Research

Paleontologist to Discuss Skeletons’ Use in Reconstructing Past Ecosystems at UA

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Dr. Linda Ivany, a leader in paleontology who studies climate, ecology and evolution, will present “The Pace of Life – The (often) Missing Element in Studies of Evolution Using Fossils,” at The University of Alabama on Thursday, Oct. 15 as part of the Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution, or ALLELE, lecture series… Read more »

Public Administration Book Recognized

From the October 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Richard C. Fording, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, received the Herbert Simon Book Award from the public administration section of the American Political Science Association for his book, Disciplining the Poor. This is the third time Fording and co-authors Joe Soss and Sanford… Read more »

Math education researchers awarded $1 million

From the October 2015 Desktop News | Researchers in UA’s College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education were recently awarded a $1 million grant to develop “co-teaching” teams of public school teachers in the Tuscaloosa area. The grant is from the Math-Science Partnership through the United States Department of Education and Alabama Department of… Read more »

A Model Mentor

From the October 2015 Desktop News | Few people would look for a “family feeling” in a scientific laboratory, but that is what most students immediately notice in the lab of Dr. Ryan Earley. For his work in mentoring student researchers, Earley, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has been awarded the… Read more »

Does Imaginative Play Influence Cognition?

From the August 2015 Desktop News | The imaginative play that is such a large part of childhood may be more than mere child’s play. Dr. Ansley Gilpin, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, has received a $200,000 grant from the Imagination Institute at the University of Pennsylvania to find out. She will conduct… Read more »

Giyeon Kim Named GSA Fellow

From the August 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Giyeon Kim, associate professor in the Alabama Research Institute on Aging and the Department of Psychology, has been named a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging. The status of fellow is the highest class of… Read more »

Hear Here Alabama

[cycloneslider id=”hear-here”] From the August 2015 Desktop News | “Can you hear me now?” OK, that may not be exactly what Dr. Marcia Hay-McCutcheon asks patients as part of the new Hear Here Alabama project in the College of Arts and Sciences, but it’s pretty close. Hay-McCutcheon, an associate professor in the Department of Communicative… Read more »

Meeting Special Needs

From the July 2015 Desktop News | Brewer-Porch Children’s Center is meeting an ever-growing need—early intervention for children diagnosed with autism. “The increasing rate of kids being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders is alarming,” said Dr. Rick Gray, director of Brewer-Porch. “A few years ago, people didn’t know what the word ‘autism’ meant. Now, almost… Read more »