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Three Students Intern at HudsonAlpha

College Undergraduates Earn Prestigious Biotechnology Internships From the July 2013 Desktop News | Three students from the College are getting hands-on experience in sophisticated biotechnology as part of the BioTran internship program at the HudsonAlpha Institute in Huntsville. College undergraduates Duncan Murdock, Anna Willis, and Abigail Shelton along with two other UA students are interning this summer… Read more »

College Names New Associate Deans

From the July 2013 Desktop News | Two faculty members have been appointed associate deans for the College. Dr. Lisa L. Dorr, associate professor in the Department of History, and Dr. Roger Sidje, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, were appointed by Dr. Robert F. Olin, dean of the College. Dorr will administer the College’s social… Read more »

Chemistry Grads Visit Nobel Laureates

Two graduate students participate in Lindau Meetings in Germany From the July 2013 Desktop News | This month 35 Nobel Laureates congregated at Lake Constance in Germany to meet the next generation of leading scientists and researchers, including two UA graduate students from the Department of Chemistry. Steven Kelley, a native of Olive Branch, Miss., and Michele… Read more »

Professor Receives $1 Million NSF CAREER Award

Biochemist Patrick Frantom Earns NSF’s Most Prestigious Award for Young Scientists From the June 2013 Desktop News | The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Dr. Patrick Frantom, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, to receive a $1 million, five-year NSF CAREER Award for his research in understanding how enzymes evolve diverse properties and abilities…. Read more »

Six Undergraduate Researchers Recognized

Students Honored by Randall Outstanding Research Award Program From the June 2013 Desktop News | Six College of Arts and Sciences students were recognized recently for their undergraduate research with UA’s Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program. Jonathan Belanich, a junior from Lindenhurst, N.Y., studied the metabolism of certain species of tarantulas and scorpions. His research focused… Read more »

Grant Furthers Armed Conflict Research

Political Science Professor Receives Grant to Investigate Armed Conflicts From the June 2013 Desktop News | With the help of a $236,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, a professor in the College will collect data from the last 200 years to develop information about international conflicts that may aid scientists in making predictions about future conflicts…. Read more »

Technology Allows Public to Explore Earth

Geological Sciences Partners with Museum of Natural History on Earth Science Display From the June 2013 Desktop News | Students and visitors to UA’s Museum of Natural History will now have vast earth science and geology information at their fingertips in a new permanent display, thanks to a joint effort between the Department of Geological Sciences and… Read more »

College Publications Awarded

College Publications Earn Awards at State Public Relations Conference From the May 2013 Desktop News | Two publications produced by the College Relations staff were recently awarded top honors at the state convention of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, the state’s primary organization for public relations professionals. The College of Arts and Sciences Viewbook, which promotes… Read more »

Students Earn UA Study Away Scholarships

From the May 2013 Desktop News | Three students in the College will continue their studies outside of UA this summer with the help of UA Away scholarships, an initiative that supports student study away opportunities and promotes a commitment to global citizenship. Two additional UA students were awarded scholarships, which are sponsored by UA’s Division of… Read more »

Harris Speaks at Washington Event

English Professor Represents UA and Alabama at American Women Writers Museum From the May 2013 Desktop News |  Women writers from each state are being showcased in a project by the American Women Writers National Museum. Dr. Trudier Harris, a professor in the Department of English, will represent Alabama and give a presentation this month in… Read more »