Desktop News August 2015

Does Imaginative Play Influence Cognition?

From the August 2015 Desktop News | The imaginative play that is such a large part of childhood may be more than mere child’s play. Dr. Ansley Gilpin, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, has received a $200,000 grant from the Imagination Institute at the University of Pennsylvania to find out. She will conduct… Read more »

Giyeon Kim Named GSA Fellow

From the August 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Giyeon Kim, associate professor in the Alabama Research Institute on Aging and the Department of Psychology, has been named a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging. The status of fellow is the highest class of… Read more »

Hear Here Alabama

[cycloneslider id=”hear-here”] From the August 2015 Desktop News | “Can you hear me now?” OK, that may not be exactly what Dr. Marcia Hay-McCutcheon asks patients as part of the new Hear Here Alabama project in the College of Arts and Sciences, but it’s pretty close. Hay-McCutcheon, an associate professor in the Department of Communicative… Read more »

Professor Bill Keel discusses the most recent findings from NASA’s New Horizons mission

From the August 2015 Desktop News | The groundbreaking space probe New Horizons has given astronomers a sharp new eye on one of the most remote bodies in our solar system, Pluto. This new source of information hasn’t gone unnoticed in the College’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, with many astronomers interested in understanding the distant… Read more »