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UA Professor Part of Team Building Brain-Inspired Artificial Intelligence

From the February 2020 Desktop News | How does the brain learn, store, and process information? This is the central question driving the MEMONET project―a group of multidisciplinary researchers whose goal is to study the brain and apply their discoveries to create a brain-inspired, spin-based artificial intelligence. Dr. Claudia Mewes, an associate professor of physics […]

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University Gallery Features Influential African American Photographer

From the February 2020 Desktop News | The University Gallery is celebrating the legacy of Alabama-born photographer P.H. Polk with an exhibit featuring enlarged and reproduced versions of his original works. Polk, one of the first African American photographers to gain national acclaim, was known for shooting his subjects in a strong shadow with sharp […]

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UA Professor’s Film Headed to STARZ for Black History Month

From the February 2020 Desktop News | UA theatre professor Seth Panitch’s feature-length film, Service to Man, will be featured in STARZ’s programming for Black History Month in February. The film follows white and black medical students communicating and working together during a time of great duress in the country, including the assassination of Dr. […]

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Got Internship Questions? We Have Answers!

From the December 2019 Desktop News | It may be getting colder, but it’s already time to start thinking about the summer. With so many internship, study abroad, research, work and other opportunities available to students, it can be stressful to think about the summer ahead. Experiential Learning Services is here to help students navigate […]

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UA Students Attend Prestigious Yale Bioethics Institute

From the November 2019 Desktop News | This past summer, UA senior Jordan Taylor and junior Caroline Krieger spent their time in the labs and lecture halls of Yale University discussing ethical dilemmas in the sciences at the Sherwin B. Nuland Bioethics Institute, a prestigious seven-week program housed in the university’s campus in New Haven, […]

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UA Physicist Named Distinguished Lecturer

From the November 2019 Desktop News | Dr. Tim Mewes, a UA physicist, was recently named a 2020 distinguished lecturer by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Magnetics Society, an international group of researchers and academics who study anything and everything involving magnetism. As the only researcher from the United States to receive this […]

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UA Physics Professor Receives $1.2 Million Grant from Department of Energy

From the October 2019 Desktop News | UA physics professor Dr. Andreas Piepke recently received a grant of $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore the fundamental questions that have baffled physicists for decades. Piepke and his team study neutrinos, a type of subatomic particle that’s unique for its lack of an […]

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Doctoral Student Selected for Prestigious Marine Policy Fellowship

From the September 2019 Desktop News | Geosciences Ph.D. candidate, Christine Bassett, was recently selected as a member of the 2020 class for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s highly-competitive Sea Grant fellowship links science with public policy, and pairs fellows with agencies and elected officials to […]

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UA Horn Player Receives International Recognition

From the September 2019 Desktop News | First-year graduate student Matthew Meadows has continued the legacy of Alabama’s French horn studio by placing second in the university level of the nation’s largest and most prestigious horn competition. Meadows, who is studying French horn performance, competed against dozens of other horn players from North America, Asia, […]

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