Department of Biological Sciences

A&S in the News: April 1-7, 2018

Here, you will find local and national news that features faculty and students in the College of Arts & Sciences. Most recently, A&S has been in the news for Dance Alabama, Dr. Matthew Therrell’s flood research, and more. […]

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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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A&S in the News: March 4-17, 2018

Knap-In Knap-In features demonstration of ancient tool-making skills: Tuscaloosa News – Mar. 5 The ancient Native American art of making tools out of stone, bone or antler using only rocks will be on display this weekend at the 18th annual Moundville Knap-In. The event will be held Friday and Saturday at The University of Alabama’s Moundville […]

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A&S in the News: February 11-17, 2018

Opera Theatre Orchestra, opera team up for Valentine’s show: Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 12 As symbols of love, diamonds display facets. Like life, they derive from carbon, trapped under extreme heat and pressure, but once stabilized — metastabilized, in fact — to equilibrium, they’re among the toughest substances in the world … John Lennon and Paul […]

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A&S in the News: January 14-20, 2018

T.R.M. Howard On Martin Luther King’s birthday, remember also T.R.M. Howard: Washington Examiner – Jan. 15 As we mark Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday on Jan. 15, we should acknowledge the unsung contributions of earlier activists. Few deserve recognition more, or have received less, than Dr. T.R.M. Howard. (David T. Beito is a professor of history […]

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A&S in the News: November 26-December 2, 2017

Roy Moore Trump blasts Roy Moore’s foes: Politico – Nov. 26 For many Republicans who might have stayed home, the presidential argument could move the needle, said Richard Fording, a political science professor at The University of Alabama. “What Donald Trump does by weighing in like this is he helps them rationalize doing what they probably […]

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Comb Jellies Possibly First Lineage to Branch Off Evolutionary Tree

From the November 2017 Desktop News | A researcher at The University of Alabama was part of a new study that provides further evidence in support of a controversial hypothesis that a group of marine animals commonly called comb jellies were the first to break away from all other animals, making it the oldest surviving animal lineage. […]

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Where Art and Science Meet

Though Dr. Juan Lopez-Bautista, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, completed his graduate and doctoral degrees in biology more than 15 years ago, he is far from done with his formal education. Back in the classroom as a master’s student once more, Lopez-Bautista is now studying abstract painting in UA’s Department of Art […]

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A&S in the News: October 8-14, 2017

Mass Immigration By the numbers: Mass immigration still favors Democrats, especially on big government: Liberty Unyielding – Oct. 8 In the age of President Donald Trump, there are a few propositions that unite the establishment and progressive wings of the Democratic Party. One of them is that lots of immigration — legal and illegal — is […]

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