Research

Research on Sin Earns NEH Grant

From the January 2014 Desktop News | Dr. Margaret Abruzzo, associate professor in the Department of History, was recently awarded a $50,400 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Abruzzo will use the grant to spend the next year researching and writing her next book, tentatively titled, Good People and Bad Behavior: Changing Views […]

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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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Chemistry Paper Among Top 2 Percent

Professor’s research singled out by leading journal in her field Dr. Laura Busenlehner, assistant professor of chemistry at The University of Alabama, has received “Paper of the Week” recognition by the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a top journal in her field. Busenlehner wrote “Escherichia coli SufE Sulfur Transfer Protein Modulates the SufS Cysteine Desulfurase through […]

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Professor Featured in Time Cover Story

From the November 2013 Desktop News | A Time cover story published this month, “The Secret Web: Where Drugs, Porn, and Murder Live Online,” discusses the little known Deep Web, a part of the internet where activity – illegal or legal – cannot be tracked. The article includes insights from Dr. Diana Dolliver, an assistant […]

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Autism Research Leads to App Development

From the November 2013 Desktop News | Over the years, a range of methods and techniques have been developed to help children diagnosed with autism enhance their social skills. Now, thanks to research done by Dr. Angela Barber, an assistant professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders who specializes in autism spectrum disorders, students in UA’s Emerging […]

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Caldwell Lab Collaborates on Groundbreaking Research

From the November 2013 Desktop News | Scientists have identified a chemical compound that enhances cells’ natural abilities to combat a protein linked to Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. The findings, which were recently published in Science online, could lead to the compound or a related molecule being tested as a potential drug to combat these diseases. Drs. Guy […]

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Professor’s Behavior Intervention Techniques Yield Positive Results

Salekin Uses Technology, Science to Treat Troubled Youth From the October 2013 Desktop News | Troubled youth in the custody of the Alabama Department of Youth Services have been given a second chance at success thanks to the work of Dr. Randy Salekin, a professor in the Department of Psychology, and his team of graduate students. Salekin’s […]

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Rothman to Study BBQ

History Professor Earns Food Culture Grant From the September 2013 Desktop News | An $18,000 grant from the Southern Foodways Alliance(SFA) is allowing Dr. Joshua Rothman, professor in the Department of History and director of the Summersell Center for Study of the South, to take a scholarly look at one of the South’s finest cuisines: barbecue. His […]

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‘God Particle’ Scientist Visits UA

A&S professors research Higgs boson, particle physics in ongoing experiment From the September 2013 Desktop News | One of the scientists who discovered the “God particle” visited UA August 28 to discuss the milestone discovery. Dr. Albert de Roeck, a scientist on the research team that recently discovered the Higgs boson — aka the “God particle” — […]

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Zheng Receives Two Hydrogeology Awards

From the August 2013 Desktop News | Dr. Chunmiao Zheng, the George Lindahl III Endowed Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, has been named the 2013 recipient of the O.E. Meinzer Awardby the Geological Society of America. The O. E. Meinzer award is given annually to the author of a published paper of distinction that has […]

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