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Undergraduate Research Conference Adds Creative Showcase

From the March 2017 Desktop News | Inspired by the national effort to bring arts back into the research world, The University of Alabama’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference is kicking off its 14th year with an undergraduate Creative Showcase Wednesday, March 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ferguson Center Theatre and Gallery on… Read more »

Alumnus Brings LGBTQ Exhibition to UA Gallery

From the March 2017 Desktop News | A historical exhibition of Charlotte, North Carolina’s queer history will be on display at The University of Alabama Gallery until Friday, April 14. The exhibition is located in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa and is free and open to the public. The exhibition, “Publicly Identified: Coming Out… Read more »

Scientist Finds Historical Precedent for Warm Water Melting Antarctic Ice Shelves

From the March 2017 Desktop News | In the last few decades, oceanographers have recognized that warm currents running underneath modern ice shelves in Antarctica are compromising ice sheet stability and contributing to rising sea levels, but there has been little evidence of historical precedent, until now. University of Alabama assistant professor Dr. Rebecca Totten Minzoni recently… Read more »

Alumna Exhibits Video at Seattle Gallery

From the March 2017 Desktop News | UA alumna Elizabeth Withstandley began working on a multi-channel video of portraits called “You Can Not Be Replaced” in 2012, and the final product of her two-year labor was recently chosen to participate in the outdoor Electronic 4Culture gallery in Seattle, Washington. Only 17 U.S. artists were chosen to display… Read more »

French Professor Wins Excellence Award for Educators

From the March 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Isabelle Drewelow, an assistant professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, recently won the Alabama World Language Association’s 2017 Alabama Educator of Excellence Award for post-secondary educators. Drewelow, a native of Bordeaux, France, began working at UA in 2010 and is also the French language program director…. Read more »

Religious Studies Celebrates 50 Years

From the March 2017 Desktop News | Prayer in public schools has been a controversial issue for decades. But it was out of that very issue that religious studies departments across academia were birthed. On June 17, 1963, in the case of Abington School District v. the Schempp Family, the Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in the favor… Read more »

Preserving Cuban History

From the March 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Matthew LaFevor and his brother David are in a race against the clock as they seek to preserve Cuban archival records of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials that date from the island’s early colonial period (16th century) through the modern era. “The sources are decaying rapidly because of… Read more »

Healthcare Professionals Join for UA’s 15th Annual McCollough Forum

From the February 2017 Desktop News | Specialists in law and medicine will speak on healthcare reform and other hot topics in medicine at the 15th annual Susan and Gaylon McCollough Medical Scholars Forum Feb. 10–11 in the Shelby Hall rotunda on The University of Alabama Campus. The two-day forum, designed to prepare students pursuing medical and health… Read more »

UA Couple Wins Lifetime Achievement Awards

From the February 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Jim Knight, a professor emeritus of anthropology at The University of Alabama, and Dr. Judith Knight, a longtime editor at UA Press, were each awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southeastern Archaeological Conference for their decades of groundbreaking work in the field of archaeology in the South…. Read more »

Physicist Named APS Fellow

From the February 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Andreas Piepke, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, was recently elected as a fellow of the American Physical Society for his work in defining the nature of neutrinos, neutral subatomic particles and fundamental constituents of matter. Each year, only 0.5 percent of the 53,000 members of APS,… Read more »