Conferences

New Thought on Black Holes

From the January 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Matthias Kaminski, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy recently teamed up with Nobel laureate Gerard’t Hooft and a group of other international theoretical physicists at the biennial Schwarzschild conference in Frankfurt, Germany, to discuss the mysteries of black holes. “Although astrophysicists have found convincing evidence […]

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Resisting Tuberculosis Testing

From the August 2016 Desktop News | When the rate of tuberculosis in Marion, Alabama, spiked in 2014 and 2015, killing four people and infecting more than 150 others, public health officials offered free testing and treatment to stop the outbreak—but few were willing to participate until monetary compensation was offered as an incentive. The resistance perplexed […]

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Evolutionary Studies Club to Host Conference Feb. 12-14

Darwin Day, an annual event hosted by The University of Alabama’s Evolutionary Studies Club, has evolved into the Southeastern Evolutionary Perspectives Society, or SEEPS, conference, which will be held Feb. 12–14 in room 227 of Lloyd Hall on the UA campus. The conference will have interdisciplinary speakers, a banquet, and a keynote lecture given by […]

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Founder and CEO of IntegraNet to Address McCollough Forum

From the January 2016 Desktop News | Larry Wedekind, founder and CEO of IntegraNet Health Systems, will be the keynote speaker for the 14th annual Susan and Gaylon McCollough Medical Scholars Forum on Friday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. in the Shelby Hall rotunda on The University of Alabama campus. The lecture and discussion will be […]

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Grant Writing Seminar Gives Graduate Students a Head Start

From the August 2015 Desktop News | Graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences will have a unique opportunity this month to hone their ability to obtain grants to support their research. Grant expert David G. Bauer will host a one-day seminar Aug. 22 to give graduate students tools necessary to be successful in […]

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Presenting Undergraduate Research

From the June 2015 Desktop News | Five undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences presented their research findings April 16-18 at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. The annual event, held this year at Eastern Washington University, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study. Arts and […]

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Ph.D. Students Get Their Feet Wet in Flood Prediction Effort

From the June 2015 Desktop News | Nearly 50 graduate students from across the globe have spent the last two weeks at The University of Alabama and at the Cahaba River learning about the tools and principles used in flood prediction as part of the National Flood Interoperability Experiment Summer Institute. The institute is being […]

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Evolution Conference Issues Call for Proposals

The Southeastern Evolutionary Perspectives Society is seeking proposals for papers, posters, workshops, performances, and creative activities to be presented at the inaugural meeting February 12-14, 2016. The conference will be held at The University of Alabama, and is open to evolution researchers and scholars at all levels. It will integrate natural science, social science, humanities, and applied evolutionary perspectives […]

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2015 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference

Posters filled the Bryant Conference Center on Tuesday as students across campus presented their research at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference. More than 700 students participated in the eighth annual conference. Oral and poster presentations were held throughout the day. Judges reviewed the posters and awards were given to the top presentations in each department. “I […]

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Investigating Climate Change

From the March 2015 Desktop News | Student Catherine King was one of only eight students nationwide selected to attend the United Nations international climate change conference in Lima, Peru, in December. King is a senior studying chemistry and chemical engineering at UA. Her role as a student delegate included interviewing world leaders and blogging […]

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