UA Physicist Awarded Prestigious Jefferson Science Fellowship

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 […]

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History Professor Publishes Biography of Alabama’s Bankhead Family

From the April 2022 Desktop News | Dr. Kari Frederickson, a professor of history at UA, recently published a biography about the Bankhead family, an Alabama dynasty whose influence spans generations of the state’s history. The book, Deep South Dynasty: The Bankheads of Alabama, explores over eighty years of history, and showcases the rise of […]

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UA Math Award Honors Distinguished Alumnus

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. […]

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Theatre Professor Performs at Women’s History Showcase

From the March 2022 Desktop News | Allison Hetzel, a professor of voice and acting in UA’s theatre and dance department, recently resurrected her one-woman show about Georgia O’Keeffe for the first annual Women in History: From Now Until Then showcase in Chattanooga, TN.  The show, Considering Georgia O’Keeffe, revolves around the famed modernist painter’s […]

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UA Mock Trial Team Earns Program Record Bids at Regional Tournaments

From the March 2022 Desktop News | The University of Alabama’s Mock Trial team is quickly making history, earning a program record of three bids to the next level of competition at this year’s American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournaments. The group, which consists of four competition teams (A, B, C, D), competed against dozens […]

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Art and Art History Receives CDC Foundation Grant to Promote Vaccine Education and Acceptance

From the February 2022 Desktop News | The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History recently received a grant to create innovative and accurate poster designs that will harness the power of the arts to engage audiences of all ages in overcoming COVID-19 and influenza vaccine hesitancy. With support from the CDC Foundation, […]

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Chemistry Professor Named to Prestigious ARCS Alumni Hall of Fame

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 […]

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Healthcare Professionals to Speak at 2022 McCollough Forum

From the February 2022 Desktop News | Medical professionals from around the southeast will address students at the 20th annual Susan N. and Gaylon McCollough Medical Scholars Forum Feb. 11 at Smith Hall.   The forum, designed to prepare students pursuing medical and health science professions, will begin with a lecture by Dr. B.L. Stalnaker, a doctor […]

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A&S Junior Creates Group to Combat Vaccine Misinformation

From the January 2022 Desktop News | In December 2020, junior biological sciences major and McCollough Pre-Medical Scholar Kyle Boden heard that a new vaccine was becoming available to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. He, like many others around the country, was excited by the prospect. But this was quickly dampened by the spread of […]

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Art Professor, Students Create Sculptures to Raise Funds for Children’s of Alabama

From the December 2021 Desktop News | Over the past eight years, art professor Craig Wedderspoon and his sculpture students have created innovative and unique sculptures to help Nucor, a steel production company in Tuscaloosa, raise funds for Children’s of Alabama. Wedderspoon first started the collaboration with Nucor in 2013, when Nucor approached him about […]

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