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Alabama Greece Initiative

UA Faculty to Discuss Collaborative Projects

University of Alabama faculty members who traveled to Thessaloniki, Greece, in May will participate in a symposium Oct. 22 in which they will discuss their ongoing collaborative projects with faculty at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The symposium is designed to inform and aid other UA faculty members in building relationships with potential collaborators at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

 The symposium will be held from 1:30-3 p.m. in room 205 of Gorgas Library and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Seven faculty members, led by Dr. Luoheng Han, senior associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, traveled to Greece earlier this year as part of the Alabama Greece Initiative, a long-term collaborative partnership between the two universities. They met with research partners at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, spending a day exchanging ideas about possible research projects with worldwide scopes. The Oct. 22 symposium is a direct result of those initial conversations.

The following faculty members will present during the symposium.

·       Dr. Juan Lopez-Bautista, professor in the department of biological sciences

·       Dr. Ibrahim Cemen, professor in the department of geological sciences

·       Dr. Andrea Cevasco, associate professor in the School of Music

·       Andy Fitch, associate professor in the department of theatre and dance

·       Dr. Luoheng Han, professor in the department of geography and senior associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences

·       Dr. Trudier Harris, professor in the department of English

·       Dr. Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers, associate professor in the department of modern languages and classics