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Korean Program Receives $10,000 Donation

From the February 2017 Desktop News | The Department of Modern Languages and Classics recently received a game-changing asset from Hyosung USA for the University’s ever-growing Korean program, which now boasts 21 students. Representatives from the company, which manufactures everything from mechanical rubber goods to ATMs, visited The University of Alabama in November bearing a $10,000… Read more »

Alumnus Bikes for Better Housing

From the February 2017 Desktop News | Alumnus Henry Downes didn’t take the traditional path after graduation. He took the bike path. Though Downes double-majored in political science and economics, he became a full-time Bike Adventure trip leader after graduation, working for the Fuller Center for Housing, a nonprofit organization in Americus, Georgia, that helps to eliminate… Read more »

UA Professor Elected Fellow to American Physical Society

Dr. Andreas Piepke, a professor in The University of Alabama’s 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, roughly… Read more »

Philosopher to Discuss Free Speech at Upcoming Lecture

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Dr. Andrei Marmor, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Philosophy and Law at Cornell University, will speak about the freedom of expression in a lecture as a part of The University of Alabama’s Philosophy Today lecture series. His lecture, “Two Rights of Free Speech,” will be held Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m…. Read more »

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

Students can register to attend at prehealth.ua.edu TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — 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… Read more »

Author of H is for Hawk Comes to UA

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Award-winning English writer, naturalist, and researcher Helen MacDonald is visiting the University of Alabama as the English department’s first Coal Royalty Chairholder for the semester and will give a talk on Jan. 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. MacDonald authored the bestselling H is for… Read more »

UA Mock Trial Team Wins First Place in Tournament

From the January 2017 Desktop News | With a team that’s only existed for five years – and this year’s team being particularly green at that – no one expected The University of Alabama Mock Trial Team to come out on top of one of the largest collegiate mock trial tournaments in the country. But that’s exactly… Read more »

UA Scientist Named AAAS Fellow

From the January 2017 Desktop News | The world’s largest general scientific society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, elected a University of Alabama scientist to the rank of Fellow. Dr. Patricia Sobecky, UA associate provost for academic affairs and professor of biological sciences, was one of 391 people elected as an AAAS Fellow in… Read more »

Anthropologist Elected to Prestigious Antiquarian Society

  From the January 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Ian Brown, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology, was recently elected to The Society of Antiquaries of London—the oldest and most prestigious association for antiquarian studies in the world.   The society, which is roughly 300 years old, consists of distinguished archaeologists, art historians, architectural historians,… Read more »

UA Students Win First Environmental Research Competition

From the January 2017 Desktop News | Two students in the Department of Geological Sciences recently received $5,000 by winning the first University of Alabama Outstanding Research Competition. The competition funds theses and dissertations that perform cutting-edge research related to the assessment and treatment of chemical contaminants in soil and groundwater. The competition was created by Geosyntec… Read more »