Anniston PCB Pollution Focus of New Book

From the April 2014 Desktop News | With Anniston as the backdrop, Dr. Ellen Spears, assistant professor in New College and the Department of American Studies, explores environmental justice in her new book, Baptized in PCBs, which was released April 7. Though focused on the 1990s legal battle between Anniston residents and the agrochemical company […]

Traveling by Innate GPS-like Signals

From the April 2014 Desktop News | One of the most captivating mysteries in biology is the long-distance migrations of animals, particularly young animals that travel more than thousands of kilometers to specific, uncharted locations without older, more experienced migrants to guide them along the way. A College of Arts and Sciences alumnus is changing […]

UA Cyber Initiatives Aid Law Enforcement

From the April 2014 Desktop News | Two College of Arts and Sciences professors have been invited to provide law enforcement officials worldwide with a “behind the curtain” look at how academics can help investigate cyber-related crimes. Dr. Diana Dolliver and Dr. Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar, both faculty members in the Department of Criminal Justice, will present […]

Oil and Gas Conference Announced

The Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies at The University of Alabama and the Geological Survey of Alabama announce a joint research conference, to be held on the UA campus April 29, 2014. The conference, titled “Critical Factors for Future Oil and Gas Development in Alabama: Resources Availability and Accessibility, Application of Existing and New Technologies, […]

Chemist Accepts Award in Mumbai, India

From the March 2014 Desktop News | Dr. Arunava Gupta, professor in the Department of Chemistry and UA’s College of Engineering, returned to his home country of India in February to accept the CRSI Medal from the Chemical Research Society of India. The award is given annually to outstanding chemists of Indian origin who are […]

Professors Publish Paper in ‘Cell’

From the February 2014 Desktop News | Work done in a University of Alabama laboratory shows that genetically engineered variants of proteins may be “highly promising” for eventually halting the progression of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to a paper co-authored by UA researchers and published in the Jan. 16 […]

Professor Takes on Lead Role with MLA

From the February 2014 Desktop News | Dr. Jolene Hubbs, assistant professor in the Department of American Studies, was elected to the Modern Language Association’s executive committee of the Discussion Group on Southern Literature. As an executive committee member, Hubbs will help ensure the association stays abreast of current trends in research done by Southern literary […]

White House Honors UA Geology Professor

From the February 2014 Desktop News | President Barack Obama recently announced that he will award Dr. Samantha Hansen, assistant professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, a Presidential Early Career Award. The Presidential Early Career Award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early […]

Research on Sin Earns NEH Grant

From the January 2014 Desktop News | Dr. Margaret Abruzzo, associate professor in the Department of History, was recently awarded a $50,400 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Abruzzo will use the grant to spend the next year researching and writing her next book, tentatively titled, Good People and Bad Behavior: Changing Views […]

Researchers Publish on Recent Neutrino Observation

Department of Physics and Astronomy researchers were part of the exciting recent announcement of the scientific observation of 28 very high-energy particle events. These events were the first solid evidence for astrophysical neutrinos which were captured with cosmic accelerators at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a particle detector buried in the Antarctic ice. Details of the […]