Grant Writing Seminar Gives Graduate Students a Head Start

From the August 2015 Desktop News | Graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences will have a unique opportunity this month to hone their ability to obtain grants to support their research. Grant expert David G. Bauer will host a one-day seminar Aug. 22 to give graduate students tools necessary to be successful in […]

Does Imaginative Play Influence Cognition?

From the August 2015 Desktop News | The imaginative play that is such a large part of childhood may be more than mere child’s play. Dr. Ansley Gilpin, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, has received a $200,000 grant from the Imagination Institute at the University of Pennsylvania to find out. She will conduct […]

Giyeon Kim Named GSA Fellow

From the August 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Giyeon Kim, associate professor in the Alabama Research Institute on Aging and the Department of Psychology, has been named a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging. The status of fellow is the highest class of […]

Hear Here Alabama

From the August 2015 Desktop News | “Can you hear me now?” OK, that may not be exactly what Dr. Marcia Hay-McCutcheon asks patients as part of the new Hear Here Alabama project in the College of Arts and Sciences, but it’s pretty close. Hay-McCutcheon, an associate professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders, will […]

Alumna Gives $250,000 to UA

From the August 2015 Desktop News | The late Brenda Voght Harrison, a 1963 alumna of the University and former member of the University Symphony Orchestra, has bequeathed a gift of $250,000 to The University of Alabama. It has been used to establish the Brenda Voght Harrison Endowed Music Scholarship for students in the School […]

Stories of Perseverance

From the July 2015 Desktop News | Nearly 50 elementary and junior high students from an inner-city after school program in Huntsville visited campus to participate in the “Victory Through Voices” oratorical contest. Julia Quan, a junior in New College, organized the event to encourage the students to go to college and pursue their dreams. […]

Meeting Special Needs

From the July 2015 Desktop News | Brewer-Porch Children’s Center is meeting an ever-growing need—early intervention for children diagnosed with autism. “The increasing rate of kids being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders is alarming,” said Dr. Rick Gray, director of Brewer-Porch. “A few years ago, people didn’t know what the word ‘autism’ meant. Now, almost […]

Where Are They Now?

From the July 2015 Desktop News | What can you do with a degree in religious studies? That’s what an informal lecture series in the Department of Religious Studies seeks to answer. The biannual discussion series, dubbed “There and Back Again: A Grad’s Tale,” was created in 2013 to help students answer, both to themselves […]

Professor Bill Keel discusses the most recent findings from NASA’s New Horizons mission

From the August 2015 Desktop News | The groundbreaking space probe New Horizons has given astronomers a sharp new eye on one of the most remote bodies in our solar system, Pluto. This new source of information hasn’t gone unnoticed in the College’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, with many astronomers interested in understanding the distant […]

Cause of Alabama Quakes Remains Unexplained

From the July 2015 Desktop News | Since November 2014, 15 earthquakes have occurred in Alabama’s Greene County, located just southwest of Tuscaloosa County. This outbreak of seismic activity has local geologists stumped, with no clear cause in sight. The Geological Survey of Alabama has released a news report with the latest information on the […]