Desktop News June 2017

To Combat Coral-Eating Pest, UA Researcher Helps Find What They Smell

From the June 2017 Desktop News | A University of Alabama researcher is part of a team that identified genes used to communicate by a starfish that preys upon coral reefs, a promising discovery that could lead to efforts to repel the aquatic pest from sensitive reefs. The findings, published in the journal Nature, are the first insight […]

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Professor Receives Early Career Award for Psychopathy Research

From the June 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Andrea Glenn, assistant professor of psychology, was recently awarded the Jevon S. Newman Early Career Award by the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. The award is given every two years to two recipients who “show promise and productivity in the formative years of their career and who have […]

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Students Receive Fulbright, Boren, and Goldwater Awards

From the June 2017 Desktop News | Each year students from The University of Alabama bring in dozens of major national accolades, and, as the largest college on campus, the College of Arts and Sciences is the place most of those students call home. This year, College of Arts and Sciences students received 11 Fulbright Awards, five Boren […]

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Voice Professor Sings in India for Human Trafficking Victims

From the June 2017 Desktop News | Over winter break, Dr. Susan Williams, assistant professor of voice and classically trained soprano, didn’t travel to visit family members for the holidays or remain in Tuscaloosa awaiting the spring term. Instead, she hopped on a plane to India to perform in a series of concerts with Kolkata Classics. Kolkata Classics […]

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Couple Gives $25,000 for Veterans Scholarship

From the June 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Matthew Therrell, an associate professor of geography, and his wife Meganne Warner recently gave more than $25,000 to the Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama in order to honor the memory of Warner’s father, H. William Warner III, and enhance the educational opportunities of students who are veterans […]

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Professor Receives Award for Sleep Research

From the June 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Kenny Lichstein, a professor of in the Department of Psychology, is retiring in January after 41 years of practicing and teaching psychology, and to cap off his career, he’s been awarded the Peter Hauri Career Distinguished Achievement Award by the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, or SBSM. The Peter Hauri […]

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