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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 »

Student Researches California Flooding During Internship

From the August 2017 Desktop News | Geography and interdisciplinary studies double major Kimberly Brothers spent the summer pursuing her passion as an intern through the Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science, or SOARS, program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, or NCAR, in Boulder, Colorado. Brothers said her interest lies in studying how climate,… Read more »

Emeritus Professor Receives International Service Award

From the August 2017 Desktop News | Before knocking on his door, visitors can’t help but take a second to admire the décor surrounding it. The door’s perimeter is surrounded by a collection of artifacts that could only have been collected through a lifetime of travel, including nametags from various conferences, a small shrine to the Virgin… Read more »

UA to Use NSF Funding to Boost STEM Teachers in High Schools

From the July 2017 Desktop News | Researchers at The University of Alabama hope to place as many as 15 STEM teachers in area schools through a $1.95 million grant that will provide tuition assistance, enhanced teacher training, and robust salary supplements. UA was recently awarded a Developing Leaders in Science Teaching grant from the National Science… Read more »

Chesapeake Bay Pollution Extends to Early 19th Century, UA Study Confirms

From the July 2017 Desktop News | Humans began negatively impacting water quality in the Chesapeake Bay in the first half of the 19th century, according to a study of eastern oysters by researchers at The University of Alabama. The work, published in Scientific Reports, shows pollution’s effect appears a bit earlier than previously thought. The study shows… Read more »

Ancient Clam Species Named for Emeritus Geology Professor

From the July 2017 Desktop News | A newly discovered species of an ancient chemosynthetic clam was named after Dr. Paul Aharon, professor emeritus of geological sciences at UA. Two European scientists classified the fossil clam as Archivesica aharoni in a scientific article recently published in the Journal of Paleontology. The paper was written by Dr. Steffen Kiel, senior curator at the Swedish Museum… Read more »

Breaking Ground in Dance through Film

From the July 2017 Desktop News | Upon entering Rebecca Salzer’s office, the first thing one might notice is a blue glass trophy sitting on her table. While lovely to look at, it also boasts an accomplishment earned by only a few UA faculty members each year. Salzer, an assistant professor of dance, received the President’s Faculty Research Award at UA’s annual Faculty Research Day which is… Read more »