Physics Student to Intern at U.S. DOE

From the December 2014 edition of Desktop News | Marissa Leshnov, a third-year physics student in the College, has been selected for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Leshnov will be one of 100 undergraduate students interning at one of 13 DOE laboratories during spring 2015. Her work […]

“Cold War Dixie” Wins Best Book Award

From the December 2014 edition of Desktop News | A book examining the impact of the Cold War on the U.S. South, written by a College of Arts and Sciences historian, was recently recognized by the Southern Historical Association as the best book in southern economic or business history published in the last two years. […]

Waste Management Partners with UA

From the December 2014 edition of Desktop News | Chemical Waste Management-Emelle has donated lab equipment valued at approximately $40,000 to The University of Alabama’s Department of Geological Sciences. The instrument, an inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer, will be used in research projects to analyze the major, minor and trace element composition of liquids. […]

Sculptures Raise $46,000 for Hospital

From the December 2014 edition of Desktop News | Three students and a professor in the Department of Art and Art History recently designed and created sculptures that were auctioned off by Nucor Steel to raise money for Children’s of Alabama, a pediatric hospital located in Birmingham. Together, the sculptures raised $46,000 for the hospital. […]

Former Roommates Establish Scholarship

From the December 2014 edition of Desktop News | Four College of Arts and Sciences alumni have established a foundation to provide scholarships for graduate students committed to public service. The 308 Grace Street Foundation is named in honor of three founders’ college apartment. From 1993 to 1996, Jason Wible, Brian Carver and David Harris […]

Campfires Help Lower Blood Pressure

From the December 2014 edition of Desktop News | A University of Alabama anthropologist has found that, consistent with anecdotal reports, hearths and campfires can lower blood pressure and likely played important roles in the evolution of the human social brain. Christopher Lynn, an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, conducted a three-year lab-based […]

UCRA Accepting Applications

The Undergraduate Creativity and Research Academy (UCRA), a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences, is accepting applications for its research and creative activity funding. Established in 2014, the UCRA provides support for undergraduate research and creative activity, and it highlights the exceptional work of College students and their faculty mentors. Students selected for […]

Unexpected Discoveries

Undergraduate Students Who Do Research with Faculty Reap Tangible, Intangible Rewards Shelby Cloer did not know what she wanted to do with her future. She was a business major who happened to take a geology class one semester. As the lessons intrigued her and inspired her curiosity, Cloer decided to approach her professor about research opportunities. […]

Pacific Northwest National Lab Scientist to Speak at UA

On Nov. 13, the chemistry department will welcome Dr. Sebastien Kerisit as he presents his seminar entitled “Molecular Mechanisms of Reactivity at Mineral-Water Interfaces.” Kerisit is a scientist from Pacific Northwest National Lab working in the Department of Energy. His research focuses on finding ways to store carbon dioxide emissions in the subsurface of the […]

Criminal Justice Department and UAPD to Launch Cyber Crime Lab Course

In collaboration with UAPD, the Department of Criminal Justice has begun accepting students into the Cyber Crime Lab program. The program will stay true to its name, but students will be studying far more than just cyber crimes. UAPD’s new Joint Electronics Crime Task Force (JECTF) will be hosting the program, representing the first digital […]