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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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Personifying UA Values: Harris Receives Three Awards in One Month

From the May 2018 Desktop News | Dr. Trudier Harris, a University of Alabama distinguished research professor of English, is on a roll. After having just received the 2018 Clarence E. Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing March 2, Harris has now been selected as a recipient of the 2018 SEC Faculty Achievement Award and has been named a 2018-19 Fellow of […]

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Horse Ballet? UA Professor Sheds Light on the Understudied Form

From the May 2018 Desktop News | Dr. Jessica Goethals, an assistant professor of Italian in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics,  was recently awarded the William Nelson Prize from the Renaissance Society of America for her 2017 article “The Patronage Politics of Equestrian Ballet: Allegory, Allusion, and Satire in the Courts of Seventeenth-Century Italy […]

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Grasping Antibiotic Resistance Goal of UA, Spring Hill College Project

  Dr. Jack Dunkle From the April 2018 Desktop News | A key to combating the rise of bacteria with resistance to antibiotics is grasping how bacteria ward off the drugs. With a new grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at The University of Alabama and Spring Hill College hope their study of a common […]

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Partnership Brings UA, Pakistan Researchers Together

From the April 2018 Desktop News | A professor at The University of Alabama is part of an international team performing geological research in northeast Pakistan aiming to understand where possible oil and gas deposits reside beneath the surface. Dr. Delores M. Robinson, UA professor of geological sciences, joined a researcher from Pakistan to discover potential […]

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