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 […]

UA Establishes Cuba Research Center

From the February 2015 Desktop News | The University of Alabama Board of Trustees has approved the establishment of the Center for Cuba Collaboration and Scholarship at UA. The new research center will build on the activities of the Alabama-Cuba Initiative, a 13-year effort to establish educational opportunities in Cuba for UA students and faculty. […]

Woman Physicist of the Month

From the February 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Dawn Williams, associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been named the February 2015 Woman Physicist of the Month by the American Physical Society’s Committee on the Status of Women in Physics. The committee recognizes each month exceptional female physicists who have positively affected […]

Dixon Recognized for Distinguished Service

From the February 2015 Desktop News | Dr. David A. Dixon, Robert Ramsay Chair in the Department of Chemistry, was awarded the American Chemical Society Division of Fluorine Chemistry Distinguished Service Award on Jan. 15. This award is given biannually at the Winter Fluorine Conference and recognizes outstanding service to the division. “The award has […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]