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UA Political Science PhD Student Wins 1 of 23 National Fellowships

From the February 2018 Desktop News | For some time, Cameryn Blackmore has held foremost in her mind a career goal of helping people in her community. Now that the American Political Science Association has named Blackmore a 2017-18 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Fellow for the spring cycle, she has the connections to network nationally and reach […]

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New Mothers, Affluent Areas Drive ‘Anti-Vaccine’ Sentiment on Twitter

From the February 2018 Desktop News | The anti-vaccination crowd is thriving on Twitter, where the negative sentiment clusters geographically across the United States, according to a recent study by an autism researcher at The University of Alabama. Dr. Theodore S. Tomeny, UA assistant professor of psychology, and colleagues used a machine-learning algorithm to examine nearly a […]

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Solving Galactic Mysteries a Few Minutes at a Time

  From the February 2018 Desktop News | A project led by an astronomer at The University of Alabama will use 12-25 minute gaps in the regular imaging schedule of the Hubble Space Telescope to get a better look at oddities found in the sky. Dr. William C. Keel, a professor in the Department of Physics and […]

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Team of UA Students Competes in National Cybersecurity “Capture the Flag” Competition

From the January 2018 Desktop News | The University of Alabama’s new undergraduate cybersecurity team competed in their first national cyber “capture the flag” competition involving virtual security simulations at financial firms. The competition, which occurred in October, brought ten teams from different areas around the United States to St. Petersberg, Florida. Each team competed in […]

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UA Chemist’s Work in Understanding New Materials Gets Boost

From the January 2018 Desktop News | Dr. Jared Allred, assistant professor of chemistry at The University of Alabama, was recently awarded a grant from the 2017 Early Career Research Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy to investigate properties of novel metal compounds and develop a new way to analyze certain aspects of these […]

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An Insomnia Label More Harmful Than Poor Sleep

From the January 2018 Desktop News | People who worry about poor sleep have more emotional and physical problems during the day than those who do not worry, regardless of how well either sleep, according to research conducted at The University of Alabama. In a review of more than a dozen sleep studies going back more […]

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Faculty Awarded NOAA Grant to Improve Tornado Warnings for Deaf

From the January 2018 Desktop News | The University of Alabama’s Drs. Jason C. Senkbeil and Darrin Griffin have been awarded a grant of $251,850 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study how tornado warnings could be improved in their accessibility and comprehension by members of the Deaf, Blind, and Deaf-Blind communities. The grant will […]

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UA Scientist Helps Show How Earth Stops Tiny Particles in Their Tracks

From the January 2018 Desktop News | An international group of researchers, including several from The University of Alabama, measured the interaction between tiny particles, called neutrinos, that travel the cosmos and Earth. The findings, which carry implications for our understanding of physics and Earth’s core, were published in the journal Nature. Neutrinos are abundant subatomic particles […]

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UA Students Build Sculptures for Parks after Winning Art Competition

From the January 2018 Desktop News | In cities like Detroit, Miami, and Philadelphia, public art can be seen in commonly traversed areas without the need to step into a building. It undoubtedly contributes to the identity of a city. Soon, Tuscaloosa’s public art scene will be making a few new contributions of its own. About a […]

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UA Political Science Professors Publish Paper on Gender Bias in Supreme Court

From the November 2017 Desktop News | Drs. Dana Patton and Joseph Smith, both associate professors with The University of Alabama’s Department of Political Science, recently published their paper “Lawyer, Interrupted: Gender Bias in Oral Arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court” in the Journal of Law and Courts. The paper discusses the disparities in how male […]

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