The Fulbright Program has selected 13 University of Alabama students for various awards for the 2023-2024 academic year. UA was recognized as a Top Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Student Awards for the sixth time in eight years in February.
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Dr. William Dressler, professor emeritus at The University of Alabama, was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the most prestigious honors in science.
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Dr. Andrew Raffo Dewar, professor of interdisciplinary arts, was named the 2023 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award winner for The University of Alabama.
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Desktop News | February 2023 The University of Alabama’s Opera Theatre won first place in the National Opera Association’s Division II Opera Productions Competition. The program set out to tackle the challenging production, with its mature themes, of Tobias Picker and Gene Scheer’s Thérèse Raquin based on Emile Zola’s 19th-century novel of the same name. Dr. Paul Houghtaling, a professor and director of opera at UA, was overjoyed as he witnessed his students receive acknowledgement for their tireless efforts. The […]
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Desktop News | January 2023 Jake Dybiec, a biological sciences doctoral student, has obtained a paid fellowship from the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, an institution under the purview of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The fellowship will cover Dybiec’s rent and living expenses for the next two years, thus relieving him of teaching duties for these years. For 18 months starting from September 2022, Dybiec will be engaging in intensive fieldwork at Weekes Bay in Fairhope, Alabama. […]
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During the past academic year, Dr. Jack Dunkle and Dr. Bulent Tosun received national recognition early in their careers for leading-edge research that will advance knowledge and enhance the educational experience.
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From the May 2022 Desktop News | The National Academy of Sciences has named Dr. Tim Mewes a Jefferson Science Fellow for 2022-2023. The year-long program allows U.S. citizens in the fields of science, engineering, and medicine to work with the Department of State or the US Agency for International Development on foreign policy issues both in Washington, D.C. and overseas. “Dr. Mewes’ research on magnetic materials is world-class and his scientific achievements have been recognized on the national and […]
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From the April 2022 Desktop News | The University of Alabama Department of Mathematics honored one of its most distinguished alumni during this year’s Honors Week with the addition of a new award, the Louis Dale Medal in Mathematics. The medal is awarded to an upper-level mathematics student who displays excellence in their work. Dr. Louis Dale was part of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and received a bachelor’s in mathematics from Miles College before teaching mathematics in Birmingham high […]
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From the February 2022 Desktop News | When Dr. David Dixon was an undergraduate student at the California Institute of Technology, he was awarded a scholarship from the ARCS Foundation to help him with his tuition. Now, as a world-renowned computational chemist and Robert Ramsay Chair in the UA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, he has been named to the foundation’s Alumni Hall of Fame. The ARCS Foundation is a prestigious national organization committed to furthering science through the financial […]
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From the August 2021 Desktop News | Dr. Andrew Raffo Dewar, a professor of interdisciplinary arts in New College and the School of Music, was recently awarded two different Fulbright positions in one year: one as a Fulbright specialist in Bogotá, Colombia, and the other as a Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Toronto, Canada. Dewar, whose work as a composer, performer, and ethnomusicologist has allowed him to create and study the intersections of art, music and culture, will work in […]
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