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Psychology Professor Earns National Early Career Award

From the October 2017 Desktop News | The Gerontological Society of America has recognized University of Alabama psychology professor Dr. Giyeon Kim for her research on mental health disparities between people of different races and ethnicities. The GSA, the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging, recently honored Kim with the Margret M…. Read more »

Husband and Wife Transform Book about Little-Known Civil Rights Leader

From the October 2017 Desktop News | In 2009, UA history professor Dr. David Beito and wife Dr. Linda Royster Beito, associate dean of Arts and Sciences at Stillman College, released a book called “Black Maverick,” a biography of black civil rights pioneer Dr. Theodore Roosevelt Mason Howard, called T.R.M. Howard for short. The book received positive… 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 »

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 »