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Communicative Disorders Celebrates 75 Years

Department’s Program Is Oldest of Its Kind in Alabama From the May 2013 Desktop News | This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Department of Communicative Disorders and its Speech and Hearing Clinic, the state’s oldest clinic that serves more than 9,000 Alabamians each year. As part of a series of anniversary events, the department will… Read more »

College Students Earn Fellowships

Three Students with Ties to the College Are NSF Graduate Research Fellows From the May 2013 Desktop News | More than 13,000 graduate students applied for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Seven of those selected represented The University of Alabama and three of those have ties to the College of Arts and Sciences. Jennifer… Read more »

Students Intern in DC

Washington Experience Gives Students Real-Life Political Experience through Internships From the May 2013 Desktop News | For students with career aspirations in public service, there is no better place to see politics in action than in Washington, D.C. The Washington Experience, which is coordinated by the Department of Political Science under the direction of Dr. Michael… Read more »

Nobel Laureate to Lecture

Nobel-Winning Chemist to Lecture on Ground-Breaking Research From the April 2013 Desktop News | Dr. Robert H. Grubbs won the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his ground-breaking research in developing new compounds with commercial applications. This month, Grubbs will visit with students and faculty in the Department of Chemistry. Grubbs will give a public lecture, “Bugs, Windmills,… Read more »

New Foundry Dedicated

Collaborative Foundry and Workshop Facilities Will Be Dedicated at April 19 Ribbon Cutting From the April 2013 Desktop News | A workshop and foundry that will be shared by the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering will be dedicated April 19 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. New state-of-the-art facilities in the Bureau of Mines Arts… Read more »

Jackson to Deliver Mills Lecture

CBS 42 News Anchor Will Give April 26 Lecture From the April 2013 Desktop News | Sherri Jackson, news anchor for CBS 42 in Birmingham and a member of the College’s Paul Jones Advisory Board, will be on campus this month to deliver the Helen Crow Mills and John Carroll Mills Endowed Lecture on April 26 at 11… Read more »

Algae Research Receives NSF Funds

College Biologist Earns $2.7 Million in NSF Funding for Green Algae Research From the April 2013 Desktop News | Dr. Juan Lopez-Bautista, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has built a career studying algae. He is now the principal investigator in a $2.76 million National Science Foundation research project designed to discover and describe various… Read more »

Can Information Beat Chronic Pain?

Psychologists Say Improving Health Literacy Can Help Patients Treat, Manage Pain From the April 2013 Desktop News | Chronic pain can be managed by developing alternative ways of thinking and perceiving it through cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). But in the health care system patients with a low literacy or educational level experience a disadvantage in learning and using… Read more »

Clam Shells Tell Ancient Story

Geologist Researches Climate-Induced Downfall of Advanced Civilization From the April 2013 Desktop News | Analyses of clam shells used in ancient funeral ceremonies offer additional evidence as to how climate change may have contributed to the gradual collapse of an early South American civilization, according to Dr. Fred Andrus, an associate professor in the Department of Geological Sciences…. Read more »