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Fall Dates and Deadlines

August August 3: Summer classes end August 4-5: Final exams August 5: President’s reception – We invite August graduates and their families to join us for a celebration reception at the President’s Mansion from 3-4 p.m. August 6: Commencement August 17: Fall classes begin August 24: Last day to drop a course with a grade of “W.”  This is a… Read more »

Professor Wins Best Film at American Black Film Festival

From the July 2016 Desktop News |University of Alabama theatre professor Seth Panitch’s first feature-length film, Service to Man, was awarded the grand jury prize for best film at the 20th American Black Film Festival last month. “We feel terrific about it,” Panitch said. “We were the only university-sponsored and supported film in the entire competition…. Read more »

UA Researchers Receive NSF Grant to Study Everglades’ Greenhouse Gases

From the June 2016 Desktop News | Drs. Gregory Starr and Christina Staudhammer, professors in the Department of Biological Sciences, along with collaborators from Florida International University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service recently received $834,000 from the National Science Foundation to continue their study of greenhouse gases in the Everglades. They will specifically look… Read more »

Where Science Meets Fiction

From the February 2016 Desktop News | When Dr. Jimmy Irwin, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, began his research on the Cheshire Cat group of galaxies, he was interested in more than just the teasing smile of a disappearing cat. “The two bright eye galaxies,” Irwin said, “are actually moving very fast… Read more »

From Bama to Broadway

From the February 2016 Desktop News | Before going to Broadway, the seductive history of New Orleans’ red light district, The Countess of Storyville, will come to life on stage at The University of Alabama. Margot Astrachan, the 2014 Tony Award-winning producer for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, is producing the show, which… Read more »

Research Featured in World’s Top Science Journal

From the February 2016 Desktop News | Last week’s online edition of Nature, the world’s most highly cited interdisciplinary scientific journal, published research co-authored by Department of Geography professors Drs. Eben Broadbent and Angelica Almeyda Zambrano. On average, Nature publishes only 8 percent of the 200 or more research papers submitted for publication each week due… Read more »

UA Professor Links Mothers’ Mental Health to Infant Growth

From the January 2016 Desktop News | In Mwanza, Tanzania, where nutritional deprivation runs rampant, Dr. Jason DeCaro, an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, recently discovered that when families don’t have a reliable source for food, their babies don’t thrive as well. But surprisingly it’s not all about the food.  “Household food insecurity… Read more »

UA Physicists Share in Breakthrough Prize

From the January 2016 Desktop News | A team of University of Alabama physicists recently received recognition for making key contributions to a landmark study of neutrinos that won the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. The $3 million prize, which was divided between five international teams, celebrates a series of experiments demonstrating that neutrinos—neutral… Read more »

UA Professor Helps Discover Theory in How Glaciers Influenced Land Formations

From the January 2016 Desktop News | Dr. Sarah Praskievicz, an assistant professor of geography at UA, recently used a forecasting model she co-developed to discover what the Oregon Coast Range might have looked like more than 25,000 years ago. Praskievicz originally designed the model while pursuing her doctorate at the University of Oregon in order… Read more »