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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »