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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 »

Professor Awarded for Work in Poland

From the July 2017 Desktop News | Anthropology and New College professor Dr. Marysia Galbraith recently returned from a trip to Poland, where she was awarded the Bronislaw Malinowski Social Sciences Award by The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, or PIASA, at the organization’s annual conference. Galbraith was honored with the award for her… Read more »

Voice Professor Sings in India for Human Trafficking Victims

From the June 2017 Desktop News | Over winter break, Dr. Susan Williams, assistant professor of voice and classically trained soprano, didn’t travel to visit family members for the holidays or remain in Tuscaloosa awaiting the spring term. Instead, she hopped on a plane to India to perform in a series of concerts with Kolkata Classics. Kolkata Classics… Read more »

Professor Receives Award for Sleep Research

From the June 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Kenny Lichstein, a professor of in the Department of Psychology, is retiring in January after 41 years of practicing and teaching psychology, and to cap off his career, he’s been awarded the Peter Hauri Career Distinguished Achievement Award by the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, or SBSM. The Peter Hauri… Read more »

Two UA Historians Appointed Distinguished Lecturers

From the May 2017 Desktop News | Two University of Alabama historians, Drs. Michael Innis-Jiménez and Andrew Huebner, were recently appointed distinguished lecturers of the Organization of American Historians. As speakers for the Distinguished Lectureship Program, Huebner and Innis-Jiménez agree to a three-year renewable term in which they will travel the country, speaking about all facets of U.S…. Read more »