Desktop News March 2018

UA Book Helps Solve 87-Year-Old Fossil Mystery

From the March 2018 Desktop News | In the world of paleontology, mysteries abound. Apart from questions about their makers, fossils sometimes create their own mysteries after they are collected. The 2016 University of Alabama Press book, Footprints in Stone: Fossil Traces of Coal-Age Tetrapods, recently helped solve a mystery at the American Museum of Natural History, […]

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Mock Trial Team Sees Continued Success

  From the March 2018 Desktop News | The University of Alabama Mock Trial Team recently earned two advancing bids at the American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournament, only a month after hosting the successful Second Annual Crimson Classic Mock Trial Tournament on campus. Despite being a young program, the Mock Trial Team has already experienced quite […]

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Civil War Opera Lands National Recognition

From the March 2018 Desktop News | The University of Alabama’s Opera Theatre won second place in the National Opera Association’s Opera Production Competition for its earlier world-premiere chamber opera production “Freedom and Fire! A Civil War Story.” The NOA is an organization that promotes excellence in opera education and pedagogy through its support of a […]

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UA Chemistry Professor to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Russian Academy of Sciences

From the March 2018 Desktop News | UA chemistry professor Dr. Michael Bowman is being honored for his leading-edge work at the N.N. Vorozhtsov Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry in Russia with an honorary doctorate. The doctorate comes from Bowman’s ground-breaking work in pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy and its applications to triarylmethyl, or trityl, radicals, which […]

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Professor Publishes Book on WWI with Oxford University Press

From the March 2018 Desktop News | Dr. Andrew J. Huebner, an associate professor of history, recently published a book with Oxford University Press titled Love and Death in the Great War. Through the use of real stories and letters exchanged between loved ones, the book delves into the intricate relationship between World War I propaganda and […]

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UA Professor Publishes Book to Advance Earthquake Research

From the March 2018 Desktop News |Dr. Ibrahim Çemen, a UA professor of geology, recently published a book, Neotectonics and Earthquake Potential of the Eastern Mediterranean Region, detailing his research on earthquakes in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Çemen, who specializes in structural and earthquake geology, said that the book grew out of a research symposium organized […]

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