For Faculty

Traveling to the Ocean Floor: Professor Studies Deep-Sea Mollusks

From the September 2016 Desktop News | While the unique environment of the deep ocean would likely prove nightmarish and panic-inducing for many people, it’s just another day of fieldwork for Department of Biological Sciences’ assistant professor Dr. Kevin Kocot. This July, Kocot submerged to oceanic depths for the ninth time, joining 21 other marine scientists from […]

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Summer Reading List 2016

While you prepare for the fall semester, pick up these books written by A&S faculty on various topics: Enter Your Initials for Record Keeping, by Brian Oliu This nostalgic essay collection introduces a particular vision of basketball, courtesy of the classic arcade game NBA Jam. By using the personal experiences the authors had with both […]

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Ellen Spears Wins Buford Peace Award

From the June 2016 Desktop News | Dr. Ellen Griffith Spears, an associate professor in New College and the Department of American Studies, is the 2016 winner of the Buford Peace Award. Tony D. Walker, a UA School of Social Work alumnus, established the award in 2002 to honor Lahoma Adams Buford, and each year it […]

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Professor Brings Bluegrass, Folk to Pakistan as State Department Cultural Ambassador

From the April 2016 Desktop News | When Dr. Nikos Pappas and his four-man band went to Pakistan this summer to play the traditional music of the Deep South, they knew they’d be the only Americans in most of the places that they’d visit—but that didn’t keep them from going. “Just because something looks dangerous […]

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UA Names Director of the Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies

From the March 2016 Desktop News | Alabama’s State Geologist and Oil and Gas Supervisor, Dr. Berry H. “Nick” Tew Jr., has been named director of The University of Alabama’s Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies and a research professor in the UA’s Department of Geological Sciences. His work with the University will be in addition to […]

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Professor Knighted by French Government

From the March 2016 Desktop News | Dr. Michael Picone, a professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, didn’t get a white horse or a suit of armor, and no one tapped him on the shoulder with a sword, but on January 29, he was officially decorated with the Palmes Académiques distinction by the French […]

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Faculty Selected for 2016 Alabama-Greece Partnership

From the November 2015 Desktop News | Seven faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences will travel to Thessaloniki, Greece, in May as part of an academic partnership with faculty members at Aristotle University. The UA faculty members have proposed projects that they will complete in partnership with Aristotle University faculty members. Dr. […]

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Alabama Greece Initiative Calls for Proposals

The College of Arts and Sciences is calling for faculty members to submit research project proposals for the third Alabama Greece Initiative in Thessaloniki, Greece this summer. As in past years, the purpose of this trip is for A&S faculty to showcase their research and to meet and begin working with faculty collaborators at Aristotle […]

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