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An Insomnia Label More Harmful Than Poor Sleep

From the January 2018 Desktop News | People who worry about poor sleep have more emotional and physical problems during the day than those who do not worry, regardless of how well either sleep, according to research conducted at The University of Alabama. In a review of more than a dozen sleep studies going back more […]

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Faculty Awarded NOAA Grant to Improve Tornado Warnings for Deaf

From the January 2018 Desktop News | The University of Alabama’s Drs. Jason C. Senkbeil and Darrin Griffin have been awarded a grant of $251,850 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study how tornado warnings could be improved in their accessibility and comprehension by members of the Deaf, Blind, and Deaf-Blind communities. The grant will […]

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UA Scientist Helps Show How Earth Stops Tiny Particles in Their Tracks

From the January 2018 Desktop News | An international group of researchers, including several from The University of Alabama, measured the interaction between tiny particles, called neutrinos, that travel the cosmos and Earth. The findings, which carry implications for our understanding of physics and Earth’s core, were published in the journal Nature. Neutrinos are abundant subatomic particles […]

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UA Students Build Sculptures for Parks after Winning Art Competition

From the January 2018 Desktop News | In cities like Detroit, Miami, and Philadelphia, public art can be seen in commonly traversed areas without the need to step into a building. It undoubtedly contributes to the identity of a city. Soon, Tuscaloosa’s public art scene will be making a few new contributions of its own. About a […]

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UA Political Science Professors Publish Paper on Gender Bias in Supreme Court

From the November 2017 Desktop News | Drs. Dana Patton and Joseph Smith, both associate professors with The University of Alabama’s Department of Political Science, recently published their paper “Lawyer, Interrupted: Gender Bias in Oral Arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court” in the Journal of Law and Courts. The paper discusses the disparities in how male […]

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Anthropology Graduate Student Finds Rare Research Experience on Creighton Island

From the November 2017 Desktop News | If there’s anything anthropology graduate student Cayla Colclasure has discovered in her research, it’s that studying those who have gone before us is an important part of moving forward. Alongside her mentor, Dr. Elliot Blair, Colclasure is doing just that in a revolutionary way on Creighton Island, a privately-owned […]

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UA Museums Receive Competitive Grant

From the November 2017 Desktop News | Drs. John Abbott and Dana Ehret of UA Museums have been awarded $23,000 from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The grant, from the highly competitive “Museums for America” program, will allow them to move forward with the rehousing and digitizing of the UA Museums’ invertebrate paleontological […]

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Q&A: Forbes No. 1 Ranked Instructor Douglas Klutz

From the November 2017 Desktop News | A September article in Forbes named University of Alabama instructor Douglas Klutz as the top professor in the United States. In a nationwide poll conducted last month, college students voted for their favorite professors on RateMyProfessors.com. Out of the 1.7 million professors from more than 7,500 colleges on the site, one stood above all […]

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Comb Jellies Possibly First Lineage to Branch Off Evolutionary Tree

From the November 2017 Desktop News | A researcher at The University of Alabama was part of a new study that provides further evidence in support of a controversial hypothesis that a group of marine animals commonly called comb jellies were the first to break away from all other animals, making it the oldest surviving animal lineage. […]

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UA to Launch Inaugural Crowdfunding Campaign

From the November 2017 Desktop News | Saturdays at the Capstone would not be the same without the show-stopping performance and enthusiastic energy that exudes from Bryant-Denny Stadium when the Million Dollar Band takes the field. Now the 400-member organization that provides the rhythm of the game hopes to enhance its sound with the help of a […]

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