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Summer Programs Keep Campus Buzzing

From the July 2013 Desktop News | Summertime is not downtime at the Capstone as students come to campus for enriching programs. The Department of Chemistry, the School of Music, and the creative writing program in the Department of English are just a few of many departments offering summer opportunities for students in Alabama and across the […]

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Exploring Race, Gender, and Religion in Cuba

Grad Students Study Social Topics and Publish Online Magazine From the July 2013 Desktop News | A group of students participating in Dr. Maha Marouan’s graduate seminar got the opportunity of a lifetime this summer to study race, gender, and religion in popular culture in Cuba. The course is one of the first developed exclusively for graduate […]

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Three Students Intern at HudsonAlpha

College Undergraduates Earn Prestigious Biotechnology Internships From the July 2013 Desktop News | Three students from the College are getting hands-on experience in sophisticated biotechnology as part of the BioTran internship program at the HudsonAlpha Institute in Huntsville. College undergraduates Duncan Murdock, Anna Willis, and Abigail Shelton along with two other UA students are interning this summer […]

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College Names New Associate Deans

From the July 2013 Desktop News | Two faculty members have been appointed associate deans for the College. Dr. Lisa L. Dorr, associate professor in the Department of History, and Dr. Roger Sidje, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, were appointed by Dr. Robert F. Olin, dean of the College. Dorr will administer the College’s social […]

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Chemistry Grads Visit Nobel Laureates

Two graduate students participate in Lindau Meetings in Germany From the July 2013 Desktop News | This month 35 Nobel Laureates congregated at Lake Constance in Germany to meet the next generation of leading scientists and researchers, including two UA graduate students from the Department of Chemistry. Steven Kelley, a native of Olive Branch, Miss., and Michele […]

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Professor Receives $1 Million NSF CAREER Award

Biochemist Patrick Frantom Earns NSF’s Most Prestigious Award for Young Scientists From the June 2013 Desktop News | The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Dr. Patrick Frantom, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, to receive a $1 million, five-year NSF CAREER Award for his research in understanding how enzymes evolve diverse properties and abilities. […]

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Six Undergraduate Researchers Recognized

Students Honored by Randall Outstanding Research Award Program From the June 2013 Desktop News | Six College of Arts and Sciences students were recognized recently for their undergraduate research with UA’s Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program. Jonathan Belanich, a junior from Lindenhurst, N.Y., studied the metabolism of certain species of tarantulas and scorpions. His research focused […]

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Grant Furthers Armed Conflict Research

Political Science Professor Receives Grant to Investigate Armed Conflicts From the June 2013 Desktop News | With the help of a $236,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, a professor in the College will collect data from the last 200 years to develop information about international conflicts that may aid scientists in making predictions about future conflicts. […]

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Technology Allows Public to Explore Earth

Geological Sciences Partners with Museum of Natural History on Earth Science Display From the June 2013 Desktop News | Students and visitors to UA’s Museum of Natural History will now have vast earth science and geology information at their fingertips in a new permanent display, thanks to a joint effort between the Department of Geological Sciences and […]

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College Publications Awarded

College Publications Earn Awards at State Public Relations Conference From the May 2013 Desktop News | Two publications produced by the College Relations staff were recently awarded top honors at the state convention of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, the state’s primary organization for public relations professionals. The College of Arts and Sciences Viewbook, which promotes […]

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