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Historian Receives Grant for Digital Slavery Project

From the September 2017 Desktop News | Can you imagine opening a newspaper and seeing an advertisement for a runaway slave? In today’s world, it’s hard to fathom what it must have been like to live in a time when slavery was accepted. Dr. Joshua Rothman, a professor of history and chair of the Department of History,… Read more »

UA Professor Receives Franklin Research Grant

From the September 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Chase Wrenn, an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy, is working to confront some of humanity’s most difficult-to-answer questions; namely, Wrenn is exploring the value of truth and why we care about it. In March and April of this year, Wrenn traveled to Scotland to the University of… Read more »

Meet Our New Associate Deans

From the September 2017 Desktop News | The College of Arts and Sciences welcomed two new associate deans this fall. Dr. Lisa Pawloski, formerly of George Mason University, was named associate dean of international programs, a new position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Ray White, UA professor of physics and former chair of… Read more »

Anthropologist Selected As Leadership Fellow of the American Anthropological Association

From the September 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Lesley Jo Weaver, a medical anthropologist and professor in the Department of Anthropology, was selected as a fellow in the 2017-2018 American Anthropological Association Leadership Fellows program. The fellowship allows three up-and-coming anthropologists a chance to see the mechanics behind the scenes of the AAA, giving them a chance… Read more »

A&S in the News: August 27-September 2, 2017

Alabama Senate Race How ‘Big Luther’ can score a big comeback in Alabama’s Senate race: Al.com – Aug. 27 “Big” Luther Strange appears to be in big trouble ahead of a Sept. 26 runoff against conservative firebrand Roy Moore, recent polling suggests … William Stewart, professor emeritus of political sciences at The University of Alabama, said… Read more »

A&S in the News: August 20-26, 2017

The Alternative Right ‘Very fine people’ or white racists?: ‘Alt-right’ makes moves into the mainstream: Al.com – Aug. 20 Fascination about the “alt-right” has swelled in recent days, following violence in Charlottesville, Va., and President Donald Trump’s suggestions there were some “very fine people” at the demonstration who’ve been treated poorly by the media … Two… Read more »

A&S in the News: August 13-19, 2017

Congressional Internship Program COLLEGE NEWS: August 13, 2017: Tuscaloosa News – Aug. 13 Congressional Internship Program: Senator Richard Shelby’s Congressional Internship Program is open to students who exhibit an interest in government and public service. Three area college students completed an internship this summer in this Washington office … Libby Hufham of Dothan, the daughter of… Read more »

A&S in the News: August 6-12, 2017

Climate Change How climate change became a question of faith: Christian Science Monitor – Aug. 8 Every four years, the nation’s scientists from myriad federal agencies come together to release a comprehensive report synthesizing the current state of climate science … “The dispute over Darwin planted a seed, and the evolution argument set the groundwork for… Read more »

Chemistry Students Study Wine Production in Germany

From the August 2017 Desktop News | This spring, UA chemistry students had the opportunity to study abroad in Germany. However, they weren’t taking the usual course load of inorganic or physical chemistry. This group went to learn about the chemistry involved in making wine, called Oenology, as well as a little history behind the drink. The… Read more »