Anthropologist to Discuss Alcohol’s Relationship to Evolution in UA Lecture

  Dr. Patrick McGovern, an anthropologist, is starting off the new year with some cheer as he presents a lecture on the history of alcohol and its relationship to evolution Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Biology Building Auditorium, room 127, on The University of Alabama campus. The lecture is part of the 2014-2015 […]

Best-selling Author to Deliver Dinoff Lecture at UA

  Dr. Steven C. Hayes, professor and director of clinical training at the University of Nevada, will deliver the 2014 Michael Dinoff Memorial Lecture Jan. 30 at The University of Alabama. Hayes’ lecture, “Human Suffering and Human Prosperity: Why Psychological Flexibility Matters,” will begin at 6 p.m. in room 118 of Bibb Graves Hall. Admission […]

Ice Cube Astronomy

UA professor of astronomy Dawn Williams will share the wonders of Antarctica and the groundbreaking research done in the Ice Cube Neutrino Detector in a talk on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in Room 227 Gallalee Hall before the public night. During a talk entitled “Ice Cube: The weirdest wonder of modern astronomy,” Williams will […]

Rick Gray Named Director of Brewer-Porch

From the January 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Rick Gray, a health care administrator with more than 20 years of experience in executive positions at health care facilities across the Southeast, has been named executive director of The University of Alabama’s Brewer-Porch Children’s Center. “Rick Gray has a track record of successfully steering mental and […]

The “Top 40 Democracy” of Popular Music

From the January 2015 Desktop News | A former music critic, Dr. Eric Weisbard has always been interested in connecting the dots of popular culture. When critics began talking about “rockism,” the idea of rock as a biased way of valuing some music and not others, and “poptimism,” the idea that commercial music of all […]

Governor Bentley to Speak to Pre-health Students

From the January 2015 Desktop News | Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, a graduate of The University of Alabama School of Medicine, will present the opening lecture at the 13th annual Susan and Gaylon McCollough Medical Scholars Forum Friday, Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. in the Shelby Hall rotunda on The University of Alabama campus. The […]

Psychologists to Bolster Health Services

From the January 2015 Desktop News | A team of psychology researchers has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to help integrate behavioral health and chronic pain treatment plans into Alabama’s 15 federally-qualified health centers. The award, given to Dr. Beverly Thorn, professor in the Department of Psychology, runs […]

Physicist Awarded NSF CAREER Award

From the January 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Claudia Mewes, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and UA’s Center for Materials for Information Technology, has received a $500,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. The CAREER Award is NSF’s most prestigious recognition of top-performing young scientists beginning their careers. Mewes’s research […]

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 […]