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Students Intern in DC

Washington Experience Gives Students Real-Life Political Experience through Internships From the May 2013 Desktop News | For students with career aspirations in public service, there is no better place to see politics in action than in Washington, D.C. The Washington Experience, which is coordinated by the Department of Political Science under the direction of Dr. Michael […]

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Nobel Laureate to Lecture

Nobel-Winning Chemist to Lecture on Ground-Breaking Research From the April 2013 Desktop News | Dr. Robert H. Grubbs won the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his ground-breaking research in developing new compounds with commercial applications. This month, Grubbs will visit with students and faculty in the Department of Chemistry. Grubbs will give a public lecture, “Bugs, Windmills, […]

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New Foundry Dedicated

Collaborative Foundry and Workshop Facilities Will Be Dedicated at April 19 Ribbon Cutting From the April 2013 Desktop News | A workshop and foundry that will be shared by the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering will be dedicated April 19 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. New state-of-the-art facilities in the Bureau of Mines Arts […]

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Algae Research Receives NSF Funds

College Biologist Earns $2.7 Million in NSF Funding for Green Algae Research From the April 2013 Desktop News | Dr. Juan Lopez-Bautista, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has built a career studying algae. He is now the principal investigator in a $2.76 million National Science Foundation research project designed to discover and describe various […]

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Can Information Beat Chronic Pain?

Psychologists Say Improving Health Literacy Can Help Patients Treat, Manage Pain From the April 2013 Desktop News | Chronic pain can be managed by developing alternative ways of thinking and perceiving it through cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). But in the health care system patients with a low literacy or educational level experience a disadvantage in learning and using […]

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Clam Shells Tell Ancient Story

Geologist Researches Climate-Induced Downfall of Advanced Civilization From the April 2013 Desktop News | Analyses of clam shells used in ancient funeral ceremonies offer additional evidence as to how climate change may have contributed to the gradual collapse of an early South American civilization, according to Dr. Fred Andrus, an associate professor in the Department of Geological Sciences. […]

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Theatre Production of “Show Boat” Heads to Mobile with Cast and Crew of 70

From the March 2013 Desktop News | Some 70 student actors, set designers, and theatre technicians will travel to Mobile next month to present a production of “Show Boat,” at the Mobile Civic Center Theatre on April 11.   Considered to be one of the most influential musicals of the 20th century, “Showboat” will be presented in Mobile by […]

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Johnson Awarded Memorial Scholarship for Advocacy Work

From the March 2013 Desktop News | Kaylyn Johnson, a junior majoring in English and American Studies, was recently awarded the 2013 Elliot Jackson Jones Memorial Scholarship for her work as an advocate of diversity at The University of Alabama. She received the award from Capstone Alliance, UA’s affiliation group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered faculty, staff, […]

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Migration/s Exhibit Used as Interdisciplinary Learning Experience

From the March 2013 Desktop News | “Migration/s,” a collaborative exhibition featuring works in the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama, opens this month at the Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa and will be on display until April 19. The exhibit, part of a semester-long exploration of the […]

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