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UA Professor Featured in PBS Series “The Great American Read”

From the July 2018 Desktop News | Many titles are often cited as the quintessential American novel, including The Catcher in the Rye, Little Women, and Game of Thrones. But what is America’s favorite novel? A new PBS series, “The Great American Read,” takes viewers on a journey through America’s most prized books to discover which […]

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Play about Race, Basketball Wins Professor National Arts Grant

From the July 2018 Desktop News | Seth Panitch, professor of acting and head of The University of Alabama’s acting programs, was awarded a $10,000 National Endowment of the Arts grant to produce his upcoming play, Separate and Equal. He co-wrote the grant with Dominic Yeager, UA assistant professor of theatre, and developed the play with Lawrence Jackson, a choreographer and […]

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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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Dr. Memorie Gosa Named President of National Swallowing Board

From the June 2018 Desktop News | Dr. Memorie Gosa, an assistant professor in UA’s Department of Communicative Disorders, was recently appointed the president of the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (ABSSD).  Almost six months into this new role, she is working to expand the recognition of Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. The […]

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UA Professor Finds John Stuart Mill in the Margins

From the June 2018 Desktop News | More than a century after John Stuart Mill’s personal library was donated to an Oxford college, a University of Alabama English professor and a team of international collaborators are allowing a broader audience access to the history literally hand-written by Mill into the margins of his books. Mill, arguably […]

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Students Receive a Myriad of National Awards

From the June 2018 Desktop News | The College of Arts and Sciences is consistently at the top for students achieving national scholarships and awards. This year, 14 students from the college received tens of thousands of dollars to support their research, international travel, and internships. Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Environmental science major Raien Emery of Sheridan, […]

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