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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 »

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 »

Anthropologist Selected As Leadership Fellow of the American Anthropological Association

From the September 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Lesley Jo Weaver, a medical anthropologist and professor in the Department of Anthropology, was selected as a fellow in the 2017-2018 American Anthropological Association Leadership Fellows program. The fellowship allows three up-and-coming anthropologists a chance to see the mechanics behind the scenes of the AAA, giving them a chance… Read more »

Chemistry Students Study Wine Production in Germany

From the August 2017 Desktop News | This spring, UA chemistry students had the opportunity to study abroad in Germany. However, they weren’t taking the usual course load of inorganic or physical chemistry. This group went to learn about the chemistry involved in making wine, called Oenology, as well as a little history behind the drink. The… Read more »

Art Student Interns at the Met Cloisters in New York

From the August 2017 Desktop News | University of Alabama rising senior Sommer Hallquist was selected for a highly competitive summer internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Cloisters in New York City. The Met Cloisters is a museum specializing in medieval art, architecture, and gardens, and it is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art…. Read more »

Professor Receives Grant to Fight HIV

From the August 2017 Desktop News | The South has the highest HIV rates in the country and convicted offenders are at a higher risk of contracting HIV than most other groups. Criminology and criminal justice professor Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein received a $45,000 award from the Elton John AIDS foundation to help combat the issue by providing… Read more »

Recent Graduate Receives Travel Award to Present Research

From the August 2017 Desktop News | Only two months before completing her master’s in English, Candace Chambers earned the Scholars for the Dream travel award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication, or CCCC. The award is given to students who are part of historically underrepresented groups, and whose research contributes to the larger goals… Read more »