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New Woods Quad Sculpture Represents Both Math and Art

From the August 2018 Desktop News | As students explore campus this fall, they will notice Woods Quad’s newest resident: a 14-foot-tall, 1,500-pound white sculpture. The sculpture, created by studio art minor Paget Kern, is the result of a collaboration between the art and math departments in an effort to display math more visually on campus. “Math […]

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UA Astronomer Helps Discover Elusive Black Hole

From the August 2018 Desktop News | An astronomer at UA is part of an international team of researchers who found a mid-sized black hole, a cosmic oddity in observations of the universe. The finding, which demonstrates an effective method to detect this class of black holes, was announced recently in the journal Nature Astronomy. Two types of […]

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Professor Awarded Fulbright to Teach Romance, Gender in Greece

From the August 2018 Desktop News | Dr. Catherine M. Roach, a professor of gender and cultural studies in New College, recently received a Fulbright award to teach and consult about curriculum at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. The award was received as a part of her five-year appointment to the Fulbright Specialist Roster, for which […]

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UA Professor Featured in PBS Series “The Great American Read”

From the July 2018 Desktop News | Many titles are often cited as the quintessential American novel, including The Catcher in the Rye, Little Women, and Game of Thrones. But what is America’s favorite novel? A new PBS series, “The Great American Read,” takes viewers on a journey through America’s most prized books to discover which […]

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Play about Race, Basketball Wins Professor National Arts Grant

From the July 2018 Desktop News | Seth Panitch, professor of acting and head of The University of Alabama’s acting programs, was awarded a $10,000 National Endowment of the Arts grant to produce his upcoming play, Separate and Equal. He co-wrote the grant with Dominic Yeager, UA assistant professor of theatre, and developed the play with Lawrence Jackson, a choreographer and […]

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UA Study Seeks to Improve Miranda Right Comprehension for All

From the July 2018 Desktop News | Interacting with law enforcement has the potential to be stressful or frustrating for anyone. But for individuals with intellectual disabilities, these situations can be inordinately difficult. However, through a project funded by the Alabama Council of Intellectual Disabilities, psychology doctoral candidate Sydnee Erickson and associate professor of psychology Karen Salekin […]

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Disease Afflicting Frogs Becoming Deadlier

  From the July 2018 Desktop News | A disease-inducing fungus in amphibians worldwide could become deadlier as different genetic variations emerge, according to research led by The University of Alabama. Biologists tested the harmfulness of a Brazilian hybrid form of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, known simply as Bd or the amphibian chytrid fungus, as well as both […]

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Research Models How Deadly Virus Moves Among Pacific Salmon, Trout

From the June 2018 Desktop News | For the first time researchers studying a deadly virus modeled how it spreads to young trout and salmon in the waters of the Columbia River Basin, showing that migrating adult fish are the main source of exposure. The ecological modeling of the infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus, or IHNV, shows how […]

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