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Water Matters

  At the first SEC Campus Water Matters Challenge, a team of UA students took home the gold. Dr. Sagy Cohen, an assistant professor in the Department of Geography, said the main criteria for the competition was water sustainability. The students were also supposed to take climate change effects into consideration and make sure the… Read more »

A&S in the News: October 29-November 4, 2017

Supremacist Rallies Roadshow of hate: Travelers fuel rallies: New York Times – Oct. 29 White nationalist and provocateur Richard Spencer had left the University of Florida on Oct. 19 when the day’s most serious trouble erupted just beyond the campus … “My general take is that the number of people who are highly motivated and dedicated… Read more »

Coping Power

Being pushed against a locker, tripped in the hallway, or blamed by a teacher for something you didn’t do would be enough to make anyone angry. But according to Dr. John Lochman’s Coping Power program, feeling anger isn’t necessarily the problem—acting out because of anger is. “In the past, psychology clinicians often saw aggressive conduct… Read more »

True Grit

The circumstances of Caroline James’s childhood made a college education look like a fantasy. Until she was placed in foster care as a 10‑year‑old, her home was filled with drug addiction, schizophrenia, and physical and emotional abuse. She recalls being burnt with irons, punched in the face by her father, and told almost daily that… Read more »

Where Art and Science Meet

Though Dr. Juan Lopez-Bautista, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, completed his graduate and doctoral degrees in biology more than 15 years ago, he is far from done with his formal education. Back in the classroom as a master’s student once more, Lopez-Bautista is now studying abstract painting in UA’s Department of Art… Read more »

Infant Size in the Peruvian Highlands

Despite the failed crops, drought, and climate change of recent years, infants in the Andean highlands of Peru weigh more and are taller than ever. “It’s counterintuitive,” said Dr. Kathryn Oths, a professor of anthropology who has been studying the villagers of Chugurpampa for the last 30 years. “But we think we’ve found what’s going… Read more »

Doing It All

Recent graduate Maria Gerasikova—a Russia native who was professionally waterskiing by age 15—said her first exposure to the summer sport was at an indoor pool in the middle of winter. “In Russia, athletes ski on a cable in the swimming pool during the winter so they can keep training even in cold weather,” Gerasikova said…. Read more »

A&S in the News: October 22-28, 2017

The Protestant Reformation The Port Rail: Luther and the storm that remade the world: Tuscaloosa News – Oct. 22 I encourage you to attend a celebration on Monday, Oct. 30, of the life and times of Martin Luther, the father of the Protestant Reformation. The event, at the University of Alabama Moody Music Building, begins with… Read more »

A&S in the News: October 15-21, 2017

ALLELE Kirsti Curry Rogers brings dinosaurs to life for students: Crimson White – Oct. 15 A renowned vertebrate paleontologist addressed a full audience of University of Alabama students and faculty members on Thursday, speaking about her work studying dinosaurs. It was the second lecture in the ALLELE seminar series, which focuses on teaching the Alabama public… Read more »

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