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Applied Mathematicians Win NSF Grants and Host International Conference

Drs. Shibin Dai and Shan Zhao recently received two grants, worth more than $300,000, from the National Science Foundation to fund their research in applied mathematics. The two are serving on the organizing committee for the 2019 international National Science Foundation conference on mathematical molecular bioscience and biophysics. […]

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Music Education Professor Honored with Distinguished Service Award

From the October 2018 Desktop News | Dr. Carl Hancock, a music education professor at the University, was awarded the Barbra Odom Distinguished Service Award by the Alabama Music Educators Association, a statewide organization focused on expanding music education in every age group. The award, considered the most prestigious given by the association, is presented to a […]

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Anthropology Professor Receives Award for Paper on “Pompeii of the New World”

From the September 2018 Desktop News | Dr. Katherine Chiou of UA’s anthropology department was recently awarded the Antiquity Prize by the Antiquity Trust for the best article published in the calendar year for her co-authored paper “Identifying ‘plantscapes’ at the Classic Maya village of Joya de Cerén, El Salvador.” The award is presented to the […]

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UA Doctoral Student Headlined 50th International Horn Symposium

From the August 2018 Desktop News | Joshua Williams, first-place winner of last year’s professional division of the International Horn Competition of America, was a featured artist at the 50th International Horn Society Summer Symposium in Muncie, Indiana, earlier this summer. Williams, a 26-year-old Tuscaloosa native who’s entering the last year of his doctorate of musical arts […]

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Students Receive a Myriad of National Awards

From the June 2018 Desktop News | The College of Arts and Sciences is consistently at the top for students achieving national scholarships and awards. This year, 14 students from the college received tens of thousands of dollars to support their research, international travel, and internships. Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Environmental science major Raien Emery of Sheridan, […]

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New College Students Win Grand Prize in 2018 Aldag Business Plan Competition

From the May 2018 Desktop News | High Five Studios, a video game design company based in Tuscaloosa and run by UA students, took home the grand prize at the Culverhouse College of Business’s Edward K. Aldag Jr. Business Plan competition. The indie gaming studio won over $50,000 at this year’s Aldag competition, where they pitched […]

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Personifying UA Values: Harris Receives Three Awards in One Month

From the May 2018 Desktop News | Dr. Trudier Harris, a University of Alabama distinguished research professor of English, is on a roll. After having just received the 2018 Clarence E. Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing March 2, Harris has now been selected as a recipient of the 2018 SEC Faculty Achievement Award and has been named a 2018-19 Fellow of […]

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Horse Ballet? UA Professor Sheds Light on the Understudied Form

From the May 2018 Desktop News | Dr. Jessica Goethals, an assistant professor of Italian in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics,  was recently awarded the William Nelson Prize from the Renaissance Society of America for her 2017 article “The Patronage Politics of Equestrian Ballet: Allegory, Allusion, and Satire in the Courts of Seventeenth-Century Italy […]

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UA Political Science PhD Student Wins 1 of 23 National Fellowships

From the February 2018 Desktop News | For some time, Cameryn Blackmore has held foremost in her mind a career goal of helping people in her community. Now that the American Political Science Association has named Blackmore a 2017-18 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Fellow for the spring cycle, she has the connections to network nationally and reach […]

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