Desktop News July 2016

UA Psychology Professor Receives NIH Research Award

From the July 2016 Desktop News | Dr. Ian McDonough, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, has been named a winner of the Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator Honors, a paper competition of the National Institutes of Health, or NIH. McDonough, an associate of the Alabama Research Institute on Aging, investigates the mechanisms underlying […]

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Professor Wins Best Film at American Black Film Festival

From the July 2016 Desktop News |University of Alabama theatre professor Seth Panitch’s first feature-length film, Service to Man, was awarded the grand jury prize for best film at the 20th American Black Film Festival last month. “We feel terrific about it,” Panitch said. “We were the only university-sponsored and supported film in the entire competition. […]

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Scholarships Matter: Destined for Dentistry

From the July 2016 Desktop News | Scholarships Matter is a series of stories highlighting students in the College of Arts and Sciences who have received and been impacted by scholarships. The student featured in this story is the recipient of one College-wide scholarship, the Lauris D. Graves and Jacqueline D. Graves Endowed Scholarship. Scholarships like these […]

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Twins Named Parker and Adam to Honor UA Program Where Parents Met

From the July 2016 Desktop News | Late one evening in the common room of the old Parker-Adams freshman dorm, Tracy Fowler sat struggling with her biology homework. It wasn’t her best subject, but, lucky for her, microbiology major Matt Hanserd was nearby and willing to help. “Biology was by far the worst class I ever […]

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UA Researchers Expand Opportunities with Upgraded Atom Probe Technology

From the July 2016 Desktop News | A new, powerful microscope recently installed at The University of Alabama will expand exploration into nanotechnology and geological sciences, helping research and spurring economic development. Earlier this year, UA acquired the newest generation Local Electron Atom Probe, or LEAP. This microscope shows researchers the location and distribution of atoms in […]

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UA Researcher Studies Cuba’s Coastal Forests in Anticipation of Tourism Increase

From the July 2016 Desktop News | With the 1960 trade embargo on Cuba expected to be weakened if not lifted—President Barack Obama called for the embargo’s end at his final State of the Union address—the large Caribbean island is preparing for an influx of American tourists. There’s little doubt that a surge of U.S. tourists would […]

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