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Meet Our New Associate Deans

From the September 2017 Desktop News | The College of Arts and Sciences welcomed two new associate deans this fall. Dr. Lisa Pawloski, formerly of George Mason University, was named associate dean of international programs, a new position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Ray White, UA professor of physics and former chair of… 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 »

Anthropologist Elected to Prestigious Antiquarian Society

  From the January 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Ian Brown, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology, was recently elected to The Society of Antiquaries of London—the oldest and most prestigious association for antiquarian studies in the world.   The society, which is roughly 300 years old, consists of distinguished archaeologists, art historians, architectural historians,… Read more »

UA Students Win First Environmental Research Competition

From the January 2017 Desktop News | Two students in the Department of Geological Sciences recently received $5,000 by winning the first University of Alabama Outstanding Research Competition. The competition funds theses and dissertations that perform cutting-edge research related to the assessment and treatment of chemical contaminants in soil and groundwater. The competition was created by Geosyntec… Read more »

An Unexpected Anniversary Surprise

From the November 2016 Desktop News | “To surprise someone after 30 years of marriage is no small feat,” said Dr. Michael Murphy, an emeritus professor and former chair in UA’s Department of Anthropology. But on Oct. 8, Murphy revealed a months-in-the-making anniversary surprise to his wife Dr. Milady Murphy, the Wellness Center director and division chair… Read more »

Three UA Faculty Members Named Endowed Elmore Professors

In honor of Marilyn Williams Elmore and her husband John Durr Elmore, The University of Alabama Board of Trustees recently approved the establishment of The Marilyn Williams Elmore and John Durr Elmore Endowed Professorship in the College of Arts and Sciences. The professorship, which is funded by the couple’s estate gift in excess of $300,000,… Read more »

New Steps for Performing Arts Academic Center

From the November 2016 Desktop News | For decades, The University of Alabama’s theatre and dance department has produced world-class performances, actors and dancers. Without a doubt, it’s been a top-notch academic program in the Southeast with award-winning professors sharing a wealth of knowledge and expertise with their students. But the department’s facilities in Rowand-Johnson Hall have… Read more »

Virtual Reality Sandbox

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZUAFNVx2-w] From the November 2016 Desktop News | The newest interactive exhibit at the Alabama Museum of Natural History  is part sandbox, part Xbox, and it’s teaching students of all ages about topography, flood hazards, and watersheds. “With Google maps and other applications, people aren’t used to reading paper maps anymore,” Dr. Sagy Cohen, a… Read more »

Digitizing Social Justice

From the November 2016 Desktop News | Margaret Sasser, a 2014 alumna, spent one summer during her Master’s program digging through archives at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery, Alabama. She had been hired by Dr. Ellen Spears, an associate professor in New College and the Department of American Studies, to sort through roughly… Read more »

New Performing Arts Center to Be Built

The Bryce Hospital property is getting a make over. The space will be transformed into a performing arts center. The project was greenlit recently by the Board of Trustees and promises to be the world-class facility the University deserves. The planning process had started and stopped over the years, but now the center is officially… Read more »