniors nationwide. Hval,… Read more »