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Carnegie Lists UA among Elite Research Institutions

From the January 2019 Desktop News | For the first time in its history, UA achieved Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status, formerly known as the R1 category, in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. This is the nation’s highest level of research activity for institutions that grant doctoral degrees. Research funding, research staff, […]

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UA to Offer State’s First MFA in Dance Program

From the January 2019 Desktop News | The University of Alabama’s Department of Theatre and Dance will offer the state’s first Master of Fine Arts in dance program starting in fall 2020. The program, which will use the 2019-20 academic year to recruit and audition prospective students, will provide training in advanced studies in dance, prepare graduates […]

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UA Breaks Records Reaching Almost $100 Million in Sponsored Funding

From the January 2019 Desktop News | The University of Alabama had a record year in sponsored funding for fiscal year 2018, reaching almost $100 million in sponsored funding through external grants and contracts for research, instruction, service, and fellowship. The total includes $62 million in research awards, the highest in the University’s history and a 23 […]

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Dixon Selected for UA’s Blackmon-Moody Award

From the January 2019 Desktop News | Dr. David Dixon, the Robert Ramsay Professor of Chemistry at The University of Alabama, is the recipient of the 2018 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award. He received the award at a recent ceremony at the President’s Mansion. Based on a specific accomplishment that is innovative, creative, useful or captures the imagination, […]

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Professor to Strengthen Digital Dynamics of Dance via NEH Grant

From the January 2019 Desktop News | Rebecca Salzer, an assistant professor of dance and the interim director of the UA Collaborative Arts Research Initiative, recently received a Digital Humanities Advancement grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to lead an innovative effort, improving online access to digital dance resources for education and scholarship. “While digital video makes […]

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Psychology Professor Awarded NSF Grant

Dr. Jennifer Cox of UA’s psychology department was recently awarded a two-year $284,000 grant for her research titled “Implicit biases and discretionary prosecutorial decision making” from the National Science Foundation’s Law and Social Sciences Program. […]

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Professors Earn Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards

From the November 2018 Desktop News | Two College of Arts and Sciences faculty members received Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards from The University of Alabama National Alumni Association in 2018. This year’s honorees include Stacy Latham Alley, director of musical theatre and an associate professor of musical theatre and dance, and Nathan James Parker, an instructor in creative […]

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Capstone Horn Quartet Wins International Competition

From the November 2018 Desktop News | A group of UA French horn players took home top prize at this year’s International Horn Symposium’s quartet competition, continuing a tradition of excellence in the university’s horn studio. Seniors Matthew Meadows, Charlie Snead, Tony Padilla and Anthony Parrish formed the Capstone Horn Quartet, or Tater and the Tots, […]

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UA Research to Study Impact ‘War on Drugs’ Has on Smuggling Routes

From the October 2018 Desktop News | Researchers at UA are bringing together their expertise in geography, modeling, and criminal activity to better understand how enforcement activity influences drug trafficking in Central America. The project is one of nine recently funded by the National Science Foundation to advance the scientific understanding of how such illicit supply networks […]

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UA Awarded Grant to Study Communication in Intimate Partnerships

From the October 2018 Desktop News | Three UA professors have been awarded a grant of more than $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to study the relationship between communication and physiological responses in intimate partnerships. The study is a collaborative work of Drs. Sonya Pritzker and Jason DeCaro, of the department of anthropology, and Dr. Josh […]

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