Awards

Mancini Earns Top Geology Award

Dr. Ernest A. Mancini, professor emeritus in the Department of Geological Sciences and retired UA Distinguished Research Professor, was named the 2014 recipient of the Sidney Powers Memorial Award by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. The association will recognize Mancini at the opening session of the April 2014 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in… Read more »

Two A&S Professors Honored for Their Teaching

Two College professors are among The University of Alabama National Alumni Association’s Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award recipients, the University’s highest honor for excellence in teaching. Sarah Barry, associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, and Dr. James McNaughton, assistant professor in the Department of English, are two of the 2013 recipients. Barry… Read more »

Chemistry Paper Among Top 2 Percent

Professor’s research singled out by leading journal in her field Dr. Laura Busenlehner, assistant professor of chemistry at The University of Alabama, has received “Paper of the Week” recognition by the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a top journal in her field. Busenlehner wrote “Escherichia coli SufE Sulfur Transfer Protein Modulates the SufS Cysteine Desulfurase through… Read more »

Zheng Receives Two Hydrogeology Awards

From the August 2013 Desktop News | Dr. Chunmiao Zheng, the George Lindahl III Endowed Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, has been named the 2013 recipient of the O.E. Meinzer Awardby the Geological Society of America. The O. E. Meinzer award is given annually to the author of a published paper of distinction that has… Read more »

Levine Earns Sussex Theory Prize

From the August 2013 Desktop News | Recovering International Relations: the Promise of Sustainable Critique authored by Dr. Daniel Levine, assistant professor of political science, has been awarded the 2013 Sussex International Theory Prize. The award is given each year for the best piece of innovative theoretical research published in the field of international relations. Levine joined… Read more »

Anthropology Student Wins NSF Grant

From the August 2013 Desktop News | Martina Thomas, a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology, was awarded a $16,000 Dissertation Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation for her work in determining the social factors that influence a person’s knowledge and behavior regarding HIV risk. She was chosen from 218 applicants nationwide. According to the… Read more »

Three Students Intern at HudsonAlpha

College Undergraduates Earn Prestigious Biotechnology Internships From the July 2013 Desktop News | Three students from the College are getting hands-on experience in sophisticated biotechnology as part of the BioTran internship program at the HudsonAlpha Institute in Huntsville. College undergraduates Duncan Murdock, Anna Willis, and Abigail Shelton along with two other UA students are interning this summer… Read more »

Nath Earns Top Humanities Award

Philosophy Professor Wins Whetstone/Seamon Faculty Development Award Dr. Rekha Nath, a professor in the Department of Philosophy, was awarded the Whetstone/Seaman Faculty Development Award by the Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF). The AHF and the David Mathews Center for Civic Life will host a symposium June 26 to recognize Nath’s achievement as well as engage the… Read more »

Professor Receives $1 Million NSF CAREER Award

Biochemist Patrick Frantom Earns NSF’s Most Prestigious Award for Young Scientists From the June 2013 Desktop News | The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Dr. Patrick Frantom, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, to receive a $1 million, five-year NSF CAREER Award for his research in understanding how enzymes evolve diverse properties and abilities…. Read more »

Six Undergraduate Researchers Recognized

Students Honored by Randall Outstanding Research Award Program From the June 2013 Desktop News | Six College of Arts and Sciences students were recognized recently for their undergraduate research with UA’s Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program. Jonathan Belanich, a junior from Lindenhurst, N.Y., studied the metabolism of certain species of tarantulas and scorpions. His research focused… Read more »