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UA Scientist Helps Show How Earth Stops Tiny Particles in Their Tracks

From the January 2018 Desktop News | An international group of researchers, including several from The University of Alabama, measured the interaction between tiny particles, called neutrinos, that travel the cosmos and Earth. The findings, which carry implications for our understanding of physics and Earth’s core, were published in the journal Nature. Neutrinos are abundant subatomic particles… Read more »

UA Political Science Professors Publish Paper on Gender Bias in Supreme Court

From the November 2017 Desktop News | Drs. Dana Patton and Joseph Smith, both associate professors with The University of Alabama’s Department of Political Science, recently published their paper “Lawyer, Interrupted: Gender Bias in Oral Arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court” in the Journal of Law and Courts. The paper discusses the disparities in how male… Read more »

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 »

UA Museums Receive Competitive Grant

From the November 2017 Desktop News | Drs. John Abbott and Dana Ehret of UA Museums have been awarded $23,000 from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The grant, from the highly competitive “Museums for America” program, will allow them to move forward with the rehousing and digitizing of the UA Museums’ invertebrate paleontological… Read more »

Q&A: Forbes No. 1 Ranked Instructor Douglas Klutz

From the November 2017 Desktop News | A September article in Forbes named University of Alabama instructor Douglas Klutz as the top professor in the United States. In a nationwide poll conducted last month, college students voted for their favorite professors on RateMyProfessors.com. Out of the 1.7 million professors from more than 7,500 colleges on the site, one stood above all… Read more »

UA to Launch Inaugural Crowdfunding Campaign

From the November 2017 Desktop News | Saturdays at the Capstone would not be the same without the show-stopping performance and enthusiastic energy that exudes from Bryant-Denny Stadium when the Million Dollar Band takes the field. Now the 400-member organization that provides the rhythm of the game hopes to enhance its sound with the help of a… Read more »

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 »