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

The groundbreaking space probe New Horizons has given astronomers a sharp new eye on one of the most remote planets in our solar system, Pluto. This new source of information hasn’t gone unnoticed in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, with many astronomers interested in understanding the distant planet and its peculiarities. “In our survey […]

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 […]

Art Graduate Receives Windgate Fellowship

From the July 2015 Desktop News | Alexandra Hval, a 2015 graduate of the Department of Art and Art History, has received a $15,000 Windgate Fellowship, one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students, from the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. Only 10 are given each year to college seniors nationwide. Hval, […]

Jones Gallery to Display Newly Acquired Works

A small sampling from more than 400 pieces of art that were recently acquired by The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences will be displayed at the Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa beginning June 22. The pieces are part of the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art and […]

Presenting Undergraduate Research

From the June 2015 Desktop News | Five undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences presented their research findings April 16-18 at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. The annual event, held this year at Eastern Washington University, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study. Arts and […]

Big Answers, Tiny Particles

From the June 2015 Desktop News | A team of international scientists, including a pair of physicists from The University of Alabama, resumed efforts this week near Geneva, Switzerland, to use tiny particles to answer big questions – really big – like how the universe works. Drs. Conor Henderson and Paolo Rumerio, assistant professors in the […]

Former Students Co-author Large Study

From the June 2015 Desktop News | Four former students and their faculty mentor, Dr. Laura Reed, are among 1,014 co-authors of a paper published in the journal G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. The paper represents a huge coordinated effort called the Genome Education Partnership that involves feeding data from undergraduate research projects on bioinformatics into […]