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Anthropology Graduate Student Finds Rare Research Experience on Creighton Island

From the November 2017 Desktop News | If there’s anything anthropology graduate student Cayla Colclasure has discovered in her research, it’s that studying those who have gone before us is an important part of moving forward. Alongside her mentor, Dr. Elliot Blair, Colclasure is doing just that in a revolutionary way on Creighton Island, a privately-owned… 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 »

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 »

Scholarships Matter: Jake Smith

From the May 2017 Desktop News | Scholarships Matter is a series of stories highlighting students in the College of Arts and Sciences who have received and been impacted by scholarships. The student featured in this story is the recipient of one scholarship from the College of Arts and Sciences—the George M. Richardson Endowed Scholarship. Scholarships like these… Read more »

Students Win SEC Campus Water Matters Challenge

From the May 2017 Desktop News | The first SEC Campus Water Matters Challenge was held at Mississippi State University in March, and an interdisciplinary team of University of Alabama students took home the gold. The Campus Water Matters Challenge was created to encourage students to create solutions to water sustainability problems by using campus infrastructure projects to… Read more »

Scholarships Matter: Nina Witman

From the April 2017 Desktop News | Scholarships Matter is a series of stories highlighting students in the College of Arts and Sciences who have received and been impacted by scholarships. The student featured in this story is the recipient of one scholarship from the College of Communication and Information Sciences and two scholarships from the College… Read more »

Undergraduate Research Conference Adds Creative Showcase

From the March 2017 Desktop News | Inspired by the national effort to bring arts back into the research world, The University of Alabama’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference is kicking off its 14th year with an undergraduate Creative Showcase Wednesday, March 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ferguson Center Theatre and Gallery on… Read more »

Religious Studies Celebrates 50 Years

From the March 2017 Desktop News | Prayer in public schools has been a controversial issue for decades. But it was out of that very issue that religious studies departments across academia were birthed. On June 17, 1963, in the case of Abington School District v. the Schempp Family, the Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in the favor… Read more »

Mock Trial Team Places First and Second in Crimson Classic

The University of Alabama Mock Trial team continued their successful season at their last invitational meet of the year here in Tuscaloosa. In January, the team hosted the first mock trial tournament held at the University, the Crimson Classic, in ten Hoor Hall. The team entered the Crimson Team, which won second place, the White… Read more »