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Chesapeake Bay Pollution Extends to Early 19th Century, UA Study Confirms

From the July 2017 Desktop News | Humans began negatively impacting water quality in the Chesapeake Bay in the first half of the 19th century, according to a study of eastern oysters by researchers at The University of Alabama. The work, published in Scientific Reports, shows pollution’s effect appears a bit earlier than previously thought. The study shows […]

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Ancient Clam Species Named for Emeritus Geology Professor

From the July 2017 Desktop News | A newly discovered species of an ancient chemosynthetic clam was named after Dr. Paul Aharon, professor emeritus of geological sciences at UA. Two European scientists classified the fossil clam as Archivesica aharoni in a scientific article recently published in the Journal of Paleontology. The paper was written by Dr. Steffen Kiel, senior curator at the Swedish Museum […]

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Breaking Ground in Dance through Film

From the July 2017 Desktop News | Upon entering Rebecca Salzer’s office, the first thing one might notice is a blue glass trophy sitting on her table. While lovely to look at, it also boasts an accomplishment earned by only a few UA faculty members each year. Salzer, an assistant professor of dance, received the President’s Faculty Research Award at UA’s annual Faculty Research Day which is […]

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UA Professor Featured in TLC Show “Who Do You Think You Are?”

From the July 2017 Desktop News | “Who Do You Think You Are?” This is the question actor Noah Wyle, known for his role in “ER,” set out to answer with the help of Dr. Lesley J. Gordon, the Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History at UA.  This popular television series follows celebrities as they search […]

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Professor Awarded for Work in Poland

From the July 2017 Desktop News | Anthropology and New College professor Dr. Marysia Galbraith recently returned from a trip to Poland, where she was awarded the Bronislaw Malinowski Social Sciences Award by The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, or PIASA, at the organization’s annual conference. Galbraith was honored with the award for her […]

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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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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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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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Co-Director of UA’s Center for Cuba Collaboration and Scholarship Retires

From the May 2017 Desktop News | Of his 32 years at The University of Alabama, retiring Spanish professor Dr. Michael Schnepf says that his last 10 have been the best. Since 2007, he has been at the forefront of UA’s ties to Cuba, serving as the director of UA’s Cuban study abroad program and the co-director of […]

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