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New College Hosts Inaugural Girls Media Camp

From the October 2017 Desktop News | New College hosted the first Druid City Girls Media Camp on the UA campus this summer. Created and founded by 14 UA students and one professor, the weeklong camp served to educate and provide hands-on experience in filmmaking for young girls in the Tuscaloosa area. The inspiration for a… Read more »

Student Completes Fellowship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

From the October 2017 Desktop News | Senior physics student Alison Farrar was selected to continue her research in Gaithersburg, Maryland, during the summer of 2017 as a part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), a prestigious opportunity from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Farrar, whose research focuses on magnetic nanothermometry—a technique… Read more »

Psychology Professor Earns National Early Career Award

From the October 2017 Desktop News | The Gerontological Society of America has recognized University of Alabama psychology professor Dr. Giyeon Kim for her research on mental health disparities between people of different races and ethnicities. The GSA, the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging, recently honored Kim with the Margret M…. Read more »

Husband and Wife Transform Book about Little-Known Civil Rights Leader

From the October 2017 Desktop News | In 2009, UA history professor Dr. David Beito and wife Dr. Linda Royster Beito, associate dean of Arts and Sciences at Stillman College, released a book called “Black Maverick,” a biography of black civil rights pioneer Dr. Theodore Roosevelt Mason Howard, called T.R.M. Howard for short. The book received positive… Read more »

To Aid Utilities, Researchers Seek Ancient Floods Near Tennessee River

From the October 2017 Desktop News | With funding from energy utilities, a team of researchers at The University of Alabama are collaborating with peers across the Southeast to understand the frequency and possible size of floods along the Tennessee River that pre-date reliable weather and streamflow records. With a better understanding of floods from the… Read more »

UA Doctoral Student Named One of Best Horn Players in the World

From the October 2017 Desktop News | Titles like best of the best and best in the world still don’t sit well with University of Alabama doctorate of musical arts candidate Joshua Williams. But, the 25-year-old Tuscaloosa native will have to get used to them, because the French horn virtuoso recently won first place in the professional… Read more »

Two Professors Earn Fulbrights for International Research

From the September 2017 Desktop News | Two University of Alabama professors will pursue work and research through the U.S. Fulbright Scholars Program in 2017 and 2018. Dr. Samantha Hansen, associate professor of geological sciences, will be in Greece for the fall semester, working at the National Observatory of Athens. She will combine seismic data from a… Read more »

Historian Receives Grant for Digital Slavery Project

From the September 2017 Desktop News | Can you imagine opening a newspaper and seeing an advertisement for a runaway slave? In today’s world, it’s hard to fathom what it must have been like to live in a time when slavery was accepted. Dr. Joshua Rothman, a professor of history and chair of the Department of History,… Read more »

UA Professor Receives Franklin Research Grant

From the September 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Chase Wrenn, an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy, is working to confront some of humanity’s most difficult-to-answer questions; namely, Wrenn is exploring the value of truth and why we care about it. In March and April of this year, Wrenn traveled to Scotland to the University of… Read more »