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Medical Examiner Headlines McCollough Forum

From the January 2014 Desktop News | Larry D. Dixon, executive director of the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners (ASBME), will be the featured speaker for the 12th annual Susan and Gaylon McCollough Medical Scholars Forum Feb. 7-8 in the Shelby Hall rotunda on The University of Alabama campus. The forum was established by UA alumni […]

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Collaborama Event Highlights Writing, Dance, Arts

Charlotte Olson, a junior dance major from Jasper, Ind., wrote the winning entry in this fall’s “Class with the Dean” social media contest, which asked students to tell the dean about their favorite class in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dean Bob Olin accompanied Olson to Associate Professor Sarah Barry’s undergraduate choreography class in […]

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Researchers Publish on Recent Neutrino Observation

Department of Physics and Astronomy researchers were part of the exciting recent announcement of the scientific observation of 28 very high-energy particle events. These events were the first solid evidence for astrophysical neutrinos which were captured with cosmic accelerators at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a particle detector buried in the Antarctic ice. Details of the […]

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Mancini Earns Top Geology Award

Dr. Ernest A. Mancini, professor emeritus in the Department of Geological Sciences and retired UA Distinguished Research Professor, was named the 2014 recipient of the Sidney Powers Memorial Award by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. The association will recognize Mancini at the opening session of the April 2014 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in […]

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Biology Students Give Back to Toy Drive

More than 300 students in biology classes taught by Drs. Rosianna Gray and Kim Lackey did more than learn about science this semester, they also learned how to give back to children in need. As a result of a combined class toy drive, over 2,500 toys were donated to the Daughters of Isis, the female […]

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Two A&S Professors Honored for Their Teaching

Two College professors are among The University of Alabama National Alumni Association’s Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award recipients, the University’s highest honor for excellence in teaching. Sarah Barry, associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, and Dr. James McNaughton, assistant professor in the Department of English, are two of the 2013 recipients. Barry […]

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Alumni Bring Talent to the Stage and Screen

The College’s Department of Theatre and Dance and School of Music have long received regional and national acclaim for the talented performers they produce. Three young alumni—Jake Boyd, Katie Burton, and Krista Adams Santilli—through their work on both the stage and the screen are enhancing that reputation. Jake Boyd (musical theatre, 2010) A Tuscaloosa native […]

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Truly Interdisciplinary

Academicians often emphasize the remarkable results following interdisciplinary research and teaching. Dr. Fred Andrus’s career is a textbook example of how that integration of knowledge from different disciplines can lead to exciting discoveries. Andrus, a professor of geological sciences and chair of the College’s Department of Geological Sciences, is noted for his research in the […]

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Expanding the Classroom

Elyse Peters, who is the fourth generation in her family to attend The University of Alabama, started her higher-education journey intent on pursuing a degree in chemical engineering. But a perfect storm of changes, including a $44,000 Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), led her down an entirely different path. […]

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Faculty, Students Facilitate Historic Legislation

More than 80 years after the infamous case of the Scottsboro Boys, the records of the nine men who were wrongfully accused of rape may finally be cleared once and for all. Earlier this year, the state legislature passed a formal resolution exonerating all nine of the Scottsboro Boys. They also unanimously passed a historic […]

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