Biological Sciences

UA Researchers Examining Parkinson’s Resilience

From the September 2018 Desktop News | Diseases have a spectrum of risk, even those partially embedded in genes such as Parkinson’s disease. Less than 10 percent of those with Parkinson’s can pinpoint their genes as the only culprit, while scores of others with some genetic markers are diagnosed with the disease. Still others have markers […]

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A&S in the News: March 25-31, 2018

Bama on Broadway Theatre students showcase performances in New York: Crimson White – Mar. 25 As odd as it is to think that a student you pass on the Quad could be the next star of a Broadway hit, that might be just the case. During spring break, a group of graduating theatre and musical theatre […]

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UA to Host Regional Science Olympiad

Tuscaloosa, Ala.—More than 600 students are expected to participate in the 2018 Regional Science Olympiad competition at The University of Alabama Saturday, Feb. 24, beginning at 8 a.m. Science Olympiad is an international non-profit organization founded in 1982 that promotes teamwork in disciplines of life science, earth and space science, physical science, chemistry, technology and […]

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A&S in the News: November 5-11, 2017

Visiting Writers Series Author T Cooper to speak to students: Crimson White – Nov. 5 Who: T Cooper is the author of six novels and has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, CNN.com, OPRAH magazine and many more. What: A free event where T Cooper will be speaking about his novels and time […]

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Two Professors Earn Fulbrights for International Research

From the September 2017 Desktop News | Two University of Alabama professors will pursue work and research through the U.S. Fulbright Scholars Program in 2017 and 2018. Dr. Samantha Hansen, associate professor of geological sciences, will be in Greece for the fall semester, working at the National Observatory of Athens. She will combine seismic data from a […]

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Professor Receives Grant to Further Research on Forest Management

From the September 2017 Desktop News | For most of us, a walk through the woods is an opportunity to relax, exercise, and exhale. Dr. Christina Staudhammer, a professor of biological sciences, sees a different kind of opportunity. Staudhammer, who has a Ph.D. in forest biometrics from the University of British Columbia, works to apply and develop […]

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A&S in the News: August 20-26, 2017

The Alternative Right ‘Very fine people’ or white racists?: ‘Alt-right’ makes moves into the mainstream: Al.com – Aug. 20 Fascination about the “alt-right” has swelled in recent days, following violence in Charlottesville, Va., and President Donald Trump’s suggestions there were some “very fine people” at the demonstration who’ve been treated poorly by the media … Two […]

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