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 […]

Ph.D. Students Get Their Feet Wet in Flood Prediction Effort

From the June 2015 Desktop News | Nearly 50 graduate students from across the globe have spent the last two weeks at The University of Alabama and at the Cahaba River learning about the tools and principles used in flood prediction as part of the National Flood Interoperability Experiment Summer Institute. The institute is being […]

Cool Books for Hot Days

Our annual summer reading list includes 10 books by College faculty and the latest by distinguished scientist and UA alumnus Dr. Edward O. Wilson. Martin Luther King Jr., Heroism, and African American Literature, by Trudier Harris The heroes in African American life and literature don’t necessarily have to be moral or immoral, good or bad, so long […]

Trudier Harris Named Distinguished Professor

From the May 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Trudier Harris, professor in the Department of English, has been named a University Distinguished Research Professor by The University of Alabama Board of Trustees. This designation recognizes UA faculty who have achieved international accomplishments in their field and have been given extensive peer recognition for their scholarly […]

Historian Awarded Botstiber Fellowship

From the March 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Janek Wasserman, assistant professor in the Department of History, has received a fellowship from the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies that is allowing him to spend the current semester and summer of 2015 conducting research abroad for his next book, tentatively titled “From Coffeehouse to Tea Party: […]

Music Therapy Professor Recognized

From the March 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Andrea Cevasco-Trotter, director of music therapy and associate professor in the School of Music, has been selected to receive one of the highest awards presented by the American Music Therapy Association. Cervasco-Trotter was recognized for making significant contributions to research in music therapy and for inspiring others through […]

Guy Caldwell Named Distinguished Professor

From the March 2015 Desktop News | The University of Alabama’s Board of Trustees has named Dr. Guy Caldwell, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, a University Distinguished Research Professor. This title recognizes UA faculty who have achieved international accomplishments in their field and are recognized for their scholarly contributions and noteworthy academic service. […]

UA Researchers Lead Gulf Coast Oil Spill Study

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Two University of Alabama biologists are leading a new, three-year,  $1.5 million study of the 2010 oil spill’s impact on the northern Gulf of Mexico in an effort to improve responses to future spills. Dr. Behzad Mortazavi, UA associate professor of biological sciences, and Dr. Patricia Sobecky, associate provost for academic affairs and […]