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Couple Gives $25,000 for Veterans Scholarship

From the June 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Matthew Therrell, an associate professor of geography, and his wife Meganne Warner recently gave more than $25,000 to the Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama in order to honor the memory of Warner’s father, H. William Warner III, and enhance the educational opportunities of students who are veterans […]

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Professor Receives Award for Sleep Research

From the June 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Kenny Lichstein, a professor of in the Department of Psychology, is retiring in January after 41 years of practicing and teaching psychology, and to cap off his career, he’s been awarded the Peter Hauri Career Distinguished Achievement Award by the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, or SBSM. The Peter Hauri […]

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Co-Director of UA’s Center for Cuba Collaboration and Scholarship Retires

From the May 2017 Desktop News | Of his 32 years at The University of Alabama, retiring Spanish professor Dr. Michael Schnepf says that his last 10 have been the best. Since 2007, he has been at the forefront of UA’s ties to Cuba, serving as the director of UA’s Cuban study abroad program and the co-director of […]

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A Prominent UA Alumni Couple Contributes the Largest Arts and Sciences Endowment in More Than Two Decades

From the May 2017 Desktop News | Two prominent University of Alabama alumni, Dr. E. Gaylon and Mrs. Susan N. McCollough, have gifted the College of Arts and Sciences with its largest academic endowment in more than two decades – for the purpose of creating two unprecedented initiatives: The Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars and […]

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Two UA Historians Appointed Distinguished Lecturers

From the May 2017 Desktop News | Two University of Alabama historians, Drs. Michael Innis-Jiménez and Andrew Huebner, were recently appointed distinguished lecturers of the Organization of American Historians. As speakers for the Distinguished Lectureship Program, Huebner and Innis-Jiménez agree to a three-year renewable term in which they will travel the country, speaking about all facets of U.S. […]

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Dr. Arunava Gupta Named UA’s SEC Faculty Achievement Award Winner

From the May 2017 Desktop News | Officials of the Southeastern Conference recently announced that Dr. Arunava Gupta, Distinguished University Research Professor, is the 2017 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winner for The University of Alabama. All 14 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winners will receive a $5,000 honorarium and become their university’s nominee for the overall SEC Professor of […]

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Students Win SEC Campus Water Matters Challenge

From the May 2017 Desktop News | The first SEC Campus Water Matters Challenge was held at Mississippi State University in March, and an interdisciplinary team of University of Alabama students took home the gold. The Campus Water Matters Challenge was created to encourage students to create solutions to water sustainability problems by using campus infrastructure projects to […]

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Professor Compiles Accessible Book on the Mobile-Tensaw Delta

From the April 2017 Desktop News | The quarter of a million acres located in Alabama known as the Mobile-Tensaw Delta is considered one of the most biologically diverse environments in the country, but until recently, there was no literature fully explaining how the existing system works in laymen’s terms. Department of Geological Sciences Chairman Dr. Fred […]

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UA Professor: Political Identity More Complex than Traditional Labels

From the April 2017 Desktop News | A person’s political identity—for instance “strong conservative” or “moderate liberal”—means something different from place to place, according to a psychology researcher at The University of Alabama. Dr. Alexa Tullett, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, and Dr. Matthew Feinberg, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at the University […]

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UA Professor’s Coping Power Program Goes to Pakistan and around the World

From the April 2017 Desktop News | Trying to circumvent the cycle of violence that is growing within Pakistan—especially among young children—Pakistani native Asia Mushtaq recently relied on an adapted version of UA professor Dr. John Lochman’s Coping Power program to reduce aggression among 9-to 11-year-old boys in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. “The proliferation of violence has become a […]

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