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Clam Shells Tell Ancient Story

Geologist Researches Climate-Induced Downfall of Advanced Civilization From the April 2013 Desktop News | Analyses of clam shells used in ancient funeral ceremonies offer additional evidence as to how climate change may have contributed to the gradual collapse of an early South American civilization, according to Dr. Fred Andrus, an associate professor in the Department of Geological Sciences. […]

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UA’s Othello Puts a Creative Twist on a Classic

  “I hate. I hate the Moor.” So spoke Iago during UA’s February 2013 production of Othello. From there, the show picked up speed, racing through each of Iago’s machinations to destroy the title character. “I wanted to transport the audience into the minds of Othello and Iago,” said director Seth Panitch, “so I turned […]

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Violence Unchained

History professor’s new book tells true story of pre-Civil War violence Django Unchained’s recent Oscar success has again put a spotlight on the film’s controversial subject matter, which depicts slavery in the pre-Civil War South with a high level of graphic violence. History professor Dr. Joshua Rothman says that while the violence in the film […]

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Gupta Named University of Alabama Distinguished Research Professor

From the March 2013 Desktop News | A College professor who is internationally known for his expertise in investigating thin films and nanostructured materials for use in information technology and energy applications has been named a Distinguished University Research Professor by The University of Alabama Board of Trustees. Dr. Arunava Gupta, a professor in the College’s Department of […]

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Sellbom Receives Early-Career Award

Professor receives prestigious honor for his contributions to forensic psychology Psychopaths fascinate the American entertainment industry. Films like Silence of the Lambs, A Clockwork Orange, The Dark Knight, No Country for Old Men, and, of course, American Psycho allowed audiences to peer into the inner workings of the psychopathic mind (or at least Hollywood’s interpretation […]

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Scholar Trudier Harris Honors Family with Endowment

Dr. Trudier Harris is one of the foremost African American literary and cultural theorists of today, and before her current post as a professor in the College’s Department of English, she had a 30-year career with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her scholarly career has taken her all over the world, and […]

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Lankford Publishes Widely-Praised Book on Suicide Terrorism, Weighs in on Recent Shootings

A recently published book on suicide terrorism by Dr. Adam Lankford, assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, has brought national attention to Lankford’s research in the area.   The Myth of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, and Other Self-Destructive Killers, has been hailed a “book to watch for” by The New […]

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Music and Dance Performances, Art Showcase to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of UA’s Holtkamp Organ

A two-story-high Holtkamp organ, with brass pipes extending to the ceiling, is the centerpiece of the Concert Hall in the Frank M. Moody Music Building on The University of Alabama campus. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the majestic instrument, an 86-rank, 65-stop Holtkamp organ that can fill the concert hall with sound with […]

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Art Professor’s Works Featured in New York Gallery

The work of Pete Schulte, an assistant professor of drawing in the College’s Department of Art and Art History, is being showcased in the exhibit “Pardon Up Here,” at the Luise Ross Gallery in New York City through January 12, 2013. Schulte is known for his nuanced pencil and pigment drawings on paper. This is […]

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Spanish Professor Receives Award from State Foreign Language Teachers Association

Dr. William Worden, a professor of Spanish and director of the Spanish program in the College’s Department of Modern Languages and Classics, has been named the winner of the 2013 Post-Secondary Award by the Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers. The award recognizes a top instructor of foreign language in the state. Worden will be […]

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